Ruthless - great perspective.
Ovi - if you replace Wallace, that is a pick that you aren't spending on the defense. Every additional need created is one that needs to be filled. Moreover, WRs generally do not contribute significantly as rookies. Even the good ones, it often takes a few years. I'm you somehow attribute that to DL, but that is pretty consistently the case throughout the league.
I don't want to overpay Wallace, but if he walks for nothing, it hurts the team. In no way is it a benefit.
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Ovi doesn't think we need any players on defense. He thinks the players are great ... that we just need to get rid of LeBeau and switch to the 4-3 and our defense will magically become awesome.
Originally Posted by phillyesq
Wallace is a receiver and he is SELFISH. Sorry. Did you see Ben after the game? He mentioned that someone was very SELF LESS and looked over his shoulder (Like that person needs to be more selfless). I think (assuming) that player was Wallace. Ben is smart. He knows that Wallace is the key to this offense. If you take Wallace out and condense the field then you wont have much success. To get the underneath stuff you have to have Wallace (threat) on the field. Take him out and watch what happens.
Oh and the wishes for a Corner are ridiculous. We could have REVIS on the team and he would be ineffective. Lebeau's scheme calls for a ZONE corner. Revis would suck in Lebeaus scheme.
9ers/Cowboys had the best corner of all time and ALWAYS let him play man. In fact Prime wouldnt even go into the huddle. If Sanders played for Lebeau he wouldnt be as effective because he would be in zone. That ZONE hurts Ike and most of the corners we have.
zonal defending calls for a CB to defend offensive players in the CB's assigned part of the field or zone, why wouldn't Revis be good at that?
Originally Posted by stopplayn
Because his skills are best suited in man to man. He is hands on, he plays off of what his opponent does. Asante Samuel is the opposite he NEEDS to be in a zone. He would be perfect for Lebeaus scheme. Revis would grow bored in a zone. Its not challenging to play a zone. After all the zone was created to let slow players compete. Ryan Clark would be out of a job if he had to play man to man.
more TDs in 5 games then our "better all around WR" has in his career
Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
this is what a lot of people dont get. and its not like we go out in free agency to replace them, either
Originally Posted by phillyesq
could have signed plax for the salaries of chucky okobi and El. instead he goes and we're drafting a WR in the 1st round in holmes. keep plax and maybe that pick becomes nick mangold and we have a stud center since '06. domino effect
Plax was leaving. Ben fought hard for him to stay. We were letting Ben manage games and we hardly passed the ball. Plax was the 2nd option in a system that featured the run. He could go to the big Apple and become the #1 guy and get more money. Why would he want to stay?
Well for the purpose of accuracy, all theplayers aren't great but we do have some very good ones. My argument for the 4-3 has always been based on the fact that if you don't have great players you can replneish the talent pool quicker playing the 4-3 because you eliminate 2-3 year "conversion" projects in the front 7.
Originally Posted by ikestops85
However we can just let LeBeau keep doing what he is doing and I'm sure "majically" they will become awesome again because they were 5 years ago. That way no one has to disassemble their basement shrines to LeBeau and they can keep hoping and wishing.
- Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
- Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
- Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
- John Johnson-S, Boston College
- James Conner-RB, Pitt
- Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
- Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State