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Who's our 5th LB and how are they doing?

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  1. shakadave

    shakadave In the Starting Line-Up

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    Since Colvin went out, we shifted AT to OLB and now we have Vrable & Thomas outside, Bruschi & Seau inside, right?

    Who's been our #5 linebacker (and #6 for that matter) and how have they done in the past month or so? I never hear about Alexander, it seems, except on special teams. Ditto for Woods. Then again, I haven't paid a lot of attention to focusing on this. Surely Bruschi and Seau are getting some plays off to rest, right? Do we just go 4-3 while they're out?
     
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    Woods and Alexander don't play on defense. Period.

    They're great on ST, though.

    Rodney has been playing as a LB in passing situations, with Meriweather and Sanders playing deep safety.

    Edit: Alexander is in the goalline package.
     
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    Gumby 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I saw way too much of alexander in last year's AFCCG on defense. Mostly getting burned covering colts TEs.

    So he does play defense. Just if he is out there; you know we are in trouble.


    At this point I have no clue who is in front of who between woods/alexander if someone gets hurt.

    I guess giants wont have to prepare for that 1-6-4 defensive alignment. :)
     
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    Woods and Alexander DO play, albeit sparingly, on defense. As for Alexander getting burned by Dallas Clark in that AFCCG, he made a lot of plays beside those blown ones, so that aspect of his career is a bit overstated. That said, I sure was hoping he'd show up more as a potential LB replacement than he has this season.
     
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    Patriots middle linebacker is a HARD position to learn and execute well. Vrabel is an all pro outside LB but only very competent inside I guess. So, while early results don't look all that good, only the future will tell us if that is the case or if the Patriots are grooming him.
     
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    Plus Alexander made the game-saving tackle on Clayton on the final play vs. the Ravens. If he doesn't overpower Clayton there, bye-bye perfect season.
     
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    satz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    When people talk about covering dallas clark by a LB.... how many LB in our team or that matter any team in the league cover him 1 on 1.

    a bigger safety with great instincts [harrison] is the only one who has shut him down.
     
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