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Is Everette Brown Officially a Bust?

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EB seemed to be settling in last year, particularly in the second half of the season. The one thing EB does well and no one seems to realize is that he is actually pretty good at chasing down and tackling. So while we all like to focus largely on sacks for DEs, EB does chase down the man with the ball.

One of EBs problems is that he was drafted too high and the currency traded for his draft rights was too high. So our expectations of EB are artificially inflated. Kindof like AE, but EB did at least produce and he wasn't that much of a reach at that point in the 2nd round.

I think that is a fair way of describing it.They had a vision of DFeeny and he is physcially quite the exception for a 4-3 DE.I hope Riveria will maximize his ability

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Ima give Everett one more season to show something... but so far i hate to say it but... Everett is a little undersized and underskilled... maybe next year he will break through...

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how do i get swag on this... my SWAG on 0 and thats unfamiliar...

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I think that is a fair way of describing it.They had a vision of DFeeny and he is physcially quite the exception for a 4-3 DE.I hope Riveria will maximize his ability

Freeney also started 21 times in his first 2 years. Brown has started 3 games. At this point Brown has not had opportunity to show what he can do. This year should be a watershed year for him.

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We'll see under Rivera

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how do i get swag on this... my SWAG on 0 and thats unfamiliar...

Swag: you either have it or you don't.

See for example:

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versus

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I think the fact that we haven't given him any decent D-tackles yet is going unnoticed....he needs someone that can collapse the pocket...

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i have a hard time calling a player that has 6 sacks, 3 forced fumbles,1 int, & contributes on special teams a bust esp since he's done this in limited playing time. brown just needs to work on using his hands better & knowing how to set his man up for his spin move ala clay matthews

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Since we didnt do much in the draft for the DE position.. and that spot seems to be done "by committee," you're not gonna see him get 10-12 sacks a year. I think we're gonna see Ron continue to run the d-line throwing as many fresh bodies as you can... because we're gonna do alot of blitzing, particularly with the qbs in the NFC South. Because of his smaller size, its hard to do anything with him, except pass rush situations.

Wouldnt call him a bust.... but this is a make or break season for him.

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Put him in a 3-4 and he gets double digit sacks. Not his fault he was drafted to a scheme that his talent isn't meant for.

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Only if he sucked up blockers like that. Its no wonder they had to replace the turf on the field this year. They had little E.Brown burn holes in them.

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Can't decide if he is a 3rd down pass rushing DE (expensive for first rd.) or an outside LB in a 3-4(not us).

Either way, it was a strange pick....unless we believed at the time that Peppers would finish his career here.

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