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Thomas Davis should be used elsewhere

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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.

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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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

It makes sense because as a linebacker he has a much higher chance of tearing his knee up again, whereas on ST he still has a chance but a lower chance.

I should have said this before but I deff think we should have cut him this offseason. Hurney has a problem of holding on to players too long (Dan Morgan). I thought we would stop when Fox left but guess not.

So back to out argument....Would I rather have him play 16 games at ST or 4 games at LB...you know my answer.

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Of course I do! Which is why I am saying it should be Davis on it; not Armanti Edwards.

That's why we signed Onatolu, nakamura, and Reggie Smith. Plus we have guy like Capt

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Common sense also comes into play a little bit.

Giving Davis 60 more yards to run down the field in special teams increases the chance that he will blow out his ACL again.

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It makes sense because as a linebacker he has a much higher chance of tearing his knee up again, whereas on ST he still has a chance but a lower chance.

I should have said this before but I deff think we should have cut him this offseason. Hurney has a problem of holding on to players too long (Dan Morgan). I thought we would stop when Fox left but guess not.

So back to out argument....Would I rather have him play 16 games at ST or 4 games at LB...you know my answer.

I rather use him as a situational player. That, he has a better chance of playing 16 gms.

16 ST? Kidding. He'd be gone in your 4 games.

It's more like this: 16 gms situational player or 4 gms ST.

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What if he beats out Anderson....If he's stays healthy I think thats possible. He is more athletic than him and quicker. I know people are worried about his speed declining after three surgeries but, if I recall correctly he ran a low forty time post his first tear. That is the injury that will MOST impact his speed and athleticism, the other two not so much ( I have a Physical Therapist in my family). That said, barring injury I think he can me more than a situational player. I'm actually more worried about Beason injury and how much speed he's going to lose. Just my opinion though. Here's to being an optimist :rolleyes:

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What if he beats out Anderson....If he's stays healthy I think thats possible. He is more athletic than him and quicker. I know people are worried about his speed declining after three surgeries but, if I recall correctly he ran a low forty time post his first tear. That is the injury that will MOST impact his speed and athleticism, the other two not so much ( I have a Physical Therapist in my family). That said, barring injury I think he can me more than a situational player. I'm actually more worried about Beason injury and how much speed he's going to lose. Just my opinion though. Here's to being an optimist :rolleyes:

Glad you brought up Beason...bc achilles injuries are much worse but from what I have heard, his was more on the mild side which is why he is closer to 100% than he would be if it was a FULL tear.

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Of course I do! Which is why I am saying it should be Davis on it; not Armanti Edwards.

Because that's totally the best way to save his knee, right? I understand what you're trying to say but you're assuming Davis is damaged goods and so we should throw him to the wolves rather than waste our time.

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Because that's totally the best way to save his knee, right? I understand what you're trying to say but you're assuming Davis is damaged goods and so we should throw him to the wolves rather than waste our time.

you have a point there.

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