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Old 02-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: ESPN Insider: AFC North Holes

Originally Posted by teegre View Post
I agree: the kid is a tackling machine... with some of the greatest instincts that I've seen.
Let me ask you this, though. Do you think his size is a disadvantage? Picture him trying to go against bigger backs - someone like Trent Richardson, for example. He can defend the pass very, very well and uses his exceptional speed to break up and pick off passes but his tackling against bigger backs comes into question. Our scheme calls for our Inside Linebackers to have the ability to shed blocks and get into the backfield and this is something that Spence lacks dearly.

I'm not as high on him as most people are and I honestly think he's a situational player in the NFL.
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