Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
Camp Scrub
 
Questfor31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 32
Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Can anyone tell me about offensive guard Derrick Dockery that the Buffalo Bills just paid $49 million over seven years? In the Buffalo media they claim this guy is a stud, that Dockery was a large part of the Redskins rushing success last season. Is this guy really a stud? Is he overrated? Is he the superb run blocker that he is billed to be in the Buffalo press? Would you have preferred that he resigned with the Redskins?
__________________
Questfor31
My journey to visit all 31 NFL stadiums
NFL Stadium Reviews - Buffalo Bills Fan
Check out my visit to FedEx Field at:
http://www.nflfootballstadiums.com/FedEx-Field.htm
Questfor31 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 03-03-2007, 12:08 AM   #2
Playmaker
 
celts32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hackettstown NJ
Age: 42
Posts: 2,656
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Dock is a good player...I wanted the skins to keep him. But the Bills gave him Steve Hutchinson money and he is not even close to that good.
__________________
Section 115 Row 23

“Goal line, goal line. I-left, tight wing, 70 chip on white.”

http://victorybeer.com/
celts32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
Camp Scrub
 
Aussie_Skins_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 61
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Not a stud, but a solid part of a stud line. Being the youngest on our old line he probably has his best to come. Would love to have kept him but not for the price the Bills paid!
__________________
Even from the other side of the world, i still HAIL!
Aussie_Skins_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:09 AM   #4
Mr. Brightside
 
Big C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Age: 28
Posts: 4,439
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

great run blocker, decent pass blocker. prone to the mental mistake. very big and strong and hard to move. a good guard but not an elite guard for 49 million IMO.
__________________
"I don't care what nobody say I'm a be me, stay hood stay real, cause I'm out here grindin'" -Joe Gibbs
Big C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:12 AM   #5
Playmaker
 
sportscurmudgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,159
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Quest:

Since you asked...


Dockery is overpaid given the contract he just signed.

He was in the league for 3 years as a soft/fat guy in the middle of the offensive line. Last year he lost 50 lbs of fat and added 20 lbs of muscle and played very well. QUESTION: Did he do that because he finally "saw the light" or did he do that only because it was his contract year and he wanted to get paid? Sorry, I don't read minds... You can make that call after you see him play next season.


He is better at straight ahead blocking than pulling. He is better pulling to his side of the line instead of the other side of the line because he does not run all that fast.


He is durable; he has no history of injuries. He has no reputation as a malcontent or a problem in the locker room.


Summary: A good solid player who is young and might have a lot of improvement left in him - - assuming he does not come down with a case of "fat wallet syndrome". But I doubt he'll serve out this entire contract in Buffalo without several restructurings because he's not worth this kind of cap number.
__________________
The Sports Curmudgeon
www.sportscurmudgeon.com
But don't get me wrong, I love sports...
sportscurmudgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:13 AM   #6
Playmaker
 
70Chip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manassas
Age: 43
Posts: 3,048
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

He will single handedly lead you to the Promised Land. The Promised Land being a new restaurant near Orchard Park. Ha Ha. I amuse myself. He played overweight his whole time here except for last year when he was auditioning to leave. If they can keep his weight down and he doesn't just say "I'm rich, biatch" and laze it up, he could be average. In fairness, he is a bulldozer at straight ahead run blocking. As good as anyone else last year.

For more see the other Dockery post.
__________________
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven
70Chip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:14 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Pocket$ $traight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fairfax, VA
Age: 38
Posts: 4,261
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Now, these are my views and my views only but I am completely serious.

Dock was an all-american at Texas and a very shrewd (for us) third round pick.

At the end of last year, he was probably the 5th most talented lineman on the Redskins. He was the second best guard.

His career started a little shaky under Spurrier and even under Gibbs he had a tendency to get flagged for false starts. He really started to turn the corner in '05. It seemed that he started to play his size. In '06 he worked hard in the offseason and he blossomed even more.

If he continues to work hard, he definitely has the gifts to be a very good lineman for many years. He definitely has upside.

Where I would worry.... I can remember several occasions in goal line packages where they ran behind him and could not get in. It was very surprising because you would think at his size, a goal line play would be automatic.

However, when he is pulling, get out of the way.
Pocket$ $traight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:17 AM   #8
Camp Scrub
 
Questfor31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 32
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

That's what I was afraid of when I saw Steve Hutchinson money being thrown at this guy. The Bills just signed one of their own free agents, DE Chris Kelsay to a ridiculouosly generous contract. Kelsey will make $5.4 mil per season. He plays on the right side and shares snaps with another DE. Our Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel signed a contract last year paying him $3.8 mil and he carries these other guys. He had 15 sacks last year, Kelsay had 5.5.

I guess we'll find out if Dockery's worth it. The Bills line was horrible last year so anything should be an improvement.
__________________
Questfor31
My journey to visit all 31 NFL stadiums
NFL Stadium Reviews - Buffalo Bills Fan
Check out my visit to FedEx Field at:
http://www.nflfootballstadiums.com/FedEx-Field.htm
Questfor31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:19 AM   #9
Assistant Regional Mod
 
EternalEnigma21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Warrenton VA
Age: 34
Posts: 2,953
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

he's got potential, but he's well overpaid and he was the worst starting lineman we had...

I never really liked him, but hes very big and strong... just alot of false starts and questionable technique...

I don't know who you guys had that he's replacing... he may be worth being excited about...
__________________
Need electrical work in the Northern VA, or Shenandoah Valley? Click here

...and why do we still have a Tom Tupa avatar???
EternalEnigma21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:20 AM   #10
Assistant Regional Mod
 
EternalEnigma21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Warrenton VA
Age: 34
Posts: 2,953
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

we just overpaid for london fletcher, too... I just hope he produces and helps our struggling run D and lets other people play their positions more...
__________________
Need electrical work in the Northern VA, or Shenandoah Valley? Click here

...and why do we still have a Tom Tupa avatar???
EternalEnigma21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:22 AM   #11
Playmaker
 
70Chip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manassas
Age: 43
Posts: 3,048
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Quote:
Originally Posted by Questfor31 View Post
That's what I was afraid of when I saw Steve Hutchinson money being thrown at this guy. The Bills just signed one of their own free agents, DE Chris Kelsay to a ridiculouosly generous contract. Kelsey will make $5.4 mil per season. He plays on the right side and shares snaps with another DE. Our Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel signed a contract last year paying him $3.8 mil and he carries these other guys. He had 15 sacks last year, Kelsay had 5.5.

I guess we'll find out if Dockery's worth it. The Bills line was horrible last year so anything should be an improvement.

You never know. This contract may represent where the market is. The cap is way up, so teams have money to blow and that may have driven up the price. I don't think you'll have any reason to hate him. I just wouldn't be expecting perennial pro-bowls. He doesn't attract attention much - good or bad.
__________________
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven
70Chip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:24 AM   #12
You did WHAT?!?
 
EARTHQUAKE2689's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: In The Kitchen With Dyna.
Age: 25
Posts: 11,899
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

Quote:
Originally Posted by canthetuna View Post
we just overpaid for london fletcher, too... I just hope he produces and helps our struggling run D and lets other people play their positions more...

we really didnt the market has gone crazy if you look at all the other signings they are crazy dock got 18 mill in guarantees nate c got 22 mill so compared to that fletch got a pretty reasonable deal
__________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpp3ycMvQd0

This is why you need Mentos. To justify your questionable problem solving skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7geP5ev0VI

Awesome isn't it.
EARTHQUAKE2689 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:27 AM   #13
Assistant Regional Mod
 
EternalEnigma21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Warrenton VA
Age: 34
Posts: 2,953
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

I just say that cause 5 mil/yr for 5 years when youre 31 is alot.. is he going to be worth 5 mil in 2 years? we set ourselves up to eat dead cap alot...
__________________
Need electrical work in the Northern VA, or Shenandoah Valley? Click here

...and why do we still have a Tom Tupa avatar???
EternalEnigma21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:30 AM   #14
You did WHAT?!?
 
EARTHQUAKE2689's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: In The Kitchen With Dyna.
Age: 25
Posts: 11,899
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

he is scheduled to make 12.5 mill of that in the next 2 years
__________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpp3ycMvQd0

This is why you need Mentos. To justify your questionable problem solving skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7geP5ev0VI

Awesome isn't it.
EARTHQUAKE2689 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:33 AM   #15
Assistant Regional Mod
 
EternalEnigma21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Warrenton VA
Age: 34
Posts: 2,953
Re: Tell me about Derrick Dockery - new Buffalo Bill

I wonder if the Bills are replacing Gandy... I'd consider picking him up. I bet he'd come cheap and probably fit in our system a little better...

anyone know much about him?
__________________
Need electrical work in the Northern VA, or Shenandoah Valley? Click here

...and why do we still have a Tom Tupa avatar???
EternalEnigma21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.31844 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25