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Signs are KOG that with McNeill coming in for a visit something positive will happen soon I hope they at least get this guy we need it badly.

I to am a little more comfortable about Abe being resigned even though I was against keeping him at 34 I guess the lack of the development of Sidbury and Ray's under production last year left the FO no choice.I still think Mike Nolan has a job on his hands upfront though.

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Signs are KOG that with McNeill coming in for a visit something positive will happen soon I hope they at least get this guy we need it badly.

I to am a little more comfortable about Abe being resigned even though I was against keeping him at 34 I guess the lack of the development of Sidbury and Ray's under production last year left the FO no choice.I still think Mike Nolan has a job on his hands upfront though.

We actually look at age too much man. Technology and conditioning has made these guys better and Abraham could have had a better year but our defense wasn't made to get sacks or really even hurry the QB so much as to drop back in coverage and wait. We'll be better.

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We actually look at age too much man. Technology and conditioning has made these guys better and Abraham could have had a better year but our defense wasn't made to get sacks or really even hurry the QB so much as to drop back in coverage and wait. We'll be better.

KOG when people get injured in there twilight years of there career's its a fact they take longer to heal.This groin injury Abe has been carrying for how many years is a worry to me.

I agree though if i see a DE drop back into coverage this year AAAARRGGHHHH...They should be coming down hill and hitting people preferably QB's.

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I'd take McNeil, Anthony Collins, or Demetrius Bell. We get any of those 3, and I'll call this offseason a success, although getting McClure back, or picking up a Center would help.

I think our LT/RG/Center situation was dire enough to necessitate an overpaid FA like Nicks or Grubbs.

If we get one of those FA LTs, and maybe grab a guard or center with the 2nd or 3rd pick, I'll relax a great deal.

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Nolan and abe reunited! Nolan was abes dc when abe was drafted by the jets in 2000 so he should be looking forward to getting back with him.and for those that didnt know the dline coach ray hamilton was nolans dline coach for the jets in 2000 to that is why when most of you wanted him fired when nolan got here I knew he was staying cause him and nolan have history so this will be a three way reunion between abe nolan and hamilton. I posted those facts before when I said abe was coming back.

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KOG when people get injured in there twilight years of there career's its a fact they take longer to heal.This groin injury Abe has been carrying for how many years is a worry to me.

I agree though if i see a DE drop back into coverage this year AAAARRGGHHHH...They should be coming down hill and hitting people preferably QB's.

That is true, but I didn't start having healing issues until this year myself. Will be 37 next week. I quit playing football about 3 or 4 yrs ago because I needed more time to do other things and was still running a 4.5 at the time. Moss is still running a 4.3 and hasn't had many injuries himself. Then in case Abe should go down we still have Sidbury. To me that's not the worst it could be. It could be Mark Anderson with a side of Sidbury.

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Let's wait until he's coached up a bit.

I haven't said much here. All of his combine results show a little beast in him and the fact that he supposedly has a meanstreak, that could be good. I hope that Pat Hill is as good as he is said to be. Signing Abe makes me wonder about the draft now. It makes it more intriguing especially with Grimes only getting franchised.

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Re-signing Abe frees us up to increase the snaps of Sid, Beirmann and Cliff Matthews without 'selling the farm' on thier abilities. I like all three players and believe that one or more will step up big time under Nolan with another year of experience under thier belts. I just dont want to trust the entire season to them. Abe, i trust. We just need to limit his snap counts, especially early in the season, and use him as a pass rush specialist instead of a three down lineman like years past.

This should make the "we need to keep Abe" fans, and the "we need to go young" guys both happy.

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That is true, but I didn't start having healing issues until this year myself. Will be 37 next week. I quit playing football about 3 or 4 yrs ago because I needed more time to do other things and was still running a 4.5 at the time. Moss is still running a 4.3 and hasn't had many injuries himself. Then in case Abe should go down we still have Sidbury. To me that's not the worst it could be. It could be Mark Anderson with a side of Sidbury.

37 your lucky to be still playing that long my sporting career finished at 32 it was a case of the body just broke down and now I'm at the age of 42 tell myself I can still go a game of Rugby a year for the last 10 but the body tells me different the mind is willing but the body nah.

I hope this isn't the case with Abe and his persistent injury issue's as I feel this is a very risky resigning but again with limited options I guess the FO were in a corner who else was there.I'm hoping for the best though with regards to Abe and how he goes this season.

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37 your lucky to be still playing that long my sporting career finished at 32 it was a case of the body just broke down and now I'm at the age of 42 tell myself I can still go a game of Rugby a year for the last 10 but the body tells me different the mind is willing but the body nah.

I hope this isn't the case with Abe and his persistent injury issue's as I feel this is a very risky resigning but again with limited options I guess the FO were in a corner who else was there.I'm hoping for the best though with regards to Abe and how he goes this season.

Yeah my time ended at about 34 cause I had other things to do, but I am just now starting to feel it although I am still in pretty good shape.

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We actually look at age too much man. Technology and conditioning has made these guys better and Abraham could have had a better year but our defense wasn't made to get sacks or really even hurry the QB so much as to drop back in coverage and wait. We'll be better.

I too believe that our scheme limited our sacks as much as anything. Is there something wrong with every DE we played? (minus Abe at times) Or were they not being put in a position to succeed? (my theory, time will tell)

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...Abraham could have had a better year but our defense wasn't made to get sacks or really even hurry the QB so much as to drop back in coverage and wait. We'll be better.

Think this applies to the entire defense as well. Add in the emphasis on stopping the run and you have a D that works well in college but gets eaten alive on 3rd down by NFL QBs.

One of the reasons I'm so hopeful about the Nolan hire is because I think TD has been drafting players for a more aggressive scheme and BVG was scheming a conservative game with them.

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