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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by yentl911, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    He was a good enough RT a couple of years back to get a big contract. I just don't understand why he is so bad now.
  2. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    Great post roadtrip635. You are right on the money. Our coaches get paid good money to make these observations and have missed the bus.
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think that he got his big contract at RT. I think he got it after he had already moved to LT. However, your point is taken. He was not a starter at RT for a full season so it may be that teams had not figured him out yet. Now, they have plenty of tape on him and they know what he can and can not do.
  4. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    This would require benching Ogletree's sorry but and playing the best guy. And around and around we go.......
  5. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    This organization seems to have an issue with hierarchy. They named Ogletree the #3 receiver in training camp and he just isn't going to lose that status in season except to injury.

    There is some reason not to pull the trigger too quickly--see Kapernick/Smith situation in San Francisco, but I don't think the Ogletree and Free situations really compare. Free stunk most of last year and Ogletree has been a bum for like ever.
  6. Vertigo_17

    Vertigo_17 Well-Known Member

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    Then why not have Parnell start and play the first half, then bring in Free in the 2nd (if needed) :)
  7. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    Jerry wrote this slug a big fat check. Jerry's ego wont let JG pull the plug.
  8. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    this is the exact type of thing that I was hoping would change once Jason became the head coach and a big reason why I am so disappointed in him. he is way more of a players coach then I expected him to be. this type of thing is poison to the culture. the best players need to play, particularly when that player is responsible for protecting our franchise qb.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    It has, but so far mostly in off seasons. Colombo, Gurode, and Davis along with Roy and Barber were all big fat checks under performing.

    I do not know if that is the reasoning behind it. I just worry that it could be. Maybe they see something in him that we don't, but for my opinion, Parnell was better.
  10. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Free has been inconsistent this year. He played well in the loss against the Redskins and Kerrigan the week before. Even in this past game he played much better in the second half after making Graham appear the Pro Bowler in the first. He played well against the Bears and Ravens.

    I know people want to string him up but you cannot manage people like that. Garrett has the canned theme of 'adversity' and all that and Free after sucking, comes back and our offense scores 28 points in the second half.

    He is not worth his contract so he won't be back. Let that set the realist heart at ease.
  11. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty certain he will be back. There is no way that the team could absorb the cap hit. I think it would be around $10 mil.....ouch!
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    They will spread it over two years.

    In other words he'll be a June 1st cut.

    The only way he has a shot of staying is to greatly reduce his salary for next season... Greatly.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    inconsistency to me means the guy is not trying hard all the time. He is getting lazy until he gets jacked up by the coaches.
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Free's 2013 Cap Hit:

    Cut 4.175M
    Keep 11.175M (4.175M + 7M)
  15. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    bingo!
  16. rat2k8

    rat2k8 Active Member

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