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    Bobby Carpenter to Start

    According to Bill Coates of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, if there was a game tomarrow, Spaggs says that Carpenter would start over Chamberlin, Voborra, and the other LB's on the weakside. While Diggs would start on the strong side. I found this interesting because Carpenter hardly knows the plays yet and he already stole the job. Do we suck that bad or did we get a steal?


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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    Our personnel at OLB was not good, and Carpenter has ability (former first round pick). So it's probably six of one, half dozen of the other.
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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    like nick said, its probably a bit of both.

    also too, reports out of OTA's is that Lauranaitus has been super active all offseason long.... maybe he could just tell Carpenter where to go on each play lol

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    Quote Originally Posted by KoaKoi View Post
    like nick said, its probably a bit of both.

    also too, reports out of OTA's is that Lauranaitus has been super active all offseason long.... maybe he could just tell Carpenter where to go on each play lol
    Effort, smarts and motivation were never the issue with Bobby... he puts in a ton of work and will be a great example in the locker room.

    It's his lack of physicality that scares me... I like my LB's crazy.

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    Quote Originally Posted by rams_man13 View Post
    I like my LB's crazy.
    Then should we have gotten Rey Maualuga?

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    Quote Originally Posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
    Then should we have gotten Rey Maualuga?

    I'm happy with James... he's less flashy but more of a solid player who will make the hit.

    You know what I mean though... I don't want my LB's to shy away from contact... I want guys who would run through a brick wall to make a tackle.

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    I see Carpenter as a more play-making kinda OLB. He mightnt bring the big hit, we know Diggs like to do that, but the guy has finesse. Hes quick, agile and a hard worker, i can see him breaking up plays, ints, he has the speed to snuff out rb screens. Im excited considering his talent

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    I'd love to see both Barron and Carpenter find themselves as players, if you will, in these new systems. I think they both needed a change--they're both talented players; however, if I had to guess and pick who'll more than likely go from bust to successful, I'd pick Bobby Carpenter.


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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    I knew Carpenter would start. I'm excited to see him play next to James though! This is going to be exciting.
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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    Quote Originally Posted by The Optimistic Lamb View Post
    According to Bill Coates of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, if there was a game tomarrow, Spaggs says that Carpenter would start over Chamberlin, Voborra, and the other LB's on the weakside. While Diggs would start on the strong side. I found this interesting because Carpenter hardly knows the plays yet and he already stole the job. Do we suck that bad or did we get a steal?
    I'm not at all concerned about his experience regarding the current defensive scheme. It's a little more complicated than what Ohio State runs but the base defense is virtually identical.

    I'm confident Bobby will pick up the other stuff as the off-season progresses. Having a guy like Laurinaitis beside him can only help.

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    I hope carpenter works out coz we need some things to go our way if we want to be competitive. But he has upside, lets hope he can shine with his opportunity to start in the NFL.

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    Quote Originally Posted by rams_man13 View Post
    Effort, smarts and motivation were never the issue with Bobby... he puts in a ton of work and will be a great example in the locker room.

    It's his lack of physicality that scares me... I like my LB's crazy.
    Not so sure about the "good example" in the locker room. He seemed to distant himself from the Cowboys locker room due to his penchant for being a pretty boy. Didn't really fit in at Jerry World.

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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    Quote Originally Posted by Bing69 View Post
    I see Carpenter as a more play-making kinda OLB. He mightnt bring the big hit, we know Diggs like to do that, but the guy has finesse. Hes quick, agile and a hard worker, i can see him breaking up plays, ints, he has the speed to snuff out rb screens. Im excited considering his talent

    Good fit IMO laurinaitus diggs picked up cb who likes to hit carpenter to cover big play TE alittle stiffer up front long should start coming in to his own with alittle help from the RE 2nd season with spags sys.
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    Re: Bobby Carpenter to Start

    More importantly, I read that there is a kind of buckeye camaraderie in the LB core. Apparently Laurinaitis, Carpenter, and Diggs seem to be getting along very well. Team spirit leads to chemistry. I like hearing stuff like that.

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