Sharpton or Diles?

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  1. The Pencil Neck

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    I've heard some people say that Sharpton has been looking good. We all love our Zac but this is the way it works in the NFL...

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7138124.html
    We could be looking at a Sharpton-Ryans-Cushing trio of LBs by the 4th game of the season.

    We bring in Clark and Bentley and Sharpton is taking snaps with the 1st team.
     
  2. Rey

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    I'm all for it...If he's the best, then he's the best
     
  3. JB

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    Perhaps by the 5th game...

    But Kubiak has been quoted that Diles is very close to being a pro-bowl LB. Unless his injury really is serious or lingers, I do not see Sharpton winning the spot this year.
     
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    Make no mistake about it....Sharpton can RUN. He had a fast combine and has all the 'football' speed that you can want. Add the fact that he came from a pro style defense (much like Ryans). He actually reminds me of a quicker Diles.


    But of couse im biased.......
     
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  5. The Pencil Neck

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    Damn, math.
     
  6. 76Texan

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    Sharpton may not have the physical ability to match Ryans and Cushing, but I would say this: He's as ready to play as those two coming out of college.

    I didn't have the opportunity to watch much at all of Demeco in college.
    But I did watch a lot of Cushing. I said that Cushing needed more reps in coverage since he was asked mostly to play forward at USC and not dropping back much in coverage (he didn't look very sharp in those instances.)

    In the first game last season against the Jets, when we go to the nickel, it would be Ryans and Adibi in there.

    In 08, we played mostly nickel against the Colts; and when Adibi was healthy, he was in there with Ryans. He played very well in that game.

    I've seen Sharpton play well in the nickel.
    And yes, the Hurricanes did play Wisconsin in a bowl game last year.
    And Garrett Graham played well, but Sharpton also played well.
    (I would say Sharpton won that matchup just slightly).
    He also practiced against a good TE in Jimmy Graham (third round pick by the Saints).

    If we're going to play the Colts and Adibi can't play, Sharpton may surprise a lot of fans when he gets the nod. It's a possibility. The guy is a good solid all-around LB.
     
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    Thanks again 76, tried to rep but couldn't.
     
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    Coming from a guy who wanted Adibi to win the WLB spot last year theres just no chance that Sharpton beats out Diles. Zach really made a believer out of me and had an awesome year last season. I imagine what will wind up happening is we will try to resign guys like OD and Pollard and eventually we are going to have to let someone walk. Diles could be that guy and when it happens Sharpton will hopefully step in and not miss a beat.
     


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    If the injury isnt to serious, diles will be the starter.
     
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    Confidence boost? I think Diles is good, but he's nowhere near the Pro Bowl.
     
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    Typical Miami Hurricanes Linebacker they all produce. Ray lewis, johnathon vilma, DJ Williams, Jon Beason etc. I could go on and on with great linebackers from miami so i'm not shocked if he wins the job.
     
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    Diles has been playing pretty damn good these past few seasons, so unless Sharpton comes out and sets the world on fire I just cant see him unseating ZD.
     
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    My thoughts exactly! Dude will be a beast.
     
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    I think it's definitely Diles' job to lose. If Sharpton is all that, he'll get his opportunity to unseat Zac. Until then, he needs to carry the man's pads, and right now Zac Diles is the man.
     
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    Sharpton or Diles? This is a joke? Sharpton has more than just Diles to beat anyway...
     
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    Sharpton gets the start now same as Diles did and if I remember correctly Adibi, due to injury. For now Sharpton is not the LB Diles is but he easily can get there. We are beginning to see the fruits of smart drafting as many positions are facing stiff competition. Depth will get us where we want to go as our backups should beat their back ups. Some teams are going to get good players as Kubes works through this roster & begins to let players go.
     
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    Agreed. To me, this isn't even debatable. Diles played awesome last season and had as many, or close to, the amount of TFL's as Cush and D-Ryans. He comes out in nickel and dime situations, so that says a lot IMO.

    Like others have said, Diles has done nothing to lose the spot and Sharpton has done nothing to win the spot, yet
     
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    I'm not surprised by this...I mean, I can you go wrong drafting Miami and SEC players? lol
     
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    Diles goes down to a groin injury and who's running with the ones in his spot? Is it Clark? No. Is it Bentley? No. It's Sharpton. That's no joke and that's no speculation. That's what has already happened.

    I've heard that Sharpton's been doing well but I didn't expect him to take over for Diles when Diles went down. I didn't expect Sharpton to be getting time with the ones at this point. That being the case, I've got to wonder just how good this Sharpton kid is.

    It's a pick that had most of us scratching our heads. None of us had LB as a position with any need associated with it. So maybe they had this Sharpton kid rated so high that they think he can take over for Diles/Adibi.

    And I'm not saying that Diles hasn't played well or done everything asked of him. I'm just saying maybe Sharpton's going to be something special.
     
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    I think Adibi would've been Diles replacement, but he's got a groin too. Personally, if Adibi doesn't get his arse on the field and stay heathy he might be on his way out. I think Kubiak is getting a bit frustrated with him.
     

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