Carter in wrong position in this scheme

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by supercowboy8, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Look as his size and build. The guy has speed for being 245 but he cant handle the whole weak side flats. Look at Tampa Bay who had David at 230, and other teams that run the tampa 2 or tampa and indy years ago. Their WOLB were around 225. Carter should be playing Strong side and Durant should be on weak side. Thats were carter would thrive the best at in this system.

    Thats just my opinion.
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  2. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I agree with you. Carter is also much more effective rushing the passer when SAM is lined up as 9 tech than Durant IMO.
  3. tico

    tico Active Member

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    agreed, just don't want him to be proclaimed as a bust along with MO... what are we doing
  4. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I think Kiffin knows where to assign people.
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  5. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think we need to relax. Lots of young guys miss starts. For all we know, this could be a teaching moment or any number of things. It's not necessarily a sign that Carter is a bust. Lets just show some patients and see what happens.
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  7. JerryJonesMustGo

    JerryJonesMustGo Well-Known Member

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    Cater is more like 230 than 245
  8. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    He may be in the wrong scheme, but his size and build has NOTHING to do with it.
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  9. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps. My issue with Carter is he has missed assignments and/or is late on his assignments. It's much more mental than physical. So there is a positive to that (gets the mental parts solved and he can play WLB), but negative as well.

  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Patience isn't allowed on the Zone. Please refrain from trying to get folks to exercise some. lol
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  11. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    think about it though, Carter was drafted, and ideally suited, to play as a 3-4 backer, which was where he was thriving and turning into a budding star.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Carter played in both schemes at UNC and he played well. I don't think it's the 43. He was projected as a better fit for the 43 coming out.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    1 game and this is the reaction? lol..... This place is always good for a laugh
  14. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Yep I even remember the "experts" questioning if he would fit in are 3-4
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The mental aspect is the only reason he has struggled. It has nothing to do with his size. Guys with that combination of size/athleticism can play in any system.
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  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The only place you can go from pro bowler to scrub to pro bowler in a 3 game span.
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    People seem to live by the moment, Carter will see the playing field this weekend and has some added incentives to go out and show coaches he should be starting. The ball is in the players court it is up to Carter.
  18. DuceizBak

    DuceizBak Active Member

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    Carters play in San Diego definitely has nothing to do with the athletic ability.. He's probably faster than both of the safeties.
  19. kidcrook

    kidcrook Active Member

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    This might be a leap of faith but I feel the "benching" will force Carter to produce and make plays at a high level.

    Here's why.

    At the beginning of last season, Carter was expected to play well by all training camp accounts from coaches and players. For some reason, he didn't quite ive up to expectations when the season started and Garrett (and Jerry) made it known to the media that he needed to improve his play on the field. There was even a "battle" between Carter and Dan Conner as to who would start at ILB in Rob Ryan's 3-4.

    Then the Ravens game happened and Sean Lee, the other ILB and leader of the defense (or LB corps, if folks want to split hairs) went down with an injury and would be forced to IR.

    Bruce Carter then was forced to play Lee's position and take on his role out of necessity.

    Carter responded by playing his best ball as a pro and looked like an absolute beast. Albeit, for a short time. His play last year is what's caused folks to be disappointed in his performance early this year.

    I'm sure there are a few theories as to why he looks a little off.

    My thought is that he needed some extra motivation by way of being held accountable, similar to last year. He's playing the correct position for sure. He has all the tools to be an all-pro at WLB.

    This benching will bring a sense of urgency to Carter and prove to be the best thing for him. I believe we'll see a different player come Sunday and the rest of the season...fingers crossed.
  20. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    With his size and speed at his size, maybe he can carry the ball in short yardage situations LOL

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