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  1. 3 minutes ago, Vandy said:

    A lot depends on the player. See Grady Jarrett.

    I thought that he would have at least had 3 very solid mainstays on the line by now. Asides from Grady, who else?  Back in Seattle the had Avril, Bennett, red bryant, i forgot the other guy but they were a solid 4 that contributed. We haven't had any semblance of that at any duration of his time as coach here. I think he is a good coach still working things out and finding his way. I just thought it dline would have been a major strength under him at the minimum. Don't know why that hasn't materialized. 

  2. 2 minutes ago, Vandy said:

    Folks forget Bennett started with Seattle 1st before moving on to Tampa. Key to Bennett’s game is his hands, and he credits Quinn for teaching him how to effectively use them as weapons during his rookie time there.

    Why do you think Quinn hasn't had a much success with the dline compared to Seattle? 

  3. 3 minutes ago, Vandy said:

    Yes. It’s called competition.

    So if he is bad at seeing the edge as a defensive end, doesn't him moving to OLB also require him to also set the edge? Won't that also mean he will have to occasionally play coverage? Do you think he has the athletic profile to make that kind of transition? I don't know much about the guy. 

  4. 3 hours ago, quotemokc said:

    For a start he is 35 in November.

    I suspect we will find out next off season if he wants to play on.

    Best case Mack playes well in 2020 and signs a cap friendly 1 year extension and Hennesyy becomes the starter at LG and eventually moves to C when the time is right.

    I'm just afraid of the transition similar to when we let Todd McClure go before confirming Peter Konz was the person for the job. I hate that TD puts us in this position too often when it comes to the trenches. 

    I would like to extend Mack for 2 more years so he can honestly battle for the spot his second year. That way we know what we have in case we need to go the FA route again.  Now all our hopes are pinned on the unknown without room for error.

  5. 1 hour ago, octoslash said:

    I'll take a QB with a brain and an average arm over physical superiority every day of the week and twice on Sunday. 

    Jamarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf had cannons.

    We've been stuck with Matt Ryan for the past dozen years.   

    What rotten luck.  

    So there is no such thing as physical superiority with a average brain? Ben Roethlisberger, Pat Mahommes, DeShaun Watson? I like how you guys use extremes to prop Ryan. I don't think anyone is saying he sucks. Just that this area of his game is a weakness.

    I wish he had a coordinator that excel in intermediate and short passing game. Shanahan was the only coordinator he ever had that was perfect for Ryan. 

    I can't imagine what Julio numbers would look like with Big Ben and Pat. QBs that can get the most out of his talents. 

  6. On 4/5/2020 at 1:45 PM, jazzyburrell said:

    I actually think Rico’s best fit for us Is Nickel!

    I agree and also like him as the 3rd and long strong safety. I thought him taking over for keanu was really impactful. I think his limited range worked better for him covering half of the field or less and allowed him to make more plays on the ball than at single high. 

    We definitely need a true free safety moving forward. I really don't know what kazee is honestly. Maybe he puts it all together next year because he has gone from Manuel to Raheem Morris and that secondary coach that resigned. I'm not sure he has had time to get settled in to a real role. Hopefully Morris can help him put it together to be worth a roster spot. 

    I hope we select a free safety in the 1st and maybe another a 3rd day prospect that can push kazee for that back up spot. 

  7. 7 hours ago, Knight of God said:

    Looks like we’re moving on. Hopefully from mediocrity completely 

    Now im wishing we could have been the ones that had traded for Calais Campbell instead.  We would have been set with him and Fowler on our team now. 


    Now this puts even more pressure on TD to be near perfect in the draft. 

  8. 11 hours ago, Francis York Morgan said:

    Also, it's looking less likely, but if the Jags are really braindead enough to cut Calais Campbell since they're cap strapped and need to pay Ngakoue and have other holes, we need to throw the kitchen sink at him.

    I wholeheartedly agree. I am hoping for this. It will be a nightmare to pair him with Jarrett. God I hope this happens. 

  9. 1 minute ago, Knight of God said:

    I’ll say DBs early. I’m not as hyped about the DL in this draft as others are. I see some good ones though. CB is thin and not s severe need IMO unless we are offloading Trufant. Edge is weak, DT has about 4 or 5, LB is thin. Fact is, we are going to miss out on some good safeties and the board will applaud. We will likely grab DT, LB, and CB and you will see the same as has been.

    Are there any dline you like in FA. I am a huge fan of Calais Campbell. I think him next to Grady will be more terrifying for our defense in the sense that it will make Takk and whomever we draft opposite of him look competent.

  10. 51 minutes ago, Ovie_Lover said:

    S, WR, DT, got some CBs, and RB.

    Couple nasty OL guys with potential but nothing sure thing.

    Couple LBs that could be game wreckers if used right.


    Which safeties and DL do you have in mind? Do you think we should get our playmakers in FA instead? If so, who would you target? I have a feeling we will at least bring in a high priced defensive FA for the first time. 

  11. 19 hours ago, vel said:

    I just don't see him being valuable enough for the teams in the top 10 to want him that early. 

    He's not a top five pick type of guy, so we're talking the #6-10 group of:


    For the type of cover 2 defense Morris will be deploying, do we still need a true strong safety? 

  12. Excellent write up OP! To be honest, I hope we go boom or bust to get Calais Campbell. I wanted him when he was leaving Arizona and still want him now. I think him being paired up with Grady will make Takk adrian Cominsky and whomever we draft look above average. If it means letting Hooper go, im not shedding tears.

    It's amazing that the staff has been able to get solid results from the defense with the little amount of cap allocated to that side of the ball. When they get their act together they play like a top 5 or top 10 defense.  Yet with all the money the offense consumes, with the exception of Kyle's time here, they always underperform. That's why I don't mind losing Hooper. I think we are much closer to being elite on the defensive side of the ball in terms of performance and team impact than on offense despite it having elite talent. Let's tip the cap balance towards the defense for once under Quinn and get him some game changers for once. 

    Im tired of trying to get every toy and every thing perfect for Ryan. Let's get this team a defense that can be carried by game changers. 

  13. 5 minutes ago, Francis York Morgan said:

    He can play all over. With his range and ball skills, I'd prefer him at FS, but against some of the better TEs we face next year I'd have him man up. Great blitzer too. Truly versatile and a terrific leader by all accounts. He and Chaisson are the lifeblood of that defense.

    Do you think he has the patience to play single high? I also think raheem Morris taking over the defense, he might prefer having 2 interchangeable safeties instead of strictly a box and free safety like in Dan's regular scheme.

    I think Rico showed well at strong safety last season. His play recognition is excellent and made more impact there. I don't know what to make of kazee but I think he is a better safety than corner. Who do you think Delpit replaces? 

  14. 16 hours ago, Knight of God said:

    He’s powerful and has freak height weight measurables, he has decent awareness and has run down quite a few RBs. Bama has lined him up at LB more than once.

    Hes inconsistent. 

    He’s not polished and won’t splash year one, but would be a good addition. Can also play end in both the 3-4 and 4-3.

    Thanks. For comparison sakes, would he be a younger version of what we have in Bailey?

  15. 3 hours ago, Ovie_Lover said:

    **** that's hot. 

    Maybe now just maybe this will shut up all the "run the ball to win" ****. 

    Run the ball to close out the game sure but this isnt madden. You cant just run down people's throats.

    Sure would have been nice for Shanahan to run the ball to seal the victory in the 4th quarter of the superbowl though. What variables played in to him calling pass plays with an injury riddled offensive line that held up enough to help Matt get us to field goal range few times? 

    Side note: I will welcome Shanahan with open arms without hesitation. Best coordinator Matt has ever had. 

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