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Old 04-27-2007, 10:21 PM   #16
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I am thinking that this is a sign that Washington's best days are behind him. Also the Post mentioned some concern about Rocky's knee. So here is our LB situation in a nutshell:

Fletcher - A tacking machine who has escaped injuries however, he is old. It is almost a statistical certainty that he will not complete his contract.

Rocky - Unproven and knee problems.

Marshall - Great depth but can't take the wear and tear of a whole season

Washington - Before last year the best Lb that we had. Presently going into his eighth year and coming off hip surgery. Near the end?

I don't know. A deal for Briggs doesn't look so bad to me. Although if they sign Landry, they can put Taylor at linebacker. That would be sick.
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i think briggs is an upgrade over marcus, i like the guy hes our best LB but he doesnt put up big numbers or really impact or make a difference in our games (can you name 1 play last year that he did that changed momentum?) . . .my brother says its b/c he gets doubleteamed, teams design around him but i dont buy it . . hes good but not great and if he is our clear cut best LB (excluding what fletcher can do for a year or 2) then we need an playmaker at LB, with briggs you get a high motor young proven LB and still get to draft a DL (picked at 6 or 31 he still isnt going to see the field much this year) . . . plus we are still adding pieces and are a year or 2 away from superbowl glory so we have time to add a big name DL FA next offseason . . . okoye or landry arent going to be a difference maker in games next year, im all for trading back a few and grabbing either one but i see the briggs trade as a better situation then drafting at 6

I don't know if he is an upgrade over a healthy Washington but they are a little different. Briggs brings coverage skills that they really need from one of the Lbs. Marshall has coverage skills when healthy but that is the problem, when healthy.
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I am thinking that this is a sign that Washington's best days are behind him. Also the Post mentioned some concern about Rocky's knee. So here is our LB situation in a nutshell:

Fletcher - A tacking machine who has escaped injuries however, he is old. It is almost a statistical certainty that he will not complete his contract.

Rocky - Unproven and knee problems.

Marshall - Great depth but can't take the wear and tear of a whole season

Washington - Before last year the best Lb that we had. Presently going into his eighth year and coming off hip surgery. Near the end?

I don't know. A deal for Briggs doesn't look so bad to me. Although if they sign Landry, they can put Taylor at linebacker. That would be sick.
The Briggs deal is dead. There isn't enough time. Briggs would have to take and pass a physical as well as restructure his salary (we couldn't afford his $7.2M cap hit this year) all before around 1pm tomorrow. John Clayton said on the 6pm sportscenter that talks are over and it's not gonna happen.
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The Briggs deal is dead. There isn't enough time. Briggs would have to take and pass a physical as well as restructure his salary (we couldn't afford his $7.2M cap hit this year) all before around 1pm tomorrow. John Clayton said on the 6pm sportscenter that talks are over and it's not gonna happen.
The 7.2 million has nothing to do with it, they would sign a new deal and Snyder and Rosenhaus probably have a verbal agreement in place. If Clayton says it is done than I would go with that but that doesn't change the fact that we may be in big trouble at the LB spot.
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The 7.2 million has nothing to do with it, they would sign a new deal and Snyder and Rosenhaus probably have a verbal agreement in place. If Clayton says it is done than I would go with that but that doesn't change the fact that we may be in big trouble at the LB spot.
I don't think we're in BIG trouble at LB, but I also don't think it's our strongest position either. We'll see. I don't think the juice is worth the squeeze with the Briggs deal, IMO. I was just pointing out what Clayton said b/c it seems all but definite Briggs WON'T be a Skin.
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