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Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningham!!

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    Jermaine Cunningham!!

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    Ahhh...The much-maligned Jermaine Cunningham.

    Prospectus

    I have been defending this kid all year, thank you.

    In 2010, Cunningham ~ a Defensive End in College ~ joined our crew, and ~ as a Rookie, mind you ~ managed to master not only the excruciatingly demanding transition from Defensive End to Will MidFielder ~ "Right OutSide LineBacker" to you Earthlings!! ~ but did so in our maddeningly complicated system...and won the starting job!!

    Mind you: He was competing with the likes of Tully Hyphenator...But by all accounts he did a solid job. And to manage that, under those circumstances, speaks mountains about his Work Ethic, his fanatical dedication, and, above all, to absolutely outstanding Diagnostic Acuity and phenomenal Processing Speed.

    This, Ladies, and Laddies, is not a guy you want to Sell Short.

    Yet 99% of New EngLand's fans did just that, this Summer, in the wake of a disastrous ~ and mysterious ~ 2011.

    Not ME!!

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    I believe that 2012 will feature a stunning resurgence of Jermaine Cunningham's fortunes...and Sacks aplenty!!
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    That's because he's actually put in the hard work and time that it took to get back in Belichick's seemingly good graces. If the preseason wasn't a mirage (let's admit it, the preseason is a mirage for a lot of players, not just the Patriots), then I don't see any reason why he wouldn't threaten Ninkovich's job and be on the field in various subpackages this year.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    he's going to have to make some pretty good players sit on the bench for extended periods of time.

    I would like it, but this is not preseason anymore
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    so what you're saying is Cunnigham is like John Belushi.

    Aiming high today.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    So say we all.

    A perceived work ethic improvement and a real training camp seems to presage a difference.
    Make it so.

    (is it just me or does Jermaine look an awful lot like that comedian from SNL?)
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Are you Chad Johnson or Terrell Owens?

    You're just vying for attention :D
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Besides Jones, who is a pretty good player he would force to the bench?
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Watching in preseason they seemed to be working him into an interior rusher role sort of the in mold of the way the Giants use their ends inside on obvious passing downs. It will be worth monitoring to see how much he used here. As this is a very specific role it could not be considered forcing anyone to the bench for extended periods of time.

    Then if we look at the prospects of him playing DE and it is not crazy to think that he could split some time with a rookie. I know we all are high on Jones and we all hope he is an every down DE from game one but we will see. Just for the record I think Jones will be.

    Now flipping to other side and I love Ninkovich but I always kind of felt that in the past when he put his hand down he was a overmatched by size and strength and I am not sold on him as a DE. I know he bulked up to be ready to put his hand down regularly and maybe that is the difference but based on what we saw out of Cunningham I might actually perfer him as the starting DE instead of Ninko. Because Ninko has been so consistant the last few years and steadily improved too right now I see him as the starter but as the year goes on if Cunningham can take his preseason efforts to the regular season and be consistant he could pass him.

    Basically Cunningham right now is a back up with a specific interior pass rush role and backs up a rookie and a solid but not spectacular OLB moving back to DE. There could be a lot of reps for him if he is ready to take them and based on preseason there is reason to be hopeful he might be back on track. We will see.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Same thought I had and even Jones is a rookie and might not be ready for every snap yet. If he is going to be the nascar DE on the inside he would potentially push Love or Vince to the bench for a handful of plays. Or he overtakes Ninko for the end spot.


    *kinda feel like my first post was a waste now because I summed it up better here.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    I also have been defending cunningham since last year, couldn't believe how a good percentage of the posters here wanted to cut him even early last season. And even going into this year they same group already had him on the bubble and just waiting for him to be release. The NEW Crable they said, Hes a bust they said, they never seemed to consider that he might be hurt. He showed to much in his rookie year to be a bust. The talent was/is there
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Don't you have to have a "Surgence" before you can have a Resurgence?

    That said, I hope the OP is right and Cunningham really produces this year.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    It would be a breath of fresh year if he duplicates his rookie year. The same goes for McCourty. Cunningham wasn't the only Patriot who fell off the planet last year.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Vereen is the new Crable.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    yes...of course...for me it takes about an hour these days....I make a cup of coffee...crush another Viagra...and wait for little Joe to get up a head of steam again..:D
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    I have to admit...When I see a new thread started by Off The Grid, I'm right there opening it up. Allbeit histrionic, they always have lots of bells and whistles!!:)
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    My 10 year old writes her homework papers in a similar style.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Is your 10 year old a grump overly-critical jackass like her Dad?


    I for one enjoyed reading the OP's opinion.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    Seriously, what's with all this enthusiasm and variety!? I say we open up three more Brian Waters speculation threads and call it a day.
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    I certainly hope he gets it together otg. He showed flashes his rookie year and disappeared last year. I do remember that he consistently pushed the pocket, but was always a step or two slow in getting to the passer. Hopefully some serious training has helped improve his burst among other things.

    I do think using him as a "nascar" type has some serious potential. It would also provide flexibility in blitz packages and allow for the ever adored, free roaming, ameoba type defense. I fully expect us to see more and more multiple type defense this year. Switching between 3 4 and 2 man looks play to play. I hope to see our defense dictating tempo to the offense, instead of being played like a fiddle.

    We won't win another 'ship without a dominant, will imposing defense with the ability to carry the offense on a bad day.

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    Re: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ~ The Stunning Resurgence of Jermaine Cunningha

    You remember 2010 incorrectly. He got hurries and even 6 hits on the QB in 2010, but he lacked the strength to convert them to sacks. This past offseason he clearly put some serious weight room time in, and he looks must stronger. He's also improved his pass rushing technique substantially. Hence his vast year-to-year preseason improvement. THe mystery is what he was doing last offseason...
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