Cut Crawford sign Zeke

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  1. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    Front load the money this year and lets go already. Get Cooper done too and then franchise Dak next year or if you give him the long term you could franchise Byron and move him for a 2nd round pick.
     
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  2. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    Or cut Crawford in 1-2 years. Hate to say it but we still need the guy...
     
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  3. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Zeke is already scheduled for cap hits of 8 million and 9 million over the next two years, doing an extension won't add much (if any) to the cap.

    The issue isn't cap room, its the two sides agreeing on the numbers.
     
  4. dsturgeon

    dsturgeon Well-Known Member

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    Crawford is a big part of the defense.

    Zeke still has two years on his rookie contract and then franchise options. He can't sit forever
     
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  5. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Keep improving, Pollard, and start making some noise this pre-season and start to the season while staying healthy.
     
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  6. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    Nothing says championship like having 3 of your best players all playing for an organization they feel a disconnect with.

    Just because you have the right to abuse your power doesn’t mean it’s what’s in the best interest of the team.

    I doubt Zeke caught them by surprise. I’m sure Zekes side tried having these conversations before camp started.
     
  7. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    What part is that? Underachieving? Disappointment? Off field troubles? Injured and not practicing?
     
  8. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Heck, you had me at "cut Crawford".
    :thumbup:
     
  9. ItzKelz

    ItzKelz Well-Known Member

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    They do not have to cut Crawford in order to sign Zeke. Rumors are that JJ and SJ do not want to reset the RB market. They have the cap room they just do not want to make Zeke the highest paid RB in the NFL. Which honestly I agree with considering the off the field issues and the potential for more issues. Zeke's comparable is Lev Bell not Todd Gurley
     
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  10. PAPPYDOG

    PAPPYDOG “There were 4 guys open.” -Troy Aikman Zone Supporter

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    Yes Pollard came out of the Gridiron "Heavens" in the 4th round to replace the BEST HB in the NFL.....ya man mxmas to you also!!!
    Stop selling crazy hopes here you've become like one of the fortune tellers with a busted crystal ball....

     
  11. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, if you have to cut some guys or not pay some guys to make it work, Crawford is one of the guys I'm getting rid of. He's a good player I just don't think he's ever really fit our scheme properly.
     
  12. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    He was done a terrible disservice when they drafted him as a 3-4 defensive end and then switched back to the 4-3. He's been a round peg in a square hole ever since. To his credit, the man has done everything he could to do what was best for the team. He just isn't a good fit for this scheme.
     
  13. underdark

    underdark Well-Known Member

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    I agree, Zeke should stop abusing his power!
     
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  14. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    Zeke is replaceable. There, I said it. It’s the most replaceable position in football, which is why it is being devalued. I’m sure the Rams thought they couldn’t replace Gurley last year too, then there was C.J. Anderson.

    Pollard is going to excel behind this offensive line, just watch. If Zeke doesn’t report for week 1, he’s going to lose any negotiating leverage that he has once Pollard goes off for 150 yards rushing in his first career NFL game.
     
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  15. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I agree about running backs ultimately being replaceable, but those are some high expectations for Pollard.
    :omg:
     
  16. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    If you cut someone to pay for Zeke it can’t be a guy with a couple years left on his contract
    The first two years of Zeke new deal won’t add much at all to the cap
    You’d need to cut someone on a long term contract to actually have any effect on a deal for Zeke
    The reality is signing Zeke short term cost very little so cutting someone is not an issue
    More like the ability of signing someone a few years down the road is where the effects would be felt
     
  17. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    While I'm not disagreeing with you but at this point Crawford is somewhat needed still. Unless Taco/Armstrong step it up we are weak at DE until Quinn gets back from suspension and Lawrence is healthy. Haven't heard anything about Crawford being available week 1 as far as health is concern but it's also possible he gets suspended which then it's a moot point anyways.
     
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  18. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree. With that said I think you cut ties there bc 1. we need the cap space and 2. He’s just not a fit. Like you said, he’s made it work admirably. But I think it’s more important that other guys get paid. I have no doubt that Crawford still has value in the league and he’ll get solid money elsewhere.
     
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  19. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I don't see it as "stepping it up" to have to replace a player who has given you zero sacks against starting offensive tackles from RDE for the past two years.

    That's what Crawford has provided while playing the right defensive end position, zero.

    Does anyone want to try to make the argument that zero sacks from your "starting" right defensive end is good for your defense?

    Anyone?
    :huh:
     
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  20. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    His sacks must have came from inside then, could have swore I seen him get a sack on the outside though.
     

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