Trestman content with rookie linebackers

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    The rookies have a long ways to go, but they do look like they'll ultimately be solid for us. Emery did well drafting these two. Kudos to him.

     
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    Bostic was going to be our starter in 2014 anyway (getting his reps in early this year), and Greene was primed to take over for Briggs when his contract is up after 2015, so its no surprise that they are making the most of this.
     
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    Honestly, these rookie linebackers are a main part of the reason why this team was so competitive these past 2 weeks (Yeah, the Packers ran for a lot, but the defense clamped down in the second half, and Reggie Bush wasn't nearly as explosive as he was the first time around), so I don't see why anyone would have a negative reaction to those 2 on the field. Hell, if we're lucky, Greene could show his worth enough to not be worried whether or not Briggs comes back next year.
     
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    Why wouldnt Briggs come back? hes still under contract
     
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    I wasn't meaning it like that, but just saying, if Greene were able to play at a level that makes you question the "need" for Briggs, there's no way the linebacking corp doesn't look a lot better, going into this next offseason.
     
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    I doubt Greene will ever play up to Briggs' level (Pro-bowl caliber), but if he DOES play well, then next season Briggs will be the WLB and Greene will be the SLB
     
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    Of course he won't be up to Briggs' status as one of the best 4-3 OLB's anytime soon, but if his level is equal to that what you can expect from Briggs at this point, I'll take it. I just hope our defensive schemes change next year, so the linebackers aren't screwed every time a good receiving TE is playing us.
     
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    They both look every bit the part of a rookie at the intricate LB position, but there's some bright spots. Greene can take over for Anderson's lane vacating ass next year.
     
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    I'll be glad to have Briggs back, because he is better than Greene, but the experience and the learning curve that these guys are going through right now is something you simply can not get from playing Special teams and watching from the sideleines.

    I think both these guys are getting better.
     
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    What's he supposed to say, he's not happy w/the rookies that will both be on the team and eventually starting? He's a little more tactfull then that.

    Both guys make some nice plays both guys get burned some. To think that he wouldn't be more happy w/DJ Will and Briggs to start or at least spot play those guys on critical downs is absurd though.
     
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