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Old 02-20-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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Defensive end Jarvis Moss will be taking a couple of steps back.

Now that the Broncos will use more of a 3-4 defensive alignment, Moss, the Broncos' first-round pick in the 2007 draft, has learned he'll be moving to outside linebacker in Mike Nolan's new scheme.

"They feel like it could be good for Jarvis, because he hasn't put on the weight you would expect a defensive end to have. And he's athletic enough to do it," Moss' agent, Pat Dye Jr., said Friday. "My sense is he'll be an outside linebacker and a big pass-rusher primarily."

The team previously had alerted Elvis Dumervil to the possibility of making the transition from a down lineman to a stand-up defender.

Moss has vowed to add 10 pounds this offseason while working with a nutritionist and strength coaches in Gainesville, Fla. But he has had difficulty moving north of the 255 pounds he carried at season's end.

The key challenge for Moss in his new position will be proving he can backpedal and turn in coverage. He has dropped periodically in zone-blitz situations in the past.

"We actually did some of that before the draft because the 3-4 teams obviously didn't see him as a defensive end in a 3-4 scheme," Dye said. "So the 3-4 teams put him through linebacker drills and he did fine.

"He's plenty athletic. My hope was at this point he'd weigh 265-270 and be a prototypical defensive end, but that hasn't happened. So this could kind of be a rebirth for him."

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Old 02-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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This just indicates that he's on borrowed time with this team. If he doesn't display an ability to play OLB he'll be gone as he's provided the team with nothing at Defensive End.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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bust-o-han, goodmans signed off on him and tim "clam chowder" crowder.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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Elvis is going to beat him out for the OLB spot and Moss will be looking for work next offseason.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:43 PM   #5
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bust-o-han, goodmans signed off on him and tim "clam chowder" crowder.
what are your thoughts on Cutler, Marshall, Dumervil, Sheffler, Kuper, Hillis, Torain, Royal, Clady, Larsen, and Barrett?
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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Wolf give it a ****ing rest.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #7
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OLB in a 3-4 is Moss' best chance. He's got a better chance of slimming down to be more athletic than he does at bulking up to try and hold the point.

They may not work out, but I'm a fan of both Moss and Dumervil as 3-4 OLBs.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #8
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You have problems man. Shanahan is gone. Grow up.


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Old 02-20-2009, 03:50 PM   #9
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Moss is under contract for a few more years. May as well give him a shot.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:50 PM   #10
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Wolf give it a ****ing rest.
I know. He b****ed when Shanny was here and is still b****ing now that he's gone!
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:55 PM   #11
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So the LB corp could be Doom(Woodyard), Williams, Larson, Moss (Bailey)

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Old 02-20-2009, 03:59 PM   #12
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Moss looks like a failed experiment. I'm not really sure why he'd pan out at LB in a 3/4. He's got no pass-rush moves at all. He's half the pass-rusher Elvis is.

That said, it's worth a shot. Throw him in there during camp and see if anything sparks. If not, get this guy out of my face.
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Moss and Doom playing OLB with Bailey and DJ @ inside... Holy **** we are going to need 3 solid D-lineman form the draft/Free agency.
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:04 PM   #14
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I actually like Moss at LB much more then I ever did at 4-3 DE. I wouldn't be surprised if he is better in space and against the run then Doom at LB.

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Well, why the f*&k not? The guy knows he has to get bigger to get better, and he simply decides not to. Worse, the training staff doesn't do anything about it. I swear we should have bounced the entire weight and training and medical staff this offseason, while we were cleaning house.
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bust-o-han, goodmans signed off on him and tim "clam chowder" crowder.
Stop b#tching, Moss was a Bates pick.
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Sigh. Okay, I have that out of my system now.
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Well, why the f*&k not? The guy knows he has to get bigger to get better, and he simply decides not to.
No, he has worked hard to put on weight. The fact is some people simply have trouble packing on weight, the same as there are some who have trouble keeping it off.

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Because Jarvis Moss didn't pack weight, most likely due to physiological reasons?
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:11 PM   #19
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Duh... Did anyone actually think he could play DE in a 3-4?
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:19 PM   #20
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I'm expecting Moss to get some picks this year, the QB won't see him since he essentially disappears when viewed from the side.

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I'm expecting Moss to get some picks this year, the QB won't see him since he essentially disappears when viewed from the side.

Ba dum cha!
He'll be the first player in history with double digit sacks and double digit INTs in the same season
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:21 PM   #22
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Well, as long as his agent says he'll have no problems with it...
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #23
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Although I'm not sold that Moss can play OLB in a 3-4 he is a much better fit than trying to fit Dumervil back there. Doom looked lost when he was asked to drop back in zone coverage last year, he also lacks the speed and stamina needed to play at a consistent level at that position.
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Let him and Elvis battle it out in camp to play JACK , hopefully one steps up.

I like DJ and Larsen in the middle.

We need a SOLB though.

And some safeties.

And a corner.

Defensive line, too.

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Although I'm not sold that Moss can play OLB in a 3-4 he is a much better fit than trying to fit Dumervil back there. Doom looked lost when he was asked to drop back in zone coverage last year, he also lacks the speed and stamina needed to play at a consistent level at that position.
Yeah, I'm a firm believer that if there was even a sliver of hope for Elvis as a 3-4 OLB, someone would have scooped him and his 20 sacks (or whatever he had as a senior) up long before we took him in the 5th.
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