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Old 03-03-2005, 12:15 PM   #16
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i'd like to see the skins match justs to keep him from the gints... the contract sounds like its extremely backloaded, and the bonus is small, so we could eep him for 2-3 at a fairly cheap rate and then make a call. Pierce's main strength is his intelligence, so its hard for me to see him as struggling in anyone's defense (though the gints D will still probably suck, he most definately will NOT be the reason).
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:21 PM   #17
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I wouldn't say we were that deep at LB. We have Lavar, Barrow (still hurt), Washington, Marshall, Clemons (pass rusher) then who...? So, right now it's Lavar, Washington and Marshall and not much depth behind that.
I hear what you're saying but at this time last year how many people would have truthfully talked about Marshall and Clemons when talking about our LB depth? So maybe now someone like Brandon Barnes or Khary Campbell will step up.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:32 PM   #18
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I hear what you're saying but at this time last year how many people would have truthfully talked about Marshall and Clemons when talking about our LB depth? So maybe now someone like Brandon Barnes or Khary Campbell will step up.
...or Clifton Smith, who has been mentioned a few times as an up and coming player that the coaches like...and he's more of a natural MLB.

I have to say that I am dissappointed they let him get away, but not worried....I'm sure Williams is in Gibbs' ear as far as defensive players go, and if he felt that Pierce was really that vital to our success, they would have done what was needed to keep him.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:34 PM   #19
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The name I keep hearing is Clifton Smith. A lot of people really think this guy can play, based mostly on his success in college, but apparently he was a real stud. He may become Antonio Pierce Part 2 next year as the guy who kind of emerges from the shadows to play great. I kind of doubt it, however, since Pierce's success stemmed mostly from the fact that he is so smart, not from his physical prowess. But I hold out hope.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:35 PM   #20
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With the money we have "saved" by not signing Pierce, what does anyone think we will do?
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:43 PM   #21
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if campbell had stepped up last season, pierce would still be on the bench (campbell started ahead of him on all the depth charts).
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:50 PM   #22
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This is basically three guys (Coles,Smoot,Pierce) who seemed to be "true" Redskins that are up and running. Two are for money and one because of...well who the hell really knows. I don't begrudge Smoot and Coles for capitalizing on their chance to cash in but I am sick and tired of guys talking about how "they want to be in DC" and how "it will be hard to leave" when it is obvious that they don't really care where they play as long as they get paid. Pisses me off that these chumps can't just be honest and say "I'll play where they pay me". As for Coles...whatever.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:52 PM   #23
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if campbell had stepped up last season, pierce would still be on the bench (campbell started ahead of him on all the depth charts).
Khary Campbell? You sure about that?
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:55 PM   #24
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Here's a thought: why not keep Washington and LeMar Marshall at OLB and move Arrington inside? Arrington's at his best in space, and he sure has the size and speed to play the position.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:57 PM   #25
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Khary Campbell? You sure about that?
i believe so, in training camp last preseason he was displaced as the backup MLB by pierce a couple weeks in... i believe some people here asked what was up with that too...
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Here's a thought: why not keep Washington and LeMar Marshall at OLB and move Arrington inside? Arrington's at his best in space, and he sure has the size and speed to play the position.
NOOOOO LaVar needs to stay outside. It would be a waste of his ability to mow him inside.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:59 PM   #27
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Here's a thought: why not keep Washington and LeMar Marshall at OLB and move Arrington inside? Arrington's at his best in space, and he sure has the size and speed to play the position.
I don't really like that, arrington free lances a bit too much as it is, last thing he needs is to be responsible for positioning 10 other guys as well as playing his own assignment. He's a freak athlete, but not the top choice for QB'ing the D, since he sometimes has trouble keeping himself in the right spot.
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Here's a thought: why not keep Washington and LeMar Marshall at OLB and move Arrington inside? Arrington's at his best in space, and he sure has the size and speed to play the position.
Playing inside affords him LESS space than playing outside. You've provided the main reason why NOT to move him inside.
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:59 PM   #29
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MLB doesn't HAVE to QB the D. It can be anyone. Safeties do it a lot, unfortunately I'm not sure we have anyone at safety capable of doing that. Maybe Taylor, I don't know.

Definitely don't move Arrington inside. Let him be a threat to rush the passer from the outside and use his ability. If we HAD to move one of them in I think Washington would be a better fit. I really want to keep those guys on the outside.

We need to keep Clemons for 3rd downs to take LaVars spot at LB when he goes to DE. We should look at playing Marshall in the middle.
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I'm very dissapointed by this. I think we will be able to surive fairly well without him, but man I really liked Perice. Rumor has it that he gave us the chance to match the offer, so that was very stand-up in my opinion, keeping his world. I'll deifintley be cheering for this guy in the future; and I'll miss him here.
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