Brandon Merriweather Playing Right Now.

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  1. titansfan9

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    On ESPN, #19 thats Merriweather. Devin Hester just said he is the hardest hitting safety he's seen...
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  2. Pit Bull #53

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    No thanks. We already have one player that likes to stomp on people. No need for another.

    Plus I think he's behind Nelson, Landry and Griffin.
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  3. titansfan9

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    personally I think he is better than Nelson...
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  4. Gut

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    Um...

    Based on....?

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    Nelson's stock is rising, no doubt it will increase at the workouts, if he comes out, he will probably be picked before the titans #19...
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    Where do you think Landry will go. He's my favorite safety.
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  7. Snookus

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    I wouldn't mind having any of the top 4 safety's.
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  8. Gut

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    Well...

    I've studied Griffin in 2 games this year (one being the bowl game) and he was not good. In the first game he bit on play-action, took bad angles and within the 10 yardline made a poor run fit so he was unblocked and the RB went in for the score. He also tries to lay the wood too much and misses tackles. In the bowl game he also didn't look good save for one play when the QB was under pressure and tried to lob it to the flat and he made a good play on the ball. Other than that, he got faked out by the RB for a big gain in the open field and we're not talking Barry Sanders either. Griffin has a good reputation, but I don't like what I'm seeing. I wouldn't take him in the first rnd.

    I haven't watch my tapes of Landry yet so I can't comment other than my initial impressions of watching the games. He gets around the ball, but isn't really grasping my attention. Maybe that's because LSU has an excellent d all around...I don't know yet. His stats have been declining though...

    Merriweather did not impress me. He waits for others to do the job and shows up late. He loafs too much and for me...that's not what you want in a starting FS. And add in his baggage and you have a 2nd rnd pick (at best) IMO. No way would I take him in rnd 1.

    Nelson has been the most impressive in both just watching the game (he makes BIG plays) and in studying the tape. He flies to the ball, makes his presense FELT, and knows how to cover, when to go for the pick and when to lay the wood. He also seems to enjoy intimidating others and that will only help us (assuming he's not getting personal foul calls). Like Griffin, he goes for the knockout a lot. The difference so far is...I haven't seen Nelson miss.

    I'd expect both Landry and Nelson (assuming he comes out) to go in rnd 1. Question is, do they both go ahead of our pick?

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  9. Snookus

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    If Michael Griffin misses so many tackles, please tell me why he has over two times as many as Nelson. Griffin makes big plays as well with 4 forced fumbles and 4 INT's. He's also a special teams demon with a record 8 blocked punts and supernatural kick coverage.
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  10. Gut

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    Sure...

    Griffin basically moves around a lot and spends a decent amount of time close to the LOS.

    Nelson is pretty much lined up in deep CF so he doesn't see a lot of running plays unless they are to the wide side of the field...especially with Florida's speed. Nelson also blocks punts.

    But no one is drafting a player in the first rnd because you blocked some punts in college and are a good gunner (which Griffin is). With Hope playing a more traditional SS role in our D and LT playing a lot of deep half or CF down the middle, Nelson seems like a better fit (and I haven't seen a runner juke him out of his shorts in the open field). To be fair, as I mentioned, he probably has a lot fewer attempts....but that's where we are. And I like Texas!

    BTW, what do you think of Rouse of VT?

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