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Old 02-07-2005   #21
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I still want a huge fat guy at the position. A sequoia tree stump type of guy. Look at the success Traylor is having with the Pats. 6-2 and 340. That is the size of the guy we need to play NT.
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Old 02-07-2005   #22
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yeah that is pretty big, hard to find a guy that big still athletic enough to play the NT position.
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Noseguard is a tough position . Theres not a lot of guys who want to play it . Those guys get a chop block every other play . I guess that explains the chronic leg injuries .

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Walker is not suited to play NT because his game is more like a one gap players game. I think he will bounce back and have a solid year next season on the end.

Traylor can play. He isn't just some 'fat guy'. You need great balance and need to have great hands to play on the nose. I've seen smaller guys do well and larger guys do well, and pure size doesn't have that much to do with being a good player. There are tons of 350 pounders out there but most of them can't play.
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I bet theres not a lot of colleges that use a true 3-4 defense . So how do you find a nose guard .
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I agree with Vinny that Walker's game isn't suited for NT... I don't see why Robaire Smith wouldn't be capable of being a good NT- He's certainly got the strenght and the size. I was surprised last season, when he wasn't even discussed as a NT option before Payne returned in good health.
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u guess the coaches figure he is suited as our DE, but i would like to see what he can do at the NT position !
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