Re: Jaime Collins
posted at 5/27/2014 2:18 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
I am going to pull a lack of reading comprehension Cupcake move right there..watch this:
"COllins = Lawrence Taylor" - Mt Hurl, 2014
That is what you, TFB12 or one of your toolish buddies would do if I made a skill set and physical attribute comparison to Lawrence Taylor, even though it is very clear Taylor is not being compared to Collins.
Then, you'd lie for years and years saying I made such a comparison, comparing the two players statuses or careers in the NFL.
Just thought I'd accurately point that out.
Collins reminds me of a faster, shorter, more athletic Charles Haley. I said this last year. Haley was 3 inches taller, but the body build and skill set is uncanny with some very small differences.
Collins should be able to add some girth to his lower body as he grows more, so I can see him being moved to OLB when BB wants to use the 3-4.
Well see the difference in what I wrote, compared to what you write is quite different, I'll give you some examples...
Smith is a better quarterback than Brady.
Brady = Tony Romo
Cunningham is a better player than Carlos Dunlap will ever be.
Merriweather is the 3rd best safety in the AFC.
Arrington is the best slot corner in the nfl.
Curtis Martin can NOT catch footballs.
jake Ballard is basically Dave Thomas
Adrian Wilson will change our defense and play at an all pro level in our big nickel...he will never have to come off the field.
Ocho Cinco's career was ruined by Brady.
This is the best receiving core we have ever had - even better than 07___said during the 2011 off season, two months before any of those guys even had a single practice (they were all cut before their fifth training camp session).
All I was pointing out is that at a very young age Collins has the freakish ability of a young Lawrence Taylor...he plays for the same coach that developed Taylor...Belichick sang this kid's praise like I have never heard him before. Now I'm not saying Collins will be Lawrence Taylor, but rest assured if he doesn't have that type of career you'll just blame it on Brady. It's all you're capable of. Taylor had freakish raw strength - Collins doesn't have that - but he's got the other freak qualities about him...and he will get stronger. We are talking about a kid with rare ability, working with a coach who is the best...this is a lot different than an undrafted, limited free agent, working with the best coach. This is real.
And Collins is nothing like Haley, last year you said Chandler Jones reminded you of Haley...I know because you wrote it on a thread I started...and I agreed with you. You dipping into the pain meds a little early today?
I did not see a lot of Haley with the 49'ers. I did see a lot of Haley with the Cowboys. IMO he was a much stronger player(at least while he was a bit older with the Boys) with a full arsenal of pass rush moves.
I don't really recall him being stout against the run, often times he was subbed for in true rushing downs...
I don't ever recall him dropping into pass coverage...ever.
In Haley, I saw a savvy, at times nasty relentless guy that got after the QB at 260-265 pounds.
I see Collins as much more versatile, with no where near the array of pass rush moves (yet), nor the brute strength that Haley showed.
Agree on the Haley point.
honestly I don't see any similarities between Collins, Haley and LT. I think Collins compares more favorably to Von miller, however, I think Collins can be better than miller in every way. Right now, the 2 are used differently. So it's hard to compare pure stats alone. Collins like mayo is the kind of lb that should never come off the field. Why Collins is so intriguing is because he can be used so many ways, and can be used on all 3 levels of the defense and field. I think his upside is off the charts, and if it all comes together for him, he could be the playmaker the defense has been craving.