News: Scout’s Eye: Quick Look At Newly-Acquired DE Rayford

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  1. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Looks promising and the scouts have been doing their homework.

    IRVING, Texas – Scout’s Eye takes a look at newly-acquired Caesar Rayford from the Indianapolis Colts:

    Caesar Rayford
    DE, (6-7, 265)

    Games Viewed: Preseason 2013: Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns

    Played as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the Colts scheme. Has a different build physically in that he is so long. On tape he looks like he has a short upper body and all legs. Extreme arm length at 36” and you see him use them to his advantage. Majority of his work was seen with his hand on the ground. Has a nice initial take off. Showed some quickness for an inside move against the Bills for a tackle for loss.

    When he gets his hands inside, he can buy himself some separation. Was able to keep Justin Pugh of the Giants off his body and beat him around the corner. On the play he brought down David Carr with one hand. In the same game, he was able to get push up the field with one arm extended in the chest of guard James Brewer who is still is on the Giants active roster. Like his quickness for a player so tall. When he wants to get a jump off the line, he can do it. Was able to break down Joe Thomas of the Browns twice, which surprised me. Was able to physically hold up at the point of attack but needs to get rid of the blocker quicker as well. When he stays down, is when he does his best work. When upright, he is no good to anyone.

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  2. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    This glowing analysis makes you wonder why the Colts parted with him. Here's a question for the Xs and Os crowd: His weakness is not playing well when upright. Will he stay down in our 4-3?
  3. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Yes. 4-3 DEs play down - 3 pt stance, while 3-4 OLBs play up - 2 pt stance.
  4. DC Cowboy

    DC Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    One year in a NFL weight program may do him a world of good. Let's hope he can contribute with our DE rotation.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Sounds like a potentially good pickup.

    Certainly a guy who could play some snaps in relief of either Spencer or Ware.
  6. Oh_Canada

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    Broaddus seems to think the Colts just didn't see him as a great fit in the 3-4 even though his play warranted a spot on the 53. His best work was done while his hand was in the ground, which if true bodes well for him in this system.

    Love the fact his motor seems to be running all the time, with his physical skills that usually translates into a productive player as long the scheme fits.
  7. Staubacher

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    I like the law firm of Cohen, Bass and Rayford
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  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Love reading that. Reminds me of the way Jimmy used to rotate DL in and out to keep them fresh.
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  9. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Let's see if he can play. Sounds like the Stork.
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Loved that. Helped a lot that they were very very good. :)
  11. Screw The Hall

    Screw The Hall Well-Known Member

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    Love the long arms. That's a good place to start for a pass rusher. I like the potential here.
  12. iceman117

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    Sounds good, he can make windows small for the QB by getting those long arms up if he can penetrate. Feeling good about this kids potential and working with Marinelli
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  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Colts fans are pissed they let him go.

    We might get lucky with this player.
  14. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    Another pass rusher is always welcome. I'm tired of seeing guys stone-walled and the opposing QB throwing the ball leisurely.

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