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29 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

We should be thinking special teams with all of our bottom of the roster type guys. I'd love to see us get away from these "core special teamers". Unless you're putting the foot in football or you're an elite return man, you shouldn't be making rosters based on special teams ability. "Core Gunners"? GTFO of here with that. Long snapper? Okay, I'll give ya that one.

Loved me some Cooper back in the day. Turns out he has cte tho

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2 hours ago, LinvilleGorge said:

Yep, I liked him coming out of Miami but his pre-draft workouts were a bit concerning. He definitely tested significantly less athletic than I thought he would. Pre-workouts I thought he was a 4-3 DE. Post-workouts, I thought he was a 3-4 DE. I still wanted him in the 5th last year since after drafting Burns and Miller it sure looked like we were eyeing a full on switch to a 3-4 that never materialized.

He has gotten up to 285--not sure where he is now.  But he is not very athletic--good post.

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6’5” Hakeem Butler? David Gettleman will be on the phone with his agent as soon as he is done calling the hospital because his raging boner won’t go down. 

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5 hours ago, jfra78 said:

Loved me some Cooper back in the day. Turns out he has cte tho

I remember Cooper laying dudes out in Training Camp. They dont let that happen much anymore, which is probably smart.

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8 hours ago, LinvilleGorge said:

We should be thinking special teams with all of our bottom of the roster type guys. I'd love to see us get away from these "core special teamers". Unless you're putting the foot in football or you're an elite return man, you shouldn't be making rosters based on special teams ability. "Core Gunners"? GTFO of here with that. Long snapper? Okay, I'll give ya that one.

I remember many years ago reading an article about special teams and how teams like ours that focused on extra full backs and linebackers got toasted in special teams because our special teams players weren’t athletic enough. Teams that had extra CB’s and WR’s had more speed on ST and didn’t give up huge field positions on kickoffs and punts. 

I could be mis-remembering the whole thing but I swear it was along those lines and it made sense as to why our ST always got shredded. 

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1 hour ago, Montsta said:

I remember many years ago reading an article about special teams and how teams like ours that focused on extra full backs and linebackers got toasted in special teams because our special teams players weren’t athletic enough. Teams that had extra CB’s and WR’s had more speed on ST and didn’t give up huge field positions on kickoffs and punts. 

I could be mis-remembering the whole thing but I swear it was along those lines and it made sense as to why our ST always got shredded. 

I think I read that too and I think it was a PFF article.  It was more about punts and kickoffs and how teams that had 9 or 10 DB's and 6 or 7 WR's and used them on ST coverage teams tended to have better coverage units than teams that kept 7 LB or 9 or 10 OL or DL players and used them on ST coverage teams.

It's really more about common sense.  Who is going to get down the field faster a 200 lb DB or a 270 lb DL.

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3 minutes ago, bababoey said:

I think I read that too and I think it was a PFF article.  It was more about punts and kickoffs and how teams that had 9 or 10 DB's and 6 or 7 WR's and used them on ST coverage teams tended to have better coverage units than teams that kept 7 LB or 9 or 10 OL or DL players and used them on ST coverage teams.

It's really more about common sense.  Who is going to get down the field faster a 200 lb DB or a 270 lb DL.

In the days of wedges having extra LBs was a good thing.  We didn't adapt and change as usual.

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2 hours ago, Montsta said:

I remember many years ago reading an article about special teams and how teams like ours that focused on extra full backs and linebackers got toasted in special teams because our special teams players weren’t athletic enough. Teams that had extra CB’s and WR’s had more speed on ST and didn’t give up huge field positions on kickoffs and punts. 

I could be mis-remembering the whole thing but I swear it was along those lines and it made sense as to why our ST always got shredded. 

I remember that article too.

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19 minutes ago, ScottyAbe31 said:

Rosen cut by Miami.

I wonder if he's done? He seems like he has all of Jay Cutler's not give a fug attitude with none of the talent. Not a good combo.

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8 hours ago, Wolfcop said:

I remember Cooper laying dudes out in Training Camp. They dont let that happen much anymore, which is probably smart.

i remember foxy putting him in that playoff game just to give mcnabb an elbow shiver

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15 hours ago, Shocker said:

We have to be thinking special teams with our 4th WR.  Butler is a decent dude with no role in this league.

It seems Cooper has done well--based on one or two plays shared here--

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1 hour ago, LinvilleGorge said:

I wonder if he's done? He seems like he has all of Jay Cutler's not give a fug attitude with none of the talent. Not a good combo.

I suffer from the same illness at times.

 

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2 hours ago, LinvilleGorge said:

I wonder if he's done? He seems like he has all of Jay Cutler's not give a fug attitude with none of the talent. Not a good combo.

He could be one of those guys that some team thinks "well, maybe we can get something out of him".

I wouldn't be all that shocked if he's done though.

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  • The Buffalo Bills are releasing linebacker Andre Smith, Rapoport reported. Smith, most notably a special teamer, was acquired via trade with the Panthers previously.
  • The Indianapolis Colts are cutting tight end Andrew Vollert with the hopes of Vollert clearing waivers and being able to return to the practice squad. Though he appeared in just this season's initial episode, Vollert has drawn notoriety from Hard Knocks when he was memorably cut by the Chargers.

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