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Old 10-12-2012, 12:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 2KBack View Post
So I'm curious which LB position you think should be addressed first. I can't help but think that if Mays was barely satisfactory in coverage the Defense would look much better. Buying an Extra second of time (or even a second in some cases) plays well into the attacking style they want to run.

I doubt Denver changes the kinds of players they use at WILL. We have a wealth of ball chasers that work best in space right now. Woodyard, Tevathan, DJ, even Irving seem to have similar strengths and weaknesses.

This puts me at a loss for the direction I feel they should go.
Good as he is, schematically selecting Miller and playing him as we have been (which IS to maximize his abilities) put us in a really ****ty spot. We have a player that is an absolute world beater within his role, but he's not transcendent of scheme (not to say he couldnt be, he certainly has the athletic skill set for it). He fixes our pass rush woes in spades, but doesnt address our linebacker woes over the middle (ie: he's a great player, but he's not solving issues like TE/RB coverage due to his utilization)

We can get two world-beater linebackers than make the consistent run stop inside their gap ALONG with excelling in pass coverage


We can compensate by playing 1 single high safety, dropping the other in the box to help pick up the slack.

So we need to either address the safety and linebacker position WITH A STUD (and by "A" I mean 2-4) or continue to flounder.

Wow, this post was walking on eggshells so the Von fanaticism doesn't freak the **** out. Again.
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