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What are the signs right in front of us.  Well, most of us are chasing  OTs and DEs down rabbit holes, but there are other positions where we have needs. Instead of paying premium for what you need, reap the rewards of the market's bargains. I tell my wife, "Don't go to  the market, let the market come to you."  She tells me, "Shut up, idiot."  Nevertheless,  Free Agency and Food Lion may not be as related as I thought.  First of all,  the talent at DT stands out right now.  As you know, they get cheaper  in week 2 of free agency--I include players for the 4-3, 3-4 and hybrid--(Walter Football, fwiw --I eliminate old guys and those with injury concerns. )-

Darius Philon, DT, Chargers. Age: 25.
Darius Philon, a former sixth-round pick, has developed into a solid starter. He stuffed the run very well last year and also notched four sacks. He's only 25, so he should continue to improve. 

David Irving, DT, Cowboys. Age: 26. David Irving was dominant down the stretch in 2016, and he proved that wasn't a fluke the year after. He was limited to just eight games because of a concussion and a suspension, but he was terrific in those eight contests, registering seven sacks (in 8 games) Irving barely played in 2018 because of injury. However, he's just 26 in August.
 
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Eagles. Age: 26.
The Eagles will not pick up Timmy Jernigan's $11 million option, making him a free agent this offseason. Jernigan barely played last year because of injuries, but should be able to bounce back in 2019, given his age. Jernigan is a stout run defender who can generate some pressure on the quarterback.
 
CHEAPER
Bennie Logan, NT, Titans. Age: 29.  (even if  we go 3-4, I  am  guessing Poe is not the NT we need)
Curiously, Bennie Logan was seldom used in Tennessee. He has played very well in the past, particularly as a run plugger, but he played just a dozen snaps or so per week for the Titans. Perhaps he'll be used more on another team next year
(I see the Panthers grabbing a player like this--younger than Love, can challenge Poe.)
 
Dominique Easley, DT, Rams. Age: 27.
Dominique Easley has been miscast in the Rams' 3-4 defense. He's a 4-3 three-technique defensive tackle, and he could perform in that role elsewhere. Of course, he'd have to stay healthy, which is something he hasn't been able to do throughout his career.  (Of course, this would depend on  us staying in the 4-3)
 
Rodney Gunter, DE/DT, Cardinals. Age: 27.
Rodney Gunter is a solid run defender who can get to the quarterback on occasion. He can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4
 
Zach Kerr, NT, Broncos. Age: 29. Zach Kerr is a monstrous, 335-pound run-stuffer, but he offers nothing as far as the pass rush is concerned.

 

Deep thought:  What if Butler flourishes in the new defensive front?  Discuss amongst yourselves.

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I’m fairly certain Dontari Poe would have shown up on this list last season and we saw how that panned out.

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4 minutes ago, MHS831 said:

What are the signs right in front of us.  Well, most of us are chasing  OTs and DEs down rabbit holes, but there are other positions where we have needs. Instead of paying premium for what you need, reap the rewards of the market's bargains. I tell my wife, "Don't go to  the market, let the market come to you."  She tells me, "Shut up, idiot."  Nevertheless,  Free Agency and Food Lion may not be as related as I thought.  First of all,  the talent at DT stands out right now.  As you know, they get cheaper  in week 2 of free agency--I include players for the 4-3, 3-4 and hybrid--(Walter Football, fwiw --I eliminate old guys and those with injury concerns. )-

Darius Philon, DT, Chargers. Age: 25.
Darius Philon, a former sixth-round pick, has developed into a solid starter. He stuffed the run very well last year and also notched four sacks. He's only 25, so he should continue to improve. 

David Irving, DT, Cowboys. Age: 26. David Irving was dominant down the stretch in 2016, and he proved that wasn't a fluke the year after. He was limited to just eight games because of a concussion and a suspension, but he was terrific in those eight contests, registering seven sacks (in 8 games) Irving barely played in 2018 because of injury. However, he's just 26 in August.
 
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Eagles. Age: 26.
The Eagles will not pick up Timmy Jernigan's $11 million option, making him a free agent this offseason. Jernigan barely played last year because of injuries, but should be able to bounce back in 2019, given his age. Jernigan is a stout run defender who can generate some pressure on the quarterback.
 
CHEAPER
Bennie Logan, NT, Titans. Age: 29.  (even if  we go 3-4, I  am  guessing Poe is not the NT we need)
Curiously, Bennie Logan was seldom used in Tennessee. He has played very well in the past, particularly as a run plugger, but he played just a dozen snaps or so per week for the Titans. Perhaps he'll be used more on another team next year
(I see the Panthers grabbing a player like this--younger than Love, can challenge Poe.)
 
Dominique Easley, DT, Rams. Age: 27.
Dominique Easley has been miscast in the Rams' 3-4 defense. He's a 4-3 three-technique defensive tackle, and he could perform in that role elsewhere. Of course, he'd have to stay healthy, which is something he hasn't been able to do throughout his career.  (Of course, this would depend on  us staying in the 4-3)
 
Rodney Gunter, DE/DT, Cardinals. Age: 27.
Rodney Gunter is a solid run defender who can get to the quarterback on occasion. He can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4
 
Zach Kerr, NT, Broncos. Age: 29. Zach Kerr is a monstrous, 335-pound run-stuffer, but he offers nothing as far as the pass rush is concerned.

 

Deep thought:  What if Butler flourishes in the new defensive front?  Discuss amongst yourselves.

Good post but David Irving won’t be an option, he just quit from the NFL so he could smoke more weed, and did it on a livestream while smoking a blunt.

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9 minutes ago, vanilla B said:

Good post but David Irving won’t be an option, he just quit from the NFL so he could smoke more weed, and did it on a livestream while smoking a blunt.

Wow. 

 

11 minutes ago, mjligon said:

I’m fairly certain Dontari Poe would have shown up on this list last season and we saw how that panned out.

So we should ingore all DTs not named Poe because he hurt our feelings?

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3 minutes ago, MHS831 said:

Wow. 

 

So we should ingore all DTs not named Poe because he hurt our feelings?

My preference is that we sign the guy from Miami and Dalton Mack to get good guys for both interior positions. Looks like we could get them with the late third and early fourth picks. That gives us a run stuffer and 3 tech. 

Then butler is gone and we have a replacement for Kyle love. 

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1 hour ago, MHS831 said:

What are the signs right in front of us.  Well, most of us are chasing  OTs and DEs down rabbit holes, but there are other positions where we have needs. Instead of paying premium for what you need, reap the rewards of the market's bargains. I tell my wife, "Don't go to  the market, let the market come to you."  She tells me, "Shut up, idiot."  Nevertheless,  Free Agency and Food Lion may not be as related as I thought.  First of all,  the talent at DT stands out right now.  As you know, they get cheaper  in week 2 of free agency--I include players for the 4-3, 3-4 and hybrid--(Walter Football, fwiw --I eliminate old guys and those with injury concerns. )-

Darius Philon, DT, Chargers. Age: 25.
Darius Philon, a former sixth-round pick, has developed into a solid starter. He stuffed the run very well last year and also notched four sacks. He's only 25, so he should continue to improve. 

David Irving, DT, Cowboys. Age: 26. David Irving was dominant down the stretch in 2016, and he proved that wasn't a fluke the year after. He was limited to just eight games because of a concussion and a suspension, but he was terrific in those eight contests, registering seven sacks (in 8 games) Irving barely played in 2018 because of injury. However, he's just 26 in August.
 
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Eagles. Age: 26.
The Eagles will not pick up Timmy Jernigan's $11 million option, making him a free agent this offseason. Jernigan barely played last year because of injuries, but should be able to bounce back in 2019, given his age. Jernigan is a stout run defender who can generate some pressure on the quarterback.
 
CHEAPER
Bennie Logan, NT, Titans. Age: 29.  (even if  we go 3-4, I  am  guessing Poe is not the NT we need)
Curiously, Bennie Logan was seldom used in Tennessee. He has played very well in the past, particularly as a run plugger, but he played just a dozen snaps or so per week for the Titans. Perhaps he'll be used more on another team next year
(I see the Panthers grabbing a player like this--younger than Love, can challenge Poe.)
 
Dominique Easley, DT, Rams. Age: 27.
Dominique Easley has been miscast in the Rams' 3-4 defense. He's a 4-3 three-technique defensive tackle, and he could perform in that role elsewhere. Of course, he'd have to stay healthy, which is something he hasn't been able to do throughout his career.  (Of course, this would depend on  us staying in the 4-3)
 
Rodney Gunter, DE/DT, Cardinals. Age: 27.
Rodney Gunter is a solid run defender who can get to the quarterback on occasion. He can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4
 
Zach Kerr, NT, Broncos. Age: 29. Zach Kerr is a monstrous, 335-pound run-stuffer, but he offers nothing as far as the pass rush is concerned.

 

Deep thought:  What if Butler flourishes in the new defensive front?  Discuss amongst yourselves.

Cross Kerr off that list, he re-signed tih Denver today. I really think we're going to eventually bring back Kyle Love on a 1-year deal. 

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1 hour ago, mjligon said:

I’m fairly certain Dontari Poe would have shown up on this list last season and we saw how that panned out.

Poe was not half as bad as people want him to be. KK on the other hand was down right terrible for his pay grade. Dave's draft picks keep under performing in the long term.

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6 minutes ago, TheSpecialJuan said:

Cross Kerr off that list, he re-signed tih Denver today. I really think we're going to eventually bring back Kyle Love on a 1-year deal. 

That  is what I think as well--letting him see if he can get a better deal, but will offer him a deal near the vet min.  I might try to get him on a 2-year deal-he has improved every year.

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1 hour ago, MHS831 said:

So we should ingore all DTs not named Poe because he hurt our feelings?

I don't think that's what he's saying at all.

But technically, he's right.

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