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Ralphy Boy
04-27-2009, 05:42 PM
I mean a giant space eater type of guy that projects as a NT. I can appreciate that we needed the DE's, but isn't the key to the 3-4 having a giant (320 pounder) in the middle?

Raji was the Packers guy for their 3-4. Patriots grabbed Ron Brace in the 3rd to backup Wilfork. Chargers grabbed Vaughn Martin to backup Williams and he was the guy I was hoping we'd grab. Steelers grabbed Rashon Harris to backup Hampton. I just can't figure out why we passed on so many when other teams running a 3-4, very well I might add, made sure to get them.

I hope that they have some great feeling about the future of Edwards or Tyler there, but I don't think thats the case. I'm searching for answers and hoping they trade for someone they think will be there. Maybe Shaun Rogers is going to be traded because of his demand to be released. Maybe Clancy wants Gabe Watson or Alan Branch. Wishful thinking is that since Wilfork still doesn't have a new contract and heading into a contract year, he may be traded.

OnTheWarpath58
04-27-2009, 05:44 PM
Rebuilding. Pioli is a genius. Get over it.

RustShack
04-27-2009, 05:57 PM
Ron Edwards and Tank Tyler are stop gaps until next year. Terrance Cody will be ours!

unothadeal
04-27-2009, 05:59 PM
Because you touch yourself at night.

Basileus777
04-27-2009, 06:00 PM
Raji was the only one we could have taken. And I suppose Pioli didn't like Raji as a prospect or the character concerns turned him away.

L.A. Chieffan
04-27-2009, 06:01 PM
fake fan, do not question pioli's genius or logic

cdcox
04-27-2009, 06:07 PM
"We still have a lot of ground to cover. A lot of ground."

el borracho
04-27-2009, 06:14 PM
Needs > picks

Mr. Kotter
04-27-2009, 06:15 PM
"Okay guys....don't take this as gospel, but I have some information..."

Some on here are saying they know "know players" and have "been told" that Dorsey is gonna put on 20-25 pounds, and play NT. No proof that I've seen though....

Not ideal, IMHO....but if anyone can do it at his size, Dorsey showed flashes in college of being able to do it. Personally, I'm concerned with the weight negating his strengths...but that's what some here are saying.

Guess we'll see.

MoreLemonPledge
04-27-2009, 06:17 PM
"Okay guys....don't take this as gospel, but I have some information..."

Some on here are saying they know "know players" and have "been told" that Dorsey is gonna put on 20-25 pounds, and play NT. No proof that I've seen though....

Not ideal, IMHO....but if anyone can do it at his size, Dorsey showed flashes in college of being able to do it. Personally, I'm concerned with the weight negating his strengths...but that's what some here are saying.

Guess we'll see.

I was told that by a player 3-4 weeks ago (I don't know him personally, but talked with him at length at work). It's looking like that might not be the case anymore, though. It was stated in a press conference that Edwards and Tyler will be at NT with Dorsey "on the outside".

BryanBusby
04-27-2009, 06:21 PM
Because you touch yourself at night.

This is the correct answer.

aturnis
04-27-2009, 06:28 PM
I'd guess that they think there are a few guys in next years draft who will be better.

Blick
04-27-2009, 06:29 PM
I'm fine with Tank at the nose.

Gdaddy
04-27-2009, 06:31 PM
chiefs have a ton of cap space...I suspect they will find a rather large veteran.....
I am more concerned with targets for Cassel to throw to.

Molitoth
04-27-2009, 06:37 PM
We drafted Tank last year, is he not enough?

MoreLemonPledge
04-27-2009, 06:39 PM
We drafted Tank last year, is he not enough?

Hopefully he is. It looks like they're gonna give him a shot, at least.

stevieray
04-27-2009, 06:41 PM
You never called me back.

Just Passin' By
04-27-2009, 06:44 PM
53 roster spots

25 starters (11 offense, 11 defense, K, P, LS)

7 draft picks


Shockingly, teams can't replace every single player in one draft.

suds79
04-27-2009, 06:44 PM
Ron Edwards and Tank Tyler are stop gaps until next year. Terrance Cody will be ours!

This.

Already full aboard the Terrance Cody Bandwagon. :thumb:

Ralphy Boy
04-27-2009, 07:01 PM
53 roster spots

25 starters (11 offense, 11 defense, K, P, LS)

7 draft picks


Shockingly, teams can't replace every single player in one draft.

Uh no s#!t sherlock. Who said anything about replacing the entire roster? NE, Pitt & SD all got a NT. Each all already has a true NT and we don't, yet we let many fall past us.

Direckshun
04-27-2009, 07:29 PM
I think they're giving Tank a shot to be that guy, and they're also tinkering with the idea of Dorsey being a Dockett-like penetrator at the 1-tech.

EyePod
04-27-2009, 08:00 PM
Tank Tyler will be perfect for the position. He has good size and AWESOME strength. I can't wait to see him be a good NT.

EyePod
04-27-2009, 08:08 PM
Uh no s#!t sherlock. Who said anything about replacing the entire roster? NE, Pitt & SD all got a NT. Each all already has a true NT and we don't, yet we let many fall past us.

I know a lot of people were interested in Tank as a NT when he came out, how do you know that the Patriots didn't target him?

Cormac
04-27-2009, 08:09 PM
Pioli said 3-4 DE was our biggest need. He's happier with Tank/Ron Edwards filling in at NT this season than he would have been if we got Raji and had to finagle an end.