Anthony Spencer

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  1. dcnr226

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    From Bill Polian:

    "He played OLB in Dallas' 3-4 scheme, but I think he's more of a 4-3 end. He is an outstanding pass-rusher. As I mentioned earlier, I'm normally wary of players having good seasons in contract years, but putting him at OLB doesn't allow him to do what he does best, which is rush upfield. And I see upside for him in a 4-3 scheme."

    We all know the connection that Ireland has to Dallas, although i'm not sure what input he had in the Cowboys 2007 draft. A guy like Spencer, perhaps splitting time with Olivier Vernon, might be an option if the regime isn't in love with any of the DE options at #12. Odrick, if not traded, could move inside (assuming Starks signs elsewhere, which i think is likely).

    Getting Spencer on a short term deal - maybe 2 years - is an intriguing possibility, although from my recollection, he played opposite of Demarcus Ware in what is essentially Cameron Wake's position. It would also free the Dolphins to go tight end or defensive back in the first round (i've come to the conclusion that we aren't going WR at #12..my personal opinion). In this scenario, i'd like to see a trade up for Milliner or Tyler Eifert at #12 (i DO think Eifert warrants going that high)

    Thoughts?
     
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    What's his age and size? He does seem to be a solid player. Not Wake like but solid.
     
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    Age 28
    6'3" 250lb
    11 sacks last year, 2 forced fumbles.

    Seems to have the build they like..
     
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    He did have his best year as a pro last season with 11 sacks,95 tackles,2 forced fumbles in just 14 games
    his salary last season was $8.8 million so I'm not sure what he'd be looking for long term

    Even though he would absolutely help opposite Wake, I'm not sure bringing him
    in and paying him more than Wake would be a good idea
     
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    If his contract is fair, he's worth a look, like anyone else at this point.
     
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    He's about the same size as Vernon. Wonder if it would be better to give Vernon the snaps and let him grow into a consistent pass rusher? Vernon's certainly cheaper right now and obviously younger.
     
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    Spencer is going to be expensive.
     
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    I wasn't aware he was only 28.

    I like the idea of it if he can be a productive 4-3 end, it does seem his niche is pass rushing. Getting a WR and pass rusher would really help us in trying to get Milliner
     
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    He would be our 2cd best pass rusher as soon as he signed!
     
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    pass he will demand a boat load of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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    He will demand close to $10 million per year and if we sign him, the odds of us getting a big name FA WR will drop drastically.
     
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    I did not know he'd command so much money...looking at his stats now, the guy is a beast. And he's durable..might be worth the investment. No way you give him 10 mil tho.
     
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    I'd offer him a 4 year, 6 million per year contract and start from there. Everything i'm reading, he's a consummate pro.
     
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    Like the idea, to free up the 12 pick for cb, te or receiver........
     
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    yes wants loads of dosh , the cowboys back up olb interests me victor butler , never really had the chance to shine
    he be a FA as well well worth a look imo

    also i wanted this guy 2 years ago when he 1st was a FA antwan barnes , good under rated under used pass rush specialist
    also far cheaper

    and another guy [he has never done it in the nfl] ,but has he ever had the chance with the likes of edwards ,biermann,abraham ahead of him . is lawrence sidbury

    in college i thought he had a chance to be a solid player in the nfl but hasnt produced anything

    i would also look at philip wheeler[lb depth is a concern ]
    slightly different type of player but had a very good year last year ,and we passed on him last year in FA

    just some cheaper options there who i feel we should go after rather than a spencer,avril,johnson big money FA
     
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    Part of the reason the Cowboys are letting him go is because they're not convinced he can play 4-3 DE (which is what they're moving to). Are we convinced he can play 4-3 DE? As in $8-10M/yr convinced?
     
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    I'd really like to sign a DE to compete with Vernon/Odrick in the off-season, frees us up to take CB in the 1st and WR in the 2nd
     
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    Going to want too much money and I don't think he is worth it.
     

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