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Twitter: Melton has left the building; on way to STL

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 18, 2014.

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  1. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    You have to score points - this is true.
  2. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    So we are predicting how the d will do in march? Ill wait until atleast tc to freak out
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  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    You guys are seriously reaching.
  4. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are right my friend, even Jerry has to realize this would be the worst DL in the entire NFL.
  5. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    And that's why they are that bad, Bradford sucks.

    But boy did I want Quinn for us back when he was drafted. The majority on this board thought he would be a bust, and now he might be the best DE in football. Oh well
  6. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    We are just evaluating what is currently on the roster.

    When what we have on the roster changes, so will the evaluation. Like Mickey Spags said, when 52% of your sacks walk out the door, you are worse, not better for it.

    Current evaluation of DL............NFL Europa quality.
  7. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    It's doubtful that at least one, possibly all of those players, will be starting when the season rolls around. I'd guess that at least a midtier lineman will be acquired in FA if neither Melton or Allen sign, then Dallas is going to draft a DL in the first round without a doubt and possibly the second round, too, possibly moving up for one if necessary.

    Trouble is, we need more than just one bona fide pass rusher in this defense. If the first-round pick is the only one who can get consistent pressure we'll be in trouble. (Not counting on a second-rounder being bona fide.)

    If we don't get Melton or Allen, then we'll have to hope that Marinelli can turn the midtier FA and Bass or Crawford into consistent threats. (I don't think he can make Selvie any better than he was last year ... which was very good for a rotation guy, but not consistent enough with pressure for a starter.)
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  8. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I am going to pretend that either Melton or Allen will eventually sign. There is no way we can rebuild this DL strictly through the draft this year and signing some more "rotation" guys is not going to get it done either.
  9. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Melton have the same surgery as Spencer? Would love to have him but no way I overpay for the dude, he won't be 100% until the following year just like Spencer. At this point rather have Donald and Allen...if we can get either one of them.
  10. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    No, Spencer had microfracture knee surgery, Melton "simply" had a torn ACL fixed. Spencer's surgery is far more career threatening (it finished Terry Glenn's).
  11. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    That is what I thought initially as well, could have sworn that I read in the past day or so that Melton had micro fracture surgery as well, now where I read that I have no idea and they could have been totally wrong as well.
  12. Cowboy06

    Cowboy06 Active Member

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    Absolutely correct. ACL issue and some off the field issues. You draft three DL in this draft with a potential for 11 picks, you stock up. You do the same next year and if you hit on half you'll be okay, if you get lucky and all three are good players you are ahead of the ballgame.
  13. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    BYE! You alone won't do much when it comes to turning us around. Good luck in your endeavors.
  14. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Lol...

    I think his agent is just playing hardball with us. Not over yet.
  15. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

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  16. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    This is why I used the term "most likely"
    I didn't lose a shred of credibility over this considering that "most" of the time when a player walks out of negotiations without a signed contract,it "usually" doesn't get signed.
  17. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I do think having Melton come on board makes it easier to rebuild the line (obviously). If Dallas can get a right end to pair with him (in the first round of the draft), that would make both players more effective.

    I still think we need one more bona fide player on the left side to balance the line and make this 4-3 work. That's one reason I am in favor of Allen as a stopgap. If Dallas doesn't get him, too, it definitely needs to take a shot at upgrading either Hayden or Selvie/Crawford's spot with another FA. It's just a dream to think we're going to get lucky and hit on a second-round pick to be that other bona fide. We could get lucky, but I wouldn't count on it.
  18. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    And there is wasn't
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  19. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Yeah. You nailed it as usual dude.
  20. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    so, I guess he just wanted check out the arch before the season started?
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