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Old 12-21-2006, 02:18 PM   #16
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Re: Should Archuleta play defense Sunday?

I blame Archuleta for sucking so bad, and I blame Williams for thinking he could turn him into something he's not... a quality safety.
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:22 PM   #17
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I blame Archuleta for sucking so bad, and I blame Williams for thinking he could turn him into something he's not... a quality safety.
When you walk out on a limb, it can do 1 of 2 things, support you, or break. If you don't take a chance, you aren't living.
I don't blame Williams for taking a chance. He thought it would work, it didn't. We all make mistakes. Live and learn. I do blame Archuletta for playing like complete crap though. I think he signed his contact and took a back seat along with all that cash.
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I blame Archuleta for sucking so bad, and I blame Williams for thinking he could turn him into something he's not... a quality safety.
I agree he's been bad, but is he any worse than Holdman or Marshall have been? I'm not an AA apologist but the guy was one of the better strong safties in the NFL a couple years ago and has some solid natural ability. He couldn't cover a cake with a bucket of frosting but are there NO defensive sets he won't' be completely exposed in? Let's face it, Vernon Fox hasn't set the world on fire and Vincent hasn't been back out there since he got predictably hurt. Arch may not be the best but is he worse than a journeyman and a guy who was on the couch Oct. 1st?
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Very bad move. Cut him and be done with it. He can't cover anything and would be best someplace else.
Absolutely agree.
I think part of the problem is you can't have 2 run stopping safties. One has to dedicate himself to stopping the pass, and Taylor already called run stopping.
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I still have no idea why he can't get back on the field and one other thing Vernon Fox is a below average NFL player on his very best day. You all must be joking me if you think he is better than Arch. It's not even close.

I agree to an extent. Talent wise, you're right. But in our system, Fox is better. Fox tries to play the pass even if he sucks too. He just plays a little better.
Archuletta will go to some team that needs a run stopping safty and he will re-emerge.
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how much will it cost to ut him
When you net out what it would cost to keep him, it's an extra ~$7 million in release fees.
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Re: Should Archuleta play defense Sunday?

Arch is a bust. The Skins need to cut ties as soon as fiscally possible.
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You know he hates it here and can't wait to leave. Again, I don't blame AA, i blame us.
Maybe we can do that Arrington thing again, and he'll pay us to leave?
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Maybe we can do that Arrington thing again, and he'll pay us to leave?
Nope - after the Arrington Fiasco that NFL implemented a new rule that prohibits players from returning money to circumvent the cap.
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I agree he's been bad, but is he any worse than Holdman or Marshall have been? I'm not an AA apologist but the guy was one of the better strong safties in the NFL a couple years ago and has some solid natural ability. He couldn't cover a cake with a bucket of frosting but are there NO defensive sets he won't' be completely exposed in? Let's face it, Vernon Fox hasn't set the world on fire and Vincent hasn't been back out there since he got predictably hurt. Arch may not be the best but is he worse than a journeyman and a guy who was on the couch Oct. 1st?
Yes, he was definitely worse than Holdman or Marshall. Our secondary with him in there was a joke. It's one thing if you're not a great cover guy at LB, it's another thing entirely when you are a safety.
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Re: Should Archuleta play defense Sunday?

I understand that cutting him creates a cap hit, but I really don't want to see him on the field ever again.

I'm curious to see what his role will be on our team in 2007.
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When you walk out on a limb, it can do 1 of 2 things, support you, or break. If you don't take a chance, you aren't living.
I don't blame Williams for taking a chance. He thought it would work, it didn't. We all make mistakes. Live and learn. I do blame Archuletta for playing like complete crap though. I think he signed his contact and took a back seat along with all that cash.
I do agree with your point about taking chances, but at the same time they need to be well calculated chances. He's an awfully expensive mistake to have to swallow.
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I understand that cutting him creates a cap hit, but I really don't want to see him on the field ever again.

I'm curious to see what his role will be on our team in 2007.
You really think he's coming back?
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Re: Should Archuleta play defense Sunday?

he needs to put on 20 pounds and play linebacker. He can tackle.
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I do agree with your point about taking chances, but at the same time they need to be well calculated chances. He's an awfully expensive mistake to have to swallow.
Very true.
Wouldn't be the first time we endured a horrible signing. Dieon, Bruce Smith etc.
Which brings up an interesting question: Is AA the worst Skins signing ever?
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