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Old 04-11-2007, 08:28 PM   #16
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I would think it all depends on the kind of defense you're running. For us, I think we need a bigger line that can clog running lanes so the linebackers are more free to move around.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:30 PM   #17
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I would think it all depends on the kind of defense you're running. For us, I think we need a bigger line that can clog running lanes so the linebackers are more free to move around.
I think getting the best players always outweighs getting the biggest players, but a player can't be the best if he gets blown off the ball every play.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:47 PM   #18
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Size matters not when talking about DE. There are exceptions of course. If a DE is 5'8" and 230lbs it most certainly does. I do think that a DE has to be at least 6ft/250lbs and quick. Pass rush is all about speed and stamina. In the trenches the first man out of his stance generally wins. As for run stopping abilities, you don't pay DE to be run stoppers. You pay them to rush the passer, slow down the rush and cover against sweeps and reverses.

If Adams is a baller we should by all mean draft him irrespective of his size.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #19
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I think if you have strong linebackers it can take the sting off having a DE who may not be a run stuffer. If your LBs can step up and make tackles near the line of scrimmage you're in good shape. Sacks lead to turnovers and punts. Having good LBs and a 260lb DE who isn't great at run stop but can get 15 sacks- that's fine with me.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #20
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In most cases I think bigger DE are more balanced and successful in all aspects of D play. (run and pass) there are some exceptions, but its not the rule. I would prefer bigger, stronger DE that can win the majority of the front line battles. I think it frees up the LBs and safeties to be more effective in run support and blitzing. If you have a big strong DE than can do both, that limits what the offensive unit can do. Most of the time the team will help that tackle with a TE.

But, I am a strong believer the DE are only as good at the DT. If one of the DT requires a double inside, then the DE should be one on one. I dont think our DT's were getting double teamed too much last year. Joe has regressed and Griff didn't have a stong 06 like he did in 05. I hope he bounces back this year. That will enable to Rookie (Okeye) to play like a beast in the middle.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:38 PM   #21
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Well, let me tell all you boys the TRUTH. It DOES matter and girth is far more important than length!
I knew where this was headin. Darn....this thread went in the gutter guick.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:00 PM   #22
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Honest: Size Matters!!!!!
OK... please be a female... please be female.... please be female....

...not that there's any thing wrong with that...
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:17 PM   #23
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Ole Hessy is as female as it gets baby!
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:35 PM   #24
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No it did not. It was one silly comment.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:42 PM   #25
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Why does everyone get in fights with Hess? Or is it the other way around?
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:02 PM   #26
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Why does everyone get in fights with Hess? Or is it the other way around?

Everyone picks on Hess, you know that.
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:09 PM   #27
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Hess-

I hope you don't think I was picking on you. I'm always happy to talk football with Redskinettes. So please don't take offense.

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Old 04-15-2007, 07:29 PM   #28
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It's because I'm a woman among men... you all pick on me because I know more about football than some (I said some) of you!!
psh you better have said "some" woman...
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zOMG i was JK LOLZ !!!!11
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:34 PM   #30
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Re: Does Size Matter?

I think size up fron will help the defense. We spent a lot of money to go out and pick up London Fletcher so adding a big body up front will give us a better return on investment. Fletcher himself is small and if the d line is overpowered, fletcher will have no chance. I think fletcher is a great player and will be maximized if big bodies are in front of him. If we get Adams we also have a preety small DE on the other side with Carter. IF we draft Adams we might only be able to play Adams and Carter together on passing downs. A big body makes the most sense. I like Okoybi but Branch might just be what this defense needs.
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