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Waters eager to get into the flow

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Shamrock, May 12, 2007.

  1. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    Waters eager to get into the flow - NC Times

     
  2. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    I think it's more about him getting fully healthy and gaining complete confidence back in his knee. Maybe we'll see flashes in '07, but in '08 - WATCH OUT !!!
     
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    I saw his one of highlight vids, it appears he hits a little too high, but each collision was violent. He certainly has the size to mash at the point of attack, but how is he in coverage? Who should be looking over their shoulder Wilhelm or Cooper? Both are armed with new extensions. With Waters, Dobbins and Siler in the fold shouldn't we expect someone to be headed to OLB?
     
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    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    IMO, Cooper is the one who needs to be watching over his shoulder.


    Physically, Waters looks like a Foley clone. He also has pass rush abilities. While I think he will be a huge force at ILB for SD, it seems he also has the makeup to play OLB in this defense.

    Quality depth is important, as we saw when Foley went down and Phillips stepped up. We also saw that the Chargers were treading thin on LB depth when Merriman had his suspension, and when both 56 and 95 got knicked up in the playoff game.

    The next couple of years are going to be VERY competitve at the LB spots.
     
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    AJ said the same thing after drafting Dobbins last year, another guy who has a say in what goes on at ILB.
     
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    Fortunately, that is coachable and a technique issue. With Ron Rivera, he should help them out tremendously to get squared up and use his legs to drive through the player's sweet spot.
     
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    Fortunate indeed. The guy definitely looks the part, and his clips certainly showed a nasty disposition. I would love for the Chargers to have a D that strikes fear in opponents.
     
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    I totally agree.

    I think Wilhelm not playing much had more to do with Marty than with Wilhelm's talents. We'll find out for sure in a couple months.
     
  10. MtlBoltsFan

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    leisure and I have watched this guy for hours because we gamble on Clemson a lot. Normally you think of only those 225 pound Tampa 2 cover linebackers to be "sideline to sideline players" but Waters has that incredible range and what makes him a rare athlete is the size at which he can play with that agility (240-245). He is an elite athlete and has great instincts and can cover. He is basically a buffed up cover 2 linebacker, hanest.
     
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    The guy was dumb enough to get arrested for a dui and the worst part is his chick following him stopped as well and was popped for dui. 2 fer 1. I am not sold seeing Wilhelm in pass coverage - yet.
     
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    Besides his range and agility, he reminds me of Merriman in the sense that people tend to recoil when he hits them. That seems to be a talent that can't be taught...violence.
     
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    the chargers defensive staff weren't the only ones yelling when AJ picked him...

    Whitehurst said it best:
    "He is a heck of a football player and a man in the middle,'' Whitehurst said. "He has a physical presence, and I think he will add something. He plays with a ton of emotion and intensity -- guys like to play with him.''

    he'll be the starter next year, maybe sooner...
     
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    I love LB's that play with bad intentions, and Waters is exactly that type of a player. This guy needs to get back to 100% physically, then there is going to be some serious competition going on at ILB.
     
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    waters and siler will be starters in a year or so i think
     
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    Dobbins isn't exactly a physical slouch...
     
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    The Chargers have what is most likely the best and the deepest linebacking corps in the entire league. Williams and Castillo are the best members of a prime front three and Olshansky is becoming another menace. Cromartie's sophomore presence and Weddle will improve the secondary, provided McCree is smart enough to do what he's told about his knee. Cotrell apparently has the player's confidence. The Blue Meanies are here. Be afraid. I'd like to see them throw the 52 together once in a while.
     
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    Agreed and I was just thinking that as I was reading this thread. The dude is a short **** but he is an animal. He concussed his silly *** last year and is not a Donnie Edwards type of a puuusssy.
     
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    Wilhelm has done great whenever he's played. Trumpie just has Donna-Envy or somethin' .....
     
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    Agree. He has looked alright in pass coverage to me. Behind hin is a 2nd year player and rookies so i am sold with Wilhelm over those guys.
     
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    I'm guessing the chargers are figuring on it taking a year for waters and or siler to aclimate to the nfl. This draft was pretty much about the future unless a rookie steps up and really shows he's something. Which I have a feeling one or two might.
     

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