Jared Allen Comments on Jeremiah Ratliff.........

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    All I can think of is what Ratliff playing in beast mode next to Donald or Nix would be like to watch. I'm getting stoked for the season just thinking about that. Then you have Allen and Houston at ends, and I think with all that going on in the middle, McClellin is also going to have his shots at the QB because everyone is going to be occupied on their OL. :4 8 4v[1]:
     
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    Dix plays Safety. You mean Nix.

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. I love how guys want to play the injury card "what ifs". Hell, we could do that with every position. Let's draft a QB who doesn't fit our offense like Manziel just in case Cutler gets hurt again. Let's trade up and draft Sammy Watkins because we'll need him IF Marshall or Jeffery get hurt. Let's draft two CBs just in case both Tillman and Jennings both get hurt. The list is endless. Spending a 1st round pick who doesn't fit your team as a contingency pick makes zero sense when you have other spots to fill. This is nothing more than reaching for a rationalization or an excuse. Great for pretend GMs and career killers for real ones.

    We have another NT behind him who'll also play in the rotation and that's Paea. In addition you have Collins who can also play NT in this defense. I'm gonna keep reinforcing this point. Nix is a wide body two-gap NT in a 3-4 front. We don't play that type of defense. Our NTs are smaller more active one-gap "Shade" NTs. If we wanted one more of those to add to the two and a half we already have then we'd take Jernigan not Nix. The missing link in the front four is a 3 tech DT. We have two and half NTs already and one half of a backup level 3 tech DT. Let's draft what we need and don't have not what we don't need and have.
     
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    Nix, Nax, paddy whack, what's the difference...
     
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    With a huge rotation and perhaps a hybrid 3-4 adding Nix we may see here or there would be both a tough d line AND harder to game plan against.
     
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    Yeah, BiH, me too. The "right pick" at DT (and I'm not claiming that any one guy is the ONLY guy) and the DL is looking like an area of strength rather than the total dumpster fire it was last season. Add in whatever Paea, Collins, Bass/Izzy, and Young can give you and that looks like a fierce rotation there both in run and pass D.

    Emery turned around a disaster on the OL--only a little over a year ago we had Webb, Rachal, CWilliams, and Carimi there--in short order. Is it too much to hope lightning can strike twice?
     
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    And he did the same thing last year. Don't forget, we are only a short time away from Hester being our #1 WR. That was a dumpster fire if there ever was one. One time, ok... Twice? The guy knows what he's doing.
     
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    Maybe it was a Freudian typo. Ultimately, Emery has gone on record preaching versatility. Nix gives that versatility. We have a lot of needs and at some point the other "professionals" on the roster have to step up and do their jobs. The guys you referenced didn't last year. What makes you think they will this year?

    If you tried to tell me that Haloti Ngata or Vince Wilfork wouldn't have functioned well in our 4-3 defense under Lovie then you're too far gone to help.
     
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    Didn't you get the message, Soul? You can't draft with a view to what your team needs, that is bad. Evil even.

    The biggest crock that comes up every year pre-draft. Even though pretty much every year every team drafts in the high rounds the best available player who in their opinion (right or wrong) fits their scheme and their roster plans. A problem happens when your GM spends a high draft pick trying to "fill a need" with a player who ends up being a poor fit. IMO, the Shea pick was emblematic of that. If he had been drafted by a 3-4 team looking for a pass rushing OLB behind an already stout front 3, he probably wouldn't be considered a bust right now. That's the difference.
     
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    I think that is on the spot. Tucker gets to show his scheme and NOT the Lovie 2. Perhaps see a percentage of 3-4 and finally stopping the run-maybe even w/Nix and we can see what McC can do at LB.
     
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    Between those two, Nix and Dix? About 120-130lbs I'd say. LOL
     
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