Patrick Willis

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  1. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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  2. bongo59

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    with FR gone Willis is now a possibility and so is a S in round one.
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  3. Vince10

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    The names at DE have been discussed many times already. The chances of landing a good one are better through that route than through the draft. The likelihood of landing a great S or LB at 19 is also greater than that of landing a great DE.
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  4. when i posted that it was after the first half, his int was late in the game and was off a tip, so it was a hill type of int
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  5. Fry

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    no, not really. justin smith is above average who has never had double digit sacks. dwight freeney and jared allen probably wont hit the market.

    unless someone gets cut because of a contract dispute (kerney or kearse) there wont be much out there.
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  6. Gut

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    Well...

    Smith is a good run defending DE. He is NOT a good pass rusher. He's not bad, but just avg. Considering you're gonna have to drastically overpay whomever is a free agent, I wouldn't spend big bucks on a run-defending RDE.

    I watched Justin Smith very closely when they played the Colts and he got near Manning twice so you could credit him with 2 pressures...but Manning was in no danger of being sacked on either play. And Smith was single blocked the majority of the time. He did pick up 6 tackles and was good against the run.

    Conversely, Freeney had about 4 QB pressures...3 of which were sacks and he also forced 3 fumbles (turnovers). And Freeney was doubled most of the time.

    Starting to see why we NEED Freeney and SHOULD overpay to get him if he hits free agency. Frankly, it'll be interesting to see if and how the Colts try to keep him. They don't have the cap space to franchise him without cutting some serious people, restructuring some contracts (starting the slide into cap hell) and signing him to the largest contract may not be doable either. If the Colts are smart, they'll find a way to franchise tag him and trade him to the highest bidder (and there will be bidders), then they can get a first rnd pick and then use the freed up space to get some lesser players in free agency (or simply use the opportunity to avoid the slide into cap hell. Let's hope they're not that smart...

    If Freeney hits the open market...or any market for that matter, he WILL get the highest free agent contract in league history. Question is...who would he sign with? If we're smart, we'd front load our contract offer (because we have more cap space) which would make our offer look more attractive...more money early on.

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    Our D line is the reason our LB look poor and our run D is weak. We are foced to get the runner in the second tier. Our D-line need to force the issue. IMO we need DE or DT.

    I like Tullocks play to give him a seaon at MLB and let him feed off of Bulluck and Thornton's leader ship. I can see him as a play maker when we need it.

    We need a legit WR who can catch balls when we need it. I am sick of HOPING our guys catch the ball when ever it is thrown to them.
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  8. bongo59

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    Gut justin Smith is a very good DE.............not great but he is a good pass rusher and a very stoudt against the run.............most folks run away from him.................
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  9. bongo59

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    regardless............he was around the ball all night.............and think about this...............with all the blitzing LSU did................did you see Landry get beat once on a deep route? No you did not..............and he was p[laying against a good QB and decent WR...............that is how you know he can cover.............when you leave your S on an island and let your CB and slot guy blitz all night it says something about your S play....................you know sometimes you have to look past stats and analyze what you just saw.....................Landry played very well and helped in shutting Mr Quinn and Weis down...................Weis even said in his post game conference the next day that Landry was so solid in run support in the second half that Walker had no where to go..............he mentioned him to in coverage saying that he did not realize how good he was in coverage until he saw Bo pellini bring CB on 80 % of the Def snaps
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  10. zackmann

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    what if we went to the 3-4...would that make it easier to draft another LB in the first round?
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