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  1. Snake

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    Jerod Mayo has played eight quarters of NFL linebacker football. He played every defensive play in game one, and I believe he played every defensive play yesterday. He has 13 solo tackles.

    Good pick? Great pick?

    Whaddya think?
     
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    From what we've seen so far, I think you'd have to call it a great pick. Any rookie that starts from day 1 in this defense is a great pick.
     
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    Fantastic pick. Loved it at the time, love it even more now.
     
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    Re: Jerod Mayo....Plays Like He Has Been Here For Years

    A rookie that starts in this D - and plugs hole like a baseball bat hitting a homah.
    For a 243 lb. rookie to take on NFL guards - such as Faneca 315 lbs. is no small feat.

    Think about it, how many runs up the middle have we been gashed for?
    Because non stick out in my mind.
    Just think back to what a crap ILB does... see monty beisel.

    Not to mention his speed!
    He was flying around making tackles, I recall one on the sidelines where his pure speed prevented a first down.
    Wait till he really spreads his wings.
     
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    Ok, seriously, bringing Monty Beisel into this is just uncalled for. Thanks for the flashbacks.
     
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    Suddenly I have this vision of LT carrying a lump of flesh into the endzone!

    WHY IS THIS?? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE! :mad:
     
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    Re: Jerod Mayo....Plays Like He Has Been Here For Years

    Every defensive snap in his first two games in his rookie year.. this guy is an official iron man
     
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    Re: Jerod Mayo....Plays Like He Has Been Here For Years

    I remember this play. Damn, he was moving fast.

    One of these games he is going to pop someone that doesn't get thier butt out of bounds!
     
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    Re: Jerod Mayo....Plays Like He Has Been Here For Years

    I friggin love Jerod Mayo.

    There will be some growing pains, and we've seen a few plays in both games where he was slow to react or physically overmatched. But generally, he's taking on guards and getting off the blocks in time to make tackles. He is seemingly hitting the right gap and spots in the running game, and he has been good enough in the passing game that we've only noticed him a few times. He is a very sound tackler and he's very quick.

    I'm quite excited about his play thus far.
     
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    Re: Jerod Mayo....Plays Like He Has Been Here For Years

    So far the top two rookie tacklers are Keith Rivers with 18 and Mayo with 13.
     
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    I love him too. It didn't really hit me yesterday but when I watched the replays of the game on (don't kill me for this) ESPN, Mayo was either in or near every tackle on the game. He played great against KC the week before. Great, great pick and a good guy to build the new defense around in the coming years.
     
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    I hope he remains healthy...tread wear on a LB is only good up to a certain point. Bruschi and Vrabel define longevity, but they were benchwarmers for the better part of their first few years. I hope the Mayo stays fresh.:D (sorry)
     
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    What a great game by Gholston yesterday too. :singing:
     
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    Mayo was a great pick,i've said in other posts it seem like hes in on almost every tackle. And his speed :eek: I think he ran leon washington down from behind when Washington broke one over the rt side.I just hope he stays healthy . Because i think the great pick will turn into a great player.
     
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    Re: Jerod Mayo....Plays Like He Has Been Here For Years

    relax guys...

    i know we havnt seen a young guy on our D as a LB for quite a while...but Mayo is a work in progress...he had numerous mistakes agaisnt the jets, which led to 1st downs...

    but he has the skills, and is learning more and more every day, so he will get real good as the season goes on...but right now is is slightly above average
     
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    I just wonder with him playing so central a role so quickly if he will hit the traditional rookie wall around game 11 (when college season ends); and we will lose MLB skills right when we need them for a playoff drive.

    is there any GOOD way to manage his time and keep him steady without simply not playing him. I don't know.
     
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    Not have him play on special teams?

    I like what I've seen so far as well, but after seeing Patrick Willis' pick-6 return yesterday I also wish we had been actively trading up into the previous draft to nab that guy!
     
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    I'm still not ruling out the Seau-at-the-bye-week plan so many of us have been predicting for months.
     
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    I'm not a great scout, so do we know how well he's playing based on watching the game?

    If the tackles you are making are 8 yards from the LoS, it might not be that great.

    I assume he must be doing well because he is on every play in every formation.
     
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    well, let me make it easier for you to be the LEAST bit optimistic for once...compare Mayo's start with that of Loner Goatston, the can't miss Rat LB prospect...any cause for optimism now?
     
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