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mfkrush
07-05-2009, 03:32 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/212314-10-players-who-need-to-re-locate

Article on 10 Players in the NFL who could benefit from re-locating. Thoughts on the article....also what other players could benefit from a change of scenery in the NFL?

This is to get some good discussion going...what do you agree with...what do you disagree with?

chiefs1111
07-05-2009, 03:34 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Calvin Johnson relocating to KC.

LaChapelle
07-05-2009, 03:39 PM
Post article please.

Tribal Warfare
07-05-2009, 03:40 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Calvin Johnson relocating to KC.


That's boner worthy

milkman
07-05-2009, 03:48 PM
As someone posted there, basically he's saying that good players on bad teams would benefit from moving to a good team.

Well.....duh.....

Noss
07-05-2009, 05:35 PM
Here is the aritcle.

Could you imagine the statistics Calvin Johnson would post in Sean Payton's offense in New Orleans? Having Johnson opposite of Randy Moss in New England would give most fantasy football gurus a boner. Often players with a lot of potential aren't in the right scheme to showcase their true talent. We're going to look at 10 players who could benefit from re-locating.



Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Wide Receiver

Johnson is one of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL and will be around for many years. His statistics are great despite not having a reliable quarterback.



Johnson doesn't get the ball nearly enough. Matt Stafford, being drafted No. 1 overall, can possibly develop into a very good quarterback but if Johnson had a Brees or Brady type QB, imagine the numbers he would put up.



Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders, Cornerback

Asomugha has emerged as the best lock down Cornerback in the NFL. His man coverage skills are second to nobody, and most quarterbacks don't even throw the ball to his side. If you take away Asomugha from the Oakland defense, there really isn't too much to brag about.



If Asomugha had a great safety behind him to give him help over the top, Asomugha would be even better then he is now. The Raiders drafted safety Mike Mitchell in the second round from Ohio University who may be able to help.




Leon Washington, New York Jets, Running Back

Washington has potential to mirror Brian Westbrook's role in Philadelphia. However, he was just an afterthought to Eric Mangini for the Jets last year. Washington has game-breaking potential and is great in the return game as well.



Washington needs to be on a team that will give him more touches and get him in open space with the ball where he is most dangerous.



D.J Williams, Denver Broncos, Linebacker

Williams has always had great potential to be a feared linebacker in the AFC, however injuries have held him back. Denver's defensive line is the biggest question mark on a team with many issues.



In a 3-4 defense, Williams hasn't been able to showcase his talent. He has speed to track down many players, and on a team with a better front four, he could really blossom into a much better player.



Tyler Thigpen, Kansas City Chiefs, Quarterback

When he was drafted out of Coastal Carolina, nobody really expected him to turn heads. Kansas City hasn't stabilized the quarterback position in years. With the trade for Matt Cassell from the Patriots, this would leave Thigpen as the back-up.



Thigpen has the potential to be a starter in the NFL if he can be more consistent. He has shown flashes of brilliance and can make plays with his feet as well. With a little experience under his belt now and a change of scenery, Thigpen could turn into a starter.



Martellus Bennett, Dallas Cowboys, Tight End

As a back-up tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, Bennett showed up in a couple games for the Cowboys last season. He caught four touchdowns last season. Starting tight end Jason Witten led the team in receptions with 81.



With Terrell Owens out of the picture, Witten may see even more passes thrown his way from Tony Romo. Bennett would really benefit by being on a team that is in need of a receiving tight end.



He can really serve as a great target for any quarterback. He could start for most teams in the NFL, but he happens to be behind one of the league's best tight ends in Witten.




Israel Idonije, Chicago Bears, Defensive Tackle/End

Idonije is a versatile player who can play defensive end, defensive tackle, and play on special teams as well. He can be a full-time player especially after losing close to 30 lbs. in the offseason to slim down for new defensive line coach Rod Marinelli.



Idonije has great size and athleticism, and could start at DE/DT for most teams. The Bears are stacked with Alex Brown, Adewale Ogunleye, Mark Anderson, Tommie Harris, Dusty Dvoracek, Marcus Harrison, etc.



The Bears often rotate players in but Idonije is capable of being an every down player.




Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers, Tight End

Vernon Davis is a freak and if utilized could be a premier tight end in the league. Since being chosen sixth overall in 2006, he hasn't contributed much. With Alex Smith and Shaun Hill throwing the ball, can you honestly blame him?



He is a hybrid TE/WR out of the University of Maryland that can become a big time player in the league even with a mediocre quarterback throwing to him. He needs to be more involved in the offense and needs to get the ball.



He would be a very nice fit in a more pass friendly offense. Without a quarterback, Frank Gore has had to carry the load on the ground for San Francisco.




Antonio Bryant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wide Receiever

Antonio Bryant had a huge year with 83 catches, 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns after spending 2007 on the couch. He had several highlight reel catches that left many fans breathless.



Why would he need to re-locate after such a stellar year?



With Jeff Garcia leaving for Oakland (R.I.P.), Tampa's options at quarterback are Luke McCown and Byron Leftwich. New coach Raheem Morris isn't planning to play first-round draft choice Josh Freeman early at all.



Bryant's production could diminish with a new quarterback at the helm of the offense. He could also see more coverage, as Joey Galloway left for greener pastures in New England.



Billy Volek, San Diego Chargers, Quarterback

Billy Volek has good starting experience but most of his career he has been a designated back-up. The only way Volek should see the field as a Charger is if Phillip Rivers tears his labia in an estrogen-fueled shouting match with Jay Cutler.



While in Tennessee, Volek was pushed aside for Vince Young, that worked out well for them...right? Volek has good accuracy but like most un-proven quarterbacks, he lacks consistency. He has a good arm and has shown that he likes to throw the long ball and can hit it with accuracy. Volek would be a nice fit throwing to the aforementioned Antonio Bryant in Tampa Bay.



Feel free to comment on the players we've chosen and other players who could benefit from re-locating. We aren't saying the players chosen in this article aren't good, only that if they relocated they could be even better.

listopencil
07-05-2009, 05:59 PM
"D.J Williams, Denver Broncos, Linebacker

Williams has always had great potential to be a feared linebacker in the AFC, however injuries have held him back. Denver's defensive line is the biggest question mark on a team with many issues.


In a 3-4 defense, Williams hasn't been able to showcase his talent. He has speed to track down many players, and on a team with a better front four, he could really blossom into a much better player. "



1) Denver hasn't been playing a 3-4 Defense while Williams has been there
2) Our front four has sucked and he has been injured but that's not what has held him back
3) DJ has played all three positions in the 4-3 now without being able to settle in, even Mike which he is poorly suited for. This has made his learning curve very steep.
4) DJ isn't very good in traffic because he has a hard time shedding blockers and actually seems to avoid contact even when he is in position to just clog lanes and shut down run plays.


This article is crap.

WhitiE
07-05-2009, 06:42 PM
"D.J Williams, Denver Broncos, Linebacker

Williams has always had great potential to be a feared linebacker in the AFC, however injuries have held him back. Denver's defensive line is the biggest question mark on a team with many issues.


In a 3-4 defense, Williams hasn't been able to showcase his talent. He has speed to track down many players, and on a team with a better front four, he could really blossom into a much better player. "



1) Denver hasn't been playing a 3-4 Defense while Williams has been there
2) Our front four has sucked and he has been injured but that's not what has held him back
3) DJ has played all three positions in the 4-3 now without being able to settle in, even Mike which he is poorly suited for. This has made his learning curve very steep.
4) DJ isn't very good in traffic because he has a hard time shedding blockers and actually seems to avoid contact even when he is in position to just clog lanes and shut down run plays.


This article is crap.

broncos are crap

DMAC
07-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Leon's gonna rip it up this year.

okiedokieokoye
07-05-2009, 10:36 PM
Post article please.

Lazy.

Warrior5
07-06-2009, 06:14 AM
broncos are crap

Piss on the Donkeys.

WhitiE
07-06-2009, 08:55 AM
Piss on the Donkeys.

oh i do.... when im driving down a country road and i see and donkey in a field i pull over and go piss on it.

RNR
07-06-2009, 09:10 AM
As someone posted there, basically he's saying that good players on bad teams would benefit from moving to a good team.

Well.....duh.....

No shit

wasi
07-06-2009, 09:31 AM
Israel Idonije, Chicago Bears, Defensive Tackle/End

Idonije is a versatile player who can play defensive end, defensive tackle, and play on special teams as well. He can be a full-time player especially after losing close to 30 lbs. in the offseason to slim down for new defensive line coach Rod Marinelli.



Idonije has great size and athleticism, and could start at DE/DT for most teams. The Bears are stacked with Alex Brown, Adewale Ogunleye, Mark Anderson, Tommie Harris, Dusty Dvoracek, Marcus Harrison, etc.



The Bears often rotate players in but Idonije is capable of being an every down player.

I know a little bit about this kid. Other than the fact you don't see many Canadians make it in the NFL, it's good to see his name mentioned because I know through some mutual friends that he had off-field issues earlier in life. A few pretty talented football players took the blame for some events that he was involved in that probably spoiled their pro careers. I guess that's been motivating him.

Raised On Riots
07-06-2009, 09:45 AM
Tyler Thigpen, Kansas City Chiefs, Quarterback

When he was drafted out of Coastal Carolina, nobody really expected him to turn heads. Kansas City hasn't stabilized the quarterback position in years. With the trade for Matt Cassell from the Patriots, this would leave Thigpen as the back-up.



Thigpen has the potential to be a starter in the NFL if he can be more consistent. He has shown flashes of brilliance and can make plays with his feet as well. With a little experience under his belt now and a change of scenery, Thigpen could turn into a starter.

And with this, the article went to shit.

tomahawk kid
07-06-2009, 12:32 PM
Martellus Bennet from Dallas is an unmotivated turd.

Mr. Flopnuts
07-06-2009, 12:36 PM
LMAO

Billy Volek, San Diego Chargers, Quarterback



Billy Volek has good starting experience, but for most of his career he has been a designated backup. The only way Volek should see the field as a Charger is if Philip Rivers tears his labia in an estrogen-fueled shouting match with Jay Cutler.



While in Tennessee, Volek was pushed aside for Vince Young—that worked out well for them...right? Volek has good accuracy, but like most unproven quarterbacks, he lacks consistency. He has a good arm and has shown that he likes to throw the long ball and can hit it with accuracy. Volek would be a nice fit throwing to the aforementioned Antonio Bryant in Tampa Bay.