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Why are folk still so ready to pull-apart and dismiss LL when he posts something he's been told?
Y'all want inside information. (Which the majority of time turns out to be accurate.). Yet when our own 'insiders' drop something, many are rushing to rubbish it.
This place really is an amusing study in human nature most times.
he didn't get dismissed. someone made a counterpoint. obviously, ll56 is obviously a good source, most get that if they've been around at all.
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We don't discount Kerrigan's sacks against lesser competition. Or Ware's. Nor should you. The plays happened.
And while you are correct, that Rak has a tendency to show up in "smaller" games, you should also note that Rak's presence probably greatly helped out Kerrigan in 2011. And BOTH of their presence helped out our DL's pass rush and sack numbers.
And I don't care if Fletcher is an inside line backer. I'd take Fletcher to replace Orakpo at Outside Linebacker any day of the week. It's about how he plays the game, not specific stats. The only advantage Orakpo has over Fletcher is age.
Again - just my opinion.
I don't get when most of the things he's given us have turned out to be accurate how many are still so ready to challenge him. I don't know the guy from Adam, but I feel pretty safe from how we've gotten to know him over the years through his posts the very last thing he is either a liar or someone that makes things up for the heck of it.
Last edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven; September-27th-2012 at 09:16 AM.
The Bledsoe/Brady controversy (and Brady/Cassell situation) is an apples and oranges comp simply because only 1 QB can be on the field at the same time, whereas multiple (3 or 4 in base packages) LBs are at any given time. Additionally, the respective cap hits aren’t even remotely close and neither will the compensation. Finally the decisions are being made at completely different points in the respective timelines.
Now before I get into anything Patriots-related, I must disclose that I am from Massachusetts and have lived in New England my entire life. Besides actual evidence, I also have personal feelings and thorough knowledge…Bledsoe was out for 10 games before he was cleared to play, during which time Brady went 7-3 (and 14-3 for the rest of the regular season and playoffs). No one but Belichick knows why Brady was made the starter for “the foreseeable future.” POSIT 1: It didn’t have anything to do with $$, as it was mid-season. POSIT 2: The Pats transitioned from a down-the-field offense to the dink n’ dunk game of the Early Brady years and after 10 weeks, there was no reason to change back if it’s working and getting wins. Bledsoe, for as great and loved as he was in New England (make no mistake, he was both), never started for them again. The Patriots traded Bledsoe after (wait for it)…BRADY WON THE F’N SUPER BOWL!!!! At that point, they had 17 games on which to evaluated Brady, they would clear more than $7mil in cap space (a Sh1t load in 2002 cap dollars), and negotiated for a 2003 #1 pick (i.e. the following year). See the differences yet??
FACT: Jackson has exactly one start in 2012.
FACT: Jackson has exactly one start in his 4 year NFL career
FACT: Jackson was the starter on a defense that gave up 38 points to the Bengals (A team against which the Browns only gave up 34 just 7 days earlier)
REASONABLE SUPPOSITION: The only reason Jackson was even on the field to make that play was because Orakpo was out for the season.
REASONABLE SUPPOSITION: The Interception and TD could not have been more giftwrapped.
REASONABLE SUPPOSITION: Based upon the aforementioned and assuming a full recovery, Orakpo is a better player with a higher ceiling than Jackson.
My feeling is that Orakpo should not get shopped. If he is, He will not command anything higher than a conditional 4th. If that is hecase, he should play out the rest of his time in Washington and we will see what we see. If Jackson pulls off a dream season, perhaps he’s the one that should be shopped.
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"Watching RG3 today is like watching Jordan vs. the Blazers years ago. Waiting for him to shrug his shoulders as he runs by cameras." - John Keim, November 22, 2012. Thanksgiving at Dallas
Rak had more sacks last year than Kerrigan and played in one less game.Because Kerrigan actually gets to the QB.
I don't know that he complains too much (although he certainly does at times) but I think the fanbase complains entirely too much about it. He DOES need to shed more blocks.Orakpo just complains about being held
I said the same.Kerrigan had a beast game without Orakpo last week. Obviously its just one game, we'll see what happens over the next 13.
If you say so.And I don't care if Fletcher is an inside line backer. I'd take Fletcher to replace Orakpo at Outside Linebacker any day of the week. It's about how he plays the game, not specific stats. The only advantage Orakpo has over Fletcher is age.
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