PFW - Bryant not tough enough

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  1. D-cleater

    D-cleater Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/NFL/AFC/AFC+East/New+England/WWHI/default.htm

    I forgot who mentioned that play as being key to Bryant being cut but it appears there may be some truth to it. I'm fine with this decision, and other cuts meant to send a message to the team ( no names ;-) )
     
  2. 363839

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    When I saw that play on NFLreplay I thought of Monty Beisel getting rolled by the QB for the Giants. Granted the guy was huge for a QB but Beisel was totally chumped. He was released the next week too. IIRC.
     
  3. Pat the Pats Fan

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    What's the quote from Bill? Don't give me a defensive player that can't tackle, what am I going to do with him?
     
  4. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    Forget the QB, the sight of LT running through him like he wasn't even there,
    is something that I will never forget. :eek:
    I am so glad that BB cut Bryant. After seeing that tightend abuse him, I started to get these horrid flashbacks of Monty Beisel and Duane Starks combined. :eek:
     
  5. Pat the Pats Fan

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    Oh No, Duane Starks, another pro bowl CB that didn't pan out with the Pats.....

    Here's hoping O'Neal is no Duane Starks.....
     
  6. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Would have been funny if he said that after releasing him.
     
  7. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Thye difference between Starks and O'Neal is O'Neal can come in slowly and and hopefully take over for Wheatley. Starks was supposed to be the man day1.
     
  8. captain stone

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    So the large cushions allowed by Bryant were perhaps a manifestation of his softness rather than the implementation of the defense.

    Yet another reason to prefer bigger CBs, who tend to be tougher than smaller CBs.
     
  9. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Getting run over had something to do with it. You'd figure smaller CBs would have better leverage.
     
  10. Deus Irae

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    coverage ≠ tackling
     
  11. JSn

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    I don't think bigger CB's are necessarily tougher and actually smaller CB's likely have better balance when trying to drop an opponent.

    "Cornerbacks who are wussies... cornerbacks who are tough... cornerbacks."
     
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  12. KontradictioN

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    Was your tongue firmly planted in your cheek after this post?
     
  13. captain stone

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    I'm afraid not. I'm just tired of seeing these soft, injury-prone midgets paraded in & out of here. Besides, what good is being tough but small if one has to rehab from off-season hernia & shoulder surgeries instead of participating in the off-season program?

    If a CB is short & small, then he needs to have elite COD & leaping abilities. Otherwise, what's wrong with a couple of taller, bigger CBs? Remember Ty Law?
     
  14. Deus Irae

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    According to Pro-Football-Reference.com

    Hobbs has missed 1 game in 3 seasons, playing 16 games in 2 of 3 seasons. Law has played 16 games in only 7 of 13 seasons.

    Furthermore, the notion that a player is "soft" when he's playing with hand, shoulder and sports hernia issues is a bit of a disconnect.
     
  15. BelizePats

    BelizePats Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Why let facts ruin a perfectly good argument????
     
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