Zac Diles

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  1. Maddict5

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    I thought it was interesting that kubiak said this about diles today since he rarely talks up guys and when he does hes usually right (schaub, daniels, pitts, mario the yr he broke out)

    since quite a few were talking about drafting his replacement for WLB in the draft.

    im biased since im a pretty big diles fan but the guy just seems to make nice plays despite not being on the field as much as cushing and demeco and i cant remember him making many mistakes. and i was very impressed with the way he won the job last yr- just off a broken leg & it looked like adibi (another guy i like btw) was pencilled in as the starter when zac was moved to SLB when cush got injured in TC last yr
     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Has any team ever had all their LB's be pro-bowlers?
     
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    I sure can't think of anyone.

    Zac Diles is the man though, he's been one of my favorite Texans for a while now. Definitely the most underrated guy on the team.
     
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    Saints or Giants maybe?
     
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    denver had 3 good lb'ers a few yrs back= al wilson, dj williams & gold. not sure if theyre al probowlers though
     
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    Zac Diles would have to play like a revelation in order to overcome the bias of playing alongside 2 pro bowlers.

    EDIT: If Diles Cushing Ryans and Mario all made the pro bowl and we still didn't make the playoffs I'd give up.
     
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  8. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    I don't think your 3rd LB can get enough snaps to put up Pro Bowl numbers in today's pass happy league with all the spread offenses.

    I think he's almost as good as L.Briggs though, so just because he has almost no chance of going doesn't mean he doesn't deserve it.
     


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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Thanks. I thought I remembered the Saints and Giants sending a bunch. Completely forgot about the Steelers..
    but I never liked them sunsabytches anyways!

    rep if I could.
     
  10. Lucky

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    I hear ya. But the Oilers-Steelers confrontations in the late 70's were epic. For me, football was never so pure as Earl Campbell (and his physical o-line) knocking helmets with the Steel Curtain. That made me love the NFL and I don't think it will ever get better than that.

    Edit: BTW, with Cushing not eligible for the Pro Bowl, 3 Texan LBs going is pretty much out of the question.
     
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    Amen bro!
     
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    Ah, yes. I hated those guys.

    Also the Ravens in 2003 (Thomas, Lewis, Boulware). Then again in 2006 (Thomas, Lewis, Scott).
     
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    Man, did I ever!

    Actually liked Bennett, but could not stomach Talley.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Diles. Completely agree that he's the most underrated player on the team (along with Leach). A lot of people were talking about trading him, getting rid of him, or drafting WLB as a need position earlier in the off season, and I was offended and hurt by that!

    I loved Diles play last year and although I don't think he is going to make the pro bowl, I'm thrilled to have him on the team and think he is part of the solution on defense, not part of the problem. I do like Adibi as well.
     
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    All the Diles haters can suck it! Our coaches love this kid and he going to be cemented at WLB for us for quite a while.
     
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    Didnt the most recent superbowl steelers have their LB core all get pro bowls and the ravens back when they had bart scott, ray lewis, and suggs?

    I could be wrong but if any team had it happened I figured it would be one of them.
     
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    I don't know why this was even written and posted but what the hell, "news" "article" about Zach Diles:

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D9G39UI80.html


    I don't think he said "all-pro" either. I think he said Pro Bowl.
     
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    ive always loved diles!!! since his rookie season and he was rocking the visor! lol look cool factor always in effect lol but hes an awesome player for sure!
     

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