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Everything posted by HawkeyeJet

  1. What Dan Orvlosky doesn't know is that surrounding talent doesn't mean anything. Or so I've been told.
  2. That's fair. His in air ball tracking seems to be an issue, I can get on board with that. Some of that, in my opinion, is because he seems to want to light someone up given the choice of that or going for a 50/50 ball. I think his default setting is attack the player rather then the ball. He obviously prides himself on his physicality, so I suppose I shouldn't assume that would ever change even if he was asked to do something differently. FWIW I think Ed Reed ran a 4.57 forty. I have my reservations about paying Adams as well. It's certainly not on the first page of roster building 101. But there are many ways to skin a cat, as they say. I'm more worried about his desire to be a cog in a prolonged turnaround. It's obvious he wants to win. Most people want to. I don't necessarily see him caring much about building something though. I don't even know if that makes any sense. I just think he's a very good player who doesn't get the credit he deserves, but part of that is his own doing because he's an abrasive personality. Gun to my head, I don't think I'd pay him just because I don't think he's committed to turning things around. I wouldn't have thought that would be an issue 2 years ago. He's got that Kevin Durant vibe to me. He wants to win just so he can put that check mark on his personal resume.
  3. I don't believe that 1st part is accurate. He blitzed 71 times in 2018, and 90 last year. That's the only years pro football reference charts for that metric. I didn't look at every Strong Safety in the NFL, but looked at at least 10 and looked at all the other top end players at that position and not a single one reached 71 blitzes when combining his 18 and 19 totals. I think only 1 exceeded 60. There are many Strong Safeties that don't blitz 20 times in a given season. I do agree that he has bad hands, but this notion that his athleticism is part of the issue is a bit perplexing to me. I often see people say he's not Ed Reed or Sean Taylor or even Honey Badger as a player, especially statistically. That may be true, but athleticism isn't the reason. All of those guys tested very similarly to Adams. No one is going to change your view point on Adams and that's fine. I'm not even necessarily trying to change anyone's opinion of his importance, but I do think the notion he has ever played the "traditional" SS role is inaccurate. I'm not saying if you let him sit back in coverage all day he'd be pulling down INTs at the rate of Ed Reed or whoever else, but I do think his role impacts his traditional stat line probably more than his athleticism does.
  4. Honest question to whomever cares to answer: Does anyone think that if the Adams played in a more traditional SS role in a defense that relies heavily on Zone coverage, whether it be Tampa 2, Cover 3 or Quarters, he would still have issues raising his interception totals to that 4-5 a year range that appears to be an acceptable level? Or another way to look at it, is it a lack of ball skills and instinct that causes those numbers? Or the role he's deployed in?
  5. What was Q's injury again? High Ankle or just a "regular" ankle sprain?
  6. So if you cover someone so we'll the opposing QB doesn't throw it your direction, that prevents you from being on the list? This response has nothing to do with Jamal Adams. Just seems quite odd for a coverage indicator
  7. If the Jets were a GIF, they'd be this. A memorizing, graceful disaster.
  8. I'm Dartmouth to his Harvard, clearly. 😃
  9. I can't recall which Adams thread I posted this on, but this seems to be the most active current one so adding this here. I mentioned a week or so ago that the 4-2-5/3-3-5 with the hybrid Safety/Linebacker has become huge in college football to counter modern offense(Air raid more specifically) but hadn't gained as much acceptance in the NFL yet. I also said that it would eventually and whoever goes all in on a scheme like that may very well value players like Adams a ton. Well my assertion about the likelihood of that defense coming to the NFL seems to be coming true, per below. Does that mean the Browns would be interested in Adams? I don't know. But if I were Greg Williams and the defensive roster is the same at training camp as it is today, I'd give a long hard look at this as my base defense.
  10. Here's accurate and honest. I know a lot more about zone blocking schemes than you do. A lot more. I don't care that I do, nor do I think it's some badge of honor. I don't care how much or how little any person knows regarding football schemes. It isn't a requirement as a fan to be able to know what schemes are used and why. What I do care about for is when someone like you tries talking down to people when they are clearly full of sh*t.
  11. Maybe it's already been said, but anyone who thinks a "straight ahead, power runner" is the ideal fit for a zone blocking scheme doesn't know much about zone blocking based run game.
  12. I would love to see the league/tv networks amp up the on field mics, mic up players, coaches etc and have that be the sound of the game outside of the broadcasters. However I think that could potentially cause issues with giving away audibles and scouting type things for future opponents, so probably extremely unlikely.
  13. So can someone save me the reading time and tell me if the report is just a blog resharing the Meyers stuff from last week or is there new info I should go back and read. Yes I'm lazy, I know.
  14. The best thing about this from the OP is he's trying to Dunk on people by flexing his football IQ but doesn't realize he doesn't really have much.
  15. Had to wait to get 25% huh big spender? Pfft. I scoff at coupons. For peasants.
  16. Yeah. That is dumb. Trubisky in his 2nd year was better than Allen was last year. You could argue Trubisky wasn't even that far off last year to Allen and people are out on Trubisky but Allen seems to get a lot of positive reactions. There are a few other head scratcher placements in there too in my opinion. Wentz is not a bonafide franchise QB. That's the most ridiculous one of the list to me. Garrappolo as a rising star is a big stretch too.
  17. If that's your take then that's your take. I disagree. This isn't 1988 and he's not just a strong safety.
  18. Yes, I would say the closet comparison for a linebacker would be a 4-3 WLB. Anthony Barr type player, but that's not a great comp either. He plays all over the formation and us asked to do more things in coverage than LBs are
  19. Adams does not play anything resembling an inside linebacker and Polamalu was a strong safety.
  20. This is where I get tripped up with posts like this. Lots of solid thoughts here, but then branched out to stuff that doesn't make a lot of sense What doesthe depth of our ILBs have to do with Adams? I think you are implying that he plays a similar role to those two when down near the LOS, which is not remotely true. Then you talk about Ed Reed and Polamalu's position even though they played different positions and were not very similar as players. Then you talk about not signing a SS to a huge extension because you have a QB under control. That's exactly what the Steelers did with Polamalu. They signed Polamalu to an extension a year before Big Ben. Highest salary in the league for a safety at that time. Then the following off-season the signed big Ben and won a SuperBowl within a year or two. People get so definitive when talking about this situation, but reality is there are PLENTY of ways to build a championship caliber team. The only real concrete requirement appears to be Solid QB at minimum.
  21. There have been a lot of people on the side of don't pay Jamal and he's overrated for quite awhile and there are some who have joined that train recently now that it seems likely he will be gone eventually. I don't mind the OGs. Strong in your conviction and I can appreciate that. You all know who you are. Weak Sauce by you Jamal Come Lately's. I'm guessing you all know who you are too.

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