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News: DC: Scouting Report: New DT McClain Is Hard To Move

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  1. NewsBot

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    Terrell McClain Defensive Tackle, South Florida Height/Weight: 6-2/291 Drafted: Third round, No. 65 overall, 2011 NFL Draft by Carolina Games Studied: 2013 Seattle, San Francisco, New England and...

    Games Studied: 2013 Seattle, San Francisco, New England and Denver

    McClain lined up as a nose tackle in the Texans’ 3-4 defensive scheme last season, but I think he is a much better fit to play as a one-technique in a 4-3. He played some defensive end in the 49ers game as a reduced end, which allowed him to line up as a three-technique.

    The first thing you notice about the player is his ability to sit down at the point of attack. He’s a hard guy to move, knows how to fire his hands inside and control the blocker -- really quick hands. This guy plays with some lower body power, as well.

    He’s able to control the down blocks from the guard, or deal with the center one-on-one. I like how he is able to fire those hands, then you see him quickly look for the ball carrier -- active. Another thing is that he’s always working to get to the ball. He will play down the line and outside the tackle box. For the limited amount of snaps he got, it was rare that you saw him on the ground or stuck on a block. He makes a big effort and hustle plays.


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  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  3. snapper

    snapper Active Member

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    Marinelli Nickname: Deadweight.
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  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Well yeah! LOL!

    But I still appreciate the little bit of insight into the guy's game rather than the typical "He's not much of a name so he must suck" response that we got repeatedly yesterday.
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  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Never seen one of these that wasn't. Even the parade of clowns brought in on the DL, he was always boosting them up.

    I guess it is hard to be critical when Jerry Jones signs your checks.
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Ha! I didn't mean it a negative way. I usually use "spin," in place of say, "Broaddus' take," or something along those lines.

    Plus, this was a dead article in the Newsfeed Zone. Gotta add some diversity to the Fan Zone, occasionally.
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  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Yeah, as I said, I wasn't using "spin" in a negative way. It was just something to use to bump the thread after moving it to the Fan Zone.
  8. Risen Star

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    Well now I regret the like I gave you.
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  9. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I want mine back as well.
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  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    You can "Unlike" it, ya know... lol

    I do it all the time.

    Ditto to you, too. lol
  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I was not aware of that. Thank you. You just dropped to 1,785.
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  12. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Hes not that hard to move... Four teams in 3 years
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Wow. You don't mess around.
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Actually 1784. #sadface

    But I'm sure I'll get it back soon enough. All I need is one glass half-empty post and you're back to liking me again. lol
  15. Zimmy Lives

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    I don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm encouraged! :D

    In all seriousness, though, Broaddus calls it as he sees it and I respect that. He said Ware was not earning his chow last year I agreed. He also made some interesting comments (which I called him on and later got PMd by him) a while back concerning draft pick observations.

    My point is: Broaddus has been fired/released for his opinions before as a scout. I doubt he would say anything positive about any FA signing just to appease Jerry Jones. :p
  16. Zimmy Lives

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    There, you get a Like from me! ;)
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  17. Silver N Blue

    Silver N Blue Active Member

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    After reading this I felt Russell Maryland was manning the middle. Additional research leads me to believe it is just "George".
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    That one "like" has rejuvenated my spirit.
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  19. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Name? It has more to do with this, IMO:

    Carolina Panthers (2011)
    New England Patriots (2012)
    Houston Texans (2012–present)

    Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
    Tackles 20
    Sacks 1.0
    Forced Fumbles 0


    Screams three year deal.
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  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Drop it like it's hot, Drop it like it's hot
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