Crable's Playing Time

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    Crable's Playing Time

    I was surprised by how much Crable was on the field late against the Chargers. Hopefully he can translate more snaps into production next week against the Vikes. 
     
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    Yea hes pushing the tackle back but hes gotta learn some swim moves.... Hes a big powerful man with some speed gotta tune his game up tho.
     
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    He would get a nice push on the tackle, but then struggled to disengage. I thought his best move was pure speed to the outside. He nearly got to Rivers a few times that way. 
     
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    He doesn't necessarily need to get by the tackle.  He just needs to keep getting the push that he's getting to collapse the pocket, move the QB off of his spot, and close down passing lanes by refusing to let the tackle clear him out.  Once he reaches a point where he can be on the field more often, he'll eventually wear out the man across from him and that's when he'll get his sacks.
     
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    I did see a lot of Crable today, I ddin't see much of Cunningham. Anyone else notice this?
     
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    I still saw a good amount of Cunningham. Not much TBC. 
     
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    Thanks SN13 - how about Wheatly or Butler, anyone see them? Wheatley looked pretty good in pre-season and am hoping he gets a shot. I liked him in 2008. 

     
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    forget it -just saw Wheatly was in-active
     
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    Butler played a tiny bit at the very end. I agree that Wheatley should be given a chance. He looked impressive in the preseason. Nobody else at that corner spot has been a difference maker, so might as well put him in and see what he can do.  
     
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    yup this was an interesting aspect of the game...i think when reiss does his playing time chart, we may see that crable played more snaps than any other OLB. he actually played on first and second down a bit throughout the game, dropping into coverage and setting the edge on running plays. he's actually starting to look like a real linebacker! in the fourth quarter he and TBC were the exclusive pass rushers, with some ups and downs. i would have liked to have seen cunningham get some run there too, but maybe he was tired. it looked like our defense was a little gassed in that heat.
     
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    I think people are thrilled to be getting anything at all out of Crable that even if he just plays OK, it looks great.  There wasn't much heat on Rivers during the game.  I'll look at it again this week, but I didn't see anybody distinguish themselves in the pass rush on first impression.  Frankly it's still a major weakness of this team.  The O-line played poorly as well, except during a couple of drives when it played adequately.
     
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    i disagree about the pass rush. it wasnt dominant but for the most part they did a good job of collapsing or moving the pocket and making rivers hurry. i'd love to see huge sacks just like you, but we're not there yet. still, the pressure wasnt bad. 
    as for the o line...rough day. san diego has some good players and i think they were probably still feeling beat up from last week. look at the ravens, they barely eeked out an overtime win at home to the bills. they looked totally hungover from last week. it may finally be time for reinforcements though (mankins).
     
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    [QUOTE]Butler played a tiny bit at the very end. I agree that Wheatley should be given a chance. He looked impressive in the preseason. Nobody else at that corner spot has been a difference maker, so might as well put him in and see what he can do.  
    Posted by Supernova13[/QUOTE]

    wheatley will get his shot...just needs more time in practice to get up to speed. hopefully he can stay healthy.

     
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    [QUOTE]i disagree about the pass rush. it wasnt dominant but for the most part they did a good job of collapsing or moving the pocket and making rivers hurry....

    Posted by artielang[/QUOTE]

    I'll look at it again Artie, but it seemed as if Rivers had a lot of time for the most part.  He didn't get hit very much.  They dropped a ton of passes and made a bunch of mental errors, otherwise this could have been a SD rout.

     
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    [QUOTE]Butler played a tiny bit at the very end. I agree that Wheatley should be given a chance. He looked impressive in the preseason. Nobody else at that corner spot has been a difference maker, so might as well put him in and see what he can do.  
    Posted by Supernova13[/QUOTE]

    Agreed, It's somewhat depressing how nasty our Cornerbacks would be with Leigh Bodden on 1 side and Devin McCourty on the other with Butler giving them a breather here and there while He and Wheatley mainly man Nickel, and/or Bodden on the #1/McCourty on #2 and then Butler on the #3...jesus. 

    ~On this note though: VERY Good for Crable though...In all honesty, NE was SO desperate (and still is somewhat)--But so incredibly in need off BOTH a SOLB and that weakside pass-rushing specialist, and with Crable doing fantastic his 1st Preseason played, coupled with his something absurd, like 31.5 TFL and 10-12 Sacks his final year at Michigan alone, Expectations were rampant on this kid.  Not ta say, that 3 early/preseason injuries ain't a little ridiculous, BUT we All gotta know that this is and still is, A Kid with Both huge heart and a Big motor, to go along with his 6'5 265lb perfect 3-4 OLB frame.  Always plays so hard, working hard at Pats's Headquarters each and every offseason throughout, Both strength training, and He once stated that he fanatically watches past Willie McGinest tapes to learn his moves and success in BB's Defense.

    Prayin' he stays healthy finally.
     
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    Cunningham played a lot, it seem TBC was the odd man out for much of the game. The pocket collapsed on Rivers all day, his only options seemed to be crossing routes underneath for much of the game. 
     
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    [QUOTE] A Kid with Both huge heart and a Big motor, to go along with his 6'5 265lb perfect 3-4 OLB frame.  Always plays so hard, working hard at Pats's Headquarters each and every offseason throughout, Both strength training, and He once stated that he fanatically watches past Willie McGinest tapes to learn his moves and success in BB's Defense. Prayin' he stays healthy finally.
    Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]

    i'm glad that crable is finally on the field and developing...but lets not go crazy here. lack of heart and lack of motor have always been his problem. he was a late bloomer at michigan and was considered a disappointment until his senior year (and even then he was criticized). how else would a kid with his size and athleticism not get picked till the end of the 3rd round (which some considered a reach)? then he cant play his first two years because he cant learn the playbook and is always set back by seemingly minor injuries. then he shows up to his 3rd training camp out of shape and gets cut. doesnt sound like a kid with a ton of heart to me. but it seems like gettin cut has FINALLY woken him up and he is suddenly playing fairly well. lets just hope he stays motivated and continues to grow because he certainly looks the part.
     
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    I think BB will just try to get match up advantages with the rotations.  It just depends how he sees it.

    Crable is really rangy though, isn't he?
     
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    Hopefully Crable develops into something decent, we'll see.  His size is obvious with those long arms and his height.  He looks like he should be able to bat down some passes if he gets into proper position.  Let's also hope he gets some pressures/sacks.

    At least this D is headed in the right direction.  They would have been much better with Bodden - too bad he's out.
     
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    [QUOTE]I think BB will just try to get match up advantages with the rotations.  It just depends how he sees it. Crable is really rangy though, isn't he?
    Posted by BBReigns[/QUOTE]

    Oh yeah. I still remember one of the plays he made in a MICH-MSU game. He broke into the backfield and just missed a TFL. Ringer stopped, changed directions, and broke down the right sideline with no one near him. Crable was able to get off the ground from the missed tackle and rundown Ringer from all the way across the field and 50 yards down field to make the TD saving tackle.
     
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