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cjmeatballs
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Marcel Brooks' Position
i love the energy this dude brings and hope we can find a way to consistently get him on the field, but where will he play?

he's really not big enough to be an every-down LB/rush end; although, i thought he filled in for Divinity nicely in the Cheetah package.

maybe he will move back to safety but play more towards the LOS, as a hybrid safety/LB, similar to Jacoby Stevens this year.

we will see but hes too athletic to be on the sidelines or to be used strictly as a 3rd down pass rusher.


BlindTiger7
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
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maybe he will move back to safety but play more towards the LOS, as a hybrid safety/LB, similar to Jacoby Stevens this year.


This. I think Stevens will find himself filling more into a LB role next year

Brooks is an absolute animal


cjmeatballs
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
seems to me like Jacoby's future lies in embracing a position change to LB. will be interesting to see if we stick if the same (or a similar) scheme next year with a new DC.
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Jugular Joe
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
Marcel on the outside and Jacoby on the inside. Gonna be a treacherous and lethal combo.


cjmeatballs
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
Marcel aint big enough to play LB/edge rusher, a la K'Lavon, every down. hes fine on 3rd down passing down, but he would get swallowed up if the offense runs to his side.


DBeaux225
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
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Marcel Brooks' Position


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Jugular Joe
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
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Marcel aint big enough to play LB/edge rusher, a la K'Lavon, every down. hes fine on 3rd down passing down, but he would get swallowed up if the offense runs to his side.


He is going to profit from The Moffitt this offseason.


nicholastiger
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
I'm sure they want to get him to add weight without losing any explosiveness.
Get him in 220 range and let him play OLB


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2003tigerfan
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
Why does everybody want him close to line of scrimmage...is he not good in coverage?


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Big Sway
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
He is a major piece but Sampah, Ojulari (sp), and White are going to wreck offense's next year.


Ripley
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position

If Aranda were still here, I could give a more informed prediction.

Seeing as we likely go to a 4-3 w/ a new DC, my guess is he’s moved to safety.


goodgrin
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
Hopefully he'll add 20 pounds before the season starts to be a run stopper.


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macaoidh
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
What you want is Stevens and Brooks playing the Sam and the Will in a 4-3 next year. Speed kills.


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cjmeatballs
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
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Seeing as we likely go to a 4-3 w/ a new DC


would we switch to 4-3 with no pure 4-3 defensive ends? Farrell and Logan are DTs, and do we really want Andre Anthony and Ray Thornton on the field that much?

seems like many of the recruits, along the D Line particularly, we've signed fit the 3-4/3-3-5 mold of Aranda.


cjmeatballs
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
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He is a major piece but Sampah, Ojulari (sp), and White are going to wreck offense's next year.


its tough to expect true freshmen, especially true freshmen lineman/edge rushers, to come in and contribute right away
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PPeterson1
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
We have Anthony, Thornton, Parker, Logan, Farrell, Ojulari, Webb For DE. Brooks would be perfect playing OLB in a 4-3.


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jayboy504
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
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Seeing as we likely go to a 4-3 w/ a new DC, my guess is he’s moved to safety.


Have no clue why people keep putting this stuff out there when there’s ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that says this is likely... The personnel that was recruited in this class suggests the alignment is going to remain 3-4.... LSU does not have a single 4-3 de on this roster

Even had a poster suggests K’ Lavon stay an additional year to come back and play as a 4-3 de lol This stuff is getting more outrageous every day it seems


NFLU
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
The next great defensive player at LSU. Kid has it all.


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cjmeatballs
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Have no clue why people keep putting this stuff out there when there’s ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that says this is likely... The personnel that was recruited in this class suggests the alignment is going to remain 3-4.... LSU does not have a single 4-3 de on this roster

Even had a poster suggests K’ Lavon stay an additional year to come back and play as a 4-3 de lol This stuff is getting more outrageous every day it seems


right. the guys we've signed thus far fit the mold of the 3-4/3-3-5 scheme we've been running. thats not to say they cant transition into fitting a 4-3, but would be odd to try to fit a bunch of square pegs into round holes.

build the scheme around the players, dont try to fit the players into a rigid scheme


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Lsutigerturner
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re: Marcel Brooks' Position
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Seeing as we likely go to a 4-3 w/ a new DC, my guess is he’s moved to safety


Who is all saying this??? We have the players for 3-4 & have been recruiting these guys for years... How long did it take us to get the right guys in place? 4-3 is ok but u have to be able to play 3-4 also... It's all depending on roster and personnel right now I would think we are 3-4 with some 4-3 packages... We have to have both but no way we should be primarily 4-3 just yet


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