05-02-2013, 09:03 AM #31
I'm kindof torn on this.
I'm gonna go that it is a good thing, but to make that work in my mind, I'm going to go back a few years when we had a certain MLB suck (EJ) and get moved to the outside. After playing out there a couple years he moved back in when the Chiller took over and did pretty good.
Maybe all Erin needed was some reps on the outside and now, with a bit of coaching, could be ready to step up.
Additionally, one could also take that same rationale and say that it could apply to whomever they plug in at the Will. Running him out there and feeding him to the wolves at the MIke might not be as good for him as letting him get some reps at the Will.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-02-2013, 09:19 AM #32
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I'm torn too, but I'm more positive to Erin sliding inside now that I've let the idea sink in. Just think that player wise (instincts, run stopping abilites) he's a good fit.
I still don't want to completely count out Audie Cole. Was rated among the top MLB's coming out of college, but I think his combine caused him to fall in the draft. So what if he didn't bench much and ran a sub-par 4.7... it's what he does on the field that counts. He has quick feet, good size, intelligence and instincts.
05-02-2013, 09:32 AM #33
Again, Jasper did fine when he was allowed to take normal alignments pre-snap. For the most part, when he looked like crap vs the pass, he was up mugging the line. That put him at least 2 steps out of position and 3 to 5 steps behind a faster receiver.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
Yep. The improvements in the secondary and the DL will make the MLB look more competent but next year when we draft a stud MLB you will see the defense really look stellar. A franchise MLB is to the defense what the franchise QB is to the offense.
05-03-2013, 08:37 AM #35
05-03-2013, 08:46 AM #36
a. The Lions are in dire need of DE's. Solution? Resign a certain former 1rst round pick for practically nothing. NOPE........Let let us steal him for almost nothing......YUP, makes me think he is here as the second coming.
b. What topflight DE's get paid.......
4/23/2008: Signed a six-year, $73.260 million contract. The deal contains $31 million guaranteed, including a $15.50 million signing bonus, a $4 million second-year "signing" bonus, and a $4 million guaranteed-for-injury roster bonus in the third season. 2013: $14,280,612, 2014: Free Agent
NOPE....you don't sign a top flight DE for what we signed that cat for,you land cats that are just hoping to make a roster for that kindof money.
You can label him what you will, to me, he equates to camp fodder.
By the way, don't come back with "I didn't use TOPFLIGHT. You might not have used that word but you tried to convince me that we were going to trade one of our TOPFLIGHT DE's becasue we signed this guy for a cup of coffee and a cheap sandwich for goodness sakes.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-03-2013, 08:50 AM #37
Because of the spread offense, not many teams use them anymore so the class will be just as weak as this years class.
If we finish this year like we did last year (drafting bottom of the round) we might not get one again.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-03-2013, 09:05 AM #38
Regardless of your little BS disclaimer, I never said he was a TOPFLIGHT signing nor did I try to convince you he was a TOPFLIGHT signing. All I did was try & convince you he wasn't signed as camp fodder, meaning the Vikings intend to use him in a back up role & keep him beyond TC.
You on the other hand are adamant & feel we threw $65,000 at him just to practice & give our guys someone to go against for a couple of weeks. Again, a walk on can do that.
The former first-round pick has 19.5 career sacks, and he'll slot in as a rotational end behind Jared Allen, Brian Robison, and Everson Griffen.
Don't see anywhere in that statement that he was brought in as camp fodder & will be tossed back out on the curb once TC is over.
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05-03-2013, 09:13 AM #39
You tell me who he is going to beat out and make the 53 day roster and I will relent on my contention that he is camp fodder.
To be anything other than CAMP FODDER he will have to make the roster and I don't see that happening.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-03-2013, 09:13 AM #40