shasta14 Posted August 19, 2014 Share Posted August 19, 2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2141959-why-new-england-patriots-linebacker-donta-hightower-will-bounce-back-in-2014 Why are you asking me what excuse he needs? You made the excuse that he was out of position. If that excuse is relevant for Hightower, then it is relevant for Coples as well, because it is true. Furthermore Coples went from playing with his hand in the dirt to playing OLB in a 3-4, while Hightower just moved over. Coples transition, given that he never had the chance to lose weight or learn the new position, is a much harder transition, and yet you come here and try to tell us he's a bust. I don't know what world you live in where he "put up great stats", but Hightower was a liability on a bad defense. You don't even know what you are talking about with your own team. Keep telling me I'm a dumb sh*t. It only makes me stronger. I made no such excuse at all, you pointed out that Hightower was some major disappointment last year, he was not, he changed positions and played very well by that positions standards across the NFL. Also I never said anywhere that "he put up great stats", make sh*t up much? I said he played well and put up numbers commensurate of what the rest of NFL's MLBs post do for a season, and yes I do think that's pretty good for a kid in his second year having to take on all the defensive play calling. Now you twist the conversation and cry all you want to about how much harder it is to play LB than DE, but the bottom line is Coples wasn't very impressive a DE, and he was worse at LB. If that changes Ill be the 1st to say you were right, but right now you have no argument any more than you would with Kyle Wilson or Steven Hill. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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