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Recommended Fantasy Front Office: Sell us on a Free Agent

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Chris in Arizona, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Sell the board on ONE upcoming free agent Dallas should go out and sign on March 11th. Assume Stephen and Jerry can do their numbers thing and clear up cap space but also try to be realistic.


    Upcoming threads: Sell us on a 1st round pick & Sell us on a Day Three (Rounds 4-7) pick
  2. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    Henry Melton. Instant impact player at possibly the biggest position of need (3DT). Allows the team to go BPA in the draft. Young enough to sign to a long-term, cap-friendly deal (in theory). Some injury and possible character questions will drive his price down, but he thrived under the current DC and could wish to reunite, giving the team an advantage in signing him.
  3. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Jacoby Jones. Speed + size (4" taller than the other Jacoby - Ford). We need a burner with size @ WR.
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  4. iamliko22

    iamliko22 Member

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    Byrd.... Then focus draft on D-line - O-line
  5. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Will he be better than Hatcher? We sucked with Hatcher in there and he had a phenomenal season.
  6. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    Lamarr Houston DE Raiders- he's put up pretty good numbers in the black hole since his rookie year, he's also a Texas boy who might want to come home instead of rotting away in Oaktown. If not him Everson Griffen from Minnesota could be a cheaper option. I'd still draft BPA assuming it was on the defensive side of the ball(unless Watkins or Manziel fall somehow).
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  7. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  8. Wolf2k5

    Wolf2k5 Active Member

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    I'd say Byrd also and draft a bunch of young DL and OL. He's a proven ball hawk and DL has more a chance of immediate impact in this scheme so if we hit on a draft pick it would greatly improve all around defense
  9. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    That's a pretty bad argument.

    There are 10 other players on defense that can affect how the defense plays.
  10. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Byrd, Buffalo
    Ward, Cleveland
    Whitner, SF
    Michael Bennent, Seattle
    Michael Johnson, Cincinatti
    Beadles, Denver
    Asamoah, KC
    Starks, Miami
    Daryl Smith, Baltimore

    I'll take any of them very fast!!! We don't need any WR's or RB's,. Stop withthat nonsense already!!!
  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    This is a sad thread. Especially since we will not sign anyone.

    And not because we "can't", but because we won't.

    We could always do the kick the can thing down the street.

    I just do not think the Joneses are willing to invest right now.
  12. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Henry Melton is actually that much of a stretch so I won't say him.

    I really like the kid from Carolina though. I know he doesn't have all the numbers but he is absolutely relentless.
  13. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yeah, Hardy is the one I would try to get, but I don't think Carolina will let him get away.

    Here is what I wrote in another thread about him:

    "Greg Hardy is a terrific player and I seriously doubt Carolina lets him get out of town, but if he does hit the open market, I would pull out all stops to try to get him in Dallas as the Strongside DE. He's 25 years old, is big, strong, and agile at 6-4, 290, and his contract would pay him less in 2014 than we paid Spencer last year. IMO, Hardy is the premier SDE in the NFL. We could let Spencer go, and let low priced Tyrone Crawford backup Hardy and give him breaks. Crawford (6-4, 280) and Hardy (6-4, 290) would make a huge, physical strong side and would provide a very good pass rush from that spot.

    George Selvie plays better from the weakside, so if we keep Ware, Selvie could play behind him. Or he could compete with a draft pick for playing time behind Ware.

    By simply getting Hardy, Dallas could solidify both DE positions and would be able to focus on DT in the early rounds of the draft."


    Selvie would back up Ware on the weakside where he plays best and would provide some good bulk at right end. That is a plus right there because unlike last year, when Ware is on the bench, Dallas would still have a player capable of providing pressure at that position.

    The combination of Hardy and Crawford on the strongside would really add a lot of strength to the front but both are pretty good pass rushers... particularly from the left side. Both Crawford and Hardy are young and versatile enough to move inside on pass downs and would provide Marinelli a ton of options up front. Strength and the ability to get after the QB. As much as he likes to rotate guys to keep them fresh, he would love having a guy like Hardy.

    Then, if Dallas could draft a guy like Aaron Donald in the first round, the entire DL would be a complete different beast this coming season. They would have their 3-tech and a bunch of big, versatile ends that would provide Marinelli with a bunch of combination to use.

    One free agent in Hardy, along with getting Crawford back from injury and using a high pick on a tackle could turn a weakness into a real formidable strength.

    Add in the fact that Spencer wouldn't be getting paid and we might actually save more money even with Hardy.

    Carolina probably keeps him, but if he sniffs free agency at all, I hope we jump all over Hardy.
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  14. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Cool thread idea.

    I am representing Randy Starks.
    My client provides pass rush acumen out of even the 1t. 4 or 5 sacks per only tell part of the story.
    My client gets consistent push up the middle making life miserable for opposing defenses. And he is a force against the run.

    He has missed one game in 5 NFL seasons so is durable and reliable.

    My client may play the least sexy of the four DL spots but also the one where Dallas grades lowest.

    NFL teams will fight over younger but far lesser players. You'd be smart to sign my client and upgrade today at a position you really do not want to draft.
  15. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Corey Wooton from Da' Bears. Reunites with Rod here and fills a DT position. Chicago has 20 something FA's and have tough decisions on Melton, Peppers, Tillman so we could Wooton at a good price.

    I keep seeing the posts from XWalker about the cap and he seems to know his stuff, so I think we will sign 2 or 3 cheap FA's. Last year we saw that prices stay pretty low, so I think when Stephen Jones said we need to fix the front 7 that he intends to bring in a couple of folks through FA. Can't fix all the holes in the draft.
  16. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I have feeling we will look at all three Bears defensive linemen (Melton, Wootton and Nate Collins). Whomever is the most reasonable from a fiscal standpoint. I do not believe they want to go into the draft feeling desperate for a defensive tackle who can fit the scheme.

    I also would not be shocked to see a veteran zone corner like Kelvin Hayden or Zach Bowman be considered.

    If I am running things, I would look at Jon Asamoah to play guard. If I got real ambitious, Lamarr Houston for DE.
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  17. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    It may be smart as well.

    The Cowboys are not doing anything next year.

    I'd like to see us start opening up cap space for our future coach.

    Next season is a waste of time and it's time to start thinking about the future.
  18. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Asamoah would be a good pick-up to really solidify the OL, but I get the feeling they are going to draft some project in the 4th round or later and history shows that hasn't turned out well.

    Haven't seen Houston play much, but stats wise he looks good and he is a Texas boy.
  19. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Did you miss Stephen Jones acknowledging that cap space will always be a challenge because that is how they do business?
  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Clifton McDonald (Seahawks)
    The 2 players that rotate at 3-tech for Seattle are both free agents. McDonald was technically the backup, but played as much as the starter in the games that I watched. He had 5.5 sacks as a backup DT. Being on the Seahawks might inflate his cost to some degree, but I don't expect him to get a huge contract due to being a backup.
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