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Does anyone else have concerns with the talent level at starting linebackers.  ??  

S Thompson has never been as advertised for a first round draft pick

D Perryman,  I just think he's average at best.  Not very big and gets lost in the scrums

H Reddick ,  had 12 sacks last season. 

 Seems like our weakest corp   

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8 minutes ago, OceanPanther said:

Does anyone else have concerns with the talent level at starting linebackers.  ??  

S Thompson has never been as advertised for a first round draft pick

D Perryman,  I just think he's average at best.  Not very big and gets lost in the scrums

H Reddick ,  had 12 sacks last season. 

 Seems like our weakest corp   

Not at all. I was just thinking last night about how it's a pretty nice unit.

Perryman if healthy is rather stout and physical. I'm quite optimistic about the group. 

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20 minutes ago, OceanPanther said:

Does anyone else have concerns with the talent level at starting linebackers.  ??  

S Thompson has never been as advertised for a first round draft pick

D Perryman,  I just think he's average at best.  Not very big and gets lost in the scrums

H Reddick ,  had 12 sacks last season. 

 Seems like our weakest corp   

I can't wrap my mind around these untruths. 

So sorry that Shaq wasn't another Davis.  VERY FEW men can say they are. 

Perryman is a very good, smart MLB.  A significant upgrade over last year. 

Reddick is a pass rush specialist.  

Not sure whom is going to round out the 3rd LB spot.  Considering that we don't keep 3 on the field every snap, it's not as important as it use to be. 

Either way we are much improved over last year just with having Perryman.  I pray he remains healthy this year. 

Difficult to stay healthy as a good Linebacker.  

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20 minutes ago, Moo Daeng said:

Not at all. I was just thinking last night about how it's a pretty nice unit.

Perryman if healthy is rather stout and physical. I'm quite optimistic about the group. 

We were spoiled by Luke and Davis. 

On paper, what we have now is a huge improvement over last year.  Even Luvu has double the pff of Whitehead, for what its worth.

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Just now, CanadianCat said:

I actually had the opposite thought. I mean this unit is not Luke and TD, but Shaq is a high level LB and Im actually really excited about Perryman in the middle.

 

This is a big improvement from last season. 

Yes, even our depth looks better, on paper.  We don't have the stars but we've focused on adding quality with depth.

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It will take a while, if ever before we field a squad like TD and Luke again, but perryman is a definate updrade at MLB and Reddik is a huge upgrade on the other side. 

LB might still be the 'weakest' link, but it wont be near as bad as last year. If it turns out that the LBs need help, they can always put Chinn in the joker role again and let him move up in certain situations and help out. Im not too worried about the defense at all, i think they will be pretty good. 

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1 hour ago, CanadianCat said:

Exactly. Perryman can never replace Luke, and I doubt anyone ever will, but he is a solid MLB in this league. 

 

Is Reddick expected to line up as a LB or is he on the line?

That’s my question. I don’t know if he’ll play all the snaps but I’d think I’m pass rush situations that’s he’s more likely to be on the DE. I could be misremembering but I thought he played that for Arizona when he played well or maybe it was 3-4 OLB. Either way, you’d assume we’re familiar with what he does best and 4-3 LB doesn’t seem right.

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I'm sorry but...IMO the Safety position is in worse shape at this point in time.

 

At Safety, we have Chinn, and ...???

 

At least at LB we have Shaq, above average. Perryman, above avg.. And Riddick, a way above avg. rusher. And we have depth.

 

So no, LB is not our worse position.

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Not thrilled with the LBer corp, and that's mostly because we've always had an amazing MLB, and a Pro Bowl guy next to him.

I think they're serviceable, but if the injury bug bites we're in big trouble. I think fixing the defensive line will help out a lot here though.

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honestly, between the DL, the LBs and Secondary....if the LBs are our weakest unit, I'm ok with that.  

We do need to draft some young talent next year, but I love what we have this year.  Everything is set up for Reddick and Burns to eat well.

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21 minutes ago, Madwolf said:

Not thrilled with the LBer corp, and that's mostly because we've always had an amazing MLB, and a Pro Bowl guy next to him.

I think they're serviceable, but if the injury bug bites we're in big trouble. I think fixing the defensive line will help out a lot here though.

I love old school football and our legacy of great linebackers, but i am starting to believe that unless your LBs can cover you are better off focusing on improving the pass rush and the secondary which is what it looks like rhule and fit are doing. Even that being said, we still improved 2 out of the 3 lb positions already, assuming Reddick will be a 4-3 LB?

I love old school LB driven defenses, but in this new 'pass driven' league i just think that it is a relic of older times. Our new front office and coaching staff seem to realize this and are modernizing our team

That being said... man i loved luke. He was old school but could cover too and actually adjusted well to the changes of nfl offenses over the past 6 or 7 years. 

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