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    One thing you might not have known

    Laurinaitis was the only defensive player in the NFL to play every snap of the season.

    To be the only one in the NFL on defense to do that is a pretty good accomplishment.

    Good job JL!


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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    His stamina, toughness, and football intelligence goes unquestioned.


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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    gosh dang that guy

    freakin beast
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    Working class hero!
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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    Wow that's very telling and an underrated stat
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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    Quote Originally Posted by Sosa39rams View Post
    His stamina, toughness, and football intelligence goes unquestioned.
    No doubt!

    No, I was not aware of this, thanks SJacks. Interesting to say the least. Back in the 40-60s these players were called 'Iron Men'; some did not play every down of every game but they often worked both sides of the scrimmage line.

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    Bah humbug, even though thats good and solid, i cant take nothing away from the accomplishment. BUT I still dont think he's a stud at MLB. He is just not what i envision as a MlB, he's on his back after alot of tackle. But still good for him atleast he isnt injury prone
    Last edited by Fastcat; -02-06-2013 at 07:35 PM.

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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcat View Post
    Bah humbug, even though thats good and solid, i cant take nothing away from the accomplishment. BUT I still dont think he's a stud at MLB. He is just not what i envision as a MlB, he's on his back after every tackle. But still good for him atleast he isnt injury prone
    There literally is no pleasing some people
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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    There literally is no pleasing some people
    Thats the truth.

    What is your envision of a perfect MLB? Because to me JL fits the bill to a T.

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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    Quote Originally Posted by sjacksonrules View Post
    Thats the truth.

    What is your envision of a perfect MLB? Because to me JL fits the bill to a T.
    Agreed. He doesn't need to be Ray Lewis in his prime to be a great MLB. The game is actually kind of short on true MLBs considering all the teams using 3-4. Laurinitis is one of the few that is actually a starting caliber guy.

    Also, who cares how he lands after making a tackle? As long as he's making them. I'd rather a MLB who wraps guys up by their legs, the proper way to tackle, and ends up on his back because of it, over a guy who tries to obliterate the other side on every play.

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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcat View Post
    Bah humbug, even though thats good and solid, i cant take nothing away from the accomplishment. BUT I still dont think he's a stud at MLB. He is just not what i envision as a MlB, he's on his back after every tackle. But still good for him atleast he isnt injury prone
    I'm sorry, but that's pure baloney. Simply not true.
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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    It's true Laurinaitis is not a hard-hitting thumper. I think he is a good player, but he definitely has a lot to improve on also.

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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    Quote Originally Posted by RockinRam View Post
    It's true Laurinaitis is not a hard-hitting thumper. I think he is a good player, but he definitely has a lot to improve on also.
    So does literally every single player in the league. Doesn't mean we can't appreciate Laurinitis for being a very good MLB, something we've lacked for a long time.

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    Re: One thing you might not have known

    I spent the last super bowl with this guy. He is exactly what I want on my Rams team! Great guy, very cool to hang out with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg8309 View Post
    Also, who cares how he lands after making a tackle? As long as he's making them. I'd rather a MLB who wraps guys up by their legs, the proper way to tackle, and ends up on his back because of it, over a guy who tries to obliterate the other side on every play.
    Its not about proper tackling. I agree though JL for the most part always wraps up which is good. BUT what it is about is him not initiating the contact... Being the HITTER not the HITTee. And it MATTERS on 2nd and 4 when a rb runs through the hole, JL hits him a yard before the 1st down maker and gets dragged/fell over for another yard and a half for a 1st down. Football is a game of inches, every yard JL gives up by being on his back is crucial. Some of you must have NEVER played ball before, or maybe were never that good at it. I cant see how anyone over looks this. The guy is always dragging a defender down after he absorbed an hit. A MLB should be falling on top of a guy after a tackle, not the other way around. Watch every tackle JL has made and you will see what i see. The eye in the sky never lies!! But to his credit he does always make tackles.

    And before anyone goes to pull up a JL highlght reel, im not sayiing this happens after every tackle. It happens often over a course of a game tho. Watch a full game and watch JL after every tackle and form your own opinion. And this is my opinion... Well its a fact just watch, lol,
    Last edited by Fastcat; -02-06-2013 at 07:33 PM.
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