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Will Kuechly start at MLB this sunday?

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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?

he could step in on the first play as a backup and get hurt.. neither scenario is a definite.. If he needs more time just to be safe then instead of risking anything he ought to be put on the PUP list..

otherwise, there is no half-speed on the field.

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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.

First of all i can't believe you suckered me into going back and looking...anyway

At 9:58 in the first quarter:(Kuechly tipped ball) 4-3 set but Phillips was Middle Linebacker

This was the easiest to identify all 3 linebackers and was blatantly obvious that Phillips was in between Kuechly and Anderson. (Focus just on the linebackers and you'll see-Top of your screen Kuechly,middle of your screen Phillips,bottom of your screen Anderson.

At 14:51 in the second quarter:(Kuechly Stuff) 4-3 set but Phillips was Middle Linebacker

Kuechly's biggest run stuff was negated because of Hardy being offsides. Jason Williams was playing close the line at one outside backer spot(top of your screen)Then in between him and Kuechly was Phillips, and at the other outside backer spot was Kuechly. On the bottom of your screen Nakumara was playing close to the line(bottom of your screen). ----I assume you never saw Wiliams on the field and mistakenly took Nakumara as linebacker, creating the illusion the nakumara and Phillips were your outside linebackers with Kuechly in the middle. This is false.

At 14:06 in n the second quarter:(Tannenhill's longest pass play) We were in a nickel set this time. The 2 down linebackers were Anderson and Kuechly. Your 3 corners were Gamble and Norman outside and Munnerlyn blitzing vs covering the TE Fuller who managed their longest completion of the night.....--------This was not Munnerlyns fault, we dropped Kuechly and Johnson in coverage and Tannenhill and his tight end found a gap and made the completetion.

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Kuechly Middle, Anderson Strong, Davis Weak @ the Jets

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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

Obviously, someone neglected to read. I asked if Kuechly would stay at WLB or start at MLB with Davis playing this Sunday.

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Actually Panther4Life is correct. I don't know about the exact %'s though, but Kuechly never lined up in the middle in our base 4-3 defense Friday night.

He was 1 of 2 LBs in our nickel package, which we did play neverly as much, or more than our base D. Also he was the ILB along with Phillips in our 3-4 package, but never the MLB in our base 4-3 package.

Oh, and on the 3rd & 2 play were Kuechly tipped the pass, we were in our base 4-3 defense with Kuechly at his OLB spot. What was strange about this particular play was that Nakamura was at the nickel and Catain was at free safety lined up all the way back.

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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.

agreed

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Panther4Life,

You should coach. My wife deleted the game off my DVR, so I can't go back :-( but I have no reason to not take your word for it.

I'm glad u took the time to go back. Obviously I was mistaken, and have no shame in saying so.

Thanks to you, I will be paying closer attention to our sets, and not just where personnel are lined up on the field. I didn't even look to see that we had down backers on 4-3 sets. I was so focused and surprised to see Keuchly in the middle that I got excited and didn't really analyze what we were doing as far as personnel being moved to the D-line.

If anything you taught me that we'll even more dangerous than I thought on the defensive side of the ball.

Also, since you have such a keen eye, I hope that you can find the time to break down some key plays on game days or even the next day. I consider myself to have a pretty big football IQ, and I found your analysis both rich with detail and educational. I'm sure others probably did as well, even though they may not admit it.

Thanks again for correcting me

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I was surprised to see how often we had Godfrey lined up on the LOS. It looked as if our Nickel package was some sort of 4-6 speed package with Godfrey on the line.

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Thanks for the kind words TCF.

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My wife deleted the game off my DVR, so I can't go back :

That's grounds for divorce, or at least a very serious discussion.

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That's grounds for divorce, or at least a very serious discussion.

It actually gets better. There was 60% space left on DVR... So she didn't even Need to delete it because she needed the space. She said that I had already watched it so it didn't matter. Then she recorded "Drop Dead Diva"

There was a very calm conversation, and she won't do it again. In my mind I killed her 5 different ways.

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I was surprised to see how often we had Godfrey lined up on the LOS. It looked as if our Nickel package was some sort of 4-6 speed package with Godfrey on the line.

Takes advantage of the one thing Godfrey can do.....hit someone before they get into the open field.

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