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Which NFC West defensive starters would start on our defense?

On the Cardinals people may flock to the "big" names, such as Dockett or Adrian Wilson. But, in my opinion, at this point in their careers neither are better than what we currently have.

Patrick Peterson really struggled at CB. Maybe he will be great in the future. But we didn't see it last season. Campbell is a talent. Though, there is no way he starts over J. Smith. Replacing McDonald would see more likely.

On the Rams? Anybody?

On the Seahawks? No linebackers. Browner may get the nod at CB. Possibly Earl Thomas at Safety.

Any other undeniable defensive starters in the NFCW? It's looking like slim pickings.
Earl Thomas and Cam Chancellor could both be starters along with Calais Campbell. But that's about it.

this thread would probably do better in Niner talk.
Originally posted by lamontb:
Earl Thomas and Cam Chancellor could both be starters along with Calais Campbell. But that's about it.

this thread would probably do better in Niner talk.

I never know.
  • Amir
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Def Earl Thomas and Campbell.
chris long of the rams
Originally posted by schmons:
chris long of the rams

Ya, he'd start over McDonald
yea chris long would start
Lets see who wouldn't get replaced.

Justin Smith
Patrick Willis
NaVorro Bowman
Aldon Smith
Ahmad Brooks
Carlos Rogers
Dashon Goldson
Donte Whitner (Wouldn't sit him)

Those who could be replaced

Ray McDonald
Isaac Sopoaga

For sure could be

Tarell Brown

So for those who could or would be I would take these

Chris Long, Calalis Campbell, Brandon Browner and Red Bryant.

Wouldn't start Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor or Patrick Peterson over Rogers, Goldson and Whitner.

I honestly see little flaw in our defense, only CB could be upgraded. I'm still skeptical about Brown as 2nd CB. Reason why I wanted Rogers back, I wasn't feeling fine with Brown as #1 and Culliver as #2, then Brock as #3. I'm fine with Rogers/Brown/Culliver/Cox/Brock in that order.
  • ImaMod
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Originally posted by Amir:
Def Earl Thomas and Campbell.

I'd take Goldson over Thomas
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Lets see who wouldn't get replaced.

Justin Smith
Patrick Willis
NaVorro Bowman
Aldon Smith
Ahmad Brooks
Carlos Rogers
Dashon Goldson
Donte Whitner (Wouldn't sit him)

Those who could be replaced

Ray McDonald
Isaac Sopoaga

For sure could be

Tarell Brown

So for those who could or would be I would take these

Chris Long, Calalis Campbell, Brandon Browner and Red Bryant.

Wouldn't start Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor or Patrick Peterson over Rogers, Goldson and Whitner.

I honestly see little flaw in our defense, only CB could be upgraded. I'm still skeptical about Brown as 2nd CB. Reason why I wanted Rogers back, I wasn't feeling fine with Brown as #1 and Culliver as #2, then Brock as #3. I'm fine with Rogers/Brown/Culliver/Cox/Brock in that order.

I agree with AB here
After next season I bet McDonald is McDonald will be in that first list

I love our defense. so much talent at every position
I always admired Adrian Wilson from the Cardinals, that guy is good! Although maybe he is getting older. Then I'd say Earl Thomas at the other safety and some of the defensive lineman previously mentioned. Interesting thread!
Originally posted by Amir:
Def Earl Thomas and Campbell.

Long over McDonald but I don't think Thomas over Goldson.

That's it. Just long.
Dockett for sure. But he hates the Niners, probably wouldn't happen. It's fun to theorize though. Smith - Soap - Dockett
[ Edited by adrenaline on Mar 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM ]
All NFC West 3-4 Defense

DL: Cambell (AZ) -- Branch (Sea) -- Smith (SF)

LB: Long (StL) -- Willis (SF) -- Bowman (SF) -- Smith (SF)

S: Thomas (Sea) -- [Wilson (AZ) / Chancellor (Sea) / Whitner (SF) ] could make an argument for all 3, take your pick. For one season? Still Wilson

CB: Sherman (Sea) -- Rogers (SF)
Earl thomas over goldson at FS no doubt but Goldson over Whitner at SS
  • mike
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Long is such a beast. The rest can suck it.
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