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Sheriff Gonna Getcha 02-23-2005 12:31 AM

Pierce Expected to Become UFA
Antonio Pierce is expected to become an unrestricted free agent after talks to re-sign him have ground to a halt.

JESUS! Can the offseason get any worse? Gardner, Pierce, Coles, Smoot, and maybe Samuels. This is friggin crazy. Those are some core Redskins.

SmootSmack 02-23-2005 12:32 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
I heard the Rams might be interested in him. But anyway, is this really a big surprise? It would be foolish of Pierce not to test his value on the open market

Do you have a link by the way?

Sheriff Gonna Getcha 02-23-2005 12:33 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
I posted it to the News forum.

SmootSmack 02-23-2005 12:33 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
Yeah just saw it. Thanks

redwagonskins 02-23-2005 12:43 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
Crap. This kind of turnover is what we were supposed to be avoiding.

Daseal 02-23-2005 01:26 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
I agree, Offiss. However Smoot has been a consistant performer.

JWsleep 02-23-2005 02:06 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
Here's a theory: This is the result of Danny-boy overpaying over the last five years. Gibbs is in town, and the purse strings are being held a little tighter this time. No over-the-top payouts. And Gibbs was burned by the Brunell thing. The skins are playing it tight, so players and their agents are holding out.

So be it. I for one am tired of overpaying for players. What has it got us in terms of wins? Find the players that want to be here, and go with them. We have to lose our reputation as a player/agent ATM.

Daseal 02-23-2005 02:10 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
I mean - this is posturing. Expect a lot of it. Many of these guys will probably stay unless they get an unreal offer from another club. Both Smoot and Pierce saw a lot of success in the scheme. I can also understand how lack of wins could really start to drag a player down emotionally and they want to rejuvinate themselves somewhere new.

CROOKEDSKINS 02-23-2005 02:12 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
Hopefully Smoot and Pierce stay.Pierce had a great year he was just flat out playing ball and i think he would fit into anyones system.I dont blame him for wanting to see whats out there but i hope he stays home

ST21 02-23-2005 04:47 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
I agree, we need to stop over paying players...do you guys know if this was NE, that Bill would say....watch the door nob on your way out....let their ass go....by by

Gmanc711 02-23-2005 07:05 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
[QUOTE=Daseal]I agree, Offiss. However Smoot has been a consistant performer.[/QUOTE]

Agreed too. I belive it is much harder to make a corner look good in a system. Sure the system wont hurt it, but they still have to do whta all corners in the league do, and Smoot did a good job. Peirce did a phenominal job, but I do think alot had to do with the system, though. Dont get me wrong, I love Peirce, but I'm more worried about Smoot than Peirce.

GoSkins! 02-23-2005 07:58 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
There are two positions on defense that Williams addressed last year. One was corner and the other was defensive end. He said that for his system to work, he needed to corners who could play man coverage. He also said that "when Danials is healthy, we are a different defense". That tells me what they feel like they need to be successful. I want Pierce to stay, but at least I did hear that Barrow was actually making progress in his recovery finally.

ChounsMan 02-23-2005 08:22 AM

Re: Pierce Expected to Become UFA
[QUOTE=offiss]We have to be carefull not over value player's because of a system, William's can make player's look much better than they really are compared to playing in a more conventional defense, the complete reversal that Edward's had when he was here, Pierce whom I have been a fan of since we signed him may not be as good as other's make him out to be, in other word's we shouldn't break the bank for guy's like Pierce and Smoot, reason? I believe we will find as good or better either through the draft or free agency at a much better price, if Pierce feel's he will be as productive in another system then by all mean's, but there could be a good chance he becomes someone else's Jeramiah Trotter.[/QUOTE]

I completely agree, just look at Trotter when he played for the Skins. He was shooting the gaps & missing a lot. he goes back to the Eagles in a system that plays to his strength & looked great.

I would not over-pay for Pierce. There will be players out there with equal or better talent for the same $$$.

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