Hidden gem Nate Garner

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  1. angry dolfan

    angry dolfan Starter

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    The guy has stepped up in his time with the Fins and is being overlooked. He may not be elite but he is a jack of all trades and can play every position along the line. IMO he is a must sign this offseason.
     
  2. foozool13

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    Shouldnt be very hard to bring him back.
     
  3. dunbar1352

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    Dude is a bum. Jack of all trades my a**
     
  4. Kdawg954

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    There is a report that he may seek 3 million a year. That is alot of change to give any lineman that is not a starter. He certainly provides versatility along the line, but a good GM should be able to come up with a guy in the draft who can do similar things in a depth role for 1/10 of the price Garner is seeking.
     
  5. MrEd

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    Wack.
     
  6. ITS!MATEO

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    Idk about being a bum. He played pretty well when Long went down. BUT.. 3 mill is too much.
     
  7. moley

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    i wouldnt call him a hidden gem ,when healthy [which hasnt been that much] his a very useful guy to have
    i saw some where he could get up to $3m a year if a team thinks his a starter?
    i thought we over payed him this year but that was prob just cause of his injury history ?
    also think we played him in the wrong spot i would have put him at rg and moved jerry to rt when martin switched to lt !
    his a better run blocker than pass imo

    i was hoping jerry would be the the garner guy this up coming season [6th lineman],
    [at a push he can play both tackles and guards but for that to happen we need 2 more starters min ]

    for around a $1m a year i prob re sign him ,thats it tho
     
  8. Dr. Phin

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    Are you kidding. At one time I thought this guy would eventually take Carey's place at RT, but when he came in the last couple of seasons he has looked like ****. This is one guy I will admit I was wrong about...he sucks.
     
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    This guy really struggled at tackle and isn't nimble enough to play guard in this scheme. Let him go.
     
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    Who knows, the guy is always hurt...
     
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    It's nice he can play multiple positions, it's not nice how he sucks at all of them however
     
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    That's a hard sell considering the guys tendency to land on IR for the freakish things.
     
  13. Kdawg954

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    If he was a world beater at all the positions he would be making big dollars . . . from all the guys that we have had as depth over the years he is probably the best one and the fact that he can play all 5 positions on the line certainly adds to that value.

    I just have a hard time shelling out anything over 1.5 a season for a guy, who with the exception of special plays that may require a 6th lineman, won't see the field w/o an injury. Then again his own injury history suggests he may not even be reliable in that role. Ideally you like to find a guy on day 3 who can offer some versatility in a ZBS and will make 350,000 a year for the next 4 years.
     
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    Gem? Lol.
     
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    I don't like him at all. His holding calls and false starts killed several drives last year. He's too unathletic for our scheme and is oft-injured. I like Josh Samudas' potential way more than Garners' versatility at sucking at all positions!!!
     
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    You know squat about Josh Samuda because he hardly played so quit blowing smoke and you can believe that the guys that get paid like the coaches would have played Josh S if he was ready. Gardner is a decent backup at all positions and one year when 4 out of 5 starters went down that guy played all 4 positions well. Now that's worth something. Since that year except last year he has had some injury issues no doubt which makes him worth less. I say you pay him the vet minimum for his tenure in the NFL plus five hundred thousand and if we let Long go we raise that to at least a million as a insurance policy.
     
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    Nate Garner=Joe Toledo
     
  18. phintim

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    You have not been a fan long Nate G is not close to being in the same category as Joe T
     
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    Hidden Gem? Really? This guy got WALKED at least 3 times a game. 3 million is way too much for him. Someone please delete this thread.
     
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    Right price, he stays for my money.
     
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    More of a hidden cubic zirconia lol
     
  22. MrEd

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    Garner doesn't suck, but he licks. So he close enough blows. :)
     

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