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Unheralded Guys That Have Stood Out To Me In Both Tc And The Two Preseason Games


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I'm avoiding the Captain Obvious guys like Vic or even Clayborn. Guys you figured would be good to decent.

1) Michael Ford:

- I like his running style. Got a bit of dog in him and lowers that head for the last yard. Everyone is saying its between Freeman and Coleman, but watch this kid. Name a rb since Turner you watched pound in a goal line TD with ease.

2) Thereze

--I've been banging his drum since day one. Natural FS in this scheme. Got some pop and great range, and good ball skills. Not sure if this is his year, but Ricardo better bring his A game

3) Akeem King

--I like his effort on STs, and he's a fast big dude. A bit raw, but I like his fluid Athleticism

4) Bradford

--my man brings the wood. He takes risks and can miss assignments. But I like big, nasty and fast ILBs

5) hankerson

--not too much of a surprise as he was good at UM, but it seems the knee is all good and I'm getting cocky and saying its possible we have Roddy's replacement

6) Levine Toilio

--A much aligned kid who seems to have put the work into the weight room. He looks so much more athletic and put together. Much better route runner.

7) Tyler Starr

--I'm a bit surprised I'm pointing him out, but I'm liking the kid. Another guy who's put the work in the weight room and seems to be using his length and athleticism

Who you guys noticing?

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not many on this list are making the team.

Ok, say why. I beg to differ actually. Starr may not, but most of the others will make team

Agree with your list.

For me it is Kevin White. He may be smaller than what coach Q wants but he is covering well so far. I think White bumps Southward off the 53.

White is interesting and southward has been disappointing.
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I honestly thought hank was about to get injured in the first quarter the other night down by the end zone when a defender tackled him low and hit his legs. I was so relieved to see him get back up with no limp

Yeah me too. He's a ripped dude btw lol

Seems the knee is good, he's moving like he did at Miami

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Starr has a very good chance, especially as Biermann continues to wet the bed.

LEO-Beasley, Starr

RDT-Hageman, Babinaux, Jarrett

LDT-Soliai

LDE-Jackon, Clayborn, Maponga

SLB-Reed, Schofield

Starr has tackled well in the open field meaning we can drop him like Reed, and Maponga has gotten good push bull ruhing, with two sacks in two games.

Biermann has gotten stone walled, run himself out of sight allowing big run gains right where he was, long completions on 3rd down, and on ST's gotten down there just in time to high five whoever beat him to the punch.

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Maponga should definitely be on your list. I had almost given up on him being anything and now he looks like a legit back-up passrusher who could develop into a real threat.

Agree, bro. I kinda thought he had talent when we drafted him, but I can't lie. I thought he was cut bait this year. How cool will that be if these late rounders and UDFAs turn out at least decent?

Watching the way some of these guys are performing is restoring my faith in Dimi

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Yeah, add Maponga for me too. I little expectation of him making the team but he is carving out a niche, even if it is one dimension.

Yup. And it's cool that he's a situational pass rusher--that's good value from a fifth rounder and a necessary component as the season wears on

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Starr has a very good chance, especially as Biermann continues to wet the bed.

LEO-Beasley, Starr

RDT-Hageman, Babinaux, Jarrett

LDT-Soliai

LDE-Jackon, Clayborn, Maponga

SLB-Reed, Schofield

Starr has tackled well in the open field meaning we can drop him like Reed, and Maponga has gotten good push bull ruhing, with two sacks in two games.

Biermann has gotten stone walled, run himself out of sight allowing big run gains right where he was, long completions on 3rd down, and on ST's gotten down there just in time to high five whoever beat him to the punch.

No way Starr is #2 LEO. Iwould put Schofield, Maponga or Reed in as backup LEO before Starr.

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Starr has a very good chance, especially as Biermann continues to wet the bed.

LEO-Beasley, Starr

RDT-Hageman, Babinaux, Jarrett

LDT-Soliai

LDE-Jackon, Clayborn, Maponga

SLB-Reed, Schofield

Starr has tackled well in the open field meaning we can drop him like Reed, and Maponga has gotten good push bull ruhing, with two sacks in two games.

Biermann has gotten stone walled, run himself out of sight allowing big run gains right where he was, long completions on 3rd down, and on ST's gotten down there just in time to high five whoever beat him to the punch.

Starr is easily the biggest surprise for me. I didn't get the puck last year. He looked weak and list. I'm very impressed with the kid this year. I think he's more of a natural SLB than he is an edge rusher. And I agree, won't hurt my feelings to cut bierman
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Maponga is a terrific story. Coming out of college, I felt like he could become our go-to pass rusher. He was quick, aggressive and strong. Then, like magic, he languished behind Bierman.....I could not believe it.

Now that I see him producing, albeit not at a star level, I am realizing the sort of disconnect that existed between Smitty and Tommy. This is not about knocking Smitty. I just want to point out that his and Tommy's philosophies may not have been as simpatico as advertised.

I don't know. I am just glad that Maponga is getting his chance to succeed. I'd like to see him become part of the regular rotation of pass rushers. I think he could become a good foundation defender.

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