Well, instead of a mailbag, I’m getting my questions via Twitter, so it’s the first edition of the IDP TwitterBag. Each week, I’ll take a handful of questions via Twitter and answer them here, because sometimes, I can’t answer in 140 characters of less. So, here are this week’s questions:
Is Deone Bucannon a substitute for Jonathan Cyprien?
I want to see Bucannon get more snaps, as opposed to the 38 he received in Week 1. Plus, it depends on your league size and who’s available. Some guys I might target:
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TN @SOLO__97 (3 Questions)
Can we expect an increase in Brian Cushing’s snap count? Or is limiting him gonna stay the plan? Would you look elsewhere?
Stick with Cushing. I do think he was limited in his first game back. I wouldn’t look anywhere else at this point.
Is Robert Quinn dropping in your rankings? Even more double teams with Long’s injury and he’ll never play with a lead.
No doubt Quinn is going to see more attention, but he’s too talented to see a significant drop in my rankings. The Rams are still stout up front with Kendall Langford, Michael Brockers and Aaron Donald. William Hayes will be on the outside and is a capable replacement. Between 2012-13, he has recorded 12 sacks. It’s not enough for me to knock Quinn down.
Was Rob Ninkovich’s snap count game plan or is this the new norm?
It could be, plus with New England playing more 3-4 sets, he’s playing more OLB too. I think his production is going to be spotty with sprinklings of big games throughout. So, inconsistent. As long as he has DE designation, I’m expecting DE2 type numbers. Hold on for now.
William Stevens @Will_MF_Stevens
I thought I had a gold mine in Pollard, didn’t catch the game though to see what he looked like/ why only 4 solos & 1 assist.
No need to panic with Pollard. In Week 1, he was in coverage more, as he saw just 12 run snaps as the Chiefs went to the pass to catch up. I’d continue to roll with him, as his track record of production indicates better weeks ahead.
Anthony Foshada @tony25f
Start Foote or K Robinson at LB3?
I’ve got Foote slightly ahead of Robinson this week. Foote still has some gas left in the tank and got the solos.
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Jeff Colasurdo @jeffcol777
Looking to dump Vaccaro, Whitner vs NO, Chancellor @ SD, [email protected] OAK or Burnett vs NYJ all available, what say you?
The only one I’d consider over Vaccaro is Burnett. Here’s how I’d rank ’em:
I wouldn’t jump ship on Vaccaro just yet. Decent match-up this week and have him ranked just slightly higher than Burnett.
Outlaw 989 @TerryBrogan87
Will Chris Long’s injury change the defensive strategy for Rams and result in fewer subpackages?
Great question. Unfortunately, it’s going to be one of those wait and see approaches to see how opposing offenses are able to move the ball and what kind of pressure the Rams will be able to generate. Aaron Donald is going to help up front and the Rams will be able to see what they have in Ethan Westerbrooks.