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Thomas Davis should be used elsewhere


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Here is what I think. We obviously seem set at LB, even though Davis might be better than Anderson, my Stats class taught me that Davis has a larger chance to get injured if we use him more often.

Make sense so far?

So here is what I propose RR..

Use Davis in special packages as a safety/linebacker hybrid, kind of what he came in to do when he was a rookie.

Remember we basically drafted him to spy on Vick and it worked (to some extent).

There is no doubt Davis still has speed so why not use it to our full advantage. Because lets face it, Davis will not make it 16 games as a three down linebacker, call me whatever you want, a non-fan, a cynical betch, but this is what I believe and my pre-med background backs me up.

And he MUST be used on ST...remember his rookie year he ended someones career on kickoff coverage. Not that we are looking for that, but you get the point.

I just think we should prolong him as a player and get some benefit out of it...and Martin could use the rest too ; )

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Special Teams? NOOOO

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[quote name='CARpanthers' timestamp='1343786309' post='1842098']
Special Teams? NOOOO
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come onnn...you know we are historically bad in coverage.

And since we are going to put 35+ a game...we will be kicking off a lot.

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Hey gais we need 2 sav his nee lets put him on spechil teems!!!1!

Brilliance.
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i don't want TD on special teams. that sort of defeats the purpose of limiting his on-field exposure.

also i don't have the link but i remember reading an article on trending defenses and one of them was a package involving what amounts to three safeties in a nickel package where the nickelback is actually replaced by the third safety, and the archetype for someone in that position is a run-stopper who can lay wood against the run but has the speed to keep with receivers if necessary like a safety should. tweener types would work here, and i've heard nakamura's name mentioned for this role. thomas davis is a possibility as well, if our LBer depth remains solid.

intriguing possibilities all around and i will not be surprised to see plenty of exotic looks under rivera/mcdermott.

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[quote name='Argus Plexus' timestamp='1343786467' post='1842106']
Hey gais we need 2 sav his nee lets put him on spechil teems!!!1!

Brilliance.
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kickoff coverage is running straight down the field. With his speed he will barely have to cut at all...would you prefer him on the bench?

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[quote name='ladypanther89' timestamp='1343786062' post='1842090']
Here is what I think. We obviously seem set at LB, even though Davis might be better than Anderson, my Stats class taught me that Davis has a larger chance to get injured if we use him more often.

Make sense so far?

So here is what I propose RR..

Use Davis in special packages as a safety/linebacker hybrid, kind of what he came in to do when he was a rookie.

Remember we basically drafted him to spy on Vick and it worked (to some extent).

There is no doubt Davis still has speed so why not use it to our full advantage. Because lets face it, Davis will not make it 16 games as a three down linebacker, call me whatever you want, a non-fan, a cynical betch, but this is what I believe and my pre-med background backs me up.

And he MUST be used on ST...remember his rookie year he ended someones career on kickoff coverage. Not that we are looking for that, but you get the point.

I just think we should prolong him as a player and get some benefit out of it...and Martin could use the rest too ; )
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Wow so even when your stat class teaches you that if we use Davis more often, the higher the chance of him getting injure, and you want him to play ST? I guess

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[quote name='ladypanther89' timestamp='1343786609' post='1842110']

kickoff coverage is running straight down the field. With his speed he will barely have to cut at all...would you prefer him on the bench?
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there are still moves required in pursuit that will exact torsion on the joint. in theory he would only run straight but it's not a safe bet.

the front office has made enough roster moves in the ST phase that if we have to resort to plugging in thomas davis we are probably screwed no matter what we do.

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[quote name='ladypanther89' timestamp='1343786609' post='1842110']

kickoff coverage is running straight down the field. With his speed he will barely have to cut at all...would you prefer him on the bench?
[/quote]Specials Teams is one of the most violent things that occurs on the field. You do realize this, yes?
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[quote name='Argus Plexus' timestamp='1343786759' post='1842117']
Specials Teams is one of the most violent things that occurs on the field. You do realize this, yes?
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Of course I do! Which is why I am saying it should be Davis on it; not Armanti Edwards.

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[quote name='ladypanther89' timestamp='1343786387' post='1842101']
come onnn...you know we are historically bad in coverage.

And since we are going to put 35+ a game...we will be kicking off a lot.
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Yeah, but that's just asking for him to get hurt again. He does not have the same body or quickness that he did his rookie year.

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i think there actually has been some discussion about him playing some special teams, though i doubt it's very much. as i've said before, tho, i don't expect him to be on the field for more than 20-25 snaps per game. one or two downs a series is about it and that's all it should be...just situationally. keeps his legs fresher and lessens exposure to injury.

also, we've added enough ST studs this offseason who are solid in coverage and we also shouldn't have half of the ST guys we depend on have to quit playing on STs because they are getting promoted to starter b/c of injury to another guy. davis just won't be all that needed on STs.
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