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yashi
11-20-2009, 08:39 PM
I think it would be awesome if Studebaker steps up and has a big game. That position is up for grabs long-term and Studebaker is a really athletic guy who had a lot of success sacking the QB in college, though at a small school.

Our pass rush has been better than last year, but is still very poor. If we could be more productive in that area, we could get the defense off the field on all these 3rd and longs where we keep allowing opposing offenses to convert.

honda522
11-20-2009, 08:44 PM
Son of B***t! He is???


Good time for DJ to step in and show Haley who is boss.

matthewschiefs
11-20-2009, 10:30 PM
Thats not good news. Hopefuly DJ does step in and have a big game.

yashi
11-21-2009, 11:36 AM
I don't know if it will affect DJ's playing time at all since he doesn't play that position, but Studebaker is slated to start according to Haley. We signed him off the Eagles practice squad last season, and not being as good as their DE's definitely doesn't mean you suck.

Seek
11-21-2009, 12:19 PM
I don't know if it will affect DJ's playing time at all since he doesn't play that position, but Studebaker is slated to start according to Haley. We signed him off the Eagles practice squad last season, and not being as good as their DE's definitely doesn't mean you suck.

I have felt all along that DJ should be playing that position. He is out of position in the middle. Doesn't matter. DJ is a lost cause. He is a free agent next year and he isn't going to stay.

yashi
11-21-2009, 12:57 PM
I have felt all along that DJ should be playing that position. He is out of position in the middle. Doesn't matter. DJ is a lost cause. He is a free agent next year and he isn't going to stay.

3-4 OLB != 4-3 OLB though. 3-4 OLBs are usually undersized defensive ends.

hometeam
11-21-2009, 02:35 PM
I have felt all along that DJ should be playing that position. He is out of position in the middle. Doesn't matter. DJ is a lost cause. He is a free agent next year and he isn't going to stay.


They have DJ listed at 242, which is about 20-30 pounds light for a 3-4 OLB

He needs to play MLB in 3-4 or OLB in 4-3.

KottkeKU
11-22-2009, 11:58 PM
DJ doesnt really fit our defense really... he should be traded, but will eventually just be released in the FA which kinda blows...but i trust Pioli with his linebackers more than anything...we dont neccessarily need a high draft choice to fill/replace a LB void...

Bike
11-23-2009, 04:30 AM
I think it would be awesome if Studebaker steps up and has a big game. That position is up for grabs long-term and Studebaker is a really athletic guy who had a lot of success sacking the QB in college, though at a small school.

Our pass rush has been better than last year, but is still very poor. If we could be more productive in that area, we could get the defense off the field on all these 3rd and longs where we keep allowing opposing offenses to convert.
Nice call Yashi. He did as you asked!:sign0142:

Seek
11-23-2009, 09:08 AM
They have DJ listed at 242, which is about 20-30 pounds light for a 3-4 OLB

He needs to play MLB in 3-4 or OLB in 4-3.

DJ is every bit as big as Vrabel and did sub in for Studebaker and got pressure on Ben and Batch.

Great game for Studebacker... He made a bigger impact in one game than Vrable has all year.

Bike
11-23-2009, 10:40 AM
DJ is every bit as big as Vrabel and did sub in for Studebaker and got pressure on Ben and Batch.

Great game for Studebacker... He made a bigger impact in one game than Vrable has all year.
I wouldn't say that. Vrabel has been the leader of this defense since kickoff opening day.

Seek
11-23-2009, 01:44 PM
I wouldn't say that. Vrabel has been the leader of this defense since kickoff opening day.

Being a leader of a 31st ranked losing defense isn't as big of an impact of as making two clutch plays that helped rejuvenate this defense not once but twice when things were looikng bad This team won probably the biggest game in three years. His plays sparked the whole team to play better.

I love Mike Vrable and feel sorry for him being on this team. Fact of the matter. The best leadership a person can give, is by performing at a level you want matched or exceeded. I did like seeing Mike Vrable right next to Haley all game. I am sure he was still providing that leadership, but the performance Studebacker presented gave the Chiefs, hope, confidence and fire. That team played with a whole lot of heart yesterday. That would have never happened without StuD...

yashi
11-23-2009, 02:56 PM
DJ is every bit as big as Vrabel and did sub in for Studebaker and got pressure on Ben and Batch.

Great game for Studebacker... He made a bigger impact in one game than Vrable has all year.

No. Vrabel is a former defensive end and is listed as 6'4" 261 lbs.

Besides, they play different positions. ILB is very different than OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Pierre Walters was the one subbing in for Studebaker.

pbatrucker
11-23-2009, 03:09 PM
No. Vrabel is a former defensive end and is listed as 6'4" 261 lbs.

Besides, they play different positions. ILB is very different than OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Pierre Walters was the one subbing in for Studebaker.
And did pretty well also.
I like DJ a lot and he did play well most of the time. But he did show why he isn't starting when he blew the coverage on the Mendenhal TD.