Yes I did read what you said, but it wasn't of any significant importance to the conversation, so I ignored it. It still doesn't excuse the fact that Brandon Moore was very unimpressive this past season. Not only in preseason, but in the regular season as well when he came in. It was very apparent especially in the Buccaneers game when Derek Smith went out and Moore took over his position. He still blew assignments and drew up penalties. Whatever success that Moore had last season, it's clearly gone. He's not a high motor player, he tires out easily, and has hot and cold games to go along with bonehead mistakes. Smith doesn't do that. You say that I support Smith, but I already told you that he's been bad at tackling. Just not blowing assignments. Moore has been bad at both. So your examples don't support Moore's case in the slightest. Apparently, you didn't even read what I said.
he ran into his own players .. If that's not "blowing assignments" then I don't know how you can't say it wasn't just as bad if not worse. He was AWFUL last season.. not just in tackles but in ever facet of the game. And he did that all in the regular season.. and it wasn't until week friggin 10 that he saw reduced play in favor of Jeff Ulbrich(who I must say looked like the solid mad bomber he was 3 years ago before he tore his bicep or tricep or w/e he tore).
And considering Brandon Moore didn't get any significant time in the 3-4 at any point in the season.. I still have no idea where you get this idea that he lost what he had the past 2 seasons or he was blowing assignments. He was benched clearly on the favoritism of an idiot coach who continually misuses his personnel talent. All of Moore's time came in that stupid nickel package as a friggin DE that didn't work all season yet Nolan insisted on using it every game. If you're using that as a reason as to why he should have got benched for an ILB spot then you're being completely ridiculous. If you're saying he didn't play well as a friggin DE then well DUH! He's a friggin natural linebacker. And if not.. If you are saying he lost it for poor play in the 3-4 at the Ted position then I'd love to know what these blown assignments or bone headed mistakes were. Because I guarantee you between Moore and Smith.. Smith had a bad play ratio of about 10 to 1 on Moore.
On a separate note, I find your logic, well...illogical. You're making wild assumptions on what's going to happen like you're psychic, yet the 2008 season hasn't even begun yet. We just hired Mike Martz, who you're already dismissing. As for this Browns offensive coordinator, I personally wasn't too impressed. It's only been one season, and from what I read he has no major experience in the NFL as an offensive coordinator. In my opinion, Derek Anderson helped make him shine more than anything. If Anderson was the superstar all along at quarterback, why did Charlie Frye start opening day?
Also.. to add to the whole Briggs subject. I think it would be terrible to sign him for both financial and system reasons. First off.. having that much money invested into 2 inside linebackers who do mostly the same things would be downright ********. Second.. he doesn't fit the Ted role. He'd be better suited for Willis' Mike role of a sideline to sideline guy. I'd rather invest money elsewhere in the off-season and go with either Ulbrich or Moore who are both downhill guys and fit the role better.