2021 Training Camp Thread

cheesebeef

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They flashed at times but none looked like difference makers, only decent rotational players, which is what the base of a defensive line is built on.

Golden still gets pressure, and pressure is a good thing.

Also having Baker clean up some of the issues upfront will help.

More than anything it will be great to see as little of Jordan Hicks and none of Devondre Campbell. Those dudes sucked royally.

I got no quibble with that last statement. Those guys were awful.
 

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Im not really sure what you saw in those three guys last year. They all looked like... guys. And you value Golden a lot more than I do. He’s slow, he never keeps contain and isn’t the best wrapping up guys even when he does get to the QB.

but I do think having 3 big difference makers in the front 7 can mask a lot of deficiencies elsewhere and I think there’s a better than average chance Watt, Jones and Simmons can all be difference makers. And I have high hopes for Zaven as well. If he can join them, four very good players up front can go a long way towards creating a good defense.
I will say that Phillips and Fotu getting one-on-one opportunities is going to be a potential nightmare for opposing teams to handle. Golden gets the same benefit. Teams are going to have to pick and choose how they go about blocking this group and that should result in opportunities for these guys to make an impact.
 

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I will say that Phillips and Fotu getting one-on-one opportunities is going to be a potential nightmare for opposing teams to handle. Golden gets the same benefit. Teams are going to have to pick and choose how they go about blocking this group and that should result in opportunities for these guys to make an impact.
JJ Watt signed and if Jones comes back and plays at a reasonable clip, all of the front seven will benefit. JJ Watt was the most double teamed edge player last year.
 
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