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EJ Gaines is back!

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Really solid player in this scheme....when healthy. That’s the problem. Guy is ALWAYS hurt. At worst, he’s a camp body like last year.  

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This is a great signing as long as he stays healthy 

 

if he doesn’t no big deal 

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Not to get ahead of myself but, on paper, this team isn't missing much.

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Welcome back EJ and take advantage of the new facility and trainers!

Stay healthy and you got a home here.

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1 minute ago, Chicken Boo said:

Not to get ahead of myself, but on paper, this team isn't missing much.

 

 

OT

RB

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Great signing....if can stay healthy.  Our top 4 boundary corners if we were to keep Wallace White Gaines and Norman are as good as if not better then any teams' in the league.  Throw in Taron Johnson and Siran Neal and its a hell of a group of corners.  

 

Also that is one less need in the draft.  I would hope we go WR RB OT and DE (not necessarily in that order) with our top 4 picks.  In fact, I would be fine with taking our 7 picks and packaging some of them to trade up in a given round if we saw someone dropping who really like at one of those positions.  If we can get another potential stud at WR and RB in the draft.  (And a solid prospect OT and DE)  I am fine with only drafting 4 guys.  And if we happen to have our 7th round pick when the dust settles draft the best kicker available (I doubt Blankenship from Georgia lasts to the 7th though-but he did miss a short kick that cost the Dawgs the South Carolina game last year)

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This is a great signing. When healthy he made our defense look like a whole different beast. I'm still hoping we draft someone like Bryce Hall around Rnd 3. The guy has 1st round potential but got injured in his senior year. 

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1 minute ago, Paup 1995MVP said:

Great signing....if can stay healthy.  Our top 4 boundary corners if we were to keep Wallace White Gaines and Norman are as good as if not better then any teams' in the league.  Throw in Taron Johnson and Siran Neal and its a hell of a group of corners.  

 

Also that is one less need in the draft.  I would hope we go WR RB OT and DE (not necessarily in that order) with our top 4 picks.  In fact, I would be fine with taking our 7 picks and packaging some of them to trade up in a given round if we saw someone dropping who really like at one of those positions.  If we can get another potential stud at WR and RB in the draft.  (And a solid prospect OT and DE)  I am fine with only drafting 4 guys.  And if we happen to have our 7th round pick when the dust settles draft the best kicker available (I doubt Blankenship from Georgia lasts to the 7th though-but he did miss a short kick that cost the Dawgs the South Carolina game last year)

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Solid signing if he can stay healthy. He seems to excel in McDermott's system. I felt like he was in the right place at the right time on the field when he was here in '17.

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If Gaines can stay healthy I feel very good about that #2 spot. I just don't feel entirely comfortable with Wallace and Norman as the only insurance in case he gets injured again.

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1 minute ago, HappyDays said:

If Gaines can stay healthy I feel very good about that #2 spot. I just don't feel entirely comfortable with Wallace and Norman as the only insurance in case he gets injured again.

how much depth do you want?

 

you can't be 3 Pro-Bowlers deep at each position. Norman is the expensive veteran, Gaines the cheap veteran and Wallace is the cheap young guy. I'd say they're set up pretty well. It can always be better, but I think most teams would be envious of our secondary depth. 

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19 minutes ago, That's No Moon said:

I know he's cheap but how can you rely on a guy who is never available?

That's the point though. You're not relying on him. You've got Tre and Norman and Wallace and Neal and Taron Johnson. 

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46 minutes ago, Clemfield2622 said:

 

He just tore his acl after agreeing to terms. He's out for the year

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41 minutes ago, Bobby Hooks said:

Pretty much echo the same thoughts. Good player when healthy. Maybe since it’s a one year deal he’ll take extra precautions. 

 

Or less chances.

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Not sure why we're so excited about this.  He hardly plays (stays healthy).  When he does play, EJ is good, but that isn't enough.

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9 minutes ago, Clemfield2622 said:

how much depth do you want?

 

you can't be 3 Pro-Bowlers deep at each position. Norman is the expensive veteran, Gaines the cheap veteran and Wallace is the cheap young guy. I'd say they're set up pretty well. It can always be better, but I think most teams would be envious of our secondary depth. 

 

Our depth is great. I just don't feel entirely comfortable with any one of our presumed starters at the #2 spot. In an ideal world I'd pencil in Gaines, I know he can play that role very well and he knows McDermott's defense. But he's never been healthy. I don't feel good about Norman or Wallace as anything but rotational/depth roles.

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18 minutes ago, Chicken Boo said:

Not to get ahead of myself but, on paper, this team isn't missing much.

 

I think they could upgrade at Punter by drafting one of the two good punters in the 5th or 6th round.

 

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I keep thinking I know where our weakness is, and where we’ll go in the draft, and Beane keeps changing that.... WR - Check, DE - Check, DT - Check, CB - CHECKKKK... What will be next

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