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LSUTil_iDie
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Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


Much like the superb DL play hid our glaring weakness at LB in 2011? I'm not implying that the DL will be our weakness, but the lack of experience there is a bit concerning.






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Mattwells90
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


As a former d lineman and a small amount of coaching experience, a dominant d line is key to making LB's look good. The line doesn't squeeze the blocks down, the linebackers are cracking heads with offensive lineman all day. A d line really should occupy blockers. That's why the 3-4 is so good against the run. Big lineman take up blockers allowing elite lb's to scrape and flow to the ball.





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IIxxBREADxxII
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


I want to see what Rasco will do as a full time starter.. he along with Hunter will be huge keys to LSU's success or shortcomings in the front 7 next season. I think Kendall Beckwith is going to have a serious freshman campaign. He is an absolute freak of an athlete and will be playing for one of the best defensive coordinators in America.





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omegaman66
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greenwell springs
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


I would say only in the sense that the Good LB play can drag out the drive. Bend but hopefully not break when the offense gets a penalty or an incomplete pass. Poor line play with only average lb play means they will be gashing you for 8 or more yards a pop.





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JBeam
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


I'm more worried about the secondary than the DLine.








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la_birdman
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


I think our secondary will be better than last year. Mills played very well for a true freshman, Collins is right there with him.

Loston being back is good, he needs to stay healthy though. I'm guessing Ronald Martin will be the other safety. He had a good year as a true freshman as well.







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omegaman66
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


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I'm more worried about the secondary than the DLine.


I am about torn there. We will find out 3 games into the season probably.

But the DB's we lost this year were the one's that were being burned repeatedly.






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167back
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


Starting D-line will be top quality SEC talent. Brick needs to start developing line depth now though.





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LSUsCRYSTALball
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


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Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


not fully, maybe on a LB blitz they can still get to the qb. but on passing plays it is important for the DL to get to the qb while the LB drop into coverage






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jrevonte
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


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a dominant d line is key to making LB's look good. The line doesn't squeeze the blocks down, the linebackers are cracking heads with offensive lineman all day. A d line really should occupy blockers. That's why the 3-4 is so good against the run. Big lineman take up blockers allowing elite lb's to scrape and flow to the ball






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cajunjj
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Madison, AL
Member since May 2008
7013 posts

re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


It will be a tough year for us on DF. I think out df backs will be better than expected. It is our line & lb that I worry about. Keep your spirits up as we will be better than people think!





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Child of the Missip
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since May 2012
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


I played LB an SS in college and what I can tell you is when the D-Line struggles everyone struggles.

So to answer your question: No, solid LB play will not make up for weak DL play. It's a fundamental truth to defense and offense everything boils down to the trenches.






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Bayoufightingtiger
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Can solid LB play make up for the lack of experience on the DL?


Just hope with can put more QB pressure with our DL this year. Seems like we should get in the backfield more often.





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