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Old 03-16-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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With the recent re-signing of Larry Foote, it made me think of our starting Linebackers. In my opinion Timmons is much too athletic to put on the field on third down situations only. We could possibly put Woodley on the dline at certain times and Timmons on the outside.

That would give us Harrison and Timmons on the outside, Farrior and Foote on the inside, and Woodley on the line. That would be an awesome way to pressure the q-back on certain downs (3rd and Long).

By the way I met Woodley in person at a New Orleans Hornets game. Man are his upper arms and legs huge!!! Like tree trunks.

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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to do that, you take either smith or keisel off the field and deny hood an opportunity to come in.

im not sure that is maximizing the talent of your front 7. personally i would take either of the 3 above over foote on the field. otherwise, just take foote off and go with a 4-3 (which is easier said than done).
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:42 PM   #4
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I wouldn't mind Woodley playing like a 4-3 DE on 3rd downs. He does that alot anyway, only alot of times with only 2 more rushers gettin' after the QB with him....

I've never been a fan of the 3 man rush crap.

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I think what we have is fine. Just use Foote, to spell Farrior sometimes, and maybe in other packages slide Timmons outside to spell harrison/woodley, and stick Foote in there with Farrior.

After all, we DID originally intend to use Timmons as an OLB when we drafted him. And last year, some of his best pass rushes came when he was in on a twist blitz or rushing from the OLB spot. The kid can pull the trigger from anywhere!
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i say we pull troy on 2nd down, use foote there, on 1st and 3rd down transplant kirshke for clark and switch hood for troy. with this done, both troy and timmons go on the line. 4th down we run fake field goal formation.
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i say we pull troy on 2nd down, use foote there, on 1st and 3rd down transplant kirshke for clark and switch hood for troy. with this done, both troy and timmons go on the line. 4th down we run fake field goal formation.
i like your thinking, but it ignores that sepulveda is an ex LB and bigger than farrior.

he's been on the team long enough to take some snaps on defense and be a gunner when reed kicks off. oh, and he needs to replace reed kicking off too...

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i say we pull troy on 2nd down, use foote there, on 1st and 3rd down transplant kirshke for clark and switch hood for troy. with this done, both troy and timmons go on the line. 4th down we run fake field goal formation.
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if one of our d linemen gets hurt, or we wanna switch it up occasionally, we could use 2 linemen and 5 LBs: foote, farrior, timmons, harrison, and woodley, now tell me which ones are blitzing...cant do it can you? neither will opposing QBs
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if one of our d linemen gets hurt, or we wanna switch it up occasionally, we could use 2 linemen and 5 LBs: foote, farrior, timmons, harrison, and woodley, now tell me which ones are blitzing...cant do it can you? neither will opposing QBs
If I were the QB, I would crap my pants at the sight of that.

As for the signing of Foote, he's a backup on this team. He will spell Farrior and Timmons at times. If one of our LB's get hurt, I think Timmons is the first sub at OLB and that Fox might be the first sub at MLB if there's an injury.
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