Defense - Defensive Tackles

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  1. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    We couldn't stop the run in 2010 (or not very well). We changed systems. We added Haynsworth. We are now rock-solid with THREE successful goal-line stands in two games. This unit will only improve as the year progresses.

    Solid and immovable
  2. boston22407

    boston22407 Practice Squad Player

    That Goal Line Stand vs SD got me Fired up :rocker:
  3. scout

    scout Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    The goal line stands and Miami's 3rd down conversions.
  4. reflexblue

    reflexblue Supporter Supporter

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    .............:ditto::agree: :rocker:

    I expect/hope that the pass rush will improve as time goes on also.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  5. MrNathanDrake

    MrNathanDrake In the Starting Line-Up

    #95 Jersey

    We aren't stacked at DT anymore

    2 weeks in.... 2 DLinemen gone.

    Mike Wright had a potentially career ending concussion. Probably wont see him again.

    Myron Pyror.... someone who I thought was playing very well in preseason and week 1... Now on the IR.

    So who's left?

    Wilfork, Haynesworth, Kyle Love, Landon Cohen.

    Wilfork is good.

    Haynesworth is due for atleast 1 injury per year. As good as he was, he's never played a full season.

    Love and Cohen seeing a significant amount of snaps is trouble for us IMO.

    In the midst of all this, I'm scratching my head wondering why Gerard Warren was released. He started last year and looked good throughout the entire preseason.
  6. patsfaninpa

    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

    Re: We aren't stacked at DT anymore

    Wouldn't write Mike Wright off yet. But, if he goes to IR. Ron Brace!!
  7. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    Re: We aren't stacked at DT anymore

    BTW, who is Warren playing for? Is he starting?

  8. Ochmed Jones

    Ochmed Jones Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Re: We aren't stacked at DT anymore

    Have to agree. Thought we would have brought Warren back by now.

    I have to think that Love is starting for Lawnmower man Haynesworth by year end.
  9. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    Re: We aren't stacked at DT anymore

    I think that you underestimate just how good it is to Wilfork and Haynsworth in the middle. We've have THREE goal-line stands. Teams pass against us on 4th and 1 or 2.

    You also underestimate the value of Love and Cohen at DT.

    Love played OK last year at backup NT and DE. He seems much more comfortable as a DT. Perhaps, it is simply that he is better because of the experience. In any case, he's playing fine.

    Many here wanted Cohen to make the 53. He did well late last year. He seems well suited being a DT. We could do a lot worse with our backup, #4 DT.

    Finally, Brace could be back. A 335 pound DT with lots of talent makes much more sense to me than a developing 335 DE who was the slowest lineman in his draft class.

    We have gone from awesome to great or very good.

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  10. BaltimorePatsFan

    BaltimorePatsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Shaun Ellis is like 300 pounds. He can slide into the position if necessary. He was a good run stopper as 5 technique in the Jets 3-4 defense so I have no doubt that he can hold up against the run as a 4-3 DT too.
  11. NEP4Life

    NEP4Life Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Just like my azz. :cool:

    Added: The performance of the interior D-line has been commendable so far. I can't wait until they face the (likely Mangold-less ) J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
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