Defense Rebuild: EDGE

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Dangermode, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. steverife

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    What is he supposed to say? Stock question, stock answer. There is 0 benefit to giving any kind of answer there.

    Not picking on you, but I don't get why fans are always trying decipher and put stock in what people say to the media. They are just fulfilling obligations.
     
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  2. Chronos

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    Not trying to decipher just pointing out the obvious, albeit in a more subtle manner than you. Just read my posts, I’m saying the same thing over and over - they ain’t giving away info at a presser. Never have and never will. I don’t use the sarcasm button because it should be obvious at times.
     
  3. steverife

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    With all the wild stuff people say here, sarcasm isn't going to be identified. :)
     
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  4. Chronos

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    Very true! Although, in looking back at it, I am serious about the “too cute” part. I think sometimes JR doesn’t connect the dots as well as I’d like and we get a Dodd.
     
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  5. steverife

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    Sometimes picks just don't work. My only quip with Dodd is that he wasn't a scheme fit. If you are taking a 275-280 lb college 4/3 DE to play in a 3/4, he better have some real physical traits.
     
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  6. Chronos

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    My problem is he was a one year wonder in college. JR himself says that’s not his pattern, so why deviate from his own philosophy?
     
  7. Soxcat

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    Actually Dodd is a perfect fit since we run more 4 man fronts than 5. Plus he has the size to rotate inside on occasion. Obviously his size had nothing to do with his failure. Now it is true there is always going to be a compromise between someone who is good at holding the edge well and someone who can speed rush. But we need someone on the strong side with a little beef and very often they will be lining up as a traditional 4/3 DE.
     
  8. steverife

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    I don't agree, but I've already spent way too much time thinking about a guy that was in the league like 2 years.
     
  9. Riverman

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    but doesn’t scouting involve matching skills to needs?
     
  10. Riverman

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    Dodd was character issue.
    Wilson character issue.

    JRob billed himself as “character drafter”. Missed on high picks. Hit on Conklin but didn’t work out as core player. IMO 1st rounds should be spent on “core” players. CD84?
     
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