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Just curious, why did they not franchise tag possibly our best (at least top 3) player on defense? It couldn’t have been too much to tag a MLB and now you lose him for nothing. Just curious. Anyone? What would the cost have been to tag him?

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He's not that good.

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Just now, Boyst62 said:

He's not that good.

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1 minute ago, mrags said:

Just curious, why did they not franchise tag possibly our best (at least top 3) player on defense? It couldn’t have been too much to tag a MLB and now you lose him for nothing. Just curious. Anyone? What would the cost have been to tag him?

Linebacker – $14.961 million

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Just now, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

Linebacker – $14.961 million

He might be worth half of that.

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Best MLB wearing cement shoes. Hard hitter and a good football IQ( he was awesome at Louisville) but he's just not athletic enough. A guy like Roquan Smith or Rashaan Evans would be very nice with the signings today IMO.

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2 minutes ago, mrags said:

Just curious, why did they not franchise tag possibly our best (at least top 3) player on defense? It couldn’t have been too much to tag a MLB and now you lose him for nothing. Just curious. Anyone? What would the cost have been to tag him?

I believe the tag number was right around $15 million for him. No way in the world is he worth that.

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3 minutes ago, MOVALLEYRANDY said:

Best MLB wearing cement shoes. Hard hitter and a good football IQ( he was awesome at Louisville) but he's just not athletic enough. A guy like Roquan Smith or Rashaan Evans would be very nice with the signings today IMO.

 

Agree. PB is a liability in coverage and was exploited often. He made a lot of tackles downfield as he had to chase the runners blowing through our line, give him that, but not fast enough to cover.

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After Roquan Smith and Rashaan Evans, to me, the only guy in the draft who appears to be an upgrade is Matthew Thomas from Florida St. Other guys like Josey Jewell, and Micah Kiser don't seem any better than Preston Brown------> but WOULD be a lot cheaper

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Just now, MOVALLEYRANDY said:

After Roquan Smith and Rashaan Evans, to me, the only guy in the draft who appears to be an upgrade is Matthew Thomas from Florida St. Other guys like Josey Jewell, and Micah Kiser don't seem any better than Preston Brown------> but WOULD be a lot cheaper

 

What about Edmunds from Va Tech? Or is he only projected to play OLB?

 

I like Jewell. Seems like the process type. 

 

I also like Scales from Indiana - ultra productive albeit less-than-ideal measurables. 

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1 minute ago, MOVALLEYRANDY said:

After Roquan Smith and Rashaan Evans, to me, the only guy in the draft who appears to be an upgrade is Matthew Thomas from Florida St. Other guys like Josey Jewell, and Micah Kiser don't seem any better than Preston Brown------> but WOULD be a lot cheaper

Sorry, just a draft nut since 1975 but the kid from South Carolina St-Darius Leonard could be a fourth option in my opinon. Okay done !!

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I like PB was a decent tackler and stats benefitted last year by no from 4 help. Good locker room guy but god help us all if we pay him $15 million for 1 year. Id offer that over 3 for him

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I thought it was because he stood, pointed and laughed at Tre White after Gronk knocked him out.

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13 minutes ago, Boyst62 said:

He's not that good.

Exactly.  Let him test the waters. McD requires his LB'S to have more speed.

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15 minutes ago, mrags said:

Just curious, why did they not franchise tag possibly our best (at least top 3) player on defense? It couldn’t have been too much to tag a MLB and now you lose him for nothing. Just curious. Anyone? What would the cost have been to tag him?

Top three?  Which of the following do you think he is better than: White, Gaines, Hyde, Poyer, or Hughes?

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Hells to the :censored: No!

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Just now, JohnBonhamRocks said:

 

What about Edmunds from Va Tech? Or is he only projected to play OLB?

 

I like Jewell. Seems like the process type. 

 

I also like Scales from Indiana - ultra productive albeit less-than-ideal measurables. 

I  guess I didn't consider we would realistically be in play for him. He would be awesome--> play him anywhere IMO. Sorry haven't coached in 11 years but son is a coach in college for the last 10 years is always sending me players, both high school and college to watch, and I'm just a nerd who would rather view OL practice and game film than an actual game. In other words, an OLD nerd

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Possibly our best player on defense? He’s not even in the conversation. Leading the league in tackles is a dubious stat. Brown is adequate at best. 

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We didn't just trade away Cordy Glenn to free up $15m for Preston Brown, that much I know.

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12 minutes ago, JohnBonhamRocks said:

 

What about Edmunds from Va Tech? Or is he only projected to play OLB?

 

I like Jewell. Seems like the process type. 

 

I also like Scales from Indiana - ultra productive albeit less-than-ideal measurables. 

Edmunds plays a different position.  Also, I do think there are other linebackers that could be had.  I like Darius Leonard from SC State.  Had a great SB week and stood out at EW Shrine game.  Much more athletic than Brown.  Good instincts.  Didn't get a chance to see much of Malik Jefferson so I can't comment except he timed better than Brown.  Leighton Vander Esch will probably climb boards and be out of our range.  Good instincts and good athleticism.  The last guy I like here is Oren Burks.  I got a chance to watch him for three years in person so my take, not overly flashy at linebacker, but this past season was his first year playing inside.  Last year he played outside and the year prior he played at Strong Safety.  He has athleticism.  His instincts need to improve and that will come with more playing time at the position.

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