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  1. JR4

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    It seems since Pats got Colvin then AD, Vabrel rushes from the left.
    But wasn't there a time that he use to rush mostly from the right side and
    I thought he got some of his best sacks from that side.

    With AD not playing and Woods stepping into starting role he will probably
    play ROLB. I think thats where he played when he subed.
    If so, then Vrabel returns to the LOLB position.
    Maybe he an Seymour and bring some needed pressure on BFar. ;)
     
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    Does it really matter? Vrabel's days as an effective pass-rusher are over. The defense will have to think of other ways to generate pressure on the QB, e.g.: DB blitzes & multiple-LB blitzes.

    The FO needs to IR either Alexander or Slater, and to promote Redd, even if AT is kept on the 53...and to fly Rosie to Foxborough for a workout/physical.
     
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    While it's obvious Vrabel's production hasn't been the same this year as it was last, FWIW, whenever I've taken the time to re-watch a game, I've noticed he is still doing the job of forcing the QB to step up and or causing pressure. The Colts game specifically - Manning gets rid of the ball so fast its hard to cause sacks, but Vrabel was beating his man quite a bit. I still prefer AD's pass rushing b/c its more multi-dimensional, and a better combination of speed & power, but Vrabel's style still does the job.
     
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