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yes, if they have qualities other than intimidation such as instincts and coverage skills.

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I'm kind of over having a bunch of nice guys out there. Finally some players who get physical and talk smack (Mitchell, kuechly, Norman).

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Could you rephrase so that I know precisely what you are asking? The first part of your question is somewhat... ambiguous?


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If Tom Brady knows player X is horrible in coverage and wants to pick on him. Is he going to stop bc the defender laid a hit on one of his WRs? I wouldn't think that would suddenly make Tom Brady change his mind....

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I'll try again....

If Tom Brady knows player X is horrible in coverage and wants to pick on him. Is he going to stop bc the defender laid a hit on one of his WRs? I wouldn't think that would suddenly make Tom Brady change his mind....

 

No but if the receiver cant line up the next play and his backup alligator arms the catch..well..

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I'll try again....

If Tom Brady knows player X is horrible in coverage and wants to pick on him. Is he going to stop bc the defender laid a hit on one of his WRs? I wouldn't think that would suddenly make Tom Brady change his mind....

 

Tom Brady's good play turns into a bad one when the receiver spends too much focus on the incoming hit.  But yes I see your point and I think I agree.  I'd rather have a solid clean player than a dirty big hitter.

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More of the Mike Mitchell discussion from preseason...

As it turns out, Mitchell hasn't really generated that many penalties.
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I think the safeties have been laying the wood on a consistent basis without really causing idiotic penalties. Which is great.

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I'd agree.

I'm pretty happy with the results to date.

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I'll still take the occasional penalty for a jaw dropping hit...

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I'll still take the occasional penalty for a jaw dropping hit...


A lot of folks probably would.

I'm happy that at least so far though, we haven't had to make that trade off.

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Is revive old thread night?

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I dont know why people downplay players' emotions on the field. Fans act like theyre statues or robots in a game of Madden. They are people just like you and I. They feel hate, they feel pain, and they feel fear. Its the very reason why Smitty does what he does when he gets a 1st. Getting someone to emotionally compromise themselves in a game is very big. . . ask Jordan.

 

For this reason I say its very important for a safety to let a guy know that he's willing to knock his head off if he tries something dumb. Its sticks with you for the whole season, not just that game.

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