atljbo Posted January 22, 2012 Share Posted January 22, 2012 I want Curtis Lofton to be resigned but lets have a tough discussion.LB's in Lofton's group is making around 7 mil a year.. TD may pull off a miracle falcon happy signing... But lets say Lofton price is 7 mil a year...Also include the fact that it sound like Coach Nolan will ant to run more 5 DB's packages (Stephen Nicholas and Spoon are our best pass coverage LB's.. Also Adkins showing signs of life now)Its hard to think about it but would you let him walk ?Let me just throw this at you... But like i said i want us to sign Lofton back to a good contract that both parties would be happy.Akeem DentShrine game reporthttp://www.nfl.com/n...ing-shrine-weekGeorgia's Akeem Dent has stood out as the top linebacker on the field this week. As a downhill player, he shows exceptional power and pop on contact. He repeatedly stoned runners in the hole during inside run drills. Although he needs some work in pass coverage, he has the potential to be an effective plugger in a 4-3 scheme.NFL Network’s Charles Davis said to keep an eye on Georgia linebacker Akeem Dent.“He’s a mike linebacker who’s going to play more than tackle to tackle, strong at the point of attack, and he enjoyed a really nice last year at Georgia,” Davis said.By Todd McShayGeorgia LB Akeem Dent (6-2, 238 pounds) has a nice build. He's been great at taking on and shedding blockers. He looks like a 3-4 inside linebacker. He shows some tightness in space, but after seeing him get rid of blockers, he looks perfect for a 3-4 defense.Georgia LB Akeem Dent has shredded this week. He is big and strong and looks the part. He has good instincts and seems to be the most NFL-ready of all these guys. Dent is not a great athlete and fits inside only in a 3-4 scheme, where he can be protected. He needs to keep playing low, but we can see him developing into a good backup or even a solid starter in a 3-4 scheme down the line. So what are you guys thinking ?Lofton is a must SIgn ?Use that money on another position ?Update: This is funny.. As i am typing this... falcoholic wrote this Peace Out Homie: Curtis Lofton Done as a Falcon?http://cdn2.sbnation..._large_tiny.jpg by James Rael on Jan 21, 2012 11:28 PM ESThttp://cdn1.sbnation.com/images/icons/comment.v8c9bafb.png 0 commentshttp://cdn2.sbnation.com/images/icons/story-email.v0de41d4.gif Emailhttp://cdn0.sbnation.com/images/icons/printer.ve30cc85.png PrintKevin C. Cox - Getty ImagesMore photos »Remember when the 49ers sucked and Curtis Lofton was still under contract? Those were the days.In this series, we're making the best of content purgatory rosterbating a bit, projecting whether various free agents will be back in black and red next fall. He's built like a dump truck. He's a founding member of the infamous D Block. And he's been a cornerstone of our defense since 2008. Curtis Tremayne Lofton is an unrestricted free agent, and let's be honest, he'll likely look to secure his financial future with this next contract. Can you blame him? Heck naw!First, before anyone freaks out, let me just say that I fully expect him to be back. But for mitts and wiggles, let's consider why he might not be back. Without further ado, I bring you the top five reasons Curtis Lofton is done as a Falcon:(5) He's too expensiveFour of our defensive starters are free agents, and something has to give. Lofton is a huge asset and you can't replace his leadership. Unfortunately, if TD and company decide pass rush and pass defense are the biggest priorities, then Lofton may find the contract we offer him less-than-ideal. Salary cap space isn't an issue for this team, but you can't have your cake and eat it too.(4) Akeem Dent doesn't suckTo be fair, he didn't play much middle LB this year. Nonetheless, the coaching staff had nothing but positive things to say about the kid, and he's used to playing the Mike.(3) We'll be a 3-4 defense by 2013As you all know, there are no plans to make the switch this year. But that doesn't mean the Falcons brass aren't looking ahead. Lofton - while extremely talented - isn't as valuable in a 3-4 scheme.(2) He's not fast enough to excel in a Nolan-run defenseLofton has a good motor, and when there's no one around to block him, he'll log a sack here and there. But if the Falcons plan to blitz at a higher clip, perhaps they'll look for a middle LB with a bit more speed.(1) Dave's a St. Louis Cardinals fan - and that offends CurtisYou don't offend Curtis.I'm not gonna lie, it'd surprise the you-know-what out of me if they don't re-sign him. None of the aforementioned rationales sway me.Discuss! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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