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Offline beast  
#11 Posted : Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:03:19 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
I don't know for sure on this, but I could have sworn I read B.J. Raji say he'd rather play end than nose tackle and said he'd just do what the coaches wanted or something like that.


I think Raji (as a lot of pass rushes) just prefers to play one gap which is attack that gap, get to the ball carrier and tackle them. Compared to two gap, where it's more read and react and more so let the play come to you. In the 3-4 set the NT normally plays two gap (which Pickett loves and is best at)

So this move should make Raji happy because he doesn't have to play two gap as often and make Pickett happy because he gets his NT and two gap spot back.

But I don't know how Raji would do at the 5 technique where Pickett played last year and Neal is going to play because usually it's better to have some length there with longer arms, which I think also hurt Pickett there last year. But in a one gap 3 technique Raji should do GREAT!
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#12 Posted : Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:21:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DarkaneRules Go to Quoted Post
I remember hearing an interview on the radio where Raji said he would be honest and say if he had a preference it would be at end but that he knew he was drafted as a NT so he would do anything he was asked to do to learn that spot.


So maybe it wasn't a comfort thing, as I wrote, but rather, the coaches just thought it would be better in the long run to have Raji focus on the NT position, whether he liked it or not. Or maybe the interview you heard was from this year, and Raji had changed his opinion on the matter since last year.
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Offline GermanGilbert  
#13 Posted : Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:10:33 PM(UTC)
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I was really pissed when Ted Thompson selected Raji. That said, it just proofs, that Ted Thompson is a genious while I'm an idiot :D This guy makes plays and I really don't care if he does that from the NT or DE spot.
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#14 Posted : Friday, August 12, 2011 6:49:47 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GermanGilbert Go to Quoted Post
I was really pissed when Ted Thompson selected Raji. That said, it just proofs, that Ted Thompson is a genious while I'm an idiot :D This guy makes plays and I really don't care if he does that from the NT or DE spot.


You're probably the only one, because everybody wanted Green Bay to pick Raji.

Raji can play anywhere. When we had Pickett as Nose, we were #1 against the run. We didn't do as well last year. I'm not questioning the change at all.
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Offline wpr  
#15 Posted : Friday, August 12, 2011 7:02:30 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: blueleopard Go to Quoted Post
You're probably the only one, because everybody wanted Green Bay to pick Raji.

Raji can play anywhere. When we had Pickett as Nose, we were #1 against the run. We didn't do as well last year. I'm not questioning the change at all.



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#16 Posted : Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:05:42 PM(UTC)
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1) He played end as a rookie and Pickett played Nose Tackle.

2) By changing around a bit they have more flexibility.

3) They play a lot of "nickel" so it could be those are the only linemen a many downs.

4) Green is a run and short yardage specialist. Wilson is a capable back up. Much depends on Neal and how much technique he developes besides his bull rush.

5) I look for them to add a D-linman in the first 3 round of next years draft.

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#17 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:21:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Laser Gunns Go to Quoted Post
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I've always thought Pickett was a bad fit at DE, he's too big. Raji can be disruptive anywhere.

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His first pre-season he was consistently knocking his opponent off the ball. He was looking like a force. Not sure what happened. Maybe that ankle never healed?
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#18 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:59:52 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
His first pre-season he was consistently knocking his opponent off the ball. He was looking like a force. Not sure what happened. Maybe that ankle never healed?


He got really lazy.

Must be light activity in the forum if you're resurrecting old threads again?
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#19 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:01:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
He got really lazy.

Must be light activity in the forum if you're resurrecting old threads again?


Dunno man. Maybe he's just hurt. lol

We both know how this team reports injuries. I mean, DOESN'T report injuries.
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:47:00 PM(UTC)
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Raji had 12 tackles this year.

12.

let that sink in.

tackles, sacks

2009: 19, 1 (was rotational DE at that point)
2010: 39, 6.5 (super bowl year)
2011: 14, 3
2012: 16, 0
2013: 12, 0

the fatty just quit after he got his ring and State Farm ad.


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