Can Curtis Lofton Become a ‘Play-Making’ LB?

Will #50 ‘Raise’ His Game?

 First and foremost, Curtis Lofton has been a magnificent success since he was drafted by Thomas Dimitroff in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has been a tackling machine and is one of the best young middle linebackers in the NFL, so the topic isn’t questioning whether he is good on the verge of being great, just simply to entertain areas that Lofton can improve to become a ‘play-making’ middle linebacker. Take the title of ‘play-making’ somewhat lightly since being one of the most consistent tacklers in the NFL is making plays. #50 is already the heart and soul of the Atlanta Falcons defense, and is the captain of that side of the ball even if it’s not official yet. The idea has been floated by some in the media and fans alike that Lofton needs to develop his other skills at linebacker (coverage, interceptions, etc) to be mentioned among the elites at the position, players like Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis. Any terms denoted with quotation marks are meant to signal that Lofton is already one of the best, but what areas he can improve to be THE best MLB in the NFL.

The idea for the topic arose when Defensive Coordinator Brian Van Gorder was being interviewed on 680 The Fan this off-season. When the topic of Curtis Lofton came up all fans pretty much expected a gushing and glowing review of the stud MLB, and it was for the most part, but there was a couple of phrases that stuck out when describing #50. Please forgive the paraphrasing, but the quote went something like “Lofton is certainly on the verge of becoming a dominant, play-making linebacker, but he’s got some work to do and the ball’s in his court.” Again, please forgive the slight inaccuracy on the exact words, but the impression was given that Lofton still has some work to do. Lofton is obviously known for being a tackling machine (finishing 6th in the NFL), but he doesn’t produce on the level that other MLB’s do in other areas of the game including sacks, coverage, pass breakups, forced fumbles, and interceptions. Patrick Willis is the best linebacker in football because he dominates all areas of the game, not just tackling. What does Lofton need to do to be on Willis’ or Ray Lewis’ level? Do these ancillary stats even matter? Take a look and decide for yourself……….

The Man from Day One

Curtis Lofton was one of the biggest steals of the 2008 NFL Draft and one of Dimitroff’s biggest coups. The fact that Falcons fans can look back and see that he was drafted in the second round is hard to believe. The stud middle linebacker from Oklahoma burst on the scene as junior and never looked back. In 2007, Lofton earned first-team All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association of America, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News adding second-team accolades from the AP. He totaled 157 tackles , which ranked third in the nation , three interceptions, 10 tackles for loss and one sack. Not sure why other teams passed on Lofton, but the Falcons were the lucky beneficiary on that deal. Lofton quickly became the Falcons starting middle linebacker in 2008 and was largely responsible for the team having such amazing success. He notched 94 total tackles as a rookie and finished 6th overall in the NFL with 133 tackles in his sophomore campaign.

Lofton By the Numbers

According to ProFootballFocus.com, Lofton was one of the best in the NFL in most categories (something Falcons fans know very well).

2008

Total Snaps – 588

Overall Comprehensive Rank – 14th [5th Best 4-3 MLB] (7.8 Rating)

Pass Rushing – 9th (2.1 Rating)

Pass Coverage – 43rd (out of 45 MLBs -6.2 Rating)

Run Stopping – 2nd (12.9 Rating)

Sacks – 1; Passes Defensed – 1; Interceptions – 0

2009

Total Snaps – 1010

Overall Ranking – 17th [7th Best 4-3 MLB]

Pass Rush – 37th (-0.8 Rating)

Pass Coverage – 47th (-3.1 Rating)

Run Stopping – 3rd (15.5 Rating; behind only Willis and Lewis)

Sacks – 0; Passes Defensed – 0; Interceptions – 0; Forced Fumbles – 2

Very Good, Not Great

First off, the comparisons to 3-4 linebackers may be unfair since the 4-3 middle linebacker is a more of a pure tackler, whereas the 3-4 inside linebackers are more aggressive and attacking which allows them to pile up more stats such as interceptions, sacks, and passes defensed. That being said, if Lofton wants to be mentioned among the best of the best middle linebackers in the league, he will have to improve his coverage ability and awareness to make plays on the field. Its an obvious given that Lofton is top 3 in the NFL in terms of being a pure tackler, but #50 either isn’t in the right scheme to make plays on the ball or needs to improve his game awareness and ball skills to make plays on the field and take over a game. It is understood and expected that most 4-3 MLB’s will have less glitzy stats than their 3-4 counterparts, but there are several 4-3 linebackers that are able to both be good tacklers and provide the other parts to the game.

Curtis Lofton – 133 Tackles – 0 Sacks – 0 Ints – 0 Pass Def – 2 Forced Fumbles

Paul Posluzny (BUF)– 111 Tackles – 1 Sack – 3 Ints – 7 PDF – 3 FF

Jonthan Vilma (NO)– 110 Tackles – 2 Sacks – 3 Ints – 11 PDF – 0 FF

Jon Beason (CAR)– 111 Tackles – 3 Sacks – 3 Ints – 10 PDF – 1 FF

David Hawthorne (SEA) – 117 Tackles – 4 Sacks – 3 Ints – 8 PDF – 2 FF

Simply put, Lofton is one of the best tackling middle linebackers in the league, but is he one of the best overall and complete MLB’s in the league? Curtis Lofton is very, very, very good, but to be great he will have to become a more complete middle linebacker.

Unfair Comparisons, No Worries Whatsoever

No Worries for Captain of the D (ajc.com)

Firmly stated, Lofton has been one of the absolute best (2nd in 2008 and 3rd in 2009) in the NFL in stopping the run. The other parts of the game where Lofton supposedly lags behind can be attributed to the fact that Atlanta runs a 4-3 defense. In a 4-3, the middle linebacker is a tackler first and foremost and is simply not counted on to be a “play-maker.” The comparisons are unfair since many of the linebackers ranked ahead of him run a 3-4 defense, which is a much more attacking style that gives linebacker way more chances to make “plays.” This defense allows much more in terms of breaking up passes, creating turnovers, forcing fumbles, and collaring sacks. Even though Lofton does need to continue his progress in coverage, he no longer requires to be only a 2 down back where he is pulled on obvious passing situations like he was as a rookie. He is only 25 years old and is one of the best middle linebackers in the league. Pro Bowl selections are a complete beauty pageant that have no direct correlation to who’s the actual best, except for the obvious selections. For example, Jonathan Vilma was selected to the Pro Bowl based purely on the fact that he was the MLB on the NFC Championship team. He had less tackles and a much lower overall rating than Lofton. Obviously, all players need to improve in some areas, but Lofton is one of the best middle linebackers in the game and to say he needs to raise his game in “other areas” and be a “play-making” linebacker is absurd. Curtis Lofton is the heart and soul of the Atlanta Falcons defense: enough said.

Your Turn

-Can Curtis Lofton Become a ‘Play-Making’ MLB?

-Does He Even Need to for the Falcons to succeed?

-Should #50 Improve His Other Areas to Be Among the Best?

-Is Lofton on the level of Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis? Why or Why Not?

-Do the Falcons Need Him to Make More Plays Other than Tackles?

-Is this a Ludicrous Argument?

 

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138 comments Add your comment

ATLJBO

June 11th, 2010
12:11 am

Curtis Lofton absolutely has to take his game to the next level…. The guy is one of the top MLB’s in the game but he can become one of the elite LB’s in the game is he improves in pass coverage and make more impact plays…

The thing is Curtis Lofton was very good in pass coverage in college…. I think he had to learn and adjust to the NFL passing game (He didn’t really play in coverage his rookie year) .. I think Lofton will take that next step to become an elite LB this year.

He really sound like he is ready to take that next step.

ATLJBO

June 11th, 2010
12:18 am

D3

I heard that Brian Van Gorder interview…. You pretty much said it the way BVG said it… Basically its up the Lofton if he wants to become an elite LB or just a good LB.

He came to OTA’s out of shape but he has been working his butt off (in workouts and the MMA training) ….. Lofton and Spoon should give us a really good LB group for years to come… I cant remember the last time we have had so many young talented guys on Defense.

think tank

June 11th, 2010
12:24 am

he is in his 3rd year, he should be ready to bust out and become one of the best in the NFL. yea, he’s ready to take that next step.

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D3

June 11th, 2010
12:31 am

ATLJBO — Thanks for confirming that I heard it right. I hoped I wouldn’t botch it too much. Even though it was several months ago, I succinctly remember being somewhat suprised that Van Gorder wasn’t showering him with praise. I agree completely with you. Very good, not great yet.

think tank — Very well put. Let’s hope this year is the year. Adding Spoon will help alot since he will have more talent around him.

Keep the convo’s going strong and be back in soon. Until then……..

GO U.S.A. ——— BEAT ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

Box

June 11th, 2010
1:02 am

D3,
Another great posting topic. You are back to fast and furious. I think that our LB corps can be great across the board this year. With all that we now have, we should be able to be in the top ten overall on defense with no trouble this year.

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Ed

June 11th, 2010
3:30 am

School’s out and D3 is churning out the quality work. I think our coaching scheme will have a dramatic imprint on whether or not any of our LB’s can become a playmarker. If we attack our LB’s can shine…if we play otherwise their, impact stats will be low. Both our offense & defense have been on the conservative side and each needs to show expanded play calling this year.

Troy Heinzman

June 11th, 2010
8:37 am

Hey D3 – I love what Lofton brings to this defense. To your point, over the last two seasons, I have him as the 13th best LB in the league. However, the 12 players ahead of him are all older than he is. He’s young, improving, and already borderline great. The stats are nice to have, but for the “what would this defense be without him” factor, he’s amazing.

The Real Falcon

June 11th, 2010
8:42 am

Seems timely since Lofton said only this week he wanted to become more of a play-maker.

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
9:03 am

D3,

Great job and hope you have a good vacation with your family.

Now to Lofton. I know I”m not going to win any points with anyone here with what I’m about to say but honestly I do not care. To me if Lofton do not step his game up he’s just going to be another Keith Brooking. A sure tackler but not someone that an opposing offense fear. As you stated Willis and Lewis are feared by an opposing offense. He has to force more fumbles and when they us him to blitz he has to get there!!! Do I think Lofton is capable of becoming an impact player? Yes. Do I think he will actually do it. Yes. He’s already stated it himself. He knew when he didn’t make the pro bowl last season it was because he was the impact player that people look for. Also he has to get better in pass coverage!!! I know that he can do it but as BVG stated it up to him to actually get it done.

SirReal

June 11th, 2010
9:04 am

@Ed yeah I think playcalling is a major factor. I think we’ve been very conservative, in part b/c BVG knew we had some issues on D so he had to make the scheme vanilla. I’ve knocked BVG a lot but the guy knows LBs and how to use them. I think he may change my perception of him after this year bc Lofton’s gonna make him look GOOD! I do think he should expand his abilities just a bit to cement his place among the upper echelon of LBs. We all know he can tackle. Add a little coverage that equates to a couple INTs, Lofton is Pro Bowl bound (as he should have been last year.)

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
9:11 am

ED,

I think this season our LB’s will be used to attack more. With everyone growing up last season and getting their feet wet I can understand why BVG was conservative with is scheme. Last season we were either to young, not good(JA98, CH23), or to old (MP53) at alot of positions which kind of forced us to play that bend but don’t break defense. Now with it being year three under BVG and with more of his type of players and some additions by subtractions (JA98 more at DT and CH23 gone) I can see not only the LB’s attacking but the entire D in general getting after it. It’s going to be fun to watch.

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
9:14 am

SirReal,

It’s going to be fun to watch this defense this year. BVG caught alot of heat (I mean alot) in the blog last season and I tried my living best to point out what you just stated but there weren’t anyone here listening. Opinions of him will change this season and when they do I’m going to do something that I never do. I’m going to shout “I TOLD YOU SO!!!”

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
9:24 am

Good Morning Cage Family….

D3, another fine point to debate and discuss. Hope that you and the family are enjoying the down time in the Sunshine (a little Roy Ayers there for ya..)

In the words of the late great Rick James, it’s Fire and Desire. It is a simply matter of fire and desire for Curtis Lofton. He has all the tools. He needs to commit to being the best. He seems to have decided to put in the work needed to do just that. He also now has a push….Sean Weatherspoon.

Give me a few more moments and I will return to discuss this more.

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
9:28 am

CBrass and SirReal,

I was one of those that was challenging the effectiveness of BVG as a defensive coordinator last season. But D3 and CBrass took the time to educate me on his (BVG’s) style and schooled me on the type of players he requires in his system.

TD has worked aggressively to give BVG those type players. Spoon, Owens, Moore, DeCoud, Franks, Biermann, Peters. These young lions, as Pete would call them, are the foundation on which this house is being built. So we are on our way…we really are.

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
9:46 am

Last season, I stated that I thought that the Falcons and BVG were in the midst of creating a Tampa 2 style defense. I still stand by that premise. The moves that TD has made in the draft and in free agency support my point. All that is missing from these young player, Lofton first and upfront, is that they need to have the mental focus to be VERY aggressive.

The Tampa 2 is based on three key concepts: Its simple (do your job), defensive speed, and a VERY aggressive approach to the game. Again, I cite the draft picks that we have made on defense under TD: DeCoud, Jerry, Moore, Lofton, Spoon, Owens. All these players are known for their speed and aggressive nature coming out of college. This is the hallmark of the Tampa 2. From what I have heard about BVG, attack is the name of his game.

Lofton is the classic MLB for the Tampa 2. He has the required speed, his pass coverage skills are on the improve, he is improving in his abilities to read and react to the play, and he will light it up in the middle against the run or anyone in the intermediate zone. The arrival of Sean Weatherspoon and his skill set will enhance that capacity on the defense. Owens, Grimes, DeCoud, Coleman, and Moore are the type of defensive backs that thrive in the Tampa 2; solid tacklers, hard hitters, and effective blitzers.

More to come…

eyesripdopen85

June 11th, 2010
9:48 am

Curtis Lofton will shine like the sun this year. he is the heart of our defense that looks better and better everytime i see them. He will take big strides this year and become an elite LB maybe even probowl material. If we stay healthy this year i think we can go very far into the playoffs and maybe even the superbowl. GO FALCONS

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
9:56 am

The Falcons defense will be an aggressive, “Bend at times but do not break” defense…the Tampa 2.

Infamous

June 11th, 2010
10:19 am

I have seen several times where INTs hit CL right in the hands before plummeting to the ground. Even some tipped passed that floated his way were dropped (looking Mike Jenkins – j/k). IMO, he has been in position to make some of these plays, but has not made offenses pay for their mistakes (also, happens on Madden all the time). Hopefully, a simple focus on pass catching this off-season can help in that department.

Hamp

June 11th, 2010
10:19 am

I am excited about this upcoming year. We are compiling a beast of a defense and this is the year that we take that next step. We definetly will be in the Playoffs and maybe the Ship!

SirReal

June 11th, 2010
10:23 am

@Seminole Warrior Man, first wanna say that love your commentary and feedback sir. I knocked BVG too but i think it may have been a personnel issue. I know the new regime didnt keep BVG around and promote him for nothing. I think we’ll be satisfied with what he does this year
@CBrass How are you sir? Hope all is well. Yes I agree with you. It will be exciting to watch and hey I’m man enough to sit down and dine on some crow when it does.LOL :)

Knievel

June 11th, 2010
10:31 am

I am soo excited about this season! Ga season tickets and FALCONS season tickets. Just a couple of months and we will be back in the greatest time of the year FOOTBALL SEASON!!! I am pumped and ready to watch some great football. Don’t think the dogs will be at top of heap but the falcons give me great hope.

D3

June 11th, 2010
10:32 am

Great Convo’s Cage! — Keep the excellent insights going as usual. Seminole, Ed, CBrass, Box, and all my other OGBC’s superb analysis as usual.

Hamp, SirReal, Infamous, Troy, and eyesripdopen — Great to have you Gents in The Cage!

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
10:36 am

SirReal, thanks for the kind props. I just love the game and love to attempt to break it down. Glad to have you in the Cage. FYI…CBrass is a beautiful young lady. I’ve seen her…a keeper!!

Knievel, I feel you. If it were not for the Cage and Arena Football/NFL Network right now, I would be lost. Oh…I forgot my ATL Dream. Do not underestimate your DAWGS; my man Mark Richt is about to open a can of whip ass!! Look to the future…UGA is on the rise friends and my Noles are right behind you.

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
10:37 am

D3, hope you are enjoying the down time my brother. Nothing like the sands of the Sunshine State to relax the soul and mind. Chill my bro…just chill.

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
10:52 am

I see I need to change my handle name…LOL

SirReal

June 11th, 2010
11:01 am

@CBrass. Sorry about that my good madame. :)
@D3 Thanks man, I JUST found it the other day and asked myself why I havent BEEN coming here.LOL Everyone here seems civilized and sticks to the subject. I respect each of you here for that.
@Seminole Warrior Its all love man.lol Glad to be here. And thanks for letting me know about CBrass…I felt bad so I had to apologize to HER asap. :)

With that said, what do you all think we’re gonna do with William Moore? DeCoud is coming into his own and Coleman is our elder statesman back there. Both are solid and I dont see them being unseated…but I’d really like to see what Moore can do. He was the truth at Missouri.

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
11:06 am

SirReal, though I am a Nole at heart and soul (no comments over there, CB), I fell in love with the Mizzou defense over the last three seasons. The rest of the Cage will tell you that I constantly sung the praise of Ziggy Hood and William Moore last season and served as lead conductor on the Spoon Express this draft season.

All three are immensely talented players. I can assure you that once he gets over the little nagging injuries, Moore will make an impact. I actually have him projected as our #2 SS this season behind Coleman.

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
11:12 am

SirReal,

It’s ok I forgive you. LOL

SW,

You love those Indians. Just be sure you remember the bet. I can taste my steak already. It’s going to taste great because YOU will be paying for it. ROFL

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
11:14 am

My defensive depth chart as of right now:

LDE: Abraham, Sidbury, Anderson

LDT: Babs, Peters, and Walker

RDT: Jerry, Peters, and Johnson

RDE: Biermann, Davis, Anderson

SLB: Weatherspoon and Adkins

MLB: Lofton and Peterson

WLB: Nicholas and James

LCB: Robinson and Franks

RCB: Owens and Grimes

SS: Coleman and Moore

FS: DeCoud and Schillinger

SirReal

June 11th, 2010
11:16 am

@CBrass Thanks. Hi I’m SirReal and it’s nice to meet ya.LOL
@SW Yeah i see him as our #2. At least we know we have great depth there if nothing else. I’m sure they will find a way to get him on the field. he’s too talented not to be.

John Waynesworld

June 11th, 2010
11:17 am

Lofton and Spoon together will be dynamite.

All things Curtis:

http://www.curtislofton50.com/

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
11:18 am

SirReal, I agree.

CBrass, those “Indians” are the SEMINOLES…the unconquered. Behave missy or I’m going to tell UnCa Bob on you….LOL.

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
11:18 am

Very nice to meet you SirReal.

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
11:19 am

JWW, what’s up bro.

In the Tampa 2 scheme, I see nothing but great things for Spoon and Lofton.

What do you think of my proposed defensive depth chart, bro?

SirReal

June 11th, 2010
11:21 am

SW,
I agree with everything. Did you leave Brian Williams off b/c of injury?

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
11:22 am

SW,

Oh stop whining. Semeinoles…Indians. What’s the difference? ROFL

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
11:27 am

SirReal, yes. I think that Williams will be released before the start of the regular season. Jackson, being younger, will get one more shot to show his value or he too may be gone.

UnCa Bob….CBrass is being bad… LOL.

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
11:31 am

SW,

That pony that you guys love has nothing I mean nothing on Uga. LOL

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
11:33 am

Where is PETA when I need them? Send PETA to protest outside CB’s office. LOL

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
11:36 am

We know that Lofton is going to carry his load. The question is whether Nicholas will continue to improve or will this be a step back year. I think the move to his natural position, WLB, could be a big boost for him. James could ramp up the heat over there as could the presence of Spoon.

This is a deep LB corps….

Moose

June 11th, 2010
12:00 pm

3rd year should be the chram for Lofton…….. He’s already a really good MLB and soon to be a Pro Bowler……..

SW…… Good looking depth chart but remember last year how much better Grimes player on the left side?…….

I gotta go……..

LCB: Robinson and Grimes

RCB: Owens and Jackson

Either way we finnal have good depth at CB also…….

SirReal

June 11th, 2010
12:07 pm

SW,
WOW! You think Williams will be gone? I figured they were pretty high on him returning. If he doesnt though, i believe Grimey and Owens are ready to step up this year.
Yeah, the ‘backer to watch is Nicholas. I like him, just time to turn the corner.

John Waynesworld

June 11th, 2010
12:11 pm

SW you are a knowledge tidal wave! When you let go, look out! Glad to hear you my brother…

Your depth chart is very logical, assuming that the injured players will be ready in time for the show. Unfortunately I don’t think Jerry will be able to stay healthy for consistent periods of time. He may be disruptive when he is in there, but I don’t believe he will play more than 10 games this season and will probably, unfortunately, require time off for his varied aggravating leg injuries. It is this reason why I have been touting Corey Peters. I see him as a mauler in the middle of the defensive line with some real push on passing plays, and he has a good history of staying healthy. I see him starting by week 1 against the Steelers alongside Babs with Johnson and Walker in reserve. Peria may be starting later on, but not yet.

I love the Sidbury over Anderson choice for Abe’s backup. I really think Anderson will be seldom used at DE (if at all) if either the Bier Mann or El Sid are productive. Anderson should be relegated to backup DT and then he could make a few cameo appearances at DE when the other guys are winded/dinged up or on obvious running downs with running teams.

The rest looks darn formidable SW, and those linebackers can mix and match they are so talented. Not quite sure if Spoon starts right off, but it he’s not starting he’s coming in on the next whistle. Our depth, seriously, is so good we can platoon on every level except cornerback and still bring in a stud. One more year (or later on this coming season) and we can most likely do that with the corners as well.

The safety battle should be very interesting.

waynester

June 11th, 2010
12:21 pm

Lofton’s stats in the passing game are atrocious! I would have guessed he’d be rated in the middle of the pack, but the BOTTOM? I never would have guessed that. It’s quite obvious where the improvement needs to come. Now I understand what VanG was saying in that interview–Lofton has the skills but better get his a$$ in gear vs the pass…..
Don’t be knockin’ the mighty Seminole nation–never defeated(not even the USA can make that boast)….

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
12:22 pm

JWW, the kink in the armor is the health of Hip Hip Peria. I, like you, has concerns. But I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and pray that what we have been told is true. Note I have Peters at #2 depth at BOTH tackle positions. I think he will be called upon to step in and contribute right away.

If we execute the Tampa 2 the way I would like, we should see 20-30 sacks out of the defensive line. Biermann and a healthy Abe could easily each reach double digits; Peters, Babs, and the other interior tackles could collectively get another 8-12.

Moose, when he moved to the RCB slot later in the season, Grimes was much more productive in all facets of his game. Robinson and Franks have the size and speed needed to play the “shutdown” left side better. Owens and Grimes are the physical presence needed to secure the right. Jackson holds down the nickel. Sorry, Brian.

Do not sleep on Franks. With some polish, he will be an outstanding cover corner. Those mental lapses he had at OU will quickly be addressed by Coach Lewis.

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
12:25 pm

Yes!!

Waynester comes to my aid. Thank you brother on behalf of the Nation. We do not fear that little overweight chihuahua in Athens..

SeminoleWarrior

June 11th, 2010
12:39 pm

Waynester, the MLB in the Tampa 2 does not need to be super-active in the passing game. The DB and outside LBs handle those assignments. Thus Lofton is free to do what it appears he does best, attack the middle.

CBrass

June 11th, 2010
12:45 pm

SW,

I see you had to have your big brother come to your aid…ROFL. I will leave the “undefeated” Indian nation alone.