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A 206 79.54%
B 45 17.37%
C 5 1.93%
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:16 PM   #106
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

Were we interested in Sanchez? Sure. But how interested. We were NOT going to give up the farm for him. Call it a smokescreen or whatever you want, but the idea that we were VERY interested in him, and that Snyder would go to ridiculous lengths to get him, played to our advantage.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:22 PM   #107
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At this point I could really care less how much of the Sanchez talk was a bluff or truth, truth is we'll never know for sure... all that matters is we addressed a key need along the DE and didn't have to trade up to do it.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:57 PM   #108
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HELLO REDSKIN FANS!!!! I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief today. Perhaps our front office is starting to get it after all. I thought the DE from Tenn was a little better than Orakpo but I'm not going to complain about this pick. Will filled a huge need and this guy sort of reminds my of James Harrison coming off the edge. My only concern is can he hold up at DE 265lbs at DE? But someone mentioned that he's got the frame to put on some weight, which I agree with. Dude looks like a tank. And is he a better fit in a 3-4? But I've got confidence in Blache and co. Our defense now looks more like one that's going to get sacks and create turnovers.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:06 PM   #109
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I gave it a B, only because I wanted Oher. But if he gets Double Digit sacks, I will raise it up to an A++
Same here... I am defintley very happy how it all worked out overall though. Thank god Sanchez was not ours.... but I still think we need to do some more to address that tackle spot... but very happy to end up with a pass rushing DE... finally.
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HELLO REDSKIN FANS!!!! I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief today. Perhaps our front office is starting to get it after all. I thought the DE from Tenn was a little better than Orakpo but I'm not going to complain about this pick. Will filled a huge need and this guy sort of reminds my of James Harrison coming off the edge. My only concern is can he hold up at DE 265lbs at DE? But someone mentioned that he's got the frame to put on some weight, which I agree with. Dude looks like a tank. And is he a better fit in a 3-4? But I've got confidence in Blache and co. Our defense now looks more like one that's going to get sacks and create turnovers.
Orakpo was not seen as a 3-4 player, which worked out to our advantage b/c of the 3-4 teams ahead of us. He's been tagged as a 4-3 player, and that should fit nicely with us. And I did hear that he has the frame to put on some weight, prob in the 270s.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:11 PM   #111
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Orakpo was not seen as a 3-4 player, which worked out to our advantage b/c of the 3-4 teams ahead of us. He's been tagged as a 4-3 player, and that should fit nicely with us. And I did hear that he has the frame to put on some weight, prob in the 270s.
If he weighs in the 270's and keeps his speed, the guy could be amazingly beastly.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:15 PM   #112
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

Does anyone know if they are doing a presser today to introduce Orakpo? I thought I heard them say something along these lines, but I don't see anything in the Redskins website.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:19 PM   #113
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Does anyone know if they are doing a presser today to introduce Orakpo? I thought I heard them say something along these lines, but I don't see anything in the Redskins website.
Zorn said it would be Monday.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:41 PM   #114
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Hey I love the enthusiasm but slow down with all this best D-Line front crap. We have not played a down of football yet so lets just see how they start out against the G-Men. We as fans still need to remember games are won and loss on the field not paper.
That's why I said "once the chemistry was there". On paper we are certainly as talented as just about any team up front, but that doesn't always translate to on field success. Cerainly hoping we will work out any kinks VERY quickly.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:45 PM   #115
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

Now we just need a cool, catchy nickname for him...

Rak-Attack?
O-Sack-Po?

or maybe simply, "Rak?"

haha...
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #116
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Now we just need a cool, catchy nickname for him...

Rak-Attack?
O-Sack-Po?

or maybe simply, "Rak?"

haha...
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Orakpophobia

Think I stole that from somewhere
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Now we just need a cool, catchy nickname for him...

Rak-Attack?
O-Sack-Po?

or maybe simply, "Rak?"

haha...
I could see Rak-attack sticking
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I could see Rak-attack sticking
Sounds too much like Zack Attack to me
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:04 PM   #120
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How about torture Rak?
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