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Old 03-10-2004, 11:09 AM   #16
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would the signing of pierce by another team give us a draft pick? if so I'm guessing it'd be in the 5-7 range but hey that's better than nothing if we can get one of the players discussed to sign for what we'd sign Pierce too plus get a pick for Pierce signing with another team.
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:00 PM   #17
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Yeah, we'd get a pick.
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:04 PM   #18
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Cool

Trotter will be here this year, then re-negotiate or leave.

We are too thin on the D-line to cut Brandon Noble until summer training camp at the earliest.
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:32 PM   #19
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Why cut Noble? Hasn't really had a chance to show his abilities in burgundy & gold yet.
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:39 PM   #20
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MattyK- if we aren't switching to a 3-4, and Trotter isn't going to be cut, why are we still looking at LB's? We have Pierce and Mitchell for depth, so why bring in Short?
quite simply, depth
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Old 03-10-2004, 03:52 PM   #21
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A little too much depth, if you ask me!
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Old 03-10-2004, 04:03 PM   #22
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We obviously aren't going to carry Arrington, Trotter, Washington, Pierce, Mitchell, Short and Favors along with a slew of practice players. We aren't looking at Short and Favors for "depth". Somebodies getting cut or let go- as someone else pointed out earlier, maybe it's Pierce or Mitchell, but we aren't looking at both Short and Favors if we were going to keep the current crew. Now that I hear Trotter's cap number for this year is decent but balloons next year, maybe we keep him one more year, but unless he improves drastically this year, I bet he's gone. Plus, I hope we keep Pierce. He has looked good to me. Mitchell is getting old though...
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Old 03-10-2004, 05:07 PM   #23
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I thought they just resigned Mitchell. Peirce is an RFA, so we can match if we want to. Why resign and restrict if you don't want em?

Lots of LBs, not a lot of linemen. Hmmm... sounds kinda 3-4ish.
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:58 PM   #24
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They did just resign Mitchell, so if someone is to go it will likely be Pierce.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:12 PM   #25
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They will probably let them all compete at mini-camp and release/cut whoever ends up at the bottom of the list.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:45 PM   #26
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Hmmm...ESPN is reporting that the Giants cut Barrow, their middle linebacker. Any scouting stats on him? Might he be a possibility for the 'skins?

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Old 03-10-2004, 08:28 PM   #27
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We obviously aren't going to carry Arrington, Trotter, Washington, Pierce, Mitchell, Short and Favors along with a slew of practice players. We aren't looking at Short and Favors for "depth". Somebodies getting cut or let go- as someone else pointed out earlier, maybe it's Pierce or Mitchell, but we aren't looking at both Short and Favors if we were going to keep the current crew. Now that I hear Trotter's cap number for this year is decent but balloons next year, maybe we keep him one more year, but unless he improves drastically this year, I bet he's gone. Plus, I hope we keep Pierce. He has looked good to me. Mitchell is getting old though...
Who says we're going to sign both Favors and Short? Seems to be they are both being looked at but I don't think they'll both be brought in.

We aren't looking at Favors or Short as "starters" that's for sure.
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Old 03-10-2004, 08:43 PM   #28
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Before you judge Trotter, remember...a bad Dline makes backers look terrible.
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Old 03-10-2004, 09:02 PM   #29
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Before you judge Trotter, remember...a bad Dline makes backers look terrible.
VERY true. Not only that, a horribly inexperienced defensive coordinator like George Edwards with his 'freelancing linebacking' didn't help either.
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Old 03-10-2004, 09:11 PM   #30
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If any other teams were looking at signing Pierce to an offer sheet wouldn't we have heard about it by now???
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