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  1. BlitzFritz

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    One thing that has stuck me as I look back over the season.

    The number of important players who were not on the original 53, but stashed on practice squad, shadow roster, and PUP. He really knows how to create extra depth.

    - Gerard Warren -- cut and kept on shadow roster
    - Marcus Cannon, Ron Brace, Kevin Faulk - stashed on PUP
    - Sterling Moore -- shadow roster

    Plus
    - Shaun Ellis on the 53 -- kept on ice in case injuries hit (!)

    Looks like he was determined not to run out of DL players like last year!!

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    -- FRITZ
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    Shaun Ellis was "kept on ice" because he wasn't playing very well.
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    This. I like Ellis and he may still be a valuable piece over the next 2 games, if his snaps are highly limited.
    If you watch him through the season, his leggs are gone.
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    He has seemed to be better the past couple games he's been in there, with a couple sacks.
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    He looked pretty good the other day. He was powerful and quick. All we need is a handful of quality snaps from him like those against Denver for two more games (hopefully).
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    I couldn't agree more. Last year the defensive line was Big Vince and some scotch tape in the Jets playoff game. (IMO the weakness in the D-line was a big factor in that loss).

    I think there was a plan to be in better shape for the playoffs this year. It worked Saturday lets hope it keeps working.
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    my sense was that ellis wasnt playing as well as Carter, so couldnt crack the lineup. but not is a really strong option in the 4-3 who can play run and passrush.

    how about having a player like Gerard Warren just sitting on your shadow roster (cut), and picking him up in midseason?

    how about getting a guy like Marcus Cannon midseason to handle injuries to Vollmer, Light. ?

    -- FRITZ
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    If Shaun Ellis can give the Pats Shaun Ellis for only two more games, that'll be a huge plus for the D.
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    Yes! Clearly Ron Brace is the key to the Lombardi.
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    Re: BB unique approach to creating depth and dealing with injuries and disappointment

    Only good games I've seen out of Shaun Ellis lately have been in the playoffs, versus us and then against the Broncos. I'm completely fine with that if he keeps it up. Helluva a lot better than Ochosucko.
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