Re: Armstead Non Injury Reserve List
posted at 8/26/2013 4:29 PM EDT
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to seawolfxs' comment:
I think it is hard to find real value for players 45-53
But that's the thing. Are we now calling Armstead a 45-53 guy? Because I sure remember when he was signed and then going through camp that he was being looked at as a big piece of the defense by several posters here. Now it seems these same people are downplaying their initial enthusiasm.
Who knows? Armstead was intended to be a rotational guy with people like Francis, Cunningham, likely guys who could play both 4-3 DT, but also DE, kind of like an Andre Carter, but maybe used more so as a sub rusher behind Vince and Kelly. How many starting spots do you think are available across the front line? The only question would have been if BB wanted to go to a lot more 3-4 and Armstead was a possible 3-4 DE starter here, with Jones moving to 3-4 OLB.
BB used 3-4 the other night and wanted Jones at DE, so that's either to see how he looks or BB was going to throw caution to the wind and go a bit smaller at 3-4 DE the whole time.
You and others seem to need this odd media reassurance on who BB brings here. It's so old. It's like clockwork, too. You probably did cartwheels when BB paid the highest price for Adalius Thomas in 2007. He hasn't done that since Thomas had an average 2008 and a subpar 2009 before being cut.
I find it stunning that someone who claimed to have followed BB's career, even back to Cleveland where he was trying to implement his now legendary teambuilding formula, is whining about every single move or non-move he makes.
You seem to not realize what BB knows what he has, who is available, what the market is, how much someone might cost, who he needs to pay in the future on his own team, etc.
I'm tired of the low risk high reward players being signed here year after year. This was another one of those signings that doesn't look like it is going to pan out for this season, at the least. People were big on this pick up when it was announced, quality depth is needed, he was being counted on. Others were available. Higher cost but probably a better choice.
AND as I have mentioned, it also looks like Adrian Wilson is on the bubble, another guy who was signed and talked about as being a major player. Might not be the case. Again, he was a bargin, a low risk high reward player. There were many quality safeties out there the pats could have picked up who would have been very good for the team for several years. Yet Adrian Wilson was chosen.
So here are two spots that could be missing quality depth because BB's bargain basement shopping. Time is of the essence, folks.
So with respect, just who are you thinking of as FA's at Saftey and Dline that we didn't get? ??? Who did we lose?
Look, i never knew if he would even make the team. He has been injured so we don't know anymore than we did. Maybe he is in the top 44 - which is 2nd team -cause i don't think we have a 4th DT now. I just don't know. He always had to be a depth guy after our known front line. this guy does have a pedigree and he was worth looking at, at the price he was signed.
We will read about guys all over the league this year who had been over looked and are now playing well. but who are they now???
I was surprised that we got rid of our depth with Love and Deadrick - and they were pretty decent but certainly not great- so we move on
Again this is what happens in a capped league and i wish i knew who to get. if i did everyone would know him and he would be looking to start -
And again I share your frustration. all i know is that i am going to root for any guy out there