Thread: SharperImage Mock Draft 2013!!
04-25-2013, 11:06 AM #31
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And while the CB position is deep, there is a drop off of talent after the first three or four. So if one is there when we pick, I would be happy with grabbing them. Especially since we have another first rounder to use on WR/MLB.
My biggest concern is MLB - mostly because the talent level drops off SO much after the top three or four are off the board.Zeus wrote:
When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
04-25-2013, 11:09 AM #32
04-25-2013, 11:19 AM #33
04-25-2013, 11:24 AM #34
04-25-2013, 11:25 AM #35
04-25-2013, 11:37 AM #36
If they're gonna start labeling them ILB and MLB then they might as well start to categorize WR's into slot receivers and outside receivers. Those are more different than 3-4 and 4-3 inside 'backers.... or corners into cover 2 and cover 1 corners... or blocking TE and receiver TE... or pocket QB and scrambling QB.
Classifying 3-4 and 4-3 inside backers in one group is partly a way to cut down on all the position groups. Personally, I don't mind. Most MLB's will perform good in the 3-4 because of the similarities. It's when you go deeper into the players evaluation that you can sub-categorizing players. Just my thoughts
04-25-2013, 11:48 AM #37
You'll also notice some players labeled 'OL' when they played LT their whole college career. Doesn't mean they're going to play a position called "Offensive Line"... they play Left Tackle.Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.
04-25-2013, 12:21 PM #38
1. Gee, evaluation and projecting draftees are a fluid situation... guess teams should just quit evaluation players then. Oh wait, that's what the whole draft is about!
2. Now we're kinda getting out of the whole subject here!
Yes, interior lineman and outside lineman are quite different positions. Same as outside linebackers and inside linebackers are different (especially in the 3-4). You can still see some sites label them as just "LB".
.. but that really isn't the point. Point is that a middle linebacker is TECHNICALLY an inside linebacker. Calling a middle linebacker is technically not wrong. How can anyone argue with straight facts?
Types of Linebackers
ILBs are the linebackers in the middle of the field, positioned between other linebackers. The 4-3 formation uses one inside linebacker, while the 3-4 uses two.
04-25-2013, 12:33 PM #39
MLB refers to a 4-3 defense.
ILB refers to a 3-4 defense.
You can disagree, but you only prove your own football ignorance.
The Wiki answer is correct:: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linebacker
The terms middle and inside linebacker are often used interchangeably; they are also used to distinguish between a single middle linebacker playing in a 4–3 defense, and two inside linebackers playing in a 3-4 defense.
(PS - I've never heard of the site "iSport" but with writing like that, I see why.)Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.
04-25-2013, 12:55 PM #40
Ha ha I was gonna say... it's not what I would use as an official source, but it's definitely a source
While we're on that topic: Sorry, I don't want to offend you my friend, but then again, using Wikipedia is the ULTIMATE fail.
And again I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not the only one going off the original topic. You see, the difference between you and I is that I used "WE" as in "WE are getting off topic". If you didn't catch it yet: that includes me!
As for you claiming I have football ignorance then I recommend you read over the whole thing once more (seemed like you skipped a bit there). I have already stated that I recognize the term "inside linebacker" can be used in both circumstances. You are the one who proves your "ignorance" by up until now seemingly "accepting" the Wikipedia article (but not stating in your own words).