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Luda34 09-09-2013 06:27 PM

Lofton cover skills again
 
I hate to keep messing with Lofton but again this guy can't cover once the Saints defense get near the end zone. Why in the hell would leave Tony Gonzales when there in the red zone. I know Matt Ryan was trying to run but we had a player running to stop him.

|Mitch| 09-09-2013 06:30 PM

Re: Lofton cover skills again
 
I thought he did surprisingly well, with 3 and 4 safeties on the field it helped to protect him in coverage...

Luda34 09-09-2013 06:35 PM

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I agree Mitch but he's still the one keep getting beat by Tony and it pisses me off.

|Mitch| 09-09-2013 06:38 PM

Re: Lofton cover skills again
 
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Originally Posted by Luda34 (Post 525875)
I agree Mitch but he's still the one keep getting beat by Tony and it pisses me off.

We have no idea what his assignment was on that play. If I remember correctly it was him and a safety doubling Gonzo.

Maybe that's what he was supposed to do spy Ryan...

Halo 09-09-2013 06:38 PM

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He had a bad rap coming from Atlanta that he could not cover anyone.

Luda34 09-09-2013 06:44 PM

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Thanks Halo I wish I could find that.

Halo 09-09-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Luda34 (Post 525886)
Thanks Halo I wish I could find that.

This was from an NFL trade site where Tampa Bay was interested in him when we were too....
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Lofton is a very solid two-down player but is poor in pass coverage. The Bucís will still use Mason Foster in more of a limited role but this could end up being a pretty solid move for them
NFL Trade Rumors - Buccaneers Showing Early Interest In Curtis Lofton? NFL Trade Rumors - |

And falcons board...

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They are in for a rude awakening if they think he is a leader like Vilma. Or as good in pass coverage
Curtis Lofton = Sellout! - Around the NFL - Falcons Life Forums

Rugby Saint II 09-09-2013 06:59 PM

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Lofton's strong suit isn't his coverage skills.

jeanpierre 09-09-2013 07:09 PM

Re: Lofton cover skills again
 
F-it! Then let Humber play!

Keep throwing free agents and draft picks till something sticks; if Lofton would be better at the WILL, then move him and let the better player on the roster handle it...

Humber looks like he's matured into the roll, and he's definitely showed some wheels as well as some explosiveness in his tackling...

Halo 09-09-2013 07:28 PM

Re: Lofton cover skills again
 
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 525903)
F-it! Then let Humber play!

Keep throwing free agents and draft picks till something sticks; if Lofton would be better at the WILL, then move him and let the better player on the roster handle it...

Humber looks like he's matured into the roll, and he's definitely showed some wheels as well as some explosiveness in his tackling...

I've felt like that too because most of my life, besides the Dome Patrol years, we notoriously have poor or absent linebacker play.

In the last 90's, I screamed my brains out that we should have open try outs for anyone - free agent or UPS man - who could play solid linebacker. Always a position we do not nail, except for the Dome patrol era.

Problem is until this season, we haven't "drafted" defense into our team. We're always scabbing it through free agency.


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