Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by NCommand:
This isn't Madden where you can just plug in any dude.
Nice overall post. For the SOLB, I must say that I was impressed with Bakhtiari when it came to the strongside run anchoring, but also impressed with his ability and knowledge of where to drop in zone or man coverages. Still think he would be a wise choice as SOLB backup... but perhaps Fangio sees this differently than I do.
I'm glad you posted on this topic...I can honestly say (rare for me) that I did not pay much attention to the OLB's this pre season and spent more time on the OL instead. So any analysis, I'm all ears.
From my passive watching, Bak seemed like a decent find. Did you see him strong/big enough to push OT's or TE's up field on the strong side so that RB's were forced to go way back and around him to get to the edge or back inside where the additional help is (Bowman/Willis)? I think I saw him play more SAM than WILL right? He did well in dropping back...pass rush seemed consistent (closing speed/ability?). How did he do on disengaging blocks? Does he have an array of pass rush moves? Keeps his eyes on the QB the entire time (esp. when he is being blocked)?