Originally posted by Scoots:Bowman didn't show much until the end of his rookie year ... I think he meant a 3rd round pick before the season starts.
So many people were "meh" about Lemonier and I had to keep saying it was a great pick. He got a lot of pressures even though he didn't get great sack numbers. He reminded me of Charles Haley in that Haley would get the QB to move and someone else got the sack a lot of the time. Lemonier is so quick around the edge that he's going to drive the QB toward his teammates. If only we had another player who was a pass rush threat to get the sack!
Originally posted by eonblue:Yea Lemonier played the exact same talent as Mingo. Mingo had a much better line to work with. Sam Montogomery and Anthony Johnson(hes going to be a first round pick). I watched the Texas AM game and Lemonier didn't do bad in fact he was able to generate pressure but if the rest of the team isn't collapsing the pocket it just doesn't work right. Auburn was a train wreck too. Nothing on that team worked right. I think Auburns seasons was a debacle so probably illogically I give Lemonier a pass on his lack of stats. The tools are there. He can produce because his 2011 was great.
He was asked to play a DE at Auburn every snap. He has the strength to do it but he has problems holding the gaps when he rushes. He's not meant to be playing with his hand in the dirt every down. Auburn put him in a position to fail. Watch the AM game. Hes essentially isolated on Joeckel. Hes the only one generating pressure but this played into Joke and they started to run at him because they knew he could mantain both gaps. They can't expect him to generate pressure and cover both of his gaps. It was just to much to ask against an elite tackle and he lost confidence. I think were going to see him jamming TEs, covering TE, playing underneath zone, dragging coverage, and rushing. Hes good at everything but not great at anything which I think will make him a perfect fit for Ahmads side. I feel best about him out of all our picks. I think we got a strait steal in the Bowman mold.
This was from a thread in the draft forum. Im not bragging but Im glad people are catching on. His measurables, leg strength, and stability are a rare combination. I knew he just needed good position coaches and a mentor. An interesting thing I noticed. From game one to game two Lemoniers assignments greatly expanded. In game one he was holding the edge, rushing the edge, and dropping back covering the zone about 5-7 yards back from his gap. In game two he started rushing inside of his block. He created a couple of pressures. He started playing 3-4 yards off the TE in man cover. This type of coverage I have never seen Brooks do. He will drop back but Ive never seen him cover like CB does. Lemonier covers stride for stride. Lastly he's rushing the edge gap and after pulling his man out he's pushing back inside which as I understand it is a way of rushing while also covering the B and C gaps.
Idk Im gonna spare you guya my homerism but Im excited to say the least.