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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WilmingtonHeel, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. WilmingtonHeel

    WilmingtonHeel Member

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    We defiantly need to address this. 3-4 defense you think of big fast linebackers their suppose to be the heart of the defense. Shanle and Fujita are average players we need playmakers at this position. Saw some of the Indy and SD game. With Godfrey, Phillips, Foley Merriman can move around and play to his ability. He does have alot of players around him who can get to the qb. 3-4's are suppose to confuse the qb. When Peyton is confuse you know how the 3-4 suppose to work. Steelers have some good LB's as well. We have the weakest 3-4 LB's for teams running this defense.
  2. thssanders

    thssanders New Member

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    i agree. I was hoping to see burnett sometime soon but it looks like he's not ready yet. I'm not a big fan of fujita, but he did make that play against the chiefs that probably saved the game for us. I would just like to see burnett because he has so much more athletic ability.
  3. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Burnett is going to take Ware's job if he doesn't start getting it.
    Ware is the weakest link -

    James is a solid player. I think Shanle and Fujita should have competition brought in.
  4. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Nors...even you dont believe that....
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    ware isnt going anywhere...no pun intended
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Shanle is the weakest link. He doesn't come up and stuff the hole. He is not aggressive. He was aggressive early in the year when they blitzed him, but he isn't against the run. He also does a pooe job covering his zone. Ware has played poorly the last couple of weeks, but he has been one of the bright spots at linebacker.
  7. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    We need another big draft like we had in 05!
  8. WilmingtonHeel

    WilmingtonHeel Member

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  9. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    what must we defy?
  10. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    Burnett will go inside and replace the benchwarmer shanle, and we will draft a LOLB
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's the difference between adding a piece to a D that you are building compared to adding a piece to a D that is already built. San Diego's D was mediocre last year -- but they just lacked a pass rush. Or D was torn down and completely re-designed.

    You all need to adjust your expectations. I know it is hard but grown ups sometimes have to be patient.
  12. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    :hammer:
  13. WilmingtonHeel

    WilmingtonHeel Member

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    It's cool I'm a patient man that's why I've said in another thread we're another productive offseason away from really making noise
  14. K-DOGG

    K-DOGG Member

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    I agree that Burnett will go inside next to Bradie James and the Boys will pick up a veteran OLB in free agency. I think Ware will be OK if used properly in the future. He needs to be set free to chase the ball and attack, not run down the field chasing TE's!!!!
  15. ghettogandhi

    ghettogandhi Member

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    That is ridiculous- Burnett and Ware need to be on the field together

    ONE good thing out of that debacle was that burnett saw action and made plays -

    Kalen thornton will also help upgrade the linebackers next season but the inside backers are terrible and wouldnt even be in the league if they werent on our team

    Nors you comment is the weakest link- lol
  16. DezBRomo9

    DezBRomo9 Not enough blitzing.. Zone Supporter

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    KT will improve our LB corps. We need to either sign a guy like the Chargers' Foley although he wont be cut. I am really hoping Haggans (Pitt) or Colvin (NE) are let go. Those guys wouldnt be too expensive and they offer great pass rushing potential.
  17. ghettogandhi

    ghettogandhi Member

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    I dont believe Shanle, Fowler or Fujita will be on this team next year and we will draft at least one backer early -

    Don Capers would be a great fit as d coordinator- who wouldnt want to coach the talent we have on defensive with
    tnew
    glover
    spears
    ware
    williams
    ellis
    ferguson
    canty
    burnett

    wow
  18. DezBRomo9

    DezBRomo9 Not enough blitzing.. Zone Supporter

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    Yup. I think that we will go Oline in the first and a combo of WR, LB and Oline for the rest of the day. The LB we select will be a ILB due to Dat's injury recovery up in the air. Or a FA signing like Andra Davis.

    Our defense has talent but we need some Depth at LB and CB with Henry having a sore groin going into next year. His injury is what Im most worried about because if he doesnt rest it enough it will come back over and over. Burnett will most likely end up at OLB with Fujita being resigned, Singleton cut and KT will be Ware's backup.
  19. ghettogandhi

    ghettogandhi Member

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    agreed - andra davis would be nice and oline will be focus again- lets hope we dont waste more high pics on players like Gurode, Johnson, Jacobs and Peterman- they all suck
  20. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    Andra Davis signed a 5 year extension last week

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