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  1. reflexblue

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    Someone (i think our fine mod JM57) mentioned a lineup with Spikes on the outside. I couldn't see it happening, but after reading this who knows it might.

    Belichick likes Mayo inside | ProJo.com | Tim Britton | Providence Journal


    Mayo has emerged as one of the game's best interior linebackers during his three seasons in New England's 3-4 scheme. There's a chance, however, that he'll be asked to move outside if the Pats go to a 4-3, with Brandon Spikes -- Mayo's partner on the inside in 2010 -- taking over as the lone middle linebacker.

    Head coach Bill Belichick did his best to quash that talk on Saturday.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    Didnt Mayo play alot on the outside in tennessee?I though he played very well on the outside at tennessee.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    don't know, but i think he would be athletic enough to do it.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    Interesting. Maybe Spikes to OLB on first and second down, Guyton on passing downs. Similiar to the rotation they did at MLB last season.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    I can't access that link for some reason
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    I just tried it, it worked for me.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    We can at least try him @ OLB


    if he could do it in college, which I suspect he did.... he can surely do it @ the PRO level. Most colleges use a primary 4-3 hardly ever 3-4.



    Spikes doesn't have the athleticism to be an OLB. Plz find both 10 yard splits.:rocker:


    add the 40 time if u want, but 40's don't mean much back their.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    ohhhh that's a link to some kind of vip forum?
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    What part of that says that Mayo won't play WLB?
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    Belichick on Cannon, Mayo & more - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    WLB is in the tackle box, off the line of scrimmage. Sounds like Belichick is doing some more media trolling. That 4-3 WLB spot is basically where he was lining up in the 3-4, but with different alignments up front.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    Interesting. Although it's hard to imagine Spikes elsewhere besides the inside. Makes me wonder also when Fletcher gets playing time if that will take any away from Mayo if he doesn't succeed on the outside.
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    Re: BB Like's Mayo Inside.

    Exactly. It sounds like we have 3 middle linebackers (Mayo, Spikes, Fletcher) who all deserve some time on the field (and expect Mayo to be playing 90%+ of the snaps based on previous years) and a shortage of outside LBs. That's why BB's comments are puzzling. Moving Mayo outside seems like a very reasonable option - and it's what he's done during camp. Now we says that it's not going to happen? :confused:
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    Dare i say, mayo looked LTish tonight

    Never thought id see him blitzing so much
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    Re: Dare i say, mayo looked LTish tonight

    It reminded me a lot of what the Ravens have been doing all these years. Aside from him being a HOF player, their scheme allows Ray Lewis to be a one man wrecking crew.

    Mayo is smart and athletic enough to play a similar role.
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    Re: Dare i say, mayo looked LTish tonight

    Please dont insult LT like that.
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    Re: Dare i say, mayo looked LTish tonight

    He looked more Ray Lewis in his prime tonight than anyone else I thought (minus the evangelical speech giving).
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    Re: Dare i say, mayo looked LTish tonight

    He looks like a completely different player when he's allowed to attack like that. Dare I hope, he might finally force a fumble or make an interception this season. ;)
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    Re: Dare i say, mayo looked LTish tonight

    Do not get the subtle vitriol about Mayo, what is there not to like about him ?? Not getting interceptions or forcing fumbles??

    The reality is that he is a team leader who has only gotten better every year here... is he LT'ish?? probably not. But he is one of the best linebackers in the league right now.. in the past they could not play the strengths he showed last night, but in this "new" scheme can allow him more freedom and it is paying dividends for him and most of all the Patriots.
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