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How about Alan Branch FA Target?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ValleyBoyz, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. ValleyBoyz

    ValleyBoyz Member

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    This guy is really underrated. He's been a beast against the run the last two years and would fit perfectly as a 1 technique in our new 4 man front. He's still young too and shouldn't break the bank. If we let Spencer go I would say he's a must. Thoughts?
  2. RGKN33

    RGKN33 New Member

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    The only must SHOULD be Byrd !
  3. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    You don't think the Bills will franchise him?
  4. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know much about him, but if he's afit, that's one more draft pick that can be used on an OL. I still as of today beleive our 1st pick will be defense, and still a DL Regardless of any FA's signings, and regaedless if a 4-3 or 3-4....a DL is needed in either scheme.
  5. RGKN33

    RGKN33 New Member

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    No clue but if not he is a MUST with this defense .
  6. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Not after we spent 50 mill on Carr.

    We have to use our resources on linemen.
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I pulled up the Seahawks games against the Cowboys and Packers. Branch was actually playing the 3-tech and Mebane was playing the 1-tech.

    I had posted somewhere that I thought Mebane was the 3-tech. Humm...
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Branch has been a chronic under achiever. Get Levitre if possible.
  9. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ....and it affected his draft status....don't know too much about him in the pros
  10. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Your observations are right. Despite his size, Branch plays 3 tech and backs up Bryant as a 5 tech for the Seahawks. Mebane plays 1 tech. Branch isn't good taking on double teams and likes to shoot gaps, which is why he sucked in the 3-4 in Arizona.

    http://www.fieldgulls.com/2011/7/30...mebane-moving-to-1-tech-alan-branch-to-3-tech
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Why did Brent have to be such an idiot? :banghead:
  12. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    Trust me, there are a lot of other players on this team and around the league who are idiots just like Brent, but just haven't been caught..
  13. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    No doubt about that.
  14. RGKN33

    RGKN33 New Member

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    Unless we are getting Reggie White in this draft get used to watching deep ball touchdowns with our safeties in this cover 2 .
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Of course Byrd.

    Last year Cowboys had the have the ABSOLUTE BEST CB and signed Carr to a huge FA contract.

    Of course this year the Cowboys should sign the ABSOLUTE BEST FA Safety to a huge FA contract....

    This is how the team solves all of it's problems - right? Every year go out and sign a mega-free agent contract.
  16. Rascal07

    Rascal07 Member

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    Every year? What were the MEGA free agent contracts in previous years?
  17. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    Byrd is overrated heavily on here. Where was he when that d had Sanchez looking like Peyton?
  18. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    It's more than the team can't support to sign many of these $10m/year contracts.

    Carr averages $10m/year
    Romo will average will above $10m/year
    Ware averages $10m/year

    Sign Bird and you are looking at another guy close to $10m/yyear

    That's $40m -- 1/3rd of the cap for 4 guys. I just don't think signing Bryd (or Spencer) makes sense from a cap perspective.
  19. RGKN33

    RGKN33 New Member

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    How many years can we ignore safety (the playmaking position and qb position of the secondary and maybe the whole defense)

    Why do you think we play off the ball so much as a secondary ?

    Because safety is our weakest positions !

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