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    Or will he? Hes an amazing rusher and i really like his style of play. O line has been good with Mankins back but i am still worried about Peppers
     
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    He is overrated. He has a lot of physical tools but doesnt use them consistently. He can make plays others can't but he doesnt, at least not often.
     
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    Thats about 1 time a game. Not exactly a force to be reckoned with.
    Individual pass rusher can make a couple of plays a game, but they dont control a game. A TEAM pass rush is what is disruptive. (I'm ignoring one horrendous OLman getting abused all day)
    This is one of the most overrated concepts in football, IMO.
    A DE getting 1 sack a game and one hit after the ball is thrown is dominating the stats. Its what he does on the other 60+ plays that make the difference.
     
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    We played him around the same time last year, and he wasn't too much of a concern. And the Panthers were playing pretty good football at the time, too.
     
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    Correct. He was a non-factor.
     
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    No I agree with you that that stat is showing more of the good plays that defenders make and not as a whole work of an entire game. I was just pointing out that he does deserve some attention. I would think Light/Vollmer will be getting help on a good amount of plays.
     
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    Should be an interesting game to see how the offense handles that Bears front four. They remind me of the Giants a bit.
     
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    They have a very good DL. Will be a good test for the Pats OL, who has playing the best I have seen them play in years recently
     
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    he may get a sack or two but IMO he will not have a big impact on the game.
     
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    He is going to effect the game in a major way. You are going to have to send 2 linemen, a RB, and a WR in motion to even try to corral him. He's a game changer. He's a Tom Brady at DE. You are not ready for him but you think you are. This game is going to be a lot of fun. :cool:
     
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    We seemed to handle him pretty well last year when he was with Carolina...
     
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    Haha, he is the best DE in the league, and has been for a long time. No one dominates the game like Peppers. Hes known for sacks and QB pressure, but he plays the run better then any D-lineman in the league.

    -He deserves his credit. That being said, we will help on him with TE's and neutralize him.
     
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    Considering how much we're playing with two tight ends, just expect him to at least get chipped every play. You don't need to consistently double team him if you're getting solid chips on him.
     
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    Naturalize him? Really? Does that involve throwing dirt at his face and spitting spring water in his face?
     
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    If the Pats found a way to handle Freeney and Mathis, they'll figure Peppers out. That's not to say he isn't a very good player, but his impact can be somewhat easily mitigated.
     
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    That's a lot of people to send in motion.
     
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    Not to mention it would be illegal.
     
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