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    Training Camp Next Week-Who Isn't Getting Enough Credit

    There is lots of talk about who needs to step up this season, but what players are not getting enough credit for their ability to be in the starting 11 on either side of the football?

    My top pick is Curtis Brown. We all here about it being Lewis' time and how good Allen is, but for my money Brown has more talent and he isn't happy with being a nickle back. I really think Brown is the player who could come out a starter when no one thought he would be going in.

    Going way out on the limb how about Trai Essex? I know that he is the one OLman everyone love to hate. I read he was in the best shape of his life and the guy has tons of experience. If Colon gets hurt again or Adams can't handle LT could we see Essex in the starting 11?

    Your thoughts?

    1. Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
    2. Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
    3. Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
    4. John Johnson-S, Boston College
    5. James Conner-RB, Pitt
    6. Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
    7. Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State


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    Lawrence Timmons. He had a dynamic 2010 season then was moved to a new position (ironically the opsition who it was thought he was drafted to play) for a large portion of 2011 and never got into a groove.

    A full off season and training camp to get back into the swing of ILB and he should be the same player who put up 135 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 ints, 2 ffs and 2 recoveries in 2010.

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    Kennan Lewis gets no love...for good reason. But, I like what I seen from him last season. I know most want to turn over the starter position to Allen, but I wouldn't be so quick to do so. I believe Lewis can be a very good starting DB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Kennan Lewis gets no love...for good reason. But, I like what I seen from him last season. I know most want to turn over the starter position to Allen, but I wouldn't be so quick to do so. I believe Lewis can be a very good starting DB.
    Sorry, but I think both Brown and Allen will prove to be better.

    1. Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
    2. Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
    3. Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
    4. John Johnson-S, Boston College
    5. James Conner-RB, Pitt
    6. Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
    7. Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State


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    Ziggy Hood. That guy has had time in the system to learn the D and has become a physical marvel as well. He was already reputed to have a high motor. I'm looking for him to be something special this year.

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    Steve McLendon...Mitchell's remarks about him after drafting Ta'Amu seal the deal for me. At first, I thought Ta'Amu would be the next Hampton (i.e. future starter) and McLendon would be the next Hoke (i.e. solid backup option). However, I think McLendon will be tough to beat out for the starting gig (and Ta'Amu may be a gameday inactive once Hampton is back to full health).


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    5. RB James Conner, Pittsburgh 6'2" 240
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Steve McLendon...Mitchell's remarks about him after drafting Ta'Amu seal the deal for me. At first, I thought Ta'Amu would be the next Hampton (i.e. future starter) and McLendon would be the next Hoke (i.e. solid backup option). However, I think McLendon will be tough to beat out for the starting gig (and Ta'Amu may be a gameday inactive once Hampton is back to full health).
    McLendon is a great choice. Everyone talks about Old Casey coming back but he may not be able to beat out McLendon.

    1. Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
    2. Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
    3. Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
    4. John Johnson-S, Boston College
    5. James Conner-RB, Pitt
    6. Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
    7. Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State


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    cam heyward.

    watched the denver loss again and he was making alot of plays and getting a great push in the 2nd half of that game.

    ziggy hood has been below average(at best) to this point in his career and i believe heyward has a real opportunity to win a starting job.

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    Jerricho is a solid #3 WR this season.
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