Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Fry, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus #ShoutboxAlley4Life

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    Fwiw "Shooting" the gap is bad technique for a LB playing the run. Shuffle down, hold contain, squeeze and then tackle the runner, otherwise you're liable to be over aggressive and lose your gap. Play yourself right out of position.

    Of course there is a needed balance of technique and aggressiveness...
  2. Gut

    Gut Pro Bowler

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    Depends on the D and it's style. Some coaches only coach an ILB to attack when a LB comes for them or a FB is coming - focusing on contain to the outside and stack and shed inside. Other coaches teach them to play like a RB. Read the line/gaps and shoot thru the hole. It's riskier because if you miss and they cut back and block the backside LB, you got problems! Or cutoff the backside LB and kick out the playside OLB. Puts a lot of pressure on S's to fill and clean up. Which means you better have solid tackling S's and makes you more vulnerable to playaction.

    On the other hand, playing conservative won't get you tfl's....so...risk vs reward.
  3. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus #ShoutboxAlley4Life

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    Run blitz is a real thing... it's also scary af.
  4. Roscoes Wetsuit

    Roscoes Wetsuit Starter

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    I actually don't have a problem with Williamson, he is decent. I made that comment though cause I rarely ever see him make any tackles behind the LoS.
  5. EnglandTitan66

    EnglandTitan66 "The Plump Prince"

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    Williamson in coverage is a liability. He had an ok season last year but he only gets that grade because he put Talib on the floor in that Bronco's game.
  6. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Enjoy it while it lasts Tip Jar Donor

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    any new news on Foster and his little tiff with the male nurse?

    today is his pro day I believe...
  7. The Playmaker

    The Playmaker pineapple pizza party

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    not an issue
  8. CalgaryTitansFan

    CalgaryTitansFan Starter

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    Coach said it was nothing, he apologized, and never had an issue his entire time there. Doesn't think it'll affect his draft spot.
  9. Gut

    Gut Pro Bowler

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    Did Foster actually work out at his pro day? The only news from that pro day regarding him was his apology. Did he run or do any athletic stuff...bench, drills, vert, broad, blah blah blah?
    Architect high fives this.
  10. xhrr

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    No he's recovering from his rotator cuff surgery