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  • #16
    Originally posted by DMWSackMachine View Post
    Toby's with HR, so he's not really a part of our family here.


    Also, he's divorced, so he's not really a part of his family, either.
    Who is HR?

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    • #17
      D-Unit, I like your trend of thought on this issue. Before the Senior Bowl I was thinking there was a possibility we could have gotten Gabe Carimi in the second round. I thought he would be able to fit in immediately on our right side if we chose to move on from Columbo. I think Carimi could play left tackle in this league, but have those guys as bookends would solidify our tackles for several years to come, even if its only 5-7 years, that better than its been!
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      • #18
        Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
        Who is HR?
        Human Resources
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        • #19
          Originally posted by UTPATS View Post
          D-Unit, I like your trend of thought on this issue. Before the Senior Bowl I was thinking there was a possibility we could have gotten Gabe Carimi in the second round. I thought he would be able to fit in immediately on our right side if we chose to move on from Columbo. I think Carimi could play left tackle in this league, but have those guys as bookends would solidify our tackles for several years to come, even if its only 5-7 years, that better than its been!
          I don't think there is much of a chance of Carimi being there at our second pick. He will probably go much higher than expected after a very nice showing at the Senior Bowl. I am very much torn between him and Cam Jordan.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Toby Flenderson View Post
            I don't think there is much of a chance of Carimi being there at our second pick. He will probably go much higher than expected after a very nice showing at the Senior Bowl. I am very much torn between him and Cam Jordan.
            IMO Cam Jordan is worth our #9 overall pick, but I think we could possible trade back some and still take either guy. There is still quite a bit to look at before we can make that determination, but both of those guys are 15-25 pick guys, IMHO.

            Carimi has definitely worked himself as a solid first round guy. I could see the Packers taking him with their pick, if he last that long. He's not elite, but he showed this week that he can play inside if needed, but he can also play either tackle spot. Would be a great swing guy for us if we HAVE to have Columbo for one more year.

            Cam Jordan has dominated almost every guy he has gone up against. I think he would be an excellent 5-tech for us, probably move inside and create a nice duo of Ratliff and Jordan as our nickel tackles. With Bowen and Igor as the ends, Ware and Spencer blitzing...nasty nickel front!

            I still think it won't matter what our defensive front does if we dont cover better than we did this past year. We need serious secondary help, mainly at safety!
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            • #21
              His LT experience last season was huge.

              It takes 2-3 yrs. to develop even the most coachable of LTs in the same system, unless they're D'Brickashaw or Joe Thomas. Too great a risk & too little reward protecting Romo's blind side to put a developmental rookie there for OJT.

              Better to address OG -- either or both -- in this draft as Leonard Davis is done. There were severe running game issues at OG last yr
              Last edited by LizardState; 01-30-2011, 03:57 PM.

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              • #22
                What is the FA situation with Free? Is it the same as everyone else with the CBA issue?
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                • #23
                  Yes, he is, but there is no way in hell JJ lets him get away.
                  In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.


                  -Douglas MacArthur

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                  • #24
                    Somewhere between 3 and 5 year deal?
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                    • #25
                      Yeah, probably 4 or 5.
                      In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.


                      -Douglas MacArthur

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                      • #26
                        With those stats(especially the QB hits). How many of them came earlier in the season? And how many closer to the backend? I do wonder whether there was an improvement as the season wore on.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                          In run blocking Free was statistically, the TOP #1 run blocker in the league. In pass blocking he was 15th allowing our QB to get knocked to the ground 12 times this past season.
                          I'm wondering where you got these numbers? I just read from pro football focus Free was rated as the 5th best pass blocking tackle in the entire league last season, on either side. We know he's a beast as a run blocker. We know he's an excellent RT, and he played awesome on the left. I don't care which side he plays, but I do know he's proven to be a top 10 tackle in this league and still improving.


                          I'm really not sure which areas you saw him struggle in last year, or that you think he'd continue to struggle with.


                          It's probably in that article where I posted that talked about Stephen Bowen, but I did find this quickly to reiterate:


                          Before last season, it appeared the Cowboys were taking a sizable leap of faith when they decided to promote Doug Free to left tackle upon releasing veteran Flozell Adams in April 2010. After all, Free had started only seven games in his career and he did so on the other side of the line.

                          But as the season played out, it became clear that the move was justified. Free, a restricted free agent whom the Cowboys offered a tender amounting to approximately $3.5 million in March, allowed only five sacks last season. Almost overnight, he emerged as one of the best linemen in the league. In fact, Pro Football Focus determined that Free produced the fifth-best pass blocking efficiency rating among left tackles in the NFL



                          Read more: http://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/...#ixzz1Qb4VA823

                          So all in all, he graded out as the best run blocking tackle, and 5th best passing tackle in his 1st year on the left side. So I'd say there is no cause for alarm and he's still a young player growing and getting better. Nothing wrong with Tyron Smith playing on the right side, Jason Smith did it, Michael Oher did it, Andre Smith did it, list goes on and on. All these guys were either better prospects, or on the same level as Tyron.


                          It be different if he struggles on that side and he can only play the left, or had Free struggled on the left, but none of those seem likely. It'd be nearly impossible for Tyron to step in as a 20 year old rookie and play better then Free last year and give him the responsibility of protecting Romo's blindside.
                          Last edited by LonghornsLegend; 06-28-2011, 02:37 PM.





                          Originally posted by Scott Wright
                          I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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                          • #28
                            With the added weight, Tyron will be fine on the Right Side. At the time I started this thread, I anticipated Tyron (or a player like Tyron who at the time was too light for RT and was projected as a LT ONLY) would be an upgrade for us at LT. I know I started it in January, but I knew I wanted Tyron then. ... and I thought drafting him and moving Free to the Right would make sense.

                            I can't remember where I got the stats about Free. Should've asked me at the time.

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