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Old 03-17-2010, 11:31 PM   #16
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:38 AM   #17
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:04 AM   #18
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^ No they haven't Tennessee ran a 4-3 and so did St. Louis and buffalo for fletcher's case.
Fletcher, who'll likely line up inside next to McIntosh (a restricted free agent), isn't worried about the defense making a big adjustment.

"I've played in a 4-3 and a 3-4," he said. "And some of the things we did last year (under retired coordinator Greg Blache) are related to the 3-4 concept."
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:07 AM   #19
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what I'm saying is he never played in a base 3-4 defense before. St. Louis ran a 4-3 the whole time fletch was there and buffalo as well ran a 4-3 the whole time he was there, what he means by playing in the 3-4 before is during games they would occasionally run it a few times, which really isn't that big of a deal. It's not like he was always in a 3-4 defense for a whole season, is what I'm saying.
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The 3-4 defense: "Last year some of our stuff was actually 3-4 principles and concepts. I played in this scheme in Buffalo, but we did it out of a 4-3. It's a defense I'm familiar with because Dick LeBeau was with us in Buffalo."



Read more at the Washington Examiner: Fletcher likes changes | Washington Examiner
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:14 AM   #20
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Solution for this year or for long term?

First off i don't think that Rocky is neccesarily undersized for a 3-4 ILB.
They are many 3-4 ILB around his same size:
Copper/Siler,
Brooking/James,
DQ Jackson(go terps!)+Barton+Maiava,
Scott/Harris

I think our ILBs are set for this season.

London will be the strong side ILB(buck) and Rocky the weak side ILB(mack).

Blades,imo, because of experience playing SAM and his short stocky frame is a natural fit as a 3-4 'buck' and would be capable back-up to London.

Henson, Robert comes from TCU where i believed they played a 3-4 and he has good size and speed and showed last pre-season that he hits with good pop i think he could step in at either spot but especially the 'mack' position.

The team was high on Young, Darrel last year a young LB with good size and outstanding speed (4.5)
Darrel Young*|*Villanova,*ILB*:*2009 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile

I got a text message today saying Darrell Young has changed his number to 36 and changed his position to FB
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:15 AM   #21
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I got a text message today saying Darrell Young has changed his number to 36 and changed his position to FB
Yeah, saw that too. Wonder what's that all about.
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I got a text message today saying Darrell Young has changed his number to 36 and changed his position to FB
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:39 AM   #23
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I personally would give Blades a shot. Rocky is more of an OLB guy. Blades is a clone of London fletcher, so can't use the argument of undersized LB. He has the instincts to play, and has basically been watching London and learning the last few years. Now, if someone is there late, 4th or 5th, then maybe. I really think we have quality players on our bench that could play. If Blades plays middle, Rocky plays OLB. I have always said give Chris wilson a shot. I think he would be a very good OLB in a 3/4. From what i here they are predicting Spikes will go in the 4th or 5th now because of his very slow 40 time, which is ridiculous. remember when they said fitzgerald wouldn't be an NFL receiver because he was too slow?? how did that work out! Spikes is one of those "football players" instinctive, aggressive, just freaking mean on the field. I would take him in the 3rd if he is there.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:45 AM   #24
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no way would i line up both fletcher and blades in the middle at the same time. you can have one undersized guy in there, but not two. i just dont see it going well.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:05 PM   #25
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Man this undersized LB thing pisses me off so much it's like I'm a little guy having to defend myself. Look, Fletcher and Blades are short. They are heavier than most LBs in the league. Fletcher close to 250 and Blades even heavier. Obviously height is important to shed blocks and whatnot but clearly Fletcher learned how to be extremely effective or else he wouldn't be the tackling machine he is. The only question about pairing these two inside is how good can Blades really be...if he can be as good as Fletcher we'll be very good.
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Man this undersized LB thing pisses me off so much it's like I'm a little guy having to defend myself. Look, Fletcher and Blades are short. They are heavier than most LBs in the league. Fletcher close to 250 and Blades even heavier. Obviously height is important to shed blocks and whatnot but clearly Fletcher learned how to be extremely effective or else he wouldn't be the tackling machine he is. The only question about pairing these two inside is how good can Blades really be...if he can be as good as Fletcher we'll be very good.
Actually, I think their low center of gravity would be more beneficial to shed blocks. I think that their lack of height would hinder them in coverage.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:36 AM   #27
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I personally would give Blades a shot. Rocky is more of an OLB guy. Blades is a clone of London fletcher, so can't use the argument of undersized LB. He has the instincts to play, and has basically been watching London and learning the last few years. Now, if someone is there late, 4th or 5th, then maybe. I really think we have quality players on our bench that could play. If Blades plays middle, Rocky plays OLB. I have always said give Chris wilson a shot. I think he would be a very good OLB in a 3/4.
I agree that Blades will have an home at SILB or 'buck' in a 3-4.
But, i don't think he's ready to supplant Fletcher and i don't think he's athletic enough to play WILB.
But, if you're talking about playing Blades as the SILB and Fletch as the WILB then that would make sense but i think the pairing of Fletch and Rocky would much better then the pairing of Blades and Fletch.
And i 100% disagree about Rocky.
Rocky role as a 4-3 WILL is almost exactly the same as a 3-4 WILB.
Both are 'protected' and rarely have to take on blocks from OG or FBs.
Rocky would essentially be playing his same position.
But, if you move Rocky to a 3-4 OLB then you're gonna have issues and they've already said that Rocky would play inside in the 3-4.
Agree 100% about Chris Wilson i think he would be a better fit for the LOLB position then Andre Carter.

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From what i here they are predicting Spikes will go in the 4th or 5th now because of his very slow 40 time, which is ridiculous. remember when they said fitzgerald wouldn't be an NFL receiver because he was too slow?? how did that work out! Spikes is one of those "football players" instinctive, aggressive, just freaking mean on the field. I would take him in the 3rd if he is there
I know right? I don't think there's anyway Spikes falls past Bellichick and Parcells after the 3rd round.
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I got a text message today saying Darrell Young has changed his number to 36 and changed his position to FB
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Yeah, saw that too. Wonder what's that all about.
Darrell Young moved to FB?
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Actually, I think their low center of gravity would be more beneficial to shed blocks. I think that their lack of height would hinder them in coverage.
Yes sir the lack of height is a much bigger deal for coverage.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:47 AM   #30
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I think OLB is a spot where we should look to add someone in the draft
but specifically LOLB its the one position in the tranisition to 3-4 where i don't think we have a incoming proven player/starter who is going to make an easy transition

-we have Carter who'll be moving from DE and the question remains how well he can make the transition (but i think he'll do better then people think, especially since it seems like Haslett is going to play to his strengths i.e. more pass rushing then coverage)

-behind Carter is Wilson who might actually be a better all around 3-4 OLB after spending last year as Orkapo's back-up at SAM (which is essentially the same position as 3-4 LOLB except with more coverage responsibilities) but he's still unproven
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