Northern Illinois' Larry English hope...

Northern Illinois' Larry English hope Bears call his name

There are 27 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 21, 2009, titled Northern Illinois' Larry English hope Bears call his name. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

MOBILE, Ala. - Wearing a smile that stretched from here to DeKalb, former Northern Illinois star defensive end Larry English gushed about his hometown team after Wednesday's Senior Bowl practice.

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deputydawg

Nashville, TN

#21 Jan 23, 2009
That's all we need is another undersized lineman to get pushed around by one of those 330lb monster tackles.
sweet34

Pleasanton, CA

#22 Jan 23, 2009
deputydawg wrote:
<quoted text>He's too skinny he needs about 20 more pounds of muscle and not lose his speed
between the years of 18-28, i believe we all gain a little muscle without losing speed, if anything we gain speed in our prime.
sweet34

Pleasanton, CA

#23 Jan 23, 2009
deputydawg wrote:
That's all we need is another undersized lineman to get pushed around by one of those 330lb monster tackles.
This will always be an age old argument; small, fast, vs. big, but not as fast.

A 330lb beast that can't move his feet would be destroyed say by a Ware, or a RIP, D. Thomas., D-ends of this nature.

Same goes for a small 260 lb d/e if he isn;t quick, good moves, some power, the 330 lb will just settle in.

Ssize isn't everything, but your point is well taken.
Brian Urlacher

Pleasanton, CA

#24 Jan 23, 2009
can i get some love here?
Mike

Aurora, IL

#25 Jan 23, 2009
deputydawg wrote:
That's all we need is another undersized lineman to get pushed around by one of those 330lb monster tackles.
The guys who finished in the top-5 in the league in sacks this year weighed an average of 258 pounds. If you have enough speed to get around the corners you can make up for the lack of size.
deputydawg

Nashville, TN

#26 Jan 30, 2009
Mike wrote:
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The guys who finished in the top-5 in the league in sacks this year weighed an average of 258 pounds. If you have enough speed to get around the corners you can make up for the lack of size.
And the majority of them either were standing up or had a real good tackle next to them the only under-sized with his hand down was Freeney. Ware was a LB.
deputydawg

Nashville, TN

#27 Jan 30, 2009
sweet34 wrote:
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This will always be an age old argument; small, fast, vs. big, but not as fast.
A 330lb beast that can't move his feet would be destroyed say by a Ware, or a RIP, D. Thomas., D-ends of this nature.
Same goes for a small 260 lb d/e if he isn;t quick, good moves, some power, the 330 lb will just settle in.
Ssize isn't everything, but your point is well taken.
You are talking about the exception not the norm. And are standing not in the stance exception Freeney.

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