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Monday, August 22, 2011

WitP: LaBoy, Green, Salas, Pilares, Sopoaga

Here are some recent articles about the Warriors in the Pros.

Michael Gehlken profiles San Diego Charger linebacker Travis LaBoy.
LaBoy, a converted defensive end with only three years of experience at outside linebacker, is primarily playing in the 3-4 scheme's strong-side spot — called the "Sam" — instead of his usual weak-side position, the "Will."
The difference in the move, Chargers linebackers coach John Pagano says, is the Sam rushes the quarterback about 10 percent less often and, in turn, drops into coverage more.
Tyler Dunne of The Journal Sentinel writes that Alex Green may bring something special to the Packers as a third-down back.
As for that whole third-down role? Here’s thinking, it’ll be Alex Green’s job to lose after Friday. Chastin West’s 97-yard catch and run was undoubtedly the highlight of the night but there may not even be a spot for him on the roster. Green’s 25-yard dance through traffic on a second-quarter screen pass was far more relevant to this offense, this season.
LizKauai posted this video of Greg Salas catching a few passes (and dropping one) in his preseason debut with the Rams.

Here's a profile of Kealoha Pilares from The Shelby Star.
Regardless, the Panthers are growing happier they took a chance on Pilares with each passing day.

He’s one inch taller and 15 pounds heavier than Steve Smith, but plays a lot like him. He doesn’t look big at first glance but has strong, thick and muscular legs and a solid upper body to match. He’s viewed primarily as a slot receiver, one of those crazies that isn’t afraid to run a slant route across the middle and take an unexpected hit.

That’s how he made a living at Hawaii.
Isaac Sopoaga talks about his move from defensive end to nose tackle.
Sopoaga looked stout for a second straight day after missing 49ers training camp with a hamstring injury.

"It's a great feeling to be back on the field," said Sopoaga, a 2004 draft pick who spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a back injury. "Day by day, my body will adapt to our season and to this new defensive scheme. I play nose tackle and do the dirty work. Let's do it."


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