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Props to the Safeties...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Going into the preseason and even a couple of weeks ago.. they seemed like the area of potential collapse on the Pack's D... week one and they played solid... came up on the run and made a couple of sticks.... helped keep Westbrook in check by making him run East and West some..

    Bigby looks like a player... and Collins looks to maybe have turned that sophmore corner and will continue to grow.
     
  2. warhawk

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    I have been begging for years for a safety that can get over to help on a deep pass down the sideline. FINALLY we see Bigby out ther breaking some of that up. Manuel or Roman before him very rarely got over for any help.

    I also thought Bush stayed stride for stride very well down the other side. They definately should have given him several game balls yesterday.
     
  3. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I agree Bush had a heck of a game.. so did Williams in limited spot duty.. the catch to Curtis was a very well thrown ball.. one of the best passes I have ever yes ever seen McBadd throw..
     
  4. ChrisC

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    Interesting comments guys!

    Wayne and Larry commented that (unlike last year at this stage) the DBs all seemed on the same page. Can anyone tell me who is QB of the Defense this year, please?

    Chris
     
  5. agopackgo4

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    I thought the safties did a great job. That goes for every one covering on the defensive side of the ball. McNabb was throwing the ball excellent for the most part IMO yesterday.
     
  6. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    The secondary looked really strong yesterday. Philly owned them last year, and they've actually improved their talent on O. I don't think that Bigby missed a single assignment, and Collins and Harris had near-picks.

    Guys were disappearing from McNabb, and if they keep that up we could see alot of takeaways this season.
     
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    I could be wrong, but isn't Barnett the signal caller on defense.
     
  8. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    Not to mention scrambling and moving through the pocket like a greased ferret... Normally coverage breaks down when a QB creates that much extra time, but the DBs stuck to them all day, evidenced by all those throws where McNabb could only go to the checkdown.
     
  9. agopackgo4

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    Very true. Also a couple other times I forgot to mention...But it was just kind of freak things. Like the one play where I forget who it was, maybe Barnett fell down. I think there were a couple times where a player just tripped or fell.
     
  10. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Correct.. and I believe Collins is handling the secondary alignments and shifts by default.... no other choice.. you need one of the two deep cats to call out shifts in coverages when needed.
     
  11. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    I actually thought it was Bigby's job/formerly Manuel's (which is why **** got blown apart last year)
     
  12. pack_in_black

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    whoops. I stand corrected. Manuel's suckitude just spread so heavily, and he wasn't even calling the shifts! If there was a pro bowl for screwing over your team's scheme, he'd be a lock.
     
  13. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Barnett called out the signals last year as well.... but if memory is correct Manuel was adjusting the shifts in coverage.. hence some of the issue between Harris/Woodson and Manuel you heard this camp... Mostly I think Woody and Harris make there own reads in the schemes and don't need much direction...
     
  14. tromadz

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    I was impressed with Bigby. He was FLYING around(like a spider monkey) on special teams, and I recall one play where Bush was getting beat in 1-on-1 deep, and out of nowhere Bigby shows up right next to the WR. The ball was overthrown, but if it wasn't, Bigby woulda had some type of play on it.

    The defense is nasty, and Collins and Bigby WILL hurt people this year, I just hope it's not any type of serious injury.
     
  15. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    I saw that play, too, and thought to myself "Wow. I miss Manuel as much as I miss Carrol."

    FYI that's a negative amount of missing.
     
  16. Krazygangsta

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    we still have rouse :D
     

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