The Atiyyah Ellison Story

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    I recognize the town as well.  Not sure I ever stopped off for gas there, though.

    You just have to hope these guys like Moore, Cohen and now Ellison can sort of play above their heads a little, trying to catch lignting in a bottle in a complementary role.

    You have to think at some point, they will all be used in these games.

    BB has used rotations on the line all year.   They chose Ellison over LeKevin Smith, which hopefully means Ellison is more talented, because we know Smith was a draft pick here just recently and knows the 3-4.


     
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      They chose Ellison over LeKevin Smith, which hopefully means Ellison is more talented, because we know Smith was a draft pick here just recently and knows the 3-4.
    Posted by BBReigns


    well, he was a #89 draft paick a few years back, so hopefully he's got something left to offer
     
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    Wouldn't it be a perfect "feel good" story if this guy made a huge play in the playoffs? The guy has done everything he can, stay patient and now he has his opportunity to step up to the biggest stage of them all, the playoffs.
     
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    Yup.   His style reads like a 3-4 DE. Nothing fancy, forget any pass rush skills, but he holds the point of attack well and allows for LBs to come in and clean up.

    If he plays, we'll see him on earlier downs:

    Scouting Report

    Assets
    • Can line up both on the nose and as a three-technique tackle. Possesses very good initial quickness and occupies blockers well. Reads and pursues well.
    Flaws
    • Will play too high in his stance, as he doesn't have a wide base or great lower-body strength. Doesn't have good footwork or pass-rush moves.
    Career Potential
    • Adequate rotational interior D-lineman.
    • Awards


    College Report:

    Strengths: Is versatile; has experience at DT, NT and DE. Fits best as a one-gap DT/NT. Continues to get bigger and stronger, and has a very good frame. Has long arms and a powerful upper body. Is quick, agile and athletic for the DT position. Plays with a solid motor and does a very good job of staying on the move. Is very adept on stunts and twists. Gets consistent penetration as a three-technique. Will show good recognition skills and the ability to find the ball when he gets through the LOS. Also has good COD skills and makes a lot of plays in the backfield and in pursuit for a DT. Is a powerful tackler with good short-area explosiveness.

    Weaknesses: Is still too unpolished and inconsistent. Needs to play with more consistent leverage. Comes out of his stance too high at times and loses his strength when he does. Does not have great lower body strength. Gets pushed around too much if offensive linemen are able to establish position and lock on. He has good quickness and agility, but not enough top-end speed and closing burst to finish off plays. Gets close on too many occasions without closing in on the quarterback or ball carrier. Also needs to improve his array of pass rush moves.

    Overall: Ellison is a little bit of a late-bloomer that started out at Coffeyfield Community College before transferring to Missouri prior to the 2002 season. He played in all 12 games that year and started nine at defensive end. He moved inside to tackle as a fulltime starter in his 2003 junior season, when he finished with 70 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four sacks. Ellison continued to improve as a senior in 2004, finishing with 60 tackles, 12.5 TFL and 2.5 sacks while helping to anchor a unit that led the Big 12 in total defense during the regular season. Ellison has a very good frame, solid all-around size and above average quickness and athleticism for his size. He has some versatility due to his experience at NT, DT and DE, and he clearly is at his best as a one-gap type of penetrating interior player. Ellison still has room to improve in terms of his technique and consistency. He also needs to gets stronger in his lower body and do a better job of holding up at the POA versus the run. However, he made strides in those areas as a senior and he's a player that continues to improve with more experience. Ellison had solid performances at the Senior Bowl and at the combine, which should have helped him solidify a spot early on Day 2 of the 2005 draft.
     
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    In Response to Re: The Atiyyah Ellison Story : well, he was a #89 draft paick a few years back, so hopefully he's got something left to offer
    Posted by kansaspatriot

    with BB as the coach and enough time to prepare, I think BB wouldn't make this move unless he thought it was a good idea. Just like we have trouble with teams or players we haven't seen before, maybe these new additions will cause some confusion or trouble for opposing offense's.
     
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    ^^^ Thanks for the info on his football skills
     
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    Yup.   His style reads like a 3-4 DE. Nothing fancy, forget any pass rush skills, but he holds the point of attack well and allows for LBs to come in and clean up. If he plays, we'll see him on earlier downs: Scouting Report Assets Can line up both on the nose and as a three-technique tackle. Possesses very good initial quickness and occupies blockers well. Reads and pursues well. Flaws Will play too high in his stance, as he doesn't have a wide base or great lower-body strength. Doesn't have good footwork or pass-rush moves. Career Potential Adequate rotational interior D-lineman. Awards College Report: Strengths: Is versatile; has experience at DT, NT and DE. Fits best as a one-gap DT/NT. Continues to get bigger and stronger, and has a very good frame. Has long arms and a powerful upper body. Is quick, agile and athletic for the DT position. Plays with a solid motor and does a very good job of staying on the move. Is very adept on stunts and twists. Gets consistent penetration as a three-technique. Will show good recognition skills and the ability to find the ball when he gets through the LOS. Also has good COD skills and makes a lot of plays in the backfield and in pursuit for a DT. Is a powerful tackler with good short-area explosiveness. Weaknesses: Is still too unpolished and inconsistent. Needs to play with more consistent leverage. Comes out of his stance too high at times and loses his strength when he does. Does not have great lower body strength. Gets pushed around too much if offensive linemen are able to establish position and lock on. He has good quickness and agility, but not enough top-end speed and closing burst to finish off plays. Gets close on too many occasions without closing in on the quarterback or ball carrier. Also needs to improve his array of pass rush moves. Overall: Ellison is a little bit of a late-bloomer that started out at Coffeyfield Community College before transferring to Missouri prior to the 2002 season. He played in all 12 games that year and started nine at defensive end. He moved inside to tackle as a fulltime starter in his 2003 junior season, when he finished with 70 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four sacks. Ellison continued to improve as a senior in 2004, finishing with 60 tackles, 12.5 TFL and 2.5 sacks while helping to anchor a unit that led the Big 12 in total defense during the regular season. Ellison has a very good frame, solid all-around size and above average quickness and athleticism for his size. He has some versatility due to his experience at NT, DT and DE, and he clearly is at his best as a one-gap type of penetrating interior player. Ellison still has room to improve in terms of his technique and consistency. He also needs to gets stronger in his lower body and do a better job of holding up at the POA versus the run. However, he made strides in those areas as a senior and he's a player that continues to improve with more experience. Ellison had solid performances at the Senior Bowl and at the combine, which should have helped him solidify a spot early on Day 2 of the 2005 draft.
    Posted by BBReigns


    By reading this it sounds like he has some up side, I just hope he has improved on his lower body strength and plays a little lower...sounds a little like Pryor. I hope Deadric comes ready to play because he has the base and power to be strong in the run game and we are going to need that against teams that are going to try and jam it down our throwts.  
     
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    i agree, BB probably made a well thought out decision before picking him up
     
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    Read a article about him yesterday. I would really like to see this guy to do well and have him around.  Just gotta pull for these guys!
     
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    Roster is at 53 now...


    http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2011/01/patriots-waive-dl-atiyyah-ellison.html

    Football Blog (An Independent Football News Outlet)

    Patriots Waive DL Atiyyah Ellison

    The New England Patriots have waived defensive lineman Atiyyah Ellisoin.

    Ellison was signed last week after the Patriots suspended rookie defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, who was reinstated on Friday.

    New England needed to free up a roster spot for rookie inside linebacker Brandon Spikes, whose seven-day roster exemption ends on Monday.
     
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    Ian R. Rapoport RapSheet Oh. Well, that makes it an even 53RT
  12. Christopher Price capeleaguer That didn't take long....
 
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    NOOOOOOOOOooooooo!  I Feel for the guy.
     
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    Sheez, that was quick. Good luck Atiyyah
     
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    I wonder if BB will extend another opportunity to him next year? You can never have enough good players. Unfortunately for him Deaderick has more experience in the 3-4 and Spikes is definately needed against teams that like to run...

     
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    I wonder if BB will extend another opportunity to him next year? You can never have enough good players. Unfortunately for him Deaderick has more experience in the 3-4 and Spikes is definately needed against teams that like to run...
    Posted by sportsbozo1


    I doubt it, he'll probably draft the talent he needs
     
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    Mike Reiss MikeReiss Patriots had to make a roster move by Jan. 10 when roster exemption for Brandon Spikes expired.
     
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    MikeReiss    Patriots had to make a roster move by Jan. 10 when roster exemption for Brandon Spikes expired.
    Posted by Rocky


    not a hrad decision, I'll take Spikes 
     
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    Roster is at 53 now... http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2011/01/patriots-waive-dl-atiyyah-ellison.html Football Blog ( An Independent Football News Outlet) Patriots Waive DL Atiyyah Ellison The New England Patriots have waived defensive lineman Atiyyah Ellisoin. Ellison was signed last week after the Patriots suspended rookie defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, who was reinstated on Friday. New England needed to free up a roster spot for rookie inside linebacker Brandon Spikes, whose seven-day roster exemption ends on Monday.
    Posted by Rocky

    Can't say I'm surprised; it was hard to believe that a guy that gets signed off the street was going to be part of a rotation in the playoffs. Ellisoin probably didn't look too hot when he practiced, leading to the Deadric thing...better luck this off season Ellision, maybe the pats throw you a little cash and sign you to see what you got in off season workouts.
     
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