Antonio Appleby - has anyone seen him play?

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    Antonio Appleby - has anyone seen him play?

    i'm wondering if anyone here watched any virginia games last season? with the lack of depth at ILB and the pats success with undrafted players, i'm intrigued by appleby. i've never seen him play but the scouting reports sound good - great size, good leadership, he called the plays for al groh's defense, and seems to have decent speed. but he wasn't invited to the combine and wasn't drafted. i wonder if he looked good in games? i remember last year a few people had seen some GT games and had good things to say about guyton. so any news on appleby? 
     
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    I haven't seen any Viginia games ever! Al Groh is the reason BB signed him he was a 4 yr starter,enough said as far as BB was concerned....It's good enough for me.
     
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    Haven't seen him play but given many forum members love affair with unproven players that they have never seen play a single snap in a college game, never mind the pros, many will have him pegged as a future ALL-Pro by July.
     
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    Appleby was rated by some to be a low fifth/high sixth round pick. He's 6'3 243LBs and runs a 4.76 40. I don''t think any of the Pats rookies will be all pro their first year, unless Darius Butler is the new Devin Hester (also not likely). Appleby could be training camp fodder or he could make the roster on the basis that the Pats will not have MacKenzie and Bruschi is getting noticably slower. The consenus seems to be that he is good athlete that never fully realized his potential while at Virginia. And Al Groh may know alot more about than I do.
     
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    jacksola, that was probably the funniest and most insightful post i've ever read on here. i assume you're specifically referring to the crable obsession, who everyone on here seems to think is a better player right now than jason taylor. meanwhile, the guy couldn't even make the game day roster last year as a 3rd round pick. 
     
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    I saw Virginia play a few times and have no memory of the kid.  Virginia did play a 3-4 under Groh similar to Pats D, can't hurt to be a true 3-4 ILB.  There's only a handful of college teams running 3-4 these days.


    In terms of Crable, Pats basically red-shirted him.  He was a good college player with good stats.  Bill knows what he's doing, relax.

     
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    Mr lang
     have you ever heard of IR. So get out of the floor and pick up your as that fell off. It's the last laugh that count's
     
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    mr. ohyes, your posting was completely unintelligible. i think the first sentence about IR was a question, even though you don't know how to use a question mark. yes, i have heard of IR, which crable was placed on in week 9, after not making the game day roster before that. otherwise, i have no idea what "get out of the floor" means. and what are you talking about with the last laugh???? i love the pats and would be elated if crable has a good season. i'm just saying that he hasn't YET shown any sign as a pro that he can be an upgrade or equal to jason taylor THIS season. do you really care to argue that point mr. ohyes?
     
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    thanks for your thoughts on seeing appleby play. hopefully he can show something in training camp and preseason. i guess we'll just have to wait and see. 
    as for the comparison of chad brown to JT, i just don't see it. first of all, Taylor has been a far better player than brown ever was. i think once brown went to seattle he was exposed as more of a stealers system guy who wasn't that great on his own. plus, he pretty much was always injured during those years, and by the time he got here he had a very long history of injuries. finally, he was thrown into the mix at ILB when he was here, whch was a total disaster. taylor, on the other hand, has had a pretty healthy career before last season. he is a far superior player to brown, and wouldnt be asked to do much here besides rush the passer. now its true you never know what you are going to get from a player before the season starts, but i think taylor would at least give the pats an opportunity to have a pass rushing dimension that they don't have right now. thats why people were hoping to get him.
     
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    And where are you getting your information from about crable being hurt in the preseason? i never remember hearing that. i do remember that as the season got going there were a bout of questions about why he wasn't being activated to play in any games. if he had a nagging injury then i doubt those questions would have been there. at the time, as i recall, the general consensus was that he wasn't playing because other back-ups could play in the kicking game and he couldn't, and that he wasn't showing enough in practice to crack the OLB rotation. nothing about an injury. i only remember injury talk about him coming up around the colts game. and anyway the general consensus then (and now) is that he was essentially redshirted. so i'm curious where all of your alternative information is from.
     
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    wait, so you are going from stating in your previous post that crable was injured and belichick was hoping to get him back, to assuming that he had a secret injury because maroney's shoulder was kept quiet. thats quite a leap. and the reason that the patriots could not place crable on the practice squad last year (just like they won't be able to this year with some of the higher round projects) is that a player has to be released and clear waivers before they can be signed to the practice squad. i think that the "redshirt" theory on here is a valid one. crable wasn't able to crack the line-up last season and eventually they decided they needed his roster spot. there was no chance he would clear waivers so the best thing was to just shelve him for the year. i think one aspect that should be noted is that there has been no talk of any rehab for crable, while every other player who had a major injury last season has gotten some press about their rehab and current injury situation (brady, AD, woods, neal, wheatley, rodney, maroney).
    anyway my point is that i like crable's potential, but there is a better chance that he is 2 years away and this has to be considered more of a rookie year for him. and crable was very slow to develop in michigan, despite being a blue chip recruit. so i think people on here would be wise to curb their crable enthusiasm until they see him in an NFL game that counts.
     
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