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Old 10-19-2004   #35
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Originally Posted by georgewashington
there was even talk about him pushing babin for the starting spot. its funny how all of that talk died and how they could go from such high regards for him to not mentioning him. if they dont start using him soon he is going to start packing his bags for free agency, because many teams were interested in getting him last year.
He was always on the weak side. Babin plays the strong side. They play different positions.

Also, it takes the third year for most 3-4 OLB's to fully develop from the draft because they are all College ends converting to playing in space. Most of the great Steeler OLB's didn't start getting starting jobs till their second seasons. Most agree that OLB conversions are usually fully developed and have enough understanding to optimize their potential by their third season. Babin is in year one. Peek in year two. Have some patience.
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