Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    general counsel's Avatar
    general counsel is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    atlanta, georgia
    Age
    52
    Posts
    5,541
    Rep Power
    81

    What free agent defensive tackles are available

    IN the context of continuing our pickett debate, could someone please let us know what free agent options are available at defensive tackle.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel



  2. #2
    AvengerRam's Avatar
    AvengerRam is online now Moderator Emeritus
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Longwood, Florida, United States
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18,516
    Rep Power
    167

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    I seem to recall that Rocky Barnard of the Seahawks is going to be a UFA.

  3. #3
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,555
    Rep Power
    144

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel
    IN the context of continuing our pickett debate, could someone please let us know what free agent options are available at defensive tackle.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel
    Here's the entire list per redzone.org


    Aubrayo Franklin RFA Ravens
    Cedric Killings RFA Redskins
    Chris Hovan UFA Buccaneers
    Damione Lewis UFA Rams
    Demtrin Veal RFA Broncos
    Edward Jasper UFA Raiders
    Ethan Kelley RFA Browns
    Grady Jackson UFA Packers
    James Reed UFA Jets
    Justin Bannan UFA Bills
    Kenderick Allen RFA Giants
    Kendrick Clancy UFA Giants
    Kenny Smith UFA Raiders
    Kindal Moorehead RFA Panthers
    Langston Moore RFA Cardinals
    Larry Tripplett UFA Colts
    Lional Dalton UFA Chiefs
    Ma'ake Kemoeatu UFA Ravens
    Monsanto Pope UFA Broncos
    Rob Meier UFA Jaguars
    Rocky Bernard UFA Seahawks
    Ron Edwards UFA Bills
    Russell Davis UFA Cardinals
    Ryan Pickett UFA Rams
    Terdell Sands UFA Raiders
    Willie Blade UFA Cowboys
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  4. #4
    general counsel's Avatar
    general counsel is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    atlanta, georgia
    Age
    52
    Posts
    5,541
    Rep Power
    81

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Great, thanks for the post. Now we have a working list to see our options if we dont sign pickett. Will the group please give us views on what they think of the guys on that list and what we think they are going to cost. The trick here is relative value, ie not just which ones are better than others, but how much better in terms of cap dollars.

    Obviously, what we cant know is what these guys are going to ask for and command in the context of what pickett wants. We can get a view on how healthy they are, where they are in their career and how good they are on the field compared to pickett, money aside.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel


  5. #5
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,555
    Rep Power
    144

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Rocky Bernard looks good on paper, but he is more of a replacement for D-Lew (inside rush) than Pickett (run stop). Grady Jackson can run stop, but he's 33 where Pickett is 26. Hovan ended the season well, but he didn't play at Pickett's level. Maake Kemoeatu is a great run-stopper, but would have to adjust from a 3-4 to a 4-3 and will command top dollar from the 3-4 teams out there.

    If we're looking to replace Pickett, we may have a tough time doing it for pocket change.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  6. #6
    chiguy's Avatar
    chiguy is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,135
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Price tag is an important issue here. If Hovan can be had at a relatively good price (1-1.5 price range), I wouldn't cry if we signed him and let Pickett go. Assuming that the cap money then goes towards filling other holes.

  7. #7
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,555
    Rep Power
    144

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Quote Originally Posted by chiguy
    Price tag is an important issue here. If Hovan can be had at a relatively good price (1-1.5 price range), I wouldn't cry if we signed him and let Pickett go. Assuming that the cap money then goes towards filling other holes.
    Hovan would be quite a fall-off in production just to save a little cap space. This D doesn't have many bright spots, it'd be a shame to take a step back in the one area of play that was good.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  8. #8
    chiguy's Avatar
    chiguy is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,135
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Hovan would be quite a fall-off in production just to save a little cap space. This D doesn't have many bright spots, it'd be a shame to take a step back in the one area of play that was good.
    Pickett got a lot of tackles last year, but no pressure on the QB. Hovan's got more of a reputation as a pass rusher. If the LBs and DEs can tackle more, I think a cap savings of 1-2 million is worth it. Especially if it means we sign a top drawer FA some where else in the defense.

  9. #9
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,555
    Rep Power
    144

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Quote Originally Posted by chiguy
    Pickett got a lot of tackles last year, but no pressure on the QB. Hovan's got more of a reputation as a pass rusher. If the LBs and DEs can tackle more, I think a cap savings of 1-2 million is worth it. Especially if it means we sign a top drawer FA some where else in the defense.
    Savings of 1-2 million gets a Claiborne or Coakley, not a top drawer FA. As for getting to the QB, Hovan has 3.5 sacks in the past 3 seasons, Pickett has 5 sacks. Neither one is getting to the QB, but Pickett is a much better run stopper.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  10. #10
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    19,325
    Rep Power
    153

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Quote Originally Posted by chiguy
    Pickett got a lot of tackles last year, but no pressure on the QB.
    Probably because Pickett isn't a pass rushing DT. But even so, Pickett is getting into the backfield, as evident by his team-leading 11 tackles for loss.
    ClanRam ModCast: Episode Two
    Rams Discussion Right at Your Fingertips!



  11. #11
    RamJackson39's Avatar
    RamJackson39 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    990
    Rep Power
    12

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    I wouldnt mind seeing Kindal Moorhead signed. I thought he did a nice job filling in for Kris Jenkins, and Carolina fans seem to like him.

    But, Pickett HAS to be resigned. He was a great DT this season and he's only going to get better. I dont really care how much he's asking for. He HAS to be in Blue and Gold next season.
    The Roman and The Prince. Playmakers until the end.


  12. #12
    Milan's Avatar
    Milan is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    22
    Posts
    1,081
    Rep Power
    14

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    I'd like to see Tripplett or Moorehead playing for the Rams, but I'd also like seeing Pickett back.

  13. #13
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    19,325
    Rep Power
    153

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Chris Hovan UFA Buccaneers
    Edward Jasper UFA Raiders
    Grady Jackson UFA Packers
    Kendrick Clancy UFA Giants
    Kenny Smith UFA Raiders
    Kindal Moorehead RFA Panthers
    Larry Tripplett UFA Colts
    Monsanto Pope UFA Broncos

    If for some reason we don't resign Pickett, these would be the guys I'd look at off of that list. Also, I think you'd have to consider a DT in the second round as well.
    ClanRam ModCast: Episode Two
    Rams Discussion Right at Your Fingertips!



  14. #14
    jkramsfan's Avatar
    jkramsfan is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Destin,Fl.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    3,507
    Rep Power
    44

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    not alot of big names on that list,it will be interesting to see what the price tag will be on some of them.

  15. #15
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    19,325
    Rep Power
    153

    Re: What free agent defensive tackles are available

    Hovan's an interesting name, since he was on the Vikings when Linehan was there. I'm wondering if that connection might prompt the Rams to go after him.
    ClanRam ModCast: Episode Two
    Rams Discussion Right at Your Fingertips!



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •