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Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 PM
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English was also a first rounder. But with his lack of playing time due to injury, he will be used in ST's.
English was too good last year to play ST's this year. Although I do think that he'll be in 5th place in terms of playing time for our OLB core.

Also, English is too injury-prone to waste his body on playing ST's.
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English was too good last year to play ST's this year. Although I do think that he'll be in 5th place in terms of playing time for our OLB core.

Also, English is too injury-prone to waste his body on playing ST's.
English played last year??? If healthy, i don't see English 5th. 2nd stronger, maybe. See how he does in camp. But he will be in on ST's.
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Will Ingram short-arm the skeptics?
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One of the reasons why pass-rusher Melvin Ingram fell to the San Diego Chargers at the No. 18 pick in the recent NFL draft was his relatively short arms.

The South Carolina product was expected to be a top-10 pick yet one of the few red flags on Ingram is he doesn’t have the long arms that classic pass-rushers have. Ingram’s arm length is 31.5 inches, according to Steve Muench of Scouts Inc.

The Chargers aren’t worried about Ingram’s arms and were thrilled that Ingram fell to them. San Diego general manager A.J. Smith quipped to U-T San Diego about Ingram’s supposed issue:"I think Melvin will have the same problem Tyrannosaurus rex had millions of years ago."

Still, teams prefer pass-rushers with longer arms because it allows them to separate quickly from offensive linemen. Still short-arm pass-rushers can have success. Two of the better pass-rushers in the NFL, Kansas City’s Tamba Hali and Minnesota’s Jared Allen, have arms in the same length range as Ingram.

Muench is not worried about Ingram’s shorter arms being an issue.

“The thing I love about Ingram is he makes plays on film and against the highest level of collegiate competition,” Muench said. “I think he has the motor, active hands and motor to overcome an concerns about his length.”
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Will Ingram short-arm the skeptics?
May, 7, 2012
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By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
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One of the reasons why pass-rusher Melvin Ingram fell to the San Diego Chargers at the No. 18 pick in the recent NFL draft was his relatively short arms.

The South Carolina product was expected to be a top-10 pick yet one of the few red flags on Ingram is he doesn’t have the long arms that classic pass-rushers have. Ingram’s arm length is 31.5 inches, according to Steve Muench of Scouts Inc.

The Chargers aren’t worried about Ingram’s arms and were thrilled that Ingram fell to them. San Diego general manager A.J. Smith quipped to U-T San Diego about Ingram’s supposed issue:"I think Melvin will have the same problem Tyrannosaurus rex had millions of years ago."

Still, teams prefer pass-rushers with longer arms because it allows them to separate quickly from offensive linemen. Still short-arm pass-rushers can have success. Two of the better pass-rushers in the NFL, Kansas City’s Tamba Hali and Minnesota’s Jared Allen, have arms in the same length range as Ingram.

Muench is not worried about Ingram’s shorter arms being an issue.

“The thing I love about Ingram is he makes plays on film and against the highest level of collegiate competition,” Muench said. “I think he has the motor, active hands and motor to overcome an concerns about his length.”
I'll be happy for the next 10 years if Ingram is the next Jared Allen. Now, if our safeties are really shored up, like how our LB corp and defensive line, we just need some better CB play and I honestly think our defense can go back being elite like 2009.

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English played last year??? If healthy, i don't see English 5th. 2nd stronger, maybe. See how he does in camp. But he will be in on ST's.
He started 5 games and looked good in 4 of them, the exception being the Jets game in which he broke his foot for the millionth time.

I really don't think they will waste the few snaps that he may provide them with on ST's.
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IMO the OLB starters will be Phillips and Johnson and they will have English and Barnes in often as is reasonable in pass rush situations/rotational players and will experiment with Ingram in the OLB rotation and at ILB and DE as a situational player in rush packages.
Who goes where and how often will depend on individual production and success of assorted packages and alignments.
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He started 5 games and looked good in 4 of them, the exception being the Jets game in which he broke his foot for the millionth time.

I really don't think they will waste the few snaps that he may provide them with on ST's.
If English wants to make a comeback and get rid of the bust label, he has to request to be on the field more than any player. That means playing on ST's as well as on D. There's a lot of competition this year between linebackers. Which is great.
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From Michael Ghelkin today:

"At 6-foot-1, he's the same height as former nine-year Chargers veteran Stephen Cooper. He looks about as stocky, too."

This is nit picking, but really Mike? Really? About as stocky? Ingram has at least 30 lbs on Cooper on Stephen's best day. Try again.
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From Michael Ghelkin today:

"At 6-foot-1, he's the same height as former nine-year Chargers veteran Stephen Cooper. He looks about as stocky, too."

This is nit picking, but really Mike? Really? About as stocky? Ingram has at least 30 lbs on Cooper on Stephen's best day. Try again.
Coop may look as big because he was chiseled. Ingram doesn't have the chiseled physique, but Lord have mercy is he fast!
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