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Old 03-18-2013   #121
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Where does PFF rank Earl Mitchell at DT? Do they have him as awful against the run?
47 out of 85 overall, 27 run grade & 57 pass rush grade. Without J'ville games his run grade would be nearly equal to his pass rush grade.
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47 out of 85 overall, 27 run grade & 57 pass rush grade. Without J'ville games his run grade would be nearly equal to his pass rush grade.
Thank you. I thought he'd be a better pass rusher when they drafted him.
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How about Brad Jones ILB from the Packers?
He played every snap when he got the chance to start as a 3-down LB, with Hawk leaving the field.

That must mean he played very well.
It should be a low cost signing that provide value and more flexibility in the draft.

ProFootball Focusb grades him a value-performer for the Packers as he had a small salary due to being a 7th rd draft pick in 2009.

He played OLB early on but made a smooth transition to ILB.

Looking at the brief analysis on him and his measurable a pre-draft; I was surprised he wasn't drafted a little higher; probably because he only weighed 232 at the time. Now he's listed at 242.
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How about Brad Jones ILB from the Packers?
He played every snap when he got the chance to start as a 3-down LB, with Hawk leaving the field.

That must mean he played very well.
It should be a low cost signing that provide value and more flexibility in the draft.

ProFootball Focusb grades him a value-performer for the Packers as he had a small salary due to being a 7th rd draft pick in 2009.

He played OLB early on but made a smooth transition to ILB.

Looking at the brief analysis on him and his measurable a pre-draft; I was surprised he wasn't drafted a little higher; probably because he only weighed 232 at the time. Now he's listed at 242.
He'd be a great pick up
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[IMG]6 ft 3 in 232 lb. 4.49 s 1.59s 2.56s 4.21 s 6.75 s 33 in 9 ft 11 in 19 reps[/IMG]

He averaged 8.5 tackles in his starts, with 2 sacks and 5 PDs.

His draft report shows that he was good in coverage from the college day, where he played all over the place, including DE.
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How about Brad Jones ILB from the Packers?
He played every snap when he got the chance to start as a 3-down LB, with Hawk leaving the field.

That must mean he played very well.
It should be a low cost signing that provide value and more flexibility in the draft.

ProFootball Focusb grades him a value-performer for the Packers as he had a small salary due to being a 7th rd draft pick in 2009.

He played OLB early on but made a smooth transition to ILB.

Looking at the brief analysis on him and his measurable a pre-draft; I was surprised he wasn't drafted a little higher; probably because he only weighed 232 at the time. Now he's listed at 242.
Jones would be a great addition, really good player, he would fit in well next to Cushing. I wonder what his price tag will be?
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How about Brad Jones ILB from the Packers?
He played every snap when he got the chance to start as a 3-down LB, with Hawk leaving the field.
Rated overall 10th out of 53 ILBs, very good against the run & decent vs. pass.

I wonder what kind of money he'll command?
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Rated overall 10th out of 53 ILBs, very good against the run & decent vs. pass.

I wonder what kind of money he'll command?
Shouldn't be as much of a jump as Quin since he didn't start as many games as Quin.
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Shouldn't be as much of a jump as Quin since he didn't start as many games as Quin.
Cool, put a call into Rick and tell him we're both on board with bringing him in.

He can catch the Aero Mexico from Milwaukee to Mexico City -- the landing might be a little dicey.



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Cool, put a call into Rick and tell him we're both on board with bringing him in.

He can catch the Aero Mexico from Milwaukee to Mexico City -- the landing might be a little dicey.



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LOL!

Eight teams have shown interest, reportedly.
Jones did visit the Titans last week.
I don't think they can offer him much since they just sign a LB whose name escape me at the moment.
They probably plan to use him at OLB instead.
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what about Urlacher? Could he really be worse than James?

I understand he's lost a step in defending the pass, but he's still very stout around the line of scrimmage and up the middle. would allow Cush to roam and make plays instead of sticking to gap responsibilites. Just an idea, Bears giving that man a raw deal IMO, maybe we could swoop in and give him a nice 1 year deal and hope he would be an asset.
urlacher was not much, if any better than Brady james last year. classic better name than player at this point.
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How about Brad Jones ILB from the Packers?
He played every snap when he got the chance to start as a 3-down LB, with Hawk leaving the field.

That must mean he played very well.
It should be a low cost signing that provide value and more flexibility in the draft.

ProFootball Focusb grades him a value-performer for the Packers as he had a small salary due to being a 7th rd draft pick in 2009.

He played OLB early on but made a smooth transition to ILB.

Looking at the brief analysis on him and his measurable a pre-draft; I was surprised he wasn't drafted a little higher; probably because he only weighed 232 at the time. Now he's listed at 242.
I hadn't considered Jones, but I would consider him to be one of the more attractive-slash-realistic possibilities for the Texans. Seems very much within the free agent MO of the organization.
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Has anyone brought up Daryl Smith yet? I think he'd look nice next to Cush.
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urlacher was not much, if any better than Brady james last year. classic better name than player at this point.
God I'm so afraid that is what is going to happen with Reed. It's going to really hurt us if this turns into another Ahmad Green or Eric moulds situation.
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I must admit. I think this is the most boring Texans FA season I've witnessed so far. We definitely haven't gotten better. I sure hope they have some sort of plan in mind
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I must admit. I think this is the most boring Texans FA season I've witnessed so far. We definitely haven't gotten better. I sure hope they have some sort of plan in mind
What about when we only signed Wade Smith?
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Lets just sign Hampton and Harrison in FA they should be fairly inexpensive for a yr or 2 and draft a couple of S. This appears to be a good class for S.
I know Casey Hampton would make a lot of folks really happy but it seems to me, still, that Wade is stuck on his smallish NT who can penetrate (whether it actually happens on the field or not) than the traditional big space eater. Don't see it happening.

In reference to Harrison I really don't see that happening. Read on CBS Sports.com yesterday that his was the "coldest name in FA". According to GMs interviewed in Phoenix that he asking/wanting way too much money for LB who's lost a step and can't effectively rush the passer anymore though is still stout against the run. Wants too much money for a 2 down player. Don't see this happening either.

I'm kinda surprised at the push for Ed Reed. This goes completely against the grain of what McNair said just a few off seasons ago about learning to not chase players on their downslide looking for one last payday. I guess he either changed his mind or he really does stay out of it and let his football people do what they're paid for. Thoughts on this?
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I know Casey Hampton would make a lot of folks really happy but it seems to me, still, that Wade is stuck on his smallish NT who can penetrate (whether it actually happens on the field or not) than the traditional big space eater. Don't see it happening.

In reference to Harrison I really don't see that happening. Read on CBS Sports.com yesterday that his was the "coldest name in FA". According to GMs interviewed in Phoenix that he asking/wanting way too much money for LB who's lost a step and can't effectively rush the passer anymore though is still stout against the run. Wants too much money for a 2 down player. Don't see this happening either.

I'm kinda surprised at the push for Ed Reed. This goes completely against the grain of what McNair said just a few off seasons ago about learning to not chase players on their downslide looking for one last payday. I guess he either changed his mind or he really does stay out of it and let his football people do what they're paid for. Thoughts on this?
There are always exception.

A few guys are able to maintain their body and their mind longer than others.
Reed is one of them.
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Ahmard Hall might be a cheap FB.
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Rolando McClain is rumored to be shopped around.

Any chances the Texans go after him? Could he be had for cheap? We need some LB depth and he's only 23 years old.
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