How screwed are we at LB now?

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  1. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

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    Losing Demeco we suddenly look really, really sketchy at LB.

    IIRC, we have Bentley, Adibi, Sharpton, and Nixon for depth.

    :eek:

    Pretend you're Bush, Kubes, and Smith - what do you do now??
     
  2. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I'm guessing Greenhouse will be re-signed on Monday.
     
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    nero THE zero Hall of Fame

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    I plug in Sharpton (assuming he can get healthy) and hope for the best.

    You also have a couple of days to make a trade; we could use help on all 3 levels of the defense.
     
  4. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

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    If you put in Sharpton, do you plug him in the Mike slot and let him make all the defensive calls?

    I'm not sure I trust a rookie to do that. Or Diles.

    Damn. Not a lot of great options here....
     
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    You give the play calling to Cushing, Use what you got unless you can sign sa good replacement
     
  6. Rey

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    Adibi and Bentley are ahead of Sharpton and they should be.

    Of course, it probably depends on who can get healthy the fastest, but I would not be surprised to see all three of them play if all of them are healthy.

    Diles is probably your new mike unless Bentley gets healthy enough to play.
     
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    Yes. All preseason the chatter was that he was drafted as DeMeco's back-up. I don't think he's done anything to lose that spot.
     
  8. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    According to the injury report:

    Bentley ~ Knee, doubtful, did not practice Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

    Adibi ~ Hamstring, doubtful, did not practice Thursday & Friday

    Sharpton ~ Ankle, probable, full practices all week
     


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    Who's "fat" at LB in the NFL? No one I can think of. I don't know of anyone you can trade for.
     
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    Hopefully, a bye week will help heal our injured players.

    Mike - Diles

    Will-Adibi (If healthy)?
     
  11. Koolaid Time

    Koolaid Time Drink Up!

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    How much of the Defense did Demeco call, or was he just the relay from Bush?
     
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    I think I would rather see Bentley or Sharpton at Mike and leave Diles at Will
     
  13. gtexan02

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    Honestly, Cushing has always stolen tackles from Demeco. He's just quicker to the ball.

    Losing Ryans will hurt us, but not in an extreme fashion. I honestly dont think we could get any worse.
     
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    DeMeco was the QB of the defense. Diles will shift over to Mike and do his best DeMeco impression but we're not replacing a pro bowler. Best case scenario Diles will do what he always does: Be a solid starter wherever the coaches put him.

    It will be interesting to see who emerges as the starting Will over the rest of the season.
     
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    Didn't Pollard take turns calling plays at one point in the season?

    I dont think Diles will automatically take over
     
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    It's not like we've been getting stellar LB play already. In fact's it's
    been horrible. If they play mediocre, it will be an improvement.
    The Colts are playing right now without THEIR MLB (Brackett) NOR
    their starting Strong Safety (Sanders/Bullitt.) I don't see that defense
    giving up 400yds/30points-a-week.

    I don't give a shit about their excuses. They just don't execute
    worth a damn.
     
  18. Norg

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    Wht do we do now well stick another guy in there

    But no one i think can replace Demco he was the QB of our D hopefully someone can step up
     
  19. Norg

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    bringing in a CB and now another LBer is a must right now IMO
     
  20. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

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    Or will it be Will-by-committee....

    This sucks.
     

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