Thorton and a MLB in for the nickle?

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  1. Bobo

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    Just watched a little of older Colts games and noticed Throton lining up as a NB. Now if the MLB spot gets better, maybe we could run 3 lb's some more in the nickle? Seems like we don't do it much, but our LB's never had much speed. Or maybe Hope is good enough in coverage to play the NB and still keep 3 lb's on the field.

    On the other hand, we have two guys that may be pretty good NB's - Wooly and Fuller.

    One of Jeff's questions for Larry Stone about scheme changes got me wondering about this.
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    I would like to see more freak int's from our LB corp due to more pressure up front. I'd like to see effective, disruptive pass rushing that causes deflections, fumbles, stuff like that... There is nothing crazier than watching a mad hatter freak run out of a LB for a TD... This is what Bulluck likes to do.
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    Wasn't our D-Line around the top of the league for sacks last year?? Or am I just wishing that statement to be true?
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    oh yeah. KVB had crazy totals. However...that constant disruption, the pocket collapsing quickly... good things happen when quarterbacks are hurried. That's all I'm saying. Thornton seems quick... I hope he's the type that swoops in and makes something great out of what is otherwise good.
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    Yep. I'd imagine Thorton has better blitzing skills than Sirmon. And if we had a guy to play inside who could do that too....imagine the everchanging blitzes in the face of the opposing QB's.

    How bout AJ Hawk? :brow: Ok, maybe more realistically Bobby Carpenter in the 2nd? :brow:
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  6. Fry

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    neitehr play MLB

    d'qwell jackson is our guy.
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    I agree D'Qwell Jackson is the way to go in the 2nd round. Trade Sirmon.
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    Sirmon says he is willing to earn his spot..... so keep him draft Jackson (i really like this kid) and make them play for the spot. Then we'll have Jackson on the field and Sirmon as a quality backup until next year
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    I like Sirmon's mentality concerning all this. I'd hesitate to discard a player who thinks "team first"...
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    Why waste a 2nd round pick on a guy who might not even beat our Sirmon for a starting job? Besides, only 2 LBs play in the nickel so the MLB is not going to be playing 1/2 the time. Another problem with Jackson is he isn't a big physical LB. IMO we need a more physical LB who specializes in stopping the run.

    Having athletic LBs does allow us to use the nickel a little less and stay in our base more often. That allows us to be stronger against the run in those situations.
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