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    Underweight/undersized linebackers and injury struggles.



    Its definitely an issue. I love the potential alot of these guys have because of their speed, but a lot of them have issues staying on the field. We have our own experience with Tavares Gooden.

    Some other guys to note:

    Jonathan Vilma - had lots of potential, and still played to that potential when he was on the field, but his injuries issues basically caused the Jets to say they had enough, cut him, and look for another future LB. Not as injury plagued on the Saints, but i thought he was smarter and didn't go for the harder hits either.

    Jon Beason - guy has amazing quickness on the field and plays LB just as good as Willis imo, the only thing that sets him apart is the fact he hasn't been on the field half his career.

    Bruce Carter - 6'3 240lbs, jones called him the fastest LB. He started his rookie year injured, he ended his 2nd year injured again.

    not to say there aren't guys like Daryl Washington who has managed to stay healthy. But the fact Arthur Brown is out already isn't a good sign in terms of if he is going to be able to start for us long term. We should've drafted at least 2 ILBs.




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    Re: Underweight/undersized linebackers and injury struggles.

    Quote Originally Posted by justifythegame View Post
    We should've drafted at least 2 ILBs.
    Easy to say, but who instead of whom?

    If the Ravens drafted another ILB, who would it have been, and at what expense - after all, it is a zero sum game.




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    And then you have Bobby Wagner who is not an enormous guy who played all season.

    Lawrence Timmons is under 240lbs.

    Size and durability do not necessarily go hand-in-hand.

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    He will be back just in time for mini camp.
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    Re: Underweight/undersized linebackers and injury struggles.

    Bobby Wagner and Mychal Kendricks had no problems at that size last year. I'm really not worried about Brown.
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    Unhappy Re: Underweight/undersized linebackers and injury struggles.

    Beware boys, my sister-in-law had a similar injury in 1989, and hasn't worked since ... Bc




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    Re: Underweight/undersized linebackers and injury struggles.

    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    Beware boys, my sister-in-law had a similar injury in 1989, and hasn't worked since ... Bc

    LMAO Bc Your sister-in-law must be a PEACH




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Since when is 241 lbs "undersized" for a LB?
    It's not. Some folks just have preconceived notions in their heads and that is that.

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    Re: Underweight/undersized linebackers and injury struggles.

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    It's not. Some folks just have preconceived notions in their heads and that is that.

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    6"0 241 is most definitely undersized. Arthur Brown could've been the first ILB taken in the draft, and i'm talking mid first round, had he been bigger, this was basically the only negative on him. The undersized guys i mentioned who had injury issues and even the ones you guys mentioned who didn't were at least 6'1. He was my favorite player in this draft, im excited we got him, BUT literally the first news i hear on the guy is an injury when that was really our only concern. Not a good sign.




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    Re: Underweight/undersized linebackers and injury struggles.

    Quote Originally Posted by justifythegame View Post
    6"0 241 is most definitely undersized. Arthur Brown could've been the first ILB taken in the draft, and i'm talking mid first round, had he been bigger, this was basically the only negative on him. The undersized guys i mentioned who had injury issues and even the ones you guys mentioned who didn't were at least 6'1. He was my favorite player in this draft, im excited we got him, BUT literally the first news i hear on the guy is an injury when that was really our only concern. Not a good sign.
    What was Ray Lewis' size when he was drafted @ #26? ... Bc




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