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thunderkyss 05-07-2013 06:22 PM

NFL's best OLB
 
In your opinion, who is the NFL's best OLB?


Why?


Who's second on your list?

Rey 05-07-2013 06:28 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Von miller for me. Clay Matthews second.

I like their versatility. Excellent bringing pressure off the edge...good against the rum, but they still have the ability to drop into coverage and play well there.

Playoffs 05-07-2013 06:42 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
4-3 Von Miller
3-4 Clay Matthews

Overall Von Miller

Dutchrudder 05-07-2013 06:58 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
I think Demarcus Ware should be in the conversation too. Miller is probably the best all around though.

eriadoc 05-07-2013 07:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2162192)
4-3 Von Miller
3-4 Clay Matthews

Overall Von Miller

I guess people will probably disagree with me, but I think Cushing was a better 4-3 OLB than he is a 3-4 ILB. He didn't put up the sack numbers that a guy like Von Miller does, but he was used differently, and he created havoc all over the field. And he was just a rookie.

IDEXAN 05-07-2013 11:04 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eriadoc (Post 2162205)
I guess people will probably disagree with me, but I think Cushing was a better 4-3 OLB than he is a 3-4 ILB. He didn't put up the sack numbers that a guy like Von Miller does, but he was used differently, and he created havoc all over the field. And he was just a rookie.

Technically Cushing was formerly a SAM 4-3 OLB (before Wade arrived in Houston) while Miller currently plays SAM also in a 4-3, but they had different roles because Miller is primarily an edge-rusher which Cushing was not. Confusing enough ?

The1ApplePie 05-08-2013 10:47 AM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dutchrudder (Post 2162199)
I think Demarcus Ware should be in the conversation too. Miller is probably the best all around though.

I'd put DeMarcus over Clay as well, but I think Clay is getting a nice all around game going. We'll see how Miller does without Doom on the other side.

Mr teX 05-08-2013 10:55 AM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Miller- just an all around animal
Matthews-if it weren't for injuries he might be the best
Ware-soft against the run at time, age is catching up to him
Houston- had a nice season last year..up and comer

Trap_Star 05-08-2013 01:14 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
no love for aldon smith?

Playoffs 05-08-2013 01:26 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trap_Star (Post 2162336)
no love for aldon smith?

He's right there, but I want to see him perform without Justin Smith in front of him and not injured. I wanted Aldon over Watt in the draft.

Mr teX 05-08-2013 01:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Trap_Star (Post 2162336)
no love for aldon smith?

He wasn't an every down guy last year if i remember correctly.

ASidd_1990 05-08-2013 01:48 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2162341)
He's right there, but I want to see him perform without Justin Smith in front of him and not injured. I wanted Aldon over Watt in the draft.

:swatter:

Norg 05-08-2013 02:10 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Best of 2013 so farr


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CretorFrigg 05-08-2013 02:43 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Norg (Post 2162363)
Best of 2013 so farr


Anamanaguchi

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Guttstar

Lil' B

Lil Debbie

Love and Death

Korn

Dillinger escape plan

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Goatcheese 05-08-2013 04:26 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Jerod Mayo?

thunderkyss 05-08-2013 09:06 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eriadoc (Post 2162205)
I guess people will probably disagree with me, but I think Cushing was a better 4-3 OLB than he is a 3-4 ILB. He didn't put up the sack numbers that a guy like Von Miller does, but he was used differently, and he created havoc all over the field. And he was just a rookie.

I find it hard to judge Cushing as a SAM LB.... mainly because the line was so poor back then, he was asked to rush the QB more than he should & not like an 4-3 SAM would with a good OL.

We blitzed Brian Cushing, because we had to. Back then, I loved Antonio's passion & energy, but he wasn't getting it done & the inside of our line was...... lacking. It would have been intersting to see him play 4-3 Sam with a decent line, or just a better UT than what we had.

Fili 05-14-2013 08:28 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Aldon Smith is up there. Probably Von Miller. idk both are excellent at what they do.

Texecutioner 05-14-2013 11:25 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
DOn't be surprised to see James Harrison enter the discussion again if he's looking for one last pay day and he's fully buys into the coaching staff of wherever he lands. I'm not saying it will happen, but Harrison owned this position for several years and just recently started declining. He might be in a bad place mentally for all I know right now, but I don't think his body has completely broken down yet. Harrison could still potentially be a big factor for the right team

Playoffs 05-14-2013 11:57 PM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Norg (Post 2162363)
Best of 2013 so farr


Anamanaguchi

Foxygen

Grip Grand

Guttstar

Lil' B

Lil Debbie

Love and Death

Korn

Dillinger escape plan

We just got norged. :ahhaha:

TexansSeminole 05-15-2013 06:48 AM

Re: NFL's best OLB
 
I'd put my vote in for Ware for awhile and now Von Miller. Clay Matthews fits in somewhere there for about a year and a half.


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