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Expecting big things from Canty, Spears, and Ware

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Avenging Hayseed, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Avenging Hayseed

    Avenging Hayseed Interwebs fooseball expert

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    Really excited about the prospects of our young defense next year. Look for Spears to be a big tie em up kinda guy who eats blocks and holds the point. Ware, I think the sky is the limit with him. Really wanna see something from Burnett. But CANTY, I saw something in him last year that REALLY impressed me. The guy can flat out be a tackle machine which is no small feat playing D.L in a 3-4. The dude otta be called the COBRA with the way he plays. At 6-7 with a huge wingspan he plays pretty compact for a man of his length. Its almost like he baits the R.B/Q.B in. His compact style makes it look as if there is no way for him to get to the ballcarrier, then, like a cobra he uncoils that 6-7 with the long reach and he THERE to make the tackle. Think that explains some of the HUGE tackle numbers he put up playing the 3-4 at Virginia.
  2. Avenging Hayseed

    Avenging Hayseed Interwebs fooseball expert

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    He just has a way of making himself look small "compact" till the last second. Not easy at 6-7....LOL
  3. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    Also think he will be helped a lot by having Pasquolli (sp?) coaching LBs & even Kitchens (or is it the other new coach?) coaching inside LBs. Guys whose expertise are LBs & they should coach LBs. Same goes for other positions. Also, never understood why Zimmer had any other responsibility beyond DC.
  4. ghst187

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    I think someone who will surprise again next year is Ratliff. The guy actually plays a little bit like Canty and has an incredible motor and hunger. I like the attitude he plays with, same for Pepper Johnson. I'm not sure where Pepper fits in right now though...maybe takes over for Glover in the nickel?
  5. Avenging Hayseed

    Avenging Hayseed Interwebs fooseball expert

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    ....I noticed that right off with Ratliff. He's got a motor. Think he's gonna be a nice role player for years to come. Shame he got injured last year because he seemed to be progressing nicely...
  6. Avenging Hayseed

    Avenging Hayseed Interwebs fooseball expert

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    And I STILL dont care what anybody says LOL, im ALL FOR drafting Carpenter and playing him inside next to these other young up and comers. Think he FITS like a glove. The guy is 6-3 255. You cant look at where Carpenter IS NOW, gotta see him as what he will be 2-3 years down the road or so. I see him ending up a little over 260, To me that looks like INSIDE backer even in the 3-4. Dont want him covering R.B's on the outside but I do want him headhunting in the middle. Man you stick him next to Brady with Burnett and Ware on the outside and I think we have something. Everything Ive read on Carpenter suggests he's nothing if not versatile. Think he can easily make the switch INSIDE. In fact he already does have a LITTLE experience there, although not much. Think he has a high football IQ too, something needed on the inside.
  7. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all of this and esp the last line.
    In an ideal scenario, we'd trade down 4 or 5 spots and are still able to take Carpenter in the first. I don't see any other player out there, even in FA, that fits the ILB position so well as Carpenter would. 3-4 OLBs aren't all that difficult to find and I'd like to cut Singleton and grab Ayodele from Jax. We get younger, bigger, and more talented in a few quick swipes of JJ's pen.
  8. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    The play that really opened my eyes about Canty was one he made vs the Broncos....he did a super "swim" move and went directly to the QB....It's not the kind of move one would expect from a player this young...and it was done to perfection.

    Given his size, for a moment I had a Too Tall Jones flashback.
  9. Natedawg44

    Natedawg44 Active Member

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    Thats unless all our rookies have a sophmore slump like Newman did.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    the next charactor that mentions a sophomore slump will be SHOT DEAD.
  11. Natedawg44

    Natedawg44 Active Member

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    sophmore slump
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Hope you got your will made out- there is a 45-70 coming your way!!!
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    It is almost scary the young talent we have on the line now. Canty, Spears, Ratlief. Johnson might be good as well. We really are in great shape there.
  14. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Oh, if only! :pray2:
  15. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    i think the 06-07 season we will see Crayton break into the starting receiving group...just dont know whos gonna lose their pos
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I just hope it isn't due to injury.
  17. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    shinanegans!
  18. Natedawg44

    Natedawg44 Active Member

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    Hey I'm a pessimist its what I do.
    I get annoyed with all of the optimism this time of year.
  19. Big Country

    Big Country Rolling Thunder

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    Dude... Trade our #18 for both of Denver's first round picks... Then we'd have pick nos. 22 and 29...

    If Denver doesn't want to give up the other first for gaining 4 spots... then we can trade Glover for their third or a fourth round pick... That would give Dallas at least another first day pick or another beginning of the last day's draft pick... Glover would absolutley set the Broncos new D-line on fire, while giving Dallas some much needed drafting flexibility.
  20. Natedawg44

    Natedawg44 Active Member

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    Madden 2006

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