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Old 08-21-2007, 10:43 AM   #16
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

WTF? No way this makes sense. How does the guy entrusted to save the position after Pierce get cut just two seasons later after doing an ok job at it? For an old guy. Strange.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:46 AM   #17
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

Let's think about it rationally rather than automatically thinking the front office doesn't know what they're doing and we're losing some sort of superstar in Marshall.

Releasing Marshall makes sense if he's still not 100% recovered from last year. He was very ineffective last year when banged up.

This move makes sense if the coaches feel Godfrey brings more to the table as a veteran backup LB.

Additionally, this move makes sense if the coaches are confident in their other backups like Blades, K. Campbell, Sartz, etc.

Here is Godfrey's Scouts Inc. profile:

2006 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
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Godfrey is experienced, instinctive and pretty athletic. He has good recognition skills and can get to the ball quickly. He still has good range inside the box. He can slide, stay square and attack downhill. He will square up and hold his ground when stepping up at the point of attack in two-gap technique. He uses his hands well when taking on blocks. He can avoid and separate from blocks when moving downhill. He is a good all-around tackler. He has above average zone awareness. He is decent in coverage in underneath zones. He times up zone blitzes well inside and on the perimeter. But Godfrey is aging, has declining athletic skills and has become more of a two-down player. He lacks great cover skills. He is cut high and struggles to react quickly and change directions off zone drops. He isn't especially explosive in stack-and-shed mode. He has trouble keeping his feet clean when moving through trash. He has some durability concerns.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:46 AM   #18
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

This is highly suprising. I don't know whether to believe this is true or not, on one hand Adam Schefter is reporting it, and he won't say something like that unless it actually happened, and on the other hand it's from PFT. What did the front office not see in Marshall? He was not a good middle linebacker last season, but he's a quality outside backer. If this is true I hope Godfrey is good, I don't want him to be another Holdman.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:48 AM   #19
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

Godfrey can still contribute a lot in my opinion. Looking specifically at signing him, the move doesn't bother me. But, looking big picture at it, I don't know why Marshall had to be the one to "suffer" for it. Is he hurt? Did he ask for his release to have a chance elsewhere?

Perhaps more importantly though, this move tells me that they're concerned with Marcus Washington's health (more so than they're letting on) and wanted another veteran starting out there.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:52 AM   #20
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

Can't find a bit of confirmation for this yet anywhere.

Any other confirming sources?
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:55 AM   #21
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

If Schefter reports it then it is true.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:55 AM   #22
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

I personally thought that Marshall was an excellent reserve linebacker and a decent starting OLB. He was overmatched at MLB, but I'm disappointed to see him go.

Randall Godfrey used to be a pretty damn good linebacker, but I'm not sure how much he has left in the tank at this stage of his career.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:58 AM   #23
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

Just doesn't make sense, I don't care how we slice it. An eleven year vet for a proven vet that started last year. Unless Marshall is still hurt, and they wanted him to get into another system before long.

That being said, there's no guarantee that Godfrey makes the team either. It could be that we're just comfortable with our young crop of linebackers.
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

Marshall was due the Vet min, Rocky is up and coming, and the new guys can adequately fill in the ST's and PS. This has got to be a cost savings move.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:59 AM   #25
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

Uh oh. Another source.

Lemar Marshall : Rotoworld.com - Lemar Marshall Biography from Rotoworld.com


This is shocking.
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

I couldnt find anything on it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:00 AM   #27
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

He had 4 sacks last year. Which isn't much, but it'd have been second only to Carter's 6 on our team last year
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:01 AM   #28
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Re: Lamar Marshall released for Randall Godfrey??

Randall Godfrey : Rotoworld.com - Randall Godfrey Biography from Rotoworld.com

Also, although it's echoing Adam Schefter.
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Just doesn't make sense, I don't care how we slice it. An eleven year vet for a proven vet that started last year. Unless Marshall is still hurt, and they wanted him to get into another system before long.

That being said, there's no guarantee that Godfrey makes the team either. It could be that we're just comfortable with our young crop of linebackers.
I agree 12th. Marshall, a guy who's been here and already knows the system for someone that you are hoping on not to mention a bit older than Marshall isn't that much of a brain teaser for me. Also, maybe Sartz, Blades, and the rest have turned out better than they originally thought they would be. Who knows
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Thanks.

Growing up in DC, I always like to see confirmation.
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