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  1. drew4008

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    With him being a Montana boy, I just had to get reactions from you guys on his play out there. I didn't see him early when the D was bending a little more, but for some reason (was there an injury?) he was out there a lot near the end of the game when the D was playing its best. Great job to Dane for fighting for a roster spot and getting some well-deserved playing time... and looking pretty decent out there too!
     
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    It means a lot that he's trusted to be out there with the game on the line. I'm really encouraged by the play of the first and second year guys. Even Crable was pressuring the QB.
     
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    Thought he did a great job when he came in. Its good to get reps when the D is in the ascendency. He didn't let himself down. At all.
     
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    I was very surprised to see both Fletcher Crable on several key plays late in the 4th and OT. While Fletcher didn't make any noticeable plays, the fact that he saw the field in such a key situation, coupled with the D's overall success late, is very promising.
     
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    He done good, and it was nice to see the fresh legs off the depth chart holding their own when their numbers where called.
     
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    They were playing a lot of 3-3-5 at the end, perhaps because of the Page injury and they only had 2 safeties. Mayo, Guyton and Fletcher were the LBs and I was impressed by how Fletcher was covering the checkdowns that Flacco kept throwing. Perhaps he'll be getting more PT as a coverage backer, as the year goes on.
     
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    If you DVR'd the game go back and watch it. Fletcher was one on one with Ray Rice and brought him down with a great tackle.
     
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    I thought he looked real good at the end of the game. He had two plays in a row where he made the tackle.

    Yesterday was such a change from the last couple years. The Patriots D looked great at the end of the game, where as Baltimore looked exhausted.
     
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    I'm pretty certain he made an open field tackle on 3rd down in OT after a Rice dump off.
     
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    I thought he looked really good :)

    Seemed that when they were only rushing 3, he was in, meaning he has BBs trust as a coverage man, especially on Rice, who isn't exactly a bad player!
     
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    He didn't get his name called out there. That's a good thing. Time will tell how much he will contribute but I noticed he was out there for some sub packages.
     
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    I happen to have the vid right here.

    On the Ravens' final drive in the 4th quarter with the game tied 20-20, 1:51 remaining...

    Front 3 - Cunningham, Wright, TBC.
    LBers - Fletcher, Mayo, Guyton.
    DBs - Arrington, McCourty, Wilhite, BM, Chung.

    ETA... I'll put up the O backs and receivers on the Pats' subsequent drive to end regulation:

    RB - Woodhead
    WR - Tate, Branch, Welker
    TE - Hernandez

    Surely a sign of BB's confidence and trust in all of the players mentioned?
     
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    Hmmmm... You live in Missoula so I'll assume you are a Univeristy of Montana Grizzlies supporter. If so and you gave props to a Montana State University Bobcats player, well, I think Satan just put on a parka! LOL! ;)

    Props to Dane! Props to the Pats for an awesome TEAM victory!

    g
     
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    I believe Reiss has Fletcher coming in for the switch over to 3-3-5 Nickel in the second quarter after the 4-2-5 package was unable to stop Baltimore on 3rd downs.
     
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    Thanks!

    Interestingly, that's 5 high draft picks, one middle-round pick, and 5 late pick/UDFA types.

    Unless you count TBC, it's zero guys who arrived as costly FAs.
     
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    haha after a Montana boy leaves MSU, I'll always cheer for him. When he plays for the Cats, different story... lol
     
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    I don't know if Fletcher, because of his size, will ever be a significant contributor at 3-4 OLB;
    he might be better-suited as an ILB who can provide pressure on inside blitzes.

    TBC - Mayo - Spikes - Cunningham
    Crable - Guyton - Fletcher - Ninko

    Not exactly my ideal unit, but at least they have some speed & hustle in them.

    BTW, because size does matter - just ask Mrs. Stone - is Fletcher closer to 6'2-244, or to 6'1-237?
    I've seen both #s in pre-draft sites.
     
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    Wait a second, great play from Cunningham, Fletcher, McGourty, Hernandez, Gronk, Chung, Mayo, Spikes, Mesko and many other first, second, or third year players? That's impossible. Borges says BB is nothing more than a gym teacher.

    Let's face it, every one of us is PUMPED over the play of these youngsters.
     
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    6'1, 245 at his Pro Day... and I'd guess he's continued to bulk up a tad. 4.61 speed too.
     
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    Cunningham and Fletcher both impressed me Sunday.

    While I think Fletcher's usage was scheme based, I expect Cunningham's role to grow until he hits the rookie wall later this year.
     
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