Originally posted by Legbreaker:Originally posted by wailers15:Originally posted by Legbreaker:Originally posted by wailers15:Originally posted by jrg:
Absolutely. He's the best DT in the game.
way to be positive! i never knew we had the best DT in the game?
As 3-4 NTs go, Franklin is easily top 3, and an argument can be made for him being the best.
The guy is always making plays, his technique is insane, he is a GREAT tackler, and the guy seems to be in position all the time, despite drawing a double team on almost every play.
Laugh all you want. James may have absolutely no clue when it comes to which baseball or hockey team to root for(sorry bro, I couldn't resist), but his post is spot on.
I hear ya man but he's only had 1 solid year & that was with us & it happened to be last year. I don't put allot of trust in stats especially players in their contract yr. He was in a 3-4 scheme in Baltimore. Never cracked the starting lineup. They brought in Haloti Ngata & the rest is history there. He is good don't get me wrong & i understand how the F.T. works, but I'd like to see us tag him & see if a team with a high draft pick goes after him then maybe package another pick & get McCoy from Oaklahoma.
But he is the best we got & we are thin on the o-line thanks to the crappy drafting of our GM! What's funny about the 06 draft is that on draft day there were the rumors of us trading up from 22 to 12. I always wonder how that would've panned out. Haloti Ngata was drafted at 12.
Anyways he's just never really produced. Yes he clogs the middle, and that's good, but I wouldn't put him in the top 3. Here's a list of the TOP DT/NT in a 3-4 IMO Where would he fit @ # 3???:
Haloti Ngata(plays DE to alot), Vince Wilfork, Albert Haynesworth (now in a 3-4) Casey Hampton,
I see all those guys above ahead of Franklin. Their proven yr in yr out.
Up & Comers: B.J. Raji, Amobi Okoye.
Never really produced???
The reason we are so good against the run has every thing to do with Franklin's play. Franklin has been kicking @ss since Sing took over and allowed Manusky to change the D to a straight one gap 3-4. The guy makes our D go. If you're wondering why our front 7 look so good...why Justin Smith draws single teams...why Patrick Willis is the best f*cking linebacker in the league...it's because he's freed up by the play of Aubrayo Franklin. That's not my opinion...its a fact.
Now to your list:
Ngata is an end, not a 3-4 NT.
Wilfork is good...but not as good as you think. Did you watch the Pats' D this season? Average at best, and the effectiveness of a 3-4 defense begins and ends with the NT.
Albert Haynesworth is an overrated, injury prone vagina. He is average at best...especially for what he's being paid.
Casey Hampton is good, but backsliding.
Raji and Okoye are up and comers, but neither is as effective as Franklin, and that just is what it is.
Theres no way Haynesworth is average at best...He is overpaid...but he gets double teamed every singe play, hes the reason Orakpo and Carter had 11 sacks each....
But like you said in your last post, Franklin is probably the best 3-4 DT in the league..Kevin Williams, Haynesworth, and whoever are great..but they play in the 4-3...