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kethnaab


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

_Oypus wrote:
Babylon wrote:
NextBigThing wrote:
Chandler Jones reminds me of Bane; just this beastly, terrifying, unstoppable force.

Ravens olineman


Ahem. Holding.


Uh yeah. You're telling me? Oher gets a free pass on false starting as well as holding apparently
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Babylon wrote:
NextBigThing wrote:
Chandler Jones reminds me of Bane; just this beastly, terrifying, unstoppable force.


Unless you're a Bills or Ravens olineman apparently.

They've both played very well out of the gate, though Chandler disappeared for much of the Ravens game (plenty of Oher holding aside), as well as allowing Fitzpatrick a very clean pocket from which to launch interceptions.

Hightower as well hasn't played particularly well the last two games, making plenty of mistakes against the Ravens and bouncing from the game due to an injury early against the Bills.

Not to say they both haven't impressed, they've just cooled off from 2 of the top 5 candidates for DROTY thus far to just Chandler deserving that recognition and rejoining the pack.

Just hope they rotate more so they don't run out of gas come December as rookies are want to.


You do realize that even the top pass rushers in the world only get to/near the QB on about 25% of their snaps right?
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FakingInjuries


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both have played really well.

Chandler Jones is a future Pro Bowler.

Hightower has played well but is still thinking before reacting. He does have a TD, FR, Sack, a few TFL, and is generally a big hitter. Having him along with Spikes and Mayo is going to be a scary Linebacker corps.

I think Hightower is having a longer adjustment period since the Patriots switched to a 4-3. He played in a 3-4 at Alabama. He mainly played ILB his whole life, and is stuck at OLB since we already have Spikes and Mayo.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chandler has played nearly every snap in every game this year. Means BB trusts him in every situation to be out there as a rookie. That alone should tell you a lot about the kid.
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FakingInjuries


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hightower had a nice coverage sack last week. It was in a crucial moment in the game too.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread title seriously needs editing...
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