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Kid has blazing speed and excellent ball skills.  So many CBs struggle with turning to find the ball.  Rodgers becomes a WR when the ball is in the air.

 

Think he has the potential to be a great backup Nickel early in his career.  This was one of my favorite picks in this class, TBH.

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50 minutes ago, zibby43 said:

Kid has blazing speed and excellent ball skills.  So many CBs struggle with turning to find the ball.  Rodgers becomes a WR when the ball is in the air.

 

Think he has the potential to be a great backup Nickel early in his career.  This was one of my favorite picks in this class, TBH.

Colts have to figure a way to get this kid on the field as a rookie even if its in sub package's.

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2 minutes ago, Four2itus said:

Didn't get to see any hand work. How does he jam at the line?

 

Well we play mostly zone anyway

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16 minutes ago, CR91 said:

 

Well we play mostly zone anyway

Hopefully not to much longer. This team will not b an elite team if it continues to play primarily zone defence. Need to mix it up. Qbs today r to good

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6 minutes ago, Moosejawcolt said:

Hopefully not to much longer. This team will not b an elite team if it continues to play primarily zone defence. Need to mix it up. Qbs today r to good

 

Zone defense only works if you can get pressure. Think of teams like the Seahawks and Vikings. Even the 49ers played a lot of zone. It works, but you need to win upfront.

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He needs some weight room 

 

173 lbs is going to get BROKEN

 

He will need to bring down a 220 plus Lb RB in the open field

 

 

I wish him luck.... but hope he stays healthy

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28 minutes ago, MikeCurtis said:

He needs some weight room 

 

173 lbs is going to get BROKEN

 

He will need to bring down a 220 plus Lb RB in the open field

 

 

I wish him luck.... but hope he stays healthy

You wonder if he can put on the muscle that he'll need at the pro level. Obviously those questions were asked by the Colts; they must think he can. Shouldn't take much......185 lbs ought to do it.

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30 minutes ago, coming on strong said:

jason david from 06 superbowl team. He was horrible.

That's it!! I knew it there was a J in there lol. Oh man, he was brutal to watch lol

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11 hours ago, CR91 said:

 

 

  Looks like a very good way to work on his footwork.
The guy he was going against was no chump with his footwork and speed.
Safe to say Rodgers has to be matched up with smaller receivers.

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Gets beat in some of of the routes but closes in and regains and wins. If a real qb was throwing the ball would have been there already and he wouldn’t have been to regain like he was doing. Still a rookie clearly hopefully this training helps him!

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10 hours ago, CR91 said:

 

Zone defense only works if you can get pressure. Think of teams like the Seahawks and Vikings. Even the 49ers played a lot of zone. It works, but you need to win upfront.

We should this year with Buckners help. At least, more than before.

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12 hours ago, CR91 said:

 

Zone defense only works if you can get pressure. Think of teams like the Seahawks and Vikings. Even the 49ers played a lot of zone. It works, but you need to win upfront.

Agreed to some extent.  Look at th4 amount of resources the 49ers have up front.  Thst is  very hard to duplicate

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12 hours ago, MikeCurtis said:

He needs some weight room 

 

173 lbs is going to get BROKEN

 

He will need to bring down a 220 plus Lb RB in the open field

 

 

I wish him luck.... but hope he stays healthy

Yeah the trickiest thing for him will be putting on that weight AND maintaining his speed and explosiveness. If he can get to 185, he can be an ideal Nickel corner.

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8 hours ago, Moosejawcolt said:

Agreed to some extent.  Look at th4 amount of resources the 49ers have up front.  Thst is  very hard to duplicate

 

49ers are only one example. There are plenty of teams that have run a form of the zone defense that have had success.

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“He’s small” lol he’s still growing damn  Hollywood brown played @ around 157 last year and didn’t die  this man will grow 

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1 hour ago, CR91 said:

 

49ers are only one example. There are plenty of teams that have run a form of the zone defense that have had success.

Name them and I am talking in the present.  I have listened to a GM, who I respect, and he that states the Seattle style D is dated and teams that currently run it struggle. U cannot hope to run a defensive style that sticks to one basic scheme 90% of the time. It's like running the ball 90% of the time. U need flexibility. I may be a little dramatic with my comparison, but I think u get my point.

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17 minutes ago, Moosejawcolt said:

Name them and I am talking in the present.  I have listened to a GM, who I respect, and he that states the Seattle style D is dated and teams that currently run it struggle. U cannot hope to run a defensive style that sticks to one basic scheme 90% of the time. It's like running the ball 90% of the time. U need flexibility. I may be a little dramatic with my comparison, but I think u get my point.

 

I'm not saying for us to only run cover 2. Obviously that's not gonna work. What I am saying is running a zone defense works if you can win upfront.

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15 hours ago, CR91 said:

 

I'm not saying for us to only run cover 2. Obviously that's not gonna work. What I am saying is running a zone defense works if you can win upfront.

Yea and my response to that is u better have one hell of a D line. It is hard to get 4 great D line when u r picking late. 

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On 5/9/2020 at 8:01 AM, NewEra said:

He's tiny. We had a little guy back in the day who used to get wrecked. His name escapes me right now. Jacob?

Jacob lacey he was trash

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9 hours ago, Moosejawcolt said:

Yea and my response to that is u better have one hell of a D line. It is hard to get 4 great D line when u r picking late. 

 

Buckner and Houston are already really good pieces. Turay, Benogu, and Lewis are still developing and we have very good depth in Autry and Stewart. It's getting there.

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On 5/8/2020 at 9:37 PM, zibby43 said:

Kid has blazing speed and excellent ball skills.  So many CBs struggle with turning to find the ball.  Rodgers becomes a WR when the ball is in the air.

 

Think he has the potential to be a great backup Nickel early in his career.  This was one of my favorite picks in this class, TBH.

 

I think he's got a lot of potential to be our kick return specialist (with Hines handling punt returns).  I think he's also got a lot of potential to be a very solid gunner for us with his speed and athleticism, very early on.

 

If he makes the team, I see him as the backup nickel and used in situational packages.  He seems to have a knack for creating turnovers.

 

On 5/9/2020 at 5:47 AM, MikeCurtis said:

He needs some weight room 

 

173 lbs is going to get BROKEN

 

He will need to bring down a 220 plus Lb RB in the open field

 

 

I wish him luck.... but hope he stays healthy

 

He plays bigger than he measures.  Likely, if he plays D at all (I project him more as a return guy and gunner, at least as a rookie), it'll be in a nickel or dimeback situation... he's not going to be on the field that much (at least as a rookie), so I doubt he'll get 'broken'.

 

If you're talking about Derrick Henry (one of the only LB sized RB's in the league), there are very few defensive backs that can take him down 1 on 1 consistently throughout the entire league.  We've got a fast defense that swarms to the ball... and more likely than not, Rodgers will be playing fairly close to the line of scrimmage if he's on the field, so  he should have safeties and outside corners behind him... regardless, if Henry gets to the 3rd level of our D (or any team's D) it is going to be trouble.

 

On 5/9/2020 at 6:13 PM, bestQBever said:

Yeah the trickiest thing for him will be putting on that weight AND maintaining his speed and explosiveness. If he can get to 185, he can be an ideal Nickel corner.

 

Well, good thing Rodgers ran a 4.28 forty.  If he bulks up 10-15 pounds and moves to a 4.38 forty, he's still one of the fastest dudes in the league.

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His speed and ball tracking is actually impressive. Again, he's not in pads but he looks like he can play some ball. Is he really 180 pounds? Google says 170, that's a bit light...

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21 hours ago, CR91 said:

 

Buckner and Houston are already really good pieces. Turay, Benogu, and Lewis are still developing and we have very good depth in Autry and Stewart. It's getting there.

I am not trying to b negative. Buckner is a stud.  Houston is getting old. Turay shows signs but is often injured. Lewis has been a healthy scratch and Bangou has small glimpses.

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