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Datone Jones

Discussion in '2013 Draft Archive' started by BorderRivals.com, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. ExpatPacker

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    Datone Jones did not fit into the defensive scheme well at all in 2013 from what I could tell. If Capers and co. are talking about an overhaul of the defense, this may be part of the reason behind it. Whatever else he is, Capers is no idiot and if scheme was holding Jones back, I'm sure he realizes it.
     
  2. packrulz

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    On their team roster, the Ravens have McPhee listed at DE, 6-3, 280 lbs. http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster.html
     
  3. captainWIMM

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    I really don´t know why the Ravens have him listed as DE, he played on the DL during his first two seasons, but primarily at OLB this season (as a situational player as well).
     
  4. AmishMafia

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    Oh, I get it. Its another clever ruse. Its all a clever ruse. All your posts, that were misleading, disingenuous, and just wrong - it was all a purposeful plan to the conclusion that the whole defense sucks!

    How are you going to turn this around, though, when Jones comes out in 2014 and kicks butt? I know, you will say, 'see, he has gained some strength in the offseason and is now a force, I was correct.'

    Truth of the matter is your expectations are wrong. Jones showed something, flashes of dominance early in the season, prior to his injury. He doesn't look anything like Neal, he has a completely different game than Neal.
     
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  5. ThxJackVainisi

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    IMO that's true if you're talking about DE in the base D. But if Jones showed a consistent pass rush in a sub package he would have fit the scheme perfectly - and the sub packages were used more often than the base D.
     
  6. HardRightEdge

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    Yes, the defense is not very good at all. Whether the term "suck" comes into the vocabulary remains to be seen. Free agency will be a key determinant.

    You can call it a ruse or disingenousness if you like. I prefer to think of it as working through a logical path. We have a disjointed mix of talent and guys out of their natural positions, Jones included.
     
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  7. captainWIMM

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    I think that it was pretty obvious to everyone that our base defense last season was schemed around having three big bodies on the field. It´s fine that some smaller guys had success playing in a 3-4 for a different team, IMO it was crystal clear that Datone wasn´t a perfect fit in the Packers 3-4 base defense last season.

    It seems like Capers will use a different scheme next season which could fit Datone way better, but we still have to wait and see how that works out.
     

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