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Old 12-17-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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Should Arrington Be Rushed Back Into the Lineup? Should he move to DE

With LeMar Marshall filling in admirably for Arrington and LaVar still recovering from injuries, should he be rushed back into service? I for one think he should take the rest of the season off.

I've also been wondering whether we should consider switching him to DE. I know it sounds like a crazy idea, but it could work. Arrington had 11 sacks under Marvin Lewis while frequently playing DE. I know he's complained about his back hurting him when he rushed out of a three point stance, but should it be considered?

Lord knows he's got the speed. He's slightly undersized for a DE, but not by much. Jason Taylor and John Abraham are about the same size (both about 255 lbs), Plus, playing DE might limit his ability to hurt our defense by freelancing. Finally, we certainly need help on the D-line while our linebackers seem to be doing fine.

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Old 12-17-2004, 12:11 AM   #2
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Like everyone else I want to see LaVar back on the field, but benching him for the other games should be done. At least till the Dallas game (which we need a HUGE BLOWOUT!)

I don't know about DE. Seems like a waste of amazing speed to me, he can cover the field so fast it's great.

What about the skins switching to a 3-4 D. I'd think that could only help Greg Williams and his blitzes be even more successfull. However I don't know if Griffen is enough of a man-mountain to fill the nose-tackle role.
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
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I agree that a 3-4 package could be good. However, I really wouldnt want to see him at DE too much. I agree with Dasel, we need him to be roaming the feild and filling holes. Thats just my opnion though. If you put him in some packages, I wouldnt really be against that, but I just think he is naturaly a LB.
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:42 AM   #4
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I think he should stay at linebacker, because that is more his skill set, but his versatility adds a nice dimension for G. Williams. He can play Linebacker, then shift to DE, and he can even do some coverage as a safety (lord knows he's fast enough). It just allows more confusion for offenses to account for.
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:20 AM   #5
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Lavar def. shoudn't play in the final three games. Its just not worth it. Were not gonna to the playoff's. I would just sit him out. All this talk of lavar freelancing is getting a little blown out of proportion. Lets remember he was playing under george edwards last year, who had to be the worst d-coordinator of all time. He would do that under GIbbs and WIlliams. Trust me WIlliams is gonna make him a star. Becuase up to know he def. hasn't been.
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:52 AM   #6
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I was probably the biggest advocate of the 3-4 prior to the season. Now, I am the biggest opponent of the 3-4. Stick with what works; the 4-3.

I'd definately like to see LaVar as a DE on 3rd down passing situations.

I'm not sure LaVar's speed and mobility is best used at DE; he tends to use it to move away from the area that he is responsible for (as pointed out in the WP article). I think it could be better used at DE (where Marvin Lewis squeezed 11 sacks out of him).
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:59 AM   #7
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arrington's size and speed would make him an excelent 3rd down and goalline running back in my opinion
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:09 AM   #8
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I've always wanted to see Chris Samuels in there as running back. The guy is massive, but he's actually surprisingly fast, anybody know his 40 time?
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:16 AM   #9
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I've always wanted to see Chris Samuels in there as running back. The guy is massive, but he's actually surprisingly fast, anybody know his 40 time?
it's usually a second slower than most defensive end's he faces.
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:18 AM   #10
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If Arrington can play at full strength or at least at a level where he wont reinjure himself under game condition's he should play, he has as much to prove the rest of this season as anyone.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:04 AM   #11
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what about Clemons?

he has come in for a few situations and beats guys with his great speed. last game he ran around the linemen for a sack.

he is shawn barber undersized, but he has great speed. i would like to see him in there in a larger role.
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3-4??? OK, let's change the scheme of the NFL's number 2 defense so they have to learn new ways to play??? I don't think that is the smart way to go.
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:24 AM   #13
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If LaVar has been cleared by his doctors who are we to say if he should play or not?
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The same doctors that cleared him earlier in the year when he reinjured the injury, Matty? =p

We're worried about his health for next year, when it matters!

jcbr: We're oozing with talent at the LB position but somewhat weak at LB. Didn't Williams run a 3-4 in TN? Or am I confused with someone else?
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:57 AM   #15
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I dont know if the doctors cleared him or not but I know the trainers wanted him to wait one more week. Unfortunately for LA and us fans he had to pull an idiotic stunt and physically challenge the trainers to keep him off the field. The rest as we sadly know is history.

If everyone in the organization has signed off that LA is good to go then he should get out on the field and play like he showed us earlier in the season he so badly wants to do.
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