Sign Rolando McClain?

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  1. illscriptures

    illscriptures We need better LB's

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    He's absolutely terrible. Why on earth is this a no brainer sign? He's the laziest LB in the NFL
     
  3. datruth55

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    I really thought this guy was going to be a stud but obviously the mental makeup isn't there. Physically he has all the tools.
     
  4. illscriptures

    illscriptures We need better LB's

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    I think a change of scenery is good for any young player trying to revitalize his career. e.g. Reggie Bush
     
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    The kid is a disaster between the ears. You never heard a peep out of McClain when he had Saban to keep him on the straight and narrow. He became a leader and represented the University well. He was just never able to function outside of that environment once he knew he was no longer held accountable for the decisions he makes.

    I know the kid personally and the complete mess that he comes from in regards to his family. He was always a thug in high school until he managed to make it on campus in Tuscaloosa. I watched the police take the bracelet off his ankle every Friday night so he could play football for Decatur. He played his entire senior year of high school on house arrest, which most people don't know.

    Everybody really figured he had matured from his time at Alabama, but it turns out he just didn't. Everytime he comes back to Decatur he goes straight to those thugs he hung around in high school and gun fire soon follows. If he was smart, he'd stay the hell out of Decatur all together. He'll get killed one of these days if he don't.

    I figured Oakland was as good a place as any for him to end up because it was so far away from where he tends to get into trouble. He can't resist it though.

    I think the Raiders could have traded him for something.. anything. Even if it's for 50 cents on the dollar, rather than cut him and get nothing. The fact that they're willing to do that says it all. Either they're crazy or he is.... I'll side with the latter.

    He could've been as good as he wanted to be. He just doesn't want it. Football is not a priority to him and he'll soon be out of chances. One day he'll look back and realize what a mistake he made.... if he lives long enough.
     
  6. illscriptures

    illscriptures We need better LB's

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    Yo bro. That is the realest response I've ever heard on here. Completely changed my opinion on the guy. Damn shame honestly.
     
  7. Phinatic8u

    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    Dr. Slimm dropping more knowledge.
     
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    roy_miami 2020 cant get here soon enough Donator

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    raiders sure know how to pick em. First Jamarcus now this.
     
  9. ITS!MATEO

    ITS!MATEO A True Fan

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    Maybe he never pans out..... or maybe getting cut from his team and leaving the black hole (raiders) will wake him up a bit.


    He's only 23 yrs old, man. He's still a kid. I'm just hoping Belichick doesn't get a hold of him and gets the best out of him and makes him the next Ray Lewis.


    Would def love to see the guy get a chance down here. What do we have to lose?
     
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    We should take a look and see what he has to offer. Just because the Raiders failed with him doesnt mean he is pure garbage. We pick up unknown players all the time that come and go without notice.
    We should bring him in a give him a chance because like it was mentioned before, he is only 23. Just my 2 cents
     
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    man, i kinda feel bad for the raiders, everyone they draft turns out to be a bust.
     
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    Ya I feel read bad for the Raidas too...BOO HOO!
     
  14. Vertical Limit

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    Yeah no thanks, all I have to do is look at our own drafts from the 90's up to now and you will realize we're about as bad drafting as it gets, even the Raiders.
     
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    Right or wrong, haven't you learned that Joe does not bad attitudes around?
     
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    How old is Dansby? I mean, MLB is one of the few positions we have set at the moment (I am not saying he is deserving all the money he gets from the Dolphins, but he is one of our best player, even if one thinks he is overpaid), I wouldn't think too much about McClain
     
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    I read a different article then this in which sources are indicating he will be released.
     
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    I say sign him, a change of scenery and good coaching could change a lot of things. Especially here in Miami, a team that was predicted to be ther worst and they have been pretty good with limited playmakers. That is good coaching, sign that guy asap and if he turns out to be a dud, he is still better than pat white.
     
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    Philbin has no patience for distractions, ie Chad Johnson, the recent release of Amaya after his arrest. I doubt you will see McCain here. If the Pats don't grab him, Baltimore will and IMO those teams both have the structure and leadership in place to give him the best chance to succeed.
     
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    He would be worth having his tires kicked. A change of scenery may do him a world of good. The Raiders is not the ideal place for player development.
     
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    As much as i like the kid, more i learn about him, i get a feeling we should probably pass on the guy. Hopefully he stays out of the afc east.
     
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    Unless he became faster while in Oakland, McClain was known for having very average speed. I'd even say he was kind of slow, although he was gifted in every other physical category.
     
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    I would be all in for giving him a shot. He has all the tools but needs to get his mind right. Would be great if he can come in and replace Dansby who is way too over paid!
     
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    Belichick will pick him up, he usually signs players right before they go to jail.
     
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    Miami is the LAST place for this kid to get things turned around. He would be arrested every other week. He needs a location like New England or Green Bay. WAY away from where he came from and in city where he can only get into but so much trouble.
     
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    Totally agree.

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    This is the perfect example of why "we" posters here at our keyboards do not "know" every reason why particular GM's decide to pass on a guy who is seemingly a "no brainer" to we the fans. Inside information like this, I would presume, is readily available to most competent GM's if they have done their do diligence.

    With that said after reading Slimms post.........I would not touch this guy even if I was a CFL coach.
     
  31. datruth55

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    Yeah and then people get mad when we don't pick guys who have character issues. Go figure.
     
  32. WestSideFin

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    Maclains potential is through the roof. If released i hope the phins put in a claim he certainly is not the missing piece but gotta flip rocks
     
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    The guy is a disaster and would be a cancer in any locker room, imo. I can remember when the Raiders took him in the draft, I turned to my friend who is an Alabama fan and said, "Thank god the Raiders took his ***, I was afraid he would fall to us". My reasoning at the time was that he was a liability in pass coverage because he was too tight in the hips and lacked speed. When you throw in the off the field stuff, it's hard to find anything attractive about this kid. Can't believe he's still only 23, seems like he's been around a while.
     
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    enigmatics Go get me a juice box!

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    Sometimes I wonder how much football people watch on here .... and how much they actually keep up with players outside of stat sheets.

    This guy is a dirt bag of the highest order and he's not a difference maker so no thanks.
     
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    No thanks draft our own linebackers.
     
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    He's so young that he would be like an extra draft pick, but with some character issues, and again... what do we have to lose? Our Lb core are pretty up there in age and have not made ANY impact at all on the field this year. Why not give the guy a try, saying that i'm sure they would have to put in a waiver claim, but I think we have the 8th choice in the waiver wire :ponder:
     
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    Wow.. I honestly thought that was photoshopped :bobdole:
     
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    Thats a real pic????....and I thought Cecil Collins was a D Bag.
     
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    Thats when he was arrested for holding a gun to a man's head outside a bar and then shooting a round off next to his ear.

    I'm surprised he didn't go down for attempted murder.
     
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    Brandon Spikes FTW.
     
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    Some posters here just don't get it. I guess some here never will. If Nacho Stinko got cut for hitting his wife, you think Philbin/Ireland want this kid? If Amaya was cut for his transgressions, you think Philbin/Ireland want this kid? If Brandon Marshall was traded out of MIA for a couple of 3rds, do you think Philbin/Ireland want this kid?

    Add Ted's account of the guy, and people here still want this knucklehead. People just don't get it. I'll take Dansby any day of the week over a guy who just doesn't get it.

    MIA is the last place a 23 yr old kid with issues needs to be. You can take the kid out of the ghetto, but can't take the ghetto out of the kid.
     
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    Will we put a claim in for him?? doubtful....would i put a claim in for him? No because i am sure the remainder of his salary is pretty high for the rest of the year...would i try to sign him as a free agent? Yes....the kid has talent..he actually reminds me alot of dansby has really good height can run and i think ppl exaggerate how bad he is in coverage..he can be a low risk high reward player...if he acts a fool you let him go simple as that... i wonder if he has any connections to any other coaches in the league at this time.

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    That said, as far as I know Rolando McClain never killed anyone.

    Miami has not one, but two killers on the roster.

    I'll let you figure out which ones they are. :)
     
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    Well Jimmy Wilson is one. Still not convinced he didnt straight murder that dude BTW. No idea on the other. But is no big deal really. Take it from Terrelle Pryor...everyone kills people. Steals from you, steals from me.
     
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    Out of curiosity what are you basing this off of? The limited facts released by the media pertaining to the situation?
     
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    Nooooooooooo to McLain. Wasn't that Bruce Willis' name in Die Hard?....I would rather Bruce suit up at Linebacker than Rolando.
     
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    Yes. Not saying I know he murdered him but Im not convinced he didnt.
     
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    Marcus Thigpen is the other.
     
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    In the case of Wilson there is a difference between flat out murder and what transpired. Yeah a guy ended up dead but the guy that ended up dead is the one who pulled the gun. Let me tell ya something brother if you pull a gun on me I automatically go into a new mode, a mode that says if this ****er has the balls to pull it, he has the balls to use it so I must defend myself accordingly.

    Before you say I have no experience on the matter, let me tell ya, I've been involved in two fights where a gun was pulled on me. I was lucky both times to have come out without harm, the other guy, not so much. You either pull it and shoot me or you get beat down without haste or remorse because I'm fighting for my life at that point and I'll do ANYTHING to protect myself and the people around me.

    Am I proud that I put myself into those situations, no. I am proud I came out on top both times, you bet ya.
     
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    JEDIJ007 It's a trap!

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    Maybe teh ravens take a chance and make him teh next Ray Lewis
     

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