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JohnCandy
01-04-2009, 12:06 AM
Has anyone seen him play he looks like he could be an elite pass rushing DE?

BamaFalcon59
01-04-2009, 12:07 AM
I think he is about perfect for a 3-4 outside linebacker.

ChiFan24
01-04-2009, 01:20 AM
Clint Sintim, in my mind, fits best as a 4-3 SAM. You could get away with 3-4 OLB since he has some experience as one, but 4-3 end crosses the line. Just not the type of player that can match up with NFL OT's every play.

RaiderNation
01-04-2009, 01:32 AM
He isnt big enough to be a 4-3 DE IMO. As a OLB in a 4-3 he could play well and also as a OLB in a 3-4

HellonEarth84
01-04-2009, 04:00 AM
Clint Sintim, in my mind, fits best as a 4-3 SAM. You could get away with 3-4 OLB since he has some experience as one, but 4-3 end crosses the line. Just not the type of player that can match up with NFL OT's every play.

What do you mean, "you could get away with".

He's about the same size as Joey Porter. He's ideal size for OLB.

toonsterwu
01-04-2009, 10:32 AM
Sintim probably won't play a regular end role. It's not impossible, but he'd be somewhat limited in the run game.

His best fit is as a 3-4 pass rushing OLB, but he can be okay as a 4-3 SAM backer. Sintim is stout enough to slide inside, but then you limit his pass rushing ability, which is his calling card. I think he compares well to a guy like Mike Vrabel. Not saying he's going to be as good, but that he compares well with him.

SeanTaylorRIP
01-04-2009, 11:47 AM
I've always been on the Adalius Thomas comparison train for him.

keylime_5
01-04-2009, 11:54 AM
I'm not 100% sold on him as a pass rusher beating NFL OTs consistently. He could be a 3-4 OLB, but I think he could be best at the TED spot in a 3-4.

SenorGato
01-04-2009, 06:15 PM
I'm not 100% sold on him as a pass rusher beating NFL OTs consistently. He could be a 3-4 OLB, but I think he could be best at the TED spot in a 3-4.

Agreed.

Like Chifan says, I don't think he's the kind of guy who can beat NFL tackles consistently.

I see him as a similar player to Aaron Curry, but not as dominant. He can play either OLB position in the 4-3, take snaps at OLB 3-4, and play mostly ILB in a 3-4.

Basically, he's a well rounded and big linebacker.

Smokey Joe
01-04-2009, 06:33 PM
I really like him as a 4-3 SAM in a Jim Johnson/Steve Spagnoulo heavy blitz scheme.

HellonEarth84
01-04-2009, 07:06 PM
I'm not 100% sold on him as a pass rusher beating NFL OTs consistently.

WHY?

The one I would have concerns about beating NFL tackles is Larry English.