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  • An upturned broom with a helmet and pads would have been better than Brad Johnson last year.

    Looks like Folk maybe sent to IR pretty soon and Suisham will be coming in for workouts Monday. All based on a fanpost on BTB, who sourced PFT.

    Edit: thanks dpl :P
    Last edited by Paul; 12-20-2009, 11:37 PM.

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    • That was JG's fault by the way. He convinced Jerry that Brad still had some kind of ability to play.

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      • Originally posted by Paul View Post
        An upturned broom with a helmet and pads would have been better then Brad Johnson last year.

        Looks like Folk maybe sent to IR pretty soon and Suisham will be coming in for workouts Monday. All based on a fanpost on BTB, who sourced PFT.
        Fanpost from BTB? Sigh.

        I should've posted this earlier before you get more bad data. 4-5 kickers will be tried out.

        http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl...ory?id=4759632

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        • Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
          Fanpost from BTB? Sigh.

          I should've posted this earlier before you get more bad data. 4-5 kickers will be tried out.

          http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl...ory?id=4759632
          lol. Yeah that's the reason I had to mention where I got the info from. I know the reputation of BTB hasn't been that great lately.
          Last edited by Paul; 12-20-2009, 11:40 PM.

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          • Originally posted by Macarthur View Post
            You know I've been a fan of him for a while. I think he's done very well. In fact, one of his weaknesses was that he wasn't a powerful blocker. Well, one of those goal line plays they showed a replay and he drove his guy down and caved in his side of the line. I think he's actually been a better run blocker than anyone anticipated. He's always been a good pass blocker because of his athleticism, but he appears to have gotten stronger. He also looks really good out in space. They've run that screen out to his side several times and he does an outstanding job and I think last night he was the one that knocked that NO CB out of the game when they ran that screen to Austin.

            Frankly, I think he needs to take over for Flo next year. I've seen enough.

            Now, if a stud falls to us in the draft, you have to go there, but right now, I don't see a guy being there in the mid 20s that will come in day one and out play Free.
            I dont know what you're watching exactly but, the majority of the time he's back near Romo. He's done a fine job but, more times than not, he's getting pushed back. Bend but not break. He's really not that strong but, he's technically sound and he seems pretty heady. He's keeping his man in front of him and he's strong in the running game, you couldnt ask for much more right now. I'd love to see him given a shot at LT but right now, given his strength...I dont think he's a LT yet. He's seeing it less but, he's needed some TE help every now and then and you just cant have your LT backing up all the way to the QB a bunch of times per game. Free still needs to add strength, as I said before, I'm pretty surprised that he hasnt shown a vast improvement here because, gaining strength is one of the easier things to do.

            Honestly, we'd probably be better off trying Colombo over there first.
            Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 12-21-2009, 04:21 AM.

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            • Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
              Honestly, we'd probably be better off trying Colombo over there first.
              Now that just be crazy MOTH lol. Free may not be the strongest, but alot of LT's aren't. William Beatty wasn't that strong of a LT either but the Giants have given him a good look over there. Free has amazing feet and is at least quick enough to keep up with some of those pass rushers, Columbo isn't quick enough nor does he have the feet to do it.


              Not to say Free is for sure, but he's worth a look. Columbo over there isn't even a slight consideration lol.





              Originally posted by Scott Wright
              I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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              • Honestly, we'd probably be better off trying Colombo over there first.
                Mothman, agreed. Columbo is a natural pass protector, kid wasa real find even for a BC interior lineman.

                Love is the swingman/backup to both OTs. Maybe Gurode at one OG with Kosier at center, status quo? IDK what the team will do for a RT next yr. though. Move Flo? (scary realization hits now, facepalm) He couldn't be any worse there .... could he?

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                • Originally posted by LonghornsLegend View Post
                  Now that just be crazy MOTH lol. Free may not be the strongest, but alot of LT's aren't. William Beatty wasn't that strong of a LT either but the Giants have given him a good look over there. Free has amazing feet and is at least quick enough to keep up with some of those pass rushers, Columbo isn't quick enough nor does he have the feet to do it.


                  Not to say Free is for sure, but he's worth a look. Columbo over there isn't even a slight consideration lol.
                  Good feet can only get you so far. Free needs more strength if he's going to play LT. Free is going to need some help every once in a while. Colombo there isnt out of the realm of possibility, his ability pretty much mirrors that of Flo's (less strength of course but plenty enough) and if you're complaining about his footwork, what about Leonard Davis' when he plays LT? Before Colombo went down, our backup LT was Davis, I'd much rather have Colombo move over there than Davis. It would at least be worth a look. That being said, I'd still expect Flo to be starting there next year.

                  Free's rep has been that he's a better pass blocker than run blocker...but, he's actually been the other way around while starting. I'd absolutely love if Free can play there but right now, I'm leaning toward no. Not yet at least. His current strength does scare me, when talking about moving him over. The good thing is that it's just a strength issue, so there is still hope that he can improve. His injuries have probably limited his gains since reaching this level.

                  Even though, I suggested using Colombo there...I still think it's more realistic that Davis or Free is giving first shot at Left Tackle, whenever that times comes. And yeah, that's a little scary.
                  Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 12-21-2009, 10:07 AM.

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                  • Are there any marquee free agent LT's out there? I'm not too much into experimenting with someone like Free or Columbo at LT.

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                    • I honestly dont even know who is going to be available. This CBA deal, or lack there of, is going to screw with Free Agency this year. Pretty difficult to find a decent LT on the open market anyway. I just hope we don't move Leonard Davis to LT, if we decided to let Flozell walk. Which is not guaranteed either, I'd even say it's less likely. But anyway, if we stay in house, the better choice would be to move Free or Colombo over there. But as was said, nothing is guaranteed with either and we'd be looking at an "experiment" in either case.

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                      • The only names that interest in FA are Marcus McNeil and Alex Barron. I don't really know the Rams situation, would they let Barron walk? And to describe McNeil as "not durable" would be an understatement.

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                        • Mcneill isnt as great as advertised but, he's played well enough through his injuries to warrant a new contract, imo. So I doubt he'll be available. As for Barron, he just blows. He really is terrible, I dont know about now, but a few weeks ago he was the most heavily penalized lineman in the league.

                          Also, both of these guys would become restricted and hence, tender likely, if there is no CBA agreement.

                          So many guys we thought would be available, wont be available this off-season. It could be a very thin crop of FAs, thanks to no CBA agreement.

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                          • Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
                            I dont know what you're watching exactly but, the majority of the time he's back near Romo. He's done a fine job but, more times than not, he's getting pushed back. Bend but not break. He's really not that strong but, he's technically sound and he seems pretty heady. He's keeping his man in front of him and he's strong in the running game, you couldnt ask for much more right now. I'd love to see him given a shot at LT but right now, given his strength...I dont think he's a LT yet. He's seeing it less but, he's needed some TE help every now and then and you just cant have your LT backing up all the way to the QB a bunch of times per game. Free still needs to add strength, as I said before, I'm pretty surprised that he hasnt shown a vast improvement here because, gaining strength is one of the easier things to do.

                            Honestly, we'd probably be better off trying Colombo over there first.

                            Maybe I'm watching a different game. I just think he's been better than advertised. Certainly, that doesn't mean he's perfect. Columbo does not have the feet for LT.
                            In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.


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                            • ugh. Colombo's feet are fine. Have you guys seen Flozell over the last 5 years? He plays with no technique at all and he's not fleet of foot, either. It twas years ago but, prior to hitting that injury bug, Colombo was considered a big time LT prospect at one time. Sure things have changed a great deal since then, but his skill set remains just fine for the position. Colombo has arguably been our best lineman when healthy as well. As for Free, the only thing holding the guy back is strength...so hopefully, he can improve this rather quickly and we'll never have to see if Colombo can slide over there. haha. Lets just say, if one of them can move over to LT successfully, it will solve a lot of problems. lol.

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                              • Funny enough, the dmn blog just posted an update on Colombo...interesting timing.

                                Out since the Green Bay game with a fractured fibula and torn ligaments in his left ankle, Marc Colombo will do some on-field work today for the first time since the surgery.

                                Colombo said "everything is looking good," for a possible return this season and his eyes are set on a possible wild-card round playoff game. Initially it was believed Colombo would only be able to return for the divisional round.

                                Colombo said the pain would not be an issue but strength would be. He has done mostly upper-body work since the surgery and is looking forward to his rehab sessions with associate athletic trainer Britt Brown.

                                Doug Free has fared well in Colombo's absence at right tackle over the last five games.

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