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Demarcus Dobbs

He just needs to be given an opportunity.
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Originally posted by 5280High:
I dont get the hate on Dobbs, an UDFA who when given his opportunities (mainly in preseason) absolutely wrecked house albeit against 3rd stringers. He did everything you could ask from a player who wasnt even drafted, including picking up another position as emergency depth. Hating on a guy who we didnt spend a draft pick on, gets paid a minimum salary, done everything and anything to help this team and has shown flashes of potential in preseason is just ruhtarded IMO.

thank you lol... not everybody is gonna be starter quality... talking about a 3rd stringers production is a waste of time lol
Originally posted by modninerfan:
thank you lol... not everybody is gonna be starter quality... talking about a 3rd stringers production is a waste of time lol

Not everybody is going to be full-time starter quality, but upgrading the depth has to be a priority. In the event of injuries, we need everyone in the 2-deep to be at least a credible spot starter. Dobbs, Tukuafu, and Williams are not up to par with the DL depth on other contending teams.
[ Edited by JamesGatz83 on Feb 22, 2013 at 7:08 AM ]
I like to use the Steelers as an analog for us, as they've had lasting success with a general philosophy that seems similar to ours.

Look at their DL depth and where they were drafted: Cameron Heyward (Rd. 1), Al Woods (Rd. 4), Alameda Ta'amu (Rd. 4), Steve McLendon (UDFA), and Hebron Fangupo (UDFA).

Obviously, where someone is drafted isn't necessarily an indication of how good they are. It is, however, an indication of the priority a team has placed on a position. My only point is that we need to make DL depth a bigger priority. Expecting to have quality depth when we only have one rotational DL that we thought enough of to use a draft pick on is unreasonable.
I like the NE method of bringing in affordable FAs and drafting for back ups.
Originally posted by dyNASTYmode:
He just needs to be given an opportunity.

well its too late for that..
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
I like the NE method of bringing in affordable FAs and drafting for back ups.

That hasn't worked well for their defense.
Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
I like to use the Steelers as an analog for us, as they've had lasting success with a general philosophy that seems similar to ours.

Look at their DL depth and where they were drafted: Cameron Heyward (Rd. 1), Al Woods (Rd. 4), Alameda Ta'amu (Rd. 4), Steve McLendon (UDFA), and Hebron Fangupo (UDFA).

Obviously, where someone is drafted isn't necessarily an indication of how good they are. It is, however, an indication of the priority a team has placed on a position. My only point is that we need to make DL depth a bigger priority. Expecting to have quality depth when we only have one rotational DL that we thought enough of to use a draft pick on is unreasonable.

Truth … our DL has no time to rest, and can not be at their best at the end of the game .. had good dependabe backup is a good idea if they can be found and for the 9ers I think it must be at the top with seeking a CB
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