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DJ Cambell earn the right to start next season?


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#31 MaineManPanther

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

I'm re-watching the Raiders game right now and he is playing SS, not FS.


For the majority of the snaps? Pff usually is pretty accurate.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

DJ has played well, but I'd like to see us pursue a veteran FA and keep Godfrey @ FS.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

earned the right to compete for a starting spot.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Earned? Not even close.

He got the job through injuries but he's done relatively well, considering his experience.

He looks the part of an NFL safety, unlike Nakamura. I've seen two plays that stood out in my mind. First, the Antonio Gates break up which showed he is a pretty good athlete.

Second, against the Raiders, it was a DMC sweep and he came onto the screen like a streak of lightning and set the edge three yards in the Raider backfield, forcing DMC to cut to the middle and get tackled.


Those two plays make me like him as a guy to keep around and mold into a potential starter. I think the athletic ability is there. It's all about the instincts and the brains.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

For the majority of the snaps? Pff usually is pretty accurate.


There may be occasions when DJ has lined up on the weakside and perhaps they are using that as their definition. However, he has consistently been starting in the role previously occupied by Godfrey. That is, he plays closer to the line of scrimmage, is often used to cover the TE and in run support, and is never the deepest defender.

Godfrey has been our deep defender and has rarely been anywhere near the line of scrimmage. This is the role previously held by Nakamura.

So at least for the way they are used in our system, DJ has been the strong and Godfrey has been the free.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

It's a process and a new staff will evaluate things as we move forward.

You sound like Rivera

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

He's played very well for a 2nd day pick rookie.

I think he'll compete.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

You sound like Rivera


no way!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

no way!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

Look for EVERYONE to be fighting for a job next year... with the exception of a few.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

How was he today? Didn't get to see the game.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

Guys like DJ deserve to be given a chance. It's obvious he has worked and studied the game all year before he got his shot. He has the determination and he has the physical ability. We should at least put him in a position to get solid reps in training camp this offseason and hopefully keep him working in the gym. He looks like he has some leadership potential back there as well which is big.

That being said, I'd really love it if we can draft Elam either in a trade down to the bottom of the first or with our second pick.