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Love the video Joe! I have a feeling that all those QB hits that McCoy had last year are going to turn into sacks with this guy pushing the outside. Great first step to the draft. If we can get Bailey in the 2nd, our DL is set for years. Love it!
WeNeedDefense, I’m not quite sure what you expected out of that matchup. That was two 1st round players going up against each other and each one got the better of the other a couple times. I do know one thing though, I did see what would be called a sack / forced fumble in the NFL, along with a couple other QB pressures.
Damn near every LT in the NFL is a first round pick. McCoy and Price better bring there own pressure too. That and Rah needs to cut out that 3 man line crap too with all of our investments along the D line.
Did anyone notice Farely going to the Lions??? Holly crap! Teamed up with suh!!! WOW! And we get to see them in game 1!
“That and Rah needs to cut out that 3 man line crap too with all of our investments along the D line.”
Not happening anytime soon.
Joe was listening to Pat Kirwan on Sirius NFL Radio today and he was saying how virtually every defense in the NFL is a hybrid defense meaning some play three-man fronts, sometimes four-man fronts, sometimes two-man fronts and even no-man fronts.
Can’t remember who the quarterback was but there was a play Chucky showed that there were no defensive linemen with their hands on the ground. It was like there were five linebackers and six defensive backs.
I will say this, I watched an interview of him after a loss… the guy is a leader, you can just tell. He def ain’t a biotch in any way. He manned up and faced the press when he didn’t have to. Him and McCoy and Price will lead this defense for years to come.
I’d say that Carimi won the run blocking battle and Clayborn won the pass rushing battle. He had a strip. It definitely wasn’t a dominant performance from Clayborn by any means. But people forget that these guys will improve. The guy has a great motor, despite his somewhat slow get off. Hopefully Stretz and Millard can get GK, Price, Clayborn and the “missing link on LDE” to be a mean unit.
I wasn’t thrilled with the pick, but like I’ve said before, Dominik has earned the benefit of the doubt.
Joe, in regards to your response. I don’t have a big issue with running a 3-3-5 or or 3-4 in some 3rd down situations. What I want is for them to accumulate players for their base defense first before they try to get too cute with these nickel defenses. They need to be able to operate effectively out of their base first and foremost, then maybe they can start looking at some hybrid players.