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    I wasn't suggesting that we allow him to play 3-4 OLB in base defense. I was suggesting that we put him in as a DE (in our nickel package). This IS what he knows how to do. Sure, we likely won't expect him to drop or do any of our more exotic blitzes. But, he can pin his ears back and go after the QB. Point is, this defense needs a spark because we are not getting to the QB enough. Kid has been active the last few games and has played special teams. I was simply suggesting we give him a few shots at doing what he does best because, frankly, we need some help rushing the passer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Plus DE to OLB which seems to be a 2 years process minimum for most.
    I hate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Have I ever posted that Robinson should be playing or is a future All Pro? I actually forgot the guy was on the active roster.
    I just assumed the "conversion" comment meant that he was wasting away his talents because Lebeau was converting him from a college rush DE to a 3-4 OLB and he doesn't know enough about the defense to actually get on the field. If I misinterpreted "conversion", that's my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    I wasn't suggesting that we allow him to play 3-4 OLB in base defense. I was suggesting that we put him in as a DE (in our nickel package). This IS what he knows how to do. Sure, we likely won't expect him to drop or do any of our more exotic blitzes. But, he can pin his ears back and go after the QB. Point is, this defense needs a spark because we are not getting to the QB enough. Kid has been active the last few games and has played special teams. I was simply suggesting we give him a few shots at doing what he does best because, frankly, we need some help rushing the passer.
    Jason Worilds also played DE in college and specializes in rushing the passer, do you think Adrian Robinson would be better at that than Worilds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    I read somewhere that the only thing Adrian Robinson was proficient at right now was rushing the passer and that he was really struggling with the complexities of LeBeau's defense and with pass coverage.

    so if you're just gonna use him as a pass rushing specialist, why not just let Jason Worilds do that?
    That information was from the preseason. Tomlin talked about him being a one trick pony. But, that is sort of my point. He made the 53 man roster for his pass rushing ability alone. So, give him a few shots in the nickel D where he'd be playing DE and rushing the passer only.

    Worilds should get some more snaps too. Anything to pressure the QB more.
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    Look, I think the kid has a bright future. He was inactive to start the season and didn't get a hat. He's now playing on special teams. Lets give him an offseason to see where he goes. He's not better than Worilds right now.

    Hell, its not like he had a bunch of sacks against quality opponents in the pre-season.

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