Vic Beasley ran the fastest 40, tied for the highest bench, and had the best production of all of his competitors in college. Explain to me how you believe he doesn't go top 10? Pass rushers, LTs, and QBs go early as long as they are guys that look to be the real deal. This draft is extremely light on QB and franchise LT types. Pass rushers will get pushed up.
Also, some food for thought: John Fox drafted a similar player in Von Miller and he became a key player on his defense. With Fox in Chicago and them switching to a 3-4, wouldn't it make too much sense to take a guy you could get similar results from at 8?
Bc if he really isn't a NFL 4-3 DE
He will have to change positions and be an OLB. Something he wasn't in college. Transitions are always an unknown.
I think he goes bottom of the first round bc of that. Von Miller made that transition in college. He basically spent his last two years in college not being a traditional DE
I think he only gets 2 games from the jump. The new 6 game punishment is the max punishment for domestic violence. He wasn't dound guilty and wasnt even facing the most serious version of the charge. Hit Greg with the full punishment and then it would be considered a light punsihment if they gave the same to someone convicted of a felony DV charge
But...that is exactly what some around here want us to go to war with.I get that DWill makes too much money. So fuging what. That contract was not forced on him. He would have been an idiot not to sign it.IMO, I would like to see what he has left. So...if Gman decides to keep him, I am a happy guy. If we decide to part ways, I am going to be a worried guy. And I hate worrying.
Yes, Cam, Stewart, Fozzy, Tolbert, drafted RB......isn't a bad rush attack.
I'm actually going against the crowd here and am ok if he stays (or goes). The way his contract is structured it cost us 300k to cut him. If he's a June 1st cut we save a few mil this year but still pay what we would next year (but in dead money), when his salary is cheap for the last two years of his contract anyway.
It really comes down to whether or not Gettlemen and Rivera believe he was hindered by injuries, bad o-line, or other issues or if they believe he's simply done. If it's the former, I hope he stays. Having a D-will on the roster who played like he did pre 2014 would be worth the 2 mil salary in 2016 and possibly 2017.
The number in blue is dead money and the number before it is the cap hit.
2015 $1,850,000 $3,200,000 $333,333 $150,000 $800,000 $6,333,333 $6,600,000
2016 $1,000,000 - $333,333 - $800,000 $2,133,333 $2,266,666
2017 $1,000,000 - $333,334 - $800,000 $2,133,334 $1,133,334
I think u have to look beyond the numbers....
Him staying means an even worse version of 34 shows up next year (age).....and he continues to keep talent off the field. Can't really afford that
He is our best running back. Just because a bunch of guys with fresh legs come in late and run behind and improved o-line doesn't make them better. What would I have invested in D-Will? I am invested in having our best players on the field
Williams is our best RB, that is why the coaches were so anxious to get him back out there even with a broken hand
Williams is not better than Stewart. Isn't suppose to be so it isn't even a diss. He also isn't better than Fozzy who himself isn't spectacular.
Fresh leg defense? Williams had fresh legs to open up the season. He was an average RB. Stewart was an above average RB when ready. It really isn't worth a debate at this stage. Fozzy also showed noticeable better burst and running.
Claiming Williams is the best RB would be on par to claiming Cotchery was our best WR last year. He had stuff between the ears our other WRs didn't, experience, etc that made him better in some aspects......but not as threat on the field. 2 rookies were better in that regard
And this is why people get labeled as "haters".....bc outlandish claims are made about Williams and then reality has to be brought in. He isn't our best RB now, wasnt last season and wasnt a top 5 RB in 2013.