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Make no mistake, he is going to get his share of snaps rushing the passer, or he wouldn't be here, because if all he was doing is playing the traditional SAM, then he wouldn't be playing much at all considering you have to spend so much time in sub in today's NFL and SAM is usually the first one off the field unless he can rush.

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Reed and Shembo will compete at SAM, Durant and I guess Bartu (eww) will compete at WLB, and we'll either sign or draft a MLB to compete with Worrilow.

Reed will actually be a very good SAM.

Draft:

1. Ray

2. Stephone Anthony

3. Ali Marpet

Locked and loaded

Eric Kendricks or Stephone Anthony in the 2nd round, please!

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Vic Beasley said this morning on 680 the fan that he would play the role that Bruce Irvin plays for Seattle. I thought Irvin played SAM for Seattle so how does that work out if Reed is supposed to play SAM?

I thought I read the other day that Beasley thought he would play LEO for us, but maybe I'm not remembering correctly.

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Vic Beasley said this morning on 680 the fan that he would play the role that Bruce Irvin plays for Seattle. I thought Irvin played SAM for Seattle so how does that work out if Reed is supposed to play SAM?

I thought I read the other day that Beasley thought he would play LEO for us, but maybe I'm not remembering correctly.

That is an interesting point, and why I'm throwing the side eye at some of these signings and rumored signings because of the redundancy. But I imagine at the end of the day it's becoming about depth.

Irvin was brought in orginally by Seattle to be strictly a pass rusher. I believe he was going to be Clemons's replacement. Then they found out at his size, he couldn't play on the LOS every down and had real trouble against the run, and that he was better suited as specialist. Then he migrated to SAM when they had some injuries and rushed in pacakges here and there.

With Beasley, I still maintain that if he is coming strictly as a LEO, then he's not going to be an every down player. Seattle always used a heavy rotation and even though the design of the 4-3 Under kind of protects that weakside rusher, you still can't play a 246 lb. on the LOS like that without spelling him often.

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The SAM is a passrusher a lot of the time, not sure anyone thought he was going to be the DE.

I've seen people line him up as a DE in our front 7 personnel. Thinking he's like Biermann. He's more like Bartu (a lb who can rush a bit) as opposed to a DE who can cover a bit
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