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Old 08-04-2011, 10:26 AM   #31
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Re: Rocky Returns

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I won't be surprised if Rocky was cut by the end of preseason. This is just to push Riley. Any word on how the Tatupu visit went yesterday?
I guess it's actually happening this morning
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:45 AM   #32
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Rocky is a terrible fit for this defense. I'd like to see Riley in there this year.
Depth does have a meaning...
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:50 AM   #33
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Re: Rocky Returns

I think it way too early to be giving the ILB job Riley or any other player.
Let it be earned in the preseason games against starting offensive lines. Not the second and third string lines.

Has Riley been handed the starting position in camp? I have not seen that mentioned by any coach anywhere. I doubt the depth chart in Training camp will be the same as game 1 depth chart.
I bet Rocky is being brought as insurance. Would not be surprised if he gets cut come September.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #34
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I think it way too early to be giving the ILB job Riley or any other player.
Let it be earned in the preseason games against starting offensive lines. Not the second and third string lines.

Has Riley been handed the starting position in camp? I have not seen that mentioned by any coach anywhere. I doubt the depth chart in Training camp will be the same as game 1 depth chart.
I bet Rocky is being brought as insurance. Would not be surprised if he gets cut come September.
Yeah, he has. Nobody has been talking about him lighting it up against scrubs in camp. He's playing with the first team d and is penciled in as the starter so far.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:08 PM   #35
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Well the key word is penciled. It's Riley's to lose
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #36
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Well the key word is penciled. It's Riley's to lose
Pretty much. Anything's possible as of right now but in reality Riley's played well enough he's probably going to start barring some unforeseen setback.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:23 PM   #37
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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.
He was never much good for the 4-3, in my opinion. Sorry -- but I've never been a fan of Rocky. I'm eager to hear what his fans point to as reason why he should stay, apart from the usual 'he's a good locker room guy' excuse. When you factor in the way Vinny and Gibbs tripped all over themselves to move up and trade picks to get him, the guy has been an absolute bum and personifies the mediocrity that has plagued this team for the past 5-10 years.

I'm not bitching though -- if there's absolutely nobody else available and you need someone with a pulse to fill the position, fine. Obviously no other team gave to shakes and a doo about him. His career highlights could speak to that. As others have said, it wouldn't be a surprise if he's not even with the team on Sept. 11.

In the meantime, I'll find a way to endure another preseason of his glaring non-existence on the field.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:56 PM   #38
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^ I agree. The guy had huge potential and upside out of Miami...he's big, fast (4.65 40 in college) and very athletic, but when it came to fundamentals...something went wrong. Great guy and COULD have been great, but it just never clicked for him. He was far better in the 4-3 years than last season though. I wouldn't call him a bust, just a disappointment.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:06 PM   #39
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pretty low risk move here. we bring back a guy who has been with the franchise for a while on a 1 year deal who will at least provide depth and has started for us for the last several years. i like the move.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:33 PM   #40
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pretty low risk move here. we bring back a guy who has been with the franchise for a while on a 1 year deal who will at least provide depth and has started for us for the last several years. i like the move.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:22 PM   #41
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Re: Rocky Returns

Rocky like many players in this defense last year made a lot of mistakes. A LOT. I wanted an upgrade as well, maybe Barnett, oh well.

Lets not act like he is camp fodder though, he made 155 tackles last season. Played his best games in weeks 12-16. If he is healthy he will start beside London IMO.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:59 PM   #42
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I don't know why you guys are so down on Rocky. He's nothing spectacular, but he's a solid starter and we basically signed him for no money. We definitely gave up too much for him to draft him, but we made a lot of horrible moves back then.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #43
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Happy Rocky day
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #44
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Rocky was serviceable. I never thought he was terrible. We are in sore need of LBs across the board. I bet we draft 2 LBs next year.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:53 PM   #45
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I think it was a good move for depth. I remember Rocky having a hard time getting playing time when he first got here because he couldn't seem to grasp the defense. He definitely has the physical tools. WTH...one year. Might as well.
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