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Greg Cosell said that the reason for the defensive improvement these last two weeks is because kuechly has been the best MLB in football these last two weeks. Kinda feel the same way, along with TD playing more snaps
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He's looked really good. The "best" at this point is pushing it a little.

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[quote name='La Pantera' timestamp='1351373776' post='1965678']
He's looked really good. The "best" at this point is pushing it a little.
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it's not like cosell is some ignorant hack homer.
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He's a lot of fun to watch. When he gets his hands on the ball carrier they go down, and that's more than can be said for many of our defenders.

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having a guy thats a sure tackler will help a lot of things. Beason just couldn't wrap up and bring people down, probably because of his outstanding injuries to his knee and shoulder.

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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1351373912' post='1965682']

it's not like cosell is some ignorant hack homer.
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I think kooch might be THE best by years end. I wouldn't say that he is now. Just my opinion though.

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Not many 4-3 MLB I would take over Keek right now. Hell, Urlacher is the only one I can come up with off the top of my head.

With TD playing very well, and steady eddy Anderson. We very well could have one of the best 4-3 LB corp in the league.

Get this D some help at S, and it can be good enough to get us where we want to go.

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He has 34 total tackles at the MLB spot. Plus Int and fumble recovery (2 or 3 games?)

End of discussion lol

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[quote name='La Pantera' timestamp='1351373776' post='1965678']
He's looked really good. The "best" at this point is pushing it a little.
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I think he means just over these last two weeks nobody has been better, he'll have a tough test against forte....we've never stopped forte since he came into the league. The run D should be able to handle it

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[quote name='Marguide' timestamp='1351374015' post='1965685']
He's a lot of fun to watch. When he gets his hands on the ball carrier they go down, and that's more than can be said for many of our defenders.
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This, plus he helps clean up others' tackles. At worst it seems Kuechly makes first contact and slows them down enough for other defenders to gang tackle.

He gave up some receptions to Witten, but he didn't give up much over 8 yards, and relatively zero YAC. Witten isn't the most agile, but he's bigger than Kuechly and he went nowhere.

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It seems we've been alot more gap sound these last couple games....plus he always manages to be around the ball

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I think he means just over these last two weeks nobody has been better, he'll have a tough test against forte....we've never stopped forte since he came into the league. The run D should be able to handle it
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I think Luke will make national headlines this weekend....

This game IMO sets up great for Luke. Forte isn't a power RB or speedster. Chicago relies heavily on him and I fully expect Luke all over him and to sniff out some of how they incorporate him in the pass.

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Whether he returns or not, I don't think Jon Beason is ever getting the MLB spot back unless Kuechly is hurt.

Honestly, given his contract and his recent penchant for injuries, it's conceivable the next GM might decide to cut ties.

Never would have bought into that notion before this season. But now... :(

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Go back a few weeks and you can find alot of people saying Luke was a wasted pick.... all part of the "gotta have it now mentality"

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There's a reason no draft guys (legit guys) had anything bad to say about Keek coming out of BC. Mayock couldn't say enough about him and I'm thankful we have him.

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This guy is only going to get better!
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Kuechly is playing well, maybe he will teach the rest of our defense how to tackle...

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Judging from Rivera's comments this week that he's always felt Luke was a natural Mike, I wonder if he would have moved Beason to the Will after hurney was fired, if beason was still healthy. Hurney could have told Rivera to play Beason at the Mike because they had paid him to be one or some ish like that

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[quote name='Jackofalltrades' timestamp='1351380569' post='1965835']
There's a reason no draft guys (legit guys) had anything bad to say about Keek coming out of BC. Mayock couldn't say enough about him and I'm thankful we have him.
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It's been a general consensus that Kuechly was drafted in part because they feared this might happen.

Part of me wonders if he's more the kind of MLB that Rivera wanted as opposed to Beason,

Doubt we'd ever know, so it's just speculation.

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[quote name='iamhubby1' timestamp='1351374721' post='1965703']
Not many 4-3 MLB I would take over Keek right now. Hell, Urlacher is the only one I can come up with off the top of my head.

With TD playing very well, and steady eddy Anderson. We very well could have one of the best 4-3 LB corp in the league.

Get this D some help at S, and it can be good enough to get us where we want to go.
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Urlacher is two steps slower than he used to be.

Still good, but not otherworldly like he used to be.

I wouldn't take anyone over Kuechly based on age. Based on ability/production I'd probably take Willis. It's a short, short list though.
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Keek was drafted for the MLB position. He's a monster. There's no one else who we could have drafted that's better than him at this point.

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To be honest I cant believe Luke lost to Beason. Was this be cause of seniority? Or did Luke lose to Beason?

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[quote name='0115' timestamp='1351399054' post='1966125']
To be honest I cant believe Luke lost to Beason. Was this be cause of seniority? Or did Luke lose to Beason?
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Don't think they allowed for a competition. Beason was just the starter.

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[quote name='CRA' timestamp='1351399550' post='1966132']
Don't think they allowed for a competition. Beason was just the starter.
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Quite unfortunate to get injured again...

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[quote name='0115' timestamp='1351399054' post='1966125']
To be honest I cant believe Luke lost to Beason. Was this be cause of seniority? Or did Luke lose to Beason?
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At the beginning of the year Beason was playing better and had more experience. However soon a Luke got comfortable he started playing much better and beason (shoulder/knee) started playing much worse. TD has been playing better than everyone.

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