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  • Jarvis Moss Now a Linebacker

    http://www.gatorsports.com/article/2...w-a-linebacker


    By Evan Vladem
    Correspondent


    Published: Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:13 p.m.
    Last Modified: Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:13 p.m.

    Jarvis Moss has heard it all in Denver. The ex-Gator who was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 17th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft has been labeled a bust by some, while reports swirled about being cut or traded for a low draft pick. This year, however, might be looking a bit brighter.


    .art_main_pic { width:250px; float:left; clear:left; }Broncos rookie head coach Josh McDaniels brings a clean slate and a new position for Moss. McDaniels will employ a 3-4 defense, shifting Moss to outside linebacker.

    “It’s a huge transition going from defensive line all of your life to linebacker,” Moss said. “With the outside linebacker position that I am playing we rush a lot. It’s just a matter of getting in my playbook, being open-minded and willing to learn.

    “It’s coming to me quick. I’ve learned so much about my position and about the 3-4 defense here. I’m excited. This is something I feel like I could have been doing from the very first day in the NFL.”

    In his first two NFL seasons, Moss recorded just 24 tackles and 3.5 sacks. His rookie campaign was cut short due to a broken right shin suffered in practice in week seven.

    “I had never broken a bone prior to that injury,” Moss said. “The first thing that crossed my mind was that my ankle was broken. The hardest part was knowing my rookie season was over just like that.”

    Moss fully recovered from the injury but still struggled in his sophomore year. After the season, rumors emerged that Moss would either be traded or cut by the Broncos.

    “I can only control the things that are within my control,” he said. “That’s just going to work everyday with a positive attitude and just trying to get better while trying to help my team get better.

    “Whatever goes on upstairs, that’s what goes on upstairs. I haven’t gone anywhere yet so maybe that’s a sign. The rumors and buzz, you hear that kind of stuff all the time. That’s just apart of the business.”

    The move to outside linebacker is a positive one for Moss. His athleticism, rushing skills and speed make him a seemingly perfect fit as a hybrid player.

    “I would have to say I like that outside linebacker position better than defensive end,” Moss said. “It is more versatile. I get to compete against wide receivers, tight ends, running backs and the quarterback all at the same time. It’s awesome, man. You get to show your versatility.”

    The Broncos are scheduled to begin training camp on July 31.
    “When it comes time to put the pads on, I’m going to show the coaches why I was a first-round draft pick,” he said. “I have a little chip on my shoulder to be honest with you. It is totally new here, everything is wide open and there is a lot of competition.”

    When asked if he was happy in Denver, Moss simply said that he is just ready to win and contribute to the team.

    It has been easy, however, for Moss to keep his head held high with the help of ex-Florida teammate Marcus Thomas, who was no stranger to adversity during his college years but has played his way into Denver’s defensive line rotation. Thomas has 54 total tackles and two interceptions with the Broncos in the last two seasons.

    “We usually kick it every day,” Moss said. “He’s been one of my closest friends since we got to Florida.”

    Although he is more than 1,700 miles away from Gainesville, Moss often finds himself reminiscing about his Gator ties.

    “I think about (the blocked field goal against South Carolina) pretty often,” he said. “I catch all of the games on TV. We’re definitely going to win another national championship this year. I think were going to go undefeated. This year will be the first title undefeated.”
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    so dose McDaniels and Nolan think we are playing madden? where you can put anybody anywhere... dose not work in real life gang

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    • #3
      Nothing really new here.

      Moss still has a LONG way to go.. He talks about how he gets to compete against receivers and tight ends when he should realize that he's competing to make the 53 man roster.

      Baby steps Jarvis... baby steps.
      Last edited by Peerless; 07-20-2009, 10:02 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Broncofan1990 View Post
        so dose McDaniels and Nolan think we are playing madden? where you can put anybody anywhere... dose not work in real life gang
        Honestly?

        Most successful pass rushing 3-4 OLBs were converted from 4-3 DEs...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Broncofan1990 View Post
          so dose McDaniels and Nolan think we are playing madden? where you can put anybody anywhere... dose not work in real life gang
          actually this IS how it works in real life

          a 4-3 DE is an OLB in a 3-4 unless they're gigantic humans (weight)

          i mean look at demarcus ware, he's probably 265-275 like merriman and they're olb's in the 3-4
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          • #6
            and you're DE's in a 3-4 are usually interior dlinemen in a 4-3

            aka if igor olshansky would have gone to a 4-3 defense rather than dallas, they would have shifted him inside and not kept him as a DE

            this is all very normal
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Papa-pwn View Post
              Honestly?

              Most successful pass rushing 3-4 OLBs were converted from 4-3 DEs...
              this is why julius peppers was thinking about going to a 3-4 team and being the rushing olb

              he knows the 3-4 is pretty succesful (i mean look who last years DPOY candidates were - demarcus ware and james harrison)

              and peppers is a DE in his team's 4-3 defense

              you get it now?

              sorry papa, that 'you get it now' wasn't directed at you! lol

              you indeed, do get it
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              • #8
                Moss has a very short leash on him and he has to impress quickly coming into camp, although I'm rooting for him to succeed I think he'll be cut by the end of TC.

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                • #9
                  I still believe in Jarvis Moss, he only has 2 years in the NFL, there is plenty of time for him to show his game, even if not with the Broncos. But I don't think we will get rid of him this year, we need depth at OLB and the transition might work well for him. He looks much, much more like a 3-4 OLB than a 4-3 DE.
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                  • #10
                    The Broncos are scheduled to begin training camp on July 31.
                    “When it comes time to put the pads on, I’m going to show the coaches why I was a first-round draft pick,” he said. “I have a little chip on my shoulder to be honest with you. It is totally new here, everything is wide open and there is a lot of competition.”

                    When asked if he was happy in Denver, Moss simply said that he is just ready to win and contribute to the team.
                    I like that and I very much want him to do as he says

                    I want him to show me why he was a first round draft pick because to this day I'm still baffled by it and the guys who drafted him well you know the rest of the story .....
                    Last edited by LarryDean; 07-20-2009, 02:50 PM.
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                    • #11
                      I like how he wants to prove himself; will go after it when camp begins, and play with a chip on his shoulder. I'm rooting for him. He did break his ankle his rookie years, so last year was basically his first season- and with that erratic coaching mess and defensive philosphy paradigm shifts.... Well, there's still hop.

                      Have to be honest, dreaming about Ayers & Moss being a dynamic OLB duo for years to come!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Broncofan1990 View Post
                        so dose McDaniels and Nolan think we are playing madden? where you can put anybody anywhere... dose not work in real life gang
                        Are you questioning the coaches decision to move him to LB? Cause its actually the obvious thing that was going to happen and everyone would be very surprised if it did not happen -well that or just be cut/traded. The coaches are just giving this a shot, and if it doesn't work, they are going to be just as surprised as everyone else, which is completely unsurprised.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Broncofan1990 View Post
                          so dose McDaniels and Nolan think we are playing madden? where you can put anybody anywhere... dose not work in real life gang
                          You're totally right. It sure didn't work for Mecklenburg or Fletcher either. Those were failed experiments too.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jcdavey View Post
                            and you're DE's in a 3-4 are usually interior dlinemen in a 4-3

                            aka if igor olshansky would have gone to a 4-3 defense rather than dallas, they would have shifted him inside and not kept him as a DE

                            this is all very normal
                            kinda like tyson jackson. Damn u scott pioli, that was our guy fa sho. But knowshon is my fav bronco

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Broncofan1990 View Post
                              so dose McDaniels and Nolan think we are playing madden? where you can put anybody anywhere... dose not work in real life gang
                              I'm not going to bother pointing out how wrong you are. That's pretty well covered by everyone else. Instead, I'm going to offer a tip. If you ever want anything you type to be taken seriously, for the love of god learn how to spell simple words. Dose? Really? Twice??

                              I realize not everyone is a good speller, but judging by your username I assume you we're born in 1990 which puts you a good 15 years older than when you first learned how to spell that word.
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