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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:50 pm 
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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/the-sack-whisperer-how-an-ex-nfl-player-became-the-phil-jackson-of-pass-rush-gurus/?irgwc=1&clickid=wogT4FVoEyVa1S5SRKVAO2fVUkhygxypRxm6xY0

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On the day I visited Smith, he had an individual session with Dupree, followed by a three-man session with veteran lineman Jarius Wynn, coming off a torn ACL suffered with the Bills last year, and Bobby Richardson of the Denver Broncos and D.J. Reader, who is coming off an impressive rookie season with the Houston Texans.

As Dupree loosened up, Smith looked over at him and said, “He’s going to be the Defensive Player of the Year next season.”

‘In college, I didn’t have any moves. I didn’t know what I was doing. I got by on my athletic ability. That doesn’t work in the NFL. You need to have more.’ Bud Dupree

That’s pretty high praise for a player with just 8½ sacks in his first two seasons.

“The kid is a freak,” Smith said.

Told what Smith said about winning DPOY next year, Dupree, who missed nine games last season after groin surgery, didn’t seem surprised.

“I believe that also,” Dupree said.

A former high-school receiver who went to Kentucky to play outside on offense, Dupree is truly clay in the hands of Smith the sculptor. Dupree was raw coming out of college, but has the tools and the speed needed to become a good pass rusher. Like so many young players, he didn’t know the tricks of the trade, which is where Smith comes into play. It’s why he first came here last spring and is back for more. It’s why he says he will always come back.

“I am still learning, and this is the place to be to do that,” Dupree said.

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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:13 am 
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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/the-sack-whisperer-how-an-ex-nfl-player-became-the-phil-jackson-of-pass-rush-gurus/?irgwc=1&clickid=wogT4FVoEyVa1S5SRKVAO2fVUkhygxypRxm6xY0

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On the day I visited Smith, he had an individual session with Dupree, followed by a three-man session with veteran lineman Jarius Wynn, coming off a torn ACL suffered with the Bills last year, and Bobby Richardson of the Denver Broncos and D.J. Reader, who is coming off an impressive rookie season with the Houston Texans.

As Dupree loosened up, Smith looked over at him and said, “He’s going to be the Defensive Player of the Year next season.”

‘In college, I didn’t have any moves. I didn’t know what I was doing. I got by on my athletic ability. That doesn’t work in the NFL. You need to have more.’ Bud Dupree

That’s pretty high praise for a player with just 8½ sacks in his first two seasons.

“The kid is a freak,” Smith said.

Told what Smith said about winning DPOY next year, Dupree, who missed nine games last season after groin surgery, didn’t seem surprised.

“I believe that also,” Dupree said.

A former high-school receiver who went to Kentucky to play outside on offense, Dupree is truly clay in the hands of Smith the sculptor. Dupree was raw coming out of college, but has the tools and the speed needed to become a good pass rusher. Like so many young players, he didn’t know the tricks of the trade, which is where Smith comes into play. It’s why he first came here last spring and is back for more. It’s why he says he will always come back.

“I am still learning, and this is the place to be to do that,” Dupree said.



Great fuckin read!

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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
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Great read FC. We've talked about the combine and how it only impresses those who have a fascination with straight line speed or high jump. How the combine really never proves what a player can really do at his craft. How it's straight forward training to run fast, jump high, jump far and run around 3 cones. After reading that article I agree the combine should be set up per each player position. Specific events for each and every position from QB to return specialist. Every workout tailored to that specific position. It would be quite the production and likely take longer than the 3-4 days it currently takes. Very informative article thanks for sharing FC.


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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
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If Dupree can make the same leap from year 2 to year 3 as he did last year compared to his rookie season, he can do some big time things. I've been a Dupree doubter since the pick was made, but he turned a corner last year, which was surprising since he missed most of the season.


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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
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Boys you're very welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
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The sack whisperer... resisting the urge to make jokes about all of your mothers...

In all seriousness, great read, FC. Thanks for posting.


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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
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Got it.

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Newly released footage of one of Chuck Smith's unorthodox pass rush drills.


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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
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Jordan Willis won't drop to us, will he? I mean, there's no way he drops to us. Productive, consistently improved, great overall measurables...Does he maybe drop to us because he played at Kansas St? He didn't just look good leading up to Senior Bowl (a la Ziggy Hood) he went on the field and produced. Seems to be the guy who will constantly work to improve his game, not rest on his laurels. Granted, I only youtube'd the guy, but he looks pretty impressive to me


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 Post subject: Re: If Edge Rusher in Rd 1 - Who
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sgtrobo wrote:
Jordan Willis won't drop to us, will he? I mean, there's no way he drops to us. Productive, consistently improved, great overall measurables...Does he maybe drop to us because he played at Kansas St? He didn't just look good leading up to Senior Bowl (a la Ziggy Hood) he went on the field and produced. Seems to be the guy who will constantly work to improve his game, not rest on his laurels. Granted, I only youtube'd the guy, but he looks pretty impressive to me


He has only shown he can rush from the LDE spot. That may hurt him with the Steelers unless Dupree has shown enough to move to the ROLB

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