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Old 03-12-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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DE Shawne Merriman......Redskin Connection

On NFL TV they interviewed Shawne Merrimen and he said he went to high school with Lavar Arrington's brother. And Lavar came to watch his brother play and met Shawne. And Shawne now talks to Lavar and gets advice, maybe Lavar will put in a good word.......I wouldn't mind drafting him as our DE...........
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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Re: DE Shawne Merriman......Redskin Connection

The problem with Merriman is he's a tweener at DE and is expected to move to outside linebacker once he gets to the NFL. If he adds 15 pounds, he could become a starting DE, but right now he's a nickel DE or OLB.

Unfortunately, OLB is not a position of need for us and we need a starting DE (something Merriman is unlikely to become).

I'd expect us to go after Adam "PacMan" Jones or Antrelle Rolle. So, the only way I see us going after Merriman is if we trade some picks for an additional mid-first round pick. That would probably require trading next year's first rounder, and our two third rounders from this year (assuming we get a third rounder for Gardner).

The Dallas Cowboys are currently the team projected by most scouts to be the team that drafts Merriman. Oh well.

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Old 03-13-2005, 02:07 AM   #3
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Re: DE Shawne Merriman......Redskin Connection

i like justin tuck from notre dame. much more solid against the run and will be a true DE even though at the 260lbs range. id expect us to go after a DE instead of a cornerback. if you can get constant pressure from your front four, you CB's wont have to be "shutdown" corners. if you look at the bucs in their hayday, you will see that barber isnt exactly a shutdown corner, nor kelly, but the front four helped them be in the right position for fumbles and tipped balls. (which barber is one of the best at in the NFL) but he is not a very good shutdown corner as far as one on one coverage. if we can produce pressure from our front four, our corners...lbs.... safties... will have a great time sitting and waiting for a big play. so like i said, we need to upgrade the DE position and would prefer to groom our own through the draft. the saying isnt said to waste peoples breathe... "The game is won in the trenches"
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:20 PM   #4
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Merriman worked out at the combine at 273lbs so I don't think he's a tweener any more, I started a thread about this guy a while back before anyone really heard of him and at the time I compared him to Jason Taylor of the Dolphin's, Taylor is a little taller but Merriman is bigger and stronger, I personally think this guy is the good's, his body type will allow him to add more weight without losing much mobility.

WOW! 273, that's about 10 pounds more than what I thought he weighed. 273 is about an average weight (maybe 5 pounds under) for a DE. How'd he look? Thanks offis for correcting/updating me.
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Old 03-13-2005, 04:54 PM   #5
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Re: DE Shawne Merriman......Redskin Connection

i really hope that we get this guy...wouldnt it help our cornerbacks if we could pressure the quarterback without blitzing?...
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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Daniels, Daniels, Daniels... He will provide an added boost when he's back healthy.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:12 PM   #7
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yeah, you guys didn't seem to notice when daniels was injured we didn't really have any problems at that position. once daniels is back, gregg williams will revive his career.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:15 PM   #8
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That's exactly why I'm saying there's no point in signing another OR using a draft pick when it is VERY possible we have another Griffin on our hands. He might start the rejuvenation of his career under Williams.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:49 PM   #9
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i just found out that griffin had like 96 tackles in the regular season. that is a helluva lot for a defensive tackle.
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On the real... he was EVERYWHERE this year. For the first time in a long time, whenever the defensive unit took the field last year, I was comforted in knowing that they would most likely stop whoever it was.
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Trade down and get picks!!!
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:05 PM   #12
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We need a pass rushing DE-would like to see Arrington at weakside DE-he did not like the idea of it when Marvin Lewis wanted to move him there.
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The way Williams uses people, I think we will see him at DE a lot. I'm sure his "official" position will remain at LB of course, but I bet we see him at DE a LOT.
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:09 PM   #14
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if he didn't like that idea, why would we move him there. why fix what's not broken. lavar arrington had his best seasons as an outside linebacker. the three consecutive pro bowls speak for that.
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Re: DE Shawne Merriman......Redskin Connection

Merriman must have put on about 30 lbs since last summer...he was listed all year with the Terps at between 245 and 250...and now he's hovering the 275 range.

he's a monster...who may not be there at 9...
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