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    Hali hoping for a fresh start - Kansas City Star

    I like the things he says, about dropping to 250 lbs to increase his speed. And that the only reason he was at 275 was because Gunther wanted him at that weight. He says he's more comfortable at 250. I thought he looked a step slow last season.

    Honestly, my personal opinion is that Hali does have a place in this offense, and that it's at starting OLB opposite Vrabel, with DJ playing inside. We have to have a skilled pass rusher. DJ is unproven in that area (and undersized as a 3-4 OLB), and Vrabel struggled last season getting to the QB.

    Pencil him at starter for now.

    OLB - Tamba Hali
    ILB - Derrick Johnson
    ILB - Zach Thomas
    OLB - Mike Vrabel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada View Post
    I wasn't hammering him, I just wanted to make sure it did not confuse you!! :p
    I get confused easily. Canada is south of Mexico right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbatrucker View Post
    I get confused easily. Canada is south of Mexico right.
    Why yes it is, a long way south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbatrucker View Post
    I get confused easily. Canada is south of Mexico right.
    If you want to get technical about it, yes, it actually is.
    The earth's magnetic north pole is actually what we have dubbed the 'South Pole'.

    /Mr. Wizard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PawnshopMarimba View Post
    If you want to get technical about it, yes, it actually is.
    The earth's magnetic north pole is actually what we have dubbed the 'South Pole'.

    /Mr. Wizard.
    I knew it, that dang compass is wrong!!! Hah! now my wife will eat crow, always telling me I not going in the right direction, just pull over and get directions she says.

    That is why I missed the Super Bowl party at Canada's house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbatrucker View Post
    I get confused easily. Canada is south of Mexico right.
    If u go far enough!!
    The only reason a beer sweats around Canada is because he's decided it will be the next beer he drinks.

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    That was a really good article about Mr. Hali, and I have to say, the guy has a great attitude about this. I'm not sure why Gunther would have had him add that much weight to play DE, but it must have had something to do with wanting our line to be huge, slow, and sloppy, and unable to sack groceries, let alone a QB.

    25 pounds lighter, the guy is probably going to have much better quickness.

    Hopefully that will allow him to really contribute this year, and get back to the sack totals he was enjoying before.

    jb

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh1971 View Post
    That was a really good article about Mr. Hali, and I have to say, the guy has a great attitude about this. I'm not sure why Gunther would have had him add that much weight to play DE, but it must have had something to do with wanting our line to be huge, slow, and sloppy, and unable to sack groceries, let alone a QB.

    25 pounds lighter, the guy is probably going to have much better quickness.

    Hopefully that will allow him to really contribute this year, and get back to the sack totals he was enjoying before.

    jb

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    yea, he needs to have the ability to drop into coverage, but honestly how often do we see Shawne Merriman or Demarcus Ware drop back? Point being that I think it's much more important that he can get to the passer quickly since he'll be trying to do that more often than not.

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    Not picking on the guy, but how often did Derrick Thomas drop back? It would kind of depend on the scheme used, wouldn't it?

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    You are both right about those players to a point. They aren't exspected to cover man to man, but are responsible for zone coverage. Willie McGinnest was one of the best hybrids and he stated learning to drop into coverage was the hardest thing he had to learn. It's not physically getting to a certain place, but were and how to get the proper reads to be in the correct position.

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