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TwOne
03-02-2007, 07:40 PM
Wow I had no clue about this, very sad.

Shelton Quarles-LB- Buccaneers Mar. 2 - 9:56 am et

Shelton Quarles disclosed Thursday that doctors have advised him to retire because of concussion problems.

Quarles reportedly had six concussions during the 2005 season, in which he didn't miss a single game. If he retires, Barrett Ruud should take over in the middle for Tampa.

ks_perfection
03-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Without a doubt Ruud will replace him.

princefielder28
03-02-2007, 08:11 PM
As a fan of the NFL and good people, it is terrible to hear a quality individual like Shelton may be FORCED to hang it up

Caddy
03-02-2007, 08:29 PM
Shelton was a stand up guy and if he does indeed retire, I really hope he can get a job in the Buccaneers front office. He was a hell of a player on the field and a great role model off the field.

etk
03-02-2007, 08:38 PM
Hope we don't waste too much money on a replacement.

Booger
03-02-2007, 08:42 PM
Hope we don't waste too much money on a replacement.

ummmm, Barrett Ruud??

etk
03-02-2007, 08:44 PM
ummmm, Barrett Ruud??

Umm I'm pretty sure I like Ruud more than anyone here. I was talking about signing a veteran backup. We don't need to get someone like Kawika Mitchell or Donnie Edwards. I hope Barrett still plays special teams even if he's a starter.

Caddy
03-02-2007, 08:46 PM
Ruud won't play ST if he is starting

Booger
03-02-2007, 08:50 PM
When you said replacement, I assumed you meant starting MLB, since that was what Quarles was.

I wouldnt be concerned about spending too much money on a back-up.

etk
03-02-2007, 08:51 PM
Ruud won't play ST if he is starting

I know he won't, but I wish he would. In Madden my MLBs are on the kickoff team :D

Booger
03-02-2007, 08:54 PM
I know he won't, but I wish he would.

You would want to risk getting your starting MLB injured on special teams?

etk
03-02-2007, 08:58 PM
You would want to risk getting your starting MLB injured on special teams?

Yes, depending on the situation and the efficiency of our coverage teams. If we are struggling there, Barrett should play. Special teams injuries are not as common as you think. Earnest Graham is our best coverage guy IMO anyway. That's why he will be our 3rd stringer for at least a few more years. With guys like Devin Hester in the league, coverage teams are really important and you need your best players out there.

Chucky
03-02-2007, 09:12 PM
chukwarah can be our new special teams ace. Ruud should be able to get the job done thought at MLB.

Caddy
03-02-2007, 09:38 PM
There is absolutely no point risking Ruud on kickoff coverage. In the playoffs I could understand, but in the regular season, no.

Tampa 2 4 life
03-02-2007, 09:42 PM
I would only put Ruud out there when we're facing a Devin Hester.

TwOne
03-02-2007, 10:21 PM
napolean harris(MLB) is visiting with the bucs, i LOVE Ruud and i think he has shown some great stuff. Its great to hear the crowd yell "RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD"

Merlin
03-03-2007, 01:12 AM
I would be happy to see Zak DeOssie get picked up in the 4th if possible?

Brown played Tampa 2 on third downs I believe?

Caddy
03-03-2007, 02:22 AM
I'd rather just see a vet brought it rather than a rookie

Merlin
03-03-2007, 06:08 AM
I'd rather just see a vet brought it rather than a rookie

Well we have Napoleon Harris coming in for talks.