Barrett Ruud Worst Pass-Rushing LB of 2011

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Bababooey, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Bababooey

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  2. Scarecrow

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    what context is this in? how many times was he asked to rush the passer? i dont believe it was 187 times.
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  3. JCBRAVE

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    He was also the worst tackling LB I've ever seen. Dude was made of 50% cotton, 20% corn on the cob, and 30% Griffin. Not meant for taking on NFL ball carriers.
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  4. SlidePiece

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    I'd say he's was the worst LB of 2011 period.

    I don't know where we were going with that FA signing as well as Sean Smith.
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  5. TorontoTitanFan

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    You must not have watched many Eagles games, then.
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  6. JCBRAVE

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    Yea those Eagle LB's had a rough year playing behind Babin.
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    ruud was never that bad in tampa but he wasnt great either. we were just not a good fit for him.
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    McCarthy said he learned allot from Ruud.

    Maybe it was how not to play MLB, IDK.
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    Ruud was very smart, he knew some things.
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    I think maybe the disconnect wasn't his intelligence, but his ability. His age plus his own shortcomings may have made him less than stellar.

    Putting his intelligence in a body like Kam Wimbley or say Patrick Willis (a couple physical freaks off the top of my head) would result in a lot more productive career than what happened in Barrett Ruud's body.

    His intelligence may have gotten him to a starting MLB position, though his athleticism didn't let him get over the hump.
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