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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:44 pm 
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Scunge wrote:
I can understand the move of Moats at ILB if that happens. When he was in Buffalo, they did use him early on as an ILB before he eventually moved to OLB.

While I think Fort is probably best in coverage, on early downs Moats could give us a semblance of decent run defense on early downs. Plan might be Moats early on run downs and then he comes off for Fort/Gay, or some other player on obvious 3rd down pass plays?


Since we're likely, to see a lot of the Rat-fucks BIG package personnel on Sunday night, can they at least give Harrison a hat, so he can come in to set the edge, when they decide to run the rock down our fucking pie holes?


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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
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Gay was alternating with Fort-- they were sending in plays from the sideline, it looked like.

Spence got 1/2 1st team reps, so don't be surprised to see him starting.

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I remember Moats playing ILB for the Steelers also. Perhaps it was his first season In Pittsburgh.


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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:03 pm 
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Gay was alternating with Fort-- they were sending in plays from the sideline, it looked like.

Spence got 1/2 1st team reps, so don't be surprised to see him starting.


What I do not understand is how Fort could have problems calling the defenses. He has been long enough to have a good grasp of our system I would think.


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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Gay was alternating with Fort-- they were sending in plays from the sideline, it looked like.

Spence got 1/2 1st team reps, so don't be surprised to see him starting.

Spence was drafted for his football acumen, if I recall correctly. Like Shazier without superhuman athletic ability.

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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
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86n96 wrote:
bradshaw2ben wrote:
Gay was alternating with Fort-- they were sending in plays from the sideline, it looked like.

Spence got 1/2 1st team reps, so don't be surprised to see him starting.

Spence was drafted for his football acumen, if I recall correctly. Like Shazier without superhuman athletic ability.


Then that gets us beat in the playoffs.


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Spence was also brought back for his special team prowess as well. You lose Shazier and Dirty Red in the same game, who knows how much time Matakevich will miss but he was one of our best special teams player, made a lot of tackles.

A game or two ago, the Ravens punter Sam Koch threw a pass to pick up a first down on a fake punt.

3 years ago, Sam Koch tried to do the same thing against the Steelers. He threw the ball to TE Nick Boyle but Sean Spence sniffed it out quickly and made the tackle for a loss of 3 yards. Don't discount Spence as a special teams player. It is actually good fortune that we are able to sign a former player who knows the defense and can play special teams as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Just think about Gronk. Who covers Gronk?

I think Watt, Dupree and maybe Davis are it, unless they pull a big Allen surprise.

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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Just think about Gronk. Who covers Gronk?

I think Watt, Dupree and maybe Davis are it, unless they pull a big Allen surprise.

I say Watt all day. TE on TE.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Scunge wrote:
Spence was also brought back for his special team prowess as well. You lose Shazier and Dirty Red in the same game, who knows how much time Matakevich will miss but he was one of our best special teams player, made a lot of tackles.

A game or two ago, the Ravens punter Sam Koch threw a pass to pick up a first down on a fake punt.

3 years ago, Sam Koch tried to do the same thing against the Steelers. He threw the ball to TE Nick Boyle but Sean Spence sniffed it out quickly and made the tackle for a loss of 3 yards. Don't discount Spence as a special teams player. It is actually good fortune that we are able to sign a former player who knows the defense and can play special teams as well.



Always enjoy your data driven projections.


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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
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Boy....ILB got thin quick.

Re: gronk. Always assumed davis. Good coverage skills and definitely physical enough. But the watt thought is intriguing...similar types of athlete I think....especially the gangly arms and monster paws. Gronk shouldn't be able to outreach for a ball which it seems he does so often.


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Yea, I would like to see Gronk try to go WWF on someone his own size like Watt. Hell, if he did something WWF to one of our DBs I would put in Harrison on the next plan and tell him to take Gronk's fuckin' head off.


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 Post subject: Re: Fort vs Moats
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JJT wrote:
Sounds like Moats is getting some serious reps at ILB this week in practice and could possibly start.

Can someone help explain this logic? I have always thought Fort played ok, and certainly better than moving an OLB inside that is probably slower than Fort.

Why not give Fort a shot and if he sucks go to Plan B, this seems like Plan B out of the gate.

While your at it, explain the logic of starting Cody Senseless over Sutton this week (DK Sports report). I am guessing no Deebo too.

The most stubborn team in the NFL.


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