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GP
10-09-2008, 10:24 AM
This is an easy call, Gary Kubiak. You want to toughen up the defense? Install this guy--He says he didn't quit football, "It" quit him.

link: Lynch Has Urge to Play Again (http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3630502&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1)

On the other hand, sometimes he feels as lost as one sock. He was not ready for his happily-ever-after just yet. The Broncos asked him to take a pay cut and a play cut this season after four straight years as a captain and Pro Bowler. Disappointed, he bolted for the Patriots, had eight tackles in their last preseason game and was released anyway. Mortal-lock Hall of Famer. Cut.

Still, you sit with him and it's like he's double-parked. Or he's sitting on a walnut. Which is why if some team calls he'll probably go. After all, a certain wildly indecisive 39-year-old QB threw 6 TDs the other day. "I told myself I wouldn't be that guy," Lynch says. "You know, the guy who just won't take the elegant way out? But guys like me and Brett, we don't want out. So what do you do then?"

He had eight tackles in that preseason game, and still got cut.

Any buyers?

Double Barrel
10-09-2008, 10:31 AM
hmmmm...we are in the shallow end in the safety pool... :hmmm:

Goldensilence
10-09-2008, 10:36 AM
Even for just one season if his intensity can wear off on the rest of the squad it would be well worth it.

Are we that insecure as fans that we really feel the need to point out former Broncos or Packers?

bah007
10-09-2008, 10:38 AM
Lynch was a great great great player.

But at this point, his coverage ability is similar to Roy Williams'.

I would love someone with his intensity on the field though.

gary
10-09-2008, 10:44 AM
Why bring him in mid season?

Ole Miss Texan
10-09-2008, 10:55 AM
Bringing him in for a workout won't hurt. I think it'd be great. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but if he can beat out some people on our team, why not? Nothing expensive obviously.

Who would we cut to add him? I don't know how I'd feel getting rid of one of the young guys just for someone who isn't THAT great to play half a season. But we are hurting at safety and I've always liked the way Lynch played. Maybe he's the type of guy to come and and add a spark, get the other players fired up and not so lacksidaisical (how the heck to you spell that word?)

gary
10-09-2008, 11:03 AM
Probably should have brought him in from the start.

Texecutioner
10-09-2008, 11:10 AM
I was calling to bring him in when he was first released from Denver. He could at least help out some of our younger guys and bring some toughness to the field on certain plays where he might be beneficial to have on the field.

gary
10-09-2008, 11:18 AM
They are not going anywhere so I do not see the point in bringing him in.

BigBull17
10-09-2008, 11:19 AM
Lynch was a great great great player.

But at this point, his coverage ability is similar to Roy Williams'.

I would love someone with his intensity on the field though.

Which is slightly better than some of our safties... I would, just because we need a leader.

gary
10-09-2008, 11:27 AM
He'd probably want to play for a contending team though.

Carr Bombed
10-09-2008, 02:40 PM
Even if he does have and itch to play again.......it's not going to be here on a 0-4 team, I think we can all go ahead and forget about this idea. He's going to want to go to a winner.

gtexan02
10-09-2008, 03:02 PM
Believe in this year, man. Haven't you seen the commercials?

gary
10-09-2008, 03:25 PM
Even if he does have and itch to play again.......it's not going to be here on a 0-4 team, I think we can all go ahead and forget about this idea. He's going to want to go to a winner.Amen.

Double Barrel
10-09-2008, 04:19 PM
There are twelve games left on our schedule. That is far from mid-season or a halfway point for the arithmetic challenged. ;)

Why give up on this year? Seriously, 0-4 sucks, but we can still make the best of it. I'm thinking more about what our young players could learn from a player like Lynch. Experience and veteran leadership is in short supply on this team.

gary
10-10-2008, 04:00 PM
He'd probably want a chance for a ring.

HJam72
10-10-2008, 04:09 PM
If we'd won the last two games, he'd probably want to come here.

cuppacoffee
10-10-2008, 04:15 PM
If we'd won the last two games, he'd probably want to come here.

How many teams are beating down his door with offers?


:coffee:

gary
10-10-2008, 04:41 PM
Still a hard hitter.

HJam72
10-10-2008, 04:42 PM
How many teams are beating down his door with offers?


:coffee:

Good point, but he could just wait till next season.

gary
10-10-2008, 04:50 PM
Good idea.

GP
10-10-2008, 04:59 PM
How many teams are beating down his door with offers?


:coffee:

Maybe the offers were not high enough for him to seriously consider them?

It's possible that there HAVE been talks that the media is unaware of.

gary
10-10-2008, 05:01 PM
Maybe.

Corrosion
10-10-2008, 05:11 PM
With the garbage this Texans team puts on the field at Safety (and has since day one) I'd take a chance on the guy .... He could turn a bad defense into a decent one , that might be just enough to get them over the hump , and probably would have the past two weeks when One stop would have won those games.

gary
10-10-2008, 06:19 PM
I doubt they will though.