Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Rocky Returns

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2011, 07:58 AM   #16
Impact Rookie
 
Jontrem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 608
Re: Rocky Returns

Yeah I was looking forward to seeing what Riley could do as well. Hopefully this is still an open competition at ILB, if it is then I think this is a smart re-signing. If there was some sort of promise that he would start then I'm obviously not so happy with it.
I just hope this does not become a distraction if Riley beats him out, as Rocky will obviously want all the playing time he can get to showcase himself for his next contract.
Jontrem is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 08-04-2011, 08:13 AM   #17
Playmaker
 
Longtimefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Germantown, Md.
Posts: 4,832
Re: Rocky Returns

Henson and Riley both have (at times) shown flashes of potential, I need to see more of them both in game situations before declaring either saviors at the ILB positions.

Henson flashed in preseason last year, but preseason is just that....preseason
__________________
A revolution is coming and it will be televised.
Longtimefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 08:32 AM   #18
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,202
Re: Rocky Returns

Rocky is a terrible fit for this defense. I'd like to see Riley in there this year.
skinsfan69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #19
The Starter
 
Mechanix544's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fort Bliss, TX
Posts: 2,262
Re: Rocky Returns

I think Rocky will be there for depth, and the other starting ILB position is Riley's to lose.
Mechanix544 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 08:47 AM   #20
Playmaker
 
freddyg12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,540
Re: Rocky Returns

Good news & definitely threadworthy since most of us expected him to be elsewhere. In a crowded market Rocky & Los both were likely surprised at how little interest there was in them.

Rocky obviously has ability but never seemed a good fit in the 3-4. Good depth as others mentioned, maybe he shows improvement.
freddyg12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:04 AM   #21
MVP
 
Chico23231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Age: 37
Posts: 10,613
Re: Rocky Returns

Nothing wrong with a vet coming back. I really hope Riley/Henson beats him out as starter. Id like to see some of these young draft picks beat some vets out in camp and get into the starting line up to see what they can do. It would thrill me to see Riley in at ILB and Cook in as C. Developing drafted talent is pivotal in rebuilding
__________________
@RSherman_25 just make sure you stay in Seattle cause without that pass rush you are who we thought you were. 5th rd PK no speed good hands

DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) March 14, 2014
Chico23231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:15 AM   #22
Playmaker
 
mlmdub130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 3,152
Re: Rocky Returns

when reading over rocky's wiki this morning i saw this, completely forgot what we gave up to get him

Quote:
McIntosh was drafted in the second round (35th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. The Redskins traded a sixth round pick in 2006 and a second round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft to the New York Jets in order to swap second-round picks.[6] He had minor knee surgery on June 14, 2006,[7] and was signed to the Redskins on July 30, 2006
no wonder we are where we are

good to have him back for depth, good run stopper, pretty awful pass coverage, he seems to be a great character guy though

side note from rocky's wiki he married his college gf 3 days before the draft
__________________
"I don't think anybody should have regrets, especially me, ... You don't regret what you do in your life. If you do it, you do it for a reason."

ST21
mlmdub130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:20 AM   #23
Playmaker
 
mlmpetert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Richmond
Posts: 3,257
Re: Rocky Returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by steveherrin View Post
Maybe it means we'll be seeing more 4-3 formations?

Yeah thats what im thinking/hoping.
__________________
mlmpetert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:35 AM   #24
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 34
Posts: 16,275
Re: Rocky Returns

I've always liked Rocky but the 3-4 just wasn't for him last season. I'm really surprised.

He has talent, never played up to his potential though, but I was sure he'd be gone after the scheme switch.

Hopefully he either catches on or comes off the bench.
__________________
Not sent from a Droid, iPhone, Blackberry or toaster
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:39 AM   #25
Playmaker
 
freddyg12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,540
Re: Rocky Returns

Rocky is an example of how great measurables don't always translate to football skills. Even as a 4-3 OLB he struggled in pass coverage, despite having great speed & agility. If he can improve in his coverage, from an athletic standpoint he would be a good nickel LB in this defense.
freddyg12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:40 AM   #26
The Starter
 
GridIron26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,593
Re: Rocky Returns

Guys, it's not like we signed him to multi-years contract.. Met Rocky for an autograph session, he was definitely a good guy. Like Shanny said for all other positions, it's open competition! On other note, I guess I'm kinda surprised that Saints haven't make a push to sign him, due to the connection to Gregg Williams?
GridIron26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:41 AM   #27
Playmaker
 
freddyg12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,540
Re: Rocky Returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlmdub130 View Post
when reading over rocky's wiki this morning i saw this, completely forgot what we gave up to get him



no wonder we are where we are

good to have him back for depth, good run stopper, pretty awful pass coverage, he seems to be a great character guy though

side note from rocky's wiki he married his college gf 3 days before the draft
Yeah, that was part of the 2006 debacle of a season & offseason! Couple that w/trades for Loyd & Duckett, signing of Arch & ARE. Just like w/Kelly, we weren't worried about his knee. Other teams were.
freddyg12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:55 AM   #28
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 46
Posts: 12,156
Re: Rocky Returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlmdub130 View Post
when reading over rocky's wiki this morning i saw this, completely forgot what we gave up to get him



no wonder we are where we are

good to have him back for depth, good run stopper, pretty awful pass coverage, he seems to be a great character guy though

side note from rocky's wiki he married his college gf 3 days before the draft
The side note is worth a double really? Are they still together, are they happy, then who cares about the wedding date, it may have had special meaning, or maybe he knew that once drafted the work grind would really start. And mainly, I would be surprised if the gf wasn't the one who set the specific date.

sorry, just seemed like a wholly irrelevant point, so I thought I could make a wholly irrelevant response.

Glad football starts at 4!!!
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 10:06 AM   #29
MVP
 
12thMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: washington, D.C.
Posts: 11,453
Re: Rocky Returns

I think it's still Riley's job, this gives us more depth with a player that already knows the system. Guess the market wasn't all that great for Rocky afterall.
12thMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #30
Pro Bowl
 
SirClintonPortis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 6,052
Re: Rocky Returns

Shanahan does not like making anyone feel complacent. Rocky might be "back", but as the dude brought in to scare the 1st teamers, not the dude who is a 1st teamer.
__________________
Analysis using datasets (aka stats) is an attempt at reverse-engineering a player's "goodness".

Virtuosity remembered, douchebaggery forgotten.

The ideal character profile shoved down modern Western men and women's throats is Don Juan.
SirClintonPortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.25704 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25