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Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - Polar Bear Jones - 10-28-2010 04:01 PM
Since the hammer retired I have been waiting for a guy like this. Do not get me wrong Brook was really solid and a pros pro but this kid has exactly what we need if we are going to that next level. A lot of guys have been making the flashy plays this season and are getting very much deserved attention frome the national media lately but they still seem to be sleeping on Curtis Lofton. He has been a solid player from the beginning but the guy has been making big plays this season and I hope he keeps it up. Curtis Lofton leads the Falcons with 58 tackles. He also has two sacks, two forced fumbles 3 passes defenses and one interception. Go Check the other MLBs and tell me he is not putting up elite Lb numbers.
“You can’t be anointed as the leader,’’ Smith said. “You’ve got to play efficiently and you’ve got to play effectively. You’ve got to walk the walk, and he does that. Curtis has earned the right to be a leader, and the fact he earned it is what’s going to make him good at it.’’
"He plays the position the way it’s supposed to be played,"
"Curtis Lofton, linebacker, Falcons. He’s been a pretty good middle linebacker in his first two seasons. But the knock on Lofton was that he didn’t make big plays, and he talked this summer about how he wanted to change that. It’s happening. In Sunday’s victory against San Francisco, Lofton had nine tackles, a sack and an interception. A few more big plays and Lofton could be a strong candidate for the Pro Bowl."
it's odd because he's a linebacker, but he's been doing a great job with the off-the-field stuff. Making sure that I keep grinding and that I keep my head up.
“Big Bro? Big Bro? He’s the Big Bro,’’ Jerry said in a sing-song cadence. “That’s what we all call him. If things aren’t going right, Curtis is going to tell you. That’s why I call him Big Bro. It’s his defense. If he’s saying something, then you know something’s not right. People respect him when he tells you something.’’
Probowl voters lets get it done, Lets put the Five-O in Hawaii.
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - cnasty - 10-28-2010 04:51 PM
Lofton will be our anchor on D for many years to come. It's good to hear that he has stepped up as the leader that our team needs. With the youth that we have on D, something like that gives the defensive unit something/someone to model themselves after. People like Moore and Spoon and Jerry (just to name a few) are key pieces for our young defense. The good thing about Lofton being on their ass is that he can lead by example because he is a straight bad ass. It's encouraging to hear our young players looking up to Lofton, especially if we keep our core players for many years.
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - TonyGraziani - 10-28-2010 05:20 PM
C-Lo is beastin this season. He should get even more props than he does because he's a MLB in a 43. Lewis and Willis both are in 34s, as are most successful MLBs. Only 43 MLB that gets a > over him right now would be Ryans in Houston. Everyone else there is at least a debate.
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - Radical - 10-28-2010 08:04 PM
DeMeco Ryans his out right now if I remember correctly; for a chunk of the season too.
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - FireDawg85 - 10-28-2010 08:27 PM
Its amazing that we drafted our leaders of the offense and defense in the same draft in the 1st and 2nd round...
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - TeamPlayer1 - 10-28-2010 08:41 PM
When Curtis Lofton hits the ball carrier, they stay hit! There are very few yards after contact. Just what we need.
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - The Falcon Jedi - 10-28-2010 09:08 PM
He reminds me a lot of Jessie Tuggle.
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - TonyGraziani - 10-29-2010 01:08 AM
(10-28-2010 08:04 PM)Radical Wrote: DeMeco Ryans his out right now if I remember correctly; for a chunk of the season too.
You're right. Guess that makes C-Lo the best 43 MLB in the league
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - Joker - 10-29-2010 01:22 AM
Tuggle was a tackling machine but never made a big play..
RE: Lofton becoming the LB we all wanted - Radical - 10-29-2010 06:41 AM
Didn't he set a record for fumble recoveries for touchdowns?