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#1 Sizzlebshu

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

Thoughts on signing him if the price Is low enough.

Pros
Big cb
Fits press man
Physical

Cons
Potential suspension ( mitigated by terms of deal)

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:24 PM

Nope... Don't get me wrong, he's a good player, but he's facing a possible 1 year suspension. I think it's like his 3rd offense, so he's getting hit hard. Add into that he's probably going to want $$$ so no. We have more pressing needs then a starting CB as well.
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

If he's cheap and wants to be with a contender and there's contract stipulations then Hell yeah. 


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

He's slow for a corner and gets flagged a lot too, he's a bit like the cornerback version of Pollard. With a drug habit.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

I personally always thought Walter Thurmond III was better and think we should target him. Thurmond is actually the one I really want, but I'm not sure what type of contract he wants. 

I just want to know what it is about Seattle because all from 2010-2011: Walter Thurmond (4th round), Richard Sherman (fifth round), Kam Chancellor (fifth round), and Byron Maxwell (sixth round). How are they doing it?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

Can he play LT, RT, C or WR
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:41 PM




I personally always thought Walter Thurmond III was better and think we should target him. Thurmond is actually the one I really want, but I'm not sure what type of contract he wants.
I just want to know what it is about Seattle because all from 2010-2011: Walter Thurmond (4th round), Richard Sherman (fifth round), Kam Chancellor (fifth round), and Byron Maxwell (sixth round). How are they doing it?


Good scouts, good gm, good coaching and players that fit their scheme. Pete Carroll to me really deserves a lot of credit. I remember when everyone laughed at him for leaving college (whatever his reasons were) and making the playoffs as a 7-9 team. If you look at the roster, that's basically what him and his staff put together with a huge turnover.
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:42 PM

 

Good scouts, good gm, good coaching and players that fit their scheme. Pete Carroll to me really deserves a lot of credit. I remember when everyone laughed at him for leaving college (whatever his reasons were) and making the playoffs as a 7-9 team. If you look at the roster, that's basically what him and his staff put together with a huge turnover.

It was a rhetorical question just remarking that they have gotten some really talented players that have flown under the radar.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:08 AM

He's slow for a corner and gets flagged a lot too, he's a bit like the cornerback version of Pollard. With a drug habit.

 

Bernard Pollard ran a 4.57 at the Combine.

 

Anyone watching surely saw him quickly close ground on fleet receivers and lay punishing hits.

 

Pollard just signed a multi-year extension with the Titans and scouts opined 2013 was his best season yet. He was rated as one of the top 100 players in the league. (#87)

 

He did draw flags, many of which were not warranted. He also wore receivers down.

 

Pollard will be playing after Cleats Elam is out of the league.

 

This was another inexplicable move. The kind of move that says we need a new G.M. before it's too late.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:23 AM

Can he play LT, RT, C or WR

Excluding LT (as that is deep for once), is there currently a FA that can play any of those positions? I don't see anyone worth any money. 

 

Not everything is need based. If Browner is given an ideal contract, he can benefit the defense and secondary tremendously. 

 

He and Jimmy on the outside can play physical press man which would allow Webb to shift to the slot and play a shutdown role there. Its not that Webb isn't good or anything on the outside because he is very good there, but it would give our defense another option and allow it to maximize its strengths (out of the 3 Webb probably would have the most success in the slot of the 3 is my reasoning for moving him there.) 

 

As for the flags, it comes with the style of press man. You have to live with some penalties to be physical. It is almost a non-issue to me. 


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:30 AM

I'm on board.
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:31 AM

Bernard Pollard ran a 4.57 at the Combine.

 

Anyone watching surely saw him quickly close ground on fleet receivers and lay punishing hits.

 

Pollard just signed a multi-year extension with the Titans and scouts opined 2013 was his best season yet. He was rated as one of the top 100 players in the league. (#87)

 

He did draw flags, many of which were not warranted. He also wore receivers down.

 

Pollard will be playing after Cleats Elam is out of the league.

 

This was another inexplicable move. The kind of move that says we need a new G.M. before it's too late.

 

What does this have to do with the topic?

 

Anyway, I like Browners playing style but he's a junkie. He's also turning 30.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:37 AM

Pollard will be playing after Cleats Elam is out of the league.


Lol!!!!

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:42 AM

Bernard Pollard ran a 4.57 at the Combine.

 

Anyone watching surely saw him quickly close ground on fleet receivers and lay punishing hits.

 

Pollard just signed a multi-year extension with the Titans and scouts opined 2013 was his best season yet. He was rated as one of the top 100 players in the league. (#87)

 

He did draw flags, many of which were not warranted. He also wore receivers down.

 

Pollard will be playing after Cleats Elam is out of the league.

 

This was another inexplicable move. The kind of move that says we need a new G.M. before it's too late.

 

Since DeCosta is basically Ozzie 2.0, you're going to have to wait a long time for that


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:12 AM

His a product of the talents around him.

 

I'm a little skeptic about any of the Pete's roster in his locker room.   Majority are caught w/ a substance abuse(never verified which drug it is)

 

Pete's excuse is that its just weed, but i highly doubt that.    


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:14 AM

What does this have to do with the topic?

 

Anyway, I like Browners playing style but he's a junkie. He's also turning 30.

 

Your comparision

 

You called Browner slow and penalty prone and compared him to Pollard.

 

Pollard is not slow and his penalties were generally good plays. Even when improperly flagged he set a tone that inured to our benefit. Our G.M. decided to let his starting safeties go and play a miss-selected rookie without a mentor.  Then the player Cut predictably had his best year ever. 

 

We've got a big problem and its not going to go away because it doesn't want to. But we can't cover for it's mistakes. It has to be escorted out and the sooner the better.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:40 AM

Your comparision

 

You called Browner slow and penalty prone and compared him to Pollard.

 

Pollard is not slow and his penalties were generally good plays. Even when improperly flagged he set a tone that inured to our benefit. Our G.M. decided to let his starting safeties go and play a miss-selected rookie without a mentor.  Then the player Cut predictably had his best year ever. 

 

We've got a big problem and its not going to go away because it doesn't want to. But we can't cover for it's mistakes. It has to be escorted out and the sooner the better.

I understand the love for Pollard, I really enjoyed his time. But your forgetting something, Ihedigbo took Pollard role, not Elam. Kind of invalidates the points you are trying to make


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:48 AM

Your comparision

 

You called Browner slow and penalty prone and compared him to Pollard.

 

Pollard is not slow and his penalties were generally good plays. Even when improperly flagged he set a tone that inured to our benefit. Our G.M. decided to let his starting safeties go and play a miss-selected rookie without a mentor.  Then the player Cut predictably had his best year ever. 

 

We've got a big problem and its not going to go away because it doesn't want to. But we can't cover for it's mistakes. It has to be escorted out and the sooner the better.

 

James Ihedigbo out played Pollard last year so we basically let Pollard go and kept a cheaper better in coverage strong safety. How doe that not make sense? also Ihedigbo wasn't a penalty machine like Pollard was as well.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:52 AM

Bernard Pollard ran a 4.57 at the Combine.

 

Anyone watching surely saw him quickly close ground on fleet receivers and lay punishing hits.

 

Pollard just signed a multi-year extension with the Titans and scouts opined 2013 was his best season yet. He was rated as one of the top 100 players in the league. (#87)

 

He did draw flags, many of which were not warranted. He also wore receivers down.

 

Pollard will be playing after Cleats Elam is out of the league.

 

This was another inexplicable move. The kind of move that says we need a new G.M. before it's too late.

Wow. You were actually making some understandable statements regarding Pollard, then you completely dropped the ball in your last two statements. Sad.

 

Anyway, the biggest con is actually attraction.

Browner should draw a lot of interest. He's a quality starting CB and more teams will like his style of play. The Ravens won't be on his priority list.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:08 AM

Can he play LT, RT, C or WR

but how about FS? can he transition there Webb style?


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