NFL combine: Taking stock of defensive linemen, linebackers

NFL teams were underwhelmed by the group of defensive linemen and linebackers who worked out at the scouting combine Monday. Full Story
abB10

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Feb 23, 2009
Leave the racial Jokes out of your analysis. It's not funny and is actually ignorant seeing as there are many great jumpers that are white both in the NFL and the Olypmic high jump.
seminole student

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Feb 24, 2009
abB10 wrote:
Leave the racial Jokes out of your analysis. It's not funny and is actually ignorant seeing as there are many great jumpers that are white both in the NFL and the Olypmic high jump.
He's right, this seems unethical and you should face some kind of punishment for shotty journalism
brettsky51

Itasca, IL

#3 Feb 24, 2009
If a LB can come up and tackle, cover in space in a zone blitzing package and can blitz off the edge, why does he have to strictly be limited to the 3-4 outside linebacker role?

If he can do all three things well what's there left to do?

It can't hurt for the Bears to look for an LB who can blitz or rush the passer off the edge to replace Hillenmeyer or Nick Roach.

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One_arm_shark_at tack

Orlando, FL

#4 Feb 25, 2009
Speed at this combine was interesting. Maybin 4.9 is horrible!!! He better post better numbers at pro day or he'll be selected on 2nd day.

Cushing and Mathews have been the big story. It would be nice to add one of these OLB to our roster. Phins need pass rush help! Can't expect Porter to have 17 sacks in consecutive yrs
xyz

Marietta, GA

#5 Feb 25, 2009
abB10 wrote:
Leave the racial Jokes out of your analysis. It's not funny and is actually ignorant seeing as there are many great jumpers that are white both in the NFL and the Olypmic high jump.
Agreed. Why is it okay to stereotype white people? I would dare this idiot to write another stereotype about blacks, hispanic or gay people and see what happens.

Keep your stupid and racist jokes to yourself - and work writting information on the Dolphins and NFL - anything else, is your dumb ass op-ed mixed in with what we really want to know.
Dancing Queen

AOL

#6 Feb 25, 2009
run, run, run, can the guy play football????? thats the question.
Dancing Queen

AOL

#7 Feb 25, 2009
hey, race baiters, get a life. Everyone on this planet is a racists in some fashion or another. And I dont believe the writer was atttemping anything hurtfull or racists.
xyz

Marietta, GA

#8 Feb 25, 2009
Dancing Queen wrote:
hey, race baiters, get a life. Everyone on this planet is a racists in some fashion or another. And I dont believe the writer was atttemping anything hurtfull or racists.
Drama Queen - well if everyone does it then i guess its okay. Do I think he is being mailicious, no! But does it need to be commented on at all - no. Michael Richards (Kramer) thought he was being funny too during his rant - well, now he's ruined. So, just don't go there.
ZebidiahJohnson

Bettendorf, IA

#9 Mar 13, 2009
The best tackle in the Draft is Mitch King.
Undersized(6' 1 1/2" 280)yes but in the Senior bowl dominated. 4 tackles and 1 'hurry up'(forced interception).No other tackle(North or South)had more than 2 tackles.

Too fast and too strong for any of the highly touted offensive lineman he played against all year long and,again,dominated the Senior Bowl.

Not a good combine for Mitch but with a 4.89 40 WAS still the fastest defensive tackle at the combine-period- and was faster than/or as fast as more than 1/2 of the defensive ends.
seminole student

Denver, CO

#10 Mar 13, 2009
Dancing Queen wrote:
hey, race baiters, get a life. Everyone on this planet is a racists in some fashion or another. And I dont believe the writer was atttemping anything hurtfull or racists.
Everyone is racists, but not everyone who is racist should use the media as an outlet for their horrible attempts at comedy. Its not that offensive, but in the long run, everyone will be better off without it.

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