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Old 04-20-2007, 01:22 AM   #31
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From a cap perspective, I'm still not sold on investing that much money in two safeties. Seems like for all the elite safeties you mentioned - Polamalu, Reed, Dawkins - those teams have been able to get by complimenting them with lesser players. Even Taylor was at his most effective playing with Ryan Clark.

You need one athletic safety in the NFL today to cover tight ends and blitz while still being able to drop back in coverage, but do you really need two? Especially when your team has major needs up front? It'd be nice, but is it really a luxury we can afford at this point?
Exactly. It's overkill.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:23 AM   #32
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:26 AM   #33
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No, he signed with Seattle
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:29 AM   #34
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:04 AM   #35
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Re: My final argument for Drafting LaRon Landry

I do not like the idea of the Skins drafting for need. So many people are calling for drafting a d-lineman because the team will implode if we don't get one this year, it concerns me that the Skins will reach for someone not desrving of the 6 th pick. IF we keep # 6 pick we need to draft an elite player like Landry.
Not a single defensive lineman in this draft seems to be an elite player. There are a couple that come close but none of them are in the "can't miss" status like Landry.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:23 AM   #36
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I do not like the idea of the Skins drafting for need. So many people are calling for drafting a d-lineman because the team will implode if we don't get one this year, it concerns me that the Skins will reach for someone not desrving of the 6 th pick. IF we keep # 6 pick we need to draft an elite player like Landry.
Not a single defensive lineman in this draft seems to be an elite player. There are a couple that come close but none of them are in the "can't miss" status like Landry.
But there is no such thing as a can't miss dlineman. They bust out 50 percent of the time. Still, at some point you have to roll the dice and try and bring a stud in. Teams are doing such a good job of keeping their best de's and tackles off the market, it's not really possible anymore to get much more than an adequate dline through free agency. We overachieved for 2 seasons with Griffin and some bums before finally being exposed last year. I just don't think we can let this go any longer.

Also, since when was a prodigious 19 year old with unlimited potential and a great work ethic and attitude not elite? I'd call that once in a lifetime.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:24 AM   #37
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I do not like the idea of the Skins drafting for need. So many people are calling for drafting a d-lineman because the team will implode if we don't get one this year, it concerns me that the Skins will reach for someone not desrving of the 6 th pick. IF we keep # 6 pick we need to draft an elite player like Landry.
Not a single defensive lineman in this draft seems to be an elite player. There are a couple that come close but none of them are in the "can't miss" status like Landry.
I do not get this whole can't miss thing. They aren't proven until they have done it in the NFL. People take what they say on NFL Network to heart.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:40 AM   #38
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One last thing....

I think drafting a dlineman is a lot like drafting a qb. The failure rate is incredibly high but what are you going to do? Wait for Manning to go on waivers? You have to either try to get someone who can play, like we did with Campbell, or try your luck with the Kitna's, Brooks', and Collins' of the world. The last teams to win doing that were the Bucs and Ravens, who also happened to have two of the greatest defenses of all time.
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I do not like the idea of the Skins drafting for need. So many people are calling for drafting a d-lineman because the team will implode if we don't get one this year, it concerns me that the Skins will reach for someone not desrving of the 6 th pick. IF we keep # 6 pick we need to draft an elite player like Landry.
Not a single defensive lineman in this draft seems to be an elite player. There are a couple that come close but none of them are in the "can't miss" status like Landry.
Well, the term can't miss is over used, but Okoye and Gaines Adams are as "can't miss" as you can get on the DL. Both will be game changing players, and we need those positions filled more than we need a safety.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:42 AM   #43
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Re: My final argument for Drafting LaRon Landry

this draft is very deep with defensive linemen. now is the time to address that problem. both golston and carter are still young, adding a rookie to the mix could give us a solid line for the next couple of years
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:10 AM   #44
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned this but I'm wondering if the Skins could be concerned about losing Taylor to free agency when his contract is up so that's why Landry is on their radar.

I really wouldn't hate this pick, but it still would leave the d-line a big question mark.
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I do not like the idea of the Skins drafting for need. So many people are calling for drafting a d-lineman because the team will implode if we don't get one this year, it concerns me that the Skins will reach for someone not desrving of the 6 th pick. IF we keep # 6 pick we need to draft an elite player like Landry.
Not a single defensive lineman in this draft seems to be an elite player. There are a couple that come close but none of them are in the "can't miss" status like Landry.
The team imploded last year due in large part to the fact that we had major weaknesses on the D-line.

Still, I have to say that the more I hear and see about Landry the less upset I'd be if we wind up taking him. But like Matty said, we'd still have to get help on the front four somewhere -- maybe Kris Jenkins or Ian Scott.

I do like the idea of guys like Terrell Owens, Jason Witten, and Plaxico Burress watching out for their heads going over the middle against a lineup like Taylor and Landry. Assuming Landry is everything people say about him, we would have one of the most feared secondaries in the league at that point.
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