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Will Kuechly start at MLB this sunday?

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Does anyone think its possible Davis puts his knee woes behind him for good after good rehab and Dr.Andrews doing the surgery?

I don't.

I'm just hoping he can stay healthy enough to play effectively in a reserve role.

Sadly, I think his days as a starter are over.

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Does anyone think its possible Davis puts his knee woes behind him for good after good rehab and Dr.Andrews doing the surgery?

Not me.

I am prepared to witness and incredibly heart breaking and sad event. TD has the heart and work ethic you almost can only dream of when it comes to playing football. But his body told him no a long time ago.....he just won't listen.

Gantt said it best....he likely is too fast and explosive for his own body. The human body isn't suppose to do what these guys do on Sunday. Unfortunately it is only a matter of time IMO. Very minimal reps is his best shot of completing a full season....any constant role I just don't see happening.

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I will be interesting to see how and where they use Davis.

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So you would rather have Davis possibly get injured as a starter this season or have him be the number 1 back-up in the league at OLB at the league veteran minimum wage?

injuries are injuries. Ya play your best guys.

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U do realize that he started at MLB vs Dolphins right? They had Jason Phillips as MLB for broadcast, but it was def Keuchly.

Plus it's his natural position, so not much of a learning curve there.

We were in an actual "4-3" set twice, maybe 3 times in the first half. Those times that we did run a "4-3" set Phillips was the Middle Linebacker.

90% Of the first half we played in a nickel set and Phillips was not on the field for those. So what you were seeing was 2 down linebackers and 3 corners, where Kuechly was in between the third corner(Munnerlyn) and the other linebacker on the field.

We also ran some 3-4 looks where Kuechly slid inside, but technically speaking he was not the Middle linebacker.

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We were in an actual "4-3" set twice, maybe 3 times in the first half. Those times that we did run a "4-3" set Phillips was the Middle Linebacker.

90% Of the first half we played in a nickel set and Phillips was not on the field for those. So what you were seeing was 2 down linebackers and 3 corners, where Kuechly was in between the third corner(Munnerlyn) and the other linebacker on the field.

We also ran some 3-4 looks where Kuechly slid inside, but technically speaking he was not the Middle linebacker.

I love how you throw out numbers to make your points. Me... never felt comfortable throwing around numbers.

90% or first have plays were nickel sets. Only ran a 4-3 maybe 3 times. I know you are just trying to make a point, but you cannot just make stuff up. It is just not fair, or right. Just busting your chops.

I agree that we used quite a few looks on D last week. 8, 9, and even 10 in the box which I saw twice. I love the versitility we showed.

Maybe all those looks were to protect Phillips? Give him some confidence and not overwhelm him? Or just get him off the field in passing situations?

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keep him at weak side

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As long as he is on the field, I couldn't care less where he was. He is going to be a tackling machine no matter what position he is in. I would rather Davis not start. Just rotate in every couple of plays. But Whatevs

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We were in an actual "4-3" set twice, maybe 3 times in the first half. Those times that we did run a "4-3" set Phillips was the Middle Linebacker.

90% Of the first half we played in a nickel set and Phillips was not on the field for those. So what you were seeing was 2 down linebackers and 3 corners, where Kuechly was in between the third corner(Munnerlyn) and the other linebacker on the field.

We also ran some 3-4 looks where Kuechly slid inside, but technically speaking he was not the Middle linebacker.

I agree with you mostly. But I specifically remember him playing MLB on specific plays out of the 4-3.

The longest pass for Miami he was at true MLB, also had a deflection on a 3rd down as MLB, and stuffed a run playing MLB.

I understand that we used different wrinkles, but you're not completely correct.

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I'd prefer if Kuechly start at LOLB because:

  • This is the position that we need him the most.
  • He needs to continue to get the position down.
  • Beason will be back soon enough so there's no need confussing Kuechly with two different positions.
  • Kuechly will be more productive if he concentrates on one position.
  • We need a LB that can cover TE's.

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lol luke is not going to be a back up...

he will start. Where is the ? but he will start...

not only because he is beast but you don't spend a 9th overall on a backup LB

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lol luke is not going to be a back up...

he will start. Where is the ? but he will start...

not only because he is beast but you don't spend a 9th overall on a backup LB

not sure anyone said he wouldn't start.

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