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head busta from augusta

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  1. JMO on Brooking, but it makes too much sense to keep him next year.

    Either way, cut or keep, his salary is on the books. Keep him & we pay him, cut him and it's a cap hit for the same amount.

    So, worst case, keep Brooking and let it be a legit battle for the starter position on the weak side. If he doesn't win the starting job, then he'll be a backup, and he's still pretty solid for a backup.

    Well I would give Brooking the option of restructiong his contract and adding maybe a year at a reduce rate of coarse or cutting him because by my last count he was in the top five for lbs in pay not play. Either way I believe we already have Brooking's replacement on roster now Nicholas and I am pretty sure we will draft a SS this year so they both maybe gone this offseason.

  2. I truly hope that by the end of the season Houston will have made great strides as a Cover 2 CB because he has all the talent in the world and I think if he can adjust to owning a zone then I would be happy to keep him. My assumption for the mock was that he is at the end of the year what he is now without speculated improvement or regression.

    You don't need HOFers in the Cover 2 at CB. I really like DeAngelo Willingham from Tennessee in the 3rd round in 2009 as a Cover 2 corner. Great size, good speed and great in zone coverage - has a handful of picks this year and a ton of tackles for a CB.

    Dude it took Nnamdi Asomugha, Champ Bailey & Asante Samuels three or more years before the started producing anything and they are the best in the game now. There is no CB in this year or any year that will come in and be a instant impact!

  3. I am not saying Houston is a bust. I am saying he skill set would be better utilized in a defensive scheme that was man-cover oriented as opposed to zone-cover.

    Terrelle Pryor is a spread style QB.

    Matt Stafford is a pro style QB.

    Would either one be good in the other offensive scheme? I don't know, probably not, but definitely not as good as they would be in the scheme they best fit. If they were bad in the wrong scheme does it mean they are a bad QB. No; it just means they are not a good QB in that scheme.

    Same applies for CB Chris Houston in the Cover 2 defense.

    Does the same thing apply?

    If Houston was changing from a Cover2 to man to man I would agree. But cover 2 cb rely more on the scheme than skill sets. That's why teams that play that scheme does not require cb with great skill set. Example our Chevis Jackson best recorded time 4.58 bench 225 only 13 times. You're not suggesting that TD made a mistake with this pick by not look at his measurable are you? Chris Houston recorded 4.32 bench 225 27 times obviously he has the skill just need the experience and the coaching. There is no really value in draft a cb with great skill set because the defense is about the dline and the safeties. Best example is the Bucs and the Bears both play a cover two both have outstanding defense first thing you think about theme is there dline not the corners.

    Not to mention it makes more sense to invest in players we already have on the roster that we know what they bring to the table. Like JA98 this is his first year playing for a real coach, let's give me time to make the adjustment.

    When you team is in the bottom ten as far as getting pressure on the quarterback any quarterback will spread you. Improving our dline will improve our secondary by default. There is no cb in this draft that spells instance hof or pro bowler. Let's just let Coach Smith do his job and watch the game. The season has been a pleasant surprise so far and will on get better. Imagine what a full year of Smith coaching will do for JA98 and Houston. Just be patience.

  4. When will the madness stop first Robby White is a bust, then JA98 now Chris Houston. Please let the hate stop, you would think we would be elated with the success of the team. But you guys love to eat your young. How will you guys question why the experts don't give us respect if we don't respect ourselves by always trying to try our young talent away for guys who has yet to take a snap in the NFL and may not be any better than the guy we currently have on the team.

    Ask Chargers, Packers, Bears, Patriots, Cowboys, Colts and Saint fans if they who like to be in our position now? Who would have thought after 6 weeks we would have a better record than after six weeks than these teams at the begin of the year.

  5. I have a couple of thoughts for the offseason as everyone does please hear a brotha out.

    We are entering the 2nd year of what believe in a three year plan which is working out great so far. So I guess this is my version of a free agency moves I would like for us to make this upcoming season.

    Offseason losses and cuts

    Laywer Milloy

    Simon Fraiser

    Jason Jefferson

    Todd Weiner

    Adam Jennings

    Grady Jackson

    Kindal Moorehead

    Matt Ryan- Just checking you if are paying attention

    Offseason additions and resigns

    Michael Boley Atl OLB-Nothing needed to be said!

    Dominique Foxworth Atl CB-Worth the investment.

    Terrell Suggs Bal DE/OLB-Where do I start, durable, versatile and productive. This movee will finally bring some creditability to the DLine as another person who can apply pressure on the opposite side of Abe.

    Rob Meier Jac DT-Just as productive as Haynes (0.5 less sacks and 70 less tackles in the pass 7 seasons) with a fraction of the starts. A little high in the age but a great pick for the money knows Coach Smith. This sign will allow us to address other area in the draft.

    John Runyan Phi OT-Same as Meier little long in the tooth but great RT for the money with years of experience and again will allow us to address other area in the draft.

    2009 Draft

    1-Round SS Taylor Mays, Myron Rolle or best player available at the position.

    2-Round DT Vince Oghabaase or Terrence Cody.

    3-Round CB Dominique Johnson

    4-Round OG Louis Vasquez

    5-Round DE Nick Reed

    The would the dream draft for our D!

    2009 Draft

    1-Round OLB Brian Crushing Replacement for Brooking

    2-Round DT Vince Oghabaase or Terrence Cody. Runstopper

    3-Round CB Dominique Johnson Big Corner everyone covets

    4-Round SS Otis Wiley Lead the Nation in Int this year

    5-Round DE Nick Reed Top 5 in sacks

  6. Baker was drafted because he was one of the highest ranked OTs, and we were forced to reach for him because people were drafting OTs like there was no tomorrow. I also believe that Baker, in Dimitroff's eyes, was worth a first rounder. I just don't think Dimitroff expected so many tackles being drafted in the first round like that, I was like him and thought Baker would easily drop into the second round.

    So therefore he was still drafting with the philosophy of Best Player Available IMHO.

    If you mean highest being the 6th OT taken off the board then you are right, and even then people thought there were better people on the board like Duane Brown. The reason TD traded up was Baker was the best player at the BIGGEST need. There is no need bigger than Dline now unless Milloy is not resigned. Let me ask you who would you like for us to pick with the first round?

  7. Drafting the best player of a particular position is just stupid. If we had that theory in mind when we were drafting, we'd probably be the last placed team every year. We have to draft the best player available each round. Especially the first. You're telling me you would pass up on someone like Michael Oher in the first round just because the best defensive tackle is available?

    Is it stupid? I think it is TD's philosophy to draft the best player that fit our scheme at the position with biggest need. Example of that is S. Baker, how did that turn out?

    http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-bl...roff_draft.html

    As of right now that is Dline! Last year was one of our biggest need because we were considering take Dorsey last year and theme this year we need a DT. If we can get a run stopping DT in the second I am all for it. We have two CB Von Hutchins and Foxworth can help improve our secondary not to mention there are decent talent graded in the third. Dominique Johnson & Kevin Barnes just to mention 2.

  8. The offensive line did a great job today, but there's always room for improvement with offensive linemen. In our case, I think we should address the right tackle position and center position. McClure's armor is kind of getting rusty, and I think Clabo will be much suited for the right guard position.

    Keep in mind Foster is coming back and I addressed the RG position in the draft with Louis Vasquez. He has not given up a sack in 1.5 years and is mountain of a man for run blocking.

  9. So any minds changed after today's win. Oline looked great did not give up any sacks to one of the better defense, JA98 was outstanding and it looks like we will be picking in the later half of the draft. My thoughts is to still address the DLine (NT) or a SS in the first round.

  10. Maybe I didn't explain well. What I meant was to just not lock onto a position at each round, for example, don't think we HAVE to take a SS in round 1 if you think that is our biggest need. That's how you end up making mistakes in the draft.

    I do agree with the TD philosophy, the way I like to say it is that we should draft the best player available at a position of need. For an example, let's say we rated Taylor Mays the #11 guy in this draft, Myron Rolle the #15 and William Moore the #28. Now lets say we have the #13 pick and Mays goes at #10, so we just miss him and Rolle goes at #12, so we just miss them. Do we stick with taking a SS & draft the #28 guy on our board? I would hope not. We've got plenty of need positions still to fill. We can use another CB, TE, OL, & DT. On our board, we have Vontae Davis, CB at #14, Andre Smith at #12, and Terrence Cody at #15, all still available. Wouldn't it make more sense to draft one of them than Moore who is the next SS? That's all I was saying there.

    Not to mention that Moore by many experts grade better as a NFL SS than Mays and Rolle. So I don't think it would be that big of a drop off with any of the three. Either way we will have a great SS if we draft in the first round.

  11. Maybe I didn't explain well. What I meant was to just not lock onto a position at each round, for example, don't think we HAVE to take a SS in round 1 if you think that is our biggest need. That's how you end up making mistakes in the draft.

    I do agree with the TD philosophy, the way I like to say it is that we should draft the best player available at a position of need. For an example, let's say we rated Taylor Mays the #11 guy in this draft, Myron Rolle the #15 and William Moore the #28. Now lets say we have the #13 pick and Mays goes at #10, so we just miss him and Rolle goes at #12, so we just miss them. Do we stick with taking a SS & draft the #28 guy on our board? I would hope not. We've got plenty of need positions still to fill. We can use another CB, TE, OL, & DT. On our board, we have Vontae Davis, CB at #14, Andre Smith at #12, and Terrence Cody at #15, all still available. Wouldn't it make more sense to draft one of them than Moore who is the next SS? That's all I was saying there.

    Wasn't that the case in this years draft with Baker? He graded in the second round but we traded up to the first round to make sure we got a LT that fit our system because he was the best player available by our standards. If you look at my free agent signings we addressed the Dline and the Oline so they are not as big of need. We don't need a TE Pelle and Hartsock will be more than enough to go without addressing. Now CB we draft two last year signed and traded for about a million last offseason so I can't see us draft one in the first round this year. We have two that may have starting material in Foxworth and Von Hutchins that will act as new signings because they really haven't played significant time this season. That only leaves SS if Milloy with not be resigned.

  12. No way in **** Cody falls in to round two, My personal opinion is Mays is over rayed and although there is the arguement about the bend but don't break defence i would onlyp draft him if we where in the very late teens , he would probably do better by staying in school for another year as this draft is very deep at S, Johnson is a good pick for round three big physical corner is what we need

    Cody may or may not be available hence the other choice Vince Oghabaase. I do think Cody will be available at around 42 -50 because he is in not in the top 40 as prospects in this years draft. Plus there is questions about him maintaining his weight.

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