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johbur 12-13-2006 02:38 PM

Best 2007 FA LB?
 
With three top-flight LBs theorhetically available in free agency for 2007, which one would you choose for your team? We'll say you are able to make whichever of them work for your cap and that their team does not franchise them. Given the jump in cap, I'd be surprised if any of the three hit the market.

Moses 12-13-2006 02:40 PM

Adalius Thomas. He is the best in basically every facet of the game.

Jughead10 12-13-2006 02:40 PM

As a pure OLB in a 4-3, I'd take Briggs.

PalmerToCJ 12-13-2006 02:42 PM

Adalius Thomas for my Bengals because we need a LB that can get to the QB... I'll gladly take Briggs though for a 4-3 LB.

Finsfan79 12-13-2006 02:42 PM

Briggs he is the best LB on Chicago and in the NFC

remix 6 12-13-2006 02:48 PM

Thomas b/c versatility

SuperMcGee 12-13-2006 02:55 PM

I'd have to say Briggs

Moses 12-13-2006 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Finsfan79
Briggs he is the best LB on Chicago and in the NFC

:shock:


A-Dub4President 12-13-2006 02:56 PM

I'd want Thomas for his ability to pressure the QB. Overall though, Briggs is better, Thomas is just a better fit.

Moses 12-13-2006 02:57 PM

How do people think Briggs is better than Thomas? What exactly does he do better?

Jughead10 12-13-2006 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Moses
How do people think Briggs is better than Thomas? What exactly does he do better?

I'm looking at is as who would I want more on my team, the Giants. I'm not sure where I would even play Thomas. Sure he does a little bit of everything, but a jack of all trades masters none. I know what I would do with Briggs.

Moses 12-13-2006 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jughead10
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Originally Posted by Moses
How do people think Briggs is better than Thomas? What exactly does he do better?

I'm looking at is as who would I want more on my team, the Giants. I'm not sure where I would even play Thomas. Sure he does a little bit of everything, but a jack of all trades masters none. I know what I would do with Briggs.

Thomas is better in every facet of the game though. I can't think of a single thing that Briggs does better than Thomas.

JT Jag 12-13-2006 03:03 PM

Briggs. He's 3 years younger then Thomas, and has played in the same altered Cover 2 Shell that the Jaguars run in which linebackers roam sideline to sideline and deal with receivers and the running game first, and make plays in the backfield second.

Jughead10 12-13-2006 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by JT Jag
Briggs. He's 3 years younger then Thomas, and has played in the same altered Cover 2 Shell that the Jaguars run in which linebackers roam sideline to sideline and deal with receivers and the running game first, and make plays in the backfield second.

Exactly. Gaints as well run a lot of Cover 2 and I'm not sure where he would fit at 6'2" 270 lbs. We would never used him as a DE with Strahan, Osi, Kiwi, and Tuck. Briggs would be the better fit. Plug him in right at WLB.

Moses 12-13-2006 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jughead10
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Originally Posted by JT Jag
Briggs. He's 3 years younger then Thomas, and has played in the same altered Cover 2 Shell that the Jaguars run in which linebackers roam sideline to sideline and deal with receivers and the running game first, and make plays in the backfield second.

Exactly. Gaints as well run a lot of Cover 2 and I'm not sure where he would fit at 6'2" 270 lbs. We would never used him as a DE with Strahan, Osi, Kiwi, and Tuck. Briggs would be the better fit. Plug him in right at WLB.

Thomas is a better athlete than Briggs even at 270 lbs. He is excellent in pass coverage.

Woody56 12-13-2006 03:12 PM

Adalius Thomas fits best for the 3-4 and he is a beast

Larry 12-13-2006 03:13 PM

I normally wouldn't say this but I think there's a great chance Adalius Thomas will sign with the 49ers.

I think Briggs will get the franchise tag from the Bears if they can't strike a deal.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan 12-13-2006 03:24 PM

Anyone who votes for Cato June is either a Colts homer or just plain stupid.

Obviously Adalius Thomas is the better linebacker for a 3-4 and Lance Briggs is better suited for a 4-3. I believe Thomas is the better player though, and could play OLB in a 3-4 or 4-3 and play DE in a 4-3 as well as some DT in obvious passing downs. He's just so damn versatile and freakish.

The Saints run a 4-3 and I'd rather have Thomas.

NIN1984 12-13-2006 03:32 PM

Yeah I would pretty much just take Briggs because he is younger

12-13-2006 03:34 PM

lol no1 mentioned the other option cato june. :D

SeanTaylorRIP 12-13-2006 03:34 PM

Adalius will be a Raven, unless he wants to be a Skin. :wink:

PalmerToCJ 12-13-2006 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TPFKA#1SaintsFan
Anyone who votes for Cato June is either a Colts homer or just plain stupid.

Yeah... I wasn't going to be the jerk to bring it up though :lol:

TPFKA#1SaintsFan 12-13-2006 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by PalmerToCJ
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Originally Posted by TPFKA#1SaintsFan
Anyone who votes for Cato June is either a Colts homer or just plain stupid.

Yeah... I wasn't going to be the jerk to bring it up though :lol:

I don't think I was being a jerk... more like Captain Obvious... :lol:

Shiver 12-13-2006 03:50 PM

Cato June is HORRIBLE. No one on the Colts front seven is worth anything.

yourfavestoner 12-13-2006 03:54 PM

I'd probably take Briggs, simply because I'd be wary of investing a huge some of money in a player that's about to be 30, and probably has more good games in his past than he does in his future.


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