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Olgetree vs. Martinez

CMicks3110 : 9/15/2020 8:06 am
how significant an upgrade in everyone's opinion?
I think its a big upgrade  
Chip : 9/15/2020 8:08 am : link
Martinez covered more of the field than Ogletree ever did.
Difference between  
section125 : 9/15/2020 8:08 am : link
10 men on the field an 11.

Martinez was all over the place.
GiantEgo : 9/15/2020 8:09 am : link
Ogletree was a traffic cone by comparison. Martinez is a refreshing change of pace.
Definitely liked what I saw from him  
Ned In Atlanta : 9/15/2020 8:09 am : link
Great debut
Martinez knows how to tackle  
RobCrossRiver56 : 9/15/2020 8:21 am : link
Its comparing a Tree to a Aston Martinez  
Danny Dimes : 9/15/2020 8:23 am : link
Not just tackling  
Mike in NY : 9/15/2020 8:25 am : link
Implementing a brand new scheme with 14 practices and zero preseason games we didn’t have players looking at each other confused. Still have work to do, but I thought D was better than expected for at least the first three quarters.
There was one screen play  
Biteymax22 : 9/15/2020 8:36 am : link
I was sure was a TD. Out of nowhere Martinez comes up and drops Conner for only a couple yard gain.

Conner is still running if Ogletree was still our MLB.
Martinez looked good. Not happy that Steeler oline  
LBH15 : 9/15/2020 8:39 am : link
was getting to him in the second half, especially with our vaunted Defensive lineman.
Victor in CT : 9/15/2020 8:48 am : link
i like him
Ogletree was the worst starting LB in the NFL  
arniefez : 9/15/2020 8:56 am : link
no exaggeration so Martinez better be an upgrade.

Martinez seems to be a decent/good ILB who can QB the defense.

He's not in anyway a difference maker on a good team though. Just a competent average starter.
RE: Ogletree was the worst starting LB in the NFL  
Mike from SI : 9/15/2020 8:59 am : link
In comment 14972671 arniefez said:
no exaggeration so Martinez better be an upgrade.

Martinez seems to be a decent/good ILB who can QB the defense.

He's not in anyway a difference maker on a good team though. Just a competent average starter.

Even if you're right, we haven't had a competent, average starter at MLB since...?
Martinez looked like Ogletree when he was with the Rams  
Jim in Forest Hills : 9/15/2020 8:59 am : link
much better player. Dont know what happened to him here as he became a statue.
Simms : 9/15/2020 9:04 am : link
Plays like a gamer ... we need more like him.
Worth every penny  
BillT : 9/15/2020 9:11 am : link
Very good acquisition.
LOL - and a lot of people complained about the FA pickup too  
PatersonPlank : 9/15/2020 9:18 am : link
My favorite Ogletree moment  
SLIM_ : 9/15/2020 9:20 am : link
was 2 years ago when he gets blocked by a QB (Marriota??) and gets a concussion. Jimminy Crickets.

Between him and Bethea last year, we were playing 11-9.

Martinez looked good.
Much better  
Sonic Youth : 9/15/2020 9:22 am : link
I wasn't huge on the signing, but Martinez played way better than Ogletree. Ogletree had a giant fork sticking out of his back, though he did at times have a tendency to have the football IQ to be in the right place at the right time. Martinez seems to have a knack for that also, but isn't drained of his athletic ability.
the D in general looked much better  
djm : 9/15/2020 9:52 am : link
the results didn't necessarily show this, giving up 26 pts isn't good, but to me the D looked like it belonged out there.

Martinez is the best MLB we have had here in years.
Andrew in Austin : 9/15/2020 9:56 am : link
was refreshing to watch after previous years linebacker play. I'm pretty excited he is on our team. Team & coach seem to respect the guy and he probably has a bit of a chip on his shoulders after how he was viewed in Green Bay.
Very pleased and played better then I expected  
George from PA : 9/15/2020 10:21 am : link
His range is far better then his reputation from Green Bay. He is a sure tackler.

I could not from the TV who were the weak spots....but he wasn't
Mike from SI  
arniefez : 9/15/2020 10:56 am : link
Antonio Pierce and that's who Martinez reminds me of. Pierce was never as good as some here thought but he QB'd a Super Bowl defense. We'd all sign up for that.
stretch234 : 9/15/2020 1:38 pm : link
There are numerous instances in the NFL of fast guys playing LB who have little instincts and result in playing slower on the field.

Martinez has the instincts and knows what he is doing. He looks so much better Than Ogletree ever did as a Giant even at 1 game
FatMan in Charlotte : 9/15/2020 1:42 pm : link
was known in GB as being very disciplined in his assignments and being very instinctive.

That seems to be true in his one start so far.

what was a stark contrast from last year to this year is the lack of communication breakdowns. The flip side of that is most of the plays given up were just poor technique or coverage skills
ryanmkeane : 9/15/2020 1:43 pm : link
looked like the best linebacker of all time compared to Ogletree. This is a massive, massive, massive upgrade over what we had. Hopefully will prove to be a really awesome signing.
He said many times he did what he was asked to do in GB  
glowrider : 9/15/2020 1:46 pm : link
And not what he was able to do. I bet he feels like the shackles are off. Best we’ve looked there in years. Hope for his health and continued success. Smart, a leader, and tough.
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