Probably old news but....(Anthony Simmons)

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  1. LeftCoastPhin

    LeftCoastPhin Getting geeked for 2003!!

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    Probably old news but....

    Seahawks | Tagging Jones Makes Simmons Free - posted at KFFL (http://nfl.kffl.com)
    4:53 PT: Updating previous reports, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports, since the Seattle Seahawks placed their franchise tag on OT Walter Jones, they will not be able to tag LB Anthony Simmons. They cannot place a transition tag on Simmons because the team has already used the two they were allotted when free agency began in 1993. Simmons is now expected to test the free agent market in March.


    He would make a great sign and that's one more 1st tier LB on the market. God I love FA and the draft.
     
  2. Baz

    Baz Ephemeral

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    Simmons is actually my preference. Spikes is good, but the reality is it isn't going to happen. Simmons fits our defense to a T. He is my LB of choice......
     
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  3. dolfan87

    dolfan87 The Human Bullet

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    You mean Simmons fits to a T?
     
  4. Baz

    Baz Ephemeral

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    LMAO. Yeah, thats what I meant. I've been in class all day, so my brain is a little fried. I still have my Bio lab too, so I apologize in advance for any dumb mistakes. I'm gonna fix it right now.......
     
  5. dolphan39

    dolphan39 Maria & LauRen Aha!

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    Simmons had said he wanted 4mil or something, so we cannot afford him for now, but he would make our D as good as TBs IMO
     
  6. Samphin

    Samphin Dolphins Homer

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    I doubt Simmons gets a number like 4 mil. I don't really care out of the big names which one we get. Simmons, Peterson, Claiborne, Spikes or Colvin are better than what we have.

    I just wish we had more money to toss at someone like David Boston and Sammy Knight and a linebacker. If I had to choose one though it would be a tossup between an OLB and Sammy Knight.
     
  7. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Premium Member

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    You're only allowed to use the transition tag twice and then thats IT????

    Wow I didn't know that.
     
  8. Samphin

    Samphin Dolphins Homer

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    ck, that was news to me too, I think it has to be within a given timeframe or something. Like maybe twice in ten years? Clumpy would know for sure.

    This allows me to segway into something that has been irking me for awhile. The NFL salary cap situation is so god danged convoluted and confusing that I bet half of the GM's don't understand it completely. I think they need to simplify the whole darn thing. Make it easier for everyone to know just what the hell is going on.
     
  9. ckparrothead

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    Tough decisions ahead.

    Sign David Boston and we could cut James McKnight, sign Willie Jackson for the minimum, let Rob Konrad go because his skills won't be needed as much (we could do with Femi and Dyer)...we'd probably be faced with keeping Rodgers at a reduced price, and maybe letting Tim Ruddy go. Through a series of moves we'd probably only be able to take care of the offensive line through free agency and it might mean forgoing our chance at Wayne Gandy. It would mean taking care of our OLB, S, QB, and interior OL problems through the draft exclusively.

    Be wary of Takeo Spikes. The franchise value for a linebacker is $5.6 million while the franchise value of a WR is only $5.1 million. It makes you wonder, if we're talking about cap hit this season, who really is going to be asking for the bigger contract? David Boston or Takeo Spikes.

    Our best bet for linebacker is to wait wait wait. The longer free agency stretches on, the cheaper the asking price for guys goes and there's enough good LBers out there that we can afford to wait until we find one that we like for the price. Meanwhile someone like Boston has to be acted upon immediately, as probably does Wayne Gandy.
     
  10. phinphan

    phinphan Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, what did he say originally?
     
  11. burghPhinFan

    burghPhinFan there are some that call me...Tim

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    Bazinet37

    two questions:
    A why the name change?
    2 That's an interesting avatar, what's the story behind that?
     
  12. Samphin

    Samphin Dolphins Homer

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    If Bazinet37 is sick of this question I could answer it. Bazinet is the last name. He wanted it changed since Marion is getting older and probably won't be around as long. I forget what the meaing of the 37 is.

    I can't answer anything about his avatar, other than its cool and lookes to have the Pheonix rising form the ashes.
     
  13. Jaj

    Jaj What you say?

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    37 is Brock's number isn't it?
     
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    iceblizzard69 Banned Hammered

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    31 is Brock's number

    He has the number 37 because he plays football for UNM and his number is 37.
     
  15. Jaj

    Jaj What you say?

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    My mistake.

    The more LBs go on the market the better the chance of us getting a solid player for a good price. Kevin Hardy and a third rounder will come at a reasonable price. The same for Dwayne Rudd who is a reasonable 27 years of age.
     
  16. Baz

    Baz Ephemeral

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    Re: Bazinet37

    LMAO, thats funny that half of this has already been answered. Samphin has it. Brock is leaving soon. Its my last name and jersey number.

    The avatar is actually nothing too significant. Its a tatoo I'm going to get soon. I've always had an interest in the legend of the Pheonix. This picture was the best one I've ever found, and decided to use it as my avatar......

    By the way phinphan, I accidentally said Spikes fits to a T, I meant to say Simmons and fixed it......
     

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