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Thread: Reality - Linebacker and Corner were already set before the draft, NOT need positions

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliManningUp View Post

    We have talent at LB and CB.
    The Giants, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    Right, so he got cut because he isnt as good as the other LBs on their roster.

    Just like he is nowhere near as good as Arthur Brown
    Arthur Brown is not a MLB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliManningUp View Post
    I don't know why everyone is screaming for a linebacker or corner....neither position was a need

    SLB - Rivers/Kiwi
    MLB - Connor/Herzlich
    WLB - Williams/Paysinger

    Outside of Ogletree, no other linebacker in this draft would start over Rivers/Connor/Williams.


    Corner - Prince/Webster/Hosley/Ross/Thomas

    We already spent high picks in the 2011 (Prince) and 2012 (Hosley) drafts on young corners. You have to give these guys a chance to grow. Webster is counted on to bounce back. Ross is very underrated as a #4 corner - look at the 2nd half of 2011 especially the SB run, he was practically lights out for us, and he was starting then.


    Our linebackers were hurt last year because our DTs were getting blown off the ball and not eating up space. Our corners were hurt last year because our DTs were getting zero push up the middle and QBs threw from a clean pocket. Our front office realized that, and went all in to fix the DT position, feeling that it will directly improve the LBs and CBs.
    Are you allowed to be this rational on the message boards during the draft?

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    Reality, you are talking to a close-minded set of guys that feel they are better than the people that Reese has working for him. They will spit venom at anyone that they did not fall in love with. I recall a cluster of linebackers like 2 years ago these same peeps were saying we HAD to have. Most of those LB's ended up not panning out. I like the fact that Reese is keeping our depth fresh, because that is how you win championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsfam04 View Post
    Arthur Brown is not a MLB.
    Well when the ravens play a 3 man front, he is playing ILB....

    So yes, he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliManningUp View Post
    Both units looked worse because of how inept our DL was.

    You fix the DL, you directly improve both units.

    We have talent at LB and CB.
    Ooh, so our Lbs are actually good? & the bengals and panthers were happy to get rid of them?? Ooh ok, I feel much better now that you cleared that up

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    Well when the ravens play a 3 man front, he is playing ILB....

    So yes, he is.
    when do we play a 3 man front

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsfam04 View Post
    when do we play a 3 man front
    So he can play ILB in a 3-4, and OLB in a 4-3, but he cant play MLB in a 43?

    Bet you he plays MLB for the Ravens often in a 43 too.

    "He played inside and outside linebacker, but the Ravens see him fitting as an inside backer within their scheme" - http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...4-a5b929beb896


    Or how about this, from the Ravens FO - http://www.baltimoreravens.com/video...3-739df4b822ef

    "we thought Brown was one of the best inside linebackers in this draft"
    Last edited by slipknottin; 04-27-2013 at 08:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    So he can play ILB in a 3-4, and OLB in a 4-3, but he cant play MLB in a 43?

    Bet you he plays MLB for the Ravens often in a 43 too.

    "He played inside and outside linebacker, but the Ravens see him fitting as an inside backer within their scheme" - http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...4-a5b929beb896


    Or how about this, from the Ravens FO - http://www.baltimoreravens.com/video...3-739df4b822ef

    "we thought Brown was one of the best inside linebackers in this draft"
    Why cant Arthur Brown play MLB he stacks and sheds as good as any LB in the draft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeyejedi View Post
    Why cant Arthur Brown play MLB he stacks and sheds as good as any LB in the draft
    Agreed, Brown could have definitely played in the middle for us. I am not one to question Reese, but Brown would have been a significant upgrade. Really surprised we passed on him.

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