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Old 11-08-2008, 06:36 PM   #16
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As fans we don't understand stuff like this but behind the scenes the NFL is still a business. The coaching staff had to have their reasons maybe a little backlash by the fans will get a solid answer....who knows. Torrence did allow Avery to catch that prayer from Bulger but i wouldn't pin the loss on him though considering the offense had 3 turnovers in that game. The big ? is who replaces him as the gunner on punts. I'm sure its not Hall.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:39 PM   #17
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The big ? is who replaces him as the gunner on punts. I'm sure its not Hall.
Kareem Moore?
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #18
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If Hall can hold on to the ball, he should actually be returning punts.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:47 PM   #19
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If Hall can hold on to the ball, he should actually be returning punts.
Hopefully that works out b/c ARE just don't have it any more. Moss showed him how it is done.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:49 PM   #20
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Two takes on the Torrence release, Redskin Insider:

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Old 11-08-2008, 07:29 PM   #21
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not a fan of cutting torrence... saying hall is comparable to torrence or worse is f'ing ridiculous though. I would have rather tossed tryon too... he's terrible.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:46 PM   #22
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Torrence was a joke I'm glad he's gone! Bye Bye Politician Leigh!!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:33 PM   #23
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I was surprised it was Torrence but no big deal. Cutting Tryon wouldn't have made us a better team than if we cut Torrence. There's not much difference once you get to past the 50th man on the roster.

I hope we see Hall at the 3rd CB and starting PR vs. Dallas.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:47 PM   #24
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Well, Torrence did commit that holding penalty in the Lions game...
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #25
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I'm definitely not a huge fan of the move. It looks like Vinny is trying really hard to ride with all of his draft picks through the season(not including Brooks). Tryon or Rob Jackson could've easily been cut considering they probably would've passed waivers and could have been signed to the PS. All I have to say is that Malcolm Kelly better be ready to play against the Cowboys because it will look real funny when he can't go and we could've put him on IR instead of releasing Torrence. Torrence isn't the best CB in the world, but he played solidly for us these past two seasons, he was decent on special teams, and he knows the defense well.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:54 PM   #26
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I am totally shocked...Torrence was a very solid #4 cb.
Can we really say he was the worst player on the team?...hardly.
Was he even the worst CB....no way....Tryon is crap right now.

Why not release Tryon, he would certainly clear waivers...then we could stick him on the practice squad where he belongs anyways.

Not to mention, the bad blood this will create in the locker room, Hall will now be seen as the guy that got Torrence cut....according to this story, the team loved Torrence
Redskins cut former Falcon to make room for Hall | ajc.com
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:06 PM   #27
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I am totally shocked...Torrence was a very solid #4 cb.
Can we really say he was the worst player on the team?...hardly.
Was he even the worst CB....no way....Tryon is crap right now.

Why not release Tryon, he would certainly clear waivers...then we could stick him on the practice squad where he belongs anyways.

Not to mention, the bad blood this will create in the locker room, Hall will now be seen as the guy that got Torrence cut....according to this story, the team loved Torrence
Redskins cut former Falcon to make room for Hall | ajc.com
These guys understand this is a business. You make the best business decisions you have to with the information you have or based on what the head coach and Co. wants.

Its a story. Thats all. And you are basing there will be bad blood in the locker room on that? There are always players or close friends on the team that hate to see another player cut, but they will forget all about Torrence very quickly.

To many vets that have been in this business for to long and understand it well, the weak link or odd man out is the first to go.

Torrence being let go will NOT create any bad blood in the locker room, this team wants to go somewhere, like to a super bowl. This team wants the best group of players on that field and roster period, no matter what the Monday morning QB's think.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:12 PM   #28
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When Hall gets his first pick 6 the team will quickly forget allll about that mediocre player. Leigh Who????
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:19 PM   #29
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Torrence being let go will NOT create any bad blood in the locker room

I sure hope you are right.
But my worry about causing a rift in the locker room is not just do to a shocking cut from a hard working well liked player....it is in combination with the well known arrogance and jawing of Hall, plus the major payday he got and the subsequent crappy play.

All I'm saying is, thats a bad start for Hall, not an ideal welcoming scenario.
Hopefully Hall kicks some serious butt and earns the respect of his new teammates....Ideally, he will do good enough but not fantastic so we can retain him long term so he can develop into a #2 or #3.
Too bad we dont have Torrence who was a quality #4, who would have been a phenominal #5...I am obviously bummed.
Pehaps Tryon is way better in practice than he was in preseason...that is something that none of us know...it MUST be the case...it is the ONLY thing that would explain the Torrence cut.

I am sure Torrence will be picked up...he is a quality #4 and is serviceable as a short term #3....I wouldn't be shocked if the Gmen picked him up.
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Hall is certainly no better (but likely not any worse) than Torrence at this point in their careers.
what ? hall is much better than torrence. hall has been to 2 probowls, has 20 ints in his carreer,including 3 this year. what are torrece's numbers ? hall is a #1 caliber cb and has the ability to shut down a wr. he struggled a bit in oakland but that should not be used in judging his talent.
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