Where's Igor?

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So we're five games in and Igor has four tackles and half a sack. What gives? I mean is he doing a good job by cluttering running lanes with his fat a$$? I guess that's kind of a valuable role. I know there is a lot more too football than the numbers, but it would be nice for him to at least get his name called once a week.
 

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they never run at him, always at castilllo since castillo is speed and igor is all power. Plus merriman sits next to igor alot of the time.
 

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in_a_days said:
So we're five games in and Igor has four tackles and half a sack. What gives? I mean is he doing a good job by cluttering running lanes with his fat a$$? I guess that's kind of a valuable role. I know there is a lot more too football than the numbers, but it would be nice for him to at least get his name called once a week.
There was a blurb about him on ESPN this morning:

An underrated piece of San Diego's stellar run defense is DE Igor Olshansky, who earned rave reviews during the preseason before being shelved for the first three weeks of the regular season with a knee injury. Though he may not show up in the stat book as often as some of his teammates, Olshansky is very physical up front and does a good job of occupying blockers.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=2618629

He's doing exactly what he supposed to be doing. He occupies two o-lineman just about every play allowing the LB's to roam free.
 

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sdchrger said:
There was a blurb about him on ESPN this morning:

An underrated piece of San Diego's stellar run defense is DE Igor Olshansky, who earned rave reviews during the preseason before being shelved for the first three weeks of the regular season with a knee injury. Though he may not show up in the stat book as often as some of his teammates, Olshansky is very physical up front and does a good job of occupying blockers.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=2618629

He's doing exactly what he supposed to be doing. He occupies two o-lineman just about every play allowing the LB's to roam free.
The perfect blurb for the question. Almost like it was written for that reason... :lol:
 

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Sorry if my comments seemed overly dismissive, but I wake up after a 48-19 Charger annihilation and the first thread I open is, "Where's Igor?" Sort of reminded me of the ludicrous, "What's wrong with LT?" threads from last week.

While you might not have been trying to find something negative to say, you manged to. If you watch the line and don't just follow the ball, you will see Igor standing his man up and pushing the pocket. He's doing a fine job.

It's sort of like Jamal Williams. Jamal can have 20 tackles in a season, with only a couple of sacks, and be absolutely dominant. Stats don't tell the whole story.
 

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With Olshansky taking two olineman and Jamal Williams taking two on most every play.....Our LB's are going to be running free all year. Igor is a beast and we will lead the league again this year in rush defense at the end of the season.
 
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boltssbbound said:
Sorry if my comments seemed overly dismissive, but I wake up after a 48-19 Charger annihilation and the first thread I open is, "Where's Igor?" Sort of reminded me of the ludicrous, "What's wrong with LT?" threads from last week.

While you might not have been trying to find something negative to say, you manged to. If you watch the line and don't just follow the ball, you will see Igor standing his man up and pushing the pocket. He's doing a fine job.
No worries, man! I was irritated by the same thread so I understand where you're comin from. I was stuck listening to the game on the radio this week so there's plenty that I missed, but it sounds like the big guys up front are doin' their jobs.
 

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Yeah, watching the game, they committed two blockers each to Igor, Jamal, and Merriman. Sometimes, Jamal and Merriman would even get a third guy chipping at them. That left Shaun Phillips and Luis Castillo free to do some damage in the backfield, which they did.
 

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sdchrger said:
There was a blurb about him on ESPN this morning:

An underrated piece of San Diego's stellar run defense is DE Igor Olshansky, who earned rave reviews during the preseason before being shelved for the first three weeks of the regular season with a knee injury. Though he may not show up in the stat book as often as some of his teammates, Olshansky is very physical up front and does a good job of occupying blockers.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=2618629

He's doing exactly what he supposed to be doing. He occupies two o-lineman just about every play allowing the LB's to roam free.

thank you
so don't go criticizing my adopted charger. Remember that the majority of 3-4DEs do not get huge stats. Igor has always been a run stopper and though he's shwon improvement in pass rush, his bread and butter is clogging up running lanes
 
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After watching the tape of the 49er game it is clear that Igor is fine. In the fourth quarter he was consistently dominating the LOT and getting great pressure on smith. Igor is not a liability at all....The Ukraine is STRONG!!!!!!!
 

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lowell said:
After watching the tape of the 49er game it is clear that Igor is fine. In the fourth quarter he was consistently dominating the LOT and getting great pressure on smith. Igor is not a liability at all....The Ukraine is STRONG!!!!!!!
There was one in the first half on short yardage where Igor just tossed aside his blocker and shoved the entire pile with the RB backwards a yard or two.

Nothing wrong with Igor ....