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2024 Free Agency

IDEXAN

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You also said he is not a gifted runner
Whoa I'm getting some real pushback on my CM evaluation !
First time I saw him was in his last year in college @ Stanford when he caught a little pass in the
flat and took it down the sidelines about 45-50 yards for a TD, and I thought dang that's one
fast white boy ! So after a little research I found out that the great Dave Sime was his grandpa:
OK now I get it !
 
Whoa I'm getting some real pushback on my CM evaluation !
First time I saw him was in his last year in college @ Stanford when he caught a little pass in the
flat and took it down the sidelines about 45-50 yards for a TD, and I thought dang that's one
fast white boy ! So after a little research I found out that the great Dave Sime was his grandpa:
OK now I get it !
so you just disregarded all his years in Carolina and in SF???
C. McCaffrey has been a beast since he's come into the league. All you have to do is watch one game and see just how good he is....not only at toting the rock but also running routes and catching passes. He runs hard with tenacity and refuses to go down fighting for every inch he can get....Thats all the "research" thats required.
 

IDEXAN

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so you just disregarded all his years in Carolina and in SF???
C. McCaffrey has been a beast since he's come into the league. All you have to do is watch one game and see just how good he is....not only at toting the rock but also running routes and catching passes. He runs hard with tenacity and refuses to go down fighting for every inch he can get....Thats all the "research" thats required.
You know what I have very little recollection of his pro career until he was traded to San Fran which of course has been just relatively recently. Living in an AFC city like I do and Carolina getting minimal exposure especially here in large part has a lot to with the opportunities I've
had to watch him play.
And yes I'm probably guilty of too deeply discounting Christian's ability & skills of toting the rock - I'm sorry !
 

DocBar

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Whoa I'm getting some real pushback on my CM evaluation !
First time I saw him was in his last year in college @ Stanford when he caught a little pass in the
flat and took it down the sidelines about 45-50 yards for a TD, and I thought dang that's one
fast white boy ! So after a little research I found out that the great Dave Sime was his grandpa:
OK now I get it !
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Sweech

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I would add Pollard to this list.

You can probably get Dugger for 3yrs 40 mil and Ekeler for 3yrs 21 mil.

This means you probably can't bring back Greenard and Edge becomes a high priority on the draft list. 2 guys I like a lot are Chop and Darius Robinson at 1-23.
The problem with edge becomes the fact that all the guys around that pick, like the ones you mentioned, are essentially developmental guys. Meaning we'd likely need to have a vet there (and that costs $) or our d-line could massively suffer and if the trenches are suffering this whole defense is going to suffer badly.

Imagine we go out there and out starting edges are Will and Tyree Wilson part 2. That spells disaster to me in my opnion. Especially if will were to get hurt for any amount of time.

I'd far rather just keep Greenard instead of risking tanking the d-line.
 

steelbtexan

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The problem with edge becomes the fact that all the guys around that pick, like the ones you mentioned, are essentially developmental guys. Meaning we'd likely need to have a vet there (and that costs $) or our d-line could massively suffer and if the trenches are suffering this whole defense is going to suffer badly.

Imagine we go out there and out starting edges are Will and Tyree Wilson part 2. That spells disaster to me in my opnion. Especially if will were to get hurt for any amount of time.

I'd far rather just keep Greenard instead of risking tanking the d-line.
That's why you bring back Barnett to go a long with Sanders and hopefully Horton. Also if you want to play it safe draft Darius Robinson. Lower upside but less risk. IMHO I trust Ryans on this one.
 

OptimisticTexan

2024 / Rebuilding Block 4 After Playoffs / Texans
The biggest question would have to be, who would be the bigger impact for the 2024 season.....Singletary or Barkley? Singletary may command 17-20M over 3 years while Barkley could be 25-30M over 3 years. If the OL is truly healthy, either guy could have a big impact on the running game.....if money is the deciding factor, I'd award Singletary the contract b/c he'd cost less and probably winds up just as effective.

I guess my RB room looks like this in 2024:

Devin Singletary (Re-Signed) He did an outstanding job behind a make-shift OL, so one has to truly wonder what he does behind an improved OL.

Jaylen Wright (Drafted RD3) Wright is a bigger and faster back, who can become a better receiver. Wright is already a very good blocker in the backfield. Grooming him behind DS would be a plus.

Dameon Pierce (On Roster) Pierce may have had a hard time adjusting to the new system. He still comes cheap and could be kept to see if he improves with a better OL. If he does turn the corner in YR3.....watch out b/c the Texans could have an awesome 3 headed tandem in the backfield. I also see him providing the ST's unit help as the primary return man. I'd like to see Dell on the sideline for punts.

Dare Ogunbawale (On Roster) He remains as the RB4 in this group b/c of his familiarity with the offense and he's an excellent ST's player.
 
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OptimisticTexan

2024 / Rebuilding Block 4 After Playoffs / Texans
Singletary as good as Barkley? That's laughable!
Not as laughable as you may think. Both guys played behind fairly laughable OL's in the run game and Singletary had the better season....IMHO of course.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
Yes, Devin is ok as a pass catcher. He's passable, but not special. Saquan is near elite as a pass catcher. He's not CMC, but who is? He'd bring a whole new dimension to the pass game imho.
Definitely an upgrade to the short passing game. Which comes in handy when an elite defense, injuries and poor weather take away the deep passing game. Which happens in the playoffs.
 


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