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Three Falcons among top free-agent offensive linemen

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by DR RAM, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000...gent-offensive-linemen?module=HP11_cp#photo=3

    It's a slideshow, don't think it's been posted yet. Look at these mammoths, which one will become a Ram? I like Davin Joseph the best, but with the Bucs salary cap, they will surely re-sign him.

    It is a very good year for any team looking for a guard. There will be at least five very good starters coming out of free agency. On the flip side, there are a limited number of tackles and not really any centers that can come in and contribute right away. Here’s a look at my top five offensive linemen expected to be available on the market.

    1. Doug Free

    The Cowboys were hoping for a right of first refusal clause in the new CBA to protect their interest in Doug Free. Instead, Free is free, and as one offensive line coach said, "That guy is going to be paid." He's only 26 and is coming off his first year as a starter, playing well at left tackle in 2010. He did give up five sacks and had seven false starts last year.

    2. Tyson Clabo

    The ex-Falcon is a physical right tackle who plays with a defensive lineman's mentality. Any team interested in improving their running game and bringing attitude to the O-line needs to go after Clabo. The 30-year-old tackle did not have a penalty called against him last year and he hasn't missed a start in three years.

    3. Davin Joseph

    The Bucs want him back. He's a powerful guard who can pass block and serve as a point of attack in the run game. Over the past three years he has only given up six sacks in 39 games.

    4. Harvey Dahl

    Another Falcon, Dahl is as intense as Clabo and physical with anyone in front of him. Like Clabo, he was an undrafted player who never lost the chip on his shoulder. He has only given up five sacks in his past 43 starts.

    5. (Tie) Marshal Yanda and Justin Blalock

    Yanda is versatile, playing tackle or guard, and the Ravens want him back. He did give up six sacks last year, but is considered a fine technician. Blalock is the third Falcons lineman on this list and the team needs to get at least one of these guys back. The 330-pound guard never misses a start and had one penalty and one sack last year.
     
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  2. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    eenie meenie miny moe.
    sign one please for moderate dough.
     
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  3. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    If he hollers, show him the doe.
    Then line them up and sign one moe.

    There is some serious talent there, but I want a mauler.


    If we can run the ball effectively in short yardage and closing out game situations, then my momma says pick the very best team and that team is the Rams.
     
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  4. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    Could you imagine if some team signed Dahl or Joseph and signed Vonta Leach?

    Or what if that team already had a stud LT, bone crushing RT, a legit C, and finesse LG...and a certain RB w/ dreads?

    :peek:
     
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  5. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    I can imagine the Rams being unstoppable.
     
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