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Would Rolando McClain make sense?

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Obviously with his history it would be a bit of a risky signing, but this year he showed everyone that the talent is there. If he keeps his head on right, I feel he could bring a nastiness to our defense that D'Qwell Jackson could only bring to a pizza delivery guy. I want a linebacker that can actually stop the run so we stop getting our butts pounded every time we play New England. He can't really demand a huge guaranteed contract, I'm thinking a couple years at maybe 5M per. 

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If he can stay out of trouble like he did this past season, and produce like he did this past season then yeah definitely. I would still try to structure his contract in a way where he could be cut without a cap penalty. I still think its best to draft an ILB though, or if we went the FA route Bruce Carter would be a good idea.

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Obviously with his history it would be a bit of a risky signing, but this year he showed everyone that the talent is there. If he keeps his head on right, I feel he could bring a nastiness to our defense that D'Qwell Jackson could only bring to a pizza delivery guy. I want a linebacker that can actually stop the run so we stop getting our butts pounded every time we play New England. He can't really demand a huge guaranteed contract, I'm thinking a couple years at maybe 5M per. 

He'd be a clear upgrade in coverage too....and he'd add nastiness....that's for damn sure.

 

On the other hand, he probably would've shot the pizza guy instead of just belting him. :)

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The only team he has played hard for is Dallas, and that has only been this year. Flamed out at Oakland, said he did not love the game anymore, took the money from the 6th pick and left after 2 or 3 years. Came back and went to Baltimore, and then left almost as soon as he signed, Another year, he decided he wanted to play, Dallas was in desperate need after Sean Lee went down, and McClain was a cheap gamble. He always liked the Cowboys as a kid, and he played hard, and played well. No question about the talent. My only question is, how long before he starts to hate the training everyday, and the rigors the NFL brings. He has shown one good season. Simply not worth the risk, and not because of the money, but the time you put in. I want someone I know wants to be there!

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If he can stay out of trouble like he did this past season, and produce like he did this past season then yeah definitely. I would still try to structure his contract in a way where he could be cut without a cap penalty. I still think its best to draft an ILB though, or if we went the FA route Bruce Carter would be a good idea.

 

 

If he has a low guarantee on his contract, we would be able to cut without much penalty. Jackson, as far as I can tell, is guaranteed through this year. I never liked the signing, but next year we'll be able to get rid of him without penalty. I feel that LB is one of the weakest spots on the team, and I would have no objection to signing a FA and spending an early draft pick on it. 

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The only team he has played hard for is Dallas, and that has only been this year. Flamed out at Oakland, said he did not love the game anymore, took the money from the 6th pick and left after 2 or 3 years. Came back and went to Baltimore, and then left almost as soon as he signed, Another year, he decided he wanted to play, Dallas was in desperate need after Sean Lee went down, and McClain was a cheap gamble. He always liked the Cowboys as a kid, and he played hard, and played well. No question about the talent. My only question is, how long before he starts to hate the training everyday, and the rigors the NFL brings. He has shown one good season. Simply not worth the risk, and not because of the money, but the time you put in. I want someone I know wants to be there!

 

 

Can't argue with any of that, but I'd still do it.

 

What would you say about Brandon Spikes?

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I'd rather try Malcolm Smith from the Seahawks if we go ILB in free agency.

 

I like Smith too,  but he's an OLB, and not an ILB.

 

Here's the Seattle Depth Chart.    He's the back-up to Wright at OLB.

 

And he's small.   As someone here noted,  the size of a safety.   He's 6'0" and 225.

 

 

http://www.seahawks.com/team/depth-chart.html

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He'd be a clear upgrade in coverage too....and he'd add nastiness....that's for damn sure.

 

On the other hand, he probably would've shot the pizza guy instead of just belting him. :)

 

lmao........

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