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Marco Polo
05-22-2009, 12:37 PM
Calvin Watkins of Fanhouse reports that the Cowboys have put OLB Greg Ellis on the trading block.
Ellis, 34, is due $4.15 million in the final year of his contract. He's been sent home from OTAs, so the team is serious about dealing him to open up a starting spot for 2007 first-rounder Anthony Spencer. The Cowboys are targeting the Bengals and Patriots, though the Pats are said to have no interest. Ellis has 21 sacks over the last two seasons, so he certainly has value. May. 21 - 10:03 pm et

Buck
05-22-2009, 12:38 PM
Wow, are the Cowboys cleaning up shop or what?

Spicy McHaggis
05-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Get him. Soon our entire LB group will be eating at Golden Corral at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Mr. Krab
05-22-2009, 12:43 PM
Pioli seems to like old guys but i imagine most teams are just gonna let the Cowboys stew until they just cut him.

Demonpenz
05-22-2009, 12:43 PM
he would probably play the 7 or 8 technique with haley's scheme profootball.com

"the 7 technique is the most popular of the techniques in football today, to play it you must tackle the ball carrier whenever possible and try not to be blocked, after you make a good play you can either say Wooo, or wooo wooo, or even a heck yeah, but choose wisely. Wolf Shirt is not appropriate to wear while playing, but often fans like to partake in wearing said shirt"

bdeg
05-22-2009, 12:59 PM
he would probably play the 7 or 8 technique with haley's scheme profootball.com

"the 7 technique is the most popular of the techniques in football today, to play it you must tackle the ball carrier whenever possible and try not to be blocked, after you make a good play you can either say Wooo, or wooo wooo, or even a heck yeah, but choose wisely. Wolf Shirt is not appropriate to wear while playing, but often fans like to partake in wearing said shirt"

LMAOanother classic:clap:

CoMoChief
05-22-2009, 01:32 PM
He's 34......if we even think about trading away a draft pick for him, Pioli should go fuck himself with a cactus.

Demonpenz
05-22-2009, 01:35 PM
He's 34......if we even think about trading away a draft pick for him, Pioli should go **** himself with a cactus.

http://i32.tinypic.com/wjjuhg.gif

BigMeatballDave
05-22-2009, 01:37 PM
ROFLhe would probably play the 7 or 8 technique with haley's scheme profootball.com

"the 7 technique is the most popular of the techniques in football today, to play it you must tackle the ball carrier whenever possible and try not to be blocked, after you make a good play you can either say Wooo, or wooo wooo, or even a heck yeah, but choose wisely. Wolf Shirt is not appropriate to wear while playing, but often fans like to partake in wearing said shirt"Awesome!

Consistent1
05-22-2009, 01:42 PM
Waters and next years seventh? We could just swap "Vrabes" straight up since he don't wanna play here.

Micjones
05-22-2009, 02:32 PM
For the right price, I'd make a run at Ellis.
Remind yourself that the Chiefs just set an NFL record for pass-rush futility then ask yourself why we wouldn't go after Ellis if the demands are reasonable?

Ebolapox
05-22-2009, 02:38 PM
TO THE CANOE!

googlegoogle
05-22-2009, 03:57 PM
Ask yourself why they're trading him if he's such a sack specialist.

The Poz
05-22-2009, 04:18 PM
A trade wouldn't be required:

ESPN's Matt Mosley says OLB Greg Ellis is more likely to be cut than traded.
Ellis is 34, but it's not easy to find players that have 21 sacks over the last two seasons. He won't have any trouble finding work as a free agent.

KC native
05-22-2009, 04:21 PM
For the right price I would bring him in but keep him with a short contract. He's been whining for a new contract in Dallas for awhile and when he didn't get that he wanted to be traded.

Miles
05-22-2009, 04:44 PM
Seems like Ellis has been bitching about his contract for the past few seasons.

MoreLemonPledge
05-22-2009, 04:53 PM
The key to rebuilding a terrible defense? OLD ASS LINEBACKING CORPS

milkman
05-23-2009, 11:02 AM
For the right price, I'd make a run at Ellis.
Remind yourself that the Chiefs just set an NFL record for pass-rush futility then ask yourself why we wouldn't go after Ellis if the demands are reasonable?

First I'd ask myself why the Cowboys are so dead set on replacing him?

Looking at his numbers, it appears he's had some injuries in two of the last three seasons, and his 2007 season was something of a abberation.

Age and injuries could be an issue, so signing him may or may not be as black and white as it appears to you initially.

Marco Polo
05-23-2009, 11:12 AM
First I'd ask myself why the Cowboys are so dead set on replacing him?

To make room for a top 2007 draft pick who apparently is ready.

buddha
05-23-2009, 11:34 AM
All you have to do is watch the 2008 version of Hard Knocks to find the answer. The Cowboys love Spencer...he's the new thing. Jones says he's the next Ware. Ellis is on the tail end of his career, and he makes a lot of money. This isn't rocket science.

I still think Ellis could be effective, but only for a team that needs a plug in at his position, and are mostly set everywhere else. KC, obviously, doesn't fit that bill. Pass.

Raised On Riots
05-23-2009, 12:40 PM
Get him. Soon our entire LB group will be eating at Golden Corral at 4:30 in the afternoon.

TO THE CANOE!

The key to rebuilding a terrible defense? OLD ASS LINEBACKING CORPS

ROFL

Jesus GM finds your lack of faith disturbing...:shake:

Mr. Krab
05-23-2009, 03:12 PM
I wouldn't mind Ellis for a short term deal. We have the cap money and it's not like we have young talent he would be blocking.

2-year deal would work

BigChiefFan
05-23-2009, 03:16 PM
I'd consider him as a free agent, if the Cowboys choose to release him, but I wouldn't give up a draft pick. I think our LBers will surprise the heck out of some this year.

Raised On Riots
05-23-2009, 03:20 PM
I'd consider him as a free agent, if the Cowboys choose to release him, but I wouldn't give up a draft pick. I think our LBers will surprise the heck out of some this year.

As long as they move swiftly through the buffet line and don't bitch about the price at the cash register, we're all good.

Mr. Krab
05-23-2009, 03:25 PM
I'd consider him as a free agent, if the Cowboys choose to release him, but I wouldn't give up a draft pick. I think our LBers will surprise the heck out of some this year.
Agreed, i don't think anyone is gonna trade anything of real worth for him. Dallas sent him home, that reduces their leverage big time.

bowener
05-23-2009, 03:34 PM
Well, we have the cap space, so if he is cut, why not?

34 is the new 32 in the NFL any how, so he's got another 2 or 3 years.....

MoreLemonPledge
05-23-2009, 03:36 PM
Well, we have the cap space, so if he is cut, why not?

34 is the new 32 in the NFL any how, so he's got another 2 or 3 years.....

There are more factors than how much cap space we have.

Raised On Riots
05-23-2009, 03:38 PM
There are more factors than how much cap space we have.

Do they take the Geritol orally, or through hypo-spray like Star Trek?

MoreLemonPledge
05-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Do they take the Geritol orally, or through hypo-spray like Star Trek?

Rectally. That's why we kept Krumrie.

Raised On Riots
05-23-2009, 03:43 PM
Rectally. That's why we kept Krumrie.

LMAO

Micjones
05-23-2009, 04:34 PM
First I'd ask myself why the Cowboys are so dead set on replacing him?

Because they have younger players who are prepared to step in and take over for veterans on the downslope of their careers. Me thinks it's a bad idea for this team to be overly concerned with the plight of a Dallas team in a much different situation.

Looking at his numbers, it appears he's had some injuries in two of the last three seasons, and his 2007 season was something of a abberation.

Age and injuries could be an issue, so signing him may or may not be as black and white as it appears to you initially.

Acquiring players in the NFL is never black and white, but that's hardly a reason not to try to improve your team when opportunities present themselves.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-23-2009, 04:36 PM
TO THE CANOE!

LMAO Holy Christ.

Raised On Riots
05-23-2009, 07:35 PM
Because they have younger players who are prepared to step in and take over for veterans on the downslope of their careers. Me thinks it's a bad idea for this team to be overly concerned with the plight of a Dallas team in a much different situation.



Acquiring players in the NFL is never black and white, but that's hardly a reason not to try to improve your team when opportunities present themselves.


If he fits the program and can be had cheap for a year or two, make it happen.

That said, I'd be much more thrilled about acquiring someone's kick ass, geriatric Right Tackle.

milkman
05-23-2009, 07:42 PM
34 is the new 32 in the NFL any how, so he's got another 2 or 3 years.....

Not at LB.

milkman
05-23-2009, 07:44 PM
Because they have younger players who are prepared to step in and take over for veterans on the downslope of their careers. Me thinks it's a bad idea for this team to be overly concerned with the plight of a Dallas team in a much different situation.

I haven't watched a lot of the Cowboys, so I don't really know, but it seems he's missed a number of games over the last two or three years, so injury has to be a concern.

Ralphy Boy
05-27-2009, 08:18 PM
His 8 sacks last season are twice what Vrabel had and 22 more sacks in his career. I'm all for it.

Happened to notice he was born on the exact same day as Vrabel...8/14/75.

Saul Good
05-27-2009, 08:46 PM
The Chiefs do know that the 3-4 has nothing to do with having a team full of 34 year olds, right?

Mr. Krab
05-27-2009, 08:49 PM
The Chiefs do know that the 3-4 has nothing to do with having a team full of 34 year olds, right?
They decided that they had bigger needs in the draft than linebacker so they don't have many options at this point.

The Poz
06-02-2009, 02:02 PM
It's official:

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=144552&id=2699

Raised On Riots
06-02-2009, 02:21 PM
It's official:

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=144552&id=2699

Grab him. Hali and/or McBride at OLB do not inspire confidence. You bring him in, and you do it NOW.