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Old 09-10-2013   #1
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Default What's up with Brooks Reed?

Brooks is starting to frustrate the hell out of me. He is not getting close to the QB to get sacks and I don't see him make plays in the running game.

I just don't get it. He was a badass during his rookie season 2 years ago. Towards the end of that season, he was exciting and looked like the second coming of the Claymaker. Watch the playoff game against Baltimore in 2012. The 2 players on our D that stood out were JJ Watt and Brooks. JJ stepped up his game and had an exceptional 2012 season. Where is the Brooks Reed from the 2012 Baltimore game? I miss him.
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

I don't understand why anyone ever thought he was a good pass rusher. He doesn't play big enough and can't shed blocks. The majority of his sacks his rookie year he fell into. He can play decent against the run (at best) but is awful in pass rush. And, as we saw last night, awful in coverage. Mercilus is 1000 times better as he can actually make moves and shed blocks to get to the QB.
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

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I've been hard on the olb's as anyone, but they looked good last night. Reed looks faster and more athletic than he looked last year. I was worried after game one last year about the pass rush from the outside.

I'm not worried after this game. The sacks will come.

I thought reed looked good in the run game btw. He was in coverage a bit too and had that nice coverage on the RB late in the game.

What exactly was it you saw that has you frustrated with reed?
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

I'm not worried about our OLBs either... YET.
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

I thought Reed was poor rushing the passer and in coverage. Offside penalty, too.
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

Reed is just rusty but he better get the rust out quick before Willie Jefferson takes some time from him. Reed is nothing to worry about....Sharpton is the only linebacker that I would be concerned with. Guy can't stay healthy to save his life.
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

he didnt make many if any plays but he wasnt horrible...just solid imo. We only had 2 sacks all night, Mercilus and Manning. SD wasn't letting us get there b/c they mostly utilized the short passing game. JJ spoke a little about it at the end of the game, but the front 7 as a whole just wasn't on the same page for much of the 1st half...preseason rust i think.
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

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he didnt make many if any plays but he wasnt horrible...just solid imo. We only had 2 sacks all night, Mercilus and Manning. SD wasn't letting us get there b/c they mostly utilized the short passing game. JJ spoke a little about it at the end of the game, but the front 7 as a whole just wasn't on the same page for much of the 1st half...preseason rust i think.
The sack by Manning, I believe, was due to Reed pushing the pocket, forcing Rivers to step up.

I also saw Reed beat Fluker off the edge, but he slipped at the last moment.
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I've been hard on the olb's as anyone, but they looked good last night. Reed looks faster and more athletic than he looked last year. I was worried after game one last year about the pass rush from the outside.

I'm not worried after this game. The sacks will come.

I thought reed looked good in the run game btw. He was in coverage a bit too and had that nice coverage on the RB late in the game.

What exactly was it you saw that has you frustrated with reed?
What frustrates me is that he doesn't seem to shed blockers too well. He seems to be just engaged with the opposing lineman and not freeing himself to get to the QB. That's what is bugging me.

Brooks was the guy I was most excited about from the 2011 draft. I have been high on the guy for a while so maybe I have unrealistic expectations of what he is and can be.
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Brooks is starting to frustrate the hell out of me. He is not getting close to the QB to get sacks and I don't see him make plays in the running game.

I just don't get it. He was a badass during his rookie season 2 years ago. Towards the end of that season, he was exciting and looked like the second coming of the Claymaker. Watch the playoff game against Baltimore in 2012. The 2 players on our D that stood out were JJ Watt and Brooks. JJ stepped up his game and had an exceptional 2012 season. Where is the Brooks Reed from the 2012 Baltimore game? I miss him.
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Did he even play today? I can't honestly remember him in a single tackle.
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Did he even play today? I can't honestly remember him in a single tackle.
He sucked today and mercilus wasnt much better. Watt gets doubled and tripled team, you would think our olb's would take advantage. Instead, they are slow dancing with the tackles and are just non factors.
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He sucked today and mercilus wasnt much better. Watt gets doubled and tripled team, you would think our olb's would take advantage. Instead, they are slow dancing with the tackles and are just non factors.
Mercilus was solid from my review Reed on the other hand is borderline invisible
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Did he even play today? I can't honestly remember him in a single tackle.
None that I can remember and I was focusing on him a ton while at the game. Willie Jefferson needs to get on the field. He has natural ability that Brooks doesn't. His long arms make him a poor man's Aldon Smith. Move Brooks inside or bench his ass
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Default Re: What's up with Brooks Reed?

Reed played OK today for a SLB. Unfortunately, Merci did a better impression of a SLB than a WLB today.
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