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Falcons release DE Ray Edwards

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Muhast, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    He was signed last season to a 5 yr 27 million deal. He made his name the season the Vikings went on the playoff run and he absolutely dominated Doug Free in the playoff game. He was a bigger threat than Jared Allen. For whatever reason he did absolutely nothing in Atlanta. He tallied 3.5 sacks in 18 games for them.
  2. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    That's nuts. He basically won that game against us on his own.

    Wonder what happened?
  3. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    Biermann just took his spot and he was only limited to passing downs.

    They expected Edwards to be this missing piece for an average DL when he really was a good player on a great DL in Minn.
  4. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    Doug Free? Thought it was a crippled Marc Columbo.

    e.g.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/10176/vikes-provide-an-abrupt-ending-to-cowboys-season

    Considering that we lost Flo Adams some time later, I'd suspect that Doug Free was playing against Jared Allen. My memory isn't *that* good though.

    D-
  5. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    With Coleman out, I wouldn't mind having Edwards in his place.
  6. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Me too. If the guy is capable of that game against us in the playoffs, I want him on my team.

    The Boys seem more than willing to give veterans second and third chances. Sims, Robinson, Fiametta etc...Why not Edwards? Mix in some more 4-3 with him in there.
  7. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    I would think he's too small to be a DE in our 3-4 but is he fluid enough and stout enough against the run to take Anthony Spencer's spot? Probably not.
  8. respectdatstar

    respectdatstar Member

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    Would he come cheaper than Spencer?
  9. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    No! Why does every player released have to be considered the next Cowboy?

    ~rolls eyes~
  10. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    We just lost a key rotation DE for the year, somebody has to fill the void.
  11. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Lissemore will be back, we still have Spears and Crawford. Youth, baby.
  12. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    and you're still down one player for the rotation...
  13. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    Edwards looked alot better on the Vikings Dline which had Jared Allen, Pat Williams, and Kevin Williams. He was facing one one one matchups with regularity while teams had to concentrate on Allen (who is just as good as Ware) and Williams (who was slightly below Ratliff). I have a feeling that Spencer will sign for some money and end up just like his former teammate. Without a future hall of famer and probowl DT, Spencer will not be able to generate much pressure.
  14. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Thus why Ben Bass was added from the PS.
  15. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    When did I say anything about him being the next Cowboy?
  16. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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  17. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    He would come cheaper than Spencer but he doesn't play the run well which is why he wasn't an every down rusher this year.
  18. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    Incorrect, if the folks in Atlanta are telling the truth. He was a good run defender. He was axed because they were paying him 27 mill to rush the passer, which he wasn't able to do.

    It's also possible that Ray wasn't a particularly good body type for the hybrid defense (4-3 sometimes, 3-4 sometimes) Mike Nolan installed. I notice ML sized up the line quite a bit when he could (playing Peria Jerry plenty).

    D-
  19. bigdnlaca

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    That is correct but I was making a comparison to Spencer. If you are saying Edwards is a better defender than Spencer, I say nooo. Incorrect about the 27 mil to rush the passer. He was an every down LE last year. He just wasn't making an impact on both the run and the pass.
  20. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to because the thread was created, that's all we needed for the rumors to start swirling.

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