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Jdubu

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  1. It’s true that CK isn’t under contract next year but if you wanted to hedge your bets on developing a guy further, would it be a young guy like CK or JB who you’ve seen in action extensively? The reason to restructure JB would only be if you felt like he was absolutely QB2 for this year. Look at the years prior that we’ve had Painter and others backing up PM and then what we kept to back up Luck because for the most part, they were always healthy during the season and on the field. More so for PM than with Luck but if the logic applies that Rivers isn’t going to come off the field because he has been an Ironman, you go with youth and see if either has potential as the starter next year. It’s always possible that CK signs an extension if he stays on. It’s quite possible he doesn’t either. Idk, whatever they decide to do, I’ll be fine with.
  2. Oh wow, those are short arms as well. I was looking at a couple of the top draft picks and they were all above 34” eeeks!!
  3. I definitely agree, I was being more hopeful and if someone wanted a QB from the draft this year and they missed, maybe they could see JB as the stop gap to next years draft.
  4. I’d also go Kelly and Eason as the back up. JB, if I were GM, would have to take a pay cut to minimum salary, knowing he had already extracted big cash from us. I’d also give him incentives to allow him to make up some cash if he were to need to become the starter for injury reasons etc... But personally, I’d just cut him altogether, trust that my oline is going to keep Rivers upright all year and develop both CK and Eason for the upcoming season. I’d want to know what we have in the backup department and keeping JB in is going to inhibit time with the ball in hand for those two. JB is a detriment moving forward imho because everyone knows, he has zero chance to be out future.
  5. He has all the size and weight of a really nice shaped OT. The problem he has is the short arms they have cited multiple times. In the Ball State circuit, he can get away with that, not in the NFL most likely. im not an expert on what makes OT’s valuable and not even sure where his arm length ranks vs others but it would seemingly be a concern for him to take over on the outside and protecting your QB. I’m going to go look up some arm lengths now. edit: I was mistaking O’Donnell arms for Pinter. My mistake. I can’t find info on O’Donnell’s measurables.
  6. Last year was horrific for him and that wasn’t who he was his entire career as he has won more games than he has lost for sure. No need in disparaging the man. Having said that, I would not re-sign him for this year regardless. We should move on. I believe if Vinny is healed and in shape for any part of the year, he will be able to kick for someone and get his goals set. I don’t feel it will be with us for the simple reason that we have what appears to be 2 players that can be our long term solutions to the kicking game as opposed to just the season in front of us. I’m pretty sure CB will also look at the long term outlook here as well. That’s my opinion.
  7. Certainly, no argument out of me on all of this. I do however think Turay has the skill set needed to become a Mathis like clone but yeah, he has to maintain his health while doing it. May be one of those guys that has all the will and drive in the world but his body won’t comply, ala Bob Sanders
  8. Agreed. I have belief in what Turay brings, I hope that in his second season, Banagu can become more consistent and give some rush. I have absolutely no hope for Lewis, he has given nothing but was he mismanaged in his spots on the team? Is he a DE or a DT or a 3-4 LB’er? I’m not sure we developed him well for what he is. I think we tried to make him what we wanted instead. Bad choice but then again, in their assessing him, maybe he just didn’t show well at either spot and forced a choice to try and make him into something.
  9. I see Sheard as just solid at his spot and we already know what he brings to the table for this team. I see Clowney as just a bit above solid and as an unknown to what he can bring our team. I’d guess we could get Sheard back closer to the 5 million mark whereas Clowney would require 10+. The question would be would Clowney have such a ceiling that would give this team that much of a competitive advantage to justify at least twice the cost? I’d guess it’s a no. Idk.
  10. If we have any real interest in Clowney and cap space was a concern, the team cuts loose of JB and poof, caps not an issue any longer. I’d still be in for a single year of right at 12-13 million and potential goal oriented perks to pay him in the 15-17 million mark but he would have to have an all-pro type season to make that kind of bank. im indifferent about him really. He has a hot motor when on the field. He makes a QB move from his space but may not get the sack. He is extremely capable of stopping the run too and if not for the offside penalties he has had and that mercenary for hire style attitude he seems to hold, he would be a great get. I’d rather him than Lewis or Autry right now at end. I just don’t think Lewis is gonna show us that potential CB thought he seen.
  11. I knew you were doing some write ups and appreciate it. Hope everyone in your circle is well. Always family first!!
  12. They may actually take BPA every time, however, their BPA on the board is likely different than many. Also, is BPA is used and there is a guy that’s just close enough in a position of need, that will no doubt take precedent. Everything is always relevant to the situation.
  13. Didn’t Carter also go play in the CFL and then come back to the NFL but didn’t make it or was it vice versa? didn’t Cam Wake come from the CFL? I know we though Chick was going to end up being our Cam Wake but washed out hard.
  14. I’ve also seen this thread you linked to but not a lot of discussion specifically about him. Maybe there isn’t much out there known about him since he is Canadian. Idk
  15. I did see those two clips.
  16. Has there been any write up or discussion on this kid? I’ve searched this forum and didn’t see any threads about him. 1. what’s his strengths and weaknesses 2. what’s the chance he sticks? anyone watch film and break him down at all @EastStreet ? he certainly has the prototype frame for an OT. Just curious as to what the board draft junkies think about him.
  17. I liked that kid too. If only he didn’t drop those last couple while in tryouts when he was with us, I think he would still have been here. Can’t have multi fumbles when you’re small, perform one task and nobody ever heard of you before the preseason started. Glad he found work, he was fun to watch though.
  18. Great point with Neon and lack of tackling skills. He had none. But even Deion was 6’1” and almost 200 pounds.
  19. If the kid values his life, he will just fall down and hope Henry trips over him lol. if the return game is truly this kids destiny, wouldn’t he be a lot like JJ Natson we had a few years ago? Very tiny guy with heart but had a fumbling issue? Seems he was a receiver position though when he was in our camp. Seems like a comparable body style maybe? Hope the kid gets a shot and can put on weight and muscle without losing his speed and twitch.
  20. Don’t sleep on Ashton Dulin either. He had some really nice traits, just needed nfl coaching and strength and conditioning along with more experience. Cuts will be tough again this year, hope we cut correctly.
  21. We could call them the pitter -patter boom duo someday hopefully.
  22. Nice write up and predictions. I’d agree with most this too. OT concerns me a lot, huge gap here with zero room for an injury. I absolutely can’t believe that CB will go into the season with a Canadian OT that nobody ever heard of until UDFA started. It is almost as bad as going into a season knowing Luck just retired and you have no back up currently on your roster worth starting. He has to be hoping for a vet cut or trade that has starters experience. TE, I’m not as concerned with this year as I think those 3 will suffice since we now have our big WR and MAC should be able to take the step up this season. If nothing else, we have a bigs package for redzone. on the defense, we have a nice core of players at each level but that supporting cast and the second group I’m not as sure about. Lots of just good enough to worry about losing and picking a slightly worse guy. I think Buckner is going to make every guy in the cb room look much better this season. If Turay is back and on his curve we seen last year before injury, those ends will be 10+ sack guys each (Turay and Houston that is). the kicker spot has taken on much interest from the fans. 3 guys who could legit be starters in the league if they perform as we hope for. Vinny won’t start here, there is no chance for that imho. Chase did well in Vinny’s finally long awaited removal from a crappy season last year, I like the kids potential. I know knowing about the new phenom that we’ve picked up but outside of some miss to lose a game in college last year, I have only seen glowing comments on him. Will he be able to stand up to the nfl pressure of kicking and what’s his kickoff leg like? Iirc, Chase didn’t put many on the back line of the end zone during his brief kicking stint. Maybe I’ve recalled wrong but didn’t seem like he did, maybe I’m mixing his leg with Vinny’s?? overall, we have on paper, a well shaped team that will very much depend on how well Rivers meshes with his new teammates and gets in synch quickly. OT is the biggest glaring weakness for back ups right now, that’s just huge because who believes this team will have all 5 starters not miss a game that’s played this season again? Not me, I’m doubtful that CB is banking on that as well.
  23. Jdubu

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    I think we have coaching that has been more loyal to their vets over a younger player than other coaches in this league. Reich seems to have followed the Same path as Pagano and to some degree, Dungy. Don’t know if that’s a product of Irsay making sure we treat the vets more respectful and then move them after the season or that’s just the types of coaches we look for. We all know that BB would cut his own mother to win in this league, he is ruthless. Some others are as well but that’s not Reich. Steady hand is one thing, playing other guys with more experience but haven’t produced lately isn’t a recipe for winning it all. Idk. I will agree, and I’m definitely supportive of CK. If CK just performs equal to Eason then he does not deserve to win the spot over Eason. CK should be well past what Eason can do given equal opportunities. We are going to see how this ends up starting the season but CK has already outlasted Hoyer and it’s not going to shock me if he is t here past JB too. We still may keep 3 QB’s to hedge the position during the season and see how Rivers reacts and performs over 16 games at his age. CB then has to decide whether to give CK an extension after the season or has Eason caught up to CK By then??? Nobody knows
  24. Jdubu

    A Day Later

    I initially didn’t like the trade for our 13th pick but hey, if he solidified that spot and makes the backend stronger because of his push and getting after the QB, it is well worth it. As for wanting more Dline help, I think we have more than adequate help there compared to the Oline, which I would have liked to see an OT taken in the 3rd instead of a S that has injury related concerns. Right now, there is nobody we have on the team to be the swing OT guy and if AC misses any time for anything this year, who will take the reps? Clark
  25. Jdubu

    A Day Later

    Normally, you are better than this Coffee, your sarcastic tone isn’t really like you from most posts made but perhaps you haven’t had your coffee today yet idk. im starting to see the trend of two camps, if you like him, you’ll defend the kid. If you don’t like him, you’ll attack others and tell them what *s they are for their opinions. It’s become a can’t see the Forrest for the trees mentality. i have zero input from sources inside the team as anyone else posting on an Internet forum. My opinion is based off of what I’ve seen and feel and what I’ve interpreted the team thinks of CK. If they cut CK tomorrow, you will not see me coming into this forum and screaming they’ve cut the next Joe Montana however, I would bet there will be a thread titled “I told you so”. So, while I’ve enjoyed many of your posts over several years and have had decent discussions as well here, there is no need for you to reply with such sarcastic, jerk like tones if someone likes a player or sees them differently than you do. It’s disappointing to see some of the snide remarks over this subject from so many.
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