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THE DUKE


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:16 pm    Post subject: My ideal opening day D Reply with quote

Imagine this as the opening day defense:

DE - Justin Smith
DT - John Thorton
DT - Bryan Robinson
DE - Duane Clemons
OLB - Brian Simmons
MLB - Channing Crowder
OLB - Landon Johnson
CB - Tory James
CB - Deltha O'neal
FS - Madieu Williams
SS - Ernest Shazor

Rotating in - Mathias Askew, Keiwan Ratliff, Kevin Kaesvaharn, Kevin Hardy, Robert Geathers

That would make me very happy with those changes to the defense. Channing Crowder in round one, Shazor in 2, and start Landon over Kevin Hardy, bringing in Hardy as a situational rusher.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that D is fine given the other offenses that are in the AFC North but there is something that itches at me about Clemons. Don't get me wrong, I respect him, but look what happens when you have two pass rushing ends (especially given the 5 yard contact rule that puts more emphasis on the rush). I wish we had a better book end for Smith. Not to mention MLB.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT PICK up with Crowder and Shazor! Kevin Hardy is to good and worth to much $$$$ to be rotating in the game.Ratliff, Askew, and Geathers are great Athletes and might find themselves in a big role in the dime or quarter packages.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my thoughts (for now):

D-Line: Smith, Thornton, Robinson, Geathers
Rotating in: Clemons (for pass rushing. He could start over Geathers, though), Askew, Moore, and Powell

LBs: Hardy, L. Johnson, Simmons
Rotating in: Miller and Webster

DBs: O'Neal, James, M. Williams, and Thomas Davis
Passing Downs: Ratliff and Bauman
Other possible starter: Kim Herring

I'd like to see them either draft Davis or Heath Miller, or trade down to get Pollack. Then take a center and receiver/kick returner in rounds 2/3.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GO BENGALS!!!!!!!!
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