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    Do we have one or more guys on defense this year that would be considered "Someone Who Will Put Your Head In The Dirt When They Tackle You" ? I realize that J. Kinlaw with his size could really put a lick on you if he gets you in his sights, but I am talking about guys that are smaller for the most part - but as Coach Muschamp states; Ain't Afraid To Put Their Face In The Fan. Do we have players that play this physical on our defense?

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    RJ Roderick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ra742002 View Post
    RJ Roderick
    ^^ This. Hopefully, a few more will emerge this season.

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    Roderick has the attitude and Swearinger has taken him under his wing recognizing that attitude in this kid.

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    I'd settle for 11 guys you can count on to simply tackle in the open field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nureye View Post
    I'd settle for 11 guys you can count on to simply tackle in the open field.
    Right! Sometimes you count the number of mistakes rather than the number of great plays. We still make too many mistakes.

    To be honest. I have been disappointed by our defense so far under Muschamp. Maybe it is still personnel but this is the 4th year. It is time to step up and play.

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    Yep, Roderick for sure. My only concern with him is that I'm afraid he's going to get tossed from a couple of games this year. He had several hits last year where I was afraid the zebras were going to flag him for targeting or the like....... I LOVE his ferocity - I just hope the coaches are able to coach him to manage it so he stays in games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92Pony View Post
    Yep, Roderick for sure. My only concern with him is that I'm afraid he's going to get tossed from a couple of games this year. He had several hits last year where I was afraid the zebras were going to flag him for targeting or the like....... I LOVE his ferocity - I just hope the coaches are able to coach him to manage it so he stays in games.
    Yeah, it's getting harder and harder for DB's to make those big hits. Some of the protection is great, but IMO it goes to far in many cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina_corpsman View Post
    Yeah, it's getting harder and harder for DB's to make those big hits. Some of the protection is great, but IMO it goes to far in many cases.
    The big “blow up the ball carrier” hits are nice...but quite frankly I’d like to see more pure tackling, just hit the guy, make a sure tackle,and bring him down.

    Gets old watching our guys either whiff on the big hit or jump on the guy’s back and get dragged 9 yards downfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitchcock View Post
    The big “blow up the ball carrier” hits are nice...but quite frankly I’d like to see more pure tackling, just hit the guy, make a sure tackle,and bring him down.

    Gets old watching our guys either whiff on the big hit or jump on the guy’s back and get dragged 9 yards downfield.
    I will agree with you that we need better wrap up and tackling. I will say having a guy in the secondary that guys know can lay the wood does change the game. Look at the hit Swearinger put on Ellington. He was running all over us until that hit. He was non-factor after it. Those guys that like to run slants are a little less sure handed when they know they may lose their head so I think you need a combination of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitchcock View Post
    The big “blow up the ball carrier” hits are nice...but quite frankly I’d like to see more pure tackling, just hit the guy, make a sure tackle,and bring him down.

    Gets old watching our guys either whiff on the big hit or jump on the guy’s back and get dragged 9 yards downfield.
    Oh for sure, but big hits can totally change the momentum of a game, the new rules are taking that away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina_corpsman View Post
    Oh for sure, but big hits can totally change the momentum of a game, the new rules are taking that away.
    if im bama or clemson and have the depth at safety, im hitting just as hard as before the rule change. If you get thrown out, got another 4-5 star in their place. It's a stupid rule.

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    I just want to make tackles, don't care how hard they are

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    I understand the thing about wanting more tackles per the team and I completely buy into that idea, but my question was "Do We Have A Headhunter That Will Make The Other Team Run In The Opposite Direction At Times"? We use to have one or two - even when Coach Holtz was here.

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    We don't need any targeting penalties given the youthful depth of our secondary, but we do need more pass break ups from them via great coverage and/or big hits.
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    Oh for sure, but big hits can totally change the momentum of a game, the new rules are taking that away.
    Not if you hit them "big" in the allowed zone and with your helmet to the side. I think the NFL quarterback hit rules are the only ones that go too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ra742002 View Post
    RJ Roderick
    EXACTLY!!!!! He has already lowered the boom on several people last season. He is a DJ Swag type for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina_corpsman View Post
    Oh for sure, but big hits can totally change the momentum of a game, the new rules are taking that away.
    I agree with you, the big blowup hits can turn momentum and intimidate offensive players.

    However, there’s a time and a place for that. Too many of our players have been so fixated on dropping the hammer every play that it’s cost us game after game.

    You can can still make a hard, sure tackle and wrap up...save the hammer hits for when we have a clean shot.

    To answer the OP’s question I’d lean towards Horn or Roderick being the possible big hitters.

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    The answer is TJ Brunson.
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