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Thread: Do We Have Too Many DLinemen?

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    The defensive line is certainly a unit in transition. At the start of last season, Aaron Smith and Chris Hoke were on the roster. They are now replaced by Ta'amu and Corbin Bryant, Al Woods or one of the UDFAs, with Hampton and Keisel both coming off of injuries.

    There is a mixture of youth and experience at DE, but I think the Steelers will need to invest in, at a minimum, a rotational DE next year (largely dependent on the development of Ta'amu).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Woodley is a 4-3 DE if we would ever shift. Guy would be a beast.

    Timmons would be OLB.
    Yes, I thought about that as a possibility as well. But in that scenario, who do you put at MLB? Certainly not Foote I hope.

    Of course its all piss in the wind...it isn't going to happen. Its just pissin' in the wind conversation (and I am feeling quite damp.)

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    Woodley will not be a 4-3 DE for us. He's paid to be a OLB, and that's where he stays. His advantage as a player is because he can do both speed and power as a OLB.

    Why the obsession with always trying to change people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Woodley will not be a 4-3 DE for us. He's paid to be a OLB, and that's where he stays. His advantage as a player is because he can do both speed and power as a OLB.

    Why the obsession with always trying to change people?
    This from the guy that wants Pouncey at OG so Legursky can play OC...
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    This from the guy that wants Pouncey at OG so Legursky can play OC.


    And WHY? Because I think if Lego has to start, I think it's better to have the better athlete at guard, and leave Lego at center.

    Pouncey IMO is wasted as a C. His talent would be used BETTER at guard. If you want to run the ball? You needs guards who can block. Pouncey/Lego/DeCastro inside would be ridiculous.


    I also think Lekursky is better at calling blocking schemes than Pouncey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    [/COLOR]And WHY? Because I think if Lego has to start, I think it's better to have the better athlete at guard, and leave Lego at center.

    Pouncey IMO is wasted as a C. His talent would be used BETTER at guard. If you want to run the ball? You needs guards who can block. Pouncey/Lego/DeCastro inside would be ridiculous.


    I also think Lekursky is better at calling blocking schemes than Pouncey.

    Woodley will not be a 4-3 DE for us. He's paid to be a OLB, and that's where he stays. His advantage as a player is because he can do both speed and power as a OLB.

    Why the obsession with always trying to change people?

    This is different how?
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    Are You OK? No, he's not and No we don't !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Woodley will not be a 4-3 DE for us. He's paid to be a OLB, and that's where he stays. His advantage as a player is because he can do both speed and power as a OLB.

    Why the obsession with always trying to change people?
    You mean like converting college DEs to OLBs in the NFL and taking 2-3 years to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    [/COLOR]And WHY? Because I think if Lego has to start, I think it's better to have the better athlete at guard, and leave Lego at center.

    Pouncey IMO is wasted as a C. His talent would be used BETTER at guard. If you want to run the ball? You needs guards who can block. Pouncey/Lego/DeCastro inside would be ridiculous.


    I also think Lekursky is better at calling blocking schemes than Pouncey.
    When healthy, Willie Colon is a far superior player to Legursky so if Pouncey?Lego?DeCastro is "ridiculous" then Colon/Pouncey/DeCastro should be super ridiculous. Let's all face the fact that Legursky is a good back-up not an NFL starter.

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    D line are players that for the most part rotate. They're fatties and if you hadn't noticed they don't appear to be in the best shape. That's their job description though. You list McClendon who is a career backup. They needed three young guys to replace three old guys. They did that. Too many? Nope. Year from now we won't be screaming that we don't have replacements for the guys we lose to retirement.


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