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Can We Stop Pretending That Ron Edwards Is Anything Special


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He's rated an 81 on Madden!

That's good enough for me!

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i think a lot of people mention him because he's an average DT... which is way, way better than what we had last year. therefore, he is an improvement.

i think everyone realizes that the DT spot could use some better, more experienced players. but there is some potential and as rivera keeps saying, they played pretty well towards the end of the year.

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Quick, who was the DT on the Chargers when they were ranked #1 under Rivera? Surely an all-pro level talent, right?

Antonio Garay, signed off of the Jets' practice squad. Same age, body, and talents as Edwards, only not as good.

Rivera's scheme doesn't require anything more, Edwards is the ideal fit for it.

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Plug in Edwards and Shirley. Shirley had 2 sacks and a forced fumble in 4 games. Run D improved with Shirley and Kearse on the field.

Doubtful that we would play Edwards and Shirley at the same time. Both are the same type of player...large space eating NT type. You would typically play a quicker UT along side your NT....similar to McClain, Kearse, or Neblett.

But, you never know what Rivera will Di.

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Quick, who was the DT on the Chargers when they were ranked #1 under Rivera? Surely an all-pro level talent, right?

Antonio Garay, signed off of the Jets' practice squad. Same age, body, and talents as Edwards, only not as good.

Rivera's scheme doesn't require anything more, Edwards is the ideal fit for it.

Exactly. Rivera's scheme is built around the LB play.

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I never heard anyone say he was the second coming but they were depending on him to start last year.I think he will be competeing for his job this year.

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We don't need any of the DTs to do anything special. We just need two big dudes in there eating up blocks. Edwards and Shirley are both 330-340. Kearse is 320. We just need them to hold their ground and not get buried like Fua did all last year. Fua was thrown around like a wet paper towel. We need two big fat strong pigs in there. Hopefully they crush golden corral every night packing on pounds. The bigger the better

Edwards is 315

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How about waiting until he plays a down for us before deciding what he is or isn't or how he will play for us. Edwards came here as a sought after free agent and has had a solid career before landing on IR last year. What do people expect him to do?? His job is stuff the run and help collapse the pocket to keep quarterbacks from stepping up. In 2010 he had 37 tackles and 2 sacks. He will anchor the line and that is what we need him to do. How do we know if he is average or not until we see him play in our scheme this year?

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All i have heard are people claiming he is a solid DT. That does mean something when you have gotten subpar performances

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Quick, who was the DT on the Chargers when they were ranked #1 under Rivera? Surely an all-pro level talent, right?

Antonio Garay, signed off of the Jets' practice squad. Same age, body, and talents as Edwards, only not as good.

Rivera's scheme doesn't require anything more, Edwards is the ideal fit for it.

I love this way of spinning a situation to not only diminish a weakness but then turn it into a positive.....well done.

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you can watch the 29 games edwards started between 2009/2010 on game rewind. it's not a huge mystery.

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Can we stop pretending we had access to game film on each of these draft prospects, interviewed them, talked to their coaches, and had the means to thoroughly check them all out before making an inform decision on who would be best suited for our team.

I'm going to admit I was on the chat hoping for Cox when it was our pick. I was disappointed when it wasn't. But Rivera has given us no reason yet not to trust him helping Hurney with draft choices. After all, wasn't it Rivera that wanted Cam last year?

If Rivera truly believes Cox or any of the other rookie DT's were not either better than what we already have or better player than the player we picked, I'm going with the plan.

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