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ENEMY LINES
Michael Silver
September 01, 2003
An opposing scout's view
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September 01, 2003

Enemy Lines

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An opposing scout's view

"This is still a very good team, and it could be better defensively this year because Phillip Buchanon is back from a broken wrist—the secondary suffered last year when he went down. People talk about Champ Bailey, but Buchanon is the league's top young talent back there. He has great quickness, lateral movement, footwork and coverage skills....

When Charles Woodson is healthy, he's one of the best, but he needs to stop playing smash-mouth like he did in college and pick his spots....

I really like Napoleon Harris. If you watched him closely last year, he made a lot of plays because he's instinctive. As he starts to understand the game better, watch out....

Every club looks for a special teams guy like Eric Johnson. He wreaks havoc and is always around the ball....

Rich Gannon takes three- and five-step drops, reads the defense on the way back and delivers quickly, so there's no chance he'll get sacked....

Jerry Rice and Tim Brown are Hall of Famers, but Jerry Porter is a great young talent, and I'd hate to see them use the older guys at his expense....

Lincoln Kennedy is their best offensive lineman. He has the ability to dominate his opponent."

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