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Is Mayo and Guyton the next great LB duo in the NFL?

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    Both have looked VERY, VERY impressive in their rookie years and I believe they will only get more knowledgeable and better. What do you guys think about Mayo and Guyton as our future ILB's. Elite?
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    Clearly Elite!!!
    I mean we have so many big games, playoffs on the line, where either Mayo or Guyton made key game winning plays, great open field tackles to stop a possible winning drive, knocking down passes to RBs and TEs, game changing INTs and forcing fumbles. Yes, we now have sufficient information to truly project the duo as NFL elites!!!
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    Lol lol okay. I'm excited to see what these guys will be like in the future. Don't hate:p
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    All kidding aside, I like the youth corps. Don't forget young backup OLB Woods and rookies Crable, Redd and Ruud (IR) as other talent to be developed.
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    I wish we could see what Crable could do, but he's gotta earn his time.
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    As BB might say, let's not put them in Canton just yet. :)

    Seriously, though, I do agree with Pioli on one thing--they should count their lucky stars Guyton was still available as a FA, and he definitely should have been drafted.
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    I'll just say that they haven't exactly given us reason to be disappointed.
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    Maybe there is more to learn at the OLB position. The #6 pick in

    the 2008 draft has been no ball of fire.
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    Supposedly, 3-4 ILB > 3-4 OLB in terms of difficulty. OTOH, they have Thomas, Vrabel, and Woods at OLB; I look at Crable the way I look at Dave Thomas his rookie year--he was stuck behind two first-round draft picks.
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    Jerod Mayo: $3 million/year
    Gary Guyton: rookie minimum contract
    Pwning JEST fans: Priceless
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    How about 2 or 3 years in the league first eh?
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    I like Guyton so far too, but he is really playing only on passing downs, which plays to his speed.

    I would bet he has a ways to go to be the next run stopper as well.

    (Tell Canton to hold off for now...);)
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    I think the scarier aspect of this is the fact that Belioli have finally gotten good production from rookie LBs, creating room for developing others instead of having to rely on free-agency for savvy vets. For the first time in... ever, we're not headed for an offseason where the linebacker corps is in need of an upgrade/infusion of youth.
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    I adding in a reply on another thread earlier today saying just that. I think that Mayo, Guyton, Woods and Crable will be a force in years to come (if they can stay healthy).
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    Hahaha. Nothing like the Jets missing on another draft! (hopefully it stays that way)
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    At this point Guyton doesn't even play on running downs. But, yes, pioli did very well at ILB.
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    i think they have tons of upside, but I am hesistant to get too excited just yet. Guyton is performing very well in a situational role, but he has yet to show he is an every down LB. Mayo is still struggling a bit in coverage, but has improved in that area quite a bit. Both have the potential to be stars in the league and Guyton has surprised me quite a bit (I expected a lot out of Mayo so I am not as surprised).
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    FWIW, Al or John was saying on Sunday night that Guyton could play any of the four LB positions. Don't know if it's true, but so sayeth them.
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    Last time I remember the Canton quote from the Pats was with Curtis Martin...That worked out pretty good
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    He played some running downs v. the Colts. Granted, its a technicality perhaps - because of the no huddle making it difficulty to switch personnel, Guyton was def in there in the base 3-4 at times. I think Reiss noted it in either his mailbag or his defensive participation #s. If it weren't for the Colts no huddle, maybe he would not have been in on those snaps.
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    If they can stay healthy and injury free I truly beleive taht they are a force to be reckoned with.
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    I like both rookies and I think they've been impressive, but it's too early to be thinking elite.

    Remember, Maroney when he burst onto the scene looked like he could be Curtis Martin. And after Eugene Wilson's rookie year, we all thought that we had a future Pro Bowler in our hands. Soooo, too early. Although they are playing well.
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    To everybody calling the Jets' Gholston a bust, that is unfair. Going at his current pace, he will end the season with 8 solo tackles, 0 sacks, and 0 caused fumbles. That's like a half a solo tackle a game my friends. :)

    Seriously, yes, it's exciting to see these two young LBs play well. We'll just have to see how the progress as time moves on.
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    This years draft/free agent signings is looking very good for the Pats. As to getting a bit too excited too early....yup....and happy to do it. After losing Brady and some previous not-so-good drafts, I am happy to take the good from this year and run with it!
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    We still need a big run stuffing high contact guy to replace Bru. rudd came out of college as a run stuff more than a coverage guy.

    we need 1 more LB to play run heavy offence and running downs in base 3-4
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    I dunno - I think we may have found that guy in Guyton. 6'3, 242. Let's say he can get that up to 250. Ted Johnson was 6'4, 253 and Bruschi is 6'1, 247. Let's have Guyton hit the weights, and he may be our SILB of the future. He certainly has looked strong taking on guards, all the way back to preseason.
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    I disagree of late i am thinking the weight of a player has nothing to do with the way they play. bru is not a typical inside guy but he plays it as its the manner he plays and how he is able to generate presure to holdoff gaurds. guyton is good in coverage but speed packages but he does not play low enough to generate this. A reason he went undrafted , see urlachar he played safety too in college . it has nothing to do with how big your its how your build and how you play. again its my 2 cents as we too much stock on the physical aspect than how one plays.
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    The build doesn't hurt though - and hopefully what you are talking about is a teachable thing. Like I said, I'm throwing the undrafted label out the window, and just going based on what I've seen - and that's Guyton looking good both in pass coverage, applying pressure in pass rushing and taking on guards in the run. He can learn and get better - maybe not overnite, but he's shown me enough that I'm not considering ILB a real need going into the draft in April.
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