Will Sammy Lee Hill play week 1?

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  1. Psychop1

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    I know I've been harping on this all offseason, but I've been re-watching these games over and over just looking at the lines. Hill gets good penetration sometimes but gets tossed around in run defense. I don't know about you, but I think our run defense looked much improved with Hill out, and Antonio Johnson back in the mix and our pass rush was better too. According to Jim Wyatt, Hill will play week 1 with a brace. Do you think there is any chance he goes to pup, or maybe the team just realizes he is another Jovan Haye? Do we really have to start an inferior lineman because his salary is guaranteed this season?
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  2. TitansWillWin2

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    I could have told you guys this a long time ago. He is not a good run stopping d lineman. Just b/c you are big does not make you good at stopping the run.
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    Casey is the number one DT. Let Martin and Johnson platoon at the second starting spot and Hill backup.
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    Sammie Hill is large, he closes passing lanes and bats balls down, he doesn't need his hands for everything he does, I think we play him week-1.

    He broke a finger, thats only a 6 week thing, so by week 4 he should be healed up. If we PUP him we lose him for 6 games.
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  5. Psychop1

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    He's a liability in other ways, and it looks like we have guys that can do the things he does well better.
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  6. RollTide

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    Hill is at best our 3rd best DT with the way Casey has played and with Martin coming along. I wished we had signed Jason Jones.

    Then we have Pitoitua who seems too tall to get good leverage against the run and will never be a good edge pass rusher.

    It's not an enormous amount of money we have invested in those 2 guys but we are relaying heavily on them.

    Good thing Edwards looks like a total steal as a 5th rd pick.
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  7. mike75

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    Well i hope this isn't going to be Jovan Haye & Shaun Smith all over again.No matter how much money we paid this dude if there is someone better in the lineup play them.Just don't insert this player at the expense of the defense just because of the money he was paid.Sometimes its hard to admit a mistake which i'm hoping is not already the case.Like Gregg Williams said if you aren't getting the job done you aren't going to stay in the lineup.Bad thing is it looks like we might've overpaid Wimbley over on the end as well.Sucks when you could've gotten a better a player for around the same price.
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  8. Psychop1

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    From what I've seen from AJ and Klug, Hill is our 5th. I'd really hate to see someone like AJ get the axe because we guaranteed that fool's salary.
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    Yea Johnson is playing well, Im surprised TBH.
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  10. The Playmaker

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    So we've already destined Hill for doom despite him playing with ligament damage? I mean I wish I saw more as well and other guys have stepped up but he's going to be in the top 3 rotation when healthy.
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