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MG's Position Battles: Who would you start? DE Edition

Discussion in 'Hard Knocks' started by MG, Oct 22, 2012.

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Which Defensive End would you start?

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  2. DE #2

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  3. DE #3

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  1. MG

    MG Watching Folks Swim

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    This is an on-going piece this pre-season where I will take Position battles that are underway throughout the league and put up ratings. From there, the league will decide who THEY would start. This first edition will be a position battle everyone should have a great deal of interest in.
    There is 3 way DE battle. Who would you start? Let us take a look at the tale of the tape....
    This is a 4-3 defense.​
    DE #1
    Age: 20
    Strength: 90
    Speed: 74
    Tackle: 79
    Pursuit: 58
    Block Shedding: 60
    Finesse Move: 67
    Power Move: 78
    DE #2
    Age: 23
    Strength: 77
    Speed: 83
    Tackle: 69
    Pursuit: 87
    Block Shedding: 82
    Finesse Move: 74
    Power Move: 88
    DE #3
    Age: 20
    Strength: 75
    Speed: 89
    Tackle: 67
    Pursuit: 80
    Block Shedding: 60
    Finesse Move: 85
    Power Move: 67

     
  2. Trailerparkwifi

    Trailerparkwifi Mr. Irrelevant

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    Not even a competition to me. I first look at block shedding, then speed. Option 2 most definitely.
     
  3. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    That and his finesse / power moves are pretty good too.
     
  4. Trailerparkwifi

    Trailerparkwifi Mr. Irrelevant

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    Doesn't hurt, does it? lol
     
  5. MG

    MG Watching Folks Swim

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    This battle came out of St. Louis Rams camp.

    DE 1 = Rookie Blake Gandy
    DE 2 = Robert Quinn (WINNER)
    DE 3 = Rookie Enoch Williams
     
  6. HAL9100

    HAL9100 TSO's Resident Antagonist

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    #2 by a mile for me. The lack of strength combined with power moves is a bit of a concern for me, but that block shedding is so important and so much better than the others.
     
  7. bcduggan

    bcduggan Walk On

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    Why #2? Doesn't player schemes matter?

    Example, a player is 86 overall under one scheme but 80 overall under another.

    If you look at my team for example, my wr if played under a different schemes, they have different at very least overall ratings. I would not have signed the 2 in FA thatI did if the scheme was different than it currently is now. Position battles are decided by what skills matter most to position the coach is looking for.
     
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  8. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

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    you are right, but the skills don't change, just the overall. we are basing it solely on the skills the players have. I honestly do not care terribly about scheme, I look at the skills that matter to me most and try to fit my "schemes" around those attributes, but it doesn't always work out that way.

    DE's - block shedding, pursuit, finesse/power moves, play recognition, tackling, strength, speed/accel. That is how I judge a DE, and those attributes are in order for me.
     
  9. bcduggan

    bcduggan Walk On

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    So what is the significance of the following attributes/grades? They are physical, intangibles, durability, size, and production. I compared 3 players on my team at one position and all 3 players had these ratings/grades change when I changed their scheme. All other ratings did stay the same though.
     
  10. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

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    I'm not really sure about durability and physical, but size depends on if a DE is in a 3-4 or 4-3 End position, and that will also affect production and intangibles, I was mostly referring to the stats they posted.
     
  11. OMlawdog

    OMlawdog Going full Cheeze

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    Hopefully they will both make a big impact this year.

    Enoch will be starting at LE, opposite Quinn.
     

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