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  • Fred Gibson Cut

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sp...729gibson.html

    I thought he had good chance to make the team after having a good mini camp a few months ago. I wonder what went wrong

  • #2
    Isn't he still ridiculously skinny?

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    • #3
      nfl.com says 6-4 202



      Sig thanks to Bonekrusher

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      • #4
        Wtf? Petrino talked very good about him.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by BamaFalcon59 View Post
          Wtf? Petrino talked very good about him.

          Yeah thats why this caught me off guard so much. At the worst I figured he plays a few pre season games and probley ends up on the practice squad. It dosn't make sense to hear all the good things about him from the coaches and media and then have him cut during mini camp. I wonder if the meeting he misssed had something to do with it.

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          • #6
            I think he was cut this early because honestly he didn't have a chance to make this team, we have guys with his attributes everywhere, and we need to add diversity (an old wooden ship) to our WR corps. That's why Vincent will make it and Gibson was cut, but they cut him this early so he can get a chance somewhere else. I like that he did that for him, but I really didn't think he had much of a chance, I just kept my mouth shut.

            6'4+ WRs for the Falcons are the norm, guys with speed and return ability like Vincent are more versatile even at his minuscule stature I think he's exactly what this team needs. We have Jennings who is quick, but he's still not a real small Steve Smith type guy (not ability just size I'm talking) but Vincent is that, and I think him on 0 screens and stuff will be very effective.

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            • #7
              Who do we have besides Jenkins who is tall? We cut Derrick Gibson and Derrick Hamilton and Finneran is out for the year. Whereas we have speed players in Roddy, Jennings, Marshall, and even Horn could be classified as a down the field player.
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              • #8
                I thought we still had Youngblood around somewhere...my bad...but we have Roddy at 6'2 as well...I just really didn't see him making it...but I guess reasoning was bad...

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                • #9
                  Roddy is 6'0. Kind of BS that he was supposed to be 6'3 coming out of UAB. I would like him a lot more if so.
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                  • #10
                    Nah, Roddy is 6'2

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                    • #11
                      No, he's not. They said he was 6'2/6'3 coming out of college but then he turned out 6'0/ 6'1.

                      http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/523103
                      http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/player...?playerId=8442

                      And his college one says he was 6'3.

                      http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player...layerId=132143

                      Someone who wrote his wikipedia thing has a mancrush on him hahah.

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roddy_White
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                      • #12
                        AF.com says 6'2 and his combine was 6'2 as well...if I remember right...

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                        • #13
                          http://www.atlantafalcons.com/People...ddy_White.aspx

                          6'0

                          It's understandable though considering he had a DeAngelo Williams like drop in height from college to the pros.
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                          • #14
                            I read somewhere that Petrino cut him because he missed a scheduled meeting. It was supposedly a move to send a message to the other players, not to miss a meeting. I cant remember where I read it but thats what I understood.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rsx View Post
                              I read somewhere that Petrino cut him because he missed a scheduled meeting. It was supposedly a move to send a message to the other players, not to miss a meeting. I cant remember where I read it but thats what I understood.
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                              http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/13778417/detail.html

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