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Shaq Thompson is playing as good as Thomas Davis in his prime.


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56 minutes ago, t96 said:

BTW, outside of Jansen, is Shaq the last player remaining from the Super Bowl team?

Went back and checked the 2015 roster and you are correct.  Those are the only 2 left from that team.  It was Shaq's rookie year.

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3 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

Thompson was never really bad. He just wasn't as good as his paycheck.

That may no longer be true.

For this year? Sure. Dude is making almost 20 million next year and year after…not sure any 4-3 LB can play up to that asinine number only Hurney could manufacture.

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3 hours ago, *FreeFua* said:

A linebacker can only be so good if the players around him aren’t good.

We saw that with Luke near the end when our D started to tail off. Shaq then was left with that same defense for the bulk of his career.

Now that the talent on defense has greatly improved Shaq is able to play his position and not try to do too much/overcompensate.

I completely agree the talent has gotten better.  What I’m trying to say is Chinn was making those splash plays last year and now that he’s on the back end, Shaq has reaped the rewards of being in that spot on the defense.  He hasn’t wasted it that’s for sure.

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1 hour ago, mc52beast said:

Makes you think maybe letting Bradberry go wasn’t such a bad move. Of course nobody knew then that Shaq would be playing at this level.

We could have signed them both. NO shows the cap is just a number to be manipulated. Not having Bradberry hurt up a lot. 

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TD didn't really become TD until around 2012 either, which was his 8th season.  He looked to be coming into form in 2009 but then the first of the infamous ACL tears happened.  In the early years he was a guy who could lay the wood but got burned in pass defense.  As we all know, he turned the corner and eventually developed into one of the best pass defending LBs in the league.  Let's hope Shaq has 16 seasons in him too.

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3 hours ago, onmyown said:

For this year? Sure. Dude is making almost 20 million next year and year after…not sure any 4-3 LB can play up to that asinine number only Hurney could manufacture.

Well, in 2022 there are 2 4-3 linebackers making more and in 2023 there is 1 3-4 inside linebacker making more already. So obviously there are other GMs who can manufacture those numbers 

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