Mario at OLB?

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  1. tulexan

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    Haven't seen anyone comment on this

    http://blogs.chron.com/gamedaytexans/2007/11/kubiak_praises_williams_should.html
     
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    Woah, never noticed that during the game.
     
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    Need Vinny to review the game tape and tell us if this is accurate or not.
     
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    I didn't really notice him line up as an OL either... But, just because the DE is in a 2 point stance, doesn't make him a linebacker... Heck, there was a time when many DE's came off the ball in a 2 point stance..
     
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    whoah, Mario a 3-4 LB....can you imagine?! :whistle:
     
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    We've got another active thread that goes into this topic, but I didn't realize
    Mario was "behind" the LOS as opposed to being on the LOS when he was upright at the time the ball was snapped.
    Now putting him at LB is a whole different thing, but then many argue he's really out of poisition as a 4-3 DE, especially on the weakside since he played strongside in college and because of his size is more suited for the strongside.
    But as an OLB in a 3-4, that's got possibilities. Course many say he should be a DE (with his hand down), in a 3-4.
    Take your pick ?
     
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    I didn't notice that . It may have some promise to it if true .
     
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    Richard Smith did something unconventional?? No way!!:gun:

    Freakin %$#@face. :bat:
     
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    I was listening to Kubes' show last night on 610 and they mentioned him lining up with his hand off the ground a few times. Kubes agreed that he seemed more explosive and that it was something that they would do more often.

    They never said anything about him lining up at OLB.

    Maybe they'll pull a Greg Ellis with him. That seemed to work out all right for the Cowboys.
     
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    I LOVE IT!! At least we're trying something different. I don't care if you put Kris Brown in at FS, just TRY something different from time to time. :texflag:

    I think we need to take advantage of the fact that Kalu can still do some damage, and move Mario around a little. They still have to account for Okoye too!
     
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    Sounds good. He can play a little like Jason Taylor. You never know where he will come from. If it works, why not. My buddy and I said maybe we could throw out some 3-4 every now and then. You have some guys who could play Dt and 3-4 ends, put Mario and Orr at OLB, and Meco and Greenwood/Clark at middle. Not every down, but maybe a few times a game.
     
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    BigBull for DC !!!
     
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    I'm all for trying things differently but to choose a Linebacker as the #1 overall pick?????
     
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    This is setting up us taking Chris Long this year in the first round
     
  16. awtysst

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    Lawrence Taylor was number 2 in 1981. Merriman was 12 in 2005. Vilma was 12 in 04, Urlacher 9 in 2000.
    If he excels and becomes the monster we thought, why not. I say put him in the best place to succeed. Its narrow minded to say that just because he is a number 1 he should not be a LB. Who cares where he plays as long as he contributes and makes big plays.
     
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    Your right

    At this point, he should only remain at the DE position or move to LT.:gun:
     
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    Actually, I think OMT has a point. There are certain players you just don't draft with the 1st overall pick. Williams was sold to us as the next great pass rushing DE. Those are hard to find. If he transitions into an average OLB, thats a failure. An OLB who is strong against the run is not worthy of a 1st overall choice. I bet Williams is horrible in pass coverage as well

    He has the physical gifts to be a success. Get some coaches who can actually utilize him in the role he was supposed to suceed at instead of trying to backfit him to make up for their poor schemes.
     
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    Yeah, but just because he rushes from a 2 point stance a couple times a game does not make him an OLB, And we all know that, and we all know that there is about 0 chance that Mario will be made into a full time OLB.

    It's just the same ******* people stirring the same ******* pot about the ******* 2006 draft; and I really wish it would stop.

    And why does it matter where he lines up, as long as he gets in the backfield and makes palys, or allowd others to make plays.
     
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    At this stage, if there's a crime, it's that he was drafted #1 overall, not that he may convert to OLB. Mario at #1 was probably a mistake, let's move on and get the most out of him.
     

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