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Old 08-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #226
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Was told BOTH of Brown's hips are F'd and he needs to be cut. Sad, but he is 31 so I doubt he'll ever be healthy. A lot of cap space we can save too if we cut him.
I wholeheartedly agree. Remember what Mike Shanahan said about Jammal Brown earlier in the off season. Brown was going to have to prove that he could stay healthy in order to make the Redskins roster in 2012. When we read reports around two months ago that Brown was taking Yoga courses, was attaining his flexibility, strengthening his bad hip, and was feeling great, we all thought that he had finally put his injury behind him. We were wrong.

After spending the last two seasons on IR, Brown needs to do something and he hasn't shown that he's the equivalent of the 3rd round pick that Bruce Allen traded to the Saints to get him.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #227
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i knew this was gonna happen.

we missed veteran OL signings like Jeff Otah, Jeff Saturday, Carl Nicks.
that cap penalty KILLED US.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:59 AM   #228
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Re: We've got big trouble on the OL.

They should go ahead and cut Brown and give Polumbus or Smith a chance to win the RT position. I still think Smith can surprise, let's give him a chance when the games begin. If neither pans out, then when the 53 man roster cuts occur someone will be available from another team. I'm not worried.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:37 AM   #229
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Most definitely not, and forgive me if I gave off the impression you implied as much. I've just seen all too often how people keep harping on building the lines and they aren't going to be happy unless the team is spending 1st and 2nd rounders on OL, when quality OL can be found in the later rounds in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers did fine with a crappy OL, but he had wonderful WRs/TEs. You don't need 5 pro-bowlers on the OL to have great production from your offense. You do however, need a fantastic QB and WRs to get it done.
Well you should find someone that espouses this point of view and have this argument with them.

As an aside I'm not sure what you mean by crappy, but Rodgers OL was far from bad.
And IIRC they've since added two 1st round picks.

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Were they right in their assessment? Well, considering they have been in this business all of their life, and the HC has won 2 Super Bowls, you'll excuse me if I defer to his judgement.
By this logic the FO is infallible.
Imo its fairly evident the Jammal Brown experiment was a mistake for the FO.
It wasn't there first mistake and i'm certain it won't be the last.
And such is the case for every FO even for teams that win championships.
Hopefully RT doesn't become a weak link in the offense.
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They should go ahead and cut Brown and give Polumbus or Smith a chance to win the RT position. I still think Smith can surprise, let's give him a chance when the games begin. If neither pans out, then when the 53 man roster cuts occur someone will be available from another team. I'm not worried.
There's already been a report that Tyler Polumbus was receiving reps at right tackle in place of Jammal Brown. No word on Willie Smith though.
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Shannahan said that Chris Baker has a huge upside and has lost thirty pounds.
In other words, he's gone from having a huge backside to having a huge upside.
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At this point I'm actually OK with signing some of those aging guys (even if they're a bad fit for the ZBS) to have an actual starter. I was fine with Polumbus last year, but reading about guys who are going to get cut owning him... makes me a little nervous.
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Too bad Big Mike Williams didn't work out. When healthy, he was a good lineman for us.


I think Polumbus will surprise us and take over the position all year. I'm hoping so, at least.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #234
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As an aside I'm not sure what you mean by crappy, but Rodgers OL was far from bad.
And IIRC they've since added two 1st round picks.
Yeah, because they had the luxury of being able to pick OL in the first rounds. They are stacked at QB/WR/TE/OLB and their defense was one of the tops in the NFL so they can afford to spend those picks on OL. When our skills positions are that of theirs, we can do the same. Rodgers OL was horrible 2-3 years ago and was even up there with Jason Campbell on the most amount of sacks taken. Their run game was all but non-existent as well or it appeared that way.



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By this logic the FO is infallible.
Imo its fairly evident the Jammal Brown experiment was a mistake for the FO.
It wasn't there first mistake and i'm certain it won't be the last.
And such is the case for every FO even for teams that win championships.
Hopefully RT doesn't become a weak link in the offense.
They aren't infallible as noted by the horrible McDummy trade. However, you act as if the team can predict a person's health. If he passed a physical and checks out with the doctors, then it was worth a shot trading a 3rd or 4th rounder for a pro-bowl tackle. I'm sure many would have done the same.

Also, why would RT become a weak link? Was it last year? In fact, the line performed better when TW and JB weren't in the lineup. (mostly) I posted the starting lineup the last 4 games.


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Old 08-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #235
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Yeah, because they had the luxury of being able to pick OL in the first rounds. They are stacked at QB/WR/TE/OLB and their defense was one of the tops in the NFL so they can afford to spend those picks on OL. When our skills positions are that of theirs, we can do the same.
Um...okay?
I stated that the Packers drafted 2 1st round OTs.
Your diatribe doesn't change that.

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Rodgers OL was horrible 2-3 years ago and was even up there with Jason Campbell on the most amount of sacks taken. Their run game was all but non-existent as well or it appeared that way.
All sacks are not created equal.
Quick pressure on a (1.2-1.5s) on 3-step drop where the QB gets hit even after a completion is much worse then a pressure after 2s on a 5-7 step drop.
Zorn/Campbell used a 3 step drop heavy WCO vs McCarthy/Rodgers 5-7 step drop heavy vertical WCO.

Also the Packers sack totals 2009/2010-32/38 Redskins 2009/2010-44/46

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However, you act as if the team can predict a person's health. If he passed a physical and checks out with the doctors, then it was worth a shot trading a 3rd or 4th rounder for a pro-bowl tackle. I'm sure many would have done the same.
You make a lot of false assumptions about my position.
I don't have a problem with bringing Jammal Brown in, its the subsequent re-signing and lack of up-grade after his sub-standard and injured plagued performance I consider a mistake.
And Jammal Brown's health was a 'prediction' it was a gamble.
He was injured when the Saints releases him, he was injured when we signed him, he's been injured during the season and he's injured now.

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...In fact, the line performed better when TW and JB weren't in the lineup. (mostly) I posted the starting lineup the last 4 games.
lol, This actually speaks to my point about Jammal Brown's level of play and why RT should have been addressed.
I also noticed an uptick in the OL plays when Hurt and Polombus settled into their positions. (to be objective credit has to be given to the Helu and Royster)
And the advanced metics from Profootball Focus bear this out as Tyler Polombus graded out less poorly IIRC (-16ish) vs Jammal Brown (-18ish).
However being less bad doesn't equal good.
And if a journeyman OL pressed into the line-up outperforms your oft injured starter then imo its time to replace that 'starter'.
And extending that thought out further the level of performance from Brown/Polombus could very well be improved and likely matched by a mid-round OL.
Extending this line of thinking further...
You would still need to target and draft OL even if you think Willie Smith can be Jammal Brown's replacement.
But you would still need (a) a back-up for Willie Smith (b) a capable player if Willie Smith doesn't replicate his level of play (c) insurance against Trent weed use

Polombus was basically a gift, he's cheap and at the very least we know he's a capable back-up that can start some games and not vomit on himself.
But as a prospect Polombus wasn't highly regarded, he could keep improving and become a solid starter like Kory or he could regress like Heyer.
But, what if they could've drafted a prospect that is potentially better then Polombus going forward?
2 young cheap OTs (osentensibly both better then Jammal Brown) and improving for the future?
Have them compete in an open competition best OT plays that would have been the ulitmate win-win even.


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Also, why would RT become a weak link? Was it last year?
Where did I say RT would become a weak link? (is everyone of your replies gonna contain things I didn't say and views I don't hold?)
And if you meant to ask how could RT become a weak link my answers would be the same as yours or anyone elses: if there is substandard level of play from the starter and lack of quality depth.

And in as much as Jammal Brown was one of the worst RT/OT in football, yes RT was a weak link last year.
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Panthers cut Jeff Otah. Do we claim him?
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I like Jeff Otah but if there is one tackle who is more broken down than Jammal Brown, it's Jeff Otah.
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That's a shame, he is only 26...
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That's a shame, he is only 26...
Yep. Tragic. But he has hardly seen the field seen he was 24.
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Um...okay?
I stated that the Packers drafted 2 1st round OTs.
Your diatribe doesn't change that.
Diatribe? Nobody is attacking you or forcing anything. Quit being a drama queen.


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lol, This actually speaks to my point about Jammal Brown's level of play and why RT should have been addressed.
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And in as much as Jammal Brown was one of the worst RT/OT in football, yes RT was a weak link last year.
It's really not fair to assess his play when you know the man is playing injured. Now, if you want to argue whether he should be playing or not, that is a different argument all together and a valid one at that.



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But, what if they could've drafted a prospect that is potentially better then Polombus going forward?
You can't depend on draft picks panning out or becoming better talent than what you currently have. That too is a gamble as well. We can play the "what if" game all day long.



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Where did I say RT would become a weak link? (is everyone of your replies gonna contain things I didn't say and views I don't hold?)
And if you meant to ask how could RT become a weak link my answers would be the same as yours or anyone elses: if there is substandard level of play from the starter and lack of quality depth.
I didn't claim you did say that. I simply showed you the stats and who was playing RT. Now if you want to talk about the DEPTH of the OL, then that could be a valid concern. Then again, we have that same concern with many positions on this team. QB/ILB/CB/S/PK/P/WR...etc I respect your opinion, but we'll agree to disagree on the matter.


I'll remind you again, it's only 1 week into training camp. Long ways to go.
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