Just living the dream of a college kid wanting to be something
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He has extremely quick feet, fluid hips, and excels in closing speed.
However, he does have issues with strong initial jam from the line and it affects his press coverage. I'd like to see him be a bit more physical and not give up too easily against offensive lineman when blocking on screens but that can be coached. 3-4th round prospect and I'd bite in a heartbeat. Love his pedigree.
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You know, I wonder if we already have a unique TE prospect on our roster... I almost forgot about DeAngelo Peterson.
6'3, 243 - Pass catching TE who needs some work on his blocking skills but plays like a WR...
Anyone know much about this kid? Is he focused on the field? He looks like a physical freak but that doesn't always amount to anything.
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Normally, I wouldn't advocate for this type of FA signing. But, this little comment by Ozzie Newsome completely changed my view of as Ed Reed as a FA prospect. I think it would invaluable for a young group of Ss to be lead by Ed Reed. The way he sees the game, the way he watches film, the way he reads alignments, formations and splits. Imo Ed Reed would be the perfect mentor to a SAF we draft in the 2nd/3rd round.Originally Posted by Ozzie Newsome
Grant Paulsen regarding Fred Davis' potential cap hit for 2013:
FYI: If #Redskins franchise Fred Davis again they'll have to pay him 120% of the '12 tag (about $6.5M). Big cap # for a cap-strapped team.
"It was like he was Jason on 'Friday the 13th' -- man just wouldn't go down," - Honolulu bar patron on Trent Williams being tasered and smashed over the head with a champagne bottle.
No way would I ever even contemplate franchising Freddy D after that injury... Plenty out there who will come cheaper IMO.
He takes a cap/team friendly 2-year max contract with incentives or peace be with him.
DG - Only way I agree with Ed Reed coming here is exactly what Ozzie said, to coach... and that's it. I think if we resign Meriweather, we've already got the vet player to coach up the Safeties through his experience.
We've already got the motivational speaker in Fletcher.
I also think Will Davis is way faster than mid 4.5's. He's got major struggles against deep routes, but it's not speed issues. It's footwork and getting turned around that's screwing him.
I didn't think franchising Davis was ever a necessity anyway. He isn't a high priced guy that we're dying to keep but can't agree to terms on because he wants to be over paid. Rather, he's a former high priced guy who we were dying to keep but didn't want to commit to because of a drug issue. Now he's a decently priced guy who we'd like to keep but are reluctant to commit money into because of a serious injury. The plan with Davis is simple.
Call him into the office. Sit him and and explain that the injury is something serious that we want to be the focal point of his offseason, but stress that we WANT him in burgundy and gold. Then offer him the average of the number 6-10 most expensive contracts for tight ends for 2-3 years. Essentially say to him "We think you can be a top 5 guy, but there are some issues that make it difficult for us to pay you like one. One of them is the injury, another is the cap hit. However, we'd like to give you the benefit of the doubt and pay you like you're top 10, just not top 5. However, we'd like to keep it a short deal because we know both parties are interested in reassessing things based on how well you come back from injury and how we bounce back from the cap penalty."
If he takes it, great. We got a good price for a good player. If he doesn't, then he tests the market. Likely no one will offer him a better deal, but maybe they do. If they do, then good for them. They can over pay and take the risk on a bum achilles. If they don't, we'll welcome him with open arms. The important thing is not to burn bridges.
On another note, everyday that goes by I wonder if Orakpo will ever be the same... an injury to the upper part of the body is crucial to his position where offensive lineman are constantly sticking him in the chest. I'm one of the biggest Orakpo fans out there but I'm not to sure he'll ever be 100%.
It seems all too often this injury is one of the most nagging.
Of recent experience, Jackson Jeffcoat of UT was out for Spring training with a torn pectoral... When he came back 'healthy' for the 2012 season against Oklahoma, he ruptured his pectoral and was out for the entire 2012 season after.
I have a ton of faith in Rob Jackson but i'd almost be jumping at the bit to sign a 3-4 OLB pass rusher like Manny Lawson. I have no idea what we have in Vic So'oto but we all saw the incredible drop in QB pressures this year.
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Lawson is graded as +1.1 in pass rushing and +8.1 against the run... i'd say he's done fairly well... Pass rushing isn't always about the sack total. Although his 18 in his career is decent. He wasn't always playing linebacker in the schemes either. He certianly has the athletic ability... He needs to be back in the 3-4.
He ran a 4.43 as well which is just absolutely freakish for his position. In the right scheme, I fully expect Manny Lawson to dominate.
But again, this is only for insurance purposes if we feel like Orakpo is glass now. Who's to tell what his future holds.
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The Miami Herald confirms that CB Sean Smith is likely to reach free agency without a deal in place with the Dolphins.
Smith and his agent are using Jason McCourty's six-year, $43 million contract as a baseline in negotiations, and plugged-in columnist Armando Salguero considers that too pricey even for the cap-rich Dolphins. Per Salguero, the Fins view Smith as more of a "good player" as opposed to a "game changer or playmaker." Jan 25 - 1:16 PM
Source: Miami Herald
NFL defensive coaches have been unimpressed by Leonard Hankerson's ability to create separation through Hankerson's first two NFL seasons.
Hankerson is blessed with great size and massive hands, but his 2012 performance was incredibly inconsistent both on the field and in the box score. He typically only got open when play-action gave him room to run downfield. Beat writer John Keim says he'd still "strongly bet" on 24-year-old Hankerson improving in his third season. We'll keep tabs on him this spring and summer. Jan 25 - 2:01 PM
Source: Washington Examiner
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That's strange... Dolphins are on thin ice with their FA's... They have some good ones on Chris Clemons, Jake Long, Randy Starks, Anthony Fasano, Brian Hartline, Sean Smith, to name a few off the top of my head.. They may need to reconsider their approach and settle now before the bidding wars begin and they are left with scrap heap players.
The Bengals just signed Aaron Maybin. That should tell you something about what they think of Lawson.
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