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LB Depth- Is This A Concern?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TwistedL0g1k, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Very much a concern.

    It seems like every year we wanted to replace Lee and never really figured it out.

    For as long as it lasted, Wolf Hunter was stellar. Now, he too is a rubber raft in a big, deep blue sea of concern.

    I would like to see us sign what's his name from GB..

    You know..blondie, long hair..can't remember his name.

    Sign him yesterday. Start him with Lee, Hunter and we have something to cheer for.
  2. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    We got a logjam out there, and it's not like they are devoid of talent. I dont understand the desire to add Griffen.

    I'm not sure how they will utilize that stand up rush position, and how that may affect how many DE, or DE/LB types they may keep.

    I can say I'm excited about the possibility of Smith, Anae, Jelks, and maybe the JMU guy in that role.

    Should be able to show a ton of looks full of guys with rush skills if they so choose.
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  3. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    i'd like to see what this staff can get out of Chris Covington.

    Luke Gifford looks promising.

    DT Dontari Poe should make life a little easier for our LBs.
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  4. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    As long as you don't let your imagination scare you it shouldn't be a problem.
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  5. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

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    No, it's a strength.

    There's only two starters now, which will be LVE and Jaylon. Not many teams have as good of depth as Lee and Joe Thomas.
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  6. calicowboy54

    calicowboy54 Well-Known Member

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    Dont want Golden now that NYG slapped the UFA tag on him so we have to for-fit a comp pic
  7. Outlaw Heroes

    Outlaw Heroes Well-Known Member

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    The concern isn't with the depth. It's with the starters. Jaylon and LVE both took a big step back last year. On top of that, LVE is coming back from surgery. What looked like a strength heading into the 2019 season now looks like a trouble spot.
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  8. TwistedL0g1k

    TwistedL0g1k Well-Known Member

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    The problem is Lee has rarely stayed healthy for long, and LVE now has a history of serious spinal issues- a real problem for a linebacker!
  9. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    All depends on lve and lees health
  10. DanA

    DanA Well-Known Member

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    In terms of LB play I’m not worried. The ST contribution is a bit worrying though. We have too many LB’s that don’t play ST.
  11. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    I think this in inevitable
  12. TwistedL0g1k

    TwistedL0g1k Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there's any such thing as minor spinal surgery- especially for a LB who has to face a RB at full steam or a second level O-Lineman.

    Hope I'm wrong, but I'll be shocked if LVE lasts much longer in this league. His career could end on any play.
  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The Marinelli defense was a base 4-2-5. They played 4-3 less than 30% of the snaps.

    In that defense, having Lee and Joe Thomas as the 3rd and 4th LBs is better talent at those spot than average.

    The answer is known with regards to the new Mike Nolan defense.
    - He plays a multiple front defense and has often used 3-4 type of alignments, however,,,
    - He might use a DE like Randy Gregory at OLB.
    - Also, Anae is either a DE or pass rushing LB.
  14. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    We really don't have a certifiable mlb on the team. It's not lee. Not jaylon. LVE remains a big question mark.. hope we get it figured out.
  15. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Jaylon's health looks iffy to me too. Got worse as the year went on.

    I like our LB *depth*. Like Joe Thomas. Don't like our injury risk. But it is what it is.
  16. Williamsboys

    Williamsboys Well-Known Member

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    Is the linebacker position an area of concern?? Depends if Limpy, Gimpy and I'm in Pain stay healthy.
  17. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Forgot about Gifford. Pulling for him to surprise people again in Camp.
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  18. JBS

    JBS Well-Known Member

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    Anybody else worried about the depth of the OL?

    If Smith, Martin, and Collins go down..it's pretty bare back there
  19. DanA

    DanA Well-Known Member

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    At OT I am worried. I think we have excellent cover at guard. Only one of McGovern, Knight, Looney, Badiasz starts at centre.
  20. TwistedL0g1k

    TwistedL0g1k Well-Known Member

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    Low probability scenario you outline.

    On the other hand, it would be almost surprising if Lee stays healthy, and LVE is coming back from spinal surgery!

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