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    Ricky Sapp active Sunday

    This guy better have 3 sacks on Sunday the way some people here talk about him! Can't be worse than Maybin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bman View Post
    This guy better have 3 sacks on Sunday the way some people here talk about him! Can't be worse than Maybin!
    No moves, all speed. Predictable.

    Make umm say "UGH" Big Rick-Dawg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bman View Post
    This guy better have 3 sacks on Sunday the way some people here talk about him! Can't be worse than Maybin!
    Another one of Rex secret weapons?

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    3 sacks in his 1st nfl game??? Smh

    Just be happy if the guy can give us some pressure cause our starting OLB aren't doing that well at all.

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    Is there a deadeline each week when you need to set your active roster?

    Just curious why, if we were gonana make sapp active, why not wait until saturday to give seattle less time to prepare. I know its not like scheming against demarcus ware, but the less time the better right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglenj View Post
    Is there a deadeline each week when you need to set your active roster?

    Just curious why, if we were gonana make sapp active, why not wait until saturday to give seattle less time to prepare. I know its not like scheming against demarcus ware, but the less time the better right?
    I'm not sure they have enough film to understand his abilities, nor are they terribly concerned with a guy who hasn't played....which may work in his favor

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigFL View Post
    I'm not sure they have enough film to understand his abilities, nor are they terribly concerned with a guy who hasn't played....which may work in his favor
    If Seattle spends two minutes prepping for Ricky Sapp it will be surprising. Unless they're going to look at his college film, there's nothing to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglenj View Post
    Is there a deadeline each week when you need to set your active roster?

    Just curious why, if we were gonana make sapp active, why not wait until saturday to give seattle less time to prepare. I know its not like scheming against demarcus ware, but the less time the better right?
    No deadline that I know of - Jets often activate PS guys very late in the week.

    Probably made the move earlier this time as they wanted to resign Allen to the PS without leaving him on the street and risk another team bringing him in. Activating Sapp opened up the PS spot while also filling the open spot on the 53.

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    well he can't be worse than Maybin, guy looked like a god in the preseason and then gave us nothing when the games started counting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    No moves, all speed. Predictable.

    Make umm say "UGH" Big Rick-Dawg!
    Second coming of Gastineau?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    Second coming of Gastineau?
    im keepin it positive. Not your ordinary sojf here.

    Give umm hell Big Sapper'. I believe in you, and Maybin is not playing well, ie:sucks

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    Saw this profile of him - interesting - if he ever develops.



    Ricky Sapp
    Outside Linebacker
    Senior
    Clemson
    6’ 4” 247 lbs.

    Strengths: Athleticism, Linebacker Potential, Tackling, Instincts, Speed/Quickness, Burst, Pass Coverage.

    Weaknesses: Technique, Strength, Bulk/Weight, Run Defence, Shed, Stats, Knee Injury.
    By Daryl Breault

    Clemson’s star hybrid DE/OLB Ricky Sapp has played most of his college career with his hand on the ground and his ears pinned back but his time spent playing LB during his senior year unmasked a player more suited to standing up to take advantage of superior athleticism and great speed. Size and strength issues kept him from reaching his pass rushing potential but standing up at LB put his ability to cover backs and TEs in pass coverage on display and made his draft prospects jump despite a 5 sack season.

    Sapp earned his first selection to All-ACC anything this year with a 2nd Team pick by the media. Sapp turned in career-bests with 52 tackles and 13 TFL. His 5 sacks were one off his career high (6 in 2007) and give him 17.5 in 46 games. This year Sapp was recovering from a torn ACL suffered against Virginia in the second last game of 2008, which caused him to miss Clemson’s final game against South Carolina and the Gator Bowl loss to Nebraska that year.

    His final draft position will depend largely on how he works out during the combine and Pro Days, and he should make himself available for the Senior Bowl if he can. He needs to take every opportunity before the draft to show people his ability to play LB and prove that he can handle the transition at the next level. If he can do that and he really impresses, Sapp can quite possibly hear his name called very early. This is a guy who has every appearance of being a player who is far more effective at the pro level than as a college player and a position switch is the first step in that happening.

    Sapp has shown all of the necessary speed, quickness, athleticism and ability to make plays in space to make the switch. A track champ in high school in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, he could very well test out in the late 4.4 to early 4.5 range in the forty. He has flashed natural pass rush abilities throughout his career, and while the entire package has not come together for him he has shown that he can rush standing up or with his hand on the ground. His straight line speed is excellent, allowing him to shadow a receiver but he also shows the ability to break down and make tackles in space.

    Sapp generally makes solid contact and brings the runner down but at times he resorts to dragging someone down or glances off. A full time switch to LB and a little time to develop should allow him to develop ball skills and a better understanding of pass coverage. He was reliable in this area during the season. He possesses a fantastic burst and is extremely explosive off the line of scrimmage.

    He can dip and bend his way around the tackle and usually finds the shortest distance to the QB. When he lines up the passer, he will burst to the ball and wrap up.

    His biggest problem is strength. Sapp is extremely under developed physically and that is a big factor in his lack of flashy stats. Once a lineman locks him up, he’s generally done. He just doesn’t have the strength to fight through the block on a consistent basis. Playing off the line at LB will mitigate this to a degree but the team that drafts him will need to get him dedicated in the weight room and adding strength without diminishing his speed. He will get run over by bigger backs with a head of steam and he allows strong runners to break tackles as he is not a heavy hitter, yet. Sapp is still a bit raw and a move to LB will require some adjustment time.

    Experience in dropping back is just too limited to do anything more than project him to LB. He appears to have the skills and track background to make the switch but it’s a question of learning the intricacies of coverage responsibilities. His real test will come battling a bigger TE with the same speed down the middle of the field and if he can learn how to engage linemen without getting washed out.

    Sapp’s skill set will be very intriguing for a 3-4 team early in the first round, especially for teams like the 49ers, who have multiple picks, or the Broncos, who luck into a high draft pick thanks to Seattle and can afford to develop him. Someone will see the potential in him. It’s just a matter of mining it out of him

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    "Mayhem" turned out to be a big let down

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    Quote Originally Posted by FijiJet View Post
    "Mayhem" turned out to be a big let down
    Yeah I'm not sure why, but he seems to forget he has other options than a speed rush. Like he just gets too excited when he's in the game. Maybe they need to give him a shock collar or something

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    Thank goodness, our season is saved!!!! This must be why Cromartie said we will make the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglenj View Post
    Is there a deadeline each week when you need to set your active roster?

    Just curious why, if we were gonana make sapp active, why not wait until saturday to give seattle less time to prepare. I know its not like scheming against demarcus ware, but the less time the better right?
    Well he said he was going to be a rush specialist. Hopefully he'll be able to play the run and drop into coverage as well. That would shock them. We can dream can't we? God knows he can't be worse than Pace or Thomas at this point.

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    Seen him here. Above average ACC linebacker. Made some plays against essentially weaker opponents.
    Then he gets hurt. He's a fill in. It's over.

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    As long as he's not slow as ass and can wrap up guys, I'd call it an improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    As long as he's not slow as ass and can wrap up guys, I'd call it an improvement.
    Ass isnt slow.

    Show me whatcha working with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Ass isnt slow.

    Show me whatcha working with.
    Then why does your mom's ass go on for daaaaaays? Boom.

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