07-01-2013, 09:13 PM #11
All that said, finding a way to sign them all would be a great outcome...I just don't see it. I think KWill and BRob are the odd men out - sadly. I think JA will be a focus, but, all of these points are based on a point in time and obviously subject to performance, and, the market.
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07-02-2013, 02:48 PM #12Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
07-02-2013, 02:55 PM #13
JA resigns. Keeps the RDE spot. Griff resigns. Moves to LDE. Better suited than Rob. Like Ray Edwards, who added extra weight to move out there, I think Rob is going to start to break down a bit. Might even see that start mid to later part of this year.
Keep Guion, Lose Evans Resign Kdubb and draft one more kid next year. That would leave you with the following to mix and match and work in as a rotation.....
RDE - JA/ Johnson/Rookie
3 TEch - Kdub/Ballard/Shariff
1 Tech - Guion/Baker/Dawkins/Rookie
LDE - Griff/Jackson/ReedMany many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
07-02-2013, 03:47 PM #14
Evans is a low cost rotational player (like Guion and Ballard) that could easily be replaced. He probably performed better than Guion though if you actually compared the two in 2012 and he came at half the cost. Guion did take quite a few more snaps.
But what I really want to know is why in the hell do you have our newly acquired warpig penciled in as a 3 technique....looks like yet another markup on the ol' Marrdro vocabulary spreadsheet.
Warpig -- big butted, 2 gap, hole stuffing monster. Any interior DL, just like using the word warpig.
I saw confusion coming, so felt compelled to edit. When we drafted Floyd, you proclaimed him the warpig we needed. When I questioned whether Floyd could really be categorized as a warpig (1-technique), you assured that he was.
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07-02-2013, 05:15 PM #15
Much of that stems from the fact that it was Smiths rookie year and he looked damn good for a rookie while JS was in his 4th year and by your own standard that is when they should be hitting on all cylinders or reaching the top of their game. I would expect by his 4th year Smith will be significantly better than JS was this year and just like Smith this year was light years better than JS was his rookie year.
07-03-2013, 10:44 AM #17
To be graded out that high is remarkable and yet he is still hacked on by people because he didn't get the "Sexy" INT but because Smitty did get the "INT" his issues in run support are overlooked.
Believe it or not, FS's are still expected to play the run. Not just be good in the pass.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
07-03-2013, 10:50 AM #18
Truth is, Smitty wasn't even close to a WR when he got 2 picks. He was standing back in the zone alone and one of them he was up in the middle zone and picked a bad throw to a WR that was being blanketed by a LB.
Back in his zone
Harrison Smith Interception #2 - YouTube
Short zone/LB covering
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith pick six - NFL Videos
Don't get me wrong, I love the kid. You all know my soft spot for S's (not named Sharper). Probably even going to step out and replace the old K-dubb with his jersey this year, but dang if Jamarca doesn't deserve some credit for not only his play but how his improved play allowed Harrison to do what he did this year.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
07-03-2013, 11:00 AM #19
Think back to Johnnie Randle....Warpig? In my book yes. Probably more so that Phat Pat even though he was one as well.
You guys are the ones who seem to have classified my desire for a Warpig as someone who weighs a ton. Probably because most of them do. Very few are in the make of John Randle, I think Shariff is one of those rare cats.
John Randle - Moment of Impact - YouTubeMany many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
07-03-2013, 11:24 AM #20
Since the term warpig has been thrown around so much on this site, mostly because of you introducing the term to us, can you do me a favor and give me the proper definition of a warpig so I can update my spreadsheet and make sure I'm using it in the right context?
I had it in my mind, that you were looking for the classic tampa 2, 1 technique DT where the primary responsibility is to take up two OL, cover 2 gaps and allow the 3 technique DT to benefit from a single blocker and penetrate into the backfield. Floyd sure seems more the 3 technique athletic penetrating type than he does a 1 technique. Not sure he is big enough or strong enough to play the classic 1 technique.
Then again, not sure how much we will stay true to the tampa 2 going forward. The approach of having athletic DL'men across the front 4 seems more the norm with the pass heavy offenses in the league.