Option at DE: Osi Umenyiora wants starting job

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  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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  2. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    His numbers are down, could come cheaper than expected.

    Good friends with Ware, believe they were teammates in HS and college. So he could wanna be paired with his boy if we can't afford Spencer.

    At this point in his career it's buyer beware but the guy has 2 Super Bowls and our team needs some guys that have been there before.
  3. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    Expensive and not exactly our biggest need. We would be better off with a FA guard or free safety.
  4. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Can't be a starter if your not an every down player, Osi. Pass.
  5. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Need to Find at Least 2 guys that can bring heat to the QB.. No DB or Safety can cover all day.. I don't care if its OSI, Babin or a draft pick..
  6. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    At this point, he's just a name. He isn't close to the player he was.
  7. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    No need for him if we have spencer in the fold
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He can't be a starter on the Strong-Side in Kiffin's defense.

    For the right price, he might be a good pass-rushing specialist. Crawford could play SDE on 1st/2nd down and Osi could come in on 3rd down passing situations.

    At age 31, and a liability against the run, I don't expect him to get a big contract.
  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Agree with all of that.

    I actually wouldn't hate it if we brought him in even if we did resign Spencer. I don't think its likely, but it should give us some nice depth.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I thought this move made sense--even for decent year-to-year money--when he was having contract problems two years ago. Now, I wouldn't like it.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I would hate it. He's a name at this point more than a productive player. We need to get younger not add another high priced player in his 30's.
  12. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I advocated the move a year or two agao but it doesn't work now.

    I ask myself, aae we one player or one offseason away?

    I have to think not.

    Therefore I see no good reason to sign and pay him.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I agree. And there's really not a spot for him, even as a role player, if we go with a 3-technique guy early in the draft. Hatcher and/or Crawford will be on one end, and Ware on the other. Or we resign Spencer at a premium and there's really no spot for a pass rush specialist who's not as effective as Ware.
  14. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    It's also an uncomfortable name at that.
  15. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    shame you cannot have really big incentive driven contracts any more. I would sign him for the Vet minimum then have all sorts of bonuses for number of sacks and if he were to make the Pro Bowl, etc.
  17. Manster54

    Manster54 Active Member

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    Just say NOsi
  18. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Osi what you did there...
  19. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    I'd like to kick the tires on Jason Babin. He has a high motor, some size and speed. Bet Monte could make him a star in Dallas.
  20. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Too old. This team needs youth. Pass.

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