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Shiver
03-02-2007, 02:12 PM
The Atlanta Falcons today announced the release of LB Edgerton Hartwell.

Source: Atlantafalcons.com (http://www.atlantafalcons.com/default.jsp)

What a free agent bust he was. That Achillies injury destroyed his time in Atlanta. I wonder if any team will take a chance on him?

Jughead10
03-02-2007, 02:13 PM
Sure glad we signed Pierce that year instead of Hartwell. As we were rumored to be interested in both.

IndyColtScout
03-02-2007, 02:15 PM
He was better in the 3-4. Maybe SF or SD someone like that gives him a look?

HawkeyeFan
03-02-2007, 02:15 PM
What postion is he in a 4 - 3?

Shiver
03-02-2007, 02:20 PM
He was a 'thumper' MLB in a 4-3.

Shiver
03-02-2007, 02:21 PM
Sure glad we signed Pierce that year instead of Hartwell. As we were rumored to be interested in both.

At the time we had 'won' one of the premier free agents of '05. Amazing how things change. Now he is better known as Ed Hurtwell.

Jughead10
03-02-2007, 02:27 PM
At the time we had 'won' one of the premier free agents of '05. Amazing how things change. Now he is better known as Ed Hurtwell.

Absolutely. Pierce was coming off one big year in Washington and thats about it. Coaches raved about him but he only had one good year and we gave him a decent sized contract. Hartwell was definately the more established player at that time.

bsaza2358
03-02-2007, 02:34 PM
If the Achilles injury hadn't happened, you never know what you might have said about Hartwell. I was very high on both him and Pierce. I thought Pierce had higher upside, but Hartwell was ready to be his own player. Injuries wrecked it.

Good thing the Falcons completely guaranteed the contract, so he'll be on your cap for the next 2 years...

PalmerToCJ
03-02-2007, 02:34 PM
I was angry when him and Bell didn't sign with the Bengals that year but in hindsight it wasn't such a bad thing I guess.

Vikes99ej
03-02-2007, 02:34 PM
Is Hartwell pretty well into his thirties now?

Number 10
03-02-2007, 02:40 PM
who? .

Eagles own the NFC East
03-02-2007, 02:41 PM
Maybe the 49ers because his old DC was Mike Nolan in B-More.

gbpackers0065
03-02-2007, 06:16 PM
Is Hartwell pretty well into his thirties now?

hes only 28, so i think SD is a good place for him

energizerbunny
03-02-2007, 06:39 PM
he'll sign on for the vet minimum some where and play a couple more years.

yourfavestoner
03-03-2007, 10:57 AM
I always thought KC should have signed him instead of Bell. Might have worked out better for all parties involved, too.

Jonathan_VIlma
03-03-2007, 11:11 AM
I'd like to see the Jets pursue him as a run stopper in the 3-4. He was better then Ray Lewis in the system, only he didn't get the publicity that Lewis got, because he's not flashy.

ricky bobby
03-03-2007, 11:15 AM
Does this mean the Falcons are looking for a LB in the draft? If they take Timmons, i'll be so pissed.

The Legend
03-03-2007, 11:19 AM
i think he is a good 3-4 ILB and thats his true postion

Shiver
03-03-2007, 12:49 PM
Does this mean the Falcons are looking for a LB in the draft? If they take Timmons, i'll be so pissed.


WLB – Demorrio Williams
MLB – Keith Brooking
SLB – Michael Boley (Stud)


With 3rd round pick Jordan Beck as depth at all three positions. The team is fine at LB. With much more pressing needs.

yourfavestoner
03-03-2007, 01:04 PM
Hm...if I remember correctly, Demorrio Williams was horribly inconsistent, and I just can't imagine him being an incumbent starter. However, inconsistency seemed to be the theme with the entire Falcons team under Mora. Maybe the new staff will get him to live up to his potential.

tjsunstein
03-03-2007, 01:04 PM
The Packers need to get active!

The Legend
03-03-2007, 01:08 PM
The Packers need to get active!

but not with ed

TheChampIsHere
03-03-2007, 04:51 PM
I could see the Niners, Jets, Chiefs and Chargers all going after him.

BlindSite
03-03-2007, 07:18 PM
SD, NE, SF would probably be his most likely places. I wouldn't mind him in Carolina backing up Dan Morgan or starting on the weakside. We've had success with Atlanta linebackers who got shown the door ;)

scar988
03-03-2007, 10:24 PM
Hm...if I remember correctly, Demorrio Williams was horribly inconsistent, and I just can't imagine him being an incumbent starter. However, inconsistency seemed to be the theme with the entire Falcons team under Mora. Maybe the new staff will get him to live up to his potential.
what? Demorrio Williams was extremely beastly as a starter and the only reason he was benched was because Mora is an idiot and thought that the team was \better on D with Hartwell i nthe middle and Brooking at WLB instead of Brooking at MLB and Williams at WLb.

BlindSite
03-03-2007, 11:08 PM
Williams only problem is he can't shed blockers... at all.

scar988
03-03-2007, 11:24 PM
Williams only problem is he can't shed blockers... at all.

actually Williams has trouble with OT's. he sheds FB's pretty well and TE's pretty well but I do agree that he has trouble shedding blockers. at wLB though he won't see many blockers. especially with Gravy in the middle takign a double team and Abraham in front of him abusing the OT and possibly forcing a double team as well.

LocCsta
03-03-2007, 11:30 PM
would he be a good fit in san fran?

BlindSite
03-03-2007, 11:49 PM
imo he would because he's got a lot of experience in the 34. Hartwell plays best being able just to thump a running back.

Shiver
03-04-2007, 12:09 AM
Hm...if I remember correctly, Demorrio Williams was horribly inconsistent, and I just can't imagine him being an incumbent starter. However, inconsistency seemed to be the theme with the entire Falcons team under Mora. Maybe the new staff will get him to live up to his potential.

Which is why I am pulling for Jordan Beck to shine, force Brooking to WLB, and he plays MLB.

sup3rk1ng
03-04-2007, 05:44 AM
would he be a good fit in san fran?

He'd be perfect. He was arguably a better ILB than ray lewis when he played in Batlimore, but Ray Lewis wasn't a big fan of the 3-4 back then(Yes, I know they ran a hyrbid of it this year). IF he can stay healthy, he can be a force, but thats a big IF(hence the capitals). I wouldn't mind signing him to a cheap contract.