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Defensive line is not looking so bad

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounds like something has flipped on for Obi (finally). If he can continue that strong play and Bonsu can stay healthy, I think we will have a legit top four inside for the first time in a while.

    Defensive end does not necessarily look so bad either with West, Hartigan, Kasa, and Uzo-Diribe. But we need Kasa to really step up this year and Uzo-Diribe to take another step forward.

    If these guys can come together, it would take some pressure off a suspect secondary and thin LB corps.
     
  2. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    We saw what they could be capable of in a short time with Cabral at the helm. Now a full offseason with Embree, this has to be the strength of our defense to be successful this year.
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    obi is apparently a starter now. That is GREAT news for us. and him. Hope he goes out with a bang.
     
  4. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Is Hartigan a pass rush specialist? Seems like he really came on strong at the end of last year.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I would say so. He is too small to be an every-down lineman.
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I have been waiting for Obi to step up since he set foot on campus. I'm thrilled to hear he's finally getting it together. We really need that depth and playmaking ability.
     
  7. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Uzo-Diribe is back practicing this week after being out w/ surgery.

    I think this guy is our next sack monster. I like the DLine alot too, just hoping we can avoid injuries here (and everywhere).
     
  8. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    who was the last real "sack monster" (TG mom joke aside).
     
  9. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    I think we will see him as that Hybrid Linebacker. Sometimes standing up and with his fist in the ground on obvious passing downs.
     
  10. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    I think ob may have been a victim of not being one of hawkins "good guys" and poor technique coaching by bandison... hopefully with some decent dline coaching these guys can take off
     
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  11. SINKRATZ

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    Abe Wright.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Obi earned this. He is working his butt off and making plays. He has vowed to make all-conference this year.
     
  13. bigbang

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    If every thing goes according to plans we should have 8 guys along the DL that we can rotate in and out. We also have pass rushing specialist like Hartigan that can come in on 3rd downs.
     
  14. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    For March 29, 2011 - they look ****ing great.
     
  15. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it about time to move someone to fullback?
     
  16. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    we already did that. We moved to LB's to Full-Back before spring practice started, Ahles and Harrington.
     
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  17. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Add in Juda Parker. He should add some help on the DL as well. Good for Obi... but sad to see nothing become of Goree
     
  18. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I realize it is just spring practice, but the fact Obi is working with the 1s is a pretty big development.
     
  19. GoldenBuff

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    This is also what I suspected. Whatever the reason though, it's good to see him coming on strong.
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It makes a big difference to have a DT coach who isn't standing around quietly with his hands in his pockets looking like he's got something better to do.
     
  21. BuffNut99

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    Syko has yet to approve this thread
     
  22. Buffskier

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    this is fantastic news. Glad Obi has decided to show up and that Uzo-Diribe is back after surgery earlier in the year. Now all we need is Kasa to have a switch flicked in his brain and Hartigan to continue his mean streak that he found towards the end of the season. Excited for the spring game to see what they all look like!!

    Any word on whether or not we will do something like last year where captains pick teams? I actually thought that wasn't a half bad idea...
     
  23. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It is absolutely mind-numbing what the last staff got away with.
     
  24. buffsyko

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    Sounding good ..so far... we'll see.
     
  25. Hugegroove

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    The combination of a good Strength & conditioning coach and good technique should help keep the injury bug away this year. Like it said in the EB article, we'll see a change in the way the players bodies look this year.
     
  26. TuffBuff32

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    Embree says in newest article "Hartigen, well he just does what he does" that sounded like a compliment right?
     
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  27. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    so are we looking at Cunningham rotating in for Obi? What is our starting D-line going to look like?

    4-3
    West - Pericak - Obi - Uzo-Diribe

    3-4
    Pericak - Obi - Kasa
     
  28. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    What about Eric Richter, I thought he was working with with the DL this spring. Anyone heard anything?
     
  29. BuffNut99

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    Dude, don't jinx us - from the Camera today:

     

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