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Old 06-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Back in April 2007, a young Derek Wolfe had taken part in the Elite Skills Camp at Cleveland Browns Stadium, where he blew people away. Out of over 470 participants, Wolfe had the third-best overall agility performance. He was timed at 4.94 seconds in the 40-yard dash, produced a 475-pound squat, and logged a 4.64-second long shuttle. He drew considerable interest from Northwestern, Iowa, Georgia Tech, Army, Purdue, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Ohio State, but made up his mind to attend Cincinnati.

These were not the Bearcats of Sid Gillman (1949-1954), which brought in three conference titles and a pair of Bowl Game appearances over six seasons. Cincinnati didn’t have much of a defensive line when Derek arrived, ranking only 61st in the nation against the run with 143.77 yards allowed per game. While their team wasn’t that good in 2011 (finishing with only four wins), the line’s run defense, anchored by Wolfe, was ranked sixth in the nation, permitting only 96.23 yards per game in that category. The four victories does explain part of why he didn’t get as much national attention in the weeks before the draft, though. To take advantage of his talent, his coaches moved Wolfe everywhere along the defensive line during the season, even placing him as the nose tackle on third downs.

Despite that, he was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, a First-Team All-Big East selection at defensive tackle, and he was also named to five All-America teams. He was a Second-Team All-America selection at DT by the Associated Press and Scout.com, and earned a Third-Team All-America nod from Phil Steele Magazines - he was also a second-team honoree by SI.com and Yahoo! Sports. He tallied 70 total tackles, including 31 solo stops, along with six QB hurries, a pair of forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2011. He also had three double-digit tackle games, including a career-high 11 stops against Louisville. As far as durability, he started the last 38 games he played at Cincinnati without missing one.

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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Derek Wolfe, "I like to kick ass." Pretty good attitude. I think the question was, "Do you like to play DE or DT?"
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am really rooting for him; we NEED him. but Cincinnati plays whom?
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I think Wolfe will make plays for this defense and will be a player fans will root for despite the few fools around here, who are not much of a fan of this team IMO, who want to keep saying he's on drugs or whatever stupid crap.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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I think Wolfe will make plays for this defense and will be a player fans will root for despite the few fools around here, who are not much of a fan of this team IMO, who want to keep saying he's on drugs or whatever stupid crap.
he's been on drugs?
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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I think Wolfe will make plays for this defense and will be a player fans will root for despite the few fools around here, who are not much of a fan of this team IMO, who want to keep saying he's on drugs or whatever stupid crap.
I've never seen him play but he sounds like a Justin Smith type of player...
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Derek Wolfe, "I like to kick ass." Pretty good attitude. I think the question was, "Do you like to play DE or DT?"
Alfred Williams - "Do you like to rush the passer, or stop the run?"

Derek Wolfe - "I like to kick ass."
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
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am really rooting for him; we NEED him. but Cincinnati plays whom?
Derek Wolfe was Big East DPOY. Former Big East DPOY's...

1994 Warren Sapp
2001 Ed Reed and Dwight Freeney
2003 Sean Taylor
2004 Mathias Kiwanuka
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #9
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Alfred Williams - "Do you like to rush the passer, or stop the run?"

Derek Wolfe - "I like to kick ass."
He didn't even miss a beat in that answer too. I was laughing.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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Relax, mom. It's just meth.
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He didn't even miss a beat in that answer too. I was laughing.
Yeah, dude

Plus he can bench 475 lbs. 6 times, not bad...
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Relax, mom. It's just meth.
Are we talking Meth as in Menthol Cigarettes or Meth? This has been a hot button issue before on the Mane.
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Are we talking Meth as in Menthol Cigarettes or Meth? This has been a hot button issue before on the Mane.
Its worse than that, he likes Ghost Busters and watched the movie for the first time when he was 4 years old.... (he also has a time-share in Myrtle Beach).
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #14
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Nasty attitude can be a great tool on the field as long you don't take it too far as SUE did and ROMO did a few times.

This guy has size, strength, attitude and a relentless motor ...................this could be a real terror in the middle which we all know has been a consistent problem with our defense for years and years.

Bring it ............
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I'm excited to see the MethWolfe play.


Gotta love Requiem and Shananahan's artistic talent too...awesome work, fellas!



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Are we talking Meth as in Menthol Cigarettes or Meth? This has been a hot button issue before on the Mane.
I always refer to my menthols as meth. Anytime I'm outside a bar and there are some chicks around I offer them a nice refreshing meth hit.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #18
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Lighthen up people...

the METH WOLF nicknames hilarious, dont lie. His eyes are spread way too far from each other. He always has a blank stare on redneck, orgish looking face. He looks alot like the people Ive known or seen addicted to the drug. The resemblence is uncanny and thus....undeniable.

The nickname will probably will be unpopular, but it made me laugh.
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"While their team wasn’t that good in 2011 (finishing with only four wins), the line’s run defense, anchored by Wolfe, was ranked sixth in the nation, permitting only 96.23 yards per game in that category. The four victories does explain part of why he didn’t get as much national attention in the weeks before the draft, though."

Team was actually 10-3, Big East Champs and had a Liberty Bowl win over Vanderbilt (which will admittedly not get you much national attention), other than that I suppose Doc's analysis is pure gold.
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I'm excited to see the MethWolfe play.


Gotta love Requiem and Shananahan's artistic talent too...awesome work, fellas!



I get a chuckle everytime I think about the look of befuddlement that will no doubt come across Wolfe's face if the "MethWolf" nickname ever makes it to him.
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wtf does it mean when they put lard at the end of their blog titles?
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Most interesting thing this reveals to me is that JDR clearly intends to build a much bigger d-line. Makes me wonder about Dumervil's long-term role here.

Then again, JDR will probably only be here for one or two years like every other DC for the past decade.
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I saw that too and I have no idea.
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Most interesting thing this reveals to me is that JDR clearly intends to build a much bigger d-line. Makes me wonder about Dumervil's long-term role here.

Then again, JDR will probably only be here for one or two years like every other DC for the past decade.
Doom has to much talent as a pass rusher to just trade away cause he doesn't fit JDR's definition of what a d-linemen should look like...
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Most interesting thing this reveals to me is that JDR clearly intends to build a much bigger d-line. Makes me wonder about Dumervil's long-term role here.

Then again, JDR will probably only be here for one or two years like every other DC for the past decade.
In an ideal world we'd have Dumervil spending a lot of first downs on the sidelines, keeping him fresh to rush the QB on passing downs.

I can't see any DC not wanting a talent like Dumervil in their rotation.
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