Meet our new LB, SheaMac

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  1. Seqq34

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    In all seriousness, I wish Shea the best. He's displaying what dedication is all about. If it works, great, but if not, then you can't knock the kid for not trying...
     
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    And the overall point for this season, David, is that Shea will be playing generally off the line and protected by a very good run-stuffing DE in Houston. The whole idea is to give him space where his speed matters again rather than being instantly locked up man-to-man with an OT who had a 70 LB weight advantage on him. Gee, I wonder why that failed previously?

    It's Shea's best chance for his athletic abilities to shine. Which we all talked about most of the last two years. And for the 67th time, Houston is NOT our full-time 3tech DT. He's a DE primarily who can flex inside when needed.
     
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    He doesn't have the strength to get off blocks. Losing weight just makes it easier for them to run over him. I just hope they don't spend the whole season to learn that he can't stop the run at LB any better than he did at DE.
     
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    For everyone who begrudges his time at DE, remember who his first pro coach was and also remember how many players that coach moved from position to position, ruining their few years as a pro, only to never really develop them into the player they had all the potential to be.
     
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    something to remember, just b/c he's not on the line doesn't mean he won't have to shed blocks from MUCH bigger stronger players, TE's and OL'men, he'll get a shot to use his speed better, but taking those guys on occasionally will still be part of his job.
     
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    Yeah, I don't see it working out. I hope I'm wrong. But I suspect this guy is white John Thierry.

    BTW, those pictures...man, he looks like a dude you'd see at the gym. Not an NFL first round draft pick. I realize impressive physiques don't make great football players (EG Alonzo Spellman), but I never would have guessed THAT'S what Shea looks like without a shirt on.
     
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    He is putting the work in. I think he will bulk up some. He's got some room to do that. You can fix not enough muscle. And the dud does have both a motor and football smarts. I'm thinking that we could still be in trouble here but he seems to be looking at the position change with renewed motivation. He is a Bear and I'm going to be behind him. Let's give the guy an open mind.
     
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    I'd have been more impressed if he stayed the same weight and got below 14% body fat. I'm glad for Shea...but this guy Scot shouldn't be flaunting this...the guy lost weight...so if your a performance coach HE SHOULD HAVE LOST BODY FAT!!!
     
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    So I'm more than aware that muscles mass isn't directly proportional to strength. I could go on for days about it. There's a difference in training towards muscle hypertrophy and training for strength and explosiveness. A lot of unititated can't recognize the difference. I've gotta say though, to a point, if you're really strong, you'll have a certain amount of muscles mass and I don't see it on Shea. Maybe it's a slimming angle, I don't know. I'll wait until I see him on the field. I've always seen reason to think he has potential standing up. But at 6'3 and only 243, that's not really encouraging if they're looking to use him as that OLB/DE spinner type. I think he needs more mass for that. There's still time before camp. I'll hold my judgment.
     
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    So I showed the pic to a guy that plays soccor didn't tell him who he was or what he did. His first impresson was a before/after pick of someone doing their first 90 days of P90X. I told him he was in his 3rd year in the NFL, he asked if he was a Punter or Kicker; just sayin'.

    It's not a good pic of him as there is no referrence point to judge his size and I get what Butka is saying, but he does look more like a S or WR then he looks LB, let alone DE.

    I'm hoping he adds some muscle and some bulk to hope he explodes as a OLB.
     

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