Trestman content with rookie linebackers

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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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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    Right now ... they ARE the defense.
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    Lets see what these motherfuckers can do at home ...

    can they play lights out FOOTBALL ?
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    They played at home last week too.
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    I am actually excited to see these two guys play and especially how well they have been. Do they need work? Yes but I think they will become two excellent players in the long run.
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    Hmmm ... there comes the feeling that if rookies go up against pros and do not perform at pro bowl level ,

    that somehow they are not what we expected in the draft ... on the other hand ...

    lets look not only at the linebacking corp but also the defensive line ...

    well they were there at the beginning of the season ... but this is the NFL ... and now they are not.

    So we must make do with what is left and hire any swinging dick off the waiver wire to cover our ass.

    That gentlemen is called the NFL. NOBODY is walking out 100% intact. Except we may do it better .

    Lets see.
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    I know this argument is widely agreed upon anymore, but Tucker deserves a LOT of credit for making in-game adjustments against the Packers to stop the run game when it mattered, AND to make the Lions game competitive, seeing as the Lions have the best or second best offensive line in the league, yet Bostic was able to stop Bush behind the LOS multiple times.
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    Yeah it needs time to gel and lets face it the injurys arent helping.
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    hmmmm.....

    I don't see it. I even put on my orange colored glasses and reread it again. Nothing. Then I tried wearing my Urlacher jersey and wearing the orange glasses. Still nothing. I couldn't see it.... :)
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    I agree Tucker deserves credit for the (injury depleted) defense playing better post-bye and actually getting some key stops. Makes you wonder why those adjustments and stops were notably absent so many times pre-bye when the D wasn't quite so decimated (including early in the season when it was at full or near-full strength). That's what keeps from my giving Mel Tucker a round of applause. Like....where was that BEFORE?

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