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Old 03-26-2008   #21
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Waiting to be a victim of the numbers game.
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You are right about the combine time but at least to me, Abbate just doesn't look like a linebacker on top of not being all that fast. I'm pretty sure Wake Forrest ran schemes to funnel everyone to him to make the tackle. I've seen short, not necessarily fast guys flourish in the middle over the years so yeah, anything can happen. I'd like to see if Kubiak can turn into a fb too.
Wake did nothing of the sort. I'm a season ticket holder for the Deacs for the last five years, and Abbate is one our our all-time favorites. He ranged all over the field to make plays, and came up big in big games (see the game winning INT against UNC, the 15+ tackles in the Orange Bowl, etc). Abbate ran down RBs, hit WRs across the middle of the field, and generally made plays all across the field. His future with the Texans is at FB, though. He's not afraid to throw himself into the defender and plays with tremendous intensity and intelligence. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him wind up as our FB2 next year. I think he'll spend one more year practice squadding to gain experience and then make the team for 2009.
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I agree with that.....but isn't it said that he has a great motor? I thought I remember reading that after the draft last year. I know having a motor and being fast are two different things, but it is a good attribute. If the kid just won't quit, maybe he can earn a spot on ST, as some of you have said, and maybe he can turn into a servicable FB.

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