I don't think its so much that the position isn't valuable to Ted as much as its a skill set where its theoretically easier to find good players with
Ranking by the player's Average Value means a lot of the young vets on second contracts count more (Rodgers, Matthews, Burnett, Peppers, Sitton, Lang).
I agree its not about his 4th grade 4-H experience, but the fact that an NFL level coach came to the phone and produced a tale of grit and attitude rather
That's true, but when you look good on someone else's highlight tape, then you may have something there.
Well, one thing you know Russ Ball better not do next time around with Clay is to try to use ILB salaries to justify a low-ballish offer.
that means the packers are getting old.
what happened to the good old days when we were the youngest team every year?
i think ILB is pretty important in our system. our zone, or whatever the hell it is, leaves the ILBs responible for the whole middle of the field. we've
He's not particularly fast but he's in the right window for the position. He had a little weight to lose once the OLB dream was dead as well which should
Good bump. I looked at the highlight reel, and anyone can look good on a highlight tape - well, except Joey Thomas. Still, kid has some talent. I would
Let me rephrase: When the Ryan pick was announced on TV, Kiper compared Ryan to Dick Butkus.
How did Kiper know what Butkus did when he was drafted?
I didn't read it carefully, but you're right:
I would include pressure from the ILB in a category of "Inside pass rusher"
Hang on a second. It's just an endorsement from Greg Mattison, a Michigan defensive assistant with NFL chops. Sure, it's a fluff piece, but it's not
Some of this depends on how fast a learner he is. If he's picked up on the position, he can play fast(er) than he did last training camp, and we'll see
I'm pretty sure by inside pass rush they are talking about interior defensive lineman who can rush the passer.
If we care what Kiper thought we'd be excited as hell; he compared Ryan to Dick Butkus when he was drafted.
ILB was a position of need for draft/FA, but where does ILB rank on overall position importance, particularly on the Packers? I'd say it's pretty low;
I was watching some 2013 ASU games to get a feel for what to expect from Damarious Randall and #52 kept making plays. Eventually I realized that guy