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etk
03-14-2007, 11:26 AM
We had a visit with him on Monday, and looks like we have another scheduled for Thursday:

The Bucs have a visit scheduled for Thursday with Panthers free-agent linebacker Chris Draft and their interest in Broncos free-agent guard Cooper Carlisle may be on the rise as well.
-- Tampa Tribune

I think Draft provides outstanding depth, and Carlisle would challenge for a starting job. He may not be overly talented, but Denver linemen are well-coached.

tylerb929
03-14-2007, 01:55 PM
Isn't Chris Draft 31 years old? Does it really put the Bucs in that much better of a position than they are currently in to sign him, shouldn't Ruud start and atleast see if he is capable and try to get the team younger?

etk
03-14-2007, 01:57 PM
Barrett Ruud will be our starter, this is a depth move.

http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/view/2909

Zach Piller visited yesterday, and he is another big veteran presence at G. I would prefer Carlisle but he hasn't visited yet, and Piller has.

Watchman
03-14-2007, 02:23 PM
Isn't Chris Draft 31 years old? Does it really put the Bucs in that much better of a position than they are currently in to sign him, shouldn't Ruud start and atleast see if he is capable and try to get the team younger?

First and foremost Ruud should win the starting job. Once he's done that then the team can see if he is capable. Ruud shouldn't just start.

Caddy
03-14-2007, 03:15 PM
I wouldn't mind it if he is going to back up Ruud

Bucsfan
03-15-2007, 11:21 AM
I havent been very impressed with Ruud thus far, he seems like he needs to gain some size or something

I would like Draft to come in here, or draft a ILB

etk
03-15-2007, 12:19 PM
Ruud is 6'2 241, and you don't know what you're talking about, he's fine.

Caddy
03-15-2007, 04:37 PM
Ruud is 6'2 241, and you don't know what you're talking about, he's fine.

If anything he just needs to fine tune his tackling style, but fortunately that can be coached.

Bucs4242
03-15-2007, 05:37 PM
I think Draft provides outstanding depth

Dude have you ever seen him play? Draft has sucked his whole career. Remember when Atlantas defense was pathetic as could be back when the divisions realigned? That was with DRaft at MLB. Draft is not even backup material. He is stiff, the only thing he does halfway decent is come downhill. He cant go sideline to sideline and he is a big liability in pass coverage. He is a poor mans Nate Webster

etk
03-15-2007, 05:52 PM
He hasn't been signed yet, but last year he had 107 tackles and 5.5 sacks as Morgan's replacement.

Bucsfan
03-16-2007, 12:22 AM
he rescheduled again for friday....

pirateboy
03-29-2007, 04:06 AM
I havent been very impressed with Ruud thus far, he seems like he needs to gain some size or something

I would like Draft to come in here, or draft a ILB

im very impressed with rudd at this point in his career i think hes got potential to be the next anchor in our d

BunMagnet2
03-29-2007, 08:46 AM
Draft is a bad idea that would just mean adding another player that would be over thirty..i don't think we would like that. would we ???.I would like to draft and inside linebacker preferably Brandon Siler from Gators...he could quickly learn from June and Brooks even Quarles, and he is very athletic.

Caddy
03-29-2007, 08:51 AM
He has already been signed so it doesn't matter

etk
03-29-2007, 09:53 AM
I think Quarles might actually be coming back for another season, because we should've signed an ILB already if he isn't. If we sign a decent backup, we conserve another draft pick.

Caddy
03-29-2007, 04:12 PM
From TBO.com: http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/comments/quarles-vows-to-continue-playing/

etk
03-29-2007, 04:19 PM
I'm, exciting about our LB corps. We have great depth, and players with different talents. June could be our nickel MLB, and he would excel at that.