Little tidbit on Barwin

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  1. Farough

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    Just found this over on Scout.com, thought it was interesting and something I didn't realize

    http://notredame.scout.com/2/953982.html

     
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    Nice read. Thanks!
     
  3. Dutchrudder

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    Nice blurb! I hope we get to see Barwin coming off the edges more this year. If we get a good DT to help in the middle, you can expect Barwin's sacks to go up next year!
     
  4. m5kwatts

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    Don't forget, Tyson Jackson-Aaron Maybin-Larry English-Robert Ayers-Everette Brown, all these guys had played defense since their high school football days... Barwin? Only one season before playing in the NFL
     
  5. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I cant wait to see him next year. Hopefully he can get more playing time, and those totals should go up.
     
  6. Farough

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    It's amazing to see how well he's done for having 2 seasons at DE under his belt. I can't wait to see him after this offseason.
     
  7. wagonhed

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    You know what would be awesome?

    Barwin and Williams starting at DE. Smith taking Okoye's spot as the gap shooting DT. And then finally a good NT from the draft playing the 1 technique. I think that would be a special Dline.
     
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    3 down lineman? That's a scary proposition for someone who is going to be outmatched by 50+ pounds on every run play...unless you had some crazy LB group...hmmm

    You know what I'd like to see? Barwin the LBer. At least some packages where they line up Barwin-Ryans-Cushing. I think you can come with some pretty killer blitzes, you still have Smith and Williams at DE, the only problem is still that vaccuum at DT.
     
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    So, what do they need to fix DT? See my poll in the mock draft section.
     
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    Great Read. I was excited about this kid last year. Hes gonna be good.
     
  11. Lucky

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    Being a 3 down lineman is overrated. D-lineman are rotated often to keep them fresh. Barwin should stay off the field until he's needed most...passing situations.

    I would like to see the Texans go to some odd man fronts, with Barwin and Cushing standing up as potential pass rushers. I think Frank Bush might get a little more aggressive in his 2nd season as coordinator.
     
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    Great post, Farough. Thanks for that.

    Looking forward to Barwin's play with his rookie year under his belt. I bet he gets 9 sacks.

    Anyone for double digits?
     
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    We should get a a 4-3 NT type. He should look like this on the DL:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I Like It!
     
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    I agree with this. However, I'm also an advocate of finding ways to get our best players on the field, as I'm sure you are too. We've got a bunch of mediocre DTs but 2 big and athletic DEs and 1 very fast and athletic DE. I'm convinced Antonio Smith could play Okoye's position better than Okoye. And I want to see Barwin on the field more than just on 3rd downs because I think he has huge potential.

    Look at the Colts. Freeney is listed at 268 and Mathis at 245, and they are both 3 down DEs. Barwin's frame could easily accomodate 265-270 while still being lightning fast. Especially if we get a true NT to play the inside, I think Barwin can be a 3 down defender.
     
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    This just occured to me, and I'm not an expert so I'm not sure if it could work, but could Barwin possibly come in for Diles at WOLB for blitzes on 1st or 2nd down situations, having possibly Barwin and Cushing blitzing from OLB at the same time?
     
  17. ArlingtonTexan

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    That 's what Lucky was talking about for odd man fronts. You would essentailly either 5/2 look or with Cushing & Barwin off the line a 3-4 look.

    Cushing-Smith-Okoye- Mario- Barwin
     
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    That sounds awesome!
     
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    We played some 3-4 with Barwin as an OLB.
     
  20. keyser

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    That's pretty interesting - I had not realized that Barwin had done that well in terms of sacks, compared to the earlier DL picks. Stats aren't everything, but that is a pretty convincing one.

    I have never been much of a fan of picking Barwin, and I also didn't feel all that great about his first season - thought it was OK, but a little disappointing for our 2nd round pick (I was wanting more of an every-down player). But, it looks like I've been too harsh on him.
     

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