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  1. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    He'll need to sit and develop behind a quality starter. I don't think he's a guy that can hit the ground running to be honest. Doesn't play with enough functional strength on the edge for my liking but he definitely has tools and should test pretty well. I'd take a flier on him in the later rounds. But it wouldn't surprised me if he was a priority UDFA.
  2. Around the NFL II - Even NFLier

    I seriously doubt the majority of the world agrees with you but hey, whatever helps you sleep better at night....
  3. Around the NFL II - Even NFLier

    This isn't basketball. The 'GOAT' talk in football just ludicrous. There are soooooo many tangible factors that go into a single player's success in football, it's incomparable to any sport. It truly is a team game. Alot of other players roles, skill sets, as well as coaching/scheme figures into way too much of a individuals success or lack thereof. Brady's probably done more with less in terms of his physical gifts, as well as not playing with any notable WRs besides Moss, than anybody I've ever seen. But I could never call him the 'GOAT' of QBs.
  4. Around the NFL II - Even NFLier

    The Rams aren't on the verge of a dynasty or anything. McVay/Phillips should always keep them competitive and in the hunt for sure, But they pushed all their chips to the middle of the table last off-season and they better hope it leads to a SB trophy. They'll have holes to fill this off-season. Suh, Joyner, and Fowler will all be FAs this year. Not to mention they have some young guys they'll have to make decisions on. They'll have to draft smart to keep this thing going. Sure Goff, Gurley, and Donald a great core to go to war with. But I'd be shocked if they were a team like the Hawks, who made it to back-to-back SBs.
  5. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Said it before and I'll say it again, best pure pass-rusher in the draft. His bend running the arc is insane. And his spin is very Freeney-esque. But he's a one trick pony until he can bulk up and add power. But man, would I love to have him and watch him develop.
  6. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Ferrell reminds me ALOT of Aldon in terms of being able to shoot inside as well as being quick and athletic enough get around the edge. Aldon's bull rush was a death blow to most OTs. Ferrell's isn't quite that stout but I can see similarities. Now would Aldon be the the prototypical Leo for this scheme? Not really...but he could hunt the QB as good as anyone from the edge. I think Ferrell is very similar in that regard. I think both have the ability to collape the pocket from the edge, in a multitude of ways. Allen's best case for going #2 overall is the Von Miller effect. The ability to play SAM in base and drop to edge in nickel. That type of versatility doesn't come along everyday and if he can be equally effective at both, that's a DPOY-type of skill-set.
  7. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Yes, I've made my stance on Ansah clear....dude is not a Leo IMO. And you can't trust him to stay healthy. We already have more than our share of players who are chronically injured. If you could get him on the cheap I'd consider it but I think that's very unlikely to happen. He'd be perfect in a place like Philly, with how Schwartz uses his D-Lineman. Just don't think he's a good fit for us.
  8. Broncos Hire Rich Scangarello as OC

    Good for him. Shanny really thought highly of him. Really no way for him to make that next jump to coordinator under Shanny so he had to go elsewhere.
  9. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Thornhill will be the talk of all the DBs.....kid can do just about everything at a high level. So glad Woods/Saleh get a chance to see his skillset, up close and personal.
  10. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Seems like a perfect fit really for this offense. Anderson has a lot of tools. Would absolutely love if he somehow ended up a Niner.
  11. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    I agree....looked slow out of his breaks and didn't seem to have that short-area agility to beat press-man consistently. Could develop but I just don't see it@this point. And I think physically, he's going to get mauled at the next level. He's built like a 14 year old girl... Samuels is a guy I really want to get a closer look at. Disappointed he didn't play in his bowl game. Really wanted to see him against that UVA secondary. He's built like a bigger Garcon but I question his long speed and burst. But he seems like a guy who could be a future Z in this offense if he can create separation versus press-coverage.
  12. Around the NFL II - Even NFLier

    I just don't understand how a guy flames out as a DC, goes to Dallas to coach the secondary, and then becomes a HC. Don't get wrong, he's a excellent DB coach. But as the head of a football team, this is a major reach imo...
  13. Around the NFL II - Even NFLier

    The NFL is such a copycat league, it's rediclous. Everyone looking for the next offensive guru. Thing is there are only a few true offensive guys who transcend. Most of these guys will flame out when it's all said and done. Guys like Andy Reid and Sean Payton have stood the test of time. Everyone is not meant to be a HC.
  14. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    Never heard Shanny nor Saleh say the SAM has to play Leo. It's more than one way to skin a cat in this 4-3 scheme. The SAM doesn't have to be a threat as a pass-rusher. That's definitely not how they used the SAM in Seattle. When they had Irvin, yeah they had him play SAM and Wright moved to WILL once Malcolm Smith left after the SB. That was the best way to get Irvin on the field with Avril. But Wright has been the SAM in that scheme for years and he is not, nor has ever been a pass-rusher, nor has he ever been tasked to play Leo. They had Avril, who was the Leo on every single down. It's all about your personnel. If you have a legitimate Leo, there's no reason your SAM needs to moonlight there. Look at how Bradley is running this scheme with the Chargers...how the the Jags are running it. The SAM isn't used the same way in every place... My point is not that Warner can't play the Mike. He's shown he can. But if you go out and get a guy like Hicks, I rather him play inside and let Warner be on the strong-side where I think he could excell. And not that he can't play WILL. Sure he could. But I believe a capable SAM in this scheme is much harder to find than a WILL. So if I see a kid who I think has the potential to play the SAM effectively, I'd much rather have him slide to the strong-side.
  15. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    True, Barr is the more ideal SAM as far as the ability to rush the passer. But it's not a requirement that the SAM in this scheme have the ability to rush the passer. It's a nice luxury...but not a really a necessity. As long as you can blitz, you can be just as effective. The Sam, first and foremost, has to be solid against the run and adapt in zone coverage...those are the most important criteria. Warner fits those characteristics. He could definitely play WILL also. One of the reasons I think he was such a good find was his position versatility. But I think his football IQ and his physicality is best suited for the strong-side in the long run, playing over the big-end.
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