Re: Ras I Dowling to IR
posted at 10/29/2011 6:28 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Ras I Dowling to IR
[QUOTE]shalisemyoung shalise manza young Dowling took nearly 90mins to finish 45min workout at UVa pro day bc he was gimpy & kept stopping to be stretched. this isn't new deal...
Posted by Rocky[/QUOTE]
Definately. I VIVIDLY recall reading several scouting takes of Ras I's pro day performance before the draft... A guy with injury issues on the field, actually pulled up lame & tweeked his hamstring while running his pro day 40 yard dash...on a sttraight-lined track row, and while wearing shorts and a t-shirt. It's Just- well, it's probably something you'd want to key weigh how much you're willing to part with selection-wise, prior to selecting him a full half round (very first selection after Rd #1) earlier than every analyst projects him to be targeted for, at the ABSOLUTE earliest (i.e. nowhere prior to halfway through Rd #2, and then anywhere into & throughout Rd 3).
Subsequently, Rusty will say this doesn't matter, while others will say hindsight's 20-20, in which case- I'll flip out endlessly, considering how I've disussed the absolute importance of getting THE best & critically impt merits of draft day value selecting, not simply under it's own 2 year + old, & specific subject-right...but in the two or more dozen or so takes on this 2011 Draft, and Dowling in particular.
...apparently it means ZEROooo. I suppose tteam's don't even need scouts...he Draft is a TOTAL roll-of-the-dice. Game of chance. Equal chance to select equally decent NFL players, by placing the top 300 names in 1 big magician's hat, and blindly reaching your hand in to select a guy at the instant your team is on the selection board.
Uggh, I'm gettin' a cigar. Jesus, who even needs to use cornerbacks on the field At All, even really...very overrated. I'm well aware that Leigh Bodden in 2011 only had seperate issues of: Hand, thumb, hamstring, knee, andddd I believe=hamstring & thumb a couple more times. Problem is however, I knew that when he WAS on the field, he could actually somewhat "play football."
Mind-boggling how one wouldn't target (if ya wanted to cut secondary)- Ross Ventrone (alright...he's 5'8, and he can't tackle or play Safety, regardless; Injury concerns for Ventrone with his thumb a few times, this year) Or Matt Slater (special teams? Slater's minor "ST flashes", hasn't translated into this year).
BUT if: you're makin' room for Brace & Deadrick...why not cut D-Line??? Ya gotta weigh, the minor benefits of great size, scheme versatility, and vet prescence, WITH a totally underproducing 2011 year, in Shaun Ellis (currently, Gerrard Warren's size & game is the rough "Shawn Ellis match", & he's shown in training camp, that he's vastly better at this stage). Brace's game is more situated for that 1-gap DT (which he's shown decent flashes in). Deadrick's somewhere in between... So then, Kyle Love might wanna be targeted for the roster cut (Love AND Ellis btw, have had injury issues this year too).
How 'bout as a last resort...1 O-Lineman perhaps...? Ryan Wendell'd be my choice. A considerably undersized 6'2 290lb Center, who's been on NE for 3 years, yet his overall value is extremely minimal. Pats starting OC is IR'd now...BUT, ya got Dan Connolly (OC), Danny Aiken imho, as a better long-term OC prospect in the future wings (with more weight). Donald Thomas as also imo, A better long-term OG than Ryan Wendell is at OC. Either way, you're going for just 1 year, prior to having OC Dan Koppen back (IF he's back...but then ya have the draft & free agency in this case).
Good gahd, idk... Yea, yea="Armchair GM." Yea, yea="Only BB has the full details...(do you know more than BILL BELICHICK?!?)." Whatever...just something crazy & rogue in me, believes that one would target roster moves off of BOTH: Skill of individual player TOTALLY regardless of position. Then #2, the greater majority of everything "cutting by Individual player skill-wise", not weighed considerably towards 1 guy or another, One would "THINK?" you might just NOT wanna make your absolutely GREAEST positional weakness on EITHER side of the football, 1 bit weaker...at all (like taking weak stitches out, & opening up an unhealed wound).
of note: Please gahd say BB's got some available Secondary depth, like Brandon McGowan, on speed-dial. THAT could work. TE pass-covering & intelligent Safety. Pair him as a CB/S with Ihedigbo as your enforcer Safety, while Chung plays the field tactician Safety, and Arrington and DMC shore up your CB starters.