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Your Thoughts on Igor

Discussion in 'American Football' started by MtlBoltsFan, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

    Jun 27, 2006
    What do you think about Igor? I got a negative reaction for calling him out a while ago but perhaps people will see things differently. What I see is an efficient run stopper who has virtually no ability to rush the passer. This leads me to believe that we can upgrade a DE spot. Igor ends up rushing the passer quite a bit and can rarely generate pressure. He does not have the quickness to close in on quarterbacks in pursuit and to be honest, he could make a lot more plays in the run game but struggles to disengage at times. I know he is a fan favorite but I certainly think that a better DE exists out there somewhere, and those 5-7 extra sacks and 5-7 or so extra tackles for loss and extra QB pressures that can be generated from that spot without compromising our ability to stuff the run, would really help us. Igor is ONE DIMENSIONAL, and although of all the positions that it is acceptable to be one dimensional, the DE spot in a 3-4 is the most excuseable, I nevertheless think that we would benefit greatly by bringing in a more agile player at that spot. What do you guys think?
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006
    I like Igor, and we should not evaluate anyone for two weeks minimum in my opinion.

    But that said, evalate away.
  3. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    As his adopted father for a few more days anyway I gotta say this about him

    He's gotten better at rushing the passer but yeah in many ways he's just a big tough strong run stopper. He will never be near Castillo's level in the pass rush
    Having said that, good players like that are very hard to come by. It will be hard if not impossible to fully and truly replace him
  4. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

    Aug 8, 2006
    what if he bulks up some 20lbs, can he eventually replace Jamal in the middle ?

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