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Old 04-10-2008, 09:35 AM   #151
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Well, the way I look at it is you can do one of two things:
1- You can give this kid the benefit of the doubt and get on board and hope he keeps his nose clean as well performs well.
2- You can complain with all your might even though your opinion will not change the Skins minds.
(there doesn't seem to be a point the latter, but to each his own.)
Actually those aren't mutually exclusive. I'm pretty much doing both. I don't support the move because I don't want players with this kind of baggage, period. That said, I'm well aware that my opinion won't change anything and so I'm hoping that he proves me wrong, keeps his nose clean, and contributes on the field. Doesn't mean I have to approve of the move to be able to hope for the best.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:08 AM   #152
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I doubt Mathis will get much time at receiver if he even makes the team at all. He is nasty at returning though which is a position the skins lack a star player at. I know he is a douche though but still. the worst thing that can happen is we cut him, big deal. Good signing in my opinion.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:33 PM   #153
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Actually those aren't mutually exclusive. I'm pretty much doing both. I don't support the move because I don't want players with this kind of baggage, period. That said, I'm well aware that my opinion won't change anything and so I'm hoping that he proves me wrong, keeps his nose clean, and contributes on the field. Doesn't mean I have to approve of the move to be able to hope for the best.
They are mutually exclusive when one is "give this kid the benefit of the doubt". That is something you are not doing right now.
I completely understand not wanting a person of questionable character on the team, but since there is nothing I can do about it, I will give him the benefit of the doubt and hope for the best. If he fails to keep his nose clean, then I will be the first in line to want the Skins to give him the axe.

We gave Taylor the benefit of the doubt and he turned out to be quite a player for us. People can change. I hope just like you do that we didn't sign someone like pacman. Time will tell I guess.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:07 PM   #154
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They are mutually exclusive when one is "give this kid the benefit of the doubt". That is something you are not doing right now.
I completely understand not wanting a person of questionable character on the team, but since there is nothing I can do about it, I will give him the benefit of the doubt and hope for the best. If he fails to keep his nose clean, then I will be the first in line to want the Skins to give him the axe.

We gave Taylor the benefit of the doubt and he turned out to be quite a player for us. People can change. I hope just like you do that we didn't sign someone like pacman. Time will tell I guess.
We did not sign a man like pacman because we did not give him a big contract. I just don't see what the big deal is with this signing. If he presents a problem than we can dump him with very little lost. If he turns aout to be good add then we got a very good deal. Now if we had signed him to a multi year deal worth millions then I would say people have a right to be ticked but that is not the case.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:24 PM   #155
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We did not sign a man like pacman because we did not give him a big contract. I just don't see what the big deal is with this signing. If he presents a problem than we can dump him with very little lost. If he turns aout to be good add then we got a very good deal. Now if we had signed him to a multi year deal worth millions then I would say people have a right to be ticked but that is not the case.
I agree with you.

Someone on here said there was little risk and little reward. I disagree with that. I think it's little risk high reward.
I am not a big fan of Rock as our KR. I know he puts up decent numbers, but he has difficulty finding the hole to break one, and his speed isn't there to break away if he did. This is an upgrade for our special teams. The first time this kid breaks one, we will forget all about Rock.
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We did not sign a man like pacman because we did not give him a big contract. I just don't see what the big deal is with this signing. If he presents a problem than we can dump him with very little lost. If he turns aout to be good add then we got a very good deal. Now if we had signed him to a multi year deal worth millions then I would say people have a right to be ticked but that is not the case.
Apparently no one has cause he's still a titan. The cowboys said today that negotiations are fading. He might not even find a home.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:29 PM   #157
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I agree with you.

Someone on here said there was little risk and little reward. I disagree with that. I think it's little risk high reward.
I am not a big fan of Rock as our KR. I know he puts up decent numbers, but he has difficulty finding the hole to break one, and his speed isn't there to break away if he did. This is an upgrade for our special teams. The first time this kid breaks one, we will forget all about Rock.

Exactly what I was thinking. Once you see him just speed past everyone for a TD, you will forget about his dogs. Point of Rock on KR. Think back to the Cardnials opening kickoff of the 2nd half Rock had a TD if he a) had the speed to outrun Antrel Rolle and b) didnt get hurt but even if he didnt get hurt he would not have out run rolle
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:51 PM   #158
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Exactly what I was thinking. Once you see him just speed past everyone for a TD, you will forget about his dogs. Point of Rock on KR. Think back to the Cardnials opening kickoff of the 2nd half Rock had a TD if he a) had the speed to outrun Antrel Rolle and b) didnt get hurt but even if he didnt get hurt he would not have out run rolle
It will be exciting knowing that every time he touches the ball if he finds a seam he's taking it all the way. Kind of speed skins haven't seen on returns since D Green.
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Exactly what I was thinking. Once you see him just speed past everyone for a TD, you will forget about his dogs. Point of Rock on KR. Think back to the Cardnials opening kickoff of the 2nd half Rock had a TD if he a) had the speed to outrun Antrel Rolle and b) didnt get hurt but even if he didnt get hurt he would not have out run rolle
exactly my point!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:49 AM   #160
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good move. speed is in question after injuries, but we can always cut the guy
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:52 PM   #161
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Neet to see if he can catch and maybe place him opposite Moss on go routes.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:22 PM   #162
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Remember the 05 draft & a no. of people here as I recall were talking him up as a mid round pick to look out for? (I haven't done a search yet, but I remember talking about his 4.29 speed if memory serves me correctly)

Now, the guy is having a kid, which could mature him the way it did w/ST, and he's moving close to home where he'll hopefully have some support. Add to that his contract is a 1 yr. no bonuse vet. min deal & what you have is a guy w/every bit of motivation to play well & keep things in order. If he can't get it done this year he'll likely never make it.

I don't like the sound of him per se, but the deal he signed makes sense & if he can become the main kr w/out trouble off field then it's a steal. If we continue at this rate, the WP should declare this the offseason of the vet minimum!
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:44 PM   #163
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I'm on Mathis' side. I think he will produce and have a great season. Will be hard to re-sign him next year. he'll be like Josh Cribbs.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:45 AM   #164
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His signing leads me to believe that Betts will be traded.Rock move to the backup role,Mason as the 3rd and Mathis on ST.They have something going on,i dont know if it is to gain more picks to get younger,of if there is a trade in the works.Williams of Detroit is looking good right now.They need a RB.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #165
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I doubt Betts is going anywhere. Rock as the primary backup?? Please.
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