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Old 03-03-2010, 12:43 AM   #76
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

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Until it happens it has Mike Florio's paw prints all over it. It's a common practice in the agent & NFL media circles to associate the Redskins with big name high priced players.

Regardless, Sproles, Robinson & Dansby is far from a repeat of 2000 where we signed players at the end of their careers.
I've been thinking about this as well. We're not talking about future HOFers with 2 years left; the FA class just isn't that hot, so the biggest names aren't the BIGGEST names. This wouldn't be Sanders, Smith, Carrier, etc all over again.

Bruce Allen said that we intend to bring in competition with the best players, so it seems as if we will be looking at some of the key players in FA, which really isn't an issue in my opinion at this point. If we start signing people that don't make sense for what we're trying to do then I'll complain. If we evaluate players that's more than fair.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:17 AM   #77
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

No to Darren Sproles. We already have Anthony Alridge on our roster. i wouldnt call Alridge a Sproles clone cuz Alridge isnt a very good returner but he can be a productive change of pace back. A very cheap version of of Sproles would be a Trindon Holliday. he was originally listed as a 6th-7th round prospect but id imagine he's moved up, but he plays Kick Returner, Punt Returner, RB, AND WR. Some coahes had him do alot of ball skill drills while at the combine and he did well.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:09 AM   #78
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No to Darren Sproles. We already have Anthony Alridge on our roster.
sproles has proven that he can play in the nfl. aldridge is a fumble machine. until he can be trusted to hold onto the ball, i would rather have sproles.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:33 AM   #79
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

Don't think of Sproles as a replacement for Alridge, but more as a replacement for Betts
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #80
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

^^Could include Rock and ARE in there as well smoot?
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:02 AM   #81
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

Thats what I was thinking. Betts could still have a place on this team with Sproels. ARE and Rock would serve no purpose whatsoever.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:05 AM   #82
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sproles has proven that he can play in the nfl. aldridge is a fumble machine. until he can be trusted to hold onto the ball, i would rather have sproles.
Agreed... Sproles is a proven guy, Alridge at this point is nothing more than a camp scrub.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:24 AM   #83
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how many more "good years" should Sproles have left? I cant think more than 3, but I guess it would depend on how we used him. it'll be really interesting what kind of contract he gets.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:29 AM   #84
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

Sproles isn't a pound between the tackles guy and has alot less wear and tear than alot of the other guys. I would think as a third down back he could last for awhile.

I agree Matty that Aldrige is a camp scrub. I would much rather have DS than Aldridge who is very fumble prone.
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how many more "good years" should Sproles have left? I cant think more than 3, but I guess it would depend on how we used him. it'll be really interesting what kind of contract he gets.
He's only 26 right now
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:46 AM   #86
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Year before last when Sproles led the Chargers to that playoff run I was completely impressed. The one thing we have lacked is a true, home run hitter, big play guy...a guy that opposing D cordinators have to game plan for. Santana Moss was that guy bout 3-4 years ago, and we have had solid, dependable guys like CP, Cooley, but no serious threats. DT may be that guy, but that is POTENTIAL, Sproles is the man, to answer the question BHA above I think 4 years minimum.
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He's only 26 right now
I would like to have Sproles in the backfield because I assume the Portis era is done after this year. I hope that they let Betts go this year.

I know that Shanny has a history of turning nobodies into somebodies but I would like to have at least one somebody as an option in the backfield.
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

Chico^ Darren is much like Maurice Jones-Drew in Jacksonville. A guy who can take it the distance when the right play is called. I totally agree that this O needs home run hitters. DS gives us that instantly. The Offense needs playmakers in the worst kind of way.
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He's only 26 right now
i'm not so much concerned about his age in of itself, but the fact that running backs typically have short NFL careers (most are declining by 30) and he's really really small running back, so that should shorten his career even more. if he's used in more than 10 plays a game, i can see him being essentially useless in 3 years.
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Re: Would Dunta Robinson & Darren Sproles be 'business as usual'?

I'll take 3 years of Sproles in his prime. That helps bridge the gap between the current corp of RB's and the next "franchise back" who shows up.
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