Re: Terrel Sands
posted at 9/29/2009 7:37 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Terrel Sands
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Terrel Sands : If he is that good he would not have been sitting at home. There is some issue - maybe it is physical or maybe in his head, but guys this big and strong do not sit around at home for weeks at a time. If the Raiders, who are desperate for defensive lineman (see the R Seymour trade), cut him then he does not have "great upside". Sorry.
Posted by One-If-By-Sea[/QUOTE]One
First off, was Terdell Sands
"sitting at home
" (I can't find this anywhere)... Second, Oakland has a bunch of young, healthy DTs on their squad/on practice squad that they're trying to develop-Ryan Buschotti, William Joseph, and a new guy, Desmond Bryant...Most of hem 6-6 300 something lb monsters...They can't keep ALL of them. BTW, Seymour, a 6-6 290 lb DE who might be utilized as a DT in Oakland (not sure), but either way, He's in no way a true nose tackle... And that "pad level" stuff on tall guys is just complete b.s....It is what you make of it: IS ANYONE saying Ty Warren or Julius Peppers (bad example with Peppers as a 4-3 pass-rushing end) can't fight off lineman and get under lineman (Alas that's NOT a true 3-4 NTs job to gap-split and spearhead into collapsing the pocket anyway, we want him to hold his ground and take up 2 O-Lineman)? Look, Just because a team has either vet cap issues, and/or has an abundance of D-Lineman, and/or has seen more "potential" in their young Interior lineman, doesn't mean Pats should completely sell a guy short...
I know I'm drinking the Kool-Aid here, but once more, I'd much rather have this guy, THIS year as a "conditional" opportunity than have the "potential" of some 7th rd rookie that we'd be stuck with no matter what and one who would take years to bring up to speed and whom wouldn't be making this squad deep in vets(and we probably wouldn't be getting the physical prescence, let alone the vet saviness of a 6'7 335 lb rookie, because in AT LEAST the past 2 Drafts I've followed, there's been a shortage of these freaks compared to previous drafts)... I'm not saying that this guys the "second coming" or anything, but I did see in the Jet's and Bill's game O-Lineman teeing of on Guyton (Falcons, playing "catch-up" score-wise really didn't have that running option as the game progressed), and I ALSO saw in those first couple games the passing lanes in the middle of the field wide-open for RBs, TEs, and slot guys, SO IF Sands can simply do what Ted Washington did during our Superbowl years by eating up an extra blocker through his sheer size and allow our young (and not very big) ILBs a clear shot at the RB making his way through the interior line rather than them getting killed by some mamouth offensive guard, and/or be a pillar in the way of the other Team's QB reads over what has been the wide-open passing lanes in middle of the field (hopefully putting those big mitts up too), I'm ALL for it...