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Old 11-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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DT added after Vick goes to IR. Anyone know anything about this guy?

* former Panther, but came in after Fox was already in Denver. Possible that Fox still has connections, this dude was drafted by Hurney who definitely worked with Fox.
* young guy, only 25
* 6-2, 308 lbs
* was asked to move to guard this season in Carolina, cut the following week.

sounds like a guy they liked in Carolina but couldn't find a roster spot for. could be a great pick-up long-term.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Well, guys like that get cut when you draft Star and Kawann. Next pls.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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Yeah, he collects vowels more than sacks.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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They were experimenting with him switching to offensive line. He's there version of Ben Garland.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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According to PFF, Fua played 53 snaps this season for a minus-1.5 grade, 256 last season for an atrocious minus-12.4, and a 408 snaps as a rookie for a minus-7.4 grade.

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Old 11-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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Did they have him run a 40?
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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PFF's run stop grades from last season

The Top 20


Rank Name Team


1 Aubrayo Franklin SD
2 Henry Melton CHI
3 Mike Martin TEN
4 Geno Atkins CIN
5 Fletcher Cox PHI
6 Terrence Cody BLT
7 Earl Mitchell HST
8 Brandon Mebane SEA
9 Jay Ratliff DAL
10 Dan Williams ARZ
11 Dontari Poe KC
12 Akiem Hicks NO
13 Paul Soliai MIA
14 Jermelle Cudjo SL
15 Kenrick Ellis NYJ
16 Jurrell Casey TEN
17 Richard Seymour OAK
18 Spencer Johnson BUF
19 Justin Bannan DEN
20 Ahtyba Rubin CLV





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58 Gerald McCoy TB
59 Terrance Knighton JAX
60 Kevin Williams MIN
61 Roy Miller TB
62 Christian Ballard MIN
63 Sen'Derrick Marks TEN
64 Sammie Lee Hill DET
65 Tommy Kelly OAK
66 Casey Hampton PIT
67 Peria Jerry ATL
68 Barry Cofield WAS
69 Corey Peters ATL
70 Vance Walker ATL
71 Kendall Langford SL
72 Billy Winn CLV
73 Ron Edwards CAR
74 Ma'ake Kemoeatu BLT
75 Alan Branch SEA
76 Markus Kuhn NYG
77 Sione Fua CAR


So yeah, there's that.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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According to PFF, Fua played 53 snaps this season for a minus-1.5 grade, 256 last season for an atrocious minus-12.4, and a 408 snaps as a rookie for a minus-7.4 grade.

THIS ONE'S FOR FUA
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:09 AM   #9
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He is so bad we contacted Mike Lodish first.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #10
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I don't understand why Bannan wasn't the first call.
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I don't understand why Bannan wasn't the first call.
To be fair, do we know that he wasn't?
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So Wolfe and Malik are strictly DE's now? They are certainly better at DE than DT...just curious as this guy better never see the field for us.
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To be fair, do we know that he wasn't?
No, but do you think he'd turn the Broncos down?
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #14
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PFF's run stop grades from last season

The Top 20


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1 Aubrayo Franklin SD
2 Henry Melton CHI
3 Mike Martin TEN
4 Geno Atkins CIN
5 Fletcher Cox PHI
6 Terrence Cody BLT
7 Earl Mitchell HST
8 Brandon Mebane SEA
9 Jay Ratliff DAL
10 Dan Williams ARZ
11 Dontari Poe KC
12 Akiem Hicks NO
13 Paul Soliai MIA
14 Jermelle Cudjo SL
15 Kenrick Ellis NYJ
16 Jurrell Casey TEN
17 Richard Seymour OAK
18 Spencer Johnson BUF
19 Justin Bannan DEN
20 Ahtyba Rubin CLV





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58 Gerald McCoy TB
59 Terrance Knighton JAX
60 Kevin Williams MIN
61 Roy Miller TB
62 Christian Ballard MIN
63 Sen'Derrick Marks TEN
64 Sammie Lee Hill DET
65 Tommy Kelly OAK
66 Casey Hampton PIT
67 Peria Jerry ATL
68 Barry Cofield WAS
69 Corey Peters ATL
70 Vance Walker ATL
71 Kendall Langford SL
72 Billy Winn CLV
73 Ron Edwards CAR
74 Ma'ake Kemoeatu BLT
75 Alan Branch SEA
76 Markus Kuhn NYG
77 Sione Fua CAR


So yeah, there's that.
well, look at #58. He's done a pretty good job this year, no?
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #15
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No, but do you think he'd turn the Broncos down?
I have no idea what he is doing, where his head is, and what he wants to do.

I have no idea who all they might have contacted.
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If only we could draft RaShede Hageman.
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sound like he sucks real bad. Welcome to the crush, Sione!
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #18
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I have no idea what he is doing, where his head is, and what he wants to do.

I have no idea who all they might have contacted.
Dmac said yesterday that he spoke with bannan after hearing about vickerson, and he said that he is in shape, ready to go, waiting for a call. You would think they would bring him in just out of familiarity.
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Dmac said yesterday that he spoke with bannan after hearing about vickerson, and he said that he is in shape, ready to go, waiting for a call. You would think they would bring him in just out of familiarity.
That's disappointing.. He knows the scheme well.
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So Wolfe and Malik are strictly DE's now? They are certainly better at DE than DT...just curious as this guy better never see the field for us.
Jackson isn't an early-down DT in this system and it seems the FO prefers an anchor like Wolfe at DE on early downs and then they can move either or both inside in nickles and dime subpackages. At least that seems to be how they have been used thus far.
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Dmac said yesterday that he spoke with bannan after hearing about vickerson, and he said that he is in shape, ready to go, waiting for a call. You would think they would bring him in just out of familiarity.
I would think so, but I'm not going to bag on the FO over something that may or may not have happened.

Honestly, I don't think it's a big difference either way. I'm sure there are some reasons why he wasn't called.
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1. Knighton is 59 on that list and is doing pretty damn well here, so perhaps the coaches can get something out of the new guy.

2. Don't listen to Dmac, ever. Pot stirrer to the extreme. If they wanted Bannan and he wanted to be here, he would be.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #23
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well, look at #58. He's done a pretty good job this year, no?
60 and 66 would probably make a lot of people happy here as well.
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1. Knighton is 59 on that list and is doing pretty damn well here, so perhaps the coaches can get something out of the new guy.
or maybe PFF's grading system is inherently flawed along with the notion that advanced or sabermetrics are a good way for outsiders to grade individual players
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60 and 66 would probably make a lot of people happy here as well.
You would make a lot of people happy.
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