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#1 Posted on 26.2.02 2220.42
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It's our favorite time of the football year when the dreaded salary cap wreaks havoc on NFL stability and dozens and dozens of players, many All-Pro caliber, get released and look for new homes.

Does anyone like this development of the last five years or so? Speaking as a Redskins fan, I just found out that due to triggered incentive clauses, they are only $3 million under the cap, so not only can they NOT sign any of the top free agents out there...they will have a heck of a time signing any of the 17 free agents currently on their roster...and will probably have to cut some people too.

The Ravens won the Super Bowl a year ago and their whole defense is either on the Houston Texans or looking for work. The Jags are in the same boat.

I think its horrible, but its a reality. I just wonder what good a capologist is if one year he's a genius fitting everything under the cap, but the next year they are $25 million over and they have to dump the whole team. How do these people have jobs?

Which of the current crop of released (or soon-to-be rumored released) players are most worth picking up? And for which teams do you think they would best fit or fill a hole? Time to play a little fantasy GM.

I think if you're Houston, and you draft David Carr--you sign Chris Chandler. He is familiar with the city, having played for the Oilers. The Houston offensive line is already super solid, so there's the chance that maybe he won't become Captain Concussion. When healthy, Chandler's one of the best in the league. Plus, he's already shown that he'll mentor young studs...McNair in Houston, Vick in Atlanta...I think it makes the Texans more competive more quickly.

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#2 Posted on 26.2.02 2308.00
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i saw that your skins are going to have to restructure that huge deal they seemingly just gave stephen davis or release him. at least michael westbrook won't be back.
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#3 Posted on 27.2.02 0748.36
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    Originally posted by quagmire
    i saw that your skins are going to have to restructure that huge deal they seemingly just gave stephen davis or release him. at least michael westbrook won't be back.


Right...the one that made him worth $100 million. Big Country--as he's sometimes called out here is probably one of the five best running backs in the league, but no way should he be making that kind of scratch.

I feel sorry for whoever signs Michael Westbrook. Overpaid, overrated, underskilled. Homey just can't get his head straight and run a route.

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#4 Posted on 27.2.02 0756.57
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I can't believe Spurrier is signing Danny Wuerfel and Shane Matthews! I guess Spurrier loved Danny's Christmas album.

Does Spurrier honestly think his college system will work in the pros against the NFL's complex defenses? I mean honestly. In college football the Florida offense looked great because defenses could not keep up with them. Now he is in the NFL with defenses who are just as fast, if not faster than the offense?

Just a thought.
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#5 Posted on 27.2.02 0859.00
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Spurrier brings in Doering, Matthews, and Wuerrfel...is he on his way to becoming the Rick Pitino of the NFL?
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#6 Posted on 27.2.02 0903.03
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    is he on his way to becoming the Rick Pitino of the NFL?


Apparently. You would think he would learn from his mistakes.
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#7 Posted on 27.2.02 0944.53
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BDC said...

>I think if you're Houston, and you draft David Carr--you >sign Chris Chandler. He is familiar with the city, having >played for the Oilers. The Houston offensive line is >already super solid, so there's the chance that maybe he >won't become Captain Concussion. When healthy, Chandler's >one of the best in the league. Plus, he's already shown >that he'll mentor young studs...McNair in Houston, Vick in >Atlanta...I think it makes the Texans more competive more >quickly.


If Chandler will do a deal at a reasonable price, I think this makes a lot of sense. If he wants too much, look somewhere else. His best days are behind him, but the mentoring will help for sure...
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#8 Posted on 27.2.02 1033.25
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I personally can't wait to watch Spurrier get creamed this year. Does he actually believe that what he did at Florida will be applicable in the NFL? Does he realize that the difference between the Rams and the Florida castaways is the talent level?

If Spurrier=Pitino then the Redskins=Bulls.

Anyone care to place an over/under on his stay in Washington?

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#9 Posted on 27.2.02 1258.33
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I say he lasts 2 seasons. He has too fragile of an ego to lose. 2 years and he will end up back in college somewhere.

Is he still gonna sue Florida State "cheap shots" or whatever was? Or was it, "oh now that I got my $5 million I don't give F%ck about the Gators."

Spurrier may be one hell of a college coach, but he is one of the biggest assholes I have ever seen, too.
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#10 Posted on 27.2.02 1728.47
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What people seem to be missing the boat on is that it doesn't matter that Spurrier hasn't coached an NFL game or that the Fun N Gun may not work in the NFL--although if he can turn DUKE into a winner, you aren't gonna find me betting against him making it work in the pros. What you don't realize is that with ZERO OFFENSE and JEFF GEORGE AND TONY BANKS at QB, the Redskins went 8-8. Spurrier can't make the offense worse. They already have an excellent defense that will only be better with Marvin Lewis in charge, and in the NFL, defense wins you a fair share of games--ask the last two Super Bowl champions.

So all you Redskins/Spurrier haters, sorry. He's been a winner everywhere he's coached, and nothing's gonna change.

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#11 Posted on 27.2.02 1806.05
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Trust me here, NOBODY hates Steve Spurrier more than me. Im a big Florida State fan and Ive hated him ever since he returned to Florida in 1990, but I do respect the guy. He was an offensive genius. And in a sick kind of way one part of me hopes he succeeds in the NFL. Will his offensive schemes work in the NFL? Impossible to call at this point. The Rams run an offense similar to the one he ran at UF. With the right personnel he might be able to make some waves. Hes fearless with his playcalling, just like Mike Martz. Ill give him this, he didnt go into Washington asking for total control like he could have. Hes smart enough to know he needs a good GM for personnel decisions, and he hired the best defensive coordinator in the league to work with him. At least he realizes the drawbacks that come with being a career college coach. The good part is that if Spurrier suceeds in the NFL with his off the wall offensive schemes maybe well see a shift to more wide open offenses and less of the "lets have a monster defense and an offense thats just doesnt need to fuck up" stategy. Not that thers anything wrong with that ;-). And well see an influx of New blood college coaches like Bob Stoops and Phil Fulmer and get away from the using everyones Assistants.


Also, The Texans should go after someone like Jeff Blake from New Orleans to mentor David Carr. He has more gas left in his Tank then Chris Chandler I think.

(edited by rockdotcom_2.0 on 27.2.02 2015)
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#12 Posted on 27.2.02 2249.39
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Spurrier also spent many years as a mediocre NFL quarterback, so he's used to the NFL sidelines.

Anyone see the NFL films special on the original Buccanneers? Boy it was fun seeing Spurrier get smashed over and over like that.
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#13 Posted on 28.2.02 0010.51
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    Spurrier also spent many years as a mediocre NFL quarterback, so he's used to the NFL sidelines.


i think he even won the heisman.
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