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    I know we are signing players that fit the system that the D are going to play, but am I the only one getting a bit worried that we are signing players that have been back ups for a number of years and we are going to give them the chance to start. Okay the starters @ Tampa were good but if someone has been a long term back up it may be because he isn't good enough to start.


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    Armey and the others who picked these guys know what they are doing. They wouldn't be in the locker room if someone didn't think they had potential. Charley's a smart cookie, he knows when he sees something he likes and goes after it. Save the worrying for what over-the-head jokes Dennis Miller comes up with this season.:p


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      that post is a bit dated now, it was when we had only signed Davis and that other LB from Tampa who then failed his medical. The picture looks a lot healthier and clearer now.

      London will start in the middle , he's had a great couple of seasons and I'd expect him to post big numbers. The signing of Mark Fields makes a big difference to the LB unit IMHO he is an extraordinarily talented linebacker with a great motor and SPEEEED, expect him to also post big numbers. Davis should fit the system well and given that coach Smith knows him from Tampa I'm prepared to believe that his speed and talents fit the cover 2 we are going to play. I still worry about guys who have been in the league for a while and are still playing "with potential", think back to Barry Redden , who was a great back up RB but did nothing when he left to be a starter

      The backups should be the two picks Polley & Allen , who look good in college but we'll need to see how they adjust playing in the pro's, add Leonard Little as LB/DE and Brigance asLB/ST and that probably leaves a bunch of guys chasing one roster spot at LB


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