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#1 One Star

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

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#2 Cowboyway6

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:36 PM

Jeeesh why? At this point if need be,just draft one. Its a deep draft.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:46 PM

Jeeesh why? At this point if need be,just draft one. Its a deep draft.

 

Because we have to shop in the bargain bin for defenders.  The ones we draft don't pan out, the ones we pay underperform.  It's the bargains that we actually get a little value out of.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:05 PM

Because we have to shop in the bargain bin for defenders.  The ones we draft don't pan out, the ones we pay underperform.  It's the bargains that we actually get a little value out of.

Sad, but true. Plus, how many starters can we draft in a single year? He would be a cheap camp body at worst. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:08 PM

in 2014 he had 105 tackles.... holy cow. Looks similar to that hard to replace tackles we lost from Church.....lol


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:10 PM

Is Blanton any good is the real question.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:14 PM

in 2014 he had 105 tackles.... holy cow. Looks similar to that hard to replace tackles we lost from Church.....lol

That was the only year he started. If he's still that guy then he could definitely contribute.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:16 PM

Jeeesh why? At this point if need be,just draft one. Its a deep draft.

We need a SS capable of starting, looks like there are about 4 in this draft that I would be ok penciling them in for Day one and two of them figure to be top 10-15 picks

 

Unless we want to put ourselves in that position of taking a top 50 player at #28, we need to at least head into the draft with numbers, this would be 4 safeties.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:20 PM

we should pick Newman back up, he's only 39 or 40 years old.. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:36 PM

Newman is still under contract and playing well with Zimmer in Minnesota



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:36 PM

we should pick Newman back up, he's only 39 or 40 years old.. 

 

Too late, the Vikings already resigned him.  He's 38 and still playing very well considering his age. 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:37 PM

An upgrade over Wilcox.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:40 PM

I rather Cowboy sign Zack Brown LB who was with the BIlls last year, he had 149 Tackles and had 4.28 speed for a LB once


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:51 PM

Sad, but true. Plus, how many starters can we draft in a single year? He would be a cheap camp body at worst.


What I find most interesting is people will come up with excuses for why our big draft picks and high dollar players don't perform, yet seem to have higher expectations of the JAGs we need to sign at bargain basement prices.

The JAGs get the blame, the players soaking up resources requiring JAGs to begin with get the excuses.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:53 PM

Look this guy is not going to break the bank at all.. Would not prevent drafting one and cutting him if a rookie was better..


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:05 AM

why not just pick up some cheap guy from the CFL. 


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:28 AM

I'd prefer Matt Elam or Aaron Williams

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:30 AM

Due diligence. We're short on DBs. Good chance we sign a veteran cheap before the draft so that we can draft according to our board instead of out of need. 


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Dead cap money is *dead*. It's not resurrected by keeping a guy on the team and paying him a salary this year, it is only pushed off onto a future year, and now you've added this year's salary to his cumulative cap hit. 


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:33 AM

What I find most interesting is people will come up with excuses for why our big draft picks and high dollar players don't perform, yet seem to have higher expectations of the JAGs we need to sign at bargain basement prices.

The JAGs get the blame, the players soaking up resources requiring JAGs to begin with get the excuses.

Maybe some do. I hate how we went through some years where it seemed we were getting more players in RFA than we were from the draft. 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:33 AM

Jeeesh why? At this point if need be,just draft one. Its a deep draft.

 

I totally agree with you!

 

Don;t get a old guy....have him have to leave in 2 years.....and we be right back where we started!

 

Draft a young guy and we can coach him up and have him here for a long time






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