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  • How to blow up a running play.

    Everyone talks (rightly so) about how LT was a feared pass rusher....but check out how Taylor used the other team's blockers to destroy a running play.

    Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 01-22-2013, 04:14 AM.
    "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

    "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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    There's a reason he's credited with changing how the game is played
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    • #3
      Awesome Video, gets the juices flowing doesn't it!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
        There's a reason he's credited with changing how the game is played
        I really dont expect Michael Boley to be the greatest OLB of all time

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
          There's a reason he's credited with changing how the game is played
          I really dont expect Michael Boley to be the greatest OLB of all time.My might to pull back those expectations some they may never have a player that great again

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Redeyejedi View Post
            I really dont expect Michael Boley to be the greatest OLB of all time.My might to pull back those expectations some they may never have a player that great again
            LT was amazing and they say he was only a pass rusher. I still believe he was the greatest defensive player ever.

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            • #7
              g.o.a.t.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                There's a reason he's credited with changing how the game is played
                Couldn't have said it better myself.

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                • #9
                  The "changed the game" thing is sort of not true. He did, but not really because he was a great player. It was because he didn't do what he should have done.

                  A lot of the plays he made early in his career he just rushed up field instead of dropping back into coverage

                  Sort of similar, I suppose, to Ed reed and Polamalu deserting their zone to try to make a play.

                  Now I'm not trying to take away how great he was, because he was. But teams had just never had an outside linebacker blitzing all the time like that. Now a days teams just handle those guys with the OT. But then the OT was dedicated to he DE. And LT got matchups against backs and TEs. Or often nobody at all.
                  Last edited by slipknottin; 01-22-2013, 11:02 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Taylor had amazing physical gifts.....but he also had something that is just lacking from the LBs we have.....an intense desire to be the guy to make the play. In the highlights, there are so many plays where the action is nowhere near him.....early on the tape, he misses a tackle, and then springs back up to make the play.

                    That seemed to be totally missing from this defense, with the possible exception of JPP, and with honorable mention to Blackburn, Rolle, and Stevie Brown. Prince seems to show some of it too.

                    I fault Fewell somewhat for this, and it goes back to my intense dislike for "react" defenses. I thank God that Taylor had Belichick, and not Fewell, as his DC....the guy might not be in the Hall otherwise.

                    In short, a mindset was missing.....the sort of mindset that made Lawrence Taylor so much more than all the wannabe "next Lawrence Taylors"......it's the mindset that made separated Pete Rose from his peers. It's what allowed an otherwise average athlete like Billy Martin to become a Yankee legend.

                    So yeah, I get the "there will never be another LT" explanation. But for ****'s sakes, this is the NY Giants, and I expect our defense to play with some passion.....that could have helped make the difference this season.

                    I'd love to see what Taylor would do against the read-option fad that is sweeping the NFL right now.....he turn the play into a cartoon.
                    Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 01-22-2013, 11:39 AM.
                    "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                    "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by slipknottin View Post
                      The "changed the game" thing is sort of not true. He did, but not really because he was a great player. It was because he didn't do what he should have done.

                      A lot of the plays he made early in his career he just rushed up field instead of dropping back into coverage

                      Sort of similar, I suppose, to Ed reed and Polamalu deserting their zone to try to make a play.

                      Now I'm not trying to take away how great he was, because he was. But teams had just never had an outside linebacker blitzing all the time like that. Now a days teams just handle those guys with the OT. But then the OT was dedicated to he DE. And LT got matchups against backs and TEs. Or often nobody at all.
                      You make some good points and let me add a few (I watched LT play his entire career) His rookie season the NFL was taken by surprise, as was the Giants. Never before was there a linebacker who had that speed and strength. I can name a linebacker who was utilized in blitzing way before LT played in the NFL. His name was Ted Hendricks, the Raiders utilized Hendricks ability to pass rush and make plays at the qb. LT just rushed the qb from the linebacker position to a whole new level. Opposing teams put the running back on him and saw how that never worked, then Joe Gibbs invented the two tight end set for the reason to block LT. Majority of LT career he was being blocked by tackles, guards and always doubled or triple teamed. Another facet of the game that changed because of LT was the angle stance from the tackle, this was done because of the speed LT had off the snap of the ball.
                      So I believe the term "changed the game" is a fair statement in regards to LT.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by primetime View Post
                        You make some good points and let me add a few (I watched LT play his entire career) His rookie season the NFL was taken by surprise, as was the Giants. Never before was there a linebacker who had that speed and strength. I can name a linebacker who was utilized in blitzing way before LT played in the NFL. His name was Ted Hendricks, the Raiders utilized Hendricks ability to pass rush and make plays at the qb. LT just rushed the qb from the linebacker position to a whole new level. Opposing teams put the running back on him and saw how that never worked, then Joe Gibbs invented the two tight end set for the reason to block LT. Majority of LT career he was being blocked by tackles, guards and always doubled or triple teamed. Another facet of the game that changed because of LT was the angle stance from the tackle, this was done because of the speed LT had off the snap of the ball.
                        So I believe the term "changed the game" is a fair statement in regards to LT.
                        Yeah, Taylor certainly changed the game. The playbook changed, and the offensive tackle position was changed.

                        Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and John Madden have all stated that LT impacted how offenses approached the game.

                        Among other things, LT was pretty much the inventor of the strip-sack.
                        "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                        "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                        • #13
                          Damn he was relentless.

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                          • #14
                            G.O.A.T.!!!!!!!
                            THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              I think it was Brown, maybe Will Hill who made an LTesque tackle taking out the lead blocker(FB) and the RB in one shot. It would be nice to see that more often.

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