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Should I be excited about the linebackers?


Should i be excited about our linebackers?

I don't know what to think, Session is a hard hitter who supposedly can't cover, Posluszny is a solid tackler, who supposedly can't cover, and Daryl Smith is a great all around player.  By supposedly I mean the player's former fans said so, and Posluszny looked bad in coverage in the New England game.  But I must admit Clint Session is a hard hitter, he even had 2 forced fumbles in 10 snaps.  That's a 1/4 of last years total from the whole season.  I feel if Posluszny can be limited to a zone coverage role(when needed to cover), and most of the time the we can switch to a nickel on passing downs we'll be fine, but on run defense the team should be literary tremendous.

 

Now I will compare our new linebackers to last years starters.

 

2010 Weakside Linebacker:

Justin Durant*

 

2011 Weakside Linebacker:

Clint Session

 

How do they compare?

- Neither are good in coverage, mediocre at best.

- Both must be limited to being a two down linebacker.

- Although one is injury prone, one is coming off an injury, that inevitably got him on IR.

- Similar body types

 

How do they contrast?

- Although Durant isn't a bad tackler, Session is a good tackler, and a very hard hitter.

- While Session was his former team's top linebacker at one point, Durant never seemed to play that well.  He had a lot of flashes, but besides that was a bit of a disappointment.  

 

Who is a better player?

Clint Session

 

 

 

2010 Middle Linebacker:

Kirk Morrison*

 

2011 Middle Linebacker:

Paul Posluszny

 

How do they compare?

- Both are bad in coverage.

 

How do they contrast?

- Kirk is slow, and Paul is fast.

- Kirk is a decent tackler, and Paul is a good tackler.

- Kirk can barely shoot a gap, and Paul will be all over it.

 

Who is better?

Paul Posluszny

 

 

So clearly they are both upgrades, but how good will they be, that's what we will have to wait for.  

 

* Justin Durant is a Detriot Lion, and another additon to the foundation, as that defense is being built, watch out for those Lions.

* Kirk Morrison is still a free agent, that must mean something.  Eagles may be interested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am I excited about the Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers?  Yes I am

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