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Old 01-11-2013, 07:34 PM
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It would be worth the try. SAM covers the TE and he did a pretty good job of covering them. He would need to add maybe 10-15 lbs.

IDK, the guy's gonna be 25 in a couple weeks. He's likely as athletically big as he's gonna get. A lot of times when someone purposely tries to add weight to their body, quickness and agility suffer.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:36 PM
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I love these stupid threads!

Maybe Andy Dalton can play fullback too!
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:38 PM
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This is of topic a little but I just had a thought about the scouting staff and their recent luck with udfa's at the position.
This is could be way off base but they may not even take a LB early in this draft. They probably should but the teams recent luck with drafting LB's early hasn't been that good of late.
They may surprise all of us and get some hungry young LB's late or even udfa's again.
Just one train of thought....
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:40 PM
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I love these stupid threads!

Maybe Andy Dalton can play fullback too!
I would appreciate it if you would choose your words with a little more tact and also if you wouldn't mind keeping your comparison's to something of a more realistic possibility...plz and thank you....there fixed it for ya.
This discussion is something that already has a lot of time and pages dedicated to it. With it being a new season I wanted to reopen the discussion.
I didn't hate on anyone that disagreed because they did it in a respectful manner.
Everyone except you.I will respect your opinion when you converse like an adult..no worries.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:05 PM
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Then keep your sorry azz out of the thread..plz and thank you.
Don't hate on an opposing opinion.

If mays was any good he would be on the field
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:11 PM
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It's the injury aspect I would be most worried about for Mays at LB. His body wasn't made for the pounding LBs take, IMO.

I don't necessarily disagree about Moch. But at this point, we can't really tell because the guy can't stay healthy enough to get on the field. It's looking like he's gonna be a washout.
Injuries have derailed Marvin's experiments (Pollack/Moch). Mays has to be tried somewhere. He's similar in size to LaVonte David, and has obvious cover issues. He would've been an ideal safety in the Lott/ Steve Atwater era, but not now. Try him out at LB, on special teams as a kick-blocker and gunner, etc...
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:03 PM
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I'm pretty sure we've discussed this before but why not again being a new off season and all?
If they draft a S and add one via FA would Mays be able to bulk up and play on the outside?
Not sure what his current size is but most of us have seen the picture of him and USC's LBer cops from a few years back.
It's not like the team is getting a lot of production from him at S and the move could give the team some speed and athleticism at the position.
We do not always agree but on this we do. I have stated the very same thing. I think he is (no pun intended) tailor made for WLB.

To expand .....our LBs have been relatively weak in coverage of TEs and backs. The coverage problems of Mays exists in one on one coverage of WRs in space. He has shown the ability to cover TEs very well as evidenced by his coverage of Daniels last season. What killed us coverage wise in this playoff game? Underneath coverage by our LBs on Daniels. We already know Mays can be very good supporting the run.

My plan for 2013 LBs would be:

Burfict to the middle. Has shown natural instincts and decent in coverage. Has fire and has shown to be a young leader.

Howard re-signed and transitioned to SLB. He is a good 3 down LB and has shown the physical skills for the position. He is a very good LB in coverage.

WLB - Transition Mays and continue to develop Lamur.

Justin Durant - I would pursue him in FA as an insurance policy to Howard because of the injury and if both are healthy a camp battle as starter.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:31 PM
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will they do with Taylor Mays? I would love to see them turn him into a LB he has the size and would be the fastest LB in the league. Just think of the TE's that would be shut down. We traded for him so he isn't going anywere for a bit. What should be done with him?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:35 PM
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Unconditional release..
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:40 PM
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:46 PM
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I like the idea, I just don't think it's going to happen. I'd support strongly, just don't know that any of the coaches are thinking like this.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:51 PM
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Think we will draft a LB high as well.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:56 PM
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Unless we trade up, we're not drafting high!
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...lol

Well, we already had a discussion about Taloy Mays and the possibility of him playing LB, just last week, IIRC.

I believe that the consensus opinion was that he's not physical enough at the point of attack, and that "adding bulk" usually does not work out well for fully developed men in positions where agility and reaction are key.

I realize that the Benagls traded a 7th round pick for Mays, and they have gotten a 7th rounders' worth of production out of him, as well. I know when I said "unconditional release" is came off as being funny, but it's the truth of what should become of him.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:59 PM
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Think we will draft a LB high as well.
I know just think about Ogletree, Burfict and Mays. 2.a pick used on Vaccaro I hope.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:00 PM
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Well, we already had a discussion about Taloy Mays and the possibility of him playing LB, just last week, IIRC.

I believe that the consensus opinion was that he's not physical enough at the point of attack, and that "adding bulk" usually does not work out well for fully developed men in positions where agility and reaction are key.

I realize that the Benagls traded a 7th round pick for Mays, and they have gotten a 7th rounders' worth of production out of him, as well. I know when I said "unconditional release" is came off as being funny, but it's the truth of what should become of him.
Not physical enough wasn't the knock on him for being to physical.
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I know just think about Ogletree, Burfict and Mays. 2.a pick used on Vaccaro I hope.

Why on earth would you want a rookie, a 2nd year pro, and a guy that has never played LB at a competitive level as your stating LB set???

Better would be to think of drafting Ogletree (to groom on the bench for a year), moving Burfict to the middle, re-signing Thomas Howard, and picking up a serious vet in FA, like Daryl Smith.
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Not physical enough wasn't the knock on him for being to physical.

The only thing he's good at is leading with his head...

When forced to play "heads up ball", he's rather meek at the point of attack.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:11 PM
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Why on earth would you want a rookie, a 2nd year pro, and a guy that has never played LB at a competitive level as your stating LB set???

Better would be to think of drafting Ogletree (to groom on the bench for a year), moving Burfict to the middle, re-signing Thomas Howard, and picking up a serious vet in FA, like Daryl Smith.
Because it would work out great...duh

How did burfict benefit by riding the bench this year...oh wait

Howard of course starting out, I just was just saying that if you could get Mays going TE's would not be a factor.

If we picked up smith than yeah pitch Mays.
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I would be surprised if we draft a safety with any of our first 3 picks.
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Unconditional release..
And then draft some LBers
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Unconditional release..
We have a winner!

Seriously though, I'm ok with turning him into a LBer as long as its on a project basis where he isn't expected to contribute at the LBer position this year.

This team is close to being very good so there is no reason to go into the season with a S starting at LBer.
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Back to where he's always been and needs to be - Special teams
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Because it would work out great...duh

How did burfict benefit by riding the bench this year...oh wait

Howard of course starting out, I just was just saying that if you could get Mays going TE's would not be a factor.

If we picked up smith than yeah pitch Mays.
He was forced into the starting lineup because of any injury to Howard.
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