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Only Freaks Wanted Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by BAT, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. ceerrece

    ceerrece Active Member

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    Can't he play the 1 tech position for us? i keep reading that he isn't a good fit for Marinelli's scheme but i don't understand why.
  2. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    here is my take, please someone else chime in: Nix would be a great one gap plugger but with no rush ability.They are called the "rushman" because all of the lineman
    rush or disrupt the back field. I kinda like Nix and like the idea of him jamming up the line for Melton to unleash.
  3. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Thanks for the like but before nit picking my adjectives why not watch some video of Nix? You don't like cat like agility, then listen to scouts who refer to his explosive first step, plus athleticism, disruptiveness, nimble feet, etc. it's okay to put away the negative nancy schtick every once in a while.
  4. Alexander

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

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    I have watched Nix and tried to like him, especially for this defense and I just can't. We will just have to disagree on his freakiness.
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  5. fishspill

    fishspill Well-Known Member

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    I see what you're saying. Marinelli's guys are all around 300 and shoot gaps for the most part, which is the basis for a lot of his success in the scheme. My opinion of Nix is he too can shoot gaps like a much smaller man and has some size (too much admittedly) to go with it. He needs to get himself physically more in line with what Marinelli wants to see, and I like to think he can do it.

    Plus, and this is a big deal for me, considering future turnover is vital with this team. If it's next year or the one after I doubt we have the same staff on board. It'd be nice to have at least one tackle in the mix with the body to flex to being an anchor in case we get a coach in here whose scheme needs one. Otherwise we're searching for that guy then and may be paying a premium.

    I believe Nix has this kind of scheme flexibility, but clearly I'm no expert and there could be other issues with the guy. Just an unprofessional observation.
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  6. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    understand your drift and if that were my angle I think I'd be for Jerrigan [IMO] Jerrigan has that flex also with a little bit of twitch.
  7. fishspill

    fishspill Well-Known Member

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    Anything I watched with Jerrigan he looked slow off the ball. Then people around here were saying that's how he was made to play in the scheme. If that's the case and the twitch is there then either of the two are fine by me.
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  8. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    Now to back up on your original assertion .Garrett wont be here.
    Iam thinking Jerry loves Red. I forgot the article but generally it said
    that the company is organizing for a longer term view
    Trying not to extend contracts and building through the draft.

    Jerry's made some pretty clear statements in regards to Red.
    Like" Garrett doesn't necessarily have to make the play offs to
    keep his job.Red seems pretty unfazed to me.

    I know this is maddening to some but I am just trying to follow
    the bouncing ball.
  9. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I agree. And what people fail to realize is that Nix was exploding thru double teams and into backfields at closer to 350 than 330 (his combine & pro day weights). Nix was playing, and excelling, in the 345-365 lbs range during his time at South Bend. And Nix is being compared to B.J. Raji, who many scouts thought was the best defensive player in his draft class. Both are disruptive run stoppers who display surprising explosiveness and agility for their size.

    Nix may not be the typical Marinelli pick, but I have no doubt he would be a good fit for what Marinelli likes his 1 Tech to do.

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