Morneblade

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  1. I don't think there is any question that Perine is the best back we have. He's also a 3 down back because he can be used as a receiver and in pass protection. This might mean that Thompson gets used a little differently, instead of being always being in there on 3rd down unless it's short yardage. Maybe he becomes more of a "change of pace", getting some 1st and 2nd down reps. But I think Perine is going to drop a few pounds and get a little more explosive, more like his freshman season and be a force.
  2. I looked at the 2016 depth chart for the raiders and they had McGee at DT behind Jihad Ward, not Dan Williams in their 4-3. Actually at NT (and they did have that as a position on the depth chart), Dan Williams was behind Justin Ellis. So this is false. http://justblogbaby.com/2016/08/08/oakland-raiders-release-first-depth-chart-of-2016/ Well, that's not saying much, and I agree. He should be better, but not to say he is good. It's more like over 30%, but whatever. I'll just say that if you don't want to invest in the NT, don't run a 3-4. Run a 4-3 and get the right people from the front 7. I'm not sure how much stock I would put in that list. according to it, David Bruton was better than Bennie Logan last year. I'll also add Raiders fans didn't seem to care that he left. But you said he would be "damn good" at NT, so I guess you know something I don't
  3. Well, age and money are 2 of the reasons you mentioned. The 3rd, one you didn't is the "why are they trying to unload him" thought. They might see a decline and want to get rid of him before it becomes real obvious and they can't get a ham sammich for him. So, he's a 29 year old CB that is going to want way more money than we have to spend and is probably declining. I'll add this. We had the 26th ranked pass defense in 2015. We added Josh Norman, and had the 26th ranked pass defense in 2016. IMO, you wanna fix the pass defense, get a better DL and LBs that make the QB make faster decisions and get more sacks and more INT's because the QB is rushed. If Phil Taylor is healthy (and this is a big if) he's a very good NT and we would be in excellent shape there, better than Dan Williams. Let's hope he is.
  4. WHAT? I've heard "poor man's Earl Campbell', but Rob Kelley? Whatever he is on, I want NO part of it, because whatever it is, it apparently distorts reality to a degree that you have no idea about anything anymore.
  5. Or his balance. I've seen him get hit low and somehow not go down due to from what I saw AMAZING balance. He might not be the fastest guy, or the quickest guy but he's strong as a bull, pretty fast, actually quicker than many give him credit for and has fantastic balance.
  6. 2x torn ACL and size, he's not big. Not your prototypical shutdown corner because he's going to have trouble with big receivers. But he's perfect for a slot CB, and we have a need there. 4.43 40 and 35 inch vert. Has explosion and speed. And at 5'9 and 190, matches up well against the small quick slot WR's.
  7. Just because a guy has played there does not mean they are well suited for the role. Like Ziggy Hood, for instance. He was used there on occation, but he was a DE in their 3-4, and DT in their 4-3, much like McClain was at Dallas. That does not mean you are well suited to play NT in a 3-4 He did not beat out Dan Williams for NT, Justin Ellis did, who happens to weight 334. Basically, you're wrong here. Not if it was not the deal he wanted. Like Pryor, they might just want a one year deal and capitalize next year. Lots of one year deals going around, in case you have not noticed. As for McGee, he was a marginal player that got hurt. Figured we could get him cheap. And we did. Oh, I'm not "down" on the offseason. I've already gone on about how happy I was with most of the moves. It's just NT and Stacy McGee I'm not happy about, the 2 things you seem to be smitten with. I think McGee is a JAG, you think he's awesome and will be a great NT. And I laugh at that. And that is where we disagree. I like the McClain Signing and if we had kept Baker and gotten a NT, would have given us a A+ for FA, and think we would have had a GOOD DL. I give us a A- for the draft, except for that 4th round safety, we killed it.
  8. McGee was not a NT at Oakland, he was a DE.Stop doing apples to oranges. And in regards to how quickly we scooped up the Mc's and were late on Brown and Cousins, maybe the FO isn't as bright as you think they are.
  9. I watched that a while ago, I was really impressed.
  10. I really don't know why people are so high on McGee. It's not like he's actually done anything in his career. At least McClain had ONE good season. Which is one more than McGee has had. Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV Career 51 18 2 0 2 3 0 3.0 44 19 11 2013 23 OAK dt/nt 92 15 5 0 0 1 3 0 0.5 14 6 3 2014 24 OAK 92 11 0 2 2 1 2015 25 OAK nt 92 16 4 0 0 1 0 0 14 8 3 2016 26 OAK de/dt/nt 92 9 9 2 0 0 0 0 2.5 14 3 4
  11. The Washington Redskins need help at nose tackle. There is one solid player left on the market in Dan Williams. Coming into the 2017 offseason, the Washington Redskins were lacking solid personnel on the defensive line. Their only quality starter was free agent Chris Baker, and once he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it looked like the team may be dealing with trouble. Yes, the Redskins did sign Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee to deals, but neither was thought to be a perfect fit at the 3-4 end position. In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Redskins strengthened the end position by adding Jonathan Allen with their first round pick. Widely considered to be top five talent, Allen slid in the draft due to concerns about his shoulders and workouts. Still, he is going to be a quality starter, and his presence will improve the line. However, the Redskins never addressed one of their most obvious weaknesses. Nose tackle. After losing Kedric Golston, a backup caliber player forced into a starting role, in Week 2, the Redskins turned to the undersized end Ziggy Hood to man the position. Hood did the best that he could, but he came up short of filling the need. He simply is not fit to be the nose tackle, but the Redskins did not add any viable options in the draft. For that reason, they may need to dip into the summer free agent pool and sign a veteran guy like Dan Williams. http://riggosrag.com/2017/05/18/dan-williams-nose-tackle-help/
  12. Really nice information there. Not bad for a 7th round pick, playing in the Big Boy conference.
  13. We were very fortunate that happened. And honestly, having good depth at DE is a good thing. You need to be able to rotate guys, and if the backups are really solid, you don't loose much. But having Logan would have been really helpful.