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    INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    McGarigle is a colorful character that is a relentless tackler. He psyches himself up prior to games by listening to the rock group AC/DC and like the line from the song, “Hell’s Bells,” he won’t take no prisoners, won’t spare no lives, in his determination to make the tackle.
    Asked to describe Tim’s play on the field in one word, the coaching staff all said in unison –relentless. Prior to the 2005 season, The Sporting News rated him one of college football’s top three “Biggest Hitters” in its “Clutch Players” section. Street & Smith’s magazine calls him the Big Ten Conference player with the “Best Instincts.”
    Tim was an honorable mention All-State and All-Area selection by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign News-Gazette as a senior at Saint Patrick High School. He was a first-team All-Conference and Catholic Metropolitan Conference (White Division) Defensive Player of the Year that season, adding team MVP honors.
    McGarigle recorded 107 tackles, which included 25 stops for losses and 3.5 sacks as a linebacker and rushed for 1,457 yards (7.2 avg) and 12 touchdowns as a tailback. The team finished 6-3 and reached the second round of state playoffs during his final season. He also excelled academically and was a member of the school's Honor Roll and National Honor Society.
    Tim played in ten games as a true freshman in 2002 at Northwestern. He started his final five games at weak-side outside linebacker, where he ranked third on the team with 98 tackles (50 solos). He earned All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention in 2003, shifting to middle linebacker for his sophomore campaign. He led the team and ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 140 tackles (82 solos), adding one sack and six stops for losses. He caused and recovered a fumble and also deflected a pass.
    McGarigle had a banner junior season, leading the nation in solo tackles (102) and ranked third nationally with 151 total hits. He was a unanimous All-Big Ten pick, adding one sack, six stops behind the line of scrimmage, an interception and four pass deflections.
    The team captain earned third-team All-American honors, as he ranked fourth in the nation with 156 tackles (81 solos). The semi-finalist for the Dick Butkus Award and Chuck Bednarik Award had two sacks, seven stops for losses and four pressures. He recovered two fumbles, caused another and deflected four passes. He also had one interception.
    In 46 games at Northwestern, McGarigle started 41 times. He set an NCAA Division 1-A careerrecord with 545 tackles (319 solos), and had four sacks for minus 23 yards, 20 stops for losses of 58 yards and nine quarterback pressures. He caused and recovered three fumbles, deflected nine passes and intercepted three others for 17 yards in returns.


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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    If he "..won't spare no lives..", does that mean he will spare some lives??

    Where are the editors??? hehehe

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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    What is the knock on him? ie, why didnt he go in a higher round. Obviously as high achiever as you can be at the college level. Maybe we have one of those guys that looks too small and/or too slow on paper but is just a pure football player. How did he do at the senior bowl? Its not as if he played against lousy competition, he was a tackling fool in the Big Ten.

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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    Quote Originally Posted by rams#1
    I hope he kills everything that he hits *except our players*
    You seem to like him, but you didn't answer General Counsel's question plus, you "Hope he kills everyone he hits" you might of meant it in a diffrent way but thats going a little far.
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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan16
    You seem to like him, but you didn't answer General Counsel's question plus, you "Hope he kills everyone he hits" you might of meant it in a diffrent way but thats going a little far.
    its not too big of a deal, this thread is a joke anyways. Can't take what that first post said, seriously, you know?


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    He is a hard nosed takling linebacker, if you watched just one of their games you would see tim mcgarigle in on every play, yeas he played in the senior bowl, he had 1 takle.

    I meant I hope that he hits somebody so hard that they don't get up, you know when aeneas williams nailed steve young to end his career, that kind of hit.
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    Sack Totals

    If you look at the data, despite the amazing number of tackles his sack total is extremely low; and his tackles for lost is not that high either. This suggests that he is not a penetrating or fast LB, but a solid run supporter. Does not seem to have much potential than to be solid at best in the NFL. Time will tell.

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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    Quote Originally Posted by ramhard
    If you look at the data, despite the amazing number of tackles his sack total is extremely low; and his tackles for lost is not that high either. This suggests that he is not a penetrating or fast LB, but a solid run supporter. Does not seem to have much potential than to be solid at best in the NFL. Time will tell.
    Well, We need someone that can Tackle. He might not be they a great Blitzer but he is a Great Tackler!... No one is perfect...

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    Re: Sack Totals

    Quote Originally Posted by ramhard
    If you look at the data, despite the amazing number of tackles his sack total is extremely low; and his tackles for lost is not that high either. This suggests that he is not a penetrating or fast LB, but a solid run supporter. Does not seem to have much potential than to be solid at best in the NFL. Time will tell.
    But it kind of depends on what kind of defense they ran at Northwestern. I didn't get to see a lot of NU, but maybe they didn't blitz from the Mike position. If his number isn't called to blitz, he won't get sacks.

    IIRC, his measurables (6'0", 240, 4.75) are pedestrian. He's just one of those guys that looks blah on the paper, but explodes on the field. It's the standard case of "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak". He's smart, tough, and won't quit.......but he's just not athletic. He can't pursue to the outside, and isn't big enough to bull through the middle. He's a non-stop motor, who will impress coaches with his effort, but he could get swallowed up by bigger ball carriers.
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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    They never really blitzed because their secondary was bad, when they blitzed they gave up the big play, as long as he takles everything that moves I don't care how many sacks he has.

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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    He is a hard nosed takling linebacker, if you watched just one of their games you would see tim mcgarigle in on every play, yeas he played in the senior bowl, he had 1 takle.
    Sure doesn't sound like he was in on every play in the Senior Bowl against the toughest competition.

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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    McGarigle was good value in the seventh round. I think as HUb pointed out, he doesn't have great measurables but has a strong work ethic and good field intelligence. One of those guys who doesn't have the elite physical tools but tries to make up for it by taking good angles and playing with good technique. He should be a fairly good special teams player for us though, what with his tackling ability and smarts.


    Quote Originally Posted by rams#1
    I meant I hope that he hits somebody so hard that they don't get up, you know when aeneas williams nailed steve young to end his career, that kind of hit.
    First you say you want him to kill everything he hits, now you say you want him to hit someone so hard that it ends their career? Please, just stop.
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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    If he hits as good as is said, then he would be a welcome addition on special teams. I want to have a kick and punt coverage unit that returners dont want to return against.

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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    The special teams contribution is nice, but right now, he appears to be the backup middle linebacker. Time will tell and hopefully spoon will be in there all year so that any discussion of a backup is purely academic.

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    Re: INFO ON TIM McGarigle

    With Spoon in place he can learn the system, contribute on Special Teams this season and maybe do more in later years. However i dont see him displacing Pisa or Spoon ever, maybe he could get a chance as a future SLB

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