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Anthony Spencer has been lights out lately

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by lane, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Well isn't fair to be critical of his sack totals when we were told in the offseason how the new secondary upgrades would make the qb hold the ball a second longer and turn all those "almost sacks" from year's past into legit sacks? What happened to that theory?
  2. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    And that team will be us. I guarantee it. I like Spencer but this is just contract year production, I'd rather have a pass rusher opposite Ware
  3. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I just don't agree. I think he can be resigned long term much cheaper than his $8.9 million franchise number and using the o-line as a reason to not resign him makes even less sense. We likely won't find a replacement in gree agency which means we have to use a first round pick on a replacement.
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Me personally I've always said it's about the inside pressure, which we still don't have. When Ware and Spencer come around the edge, QBs almost always step up into a clean pocket. Adding a pass rushing NT/DE would take our pass rush to the next level
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    And how do you improve your inside pressure?

    My guess? Get more nickel corners.
  6. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    We certainly can afford a long term deal
  7. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Our D-linemen have a combined 3.5 sacks (Hatcher has 2 and Brent has 1.5).

    That number must improve
  8. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    Spencer is entering his prime he should be resigned.
  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Definitely. I'm hoping Tyrone Crawford is part of that progress in the future but we'll need some personnel upgrades too.

    But I can't agree with you on Spencer. You have to be very careful who you hand these big veteran free agent contracts to. A guy like Spencer just doesn't warrant it. We need to stop with this comfort level with mediocrity. The known because safer and more appealing than the unknown. There is life after Spencer. The fact that our next starting OLB could be worse is no valid reason to extend him.
  10. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I guess where we disagre is on what type of deal Spencer will get. I think if he signs a 5 year deal, we can get him closer to 7-7.5 per with the flexibility to cut him if his play drops.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    And I think it's insane to pay Spencer 7 million a year.

    This is why this team has cap issues. Overpaying players just like Anthony Spencer.
  12. ak47kaehu

    ak47kaehu Active Member

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    The truth! Very good post!
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    This team does not and has not had "cap issues" for a very long time.
  14. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I'll pay him $7 million over spending a first on a replacement. Anything after the first and you're not likely to get the same production.

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