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  • ElectricEye
    started a topic Free Agency/Trade Market

    Free Agency/Trade Market

    Now that the draft is coming up, let's talk other means of talent acquisition.

    There's a couple of guys out there/on the block who I'm interested in. Part of me kind of wants in on the Lito Sheppard game. He's still out there by the sounds of it and if the price is right I think he could be a real nice get for us. It would be pretty sweet given the fact we lost Asante to the Eagles. We might not even have to part ways with one of our draft picks. He's going to get cut if they don't trade him and his stock is going to be waaaaay down. Might not be a bad guy to take a chance on.

    Domonique Foxworth intrigues me a bit as well. He's capable of starting. Played real well last year. Another corner who I think we should be in on if the price is right.

    Ultimately though, I don't we'll be all that active here. We have a few needs that the draft is more than capable or filling up. It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to pull off some kind of move though, albeit a minor one.

    Ultimately though, I think things will be relatively quiet on this front. We have a bit of wiggle room at $21M under the cap, but that figuring is deceiving given the Cassel situation. I doubt we spend much of that extra cash.

  • Razor
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    Originally posted by cmarq83 View Post
    So the Adam Carriker rumors are starting again. Should I bring up Matt Roth if we're going down that road? :)
    The main difference here is that Carriker actually has talent. ;) Also, BB seems to like first rounders of the past...

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  • cmarq83
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    Originally posted by Razor View Post
    I just remembered that Adam Carriker is a FA. He fits what BB likes at DE standing 6'6" 315 lbs. He was a first rounder who really disappointed the first two years of his career but has really played well the last two years in Washington. I'd think that he could play two-gap DE in BB's system just given his size and strength. Definitely someone to look out for...
    So the Adam Carriker rumors are starting again. Should I bring up Matt Roth if we're going down that road? :)

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  • Nalej
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    Good call!

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  • Razor
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    I just remembered that Adam Carriker is a FA. He fits what BB likes at DE standing 6'6" 315 lbs. He was a first rounder who really disappointed the first two years of his career but has really played well the last two years in Washington. I'd think that he could play two-gap DE in BB's system just given his size and strength. Definitely someone to look out for...

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  • FlyingElvis
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    PFW with a solid writeup on WRs this offseason. There's also this gem about the Pats season / overachieving that I thought was spot onl.

    I'd link it but I'm too lazy and it's directly from the Pats site anyway.

    Originally posted by Paul Perillo
    Q: When compared with the 2010 squad that (overall may have been better than the 2011 team) fizzled and died against the Jets, do you feel that the 2011 team vastly overachieved? I mean having the 31st overall defense and not much in the way of wide receivers (excluding Welker)? Josh Strzeszkowski

    A: On paper I believe the 2011 team overachieved because what I saw didn't necessarily coincide with a Super Bowl team. But in reality, I don't believe it overachieved based on the opponents it went up against. The AFC was quite down in 2011 and the Patriots took advantage of that. Indy obviously was out of the picture when it lost Manning. The Jets completely imploded and were not a threat from the start of December on, leaving them out of the playoffs. And San Diego struggled through yet another underachieving season. That took three potential contenders out of the picture. In their place stood Cincinnati with a rookie quarterback, Denver with a fullback playing quarterback and Houston with a third-string rookie playing quarterback. None stood a chance of matching up with the Patriots in the playoffs. Pittsburgh was formidable until Ben Roethlisberger suffered a high ankle sprain, the same injury that effectively took Gronkowski out of the Super Bowl for the Patriots. The Steelers were out. So, that left Baltimore and obviously the Patriots had all they could handle with the Ravens, surviving on a dropped touchdown pass followed by a missed chip shot. That marked the Patriots first and only win of the year against a team with a winning record. So while it may be considered overachieving to get to the Super Bowl, New England was favored to win 18 of their 19 games (at the Jets was the only exception) in 2011 so clearly most felt they were better than the teams they played.

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  • descendency
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    Mathis is a pure 43 DE. He doesn't belong in NE. If we made an offer to him it would be as a rush specialist, which will be too low of a contract for him.

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  • Nalej
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    I think keeping M. Anderson is a priority, regardless of who else we may be looking at to play OLB for us.
    I'd like A. Brooks but probably not at the salary the 49ers sign him back to.
    J. Johnson seems destined for Indy as well. Avrill might get franchised.
    M. Lawson, same as Brooks.
    Not sure how good Mathis is at setting edge. If he cant, BB won't even consider him.

    I'm all for drafting a guy early... Like we don't do every year.

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  • Vaylor
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    If that is the best that is available, then I would rather just keep Mark Anderson.

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  • AntoinCD
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    OLB:

    1. Ahmad Brooks-Isn't the world's greatest pass rusher but is solid and can set the edge and play in coverage. Would be a big upgrade over Rob Ninkovich. My guess is San Francisco offer a high enough contract to keep him.

    2. Cliff Avril-May also be looked at as a DE depending on which scheme BB wants to run. Struggles head up against OTs in the run game so getting him outside may help. Interesting.

    3. Jarret Johnson-Solid at most things but not great at any of them. Despite playing opposite Terrell Suggs and having Haloti Ngata up front he never really makes opposing teams pay.

    4. Manny Lawson-Can't rush the passer well can play in coverage and stop the run. Intriguing due to physical skillset but will probably stay in Cincinnati.

    5. Robert Mathis-Doesn't have the length required to play OLB in BB's scheme but he can rush the passer. Another guy who would be looked at as a DE as well.

    Really it's not a great year to be looking a pass rusher at OLB, either through FA or in the draft.

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  • Nalej
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    We can all dream... up to the point that it doesn't happen

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  • Razor
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    Originally posted by Nalej View Post
    Sign Wallace... give up a first.
    Sign Moss.
    Take over the world.
    Stop putting these ideas in my head! I'll be devastated once this doesn't happen now..

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  • Nalej
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    It wouldn't surprise me, honestly.
    Wallace and Moss on the outside.
    Welker in the slot. AaRob Hernkowski lined up at TE.

    Take Welker out and put in Ridley/Vereen in the backfield.
    Audible Hernandez into the backfield and have the defense **** itself.

    *dreams*
    Last edited by Nalej; 02-13-2012, 10:08 PM.

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  • BradysKnee
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    Originally posted by Nalej View Post
    Sign Wallace... give up a first.
    Sign Moss.
    Take over the world.
    I think that offense would shatter 2007.
    Moss Welker Hern Gronk Wallace. Sick.

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  • Nalej
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    Sign Wallace... give up a first.
    Sign Moss.
    Take over the world.

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