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Old 03-03-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos have signed LB Niko Koutouvides to a three-year, $7.5 million contract.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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Well, he does have a cool name...
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At least he's only 26.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:04 AM   #4
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A big hitter who loves to fill the hole. Stacks well and holds the point of attack against blockers. Has great instincts and play recognition skills. Sniffs out screens and play action and won't get out of position. Has all the intangibles and a top work ethic.


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Slow. Not a top athlete. Doesn't have superior size and may get pushed around at the pro level. Doesn't shed well when the play isn't in front of him.


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Old 03-03-2008, 10:07 AM   #5
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An old interview with him at Seahawks headquarters:

http://www.seahawks.com/media/hawks1236.asx

He at least seems like a high character guy which is a welcome change.

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:12 AM   #6
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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Good special teamer and depth, hopefully we'll get more from him than our last Seattle LB, the hardly seen DD Lewis. Assuming the Broncos wrap up Boss on Wednesday, we're likely set at LB until the draft with DJ, Winborn, Boss, Niko, Webster and Green.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:14 AM   #8
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Career Stats Tackles Sacks Interceptions Misc
Season Team G SoloAstTotal SackYdsL IntYdsIntTD DefTDFFumPDSfty
2004Seattle16 491362 1.01 000 0000
2005Seattle12 10212 0.00 000 0000
2006Seattle16 11314 0.00 000 0000
2007Seattle15 20424 0.00 000 0010
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:15 AM   #9
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After sitting on it for a while, I think I like this signing.
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eh....i don't know what to think yet. The Post says he will most likely compete for the MLB job if/when we move DJ back to WLB.
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People are going to like this guy. He's a legitimate special teams demon. He's also good enough to start for some teams as a Mike, but Lofa Tatupu owns the middle in Seattle.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:25 AM   #12
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I am all for the ST help. I guess this means DJ does move back outside? If so, unleash him then.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:27 AM   #13
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People are going to like this guy. He's a legitimate special teams demon. He's also good enough to start for some teams as a Mike, but Lofa Tatupu owns the middle in Seattle.

so is this the upgrade over Gold? Or is he really expected to take over DJs spot in the middle?
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so is this the upgrade over Gold? Or is he really expected to take over DJs spot in the middle?
Not necessarily. Think more along the lines of the Winborn signing. A guy who can make an immediate impact on special teams and may compete for a spot on defense.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:41 AM   #15
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people may laugh at the signing but i like the approach Denver is taking...

bargain basement FAs...

they'll come over achieve...

we don't need a star at every posotion...

one stud at each level of the defense (seconadary,LB,Dline) surrounded by overachieving role players in a good system = success IMO...

same on offense...

i'm willing to be patient to see how this plays out...

this reminds me of how we did things in the 96,97,98...
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I agree. I like this better than making headlines with the flavor of the moment.
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if this guy starts we are in BIG BIG trouble.........
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my question is...........are we in a better position with Winborn at WLB and DJ at Middle or this guy at Middle and DJ at weak with Winborn on bench.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:57 AM   #19
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if this guy starts we are in BIG BIG trouble.........
If this guy starts then it means he beat everybody else in training camp...

that's not always a bad thing...

i bet people thought we were in "BIG BIG trouble" when an undrafted WR beat out all our vets for a starting spot...(Rod Smith)

i bet people thought we were in "BIG BIG trouble" when a 6th round draft choice beat out our vets for a starting RB spot...(Terrell Davis)

so instead of making assumptions...lets just wait and see what happens...
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what happens

if he starts, and guys like him start, 4 and 12 happens!

This guy has 2 starts in 4 yrs...............UGH............
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:13 AM   #21
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if this guy starts we are in BIG BIG trouble.........
so... you're opposed to the flashy moves and the low key ones...

i'm just curious if there's ANY logic to your hatred?
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I prefer quality players, not bums.
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I prefer quality players, not bums.
Niko is a quality player. Is he Lance Briggs on the field? No, but he is not a bum. He has been behind one of the better MLB's in Lofa Tatupu... Give the guy a chance to prove himself... Let's see how it plays out before you start calling the guy a bum. Damn.
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this guy is a dork....if anything this makes it apparent that we will be drafting a LB on the first day
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so is this the upgrade over Gold? Or is he really expected to take over DJs spot in the middle?
I saw a homeless person on the weekend fumbling around on the ground because he dropped his crack rocks, i also believe he was sitting next to a puddle of piss. That guy was an upgrade over gold.
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