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Old 03-06-2007   #1
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Cool Danny Clark Signed

So would he play with Ryans and Greenwood? Looking at the stats he's slightly better than Greenwood, and leeps above our other's LB's. Can Greenwood play the left side?

Is Clark traditionally on the right?

Just trying to figure out where he fits in and how I feel about him

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Clark would play SAM linebacker replacing Shantee Orr as the starter.
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Clark would play SAM linebacker replacing Shantee Orr as the starter.
JMO, but replacing Orr would be a mistake. He's a constant high-motor guy who always gives 110%. If any LB needs to be replaced it's Ryans (haha..jk). It's Greenwood, it looks like Philip Buchanon taught him how to tackle. Yes, he had 100+ tackles last season, but he also missed a whole gang of 'em. I have been a big proponent of drafting Desmond Bishop in the 4th round if he falls there. That guy hits anything that moves. Another guy to give a shot to is Ameer Ismail from W. Michigan. He's likely a 7th rounder or UFA, but he led the Broncos with 17 sacks his senior season. Proven ballhawk.
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Shantee Orr is average at best no matter how much effort he gives.
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Shantee Orr is average at best no matter how much effort he gives.
You may be right, but you can't have a Pro Bowler at every position.
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Orr is better suited to play OLB in a 3-4 rather than 4-3. Although I like Orr, its time for a newer route.
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Orr is better suited to play OLB in a 3-4 rather than 4-3. Although I like Orr, its time for a newer route.
The whole concept of drafting a college DE and turning him into a 3-4 OLB is ridiculous to me. Off topic I know, but just saying...
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The whole concept of drafting a college DE and turning him into a 3-4 OLB is ridiculous to me. Off topic I know, but just saying...
why? because alot of college DE's cant keep the weight to be a down lineman? that might have a little to do with it.

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why? because alot of college DE's cant keep the weight to be a down lineman? that might have a little to do with it.

see: Peek, Antwan
Not that, just the fact that they have to learn a completely different position. Of course, some prove to be successful, but they all have to spend a season or 2 adjusting to the move. I just don't like the idea of taking someone away from what they do best. I understand where you're coming from though.
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Clark > Orr

So, why not?
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I posted this in another thread about Clark, but I guess it dissapeared so here it is again:

Danny "hammerhead" Clark was a serious fan favorite in Oakland. Let his nickname be a good indicator of his playing style. He was a high motor guy with great intensity and has leadership qualities. He fell out of favor in Oakland because of the emergence of Kirk Morrison and was then released (most people were pissed at Davis for this). As far as being a liability in coverage which is my main concern, most Raider fans said he can hold his own. He seems like a good guy to get, I want him rather than the undersized DT and Ramsey.
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Also, does anyone else feel that after reading the front page story on the main site that it's only a matter of time before we sign Clark? It sounded like all we have to do is workout the details and he gets his chance to win a starting spot at SLB (which Im pretty excited about).
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i was thinkin the same....he said if the numbers work out he will surely be here.
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clark is a solid LB...he won't break the bank...he won't be in any pro bowls but he's a solid LB...greenwood is a solid LB...he won't play in any pro bowls either...i think too many of ya'll have gotten smitten by LB corps like what baltimore has had...like cowboys had in the early 90's...you don't need every LB to be dominant...you just need the middle guy to be a monster and the other two to be great supporters...shantee orr is a 3-4 OLB nuff said...he plays with a high motor but he doesn't have the coverage skills to continue playing with our current scheme...i think orr will find a place in miami sooner rather than later
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clark is a solid LB...he won't break the bank...he won't be in any pro bowls but he's a solid LB...greenwood is a solid LB...he won't play in any pro bowls either...i think too many of ya'll have gotten smitten by LB corps like what baltimore has had...like cowboys had in the early 90's...you don't need every LB to be dominant...you just need the middle guy to be a monster and the other two to be great supporters...shantee orr is a 3-4 OLB nuff said...he plays with a high motor but he doesn't have the coverage skills to continue playing with our current scheme...i think orr will find a place in miami sooner rather than later
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The whole concept of drafting a college DE and turning him into a 3-4 OLB is ridiculous to me. Off topic I know, but just saying...
All 3-4 teams look for these "tweeners" since there's not a whole lot of colleges running the 3-4 and smaller DE's from college are the closest thing they can find.
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I posted this on a thread in the NFL forum.

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He's a pretty big fella who hits like a ton of bricks, but never really got an adequate chance to show what he was capable of for us. This was partly due to a purported lack of coverage skills (and was evident a few times in goal line situation when he let the TE burn him) and perhaps moreso due to the fact that the staff liked Simoneau's intelligence and leadership in the middle of the defense. I think they sacrificed some potential playmaking ability and heavy hitting in Clark for the unspectacular stability of Simoneau.

If you guys were to pick him up, I doubt he would be more than quality depth and a good special teamer, especially seeing who's manning the middle for you now and noting that he wouldn't likely be a candidate to move to an OLB position due to the afforementioned coverage concerns.

I would have liked to have seen more of what he is capable of as he had some good years in Oakland, but we were ultimately paying him $2 million to come in on goal line situations and play special teams. I hope he does well somewhere, though.
I believe he's played MLB most, if not all, of his career thus far, though you may want to check with Raiders fans for clarification. I can certainly see him as a capable run-stopping force at SAM and is someone who would bring a lot of energy. Doubt he would be able to play WILL; he may be able to overcome his coverage liabilities at SAM or even MLB, but I don't think you would want him in space trying to cover up TE's very often, especially with mediocre safeties.
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Looking at all of the unkown free agents Rick Smith has signed and turned into gold, I'll be really excited if we can sign Clark. I can't believe I'm saying this but the front office knows what it's doing and I'm confident in whatever moves they make.
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All 3-4 teams look for these "tweeners" since there's not a whole lot of colleges running the 3-4 and smaller DE's from college are the closest thing they can find.
Charlie Weis has changed his D coordinator and is installing the 3-4 at Notre Dame this season.

Gotta do something, D has stood for disaster the last few years.

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Thoughts on Danny Clark from raiderfans.net:

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Your making a good signing. Clark is a good leader and a solid player. He's not dazzling, he's more of a hard working lunchpail kinda LBer. Solid tackler, but he'll be good for your young defense though.

He was released because we didn't have a place for him anymore. He would have been a MLB and we have Morrison there now who has done well and Howard and Williams on the outside. Wish we coulda kept him, but oh well.
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His liability is dropping back to cover the passing game. He is a liability in those instances and this is what explains his inability to stick with one team.
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He has good leadership skills and is reliable.
Hope that gives a little insight. Seems as if a second coming of Jay Foreman.
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