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As the rookie free agents flock to sign...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by silverbear, May 2, 2006.

  1. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    And the Boys still have a couple-three slots open that we haven't heard about, here are 4 players that I particularly like:

    Brandon Guillory, DE/OLB, Louisiana-Monroe... 6-4, 255 pounds, 4.55 second 40... a classic tweener who offers pass-rush potential (he had 17.5 sacks in 2005)... IOW, a poor man's DeMarcus Ware... can't believe this one wasn't drafted...

    Rodney Thompson, DT, North Dakota State... 6-2, 325 pounds, 5.05 second 40... even though the Boys drafted Montavious Stanley, they're still kind of thin at backup NT... Thompson has the size/speed ratio you look for in a nose tackle... he had 42 tackles and 6 sacks last season...

    Jeff Bolton, C/OT/OG, Montana State... 6-3, 310 pounds, 5.2 second 40... Bolton played both guard and tackle, then was moved to center early this past season... he wound up winning the Rimington Award, given to the best center in I-AA ball... this kind of versatility is rare, but he's probably too short to play tackle in the NFL...

    Trevis Coley, S, Southern Mississippi... 6-1, 225 pounds, 4.45 second 40... contributed on defense and on special teams in college... has the size to play SS, the speed to play FS... had 292 tackles his last 3 seasons, and 8 ints in the 2003 and 2004 seasons... he was the quarterback of the Southern Miss defense, and has a rep as a big hitter...

    That's not the extent of my "wish list", but those are by far the top-rated players left on my board, and all of them could help upgrade a current team need...
  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I can care less how fast a NG runs the 40. I don't care if he runs it in 6 seconds. All that matters is how quick he gets out of his stance, how strong he is, and how good his technique is.

    40 times are useful for some positions. NG isn't one of them.

    I'd rank the usefullness per position (top 3), in reverse order, like this:


    But, all the other stuff sounds good about him so hopefully we'll bring him in. Although I'd like to see if Thomas Johnson has improved. You don't need more then 3 NGs in a 3-4, but we will need some camp bodies at that position.

    Who do you project to make the final 53 on the DL, SB?

    I think it'll look something like this...

    DE: Ellis, SPears, Canty, Ratliff, Hatcher

    DT: Ferguson, Johnson, Stanley

    That's 8 DL. Maybe one too high for a 3-4 team though. Maybe one of those guys won't make it.
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    yeah, I agree, I want Brandon Guilroy too, but I am sure he has signed with some already, just hope its dallas. We also need, just one more glaring need, a kickoff specialist.
  4. littlewebs

    littlewebs Everything I type is a lie. Except that. And that.

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    I think Parcells would rather have the kickoffs go 5 yards shorter per kick than have to carry 3 kickers and a longsnapper on gameday. I don't think a KO specialist is on the way. We have too many defensive players Parcells would want in the game to waste one (possibly DL, LB, or S) for some guy who will kick the ball 4 times the whole game and that's it.
  5. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Nice post, but I believe we may have signed all the FA for this year after reading an earlier article.
  6. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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  7. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Oh man, it's much too early to be turning my thoughts to that... I still wanna see what moves the Boys pull off the rest of the year (in the form of undrafted rookie free agents we haven't heard about yet, and a possible veteran free agent signing or two)...

    I think that sounds pretty logical to me... Kenyon Coleman might stick if the injury bug bites...

    And if the Boys do opt to go with just 7 DL, I'd expect ol' Pepper would be the man on the bubble...
  8. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    We carried 9 DL in 05, so see no reason we can't carry 8 this year & we could carry 9 again if Parcells wants keep Coleman as insurance or add finds another DE with better upside and keep Coleman on his quick dial phone.

    Also think we must add a kickoff specialist. In my mind it would be foolish to risk injury to a 35 year old kicker who we signed to successfully kick FG. It's the price we pay cause Jones wouldn't ante up for Vinatieri. I would hope that Parcells told McBriar (although kicking off totally different from punting) to start practicing. In meantime I would hope (although Parcells is so stubborn) we looking hard for another kicker who could do both but might be hard to find.
  9. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    If he has, it hasn't been reported yet...

    I have a hunch he'll be a last-minute addition, one of the last cuts before the start of the regular season, snapped up on waivers... bluntly, I don't know of any strong-legged kickoff specialists still out there looking for work at the moment...
  10. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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  11. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Thompson trying out with bfqs.

  12. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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  13. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    Bear, what do you think of the Parham signing ?
  14. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Being a Cavs fan, I got a chance to see him play (on TV) maybe 10 times total... always found him to be active, around the ball, and physical...

    I also thought he was a bleep of a lot faster than the 4.9-5.0 40 times he ran this offseason... I would have guessed him to be a 4.8-4.85 second type... I still wonder if he was bothered by some small injury when he was running those times...

    If he really is more of a 4.8-4.85 second type, then I think he might have a chance to make the 53 man roster (especially if the injury bug bit at MLB in the preseason)... I think he'd be an asset in goal line and short yardage situations as a bare minimum his rookie year...

    But if he really is closer to that 5.0, then he'll never be able to make it in the NFL...

    I do know I'll be rooting for him to do well, like I said I always liked his game...

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