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South Florida
12-09-2006, 06:17 PM
We need to keep our style for the next decade, and we won't have Zach Thomas.

We have to draft Buster Davis to be our Middle Linebacker for the next 10 years.

I don't know if he's got any injury problems, but I know he's a hawk.

I don't think Patrick Willis will slip out of the top 10, and anyway, I don't know if he's a ML.

I know Buster Davis is, and I can't imagine what 2 or 3 years with Zach would do to him.

CitizenSnips
12-09-2006, 06:24 PM
crowder will be our MLB once zachs gone. we need pure Outside rushers for linebackers. we have our future MLB already.

elite14eva
12-09-2006, 06:28 PM
crowder will be our MLB once zachs gone. we need pure Outside rushers for linebackers. we have our future MLB already.who do you think our outside rushers will be?

nighttrain76
12-09-2006, 06:33 PM
who do you think our outside rushers will be?


It needs to be Gaines Adams!!!

CitizenSnips
12-09-2006, 06:35 PM
who do you think our outside rushers will be?

i think drafting a guy like earl everrett would be a very wise pick in the 2nd if we can. (im not a flordia fan, the crowder and everrett thing is just coincidence.) but right now, we only need one outside man at the moment until zach retires. then we'll need a new guy for the outside spot.

shanem40
12-09-2006, 06:38 PM
We need to keep our style for the next decade, and we won't have Zach Thomas.

We have to draft Buster Davis to be our Middle Linebacker for the next 10 years.

I don't know if he's got any injury problems, but I know he's a hawk.

I don't think Patrick Willis will slip out of the top 10, and anyway, I don't know if he's a ML.

I know Buster Davis is, and I can't imagine what 2 or 3 years with Zach would do to him.im hauge fsu fan buster can mostlikly play any of the lb positons he does not have a history of injurys and play like a mad man on every play

zackmandude63
12-09-2006, 06:56 PM
lance briggs!

Nicky Napoleon
12-09-2006, 06:57 PM
Buster Davis is the smartest LB to play under Mickey Andrews and thats a direct quote from Mickey. That said we have Crowder, and Buster is better suited to play MLB. Then again if we are to truely go to a 3-4 we will have two starting MLB's and pairing Davis with Crowder wouldnt be a bad idea. Would make us stout at the MLB position, the only thing I question about Buster playing MLB in a 3-4 is his size.

s3an8
12-09-2006, 06:59 PM
buster davis is an OLB

Nicky Napoleon
12-09-2006, 07:08 PM
buster davis is an OLB

I beg to differ, Buster is an ILB who has the ability to play some OLB.

colmax
12-09-2006, 07:33 PM
We need to keep our style for the next decade, and we won't have Zach Thomas.

We have to draft Buster Davis to be our Middle Linebacker for the next 10 years.

I don't know if he's got any injury problems, but I know he's a hawk.

I don't think Patrick Willis will slip out of the top 10, and anyway, I don't know if he's a ML.

I know Buster Davis is, and I can't imagine what 2 or 3 years with Zach would do to him.


Willis is a MLB in a 4-3 that has played in a 4-2-5 but has the speed and size to play any position in any system as quoted by scouts.

colmax
12-09-2006, 07:37 PM
I beg to differ, Buster is an ILB who has the ability to play some OLB.


At 5'10" (But listed at a very generous 6') will not play OLB in the NFL. He will get ripped by TEs all over the league. Check out how Zach gets burned in the flats when he covers. Zach is a good cover guy in his circle, but otherwise gets beat more often in the flats or deep over the middle.

colmax
12-09-2006, 07:39 PM
crowder will be our MLB once zachs gone. we need pure Outside rushers for linebackers. we have our future MLB already.

Not against Crowder going MLB in the future, but IF Miami were to choose Willis, Miami would have a helluva decision as to whom put in the middle. Either way, Willis is athletic enough to play any position.

Nicky Napoleon
12-09-2006, 07:39 PM
At 5'10" (But listed at a very generous 6') will not play OLB in the NFL. He will get ripped by TEs all over the league. Check out how Zach gets burned in the flats when he covers. Zach is a good cover guy in his circle, but otherwise gets beat more often in the flats or deep over the middle.

Hence the reason I said he was an ILB with the ability to play SOME OLB.

colmax
12-09-2006, 07:42 PM
Hence the reason I said he was an ILB with the ability to play SOME OLB.


I totally quoted the wrong person. I meant to quote s3an8. Regardless, I highly doubt anyone would put him at OLB in the NFL unless out of desparity. He may have played a little in college, but as we all know, the NFL is an entirely different ballgame.

Disgustipate
12-09-2006, 07:52 PM
Dont worry about a linebacker being listed as an OLB or an ILB. Worry about his physical build and abilities, and what he is used to doing.

Miami has 3 "true" linebacker positions.

Strongside OLB(Donnie Spragan) lines up over the TE on the offensive formations strong side close to the line of scrimmage. The player here has to have the ability to jam, cover, or fight off a TE on any given play. That requires reach, which generally correlates with height(6'2"+), and in a pretty close weight range to a TE(Julian Peterson played for Saban in college at 235 pounds, but generally they are heavier).

The MLB and the Weakside OLB are essentially the same in terms of positioning, but there is some differences. Zach Thomas at MLB has the "big" DE(Kevin Carter) and the NT(Keith Traylor) playing 2-gap, trying to keep blockers off him. This in turn lets him go sideline to sideline.

The Weakside OLB doesnt get the 2-gap front, which means he has to deal with blockers much more often, and consequentially needs to be bigger, and is called on to step up to the Guard and take on blockers more often.

Alot of people, myself included think that Channing Crowder is going to be shifted to MLB in the future, because he's sort of out of position now. He is at his best going sideline to sideline, and he doesnt get a free reign at that now like he should.

Buster Davis kind of confuses me, really. I havent seen him play much, and he's built real thick, but everything I've read about him suggests he would be a best fit at ILB, rather then the weakside OLB position here.

Nicky Napoleon
12-09-2006, 08:15 PM
Busters best ability is to get sideline to sideline, he is always around the play and hardly ever caught out of position. Like I have said "IF" he were to be drafted by us his position would be ILB

bigchub22
12-09-2006, 08:22 PM
being a noles fan I would love to have this guy he's an animal and like someone quoted earlier mickey andrews loved this guy

Phins28
12-09-2006, 09:22 PM
Buster Davis is a cover 2 LB.

jbyrd423
12-10-2006, 04:09 AM
whoever said buster doesnt have the speed to play the outside hasnt watched him. ive seen this guy play for three years and even though he looks like an fat umpa loompa out there he is very fast for a linebacker of his size. i would love to see him on the fins

jlfin
12-10-2006, 11:11 AM
crowder will be our MLB once zachs gone. we need pure Outside rushers for linebackers. we have our future MLB already.

Don't forget about Pope. He is often ignored because he doesn't have prototype size, but he's actually a little heaveir than ZT. He was a very productive player on a major college football team (Alabama).
Every time this guy has been given an opportunity he has made plays. He's a better player than Spragan, but he happens to play behind ZT.