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Old 08-20-2013   #41
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If Tuggle, Jefferson and Braman make the roster ill feel good about our LB corps. If we go into the season with merci, brooks, trevardo and mont as rotation guys I'm going to probably need some hard liquor for Sundays this fall.
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Oh...and I'm not worried about the inside guys. Those guys are going to make some plays this season. Cush, mays and sharpton is a solid trio of inside guys. Dobbins is gravy.

I'm much more worried about the pass rush and Joseph. Jjo starting to look a little suspect. Not playing like a top tier corner. Season 1 was his highest point. Kareem has been better for over a year now.

Danieal hasn't been all that hot either.
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OLB's gonna be fine. Least of our problems. In fact the entire defense is going to be rolling this year barring injuries.

What kills the 2013 season if anything can kill it will be OL play.

(again, other than injuries. Injuries change everything)
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OLB's gonna be fine. Least of our problems. In fact the entire defense is going to be rolling this year barring injuries.

What kills the 2013 season if anything can kill it will be OL play.

(again, other than injuries. Injuries change everything)
What have you seen from Reed and Mercilous to make you feel that way? I feel this is the worst unit on the entire team
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Oh...and I'm not worried about the inside guys. Those guys are going to make some plays this season. Cush, mays and sharpton is a solid trio of inside guys. Dobbins is gravy.

I'm much more worried about the pass rush and Joseph. Jjo starting to look a little suspect. Not playing like a top tier corner. Season 1 was his highest point. Kareem has been better for over a year now.

Danieal hasn't been all that hot either.
When both Watt and Cushing get on the field together, the back end should look better.

At least, I hope so.
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When both Watt and Cushing get on the field together, the back end should look better.

At least, I hope so.
Maybe when Cush gets his 'game legs' back. He looked pretty rusty to me.
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Maybe when Cush gets his 'game legs' back. He looked pretty rusty to me.
Considering he just started doing team drills a little over a week ago I would say that was to be expected.
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Maybe when Cush gets his 'game legs' back. He looked pretty rusty to me.
He may have been 'football' rusty, but he had his quicks back. The 1st play had to knock a lot of that rust off, because he was pancaked.

I like he and Mays together working the inside. Another game or two together and they should be fine. The OLBs? Pffft! Haven't seen anything to make me feel any better than last season.
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He may have been 'football' rusty, but he had his quicks back. The 1st play had to knock a lot of that rust off, because he was pancaked.

I like he and Mays together working the inside. Another game or two together and they should be fine. The OLBs? Pffft! Haven't seen anything to make me feel any better than last season.
Yeah, somebody really knocked the rust off of him.
Cush needs to send the guy a thank you note.
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What have you seen from Reed and Mercilous to make you feel that way? I feel this is the worst unit on the entire team
To me, Reed looks more lean this year. He looks quicker to me. But he still plays plenty strong.

I think he's getting ready to have a really good year. Reed is so good against runs to his side. To me it looks like he's going to be better pass rush wise this year as well.

I wish I could see merciless though.
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Yeah, somebody really knocked the rust off of him.
Cush needs to send the guy a thank you note.


Welcome back, Cush.

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Saints just cut Chase Thomas. Anyone know anything about him? His pre draft info looked pretty damn good actually:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...5/chase-thomas

WOW! BRB wanted us to draft him in the 2nd round:

http://www.battleredblog.com/2013/1/...t-chase-thomas
If I were the Texans I'd take a long look at him, but I might move him to ILB where his lack of quickness wouldn't be such a negative factor for him. If his pass coverage of TE's, RB's, and zone coverage can improve then he'd be worth a minimum investment and possibly a year on the mystery IR bench or PS for development.

Overall, yes OLB worries me.
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He may have been 'football' rusty, but he had his quicks back. The 1st play had to knock a lot of that rust off, because he was pancaked.

I like he and Mays together working the inside. Another game or two together and they should be fine. The OLBs? Pffft! Haven't seen anything to make me feel any better than last season.
Nobody here is putting him, we are all Cushing fans here, but he's not back to
his top form, far from it, and it's going to take some time, maybe the 2014 season before we really see the player that began the 2012 before his injury.
It takes time.
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Nobody here is putting him, we are all Cushing fans here, but he's not back to
his top form, far from it, and it's going to take some time, maybe the 2014 season before we really see the player that began the 2012 before his injury.
It takes time.
Nobody said he's back to himself, but I think he'll be back to normal soon. And I call bullbutter on 2014. Cushing + football + contract year = Balls out
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OK, Rey. I'll try to get you into the trainer's room.
LoL..yeah...

That might be where I'd have to be to see him...
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LoL..yeah...

That might be where I'd have to be to see him...
And Sharpton in another week or two. Dude probably has his own table in the training room
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OLB is still a big question mark for me and probably will continue to be through the season. I think we'll see several players rotating through out the season until someone steps up. Hopefully, Reed and Mercilus will take the lead but at this point I don't have a lot of confidence in either and having a bunch of mid-round draft picks and undrafted free agents doesn't help the situation. Overall, I think the defense will struggle this year. Just too many question marks in a lot of critical areas.
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Saints just cut Chase Thomas. Anyone know anything about him? His pre draft info looked pretty damn good actually:

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