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Ivan The Awesome

..And just like that... OLB is a huge need.

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might be nice to grab a sam late in the draft. not too worried about it though... the big three and senn are a good group imo.

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Can we .gif this thread yet?

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you don't use your first-rounder on a safety net

See Luke Kuechly. Kthnx.

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See Luke Kuechly. Kthnx.

ummm.....he won the starting job from the incumbent Pro Bowler after starting at a different position.

He was clearly the BPA

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See Luke Kuechly. Kthnx.

keek wasn't really a safety net though. we needed a guy that could start at MLB with beason and davis huge unknowns at that point.

beason is still a relative unknown but i expect we'll get a full season out of him as well as davis. at this point LB could be a liability but it's not enough of one to warrant spending a first rounder one what could end up being a season-long backup, especially when we've got such massive holes in the secondary and deep needs on the offensive line.

i agree it needs to be addressed, just not with the 14th overall pick.

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Matt Barkley anyone? What if Cam goes down? He is going to leave after next year anyway, by then Barkley will be ready to go. I don't know what we do for our other 15 needs, but I would hate to get burned by this.

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keek wasn't really a safety net though. we needed a guy that could start at MLB with beason and davis huge unknowns at that point.

beason is still a relative unknown but i expect we'll get a full season out of him as well as davis. at this point LB could be a liability but it's not enough of one to warrant spending a first rounder one what could end up being a season-long backup, especially when we've got such massive holes in the secondary and deep needs on the offensive line.

i agree it needs to be addressed, just not with the 14th overall pick.

Last year we were stacked at LB, Beason was like you said, unknown at that point. It just happened to be that Keuchly was not only a safety net for us but the BPA too. Make no mistakes Had we not taken Keek, we'd be in a poo hole, well, a bigger hole that we are now.

Same situation different year. Now the mike is set, but the OLB position isn't. Senn, williams and whatever other scrubs aren't to the talent level that Anderson or Phillips were. I realize that paying Anderson those 2.5 mill was a luxury but he made it work, whenever he was needed he was there and he was efficient.

No one saw it coming last year. About the only other position that would help is the DT position, getting a young tough DT to put pressure and let Keek run around like a mad man would be just enough to where in case beason or Davis go down, the next guy up won't have to try too hard or be that great.

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You don't even play your 3rd linebacker half the time anymore, and you want a 4th linebacker when we really don't have a 1st corner, saftey or DT who are more important and do play half time. Even Hurney wouldnt fug us that bad.

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Matt Barkley anyone? What if Cam goes down? He is going to leave after next year anyway, by then Barkley will be ready to go. I don't know what we do for our other 15 needs, but I would hate to get burned by this.

I would fire gettleman on The spot if he drafted barkley to replace cam.

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