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#46 Catalyst

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:45 AM

He can add some weight, sure. But good weight? I just worry about his only having one good year in college. And his maturity when it comes to transitioning to the NFL. He won't go unblocked twice in one game in the NFL. And if he starts any of his antics in the NFL he might just get his a** kicked right there on the field.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:03 AM

He can add some weight, sure. But good weight? I just worry about his only having one good year in college. And his maturity when it comes to transitioning to the NFL. He won't go unblocked twice in one game in the NFL. And if he starts any of his antics in the NFL he might just get his a** kicked right there on the field.


define "bad weight" with respect to a defensive tackle. that is a rhetorical question.

i agree though, if the panthers pass over fairley, it will be because either they think a) they have a kickass trade offer to move down, B) green is a more impactful player, or c) because fairley is kind of a jerk and they'd rather not have those sorts of stories on espn.com referring to a panthers player. nick flair isn't going to have his pants pulled down against the falcons or anything. he's an asshole, and i mean that in the best possible way.

the one good season that fairley had doesn't really scare me, honestly, because he was something to be dealt with in every game that auburn played this season, as far as i can tell. everybody in the SEC who pays attention to defense recognized that auburn was decent at best on the defensive side, except for this real d-bag who lines up in the middle of the d-line. and he still disrupted game plans and made life miserable for coaches who take the fidelity of the interior offensive line for granted. that matters to me, whether a guy does it for one game or 4 whole seasons.

Edited by vorbis, 15 January 2011 - 06:18 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:56 AM

Bad weight would be adding too much weight so that it slows him down. He's not a space-eater; those guys can pretty much add as much weight as they want within reason and be alright because their job is to take on blockers and let the linebackers and DE's get after the QB.

Fairley is a pass rushing DT. He's a penetrator that relies on his quick first step to get into the backfield. Adding too much weight could slow him down and therefore neutralize his best trait.