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  1. JoeShmoe

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    Only Rookie not seeing the field ?
     
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    Re: Ron Brace - whats going on ?

    To simple to say Pryor is practising better I take it

    Because I can't really see it being anything other than that.

    Pryor has a tackle in every game he's played apart from the Jets and has looked good imo
     
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    Re: Ron Brace - whats going on ?

    They go with 5 active DL's (not counting the hybrid types) on gameday. Brace is sixth on the depth chart, so he's not active unless one of the top 5 is inactive. No cause for alarm, the top 4 are well established, and Pryor has impressed thus far.
     
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    Re: Ron Brace - whats going on ?

    Seem to remember that Ty Warren was used sparingly during his first season, not to worry yet.
     
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    Re: Ron Brace - whats going on ?

    I think BB has always said that each player especially rookies has their own personal schedule when it comes to learning the system. The other rookies from DB's like Butler to big guys like Vollmer and Pryor simply must have grasped the playbook quicker than he has. I'm not worrying about his future as an impact player just yet.
     
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    Re: Ron Brace - whats going on ?

    Maybe worried is too strong a word, but his progress being slower than Pryor's is a concern. Not saying in any way that he won't develop into a fine player, just saying I expected him to be in a rotation by now.

    In passing, I don't know how many "wow" players will come out of the 09 draft, but there are quite a few contributors already - especially late : Ingram, Pryor, Edleman...
     
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    Re: Ron Brace - whats going on ?


    butler, chung.
     
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    You can't forget Vollmer. Maybe not "wow" but certainly a "hmmm" so far. He may become a "wow" if he keeps it up.
     
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    My guess is he's a redundant piece right now - Pryor is more of a pass-rushing DT, while Brace is a big run-stuffer like Wilfork - only problem is he's just like Wilfork, meaning we have one of the best run-stuffing DTs in the league right now - we should keep in mind that while the other rookies are contributing more so far, no one else is playing at the same position as a pro-bowler (except vollmer, but that's because Light's hurt.)

    Keep in mind, in this scenario, I'm saying Wilfork and Brace are "battling" for one position, Pryor and Wright for the other - if that's the case, it makes sense for Pryor to see the field way more often than Brace.
     
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    In which case couldn't he be spelling Wilfork, who we know has had a bad ankle, especially when we're 52-0 up
     
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    pretty sure he was inactive yesterday, which would mean he couldn't come in - if he was active, then yeah my theory is probably incorrect.

    EDIT: just checked, he was inactive
     
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    You could look at it this way: None of the top players have suffered an injury that has kept them from playing, which is a huge positive.
     
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    Chung is playing just as much as Meriweather did his first year.

    Brace i'm not sure. I think the switch to 4-3 definitly didn't help. He may just be insurance for Wilfork this year and that's it.
     
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    He just isn't ahead of the other guys. Although you never know, Brace should be fine next year. He'll get a shot.
     
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