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Positional Battle Showdown Night


It's more of a positional battle display than game tonight. I think there are more spots up for grabs than any year since '06. Prolly 8-10 spots with about 20 names still in the running.

Can Sweeting or Chris Carr push Corey White for a spot?

IAQ vs Jim Leonhard duking it out

Ther Eric Olsen-Andrew Tiller-Tim Lelito-Eliot Mealer throwdown

Dunno, but is Austin Johnson a possible threat to replace Jed? He has performed well.

Tom Johnson looks endangered. I'm a Tyrunn fan

Cadet vs. Robinson- Who hasn't liked the way KR has hit it? Not being PS eligible looks like Cadet's biggest edge

Bryce Harris-Marcel Jones shootout

With the OLB plague in force do Rufus or Baraka make the 53? Both maybe?

Out of team neediness Jay Richardson seems more likely to make it to me. What say ye?

Preston Parker and Glenn Foster have already played themselves onto the 53 IMO.

Parker might spell the end of Roby's long run keeping a roster spot as a gunner only.

What other competions are ya watching?







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Bryce Harris-Marcel Jones shootout
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Add Marcel Jones to this one

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Ther Eric Olsen-Andrew Tiller-Tim Lelito-Eliot Mealer throwdown


He moved to guard. Harris has backup RT on lock. I think Olsen is the backup C. He sucked it up at guard against Houston.


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Out of team neediness Jay Richardson seems more likely to make it to me. What say ye?


I think he is in. The last OLB spot will be out of Rufus or Baraka, IMO.



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agree that Harris is surefire. I'll go so far as to say he might be the starter before the season is done.

Olsen the edge fo sho, ya never know about how they're grading these guys tho. Plenty of good competion tho. Like Eric Martin, we'll likely see some of these guys playing more for other teams than here.






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Parker might spell the end of Roby's long run keeping a roster spot as a gunner only.


Agree with this. I am not sure Roby makes it this year.






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I'm a Tyrunn fan

Homer






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Hell Blu you covered most of em so I will go with the battle between LH and RH.
Which hand will lift the most beers and which will drop the most!

Lelito and Johnson surprise 53'ers.







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Parker might spell the end of Roby's long run keeping a roster spot as a gunner only.


i want this to be true, but damn he's the only guy that does jack shite on ST






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Can Sweeting or Chris Carr push Corey White for a spot?


Hell no. White is my boy.

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IAQ vs Jim Leonhard duking it out

I thought IAQ had disappeared, but he's played pretty well so far in his 40 snaps.
Leonhard has played almost the same number of snaps and hasn't produced as much.

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Dunno, but is Austin Johnson a possible threat to replace Jed? He has performed well.


Doubtful.

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Cadet vs. Robinson- Who hasn't liked the way KR has hit it? Not being PS eligible looks like Cadet's biggest edge


Yeah, Cadet to roster; Robinson to PS.

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Tom Johnson looks endangered. I'm a Tyrunn fan

I can definitely see this happening.
Johnson's had a rough transition, while Walker is playing better with more snaps.

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With the OLB plague in force do Rufus or Baraka make the 53? Both maybe?


I'm fairly certain Rufus makes it.
Maybe even Baraka.
Richardson has not played well.
But I don't know, this team loves their veterans.

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Bryce Harris-Marcel Jones shootout


Nothing stops the Harris train.
He's even our best run blocking Tackle, on a team that could definitely use it.

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Parker might spell the end of Roby's long run keeping a roster spot as a gunner only.


I doubt it.
I think we need ST help more than receiving help.






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Homer


true dat, time for another NFLer from the banks of the Teche. I had a friend that as a kid had his bicycle stolen by Johnny Hector. I went hunting many times with oldtimer Howie Ferguson.

What's the mascot for Westgate? Dating myself- is that the old Freshman High or Jonas Henderson High?






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Ther Eric Olsen-Andrew Tiller-Tim Lelito-Eliot Mealer throwdown


Time for the Lelito Shuffle.






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Dating myself- is that the old Freshman High or Jonas Henderson High?

If I'm not mistaken, I believe it was both. Was a long time ago

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What's the mascot for Westgate?

Tigers






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Parker might spell the end of Roby's long run keeping a roster spot as a gunner only.
I doubt it.
I think we need ST help more than receiving help.


Parker seems to have some good instincts as a returner. Anyone notice him doing any gunning in kick coverage?






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Parker seems to have some good instincts as a returner.

I know PFF has an unusual system (and probably even more unusual for ST), but Parker is really performing at returner.
He's ranked 8th for overall returns (+2.1) with a strength in kick returns.
Cadet is 23rd (+1.2) with a strength in punt returns.

Interesting.


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Anyone notice him doing any gunning in kick coverage?

Apparently, our best regular STer is someone named Josh Hill (oh, the TE).
Everyone else is doing pretty average, but I noticed that Cadet and Higgins are having particularly rough times.



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ST is what i'm really interested to see tonight. could cost us a game down the road imo





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blueslover
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didn't mention ILBs... time to jettison Vilma providing a spot for a young guy like Reddick?





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what's the hit to jettison vilma?





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$3.8mil to keep him, $2.8mil to walk





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i'm leery to keep him just because he didn't even want to play in 3-4 when he was younger





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Hoodoo Man

Do you have a PFF subscription? If so, is it worth it? I've been thinking about signing up.






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Hoodoo Man
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Yeah, it was given to me by a friend for my birthday, I think.

It's really great, I use it all the time.
But I'm a stat nerd.



I think it's worth it, but it is a bit expensive at almost 30 bucks for a year.
Still, like I said, I use it all the time.






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