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Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Joey007, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Joey007

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    I’m curious as to what the consensus is around here about him.

    I tend to get a very mixed vibe as to how good of a player people think he actually is.
     

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    Slightly above average. Not sure he is a 90% + snap 3 down LB but hes a good system fit here. I have nothing against him. He is what he is. Good complimentary piece.
     
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  3. Joey007

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    That’s about what I think of him. I just think he was put in a tough situation once Hightower went down.

    Shouldn’t ever be your best starting LB, but is more than capable of being a solid starter.
     
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  4. Ras-IR Dowling

    Ras-IR Dowling In the Starting Line-Up

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    My thoughts on KVN

     
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    KVN is a very good smart player. He is not a pro bowler but he if we had a few more guys like him it would be good.

    Given that we use way more nickel than we used to I think that KVN and Hightower are a very good duo and more than enough if healthy. Things become scary if Hightower isn't out there though.
     
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  6. Joey007

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    Which is why I still think we need more depth at LB.

    Flowers is alright as a backup, but it gets pretty thin after that.
     
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    TheRainMaker Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    You’ll see my reply in the Malcom Butler thread.

    Just kidding.

    He’s a poor man’s Rob Nikovich.
     
  8. Brady_to_Moss

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    I like him. Serviceable. Comes up with some big plays now and then. But LB depth is a big issue right now
     
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    oceansizer On the Game Day Roster

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    Certainly not a star but very useful in the system. His flexibility is what BB might like. He can blitz, play outside LB role but I think he has some problems with the coverage what is all in all our enture defence problem. With the rest of mediocre LBs company he must be a fundamental piece of the front seven.
     
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    Kyle Van Noy is a cool cat.

    Sometimes.
     
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    I think he's a good player. Not great, but good. I also think he's smart and a team-first guy. I like him.
     
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    Van Noy is solid, not spectacular, but versatile
    Not great at anything but not awful at anything either.
    A good piece but not a guy who should be one of your top few players on the unit.
     
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    Solid vet with a slight injury history. Typical BB player.
     
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    I am interested to see what Langi an bring to the table.
     
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    There are some people on this board who say that Van Noy isn't even starter quality despite the fact that he was taking better than 75% of the snaps to start the season.

    As others have mentioned. He's a Rob Ninkovich type player. He's smart. He's learning the Patriots way. And he's been productive. I can remember people crapping all over Ninkovich during the first couple of years he was here. By the time Nink was done, he was arguable one of the best DE/OLB of the Belichick Era.
     
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    PatriotsNumero1Fan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    We need another LB but obviously maybe bill seems something in Christian Sam. Van Noy is serviceable. We need linebackers that can run and cover in space.
     
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    I see both the kid LBs sticking.

    Roberts is gone.
     
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    Marqui Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    That's incredibly pathetic if so.
     
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    He should be a 4th LB, not a 2nd LB
     
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    KontradictioN Don Eladio esta muerta. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    A serviceable back-up at best. If he’s the starter next to Hightower come Week 1, the LB position will once again be a weakness and we should all pray for Hightower’s health. Hopefully one of the draftees is a diamond in the rough. The defense could use it.
     
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