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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Davis is a good player but I think is too much of a tweener. I dont think Davis is the biggest need. If they want to get a safety then Ernest shazor from Michigan could be a good pickup in ...

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:55 AM   #1
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why thomas davis?

Davis is a good player but I think is too much of a tweener. I dont think Davis is the biggest need. If they want to get a safety then Ernest shazor from Michigan could be a good pickup in the 2nd round.

Davis is 6'1 226 with a 4.52 40
Shazor is 6-3 5/8 223 with a 4.45 40
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:48 AM   #2
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why thomas davis?

Shazor is a tweener also...
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why thomas davis?

Why do people call Davis a tweener.
I always thought tweener meant too small for this and too slow for that.

Thomas Davis is NOT too small to play LB. The combine had him at 6-1\" 231. Thats the same height, and 9 lbs HEAVIER than Ray Lewis weighed at his combine.

And at 4.54 40 he sure isn\'t too slow for SS.

From a different post of mine, and I will continue to cut and paste every time I hear TD is too small.

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Old 04-14-2005, 11:59 AM   #4
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why thomas davis?

all im saying is that saints are not good enough yet on defense to be getting \"tweeners\" in the first round.

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Old 04-14-2005, 12:06 PM   #5
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why thomas davis?

all im saying is that saints are not good enough yet on defense to be getting \"tweeners\" in the first round.
Although I generally agree with this sentiment. I\'d like to point out that Will Smith was considered by many to be a \"tweener\"
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:22 PM   #6
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Why is \"tweener\" considered to be bad? I always viewed the term \"tweener\" to mean one that can play multiple positions, due to size, athleticism, instincts, and/or skills.
Chris Gamble, who I liked alot, but most of you didn\'t, was a tweener. Terrell Suggs, Boss Bailey, and Andre Woolfork were considered tweeners. Dan Cody, DeMarcus Ware, Thomas Davis, Shawne Merriman...all tweeners.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:28 PM   #7
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I\'m sick of all this tweener talk. A draft prospect is either a playmaker or he isn\'t. Size, speed matter but not nearly as much as anticipation, quick decision making, and NEEDING to make a play do. I would take David Pollack over most of these players in this draft. He is also considered a tweener. Trust me, this kid will be a probowler. He eats, sleeps, dreams football. That\'s the kind of player the Saints need. I think Davis who played with Pollack is that type of player.
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why thomas davis?

I\'m sick of all this tweener talk. A draft prospect is either a playmaker or he isn\'t. Size, speed matter but not nearly as much as anticipation, quick decision making, and NEEDING to make a play do. I would take David Pollack over most of these players in this draft. He is also considered a tweener. Trust me, this kid will be a probowler. He eats, sleeps, dreams football. That\'s the kind of player the Saints need. I think Davis who played with Pollack is that type of player.
thank you..I hate the combine-all it really is designed to do is to differentiate between two similar players, but it ends up creating legends...but mostly creating busts. pick a footballl player over an athlete anyday-but I hear davis is a football player.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:36 PM   #9
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Davis is that type of player. According to the people I talk to, Davis was the leader for the Bulldogs defense, not Pollack. People that have the ability to step up and lead are a different breed, and we could use some on this team.
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Speaking of the \"tweener\" topic, here is a great article on it by John Clayton.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft0...ohn&id=2036976
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