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Old 08-25-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Just heard on 104.3 The Fan, (so who knows how accurate it is) that Nate Webster has officially won the MLB spot. I don't know about the rest of you but I just see him over pursuing, not wrapping up and just flat out missing tackles....I'm a little concerned.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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Just heard on 104.3 The Fan, (so who knows how accurate it is) that Nate Webster has officially won the MLB spot. I don't know about the rest of you but I just see him over pursuing, not wrapping up and just flat out missing tackles....I'm a little concerned.
Niko would have had his own problems. The difference overall would be marginal regardless. Bronco fans just need to prepare themselves for that position to be below average and it won't get upgraded until next year via trade, draft or free agency.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
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Niko would have had his own problems. The difference overall would be marginal regardless. Bronco fans just need to prepare themselves for that position to be below average and it won't get upgraded until next year via trade, draft or free agency.
You're probably right but I just wonder whether Niko's problems wouldn't be less of a risk. At least he seems to know how to complete a tackle. Nate is always going to the big hit. I can think of at least 3 plays against the Pack that he just flat out missed and cost us the first down.
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Just heard on 104.3 The Fan, (so who knows how accurate it is) that Nate Webster has officially won the MLB spot. I don't know about the rest of you but I just see him over pursuing, not wrapping up and just flat out missing tackles....I'm a little concerned.
were they just reading the depth chart on the Broncos website?
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You're probably right but I just wonder whether Niko's problems wouldn't be less of a risk. At least he seems to know how to complete a tackle. Nate is always going to the big hit. I can think of at least 3 plays against the Pack that he just flat out missed and cost us the first down.
But I'm sure his flying helmet will nail an opposing player in the balls. Does that count for something?
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Bad either way right now, Webster really over pursues, badly, ending up out of position a lot. Niko is tentative and takes time to recognize plays developing, but he tackles very well. I would have rather gone with Niko because it seems like he just needs a bit more game time to correct his problem. Coaches must have seen something else. I really hope we draft Al Wilson 2 next year...
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I anticipate Niko will see his chance to start at some point this year and not because of injury.
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Frankly, I think I'd rather have Niko and WWIII in there, along with DJ. Woodyard's motor beats even Websters, and at least Niko can tackle.

But, frankly, I suspect that that's were we'll end up by midseason. I just hope Webster's deficiencies don't cost us games.
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Beyond Williams, the Broncos lack of talent/depth at linebacker is frightening. I see it as a bigger issue than the pass rushing problem.
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Bad either way right now, Webster really over pursues, badly, ending up out of position a lot. Niko is tentative and takes time to recognize plays developing, but he tackles very well. I would have rather gone with Niko because it seems like he just needs a bit more game time to correct his problem. Coaches must have seen something else. I really hope we draft Al Wilson 2 next year...
I sorta feel that Niko has it in him to get over the tentativeness of a new team/system. I'd rather have solid tackling than the pure athleticism.
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were they just reading the depth chart on the Broncos website?
Apparently Nate was told by Mike Shanahan today that he won the job.
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Beyond Williams, the Broncos lack of talent/depth at linebacker is frightening. I see it as a bigger issue than the pass rushing problem.
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I sorta feel that Niko has it in him to get over the tentativeness of a new team/system. I'd rather have solid tackling than the pure athleticism.
Nate didn't win the job at a track meet he won it on the football field.

Barring an extremely poor series in the Dallas game, he's played WELL so far.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:21 PM   #22
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Well, let's get ready for some helmet popping hits and over-celebrations.

If Prater keeps kicking touchbacks, it will help compensate for some of Nate's missed tackles.
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Wow between Colbert and Niko it seems as if our two biggest free agent acquisitions are looking pretty weak. Anyone know if Niko's playin special teams? He'd better be as a back up. Maybe he can help to improve that unit.
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They also posted this story on Denverpost.com

I will put $10 on Woodyard being the starter by week 9.
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