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Peerless Price

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Teague31, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Crumpler might be catching his passes, but Finneran isn't. The last two years his reception totals are 23 and 26.

    Its hard to believe that 26-27 would be heavy deterioration years. That's when most WR's hit their prime.
  2. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    I decided not to link the thread till this is official.

    I posted getting Price a ways back and the mass went bonkers against. Solid add if the money is right - better than Morgan.

    Dude has YAC.
  3. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    With the age and injury histories of our starters, i definitely think Price is worth a look with his history with Bledsoe.
  4. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Aside from Vick, part of Price's problem in Atlanta is that he's a bad fit for the system that Jim Mora has put in. They're running a WC Offense, and Price is a vertical WR who likes to go down the field.
  5. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    He has been a MAJOR disappointment in Atlanta, and the issue is he cannot beat defenders..cannot separate.

    There is a reason ATL appears to be giving up on him..either his separation skills have deteriorated or Moulds made him.

    I'l take Crayton.
  6. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    I'll take Crayton and Price.
  7. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    He's been a major disappointment with Atlanta, because they paid out the nose for him. The Cowboys shouldn't need to. If he can't seperate, then he has no business having a 95 catch, 1250 yard season ... Eric Moulds isn't that good. Josh Reed hasn't come anywhere close to those numbers playing opposite of Eric Moulds.

    The problem is he's in a bad offensive system for his skillset with a QB who can't hit a WR on a sideline route.

    I wasn't aware that Crayton was going anywhere. I certainly haven't seen it suggested in this thread. Bringing in Price would mean Copper, Crowder or Morgan would lose a roster spot. I don't believe any of the three are indispensible.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Insurance. Good idea. I think with Morgan he would round out a very potent fivesome.

    Downside is possibly losing Cooper and Crowder who could turn the corner after another year of seasoning.

    I like the idea at a good price for Price.
  9. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Won't happen. Like Corey Simon, Price thinks of himself, along with his agent as a top flight player and will command a big contract. I will go ahead and dismiss Price as a potential WR in Dallas.
  10. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Blame it all on Vick if you like, but Price's issue is a lack of physicality..he wilts at contact.

    Also, the system in ATL is not suited to him because the lead receivers MUST block there, and he can't or won't.

    No way Parcells brings him here. He's got a sub par blocker in Glenn but one who tries, and manages to get open.

    Tuna might not always get KJ blocking talent, but he won't put up with Price, so it's moot.

    If Bill were looking for a sidelines racer with a limited game, he would have kept Joey.
  11. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Product knowledge

    Somewhere Bledsoe and Parcells have had a discussion on Peerless Price................. I guarantee you that.
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I suspect you are right. Maybe the Bledsoe connection along with the kick in the gut he's gotten will soften him some for perhaps an incentive contract attractive enough. Soothe his ego and still be a bargain.

    I'm beginning to have some hopes for this team. We don't have real WR depth. And I like experience. Esp if it has been successful in the past. I think there is chemistry between Bledsoe and Price.

    Hopefully Price might even give his ole buddy a call. If there is any chemistry then perhaps this has a chance.

    But I won't die if he goes elsewhere. There will be other vets cut as well.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    You know, I am really sorry that our attending a football game without you hurts your feelings o bad. Can you ever forgive us?

    :rolleyes:

    Mikey doesn't have a noodle arm. That's an insult to noodle arms everywhere.

    :grin:
  14. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/falcons/0805/30falcons.html

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/custom/blogs/falcons/entries/2005/08/29/decision_time_n.html

    Doesn't seem like that much of a bad apple to me. Especially compared to Terry and Keyshawn's track record with their previous teams.

    If Price and his agent got a big, #1 WR contract before, its because someone offered it to him. What is he supposed to do? Turn it down? In the end, Price will get for his next contract exactly what he got in his last contract ... whatever the market offers him. I just don't think there will be much market for him a week to go before the season, which means he should come at a good bargain.
  15. Nors

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    Its all in fun, as you like to say. You gave the material - some ran with it! :p:
  16. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Nors, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking. Remember they had an interview with Bledsoe on ESPN a week or so ago, and Bledsoe mentioned he and Parcells talk a lot and Parcells actually listens to him some now, unlike when he was young.

    Price is worth a looksee. And this does not jeopardize Crayton's position at all. Just gives us depth. I would take Price over Morgan and keep Crowder. But Crowder can go to the practice squad if need be. Chances are no one is going to pick him up. He doesn't really have a position...and a lot of teams already have their special teams gunner already.
  17. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Yah, and it went like this:

    Tuna: I know you had some luck with him in Buffalo, but can be block?

    Drew: Err, no Bill, he's kinda the shy and retiring type. But we do have Key.

    Tuna: I understand in Atlanta Dez White isn't much of a receiver but he won a spot over Peerless because he does block..and this Jenkins kid..he looks like the same type as Price but they're going with him instead of Peerless..hmm, wonder why they drafted him after all the bucks they paid to PP...

    Drew: Well PP does have that rep of being a sloppy route runner. That's why they call him "Worthless" at Flowery Branch.

    Tuna: So what happened in 02 that Price caught all those passes?

    Drew: Gee, Bill, that was when Kev Gilbride's timing O had them all stymied that first half of the year, before they started flooding the zones and it all fell apart. Eric was getting so much attention I could just play catch with Peerless.

    Tuna: Thanks Drew. Maybe we'll see when ATL releases him but he better be a demon on specials.

    Drew: Uh.
  18. InmanRoshi

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    And Parcells also admitted earlier in camp that its no secret that the Cowboys are going to need a WR in the not-too-distant future, but the opportunity did not present itself in the offseason. As a group they have not advanced since camp started. The emergence of Crayton only counterbalances the regression of Morgan and Copper.
  19. InmanRoshi

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    Really? Kevin Gilbride made Peerless a 95 catch, 1250 yard WR?

    Wow, I had no idea he was that good.

    95 catches, 1250 yards ... in just half a year, no less.

    Anyone who's available in cuts was beat out by someone else ... or else were deemed to expensive for their role ... that's why they were cut and available in thefirst place.

    If that alone means they're incapable of providing depth or an upgrade, then I'm going to assume you believe the final roster announced on Monday simply can not be improved upon. That's a pretty optimistic outlook.
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    This is from about 6 weeks ago.........

    CBS Sportsline reports the Falcons have decided to keep Peerless Price in the
    starting lineup and give him a chance to redeem himself after two unproductive
    seasons. The report also says "there are some inside the Falcons building who
    think Price has been open more than his numbers indicate. That means Michael
    Vick hasn't used him enough." We were hearing rumors that Price was a candidate
    to be released before camp begins July 25th - possibly because of an inoperable
    retinal condition in his eye. But releasing him would cost the Falcons $5.7
    million against the cap next season because the remaining cap figure from his
    $10 million signing bonus would accelerate.

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