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Old 08-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #26
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It looks like he won't be doing much this year. He'll probably make the team because they are not ready to give up on him but it's not looking like he's going to be that special MLB that Al Wilson was. We need to draft a stud in the middle next year.............period!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #27
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Hopefully that he will do good in practice but who knows as there are other people out there wanting his job.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #28
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #29
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It looks like he won't be doing much this year. He'll probably make the team because they are not ready to give up on him but it's not looking like he's going to be that special MLB that Al Wilson was. We need to draft a stud in the middle next year.............period!!!
I've always believed that great LB's become great because they have really good DL in front of them, or they are just a super stud to start with..

Those guys are not going to be available much after about pick 20....

whereas the DL upgrade can happen back into rounds three..

Lets build the DL so our LB's are great..

you win it at the LOS ..if you LBs are making all the plays your DL sucks..
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #30
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I've always believed that great LB's become great because they have really good DL in front of them, or they are just a super stud to start with..

Those guys are not going to be available much after about pick 20....

whereas the DL upgrade can happen back into rounds three..

Lets build the DL so our LB's are great..

you win it at the LOS ..if you LBs are making all the plays your DL sucks..
I don't think it's that simple. Just because you have good DL doesn't mean you can throw scrub LB's in there and expect them to look like Patrick Willis. It really does go both ways. As much as a good DL can help your LB's, a good LB can really help out the DL also, and especially a MLB. Being on the DL you basically have almost no time to react to a play, there is a guy in your face blocking you the instant the ball is snapped. A MLB has that second or 2 and his decision on what he does, where he goes, is so important. He can see the right hole to shoot and hit that RB at the LOS, sometimes even behind it. He is the ultimate equalizer on the defense.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:15 AM   #31
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Still miss Al, our LB position has been weak for a long time.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #32
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Still miss Al, our LB position has been weak for a long time.
Me too.

Al was my absolute favorite Broncos of recent years.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:11 AM   #33
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He's been the 2nd Team SLB flanking Mohamed and Treviathian. I noticed him make a goal line stuff but overall he's relatively quiet. With that, a position like LB you think needs to shine during actual games so I'd reserve judgement. I remember in 2008, Woodyard was making a bunch of mistakes in practice but in the preseason games he was a beast- so we'll see.
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I don't think it's that simple. Just because you have good DL doesn't mean you can throw scrub LB's in there and expect them to look like Patrick Willis. It really does go both ways. As much as a good DL can help your LB's, a good LB can really help out the DL also, and especially a MLB. Being on the DL you basically have almost no time to react to a play, there is a guy in your face blocking you the instant the ball is snapped. A MLB has that second or 2 and his decision on what he does, where he goes, is so important. He can see the right hole to shoot and hit that RB at the LOS, sometimes even behind it. He is the ultimate equalizer on the defense.
Never said a scrub MLB would be a Willis. I said havinga great Dl will make a good MLB into a much better one. Having Willis in DEN the past three or four years he would not have been all pro. Behind our Dl.
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He's been the 2nd Team SLB flanking Mohamed and Treviathian. I noticed him make a goal line stuff but overall he's relatively quiet. With that, a position like LB you think needs to shine during actual games so I'd reserve judgement. I remember in 2008, Woodyard was making a bunch of mistakes in practice but in the preseason games he was a beast- so we'll see.
yah, this is where I'm at with Irving. I want to see how he does in actual games before I get too down on him. Some guys just do better in games than they do in practice and vice versa. It's like a light goes off when the whistle blows and they just have that "it" factor when the game starts.

Irving supposedly has good instincts and that is not something that can necessarily be coached up. You can coach a LBer how to read a play, how to tackle, how to position himself, etc. But you can't teach instincts. Some guys just have great instincts, they are always around the ball. Let's see if maybe Irving is this kind of a player.
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Still miss Al, our LB position has been weak for a long time.
Even his last couple of years with all the casts and broken fingers he was reduced to bit hits because he was unable to wrap up. Was a shell of his former self.

He was never a Willis but a good MLB. Hopefully we can find someone better for the future.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #41
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #42
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The guy who is hosts with Alfred Williams, has a blog and he stated Irving has been a major disappointment.
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The guy who is hosts with Alfred Williams, has a blog and he stated Irving has been a major disappointment.
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so, and you know more about how well Irving is doing?

So how is he doing?
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All I want is someone to post an example where a guy was expected to start and sat OM bench instead of starting immediately. Irving is done and a.pos bust. Cut him pronto. He is awful.
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