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Spoon interview [790 the zone] - Polar Bear Jones - 05-16-2012 09:31 PM
Beau Bock talks over him a little in the beginning but he hits on Nolan, working on pass rushing and other things.
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - pauliwood - 05-16-2012 10:41 PM
(Edit: Did we ever find out if Beau was talking about Osi or TO last year?)
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - pauliwood - 05-16-2012 10:55 PM
All in all good interview. Mr. Spoon defiantly has a job at NFLnetwork when he retires.
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - juraitwaluzka - 05-16-2012 11:17 PM
TO from what I remember. Osi wouldn't quite have been icky balookey, more holy shit!
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - FullMetalFalcon23 - 05-19-2012 02:52 AM
I think we are going to see a very intense Tempo set by Sean for our defense. I think our defense is going to start seeing a Ravens level of intensity this year. Urgency is their trademark. Sean is to me a Ravens type player, tough, ful of heart, mentally strong and he plays with a sense of controlled crazy.
We may not see him celebrate every play he makes. He has respOnsibilities, but what I love about him is he doesnt need to replace Lofton. He hasn't got to come in and be Curtis. He already has the locker room respect. He has the players ears, which is something I can't say I ever audibly heard from Curtis. Yes he got players organised and commanded the Defense, but can anyone remember seeing clips of him talking through things with players on the sidelines about things they could do, or psyching them up for the next drive. Like how we see it with Matt, or with other Linebackers. I distinctly remember hearing Sean talking to the players last year against the colts. He had pretty much killed the drive by himself. Stopped the run then broke up back to back passes. Straight away he was on to his team mates talking about getting off the field.
We need that we need someone who can keep the intensity up, and get people playing above themselves. I'm not talking about wild abandon. I'm taking about intensity. That was a trademark in all of Nolan's Ds the lynch pin breeds the teams intensity. But he is also smart enough and technically sound enough to organise his team mates. Hence the respect for them is 2 fold.
Patrick Willis, Ray Lewis, Seau, Derrick Johnson and many others all guys with great physical talents. But they are/were more dangerous, thanks to their intellect and understanding of the game and what they and others need to do. I feel as though if this defense is going to work Sean keeping in the path he was on is going to be directly related to that.
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - evo - 05-19-2012 10:42 AM
(05-19-2012 02:52 AM)FullMetalFalcon23 Wrote: I think we are going to see a very intense Tempo set by Sean for our defense. I think our defense is going to start seeing a Ravens level of intensity this year. Urgency is their trademark. Sean is to me a Ravens type player, tough, ful of heart, mentally strong and he plays with a sense of controlled crazy.
just reading that give me chillls, with the talents that we have on this team, and now combine with Nolan's leadership, we could be easily be the top 10 defense.
not only that, it'll take less pressure off Matt shoulder, knowing that with the game on the line, he can trust the D to make the stop, and put the ball back to Matt's hand.
man oh man, this team gonna be fun to watch next season. the whole offseason is filled with what our fan base been wishing for!
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - Sven - 05-19-2012 09:23 PM
(05-19-2012 02:52 AM)FullMetalFalcon23 Wrote: I distinctly remember hearing Sean talking to the players last year against the colts. He had pretty much killed the drive by himself. Stopped the run then broke up back to back passes. Straight away he was on to his team mates talking about getting off the field.
I agree with your post, but in this specific instance I believe he was actually talking to the Colts. The quote was, "Every. Single. Play. Now get your ass off the field!"
Its at 1:12 in that video.
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - Radical - 05-20-2012 12:52 AM
I remember several instances where Lofton was up in people's face these past few years. A few Saints games, the Cardinals, a Carolina game, and a few others come to mind. It was rarely focused on, and it wasn't really talked about though.
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - FullMetalFalcon23 - 05-20-2012 04:18 AM
I may be wrong and I accept that to be the case.
The baseline of my point however is that in comparison, I think Spoon is or certainly has the potential to be a better leader than Lofton because of his animated nature. So long as he identifies which I think he already has. When is the right time to be which guy I think he'll flourish in the role.
On a seperate note, I wonder how Lofton would have took losing play calling duties to Sean. I can't remember where I read it whether it was an article or here, but it was mentioned that the play caller, not necessarily the Defensive Captain however was the Weakside linebacker in Nolan's system.
It seems like it would be the natural progression that Sean would eventually take over as Defensive leader. Of the two he is the far more complete player.
I think the Chicago game set the tone for his progression. He had a couple of missed/ bad tackles, most memorable being him trying to hit stick forte and not getting the Job done. Yes he still missed/ had tackles broken on him, but nothing that bad often slowing the ball carrier enough for someone else to get there before they got away again.
But in some ways that was such a bad game for him, but a great moment for his career. The kid to me changed by the next game, he was more urgent hit harder and more technically sound. He established a right and a wrong time to deliver those hits. E.g blowing up pettigrew.
That being said being a junior player this year. I think for himself and for a lot of the other players in the team. Having a new coach take over the defense who is going to be watching you carefully with fresher eyes. Is great. He is going to get you thinking a lot about yourself whether he does that actively or purely few his presence and you responding because you want to keep your job and you want to get better, especially those guys at the start of new contacts or the end of current ones.
I expect our defense to be hard hitting, I think that wil be because of the culture that Nolan breeds but also because I think his playbook and style will allow players to be around the ball more often than the system we had under Van Gorder. We have players littered all over the field who can drill just about any offensive player to the turf. However whilst I look forward to those occasions I want it to be a case that if a player gets yardage or makes a play against our defense. They have earned it, for me there is nothing worse than us just giving yards away to a team or touch downs because we didn't take him down when there was clearly a chance. A player makes moves and gets away you got to applaud that. A player takes a bad angle to the tackle or goes in to high or tries to bring the wood and whiffs that is unacceptable to me as I know it is to others here. We've seen enough of this over the past few years that needs to stop.
I do not want to see victor Cruz catch a ball in the middle of the field and watch guys whiff him to the end zone, our secondary is better than that. I don't want to see Devin Hester running out of tackles. Next time we play I really hope our defense is seen as an occupational hazard to those players to all offensive players, because will hit you hard and rake you down properly. These spread style offenses are designed to pressure Defenses into mistakes to making missed tackles, blowing coverage assignments. We are in a great position because we got a coach who understands the secondary better than the guy we had before (not hard) but also better than most if the NFLs defensive co-ordinators out there today. He isn't a Spagnuolo who in my opinion builds his success of of the D line only. He is able to put a highly capable to great Defenses on the field who are that way across all phases of the game and unit. Schematic counter punching is going to give our guys an advantage or at the least a more level playing field. Our guys won't have to play out of their boots in order to keep up with an offense just to have a chance to make a play. But I expect Nolan to set such a tempo that they play out of their boots anyway and this is what will make them better, and from better to dangerous.
It was plain wrong that the defensive coach had to be calling his best game in order to keep pace, to give the team a chance. I want my coach calling it like that in the Superbowl, if you are busting your balls like that in regular season is it any wonder why come post season both on offense and defense then how do you expect to have anything left come January?
RE: Spoon interview [790 the zone] - TonyGraziani - 05-21-2012 10:57 PM
Met him on Sunday. Real cool guy. Definitely proud to have him on the squad