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    Re: Linebackers

    "ejmat" wrote:
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    I think the LBs have played solid for the most part.
    Sometimes I wonder why they play a zone but obviously that's not my call.
    I am very happy with Napo's play thus far but I will stand up and say I still wish we would have trid for Donnie Edwards.
    The main reason is for his leadership ability and how well he knows the game.
    The next reason is the depth.
    I know we have DT and Farwell but that's pretty much as far as it goes.
    If one of the starting 3 goes down, I do believe the defense will be in a heap of trouble.
    I honestly feel like the key to the LB play so far has been Leber.
    He's a solid tackler with good range.
    And a tough guy, too.
    DT did okay, but a prolonged absence of Leber would be a big blow.


    I think Farwell is better than just a special-teams guy, so I'm comfortable with him getting minutes if EJ gets hurt.

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    I agree with you as far as Leber, Farwell and DT.
    No doubt there.
    However, if one of the starters gets seriously injured I think it will be a big problem.
    I think Napo, Leber and EJ have done great so far this year and I like them as the starters.
    Leber has taken over the leadership in the LB crew and has done fine.
    I was very worried about that before the season started.
    Let's call a dime a dime though.
    Those of us that have watched all the games has seen some problems over the middle in pass defenses.
    Timing patters have worked very well against the Viking defenses.
    True they did a lot better against Detroit but remember that was Detroit.
    Against Chicago and Buffalo there were lapses.
    It is much improved over the last several seasons but they still need work.
    I think when Greenway comes back next year and if we can keep the center of the team stable it will be a force to be reckoned with.
    For now they are doing fine but there's still learning needed.
    That's why I think picking up Edwards would be great for leadership and teaching.
    He knows the game so well and he's very solid.
    He would have also added the proven depth that's well needed.
    Also remember that Detroit has the best timing offensive coordinator there is, no one runs the timing routes better than Mike Martz, that's a fact.

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    Re: Linebackers

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    "ejmat" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "ejmat" wrote:
    I think the LBs have played solid for the most part.
    Sometimes I wonder why they play a zone but obviously that's not my call.
    I am very happy with Napo's play thus far but I will stand up and say I still wish we would have trid for Donnie Edwards.
    The main reason is for his leadership ability and how well he knows the game.
    The next reason is the depth.
    I know we have DT and Farwell but that's pretty much as far as it goes.
    If one of the starting 3 goes down, I do believe the defense will be in a heap of trouble.
    I honestly feel like the key to the LB play so far has been Leber.
    He's a solid tackler with good range.
    And a tough guy, too.
    DT did okay, but a prolonged absence of Leber would be a big blow.


    I think Farwell is better than just a special-teams guy, so I'm comfortable with him getting minutes if EJ gets hurt.

    =Z=
    I agree with you as far as Leber, Farwell and DT.
    No doubt there.
    However, if one of the starters gets seriously injured I think it will be a big problem.
    I think Napo, Leber and EJ have done great so far this year and I like them as the starters.
    Leber has taken over the leadership in the LB crew and has done fine.
    I was very worried about that before the season started.
    Let's call a dime a dime though.
    Those of us that have watched all the games has seen some problems over the middle in pass defenses.
    Timing patters have worked very well against the Viking defenses.
    True they did a lot better against Detroit but remember that was Detroit.
    Against Chicago and Buffalo there were lapses.
    It is much improved over the last several seasons but they still need work.
    I think when Greenway comes back next year and if we can keep the center of the team stable it will be a force to be reckoned with.
    For now they are doing fine but there's still learning needed.
    That's why I think picking up Edwards would be great for leadership and teaching.
    He knows the game so well and he's very solid.
    He would have also added the proven depth that's well needed.
    Also remember that Detroit has the best timing offensive coordinator there is, no one runs the timing routes better than Mike Martz, that's a fact.
    I'm not sure how it's a fact but remember the players are actually running it.
    He's just calling in the plays.
    My debate was actually against Chicago and Buffalo.
    I mentioned Detroit is Detroit.
    Martz is a good offensive coordinator but you need the players to execute.

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    Re: Linebackers

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    ...Also remember that Detroit has the best timing offensive coordinator there is, no one runs the timing routes better than Mike Martz, that's a fact.
    ;D, is it?
    Never trust Martz or any self-proclaimed genius (with the exception of =Z= perhaps).

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    Re: Linebackers

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "Mr" wrote:
    ...Also remember that Detroit has the best timing offensive coordinator there is, no one runs the timing routes better than Mike Martz, that's a fact.
    ;D, is it?
    Never trust Martz or any self-proclaimed genius (with the exception of =Z= perhaps).
    You can always trust in me.
    I will not lead you astray, as far as you know.

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    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "Mr" wrote:
    ...Also remember that Detroit has the best timing offensive coordinator there is, no one runs the timing routes better than Mike Martz, that's a fact.
    ;D, is it?
    Never trust Martz or any self-proclaimed genius (with the exception of =Z= perhaps).
    You can always trust in me.
    I will not lead you astray, as far as you know.

    =Z=
    That's true...Z will always lead you to the same place...the self-aggrandizing shrine that he has constructed for himself in his back yard!


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    Remember when the talk was how terrible our LB's were, and how they were average at best.


    The way they've played lately, if they continue to play that way, they could be the most underrated group in the NFL.
    All very solid, but with no standout superstars.
    But, in the NFL today, that appears to be a better way to go.
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    ... All very solid, but with no standout superstars.
    But, in the NFL today, that appears to be a better way to go.
    Sign Moss...

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    ... All very solid, but with no standout superstars.
    But, in the NFL today, that appears to be a better way to go.
    Sign Moss...
    I've got mixed feelings on that.
    Fun to watch, but it doesn't necessarily help win ballgames.
    I miss the rookie Moss, the guy with the chip on his shoulder who wanted the league to pay for not drafting him, who would do whatever it took to win.
    Unfortunately he's not that guy anymore.
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    "JDogg926" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
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    ... All very solid, but with no standout superstars.
    But, in the NFL today, that appears to be a better way to go.
    Sign Moss...
    I've got mixed feelings on that.
    Fun to watch, but it doesn't necessarily help win ballgames.
    I miss the rookie Moss, the guy with the chip on his shoulder who wanted the league to pay for not drafting him, who would do whatever it took to win.
    Unfortunately he's not that guy anymore.
    I didn't mean for the LB thread to turn into a Moss thread.
    I was just being sarcastic, because my comment was the polar opposite of your comment.
    I totally agree with your original statement.

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