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Would you Rather CB or OLB

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by VenomSyndrome, Feb 5, 2014.

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Shutdown CB or Sackmaster OLB

  1. CB

    50.0%
  2. OLB

    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. VenomSyndrome
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    VenomSyndrome Well-Known Member

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    Would you rather have a shutdown CB with Revis/Sherman skills or a Sackmaster OLB with Watt/Ware skills?
  2. matilack
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    matilack #therealagent47

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    Is say value is about equal, but I'm going to give the nod to pass rusher, only because I believe 1 great pass rusher can make all of your DBs look better. Whereas a great CB can be avoided sometimes by challenging someone else.

    But it's really 1a 1b.
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  3. AnteaterCharger
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    Part of it depends on who is available but I'd go with OLB
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    Heat from a beast OLB can mitigate/hide weakness at CB
    easier than good CBs can make up for the lack of a pass rush.

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    Seems like the "simplest answer"…or maybe not… :p
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  5. Kwak
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    From Draft? FA?

    Depends on too many factors at this time. But all things being equal, go with the OLB to terrorize the QB.
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    I say OLB, the reason being that without a decent pass rush the best CB in the league will still get burned by any decent QB who has all day to wait for someone to get open and then pick out a throw.

    The disruptive OLB can make sure the QB doesn't even get to make that throw.

    In all honesty, I'd love anyone who even resembles any of the mentioned types of players LOL
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    Can we get a COLB?
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    Simplest answer... if you don't have effective pass-rush then all a shut-down corner is going to do is ensure that the guy opposite him (or the other two guys if you include the nickel back) get thrown on all day - and if those guys are mediocre and the opposing QB has all day to throw, you have effectively the same result as we have now... just the opposition's #2 and #3 WR's are beasting against us instead of their #1.

    The thing people seem to take for granted is that true "shutdown" corners don't get thrown at. Richard Sherman is thrown at an average of 5 times a game at most. In his prime, Asomugha was thrown at less than 5 times a game on average. The only reason why Revis was thrown on more than that average with the Jets was because they had Cromartie on the other side (who turned a corner once put in a scheme that actually played to his strengths) and the Jets were generating effective pass-rush.
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  9. Charger Dave
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    "Until you can win in the trenches, none of the rest of it matters".. (But I digress... Again...) <mega sigh>
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    A beast of an OLB and a NT that commands a double team please.
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    And here I was, thinking that this was going to be another draft needs thread.

    I'd rather face a shutdown corner than a sackmaster. The former can be ignored by targeting other players on the field, whereas the sheer disruption that the latter creates can do a lot more damage to an offense, imo.
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    Strong pass rush can cover up a lot of other ills...
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    So, if virtually all of us said the same thing…how the Hell is the vote 4 (cb) to 6 (olb) ?

    And what the Hell does "Multiple votes are allowed." mean?!?

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    CB...tired of seeing bad CB play. Even if the pass rusher makes the ****** corner better, if he goes against a great WR and QB it won't matter if he's pressured, the ****** corner won't be able to make a play on the ball...I.E. Antoine Cason
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    Sackmaster if he's also got the stature to hold up against the run. We've seen it in our games against Manning (Where we've never seen anything better than slightly above-average CB play), pressure>>>>>good CB play.
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    Looks like we are all on the same boat, a fantastic pass rusher causing havoc = a corners best friend. Not even the best corners out there can be expected to blanket a receiver forever.
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    How about we go BPA with a reasonable nod towards need? Build a team of playmakers & you'll build a team that can compete. Keep reaching for need & that's what you'll get - a reach, to the detriment of the overall team. This thread is based on a false dichotomy.
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    I go OLB but only if there isn't a better prospect at Oline or NT. Wright finally got his legs up underneath him and played some damn good ball in the second half. cox is under contract, and the kid Williams(?) hasn't even shown what he brings to the table. Bling is fine in my book but only after you have the Bang.
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    OLB all day everyday
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    I voted CB.

    I voted that way because I was going on the scenario that only one would be added to the current roster, and I gotta say a Deon Sanders caliber CB to aid Weddle with the current *potential* we already have at OLB to me would make us a more complete D. I would have to go with the legendary CB over the HOF OLB.

    We need much more help at CB than at OLB. *that is if our current crop can finish panning out*
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    Actually, I'd rather be a hammer than a nail. That's just the way I used to think of it.
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    Early round Draft-wise?

    2013: RT, LB
    2012: LB, DT
    2011: DT, CB
    2010: RB



    How bout a damn cornerback for once? Before we give up on Te'o and Ingram and draft ANOTHER linebacker taking one in an early round the last 2 years. Let's not rule out a healthy Freeney in the mix with Johnson and if TT resigns Donald Butler. Reggie Walker & Thomas Keiser weren't terrible on spot work.

    We need a cornerback because I have faith in Weddle @Addae at safety. Drafting another linebacker 3 years in a row is overkill when it's obvious that we have endzone attendants for cornerbacks.
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    If the choice is corner or OLB in the draft, I vote corner.

    What I believe the Bolts need in the 1st round of the draft is a "difference maker" at any position that is not RT, FS, or QB.

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