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#90 Antwan Applewhite

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Position: LB
    College: San Diego State
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 246
    Age: 22
    Experience: 1
    Acquired: FA-'07
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Apllewhite has been giveing decent performances on special teams most of the year, including about 3 big stops against the Jets this season.

    last night he seemed to be around the ball on most plays and made some crucial stops. He is big, a good hitter but not the faastest LB we have. I think he could be a young Foley, a hitter that closes down the middle of the field.

    Any of you got any thoughts on this kid?
     
  2. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    I like him - Mr. Sydalish calls him "Applesauce" b/c that's what he makes the people he hits :lol:

    I liked what I saw of him in pre-season, he's got a motor and he makes plays. For example, his helmet was the one that popped out the ball on that on-side kick yesterday ;)
     
  3. Dublin Bolt

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    He has impressed me. There was one play where I saw him running toward the sideline to get involved in a play and he looked real quick to me. Anyone have any of his measurables in terms of speed?...

    He seems like a tryer anyway and not someone content to show up and collect his paycheck ala Castillo (this guy is looking worse by the week imho) and Wilhelm. :icon_evil:
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

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    Backup at best who won't have a place when Merriman gets back
     
  6. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    also, in b4 Aztec Fanboi Mafia
     
  7. nickelbolt

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    My son says "Papple"

    He's not yet 2... so we're working on it.

    I bet by the time he pronounces it properly... Mr. Applewhite will be some other team's problem. :icon_tease:
     
  8. Concudan

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    Why are you listing him as a problem Nick? I say we are going to keep him.
     
  9. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    He's a decent number 2 option. I just don't think he is all that good. Granted he seemed to be around the ball often, but so did Weddle, actually Weddle really is around the ball often - that is his job as a free safety. Also the chiefs seemed to be running right at him so that could explain that. Now if he had a few pressured QB stats or sacks then I'd be on board.
     
  10. Concudan

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    .5 sacks in the few games he has played. Not super stats, but he is defending the middle of the field more than rushing the passer.
     
  11. Buck Melanoma

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    He looks a helluva lot better than our resident ballerina & contact-avoidance artist, Matt Wilhelm.

    What a POS. :icon_evil: He & Cooper both can hit the road.
     
  12. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    :lol: I'm just messin' Conc.

    On the other hand, when I asked my boy to pronounce "Wil-Helm" he said it perfectly: "***-HOLE" :lol:
     
  13. AnteaterCharger

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    Cooper is at least showing he has talent, he would have, at the minimum, the ability to be a solid LB and at best have some great trade value.
    Wilhelm, like i said, just send his *** to Detroit
     
  14. montanabolthead

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    I like this kid's motor. He sure popped Bowe yesterday and knocked the ball loose. From what I have seen, he's not afraid to hit, his speed looks good and as someone else said, looks like Foley. I say keep him and give more time and send Wilhelm packing.
     
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    No worries I'm sure AJ has seen what he can do and is in the process of giving him a six-year contract. :unsure:
     
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  16. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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  17. Buck Melanoma

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    Just another shot across Merriman's bow. :icon_twisted: :lol:
     
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    I don't think so. This season and Merriman being out showed how much of a force SM is and how much of leader he is on defense. I think AJ has learned a few lessons about letting people go too soon (Turner, Welker, Brees).
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it. Until someone reins aJ in, he's gonna continue to run things HIS WAY. That's his arrogance getting the best of his intelligence.
     
  20. Retired Catholic

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    AA maybe be pretty good in the middle before long. He's hard nosed and strong. I really, really hope AJ isn't developing Beatharditis.
     
  21. Zeus

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    I mentioned this guy earlier said to keep an eye on him.

    He is a decent backup, however I think even when Merriman comes back he will be in rotation most likely setup on some blitzes and back in coverage.

    He has a couple of QB pressures, although he gets washed. In the Saints Charger game he was called with that BS roughing the QB penalty.

    Applewhite has a lot of upside, fast, strong, football intelligent with a good eye for the ball. He has been very good in special teams and in the running game. As a pass rusher he is alright.
     

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