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Could Goff play WLB?

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Could Goff play WLB?

Post  Big_Pete on Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:38 pm

I have just been thinking...

If we got a quality MLB such as Poslunzy, could Goff play WLB?

I am just thinking because Kawika Mitchell was an ILB before we brought him here to play WLB and which he continued to play in Fewell's system at Buffalo with success.

Goff has good speed and range plus decent athleticism and instincts

If he could, then Boley and Sintim could split time at SLB.
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Re: Could Goff play WLB?

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:41 am

I've never seen anything from Goff to consider him as a speed or overly athletic LBer. He plays a little too stiff for the outside.
More of a traditional short yardage run defender imo.

Goff might be able to hold the weakside position for a few plays if need be, but i wouldn't keep him there full time. The Giants would need a speed guy there who is a threat to blitz the QB from time to time.
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Post  Pizan on Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:26 pm

Goff at his best is a two down run stuffer. The main reason Mitchell worked here was because we ran a defense that basically had two Mike backers. Goff would be best served as the first backer off the bench much like Blackburn has been for us.
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Post  Big_Pete on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:30 pm

Pizan wrote:Goff at his best is a two down run stuffer. The main reason Mitchell worked here was because we ran a defense that basically had two Mike backers. Goff would be best served as the first backer off the bench much like Blackburn has been for us.

I agree, I just put it out there to see what anyone thought

I could also see Goff playing a similar role to Brandon Short.

I am curious because Goff is currently our best or second best (depending on your take on Boley) LB, I do think we need a stud MLB, preferably Tulloch or Poslunzsy.
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Re: Could Goff play WLB?

Post  Big_Pete on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:33 pm

The other thing to consider is that Goff becomes a free agent after this season. I could easily see him leaving, particularly if we do bring on a quality MLB.

I could see a lot of 3-4 teams being very interested.
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Post  Big_Pete on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:40 pm

Actually if we got a stud MLB in free agency, I would be quite open to trading Goff.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:27 am

Big_Pete wrote:Actually if we got a stud MLB in free agency, I would be quite open to trading Goff.
I wouldn't trade him this year though. It will be good to have guys around that know the system due to the late start.
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Re: Could Goff play WLB?

Post  Big_Pete on Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:26 am

56 Crazed Dogs wrote:
Big_Pete wrote:Actually if we got a stud MLB in free agency, I would be quite open to trading Goff.
I wouldn't trade him this year though. It will be good to have guys around that know the system due to the late start.

I would be ok if we got a decent player at a need position. Not saying I would actively shop Goff, but I would be open to trade offers.
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Re: Could Goff play WLB?

Post  Pizan on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:17 pm

Goff doesn't have much value. There are plenty of backers in the league just like him.
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