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Post Your Final Roster Here

Discussion in '2012 GM League Forum' started by GridIronKing34, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You

    Nov 22, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Please post your final roster in this thread. You may include an optional write-up, but all I really ask for is your full roster with your offense and defense depth chart. You have until May 1st, 11:59PM EST to post your final rosters; otherwise you are ineligible for voting. To see some of last year's final rosters that were submitted, click here.

  2. Mach

    Mach Cap Dude

    Apr 20, 2009
    I may add a writeup later. I may not.

    QB Jason Campbell
    QB Josh Johnson
    QB David Garrard

    RB Michael Bush
    RB Chris Polk
    RB Robert Turbin
    RB Taiwan Jones

    FB Manase Tonga

    WR Denarius Moore
    WR Louis Murphy
    WR Mohamed Sanu
    WR Jarius Wright
    WR Marvin McNutt

    TE Marcel Reece
    TE Brandon Myers
    TE David Ausberry
    TE Richard Gordon

    LT Jared Veldheer
    LG/C Stefen Wisniewski
    C Peter Konz
    RG Cordy Glenn
    RT Demetrius Bell
    LT Bruce Campbell
    G Leonard Davis
    G Cooper Carlisle
    G/T Geoff Schwartz
    G/T Joe Barksdale

    LE Lamarr Houston
    DT Richard Seymour
    DT Marcus Thomas
    RE Matt Shaughnessy
    DL Desmond Bryant
    DL Tony Hargrove
    NT Sammie Lee Hill

    SLB Kamerion Wimbley
    MLB London Fletcher
    WLB Aaron Curry
    SLB Chris Chamberlain
    MLB Channing Crowder
    WLB Travis Goethel
    WLB Bobby Carpenter

    CB Cortland Finnegan
    CB LaDarius Webb
    CB DeMarcus Van Dyke
    CB Chimdi Chekwa
    CB Omar Bolden

    FS Brodney Pool
    FS Rashad Johnson
    SS Tyvon Branch
    SS Brandon Taylor

    K Sebastian Janikowski
    P Shane Lechler
    LS Jon Condo
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  3. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

    Dec 6, 2007


    Jay Cutler
    David Carr
    Caleb Hanie


    Matt Forte
    Tyler Clutts
    Tim Hightower
    Kahlil Bell

    Wide Receivers

    Devin Hester
    Earl Bennett
    Johnny Knox
    Michael Jenkins
    Jarett Dillard
    Keshawn Martin

    Tight Ends

    Dallas Clark
    Kellen Davis
    Kavario Middleton

    Offensive Tackle

    Gabe Carimi
    J'Marcus Webb
    Vladmir Ducasse
    Marcus McNeil

    Offensive Guard

    Chris Williams
    Jason Pinkston
    Travelle Wharton


    Roberto Garza
    Chris Spencer

    Defensive Ends

    Julius Peppers
    Kroy Biermann
    Thaddeus Gibson
    Andre Branch
    Tyrone Crawford

    Defensive Tackle

    Stephen Paea
    Jason Shirley
    Pat Sims
    Alameda Ta'amu
    Marcus Forstson

    Outside Linebacker

    Nick Roach
    Clint Sintim
    DeAndre Levy
    Terrell Manning

    Middle Linebacker

    Brian Urlacher
    Michael Johnson


    Charles Tillman
    DJ Moore
    Drayton Florence
    Tracey Porter
    Corey Graham


    Major Wright
    Tanard Jackson
    Desmond Marrow
    Cyhl Quarles

    Special Teams

    Robbie Gould
    Adam Podlesh
    Brian Jennings

    Depth Chart


    LS-Brian Jennings
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  4. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    New York
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Ben Roethlisberger $900,000 (restructured from 6.35M on 2/23/12)
    Curtis Painter $300,000
    Position Total: $1,200,000
    Position Analysis: With an elite QB in his prime, the Steelers felt they simply needed an adequate backup who if called upon could manage the offense.

    Marshawn Lynch $5,400,000
    Jahvid Best $640,500
    Mike Goodson $565,000
    Isaac Redman $745,000
    Davin Meggett $300,000
    Position Total: 7,650,500
    Position Analysis:The Steelers felt having runners with contrasting styles would greatly benefit them. Lynch, Goodson and Redman are tough runners while Best and Meggett will add an element of elusiveness and speed. Meggett and Redman also add an element of special teams.

    Heath Miller $3,807,332
    Ed Dickson $490,000
    Martellus Bennett $1,200,000
    TE Julius Thomas $465,000
    Position Total5,962,332
    Position Analysis: Miller is the unquestioned starter as he is the most complete blocker and receiver of the group. Dickson and Thomas are guys that can threaten the seems. With no starting FB and a 2 TE set being used the majority of the time Miller will be on the field with Dickson and Bennett with Thomas as the Steelers generally want a strong blocker with a strong receiver.

    Antonio Brown $490,000
    Marvin Jones $450,000
    Dwight Jones $450,000
    Emmanuel Sanders $490,000
    Mike Wallace RFA - Exclusive-Rights Franchise Tag: $11,901,250
    Titus Young $465,000
    Position Total: $14,246,250
    Position Analysis: Wallace and Brown are the unquestioned starters here as both had 1,000 yard seasons last year. Rookies Dwight Jones and Marvin Jones are their backups. Dwight adds and element of size that the Steelers needed while Marvin Jones we believe to be a player who can develop in to a #1 WR. Working out of the slot will be 2nd year acquisition Titus Young and Emmanuel Sanders who is a slippery route runner who creates separation that way.

    Rob Sims $1,500,000
    Jake Scott $2,000,000
    Marcus Gilbert $465,000
    Ben Grubbs $9,500,000
    Maurkice Pouncey $666,125
    Adam Snyder $300,000
    Derek Sherrod $675,091
    Levi Brown $1,150,000
    Position Total:16,256,246
    Position Analysis: Derek Sherrod, acquired from GB, will be the starting LT. He played solid as a rookie and we believe he is ready for the move. Should he falter, Marcus Gilbert would be next in line though we dont really believe that will happen. Gilbert in the meantime had a very strong year as a rookie RT and will man the same position this year. Pouncey returns for a 3rd season as the starting center. The guards are all new with FA signings Ben Grubbs and Jake Scott. Grubbs is a multi-time pro bowl selection while Scott is one of the most underrated guards in the league. I probably overpaid for Grubbs but I had like 13M in cap at the time and figured why not because it wasnt getting used any other way. Trade acquisition Rob Sims will provide adequate depth as he is capable of starting for most teams at either LG or RG. Levi Brown and Adam Snyder are simply depth.

    Brett Keisel $2,825,000
    Torell Troup $490,000
    Alex Carrington $490,000
    Kendall Langford $4,400,000
    Cameron Heyward $465,000
    Paul Soliai $3,200,000
    Steve McClendon $745,000
    Casey Hampton $1,200,000
    Position Total: $13,625,000
    Positional Analysis: The defensive line for Pittsburgh underwent an overhaul as the GM was intent on bringing in new players, getting younger, and more talented. With Casey Hampton not exactly a spring chicken, he was cut and resigned to a cheaper rate while free agent Paul Soliai was a priority signing to man the NT position. Terrell Troup was acquired to be his backup with Hampton 3rd string. Brett Kiesel remains at one end while Kendall Langford joins his ex-Dolphin Teammate in Pittsburgh. Langford is a very solid run stuffing end while Kiesel mans the open end spot with 2nd year man Cameron Heyward breathing down his neck for the starting role. Alex Carrington had a fine rookie year in Buffalo and was brought in to challenge Langford and provide adequate depth.

    Curtis Brown $465,000
    Ike Taylor $825,000 (Restructured from 6.25M, see GIK thread)
    Andre Goodman $1,600,000
    Alfonzo Dennard $550,000
    Aaron Ross $1,100,000
    Trevin Wade $300,000
    Dwight Lowery $300,000
    Sam Shields $490,000
    Michael Griffin $7,000,000
    Troy Polamalu $6,250,000
    Position Total: $18,880,000
    Position Analysis: Getting younger and faster in the secondary was a priority in Pittsburgh. Ike Taylor restructured his deal to remain a Steeler and should hold down one starting spot while Sam Shields is a place holder until Alfonzo Dennard is ready to start. Aaron Ross and Andre Goodman will handle slot duties in front of developmental depth such as Curtis Brown and Trevin Wade. The safeties are the best in the league with free agent Michael Griffin joining Troy Polamalu. Dwight Lowery was one of the steals of free agency as he is a more then adequate free safety for most teams.

    Jerry Hughes $635,000
    Keith Brooking $300,000
    Brooks Reed $465,000
    Bradie James $300,000
    Whitney Mercilus $800,000
    Lamarr Woodley $700,000 (Contract restructured from 3.4M)
    James Farrior $600,000
    Donald Butler $490,000
    Position Total: $4,290,000
    Position Analysis: The Steelers finally tired of James Harrison's antics and so he is no longer here. Remaining is stud OLB Lamarr Woodley who always produces. Brooks Reed, Whitney Mercilus, and Jerry Hughes are all fresh faces at OLB. Reed had a strong rookie year in Houston. Hughes is a reclamation project from Indy as a converted 4-3 DE who will learn the OLB position, one we believe he is better suited for rather then 4-3 DE. Pittsburgh also believes they have a steal in Whitney Mercilus as he was the nations top pass rusher last year against solid competition. We considered Mercilus the top pass rusher in the draft. Inside, youngster Donald Butler will man one spot while vets Bradie James, Keith Brooking and James Farrior will contribute as well. Coverage could be a problem, run stuffing will not be.

    Matt Prater $300,000
    Jeremy Kapinos $300,000
    Position Total $600,000
    Position Analysis: For Punters and Kickers? Is that really necessary? Theyre above average, thats all we need to worry about.

    Total: $82,890,328
    Available Cap: $2,109,672

    Players under contract: 53

    Depth Chart

    QB: Ben Roethlisberger - Curtis Painter
    RB: Marshawn Lynch - Jahvid Best - Mike Goodson - Isaac Redman - Davin Meggett
    TE: Heath Miller - Ed Dickson - Martellus Bennett - Julius Thomas
    Split End: Wallace - Dwight Jones
    Flanker: Antonio Brown- Marvin Jones
    Slot: Titus Young - Emmanuel Sanders
    LT: Derek Sherrod
    LG: Ben Grubbs
    C: Maurkice Pouncey
    RG: Jake Scott
    RT: Marcus Gilbert

    Reserves: Rob Sims (LG/RG), Adam Snyder (G/RT), Levi Brown (OT)

    LDE: Kendall Langford - Alex Carrington
    RDE: Brett Keisel - Cameron Heyward -
    NT: Paul Soliai - Torell Troup - Casey Hampton
    ROLB: Lamarr Woodley - Jerry Hughes
    RILB: Keith Brooking - Bradie James
    LILB: Donald Butler - James Farrior
    LOLB: Whitney Mercilus - Brooks Reed
    LCB: Alfonzo Dennard - Andre Goodman
    RCB: Ike Taylor - Curtis Brown - Trevin Wade
    Slot: Sam Shields - Aaron Ross
    FS: Michael Griffin - Dwight Lowery
    SS: Troy Polamalu

    K: Matt Prater
    P: Jeremy Kapinos
    KR: Davin Meggett
    PR: Davin Meggett


    1) Denver trades:
    TE Julius Thomas $465,000

    Pittsburgh trades:
    Chris Kemoeatu $3,577,000

    2) The Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to the following trade:

    Indianapolis trades Jerry Hughes, LB, $635,000.00 to Pittsburgh for three draft selections (5.152 ,6.184, 7.216).

    3) Chargers send:
    Donald Butler 490,000
    Travis LaBoy 1,500,000

    Steelers send:
    Ryan Clark 3M

    4) Steelers agree to trade:
    RB Jon Dwyer $490,000

    Seahawks agree to trade:
    CB Walter Thurmond $490,000

    5) Seahawks trade:
    OT Russell Okung $1,480,000

    Steelers trade:
    LB Lawrence Timmons $2,625,000
    DT Ziggy Hood $600,000
    DE/OLB Travis LaBoy $1,500,000

    6)Pitt agrees to trade:
    Harrison 5.315M
    Worilds 490K
    Foote 3M

    Detroit agrees to trade:
    Titus Young 465K
    Sims 1.5M
    Best $640,500

    7) Packers send

    db Sam Shields 490,000

    to Steelers for

    rb John Clay 465,000

    Pittsburgh sends
    Round 5.151 (from Detroit)

    Tampa Bay sends
    Roy Miller $565,000

    Pittsburgh agrees to trade:
    Rashard Mendenhall $650,000

    Houston agrees to trade:
    Antonio Smith $5,500,000
    4th round pick 124 overall

    GB trades
    Derek Sherrod $675,091


    Antonio Smith 5.5M
    Chris Carter 465K


    Buffalo sends
    OLB Brooks Reed $465,000
    DL Torell Troup $490,000
    DL Alex Carrington $490,000

    Pitt sends
    LT Russell Okung $1,480,000

    12) Steelers and Panthers agree to the following deal:

    5th round pick (136th overall)
    Mike Goodson $565,000


    4th round pick 120

    13) Steelers and Bengals agree to the following deal:
    Steelers trade: 1-24
    Bengals trade: 1.31 + 3.86

    Steelers send: 3-88+5-136
    Ravens trade: Ed Dickson $490,000

    Steelers trade:
    CB: Walter Thurmond, 2-56, 4-124
    Jets trade:

    Free Agent Signings

    RT Levi Brown $1,150,000
    NT Casey Hampton $1,200,000
    ILB James Farrior $600,000
    CB Andre Goodman $1,600,000
    QB Curtis Painter $300,000
    FS Dwight Lowery $300,000
    ILB Keith Brooking $300,000
    NT Paul Soliai $3,200,000
    G/T Adam Snyder $300,000
    CB Aaron Ross $1,100,000
    RG Jake Scott $2,000,000
    RDE Kendall Langford $4,400,000
    K Matt Prater $300,000
    FS Michael Griffin $7,000,000
    RB Marshawn Lynch $5,400,000
    P Jeremy Kapinos $300,000
    TE Martellus Bennett $1,200,000
    LG Ben Grubbs $9,500,000
    ILB Bradie James $300,000
    ILB Tavares Gooden $300,000
    RB/KR/PR Davin Meggett $300,000 (UDFA)
    CB Trevin Wade $300,000 (UDFA)
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  5. schisno

    schisno Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    2012 NEW YORK JETS

    Quarterbacks ($7,700,000)

    Mark Sanchez, $3,250,000
    Alex Smith (FA) $4,100,000
    Ryan Lindley (R), San Diego State $350,000

    Analysis: Mark Sanchez struggled last year, and needs competition which is why Alex Smith was brought in. Smith brings a lot of experience as a starter and finally played well enough to take the 49ers to the NFC Conference game. He's a more than capable backup that will have the Jets not miss a beat in case of injury or benching of Sanchez.

    Ryan Lindley has good size and a nice arm that translates to the pros, but his accuracy will keep him as a project, similar to a guy I took last year just without the running ability.

    Running Backs ($8,139,800)

    Bilal Powell, $465,000
    Peyton Hillis $6,524,800
    Chris Rainey (R), Florida $450,000
    Ronnie Hillman (R), San Diego State $350,000
    Terrance Ganaway (R), Baylor $350,000

    Analysis: I wasn't a fan of Shonn Greene or the backfield. I brought in Hillis who had a down year for a sixth round pick, which should be a good gamble. Ronnie Hillman has been compared to Sproles, but I think he can turn out to be another Ray Rice, where they thought he was too small but should surprise with his speed. Ganaway is a powerback who I hope could become a feature back if the other options don't work out, for now we'll try him at fullback similar to a Reuben Droughns type.

    Chris Rainey will be lined up all over the field, and see most of his time as a return man. Bilal Powell will have to work for playing time.

    Wide Receivers ($12,580,000)

    Santonio Holmes, $7,750,000
    Santana Moss $3,150,000
    Jeremy Kerley, $465,000
    Julian Edelman (Trade) $565,000
    Junior Hemingway (R), Michigan $350,000
    Gerell Robinson (UDFA-R), Arizona State $300,000

    Analysis: Holmes is still the number one guy and Kerley will be the slot man as he really developed last year in that role. Moss will play the second receiver spot but could lose out to a bigger Junior Hemingway who should offer up something different as a possession receiver. Robinson is a big receiver who was productive in college, so I hope he can come in and challenge for some playing time and maybe become a starter in a few seasons.

    Tight Ends ($5,152,500)

    Dustin Keller, $1,052,500
    Chris Cooley (Trade) $3,800,000
    Brandon Bostick (UDFA-R), Newberry $300,000

    Analysis: Dustin Keller remains the number one option here as he was the most reliable pass catcher for the Jets last season. Cooley comes in as our H-Back who can do a little blocking and receiving, he'll see time at fullback with Terrance Ganaway as well.

    Brandon Bostick is a small school prospect who is a poor man's Aaron Hernandez which should bring us another dimension to the offense as we could always use a bigger body to split outside and catch some passes.

    Offensive Line ($15,835,700)

    D'Brickashaw Ferguson, $985,000
    Matt Slauson, $565,000
    Nick Mangold, $2,334,700
    Brandon Moore, $2,750,000
    Trent Williams (FA) $6,750,000
    Jeff Backus (FA) $451,000
    Dan Connolly (FA) $1,200,000
    Matt McCants (R), UAB $350,000
    Ben Jones (R), Georgia $450,000

    Analysis: The offensive line remain mostly intact, we've upgraded the right side with Trent Williams who offers an elite bookend as someone who can play left tackle as well, but has experience playing on the right at the college level. Jeff Backus is a tough player that has started all 172 games he's played and offers insurance if either starting tackles get hurt.

    Dan Connolly offers versatility at all three interior line positions, and showed he can plug in and start when needed as seen when Koppen went down for the Patriots. Ben Jones will be Mangold's primary backup as the Jets struggled when he was out last season. Jones will also see time at guard as well and could start if Slauson struggles. Matt McCants is a backup right tackle and a project player, he can also back up in the marching band as needed.

    Defensive Line ($9,912,500)

    Muhammad Wilkerson, $687,500
    Sione Pouha $4,000,000
    Mike Devito, $1,960,000
    Kenrick Ellis, $465,000
    Adam Carriker $1,100,000
    Brandon Thompson (R), Clemson $550,000
    Chandler Jones (R), Syracuse $450,000
    Matt Conrath (R), Virginia $350,000
    Nicolas Jean-Baptiste (R), Baylor $350,000

    Analysis: One of the strengths of the team last year, my top priority was to resign Pouha as he was one of the best run stuffing nose tackles last year. Devito and Wilkerson return to their starting roles at defensive end, and Ellis continues to develop. Adam Carriker has really started to come into his own as a defensive end for the Redskins last season, and brings in depth just in case injuries take their toll on Devito once again.

    Brandon Thompson is another big body that will be used as a run stuffer at defensive end, but will get looks at nose tackle as well. Chandler Jones will have to add some more weight and will give us more of a pure pass rusher at the end position and could see time at outside linebacker. Conrath has a long body and arms and will help try and block kicks on special teams where he has had a bit of success. Jean-Baptiste is raw talent that will sit behind Pouha and Ellis and learn.

    Linebackers ($9,740,000)

    Calvin Pace, $3,085,000
    Aaron Maybin (RFA) $955,000
    Bryan Thomas, $300,000
    Dan Connor (FA) $500,000
    Shawne Merriman (Trade) $4,000,000
    Dont'a Hightower (R), Alabama $550,000
    Tank Carder (R), TCU $350,000

    Analysis: An underachieving unit that needed some tweaks, unfortunately I had to jettison my best linebacker based on salary issues. Bryan Thomas was resigned to man the left outside linebacker position where he has been successful. We'll once again rely on a rotation of players at the rush linebacker position where Aaron Maybin showed some ability and hopefully Merriman can come back offer a little of the old Lights Out as well. Calvin Pace is the projected starter in front of Maybin and Merriman but could get moved to the opposite side as well.

    Dan Connor showed that he can be a solid starter as a pro and will take Bart Scott's position. Dont'a Hightower will have to replace David Harris but I know he'll be a solid pro with a lot of different skills to offer, definitely a leader. I like Hightower as much as I did Demeco Ryans coming out and he was the only linebacker I was looking at this draft. Tank Carder will backup both Connor and Hightower.

    Defensive Backs ($12,037,000)

    Darrelle Revis, $4,500,000
    Antonio Cromartie, $3,800,000
    Kyle Wilson, $567,000
    Eric Smith, $1,200,000
    Walter Thurmond (Trade) $490,000
    Chris Conte (Trade) $465,000
    Chris Harris (Trade) $465,000
    Harrison Smith (R), Notre Dame $550,000

    Analysis: The cornerback position is set with the same starters, Kyle Wilson will be our nickel corner. The safety position will see a makeover as Chris Harris who showed he was a hard hitting corner will start at the strong safety position where he played his senior year in college but might still see time at nickel as we feel he could take over Cromartie's starting spot down the line.

    Eric Smith struggled at free safety last year, which prompted us to bring in Chris Conte but for insurance we drafted Harrison smith who will be the projected starter for now. If Conte takes a big leap forward you could see Harrison Smith moving into the starting role at Strong Safety and Chris Harris back into the nickel corner and replacement for Cromartie in the next season or two.

    Special Teams ($1,051,000)

    LS Zak DeOssie (FA) $300,000
    K Nick Folk $300,000
    P Dustin Colquitt (FA) $451,000

    Analysis: Zak DeOssie was a team captain for the Giants and brings a steady hand to the long snapper position and lead our special teams in tackles. Nick Folk was good last year, and keeps his job. Dustin Colquitt is one of the more reliable punters but has fallen back some especially compared to his brother but is still one of the top punters.

    TOTAL SALARY: $82,148,500



    QB Mark Sanchez / Alex Smith / Ryan Lindley

    HB Peyton Hillis / Ronnie Hillman / Terrance Ganaway / Bilal Powell

    FB Terrance Ganaway / Chris Cooley

    WR Santonio Holmes / Gerell Robinson
    WR Santana Moss / Junior Hemingway
    WR Jeremy Kerley / Julian Edelman

    TE Dustin Keller / Chris Cooley / Brandon Bostick

    LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson / Jeff Backus
    LG Matt Slauson / Dan Connolly / Ben Jones
    C Nick Mangold / Ben Jones
    RG Brandon Moore / Dan Connolly
    RT Trent Williams / Jeff Backus / Matt McCants


    LE Muhammad Wilkerson / Adam Carriker / Brandon Thompson
    NT Sione Pouha / Kenrick Ellis / Brandon Thompson / Nicolas Jean-Baptiste
    RE Mike Devito / Chandler Jones / Matt Conrath

    LOLB Bryan Thomas / Aaron Maybin
    LILB Dan Connor / Tank Carder
    RILB Dont'a Hightower
    ROLB Calvin Pace / Shawn Merriman / Aaron Maybin

    LCB Darrelle Revis / Kyle Wilson* / Walter Thurmond
    SS Chris Harris / Eric Smith
    FS Harrison Smith / Chris Conte
    RCB Antonio Cromartie / Chris Harris
    *Nickel Corner


    LS Zak DeOssie
    K Nick Folk
    P Dustin Colquitt

    KR Chris Rainey / Julian Edelman
    PR Julian Edelman / Jeremy Kerley
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  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    Washington Redskins:

    Quarterback (Total Position Salary:$6,500,000)

    Starting Quarterback: Tom Brady $5,750,000

    2nd String Quarterback: Shaun Hill $300,000

    3rd String Quarterback: Seneca Wallace $450,000

    Running back (Total Position Salary:$2,115,000)

    Starting Running Back: Ryan Grant $300,000

    2nd String Running Back: Danny WoodHead $700,000

    3rd string Running Back:Evan Royster $465,000

    4th String Running Back: DuJuan Harris $300,000

    Fullback: Chad Diehl $350,000

    Wide Receiver (Total Position Salary:$10,530,000)

    Starting Right Wide Receiver: Robert Meachem $6,000,000

    Starting Left Wide Receiver: Jabar Gaffney $2,650,000

    Starting Slot Receiver: Jason Avant $950,000

    4th String Wide Receiver: Leonard Hankerson $465,000

    5th String Wide Receiver:Niles Paul $465,000

    Tight End (Total Position Salary:$4,495,000)

    Starting Tight End:Anthony Fasano $3,600,000

    2nd String Tight End: Jared Cook $595,000

    3rd String Tight End:Justin Peelle $300,000

    Offensive Line (Total Position Salary:$11,800,000)

    Starting Left Tackle: Eric Winston $5,500,000

    2nd String Left Tackle: Donald Stephenson $350,000

    Starting Left Guard: Jacob Bell $300,000

    2nd String Left Guard: Desmond Wynn $350,000

    Starting Center: Matt Birk $300,000

    2nd String Center: Mike Gibson $300,000

    Starting Right Guard:Chris Chester $550,000

    2nd String Right Guard: Shawn Lauvao $300,000

    Starting Right Tackle: Doug Free $3,500,000

    2nd String Right Tackle: Jeff Adams $350,000

    Defensive Line (Total Position Salary:$18,571,377)

    Starting Left Defensive End:Ryan Kerrigan $771,377

    2nd String Left Defensive End: Jacqua Parker $350,000

    Starting Left Defensive Tackle: Barry Cofield $2,550,000

    2nd String Left Defensive Tackle: Albert Haynesworth $1,000,000

    Starting Defensive Right Tackle: Stephen Bowen $2,900,000

    2nd String Defensive Right Tackle: Lorenzo Alexander $650,000

    Starting Defensive Right End: John Abraham $10,000,000

    2nd String Defensive Right End: Jake Bequett $350,000

    Linebacker (Total Position Salary:$12,360,000)

    Starting Strong side Linebacker: Scott Fujita $610,000

    2nd String Strong side Linebacker: Moise Fokuh $300,000

    Starting Middle Linebacker: Stephen Tulloch $9,500,000

    2nd String Middle Linebacker: Gary Brackett $550,000

    Starting Weak side Linebacker: Akeem Jordan $1,000,000

    2nd String Weak side Linebacker: Brandon Johnson $300,000

    Defensive Back (Total Position Salary:$17,380,000)

    Left Corner back: Josh Wilson $3,400,000

    Right Corner back: Dmitri Patterson $4,000,000

    Slot Corner back: Brice McCain $565,000

    Dime Corner back: Sheldon Brown $300,000

    5th Corner back: Curtis Marsh $550,000

    Starting Free Safety: Ed Reed $7,500,000

    2nd String Free Safety: DeJon Gomes $465,000

    Starting Strong Safety: Chris Hope $300,000

    2nd String Strong Safety: Jermale Hines $300,000

    Special Teams (Total Position Salary: $950,000)

    Kicker: Josh Brown $300,000
    Punter: Bryan Anger $350,000
    Long Snapper: Jon Denney $300,000

    Total Salary: $84,866,377
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  7. JMHPhin

    JMHPhin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    Green Bay Packers

    HC: Mike McCarthy
    OC: Edgar Bennett
    DC: Mike Trgovac


    DB Charles Woodson $6,500,000
    DB Charlie Peprah $1,000,000
    DB Davon House $465,000
    DB MD Jennings $465,000
    DB Morgan Burnett $490,000
    DB Nick Collins $3,450,000
    DB Tramon Williams $2,300,000
    DB Casey Hayward $350,000
    DB Brandon Hardin $350,000
    DL BJ Raji $2,150,000
    DL CJ Wilson $490,000
    DL Athaya Rubin $5,520,000
    DL Jabaal Sheard $465,000
    DL Johnny Jones $465,000
    DL Antonio Smith $5,500,000
    DL Mike Neal $490,000
    DL Kheeston Randall $350,000
    KP Mason Crosby $1,650,000
    KP Tim Masthay $490,000
    LB AJ Hawk $4,400,000
    LB Jamar Chaney $2,000,000
    LB Brad Jones $565,000
    LB Clay Matthews $800,000
    LB Ronnell Lewis $550,000
    LB Mychal Kendricks $450,000
    LB Desmond Bishop $2,826,000
    LB Chris Carter $465,000
    LB Russell Allen $300,000
    OL Brett Goode $676,000
    OL Zebrie Sanders $800,000
    OL Marshall Newhouse $490,000
    OL Josh Sitton $950,000
    OL TJ Lang $565,000
    OL Evan Dietrich-Smith $565,000
    OL Samson Satele $300,000
    OL Barry Richardson $2,000,000
    OL Tony Bergstrom $350,000
    QB Aaron Rodgers $8,000,000
    QB Scott Tolzien $300,000
    QB Russel Wilson $450,000
    RB Alex Green $465,000
    RB Knowshon Moreno $855,000
    RB John Clay $465,000
    RB James Starks $490,000
    RB John Kuhn $1,600,000
    TE Andrew Quarless $490,000
    TE Jermichael Finley $5,908,000
    TE Ryan Taylor $465,000
    WR Greg Jennings $3,885,000
    WR James Jones $2,300,000
    WR Randall Cobb $520,883
    WR Dane Sanzenbacher $750,000
    WR Josh Morgan $1,500,000


    Depth Chart:


    Aaron Rodgers
    Russel Wilson
    Scott Tolzien

    QB - One of the leagues best is Rodgers, then we get Wilson in the draft who is a qb that is extremely talented and has all the tools we are really excited to get him. Tolzien is a guy that we think provides solid insurance and has a good head on his shoulders.

    James Starks
    John Clay
    Knowshon Moreno
    Alex Green

    RB - We believe we added versatility, with both power and speed and will use all four backs depending on flow of the game

    John Kuhn

    FB - John Kuhn returns and is a s solid as they come

    Jermichael Finley
    Andrew Quarless
    Ryan Taylor

    TE - we love Finley and are excited he is back, Quarles and Taylor are 2 young TE with alot of talent

    Zebrie Sanders
    Barry Richardson

    Josh Sitton
    Tony Bergstrom

    Samson Satele
    Evan Dietrich-Smith

    TJ Lang
    Tony Bergstrom

    Marshall Newhouse
    Zebrie Sanders

    OL - we believe we added some depth and future stars to an oline that will be able to gel together. We were sad to see Wells go but cap constraints limited our ability to pay him. We believe that Satele isnt Wells but is a capable replacement in our system.

    Greg Jennings
    Josh Morgan
    James Jones
    Randall Cobb
    Dane Sanzenbacher

    WR - Well we parted with an asset in Jordy to help the team overall, but believe that Josh Morgan is a solid #2 and Randall Cobb is ready to assume a larger role in our offense. Jennings is still a stud and our #1.

    Mason Crosby

    Brett Goode


    Athaya Rubin
    CJ Wilson

    BJ Raji
    Kheeston Randall
    Johnny Jones

    Jabaal Sheard
    Antonio Smith
    Mike Neal

    DLine - we believe that we fortified our dline trememndously with aquiring Rubin and Sheard, and Antonio Smith in trade and are excited about Kheeston Randall in the draft. we believe the dline will be a strength along with our lbers.

    Clay Matthews
    Chris Carter
    Ronnell Lewis

    Jamar Chaney
    Desmond Bishop

    AJ Hawk
    Mychal Kendricks

    Brad Jones
    Ronnell Lewis
    Russell Allen

    LBers - We believe thru FA and the draft that we added talent to significaantly help AJ and Clay and now along with dline we are stout in teh front 7 and can apply pressure as well as defend the run.

    Charles Woodson
    Casey Hayward

    Morgan Burnett
    MD Jennings

    Nick Collins - Injured
    Brandon Hardin
    Charlie Peprah

    Tramon Williams
    Davon House

    DBs - Nick Collins is a Packer, while there is concern over his future, he is family and will be a Packer, we believe that Brandon Harden is a player that is an athlete and can compete if Nick isnt able to go. Charles Prepah is also here as well. Our cbs are solid and Burnett is as good as it gets.

    Tim Masthay


    Green Bay Packers send:
    Jordy Nelson
    Jairus Wynn
    Round 2 Pick 60

    Cleveland sends:
    Athaya Rubin
    Jabaal Sheard

    Packers send
    5th rd pick #156

    Denver sends
    RB Knowshon Moreno $855,000

    Eagles Send:

    Packers Send:
    TE DJ Williams $465,000

    Packers send
    db Sam Shields 490,000

    Steelers send
    rb John Clay 465,000

    Jets trade
    Second round (#47)
    Third Round (#78)

    Packers trade
    First Round (#28)

    Packers Send:
    Derek Sherrod

    Pitt sends
    Antonio Smith 5.5M
    Chris Carter 465K

    Vikings send:


    Packers send:

    GB LB DJ Smith $465,000

    Minn sends
    pick 1.28

    GB sends
    OT Bryan Baluga OT 583,500

    Tennesee sends

    GB Sends

    Draft Picks

    Zebrie Sanders, OT Fla St 1.28
    Ronnell Lewis, OLB Okla 2.47
    Mychal Kendricks, ILB California 3.78
    Russell Wilson, Qb Wisconson 3.84
    Tony Bergstrom OG, Utah 4.124
    Casey Heyward CB Vanderbilt 5.142
    Kheeston Randall DT Texas 5.153
    Brandon Hardin, FS Oregon St C6D

    Free Agent Signings:

    LB Jamar Chaney 2,000,000
    QB Scott Tolzien 300,000
    WR Dane Sanzenbacher 750,000
    OL Barry Richardson 2,000,000
    OL Samson Satele 750,000
    WR Josh Morgan 1,500,000
    OLB Russell Allen 300,000

    Overall we believe that we addressed the areas that hurt us last year w/o losing the explosiveness that made us who we are.GM JMHPhin believes this will be proven once the games are played.

    All game aside, Thanks GIK and all that contributed to running this league, taking care of a team is alot of work, fun, but alot of time. To do what you all do, you all get my vote
    Fin-Omenal and Vengeful Odin like this.
  8. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Baltimore Ravens


    HC: John Harbaugh, $5.0M
    OC: Cam Cameron, $2.5M
    DC: Jim Haslett, $2.5M


    1. DB Atari Bigby $1,000,000
    2. DB Bernard Pollard $1,250,000
    3. DB Chykie Brown $465,000
    4. DB Danny Gorrer $465,000
    5. DB Jimmy Smith $714,000
    6. DB Haruki Nakamura $500,000
    7. DB LaRon Landry $9,000,000
    8. DB Stephon Gilmore $800,000
    9. DB Chris Greenwood $350,000
    10. DL Chris Canty $6,000,000
    11. DL Pernell McPhee $465,000
    12. DL Terrence Cody $490,000
    13. DL Paul Kruger $565,000
    14. DL Hebron Fangupu $350,000
    15. DL Mike Daniels $350,000
    16. LB Michael McAdoo $465,000
    17. LB Nick Barnett $3,000,000
    18. LB Ray Lewis $4,950,000
    19. LB Terrell Suggs $4,900,000
    20. LB Brendon Ayanbadejo $500,000
    21. LB AJ Edds $300,000
    22. LB Shea McClellan $850,000
    23. LB Bruce Irvin $550,000
    24. LB Adrian Hamilton $350,000
    25. OL Marshal Yanda $4,500,000
    26. OL Michael Oher $865,000
    27. OL Winston Justice $2,000,000
    28. OL Will Montgomery $1,000,000
    29. OL Deuce Lutui $500,000
    30. OL Khalif Barnes $300,000
    31. OL Erik Cook $300,000
    32. OL Michael Brewster $350,000
    33. OL Bradley Sowell $350,000
    34. QB Joe Flacco $4,610,000
    35. QB Tyrod Taylor $465,000
    36. QB/H-Back GJ Kinne, Tulsa $350,000
    37. RB Toby Gerhart $490,000
    38. RB Ray Rice $8,156,000.00
    39. RB Lorenzo Booker $300,000
    40. RB Alfred Morris $350,000
    41. FB Owen Schmitt $300,000
    42. TE Rob Housler $2,000,000
    43. TE Dennis Pitta $490,000
    44. TE Michael Egnew $450,000
    45. WR Anquan Boldin $6,000,000
    46. WR Torrey Smith $529,000
    47. WR Sidney Rice $7,000,000
    48. WR Anthony Armstrong $1,000,000
    49. WR Kashif Moore $350,000
    50. WR Chris Owusi $1,500,000
    51. K Greg Zuerlein $350,000
    52. P Chris Kluwe $300,000
    53. LS/OL Morgan Cox $300,000

    Total Salary: $83,484,000


    Washington Redskins send WR Sidney Rice ($700,000), 4.103, and 4.110 to Baltimore Ravens for FS Ed Reed ($7,500,000)

    Buffalo Bills send LB Nick Barnett ($3,000,000) to Baltimore Ravens for 3.93

    Pittsburgh Steelers send 3.85 and 5.136 to Baltimore Ravens for Ed Dickson ($490,000)

    New York Giants send DL Chris Canty ($6,000,000) and 3.96 for DL Haloti Ngata ($2,900,000) and 6.189

    Minnesota Vikings send RB Toby Gerhart ($490,000) to Baltimore Ravens for OT Jah Reid ($465,000) and 3.96

    Buffalo Bills send 2.64, 6.185, 6.188, and 6.189 to Baltimore Ravens for 2.61

    Free Agent Signings:
    OL Erik Cook $300,000
    OL Maurice Hurt $300,000
    FB Owen Schmitt $300,000
    RB Lorenzo Booker $300,000
    TE Rob Housler $2,000,000
    OL Will Montgomery $1,000,000
    OL Deuce Lutui $500,000
    OL Khalif Barnes $300,000
    LB Brendon Ayanbadejo $500,000
    DB Haruki Nakamura $500,000
    DB Atari Bigby $1,000,000
    DB LaRon Landry $9,000,000
    RB Ray Rice $8,156,000 (Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag)
    LB AJ Edds $300,000
    WR Chris Owusu $1,500,000
    P Chris Kluwe $300,000
    Total: $26,256,000

    Draft Picks:
    1.18 - DE/OLB Shea McClellan, Boise State ($850,000)
    1.29 - CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina ($800,000)
    2.64 - DE/OLB Bruce Irvin, West Virginia ($550,000)
    3.88 - TE Michael Egnew, Missouri ($450,000)
    4.103 - DT/NT Hebron Fangupu, Brigham Young ($350,000)
    4.110 - C Michael Brewster, Ohio State ($350,000)
    5.136 - DT/DE Mike Daniels, Iowa ($350,000)
    5.157 - OLB Adrian Hamilton, Prairie View A&M ($350,000)
    5.C5B - CB Chris Greenwood, Albion ($350,000)
    6.185 - K Greg Zuerlein, Missouri Western State ($350,000)
    6.188 - RB/FB Alfred Morris, Florida Atlantic ($350,000)
    6.189 - OT Bradley Sowell, Ole Miss ($350,000)
    7.221 - QB/H-Back GJ Kinne, Tulsa ($350,000)
    7.C7N - WR/KR/PR Kashif Moore, Connecticut ($350,000)

    Total Salary: 6,150,000

    Depth Chart:

    Offense (Spread)

    Joe Flacco
    Tyrod Taylor
    GJ Kinne (Wildcat)

    Owen Schmitt
    GJ Kinne (H-Back)

    Running Back:
    Ray Rice
    Toby Gerhart
    Lorenzo Booker/Alfred Morris

    Wide Receiver:
    Anquan Boldin
    Sidney Rice
    Torrey Smith (Starting Slot)
    Anthony Armstrong
    Kashif Moore
    Chris Owusu

    Tight End:
    Dennis Pitta/Rob Housler/Michael Egnew (All of them will be rotated heavily)
    GJ Kinne (H-Back)

    Left Tackle:
    Michael Oher
    Bradley Sowell

    Left Guard:
    Marshall Yanda
    Erik Cook

    Will Montgomery
    Michael Brewster

    Right Guard:
    Deuce Lutui
    Khalif Barnes (Can also play Right Tackle)

    Right Tackle:
    Winston Justice

    Defense (3-4)

    Left Defensive End:
    Chris Canty
    Mike Daniels

    Nose Tackle:
    Terrence Cody
    Hebron Fangupu

    Right Defensive End:
    Pernell McPhee
    Paul Kruger

    Left Outside Linebacker:
    Shea McClellan
    Bruce Irvin

    Left Inside Linebacker:
    Ray Lewis
    Brendon Ayanbadejo/AJ Edds

    Right Inside Linebacker:
    Nick Barnett
    Michael McAdoo

    Right Outside Linebacker:
    Terrell Suggs
    Adrian Hamilton

    Jimmy Smith
    Stephon Gilmore
    Danny Gorrer
    Chykie Brown
    Chris Greenwood

    Free Safety:
    LaRon Landry
    Haruki Nakamura

    Strong Safety:
    Bernard Pollard
    Atary Bigby

    Special Teams

    Greg Zuerlein

    Chris Kluwe

    Long Snapper:
    Morgan Cox

    Kick Returner:
    Kashif Moore
    Lorenzo Booker

    Punt Returner:
    Chris Owusu
    Lorenzo Booker
  9. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Tennessee Titans

    Started as GM midway thru the season after free agency had already cooled off. So, the only thing you can really grade me on is the draft although I like a couple of the trades I made (all pro Chris Snee and Perry Riley... Riley is a player!). Starters are in blue.


    Jake Locker $986,000
    Matt Hasselbeck $5,500,000
    Kirk Cousins $450,000

    Running Backs

    Chris Johnson $8,000,000
    Javon Ringer $565,000
    Jamie Harper $465,000
    Quinn Johnson $565,000

    Tight Ends

    Joel Dreesen $4,900,000
    Craig Stevens $3,000,000
    Deangelo Peterson $450,000
    Kris Wilson $300,000

    Wide Receivers

    Rueben Randle $800,000
    Nate Washington $3,400,000

    Damian Williams $490,000
    Marc Mariani $490,000
    David Anderson $300,000
    Jerricho Cotchery $300,000

    Offensive Line

    Michael Roos $5,500,000
    Leroy Harris $785,000
    Eugene Amano $3,180,000
    Chris Snee $5,200,000
    David Stewart $5,000,000

    Byron Stingily $465,000
    Jake Ingram $435,000
    Artis Hicks $300,000
    Fernando Velasco $300,000

    Defensive Line

    Derrick Morgan $725,000
    Sen Derrick Marks $565,000
    Jurrell Casey $465,000
    Michael Johnson $565,000

    Cam Johnson $450,000
    Karl Klug $465,000
    Shaun Smith $2,465,000
    Braylon Broughton $350,000
    Brett Roy $300,000
    Jack Crawford $300,000


    Akeem Ayers $465,000
    Colin McCarthy $465,000
    Perry Riley $490,000

    Will Witherspoon $3,500,000
    Gerald McRath $565,000
    Sean Spence $350,000

    Defensive Backs

    Jason McCourty $565,000
    Dre Kirkpatrick $850,000

    Yeremiah Bell $5,000,000
    Mark Barron $800,000

    Alterraun Verner $490,000
    Ryan Mouton $565,000
    Pacman Jones $300,000
    Jarrett Bush $1,000,000
    Paul Oliver $300,000


    Brett Kern $706,000
    Rob Bironas $2,850,000

    Total Salary


    Titans trade TE Jared Cook $565,000 to Washington for 3.82 and LB Perry Riley $490,000

    Titans trade WR Kenny Britt and 5.148 to Tampa Bay for 1.27 and 2.55

    Titans trade 4.116 and 6.120 to San Fran for G Chris Snee $5.2m

    Titans trade 2.52 and 3.82 to NY Jets for 1.32

    Titans trade 2.55, 7.212 and DB Robert Johnson (465k) to Cincinnati for 3.71 and DE Michael Johnson (565k)

    Titans trade 3.84 to Green Bay for 3.92 and 5.146


    LB Lawrence Wilson $435,000*
    LB Kevin Malast $465,000*
    OL Ryan Durand $435,000*
    TE Daniel Graham $2,890,000*
    TE Cameron Graham $435,000*
    WR James Kirkendoll $435,000*
    WR OJ Murdock $465,000*
    WR Michael Preston $435,000*
    WR Darius Reynaud $435,000*
    WR Herb Donaldson $435,000*
    WR Will Taufoou $435,000*
    QB Rusty Smith $490,000
    WR Legedu Naanee $300,000
    WRCody Pearcy $300,000
    OL Kevin Matthews $490,000
    OL Duke Robinson $435,000
    OL Troy Kropog $480,000
    DE Kenyunta Dawson $435,000
    DE Pannel Egboh $435,000
    DT Zach Clayton $465,000
    CB Tommie Campbell $465,000
    CB Terrence Wheatley $435,000
    S Al Afalava $435,000

    S Paul Oliver $300,000
    CB Pacman Jones $300,000
    WR Legedu Naanee $300,000
    WR David Anderson $300,000
    WR Jerricho Cotchery $300,000
    G/T Artis Hicks $300,000
    C/G Fernando Velasco $300,000
    CB/S Jarrett Bush $1,000,000
    S Yeremiah Bell $5,000,000
    TE Joel Dreesen $4,900,000

    UDFA's signed and retained:
    DL Brett Roy $300,000
    DL Jack Crawford $300,000

    Draft Picks

    1.20 CB Dre Kirkpatrick
    1.27 WR Rueben Randle
    1.32 S Mark Barron
    3.71 DE Cam Johnson
    3.92 QB Kirk Cousins
    C3C TE Deangolo Peterson
    5.146 LB Sean Spence
    C7B DE Braylon Broughton
  10. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

    Mar 25, 2008
    Thee...Ohio State University
    Saint Louis Rams

    HC Tony Sparano- Before I hired Tony I made it very clear that his role as a HC will be strictly a scheduling and a motivating one, he will have zero authority as far as playcalling on either side of the ball. He has 2 specialists at their craft beneath him so his input is not needed, he just gets to hold the red challenge flag.

    OC Josh McDaniels- Josh can run an offense pretty damn well, Bill welcomed him back with open arms for a reason.

    DC Keith Butler- I'm a huge fan of the 3-4 and an even huger fan of coaches who specialize in it. Butler has run the type of 3-4 that I like and that is effective so I was excited to make him a Ram.

    2011 Rams
    Offense: 31st ranked in the NFL and 32nd ranked in the league with 12.1 points per game!
    Defense: 26th ranked in the NFL and 25th ranked in the league allowing 25.4 points per game.

    2012 Offseason plan

    This is a team that was flat out pathetic last season. 0-6 in the division and finding the endzone was a rarity. But when I took over this team I didnt feel like it needed a complete overhaul just some leadership and depth since the Rams were bitten hard by the injury bug. The offensive line had some pretty expensive guys that played flat out horrible, lost their best WR and Bradford's fav target in Amendola the very first game, and had 14, yes 14 different starting DB's last season. So to me it was about adding talented guys to the team and depth because the 2011 Rams didnt have much of either.


    1st rd #10 DT Dontari Poe
    2nd rd #52 TE Ladarius Green
    5th rd #129 CB Shuan Prater
    6th rd #161 WR DeVeir Posey
    6th rd #173 OT Matt Reynolds
    6th rd #184 Marcus Dowtin, LB, North Alabama
    7th rd #213 Phillip Thomas, S, Syracuse

    2012 Free Agents
    DE Ty Warren 350K
    RB Brandon Saine 400K
    DL Ryan Pickett 400K
    OT Sam Young 300K
    C Chris Meyers 6M
    QB Brady Quinn 350K
    CB Terrance Newman 1M
    LB Will Herring 300k
    LB Leroy Hill 5.5M
    DB Akwasi Ansu-Owusu 300K
    WR Ted Ginn 1.75M
    QB Drew Stanton 300K
    TE Donte Rosario 300K
    OL Trai Essex 300K
    LB Clark Haggans 300K
    LB EJ Henderson 5.5M
    K Nate Keading 500K
    P Dave Zastudil 300K

    2012 Trades

    Rams send Rd 3 #96, Eagles send LB Brian Rolle, DE Brandon Graham
    Rams send Chris Long, #33 to Bills for #10, #104
    Rams send #2 Overall, SD sends #27, #31, #48, Antwan Barnes, Eric Weddle
    Rams send #31, Bengals send Kyle Cook, #55, #139
    Rams send #55, #105, #194 Bengals send Leon Hall, #122, #213
    Rams send #27, #97, #122, Antwan Barnes, Falcons Send Justin Blalock, Will Svatek, Jacquizz Rodgers, Peria Jerry

    2012 RAMS Depth Chart(pre training camp)


    QB- Sam Bradford, Kirk Cousins, Brady Quinn

    RB- Steven Jackson, Brandon Saine, Jacquizz Rodgers

    TE- Lance Kendricks, Ladaruis Green, Donte Rosario

    WR-Brandon Lloyd, Devier Posey
    WR- Brandon Gibson, Ted Ginn
    SLOT- Danny Amendola, Greg Salas

    LT- Will Svatek, Roger Saffold, Sam Young
    LG- Justin Blalock, Harvey Dahl, Tim Barnes
    C- Chris Meyers, Trai Essex,
    RG- Kyle Cook, Trai Essex
    RT- Harvey Dahl, Matt Reynolds, Sam Young

    Defense Base 3-4

    RDE- Peria Jerry, Justin Bannan, Cornell Banks
    NT- Dontari Poe, Justin Bannan
    LDE- Ryan Pickett, Ty Warren, Darrel Scott

    SOLB- LeRoy Hill, Brandon Graham, Brian Rolle
    SILB- EJ Henderson, Clark Haggans, Marcus Dotwin
    WILB- James Laurinaitis, Clark Haggans, Will Herring
    WOLB- Robert Quinn, Brandon Graham, Brian Rolle

    CB- Ron Bartell, Terrance Newman, Shuan Prater
    CB- Leon Hall, Terrance Newman, Brian Jackson
    'Nicke' CB Bradley Fletcher, Terrance Newman

    FS Eric Weddle, Philip Thomas
    SS Quinton Mikell, Akwasi Ansuh-Owusu


    K- Nate Keading
    P- Dave Zastudil

    2012 Key training camp battles

    Brandon Gibson vs Ted Ginn #2 WR
    Peria Jerry vs. Ty Warren vs. Justin Bannan for DE
    Leroy Hill vs. Brandon Graham for SOLB
    E.J Henderson vs Clark Haggans for SILB
    Bradley Fletcher vs Terrance Newman for Nickle CB


    Offensive Philosophy

    Balance. To me unless you have Brees, Brady or Rodgers you have to have a balanced offense. Bradford is a franchise QB and while many think he will be a top 5-6 QB sooner than later as of now he needs some help. Steven Jackson provides a dangerous threat at RB and it has always been my opinion that you need players who all compliment each other well. I have always aimed to acquire a slot WR who can work the zones and beat a LB with sharp cuts and plays smart, you need a WR who can stretch the defense...you dont want the S to be able to cheat in you want him to worry about helping the CB, and you need a WR who can get open on just about every route in your arsenal and that is your #1. Versatile TE's has also been something I have looked for every year I have been a GM, the position is changing...a TE can be a matchup nightmare for the opposition. The top 3 offenses last year? Here is a quick list of their TE's: Finley, Hernandez, Gronkowski, Graham, it's no accident. We plan on running a single back set with option's for Bradford to split his TE out or stay inside depending on what he see's at the LOS. But for all these WANTS out of an offense you simply have to have protection. If your QB only gets about 2.5 seconds per dropback I dont care if your Tom Brady, your offense will not be effective. And if every time you get a handoff you have to make the 1st guy miss to gain a yard? i dont care if your Steven Jackson, you wont have much success. A solid OL is the oil that allows your engine to run I perfer a Zone blocking scheme so I need smart OL who work hard on every play. With that being said....here is your new and improved Rams offense.


    Sam Bradford- There is little doubt that most believe Bradford will be a very good QB but his offensive line truely put a dent in his progress. After a promising rookie year Bradford was sacked 34 times in just 9.5 games! That my friends is a bad situation, with an improved OL, more weapons, and his fav WR back in the lineup Sam is ready to show why the Rams were able to be sellers with the #2 overall pick and pass on a talent like RGIII.


    Steven Jackson- I will be honest with you, I didnt give this man enough credit initially. On the surface I assumed he was a beat up aging back with a high cap # and someone who was likely to be replaced. Then I looked deeper....and came away impressed. With no passing game and a fore mentioned HORRIBLE OL, Steven Jackson still managed an 1,100 yard season and averaged 4.4 YPC. With those surroundings? Mr Jackson? At 28 years old, your staying on my football team. Also Jackson has missed 2 starts in 3 years, so the durability question has been answered.


    Lance Kendricks- Lance was a rookie last season for the Rams and also fell victim to the poor OL play, forced to stay in and block more than a rookie should have to, Kendricks still showed flashes of what he can do when given the chance.

    Ladaruis Green- With the revamped OL we will have the option of using our TE as another WR on passing plays, Green made a number of big plays in college and many people have compared him to Jermichael Finley. Getting both TE's on the field at the same time in certain formations will be dangerous for the opposition.


    Brandon Lloyd- Traded to the Rams in the middle of the year Brandon was the lone bright spot in the passing game. In his career 27 starts (less than 2 seasons) here are Lloyd's carren numbers under McDaniels.... 128 catches, 2,131 yards, 16 TD's, I think it's safe to say that Josh and Brandon are a pretty good marriage.

    Brandon Gibson/Ted Ginn- Whoever wins this job will be my WR that can keep your S honest, I give a slight edge to Gibson who has connected with Bradford on some impressive plays the past 2 seasons, and Ginn when called upon can beat any CB deep (Hi Revis) but the only QB he has ever had with the arm to get him deep was too afraid to make a mistake. I'll be confident in either guy's ability to get loose.

    Danny Amendola- Coming off a season where Danny had 2,000+ all purpose yardage and 85 receptions, Amendola broke his forearm in the 1st game of the season. Bradfords most reliable target was gone that fast. But when your an undrafted 5'10 185 lb guy with little speed and you still become as good of a player that Danny is? An injury to your forearm certainly wont hold you down for too long. Every Rams fan should be very happy to see this kid return in the slot.


    LT Will Svatek- When Sam Baker went down in stepped the 29 year old Svatek, and all he did was grade out as one of the best LT's in football the rest of the season. When Baker was healthy it didnt matter, the Falcons found the ideal LT they had been looking for. I was very happy to acquire Will as he was perfect for what I wanted to do, and any doubt to his ability? Go ask Jared Allen and his 22 sacks and how he was shut out by big Will.

    LG Justin Blalock- Another Falcon who made his way to the Rams, here is what Gil Brandt had to say when he felt Justin was snubbed from the Pro Bowl "it's hard to find a better, more consistent player at his position. Blalock, who has started 76 career games, plays hard on every down and never makes mistakes."

    C-Chris Meyers- I knew the minute I looked at the roster Jason Brown and his overpaid behind was a goner, on to Chris Meyers who finally got his due and was selected to the Pro Bowl this past season. The 30 year old Meyers just does NOT give up sacks and anchored one of the best OL's in football last season. To further indicate his importance the Houston Texans against it vs the cap watched Mario Williams, Eric Winston walk and was forced to trade Dameco Ryans...yet resigned FA Chris Meyers to a 26 Million dollar deal with 14 of it guaranteed.

    RG Kyle Cook- Yet another solid blue collar OL, Cook has been a very good C for the Bengals the past 4 seasons but will be moved to RG where we fully expect him to flourish. Holding up well, when facing the Ravens and Steelers 4 times a season. We have little doubt Kyle cant play at a pro bowl level at RG.

    RT Harvey Dahl- When the incumbent Jason Smith was injured last season for the Rams, Dahl took over at RT and played his *** off. The only retained starter from last season Dahl was by himself as a good football player upfront, grading out as one of the best OL in all of football. I have a feeling Steven Jackson is off somewhere fist pumping at his brand new OL and not one of these guys is over 30.


    As with my other defenses in GML history I want to attack, attack, attack. I will run an aggressive 3-4 and ALL of my LB's are threats to blitz at anytime. I want to put pressure on offenses 80% of the time so the other 20% you rush into mistakes because you expect it. Ive said before that IMO an average CB can look really good when his front 7 brings the heat. I will also run a 3-3-5 on alot of 3rd downs. I really like the depth I have ecspecially on the front 7 these guys will be kept pretty fresh.

    LDE Ryan Pickett
    Oft Injured in 2011 Pickett played well for the Packers SB team and transitioned from DT to DE fairly well. Ryan was franchised that same year and Im proud to say I got him for 400K.

    DT Dontari Poe
    Poe is a physical freak who on the surface may appear to some as your typical "workout warrior" but many scouts feel he is much more than that, praised for his humbleness and work ethic Poe will no doubt be penetrating the pocket for the Rams this season.

    RDE Peria Jerry
    Jerry must hold off veteran Ty Warren but what he brings to St Louis is a healthy knee, wich hasnt been the case any other year in his short career. Jerry has the potential to be a great 3-4 DE for me because he can penetrate and eat up blockers freeing up my LB's.

    SOLB LeRoy Hill
    Leroy is a 3 down LB who is very very good against the run and managed 4 sacks depite playing more in coverage than in rush. Hill can stunt outside or come flying through your B gaps, love his versatility.

    SILB E.J Henderson
    Will he be able to hold off the consistent Clark Haggans in TC? We will see, Henderson is strong in coverage as well as against the run.

    WILB James Lauranitis
    The Rams best defensive player a year ago, JL is a sideline to sideline LB who goes out and makes plays on a consistent basis, we expect a pro bowl birth for him this year.

    WOLB Robert Quinn
    Robert played well as a rookie in the 4-3 DE, was a disrupting force for QB's. Quinn who is only 21 years old has the speed and power to be a 12 sack OLB for us.

    CB Ron Bartell
    Bartell was the 1st of the starting Rams CB's to go down with a season ending injury, While he didnt catch alot of INT's Bartell did a very good job shadowing the oppositions #1 WR the past 3 seasons. We are confident he can continue to do that.

    CB Leon Hall
    Now this kid on the other hand makes big plays, he will gamble so it becomes a risk/reward but when you factor in his ability to play against the run he is a solid starter for our team.

    Nickle Bradley Fletcher/ Terrance Newman
    Fletcher vs Newman should be interesting, Fletcher is a solid consistent football player who you basically know what your getting...Newman has the talent and a new team and a demotion may humble him enough to return to his old self.

    SS Quinton Mikell
    Mikell showed why he got paid what he did in FA, he is a very good tackler and forced 5 fumbles last season...he struggled against the pass but I will attribute alot of that to the revolving door of CB's the Rams had last season. One can only imagine the blown coverages and miscommunications in that unit.

    FS Eric Weddle
    The 27 year old is starting to warrant talks as maybe the best young player at his position, teams continue to look at Eric Weddle and not be afraid, but the Pro Bowler just keeps making plays. In todays NFL your last line of defense is very important, so picking up Weddle was huge for this team.

    I felt like I maximized my value when taking over the worst team in football who wasnt getting Andrew Luck, the team could still use a top 5 WR but Andre Johnson's dont grow on trees. Im most proud of my OL, a unit that allowed an NFL worst 55 sacks was in dire need of a makeover.....Im confident my new unit wont sniff that number and Steven Jackson will have a chance to have his best year yet. I also really like my depth on defense, 6 of my 8 LB's were starters in 2011 and the secondary now has stability and a few playmakers as compared to the years before. Is this the BEST team in the GML? No. But will this unit be 2-14 with 12 points scored per game and 25 allowed next year?? Not even close.

    Thanks for another fun year.
  11. DevilFin13

    DevilFin13 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    San Diego Chargers


    Rex Ryan, HC
    Clyde Christensen, OC
    Dom Capers, DC

    Something just wasn't right with Norv Turner. He is a solid coach and the team had good talent. But he just wasn't quite getting everything he could from the team. So I decided to go with a guy seemingly much different than Turner. I also wanted to bring in Rex Ryan to help out a struggling defense, who along with Dom Capers should bring stability and aggressiveness to the team. Initially, the plan was to let Clyde Christensen and Philip Rivers have a lot of freedom to do what they felt comfortable with. But as I'll explain, we changed the plan. Regardless, Clyde has a lot of experience working with QBs and we are confident he will help keep the offense on track after some changes.

    Depth Chart


    Robert Griffin III $950,000
    Ryan Mallet $508,992
    Billy Volek $400,000

    Obviously the big change here is Philip Rivers. We love Philip. He is one of the best QBs in the game. But he carried a high price tag. And we felt that he would limit our ability to improve the rest of the roster. And given the evidence of the last few seasons, Philip playing great wasn't enough to make this team a contender. So we traded him for some draft picks and Ryan Mallet. While we really like Mallet, we couldn't overlook the opportunity to get a world class athlete and highly productive college QB in Robert Griffin. One thing we are particularly looking forward to with Griffin that we didn't have with Rivers is his mobility. The ability to save or create plays when protection breaks down is a valuable skill that, along with his other attributes, will make Griffin dangerous even as a rookie. And we kept the veteran Billy Volek around in order to help mentor our two young QBs who will compete for the job.

    Ryan Matthews $712,750
    Kevin Smith $400,000
    Patrick DiMarco $465,000

    The youth, talent, production, and low cost of Ryan Matthews let us not need to give the RB position a second thought. We plan on having a Patriots or Packers-style offense in which we only run the ball to break up the routine of throwing the ball a ton. Thus we just wanted to get a decent backup to compliment Matthews

    Chad Clifton $1,500,000
    Kareem McKenzie $500,000

    Eric Steinbach $1,500,000
    Steve Schilling $465,000

    Jason Brown $3,500,000
    Andre Gurode $400,000

    Louis Vasquez $565,000
    Tyronne Green $565,000

    Jeromey Clary $2,640,000
    Marc Columbo $300,000

    Because of injuries, retirement, and ridiculous price tags, we felt the need to be aggressive when addressing the offensive line in free agency. Given the youthful nature of our QB position we wanted to bring in some veterans who would be able to help with, if not take over, blitz pickups and all various line calls. Jason Brown and Andre Gurode should do a good job of doing that and of replacing Nick Hardwick.

    Vincent Jackson $9,521,000
    Darrius Heyward-Bey $1,605,000
    Vincent Brown $465,000
    Patrick Crayton $300,000
    Richard Goodman $435,000
    Jeremy Ebert $350,000

    Antonio Gates $4,000,000
    Jeff King $400,000

    The receiving unit was one of the strengths of the team going into the offseason. Thus we wanted to largely keep it in tact. That meant tagging Vincent Jackson early on. While Malcolm Floyd was very good, we decided to go younger and cheaper with the trade for Darrius Heyward-Bey who is coming off a solid season and gives us the speed to keep our aggressive, downfield passing offense going. With Bey and Jackson occupying the vertical lengths of the field, that should give the great Antonio Gates a lot of opportunities to continue being highly productive.


    Base 3-4

    Louis Castillo $3,900,000
    Tommie Harris $400,000

    Antonio Garay $2,500,000
    Cam Thomas $4,90,000

    Tommy Kelly $6,000,000
    Jacques Cesaire $825,000
    Billy Winn $350,000

    Since the team had run a 3-4 the previous year we wanted to maintain some stability by making that our base defense. But given the way free agency worked out and the versatility of some players that were acquired, we felt like we should run a defense similar to the one the Miami Dolphins ran in 2011, one in which on obvious passing situations we switch to more of a 4-3 and let our DTs rush the passer. But sticking with the 3-4 for now, we made Antonio Garay a priority as the anchor of the defense. And we acquired Tommy Kelly in a trade in order to bolster the line.

    Mark Anderson $7,500,000
    Larry English $1,007,500

    Takeo Spikes $2,346,000
    Bront Bird $465,000
    Darryl Gamble $465,000

    Na'il Diggs $300,000
    Keenan Robinson $450,000
    Nate Triplett $465,000

    Shaun Phillips $4,400,000
    Vinny Curry $550,000

    We felt that the rushing the passer was one of the biggest weakness coming into the offseason. So we signed Mark Anderson to provide that pass rush and drafted Vinny Curry to learn behind Shaun Phillips.

    Antoine Cason $840,000
    Quentin Jammer $4,000,000
    William Gay (Nickel) $300,000
    Dante Hughes (Dime) $1,000,000
    Marcus Gilchrist $465,000

    Ryan Clark $3,000,000
    Nick Polk $390,000

    Deon Grant $300,000
    Chris Crocker $300,000

    I think we added good depth in the secondary. And with an improved pass rush we think this unit will be solid at worst.

    For our 4-3 formation, it's basically just moving Garay out and sliding Castillo and Kelly inside and then putting Anderson and Phillips on the ends of the line. And at LB, we will have Diggs and Robinson outside and Spikes inside, with Robinson coming out for Nickle situations and Diggs coming out for Dime situations.

    Nick Novak $700,000

    Mike Scifres $650,000

    Kick/Punt Returns
    Patrick Crayton

    Team Salary $77,106,242

    Cap Space $7,893,758


    This was a weird team the last few years. Until last year, they did everything well but just had some bad luck. And last year the defense fell off. So I didn't think I could sit back and just try to sign a few cheap guys to patch up the holes on defense. And with Rivers' salary and the need to resign Vincent Jackson I didn't think I could improve the defense enough. In the end, I gave up Rivers and Eric Weddle in order to get Griffin, Mallet and the opportunity to sign some good free agents. Offensively, aside from QB, I think we are slightly improved. Defensively, I think we are definitely improved, both with talent and coaching. Honestly, in the end, we will probably be a bit worse than we were last year just because of the Rivers/Griffin swap. But financially and overall talent wise, I think we are in better shape medium and long term.
  12. UCFinfan86

    UCFinfan86 Season Ticket Holder

    Mar 23, 2008
    New York Giants

    Despite winning the Super Bowl last year the Giants were 9-7 and had some key free agents. We improved the overall team depth and brought in number of playmakers on defense (Ngata, Posluzny, Spencer, Rogers). The 2012 Giants are primed for a repeat and have numerous amount of young players that this team is setup well for the future as well as this season.

    QB Eli Manning $1,750,000
    QB Bruce Gradkowski $300,000
    QB Brian Hoyer $300,000

    Eli is an elite QB and Gradkowski is one of the best backup QBs in the league. Hoyer has showed some promise in NE and will be groomed behind another great QB.

    RB Ahmad Bradshaw $3,000,000
    RB David Wilson $550,000
    RB Anthony Dixon $550,000
    RB Jackie Battle $300,000
    RB Henry Hynoski $465,000

    Bradshaw and Wilson will split carries. Dixon and Battle are both bigger backs who can help in short yardage

    WR Hakeem Nicks $750,000
    WR Victor Cruz $490,000
    WR Lee Evans $550,000
    WR T.Y. Hilton $350,000
    WR Ramses Barden $565,000
    WR Jerrel Jernigan $465,000

    This is a very young WR corp that will be carried by the best WR duo in the NFL. Hilton, Jernigan and Barden are all young receivers with plenty of potential. Evans provides a veteran presence and is still capable of contributing

    TE Dwayne Allen 550,000
    TE Evan Moore $1,200,000
    TE Evan Rodriguez 350,000

    Allen and Rodriguez are both rookies who will have the opportunity to produce early. Evan Moore is a solid veteran who had his best season last year for Cleveland

    OL David Diehl $3,825,000
    OL Joe Staley $1,300,000
    OL Kevin Boothe $1,500,000
    OL Will Beatty $565,000
    OL David Baas $3,000,000
    OL Adam Goldberg $300,000
    OL Max Starks 300,000
    OL Jeff Allen $350,000
    OL Nate Livings 300,000

    This is a good group that has a good mix of veterans and young players. We improved the depth of the line.

    DL Haloti Ngata $2,900,000
    DL Justin Tuck $3,200,000
    DL Jason Pierre-Paul $825,000
    DL Marvin Austin $546,627
    DL Linval Joseph $490,000
    DL Aaron Kampman 600,000
    DL Amobi Okoye $1,500,000
    DL Jared Crick 450,000

    This is a scary group and has to be the most talented group of any position on any team. JPP/Tuck/Ngata will start on the line with a healthy dose of young players with a lot of promise sprinkled in (Crick, Austin, Joseph, Okoye). This group has a lot of versatility with every player being able to play multiple positions on the line and will give us a variety of looks we can show.

    LB Sean Weatherspoon $726,250
    LB Michael Boley $4,000,000
    LB Mark Herzlich $465,000
    LB Greg Jones $465,000
    LB Jacquian Williams $465,000
    LB Paul Posluszny $5,040,000
    LB Anthony Spencer 8,500,000

    This was the weakest position on the team last year and we believe we made it a strength. This unit goes 2 deep at every position.

    DB Carlos Rogers 8,500,000
    DB Corey Webster $6,500,000
    DB Prince Amukamara $746,859
    DB William Moore $565,000
    DB Antrel Rolle $6,750,000
    DB Tyler Sash $465,000
    DB Bryant McFadden 400,000
    DB Abram Elam 300,000
    DB Yeremiah Bell 5,100,000
    DB Jacob Lacey 500,000

    We have 3 high quality starters in Amukamara, Webster, and Rogers. This unit lost a couple of key pieces but this unit now has alot of depth.

    K Shaun Suisham $300,000
    P Matt Turk $300,000

    QB- Eli Manning/Bruce Gradkowski/Brian Hoyer
    RB- Ahmad Bradshaw/David Wilson/Anthony Dixon/Jackie Battle
    FB- Henry Hynoski
    WR-Hakeem Nicks/TY Hilton/Ramses Barden
    WR-Victor Cruz/Lee Evans/Jerrel Jernigan
    TE-Dwayne Allen/Evan Moore/Evan Rodriguez
    LT-William Beatty/Jeff Allen
    LG-Kevin Boothe/Nate Livings
    C- David Baas/Kevin Boothe
    RG-David Diehl/Max Starks
    RT-Joe Staley/Adam Goldberg

    DE- Jason Paul Pierrce/Aaron Kampman
    DE- Justin Tuck/Jared Crick/Anthony Spencer
    DT- Haloti Ngata/Marvin Austin
    DT- Linvall Jospeh/Amobi Okoye
    OLB-Anthony Spencer/Jacquain Williams
    MLB-Paul Posluzny/Greg Jones/Mark Herzlich
    OLB-Sean Weatherspoon/Michael Boley
    CB-Carlos Rogers/Bryant McFadden
    CB-Corey Webster/Prince Amukamara/Jacob Lacey
    FS-Antrel Rolle/Tyler Sash
    SS-William Moore/Yeremiah Bell/Abram Elam
    KR-Jerrel Jernigan
    PR-TY Hilton
    K-Shaun Suisham
    P-Matt Turk
  13. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

    Mar 22, 2008

    HC: Mike Pettine
    OC: Dirk Koetter
    DC: Rob Ryan


    [table][tr][td]DB[/td][td]Leonard Johnson[/td][td] $350,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Reggie Nelson[/td][td] $6,500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Nate Clements[/td][td] $1,500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Jerraud Powers[/td][td] $565,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Usama Young[/td][td] $500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Mike Jenkins[/td][td] $1,052,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Craig Steltz[/td][td] $1,300,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Joe Lefeged[/td][td] $800,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Mario Butler[/td][td] $435,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DB[/td][td]Barry Church[/td][td] $490,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]Andre Carter[/td][td] $500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]Dwan Edwards[/td][td] $500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]Jay Ratliff[/td][td] $4,875,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]Jayme Mitchell[/td][td] $300,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]Jason Hatcher[/td][td] $1,500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]Kenyon Coleman[/td][td] $1,900,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]D'Antdony Smitd[/td][td] $490,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]DL[/td][td]Sean Lissemore[/td][td] $490,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]KP[/td][td]Dan Bailey[/td][td] $465,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]KP[/td][td]Kai Forbatd[/td][td] $465,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]Jameel McClain[/td][td] $2,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]Jarret Johnson[/td][td] $5,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]DeMarcus Ware[/td][td] $4,500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]Sean Lee[/td][td] $490,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]Chris Kelsay[/td][td] $1,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]Victor Butler[/td][td] $565,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]Alex Albright[/td][td] $465,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]LB[/td][td]Baraka Atkins[/td][td] $435,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Tyron Smitd[/td][td] $943,004 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Kyle Kosier[/td][td] $1,250,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Phil Costa[/td][td] $490,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Edwin Williams[/td][td] $700,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Joe Berger[/td][td] $1,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Paul McQuistan[/td][td] $600,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Bill Nagy[/td][td] $465,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]David Arkin[/td][td] $465,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]Kevin Kowlaski[/td][td] $465,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]OL[/td][td]LP Ladouceur[/td][td] $790,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]QB[/td][td]Tony Romo[/td][td] $825,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]QB[/td][td]Stephen McGee[/td][td] $565,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]QB[/td][td]Ryan Tannehill[/td][td] $850,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]RB[/td][td]DeMarco Murray[/td][td] $510,281 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]RB[/td][td]BenJarvus Green-Ellis[/td][td] $3,800,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]RB[/td][td]Lamar Miller[/td][td] $550,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]TE[/td][td]Jason Witten[/td][td] $3,641,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]TE[/td][td]Greg Smitd[/td][td] $300,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]TE[/td][td]Scott Chandler[/td][td] $4,400,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]TE[/td][td]John Phillips[/td][td] $565,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]WR[/td][td]Dez Bryant[/td][td] $1,335,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]WR[/td][td]Miles Austin[/td][td] $1,150,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]WR[/td][td]Eddie Royal[/td][td] $2,700,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]WR[/td][td]Brian Quick[/td][td] $450,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]WR[/td][td]Rishard Mattdews[/td][td] $350,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td][/td][td]Total[/td][td] $68,591,285 [/td][/tr][/table]

    [td]Jayme Mitchell[/td][td] $300,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Greg Smith[/td][td] $300,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Andre Carter[/td][td] $500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Dwan Edwards[/td][td] $500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Usama Young[/td][td] $500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Paul McQuistan[/td][td] $600,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Edwin Williams[/td][td] $700,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Joe Lefeged[/td][td] $800,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Joe Berger[/td][td] $1,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Chris Kelsay[/td][td] $1,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Craig Steltz[/td][td] $1,300,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Nate Clements[/td][td] $1,500,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Jameel McClain[/td][td] $2,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Eddie Royal[/td][td] $2,700,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]BenJarvus Green Ellis[/td][td] $3,800,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Scott Chandler[/td][td] $4,400,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Jarret Johnson[/td][td] $5,000,000 [/td][/tr] [tr][td]Reggie Nelson[/td][td] $6,500,000 [/td][/tr][/table]


    [table][tr][td]QB[/td][td]Tony Romo[/td][td]Ryan Tannehill[/td][td]Stephen McGee[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]WR[/td][td]Dez Bryant[/td][td]Miles Austin[/td][td]Eddie Royal[/td][td]Brian Quick[/td][td]Rishard Matthews[/td][/tr] [tr][td]RB[/td][td]DeMarco Murray[/td][td]Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis[/td][td]Lamar Miller[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]TE[/td][td]Jason Witten[/td][td]Scott Chandler[/td][td]Greg Smith[/td][td]John Phillips[/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]LT[/td][td]Tyron Smith[/td][td]Paul McQuistan[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]LG[/td][td]Edwin Williams[/td][td]Kyle Kosier[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]C[/td][td]Bill Nagy[/td][td]Phil Costa[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]RG[/td][td]Joe Berger[/td][td]Kevin Kowalski[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]RT[/td][td]Paul McQuistan[/td][td]David Arkin[/td][td]LP Ladouceur(LS)[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr][/table]

    My goal offensively was to add depth. We brought in Ryan Tannehill with our first round pick. Tony Romo is a very good QB, but Tannehill will hopefully push him within a couple of years. I love Tannehill's arm strength, athleticism and intelligence. Also coming from the draft were Brian Quick and Rishard Matthews, who join Eddie Royal as additions to our already talented receiving corps. Scott Chandler - who I believe to be one of the more underrated TEs in the NFL - is just icing on the cake. Romo now has Bryant, Austin, Witten, Chandler, and Royal - all of which are proven mismatches in this league. Greg Smith is another sleeper FA that I brought aboard at the TE position.

    Paul McQuistan was referred to as the MVP of the Seattle OL last season, and was one of the moves I am most happy with, as he cost me barely anything. Tyron Smith was impressive as a rookie, and will be the starting LT. Edwin Williams played center for the Bears last season, but will move to LG, which I think is a better fit. Bill Nagy moves from RG to his natural position of C. Joe Berger will likely be the starting RG, but like the others he can play in many spots. There really is a ton of versatility on the interior of the offensive line. The tackle position doesn't have a lot depth, so there may be a move made before the season starts.

    At the RB position, I wanted to bring in a reliable veteran to replace the unreliable Felix Jones, and there was no better fit than BenJarvus Green Ellis. Green-Ellis has 0 career fumbles as opposed to Jones' 5 in 2011 alone, in addition to being a better blocker. While DeMarco Murray may be the starting RB, Green Ellis is the closer. Lamar Miller was drafted, and hopefully will develop into a solid contributor.

    [table][tr][td]DE[/td][td]Jason Hatcher[/td][td]Kenyon Coleman[/td][td]Andre Carter[/td][td]Dwan Edwards[/td][td]Sean Lissemore[/td][/tr] [tr][td]DT[/td][td]Jay Ratliff[/td][td]D'Anthony Smith[/td][td]Jayme Mitchell[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]SLB[/td][td]Jarret Johnson[/td][td]Chris Kelsay[/td][td]Baraka Atkins[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]WLB[/td][td]DeMarcus Ware[/td][td]Victor Butler[/td][td]Alex Albright[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]LILB[/td][td]Jameel McClain[/td][td]Alex Albright[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]RILB[/td][td]Sean Lee[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]SS[/td][td]Craig Steltz[/td][td]Joe Lefeged[/td][td]Barry Church[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]FS[/td][td]Reggie Nelson[/td][td]Usama Young[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]LCB[/td][td]Nate Clements[/td][td]Mike Jenkins[/td][td]Leonard Johnson(r)[/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]RCB[/td][td]Jerraud Powers[/td][td]Mario Butler[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]K[/td][td]Dan Bailey[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [tr][td]P[/td][td]Kai Forbath[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr][/table]

    Defensively I had my work cut out for me. There just wasn't very much talent. I think did I good job of changing that. I brought in Jarret Johnson and Jameel McClain from Baltimore. Paired with DeMarcus Ware and a rising star in Sean Lee, I feel that I have the best LB unit in the NFL. Not only do I have the most talented LB group, I also have the deepest. Victor Butler and Chris Kelsay could both be starters on a lot of teams. In front of those LBs are a lot of very talented defensive lineman. Obviously Jay Ratliff is a great player. But I'm really excited about D'Anthony Smith. His play in limited snaps last year in Jacksonville was extremely impressive to me. He's a great interior pass-rusher, and we look forward to getting him and Ratliff on the field together in our "heavy" nickel packages. Add in talent like Jason Hatcher, Kenyon Coleman, Jayme Mitchell, and Andre Carter, and the front-7 is downright scary.

    The secondary was probably the worst part of the team I inherited, but I feel I turned it around. Nate Clements was very solid for CIN last season, and Jarraud Powers was very underrated for Indianapolis. I expect Powers to really become a household name at the position now that he's in a good situation. Both are very good CBs that I'm comfortable with. Mike Jenkins is no longer a starter, but he will be the team's nickel back and could take over a starting spot. I also brought in Reggie Nelson to be the starting FS, he'll be backed up by Usama Young. I think Nelson has really become the player everyone has expected, and I'm hoping he can capitalize on what the front-7 will create. Craig Steltz is a FA signing I'm really happy with. He's an extremely instinctual and fundamentally sound SS. He'll be backed up by Joe Lefeged, who is young but has shown signs of promise.

    Overall this defense has a chance to be very special. Pettine will bring a toughness to this team that hasn't been seen in past seasons. That all starts with the defense, especially the front-7. Expect multiple-fronts, and a lot of different combinations of personnel.

    (thats what you get when you're $16M+ under the salary cap :knucks:)
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  14. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

    Nov 29, 2007
    Charlotte NC




    Brandon Weeden $800,000 26th overall pick -- Draft
    Matt Cassel $5,250,000 -- From KC
    Dennis Dixon $300,000 -- Free agent

    Running Backs

    LeSean McCoy $565,000
    Dion Lewis $465,000
    Graig Cooper $435,000

    Wide Receivers

    DeSean Jackson $9,521,000
    Andre Johnson $6,500,000 -- From HOU
    Roberto Wallace $490,000 -- From MIA
    Marlon Moore $490,000 -- From MIA

    Mardy Gilyard $435,000
    Steve Smith $300,000 -- Free agent
    Roy Williams $300,000 -- Free Agent

    Tight Ends​

    Clay Harbor $490,000
    DJ Williams $465,000 --From GB
    Jeremy Shockey $400,000 -- Free Agent

    Offensive Lineman

    Jason Peters $7,900,000
    Jason Kelce $465,000
    Jamaal Jackson $1,775,000
    Danny Watkins $735,725
    Julian Vandervelde $465,000
    Todd Herremans $2,200,000

    Lamar Holmes $350,000 draft pick



    Casey Matthews $465,000
    Rolando McClain $970,000 -- From OAK
    David Harris $9,900,000 -- From NYJ
    Matt Roth $800,000 -- Free Agent
    Brady Poppinga $300,000 -- Free Agent
    Gary Guyton $500,000 -- Free Agent
    Erik Walden $450,000 -- Free agent
    Tim Dobbins $300,000 -- Free Agent

    Defensive Line​

    Trent Cole $2,900,000
    Darryl Tapp $2,575,000
    Phillip Hunt $465,000
    Nick Fairely $824,500--From DET
    Raheem Brock $300,000 -- Free Agent

    Defensive Backs​

    Nnamdi Asomugha $11,000,000
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie $1,128,750
    Joselio Hanson $825,000
    Brandon Hughes $490,000
    Domonique Johnson$435,000
    Kurt Coleman $490,000
    Colt Anderson $490,000
    Asher Allen $565,000 From Minnesota
    Rahim Moore $465,000 From Denver
    Chris Clemmons $565,000 -- From MIA
    Phillip Buchanon $300,000 -- Free Agent
    Eric Berry $3,900,000 -- From KC
    Blake Gideon $350,000 draft pick

    Special Teams

    Chas Henry $460,000
    Alex Henry $465,000

    Total Team salary $83,774,925​

    ----Keeping Trent Cole was vital to my defense, while also building behind him the safetys and linebacking corps. I think I certainly succeeded with that. Adding Rolando McClain and David Harris, bringing in depth with guys like Matt Roth and Brady Poppinga and keeping Casey Matthews I took a weakness and made it a solid group. Keeping Asomugha and Dominque Rogers was key as well as building behind them, my safety group. During the draft I made a HUGE deal to get rid of Michael Vicks gigantic contract, and bring in Eric Berry which is a HUGE move for my secondary. I also added Rahim Moore who had a very good start to his career in Denver, and Chris Clemmons to shore up the remaining of my nickle/dime and special teams depth. I am confident in my defense now....so much more than when I took the team over. Another big key was adding playmakers on the defensive line. I brought in Erik Walden....who went to Greenbay from Miami and had good success rushing the passer. I also traded for last years first round pick Nick Fairley, signed Raheem Brock, and feel my front 7 and my entire defense as a whole, are a tons better.

    Other notable signings....Gary Guyton and Tim Dobbins.

    On offense. Obviously I got rid of Vick....I drafted Brandon Weeden and got Matt Cassell in here as well to compete for a starting job. Keeping McCoy is a win in itself. Franchise tagging DeSean Jackson was huge for me, as well as the trade done early in the GM league but should not be forgotten....was me getting Andre Johnson. I resigned Steve Smith, traded for Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace....good special team/high ceiling guys and took a flyer on Roy Williams....who yes is a gigantic bust, but at one time was a real good WR, and I think could excell in an offense where he is a 3rd or 4th option behind studs.

    Brandon Weeden or Matt Cassel can come in right now, with these playmakers, and make some noise. The defense is good enough to stop anyone, and I feel I took the Eagles from an already solid team, to a more complete team ready to win it all.

    Thanks guys, had a fun year!!!
  15. finsbuck719

    finsbuck719 New Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    Bengals Roster:


    Andy Dalton ($465,000)
    Zac Robinson ($465,000)

    Da'Rel Scott ($950,000)
    Brian Leonard ($785,000)
    Tauren Poole ($300,000)

    Wide Receivers
    AJ Green ($1,269,000)
    Alshon Jeffery ($800,000)
    Brandon Tate ($565,000)
    Jordan Shipley ($490,000)
    Terrelle Pryor ($465,000)
    Andrew Hawkins ($465,000)

    Tight Ends
    Jermaine Gresham ($690,250)
    Colin Cochart ($465,000)

    Offensive Linemen
    Carl Nicks ($11,300,000)
    Chad Rinehart ($5,250,000)
    Andrew Whitworth ($3,185,000)
    Jason Spitz ($1,500,000)
    Andre Smith ($1,083,750)
    Jaimie Thomas ($490,000)
    Clint Boling ($465,000)
    Matt O'Donnell ($435,000)
    Chilo Rachal ($300,000)
    Levy Adcock ($300,000)
    Joe Long ($300,000)


    Defensive Linemen
    Broderick Bunkley ($5,500,000)
    Nick Perry ($800,000)
    Adrian Clayborn ($748,189)
    Jonathan Fanene ($600,000)
    Carlos Dunlap ($490,000)
    Geno Atkins ($490,000)
    Leger Douzable ($400,000)
    Arthur Moats ($300,000)
    Frostee Rucker ($300,000)

    Manny Lawson ($4,600,000)
    Roddrick Muckelroy ($490,000)
    Keenan Clayton ($490,000)
    DeQuin Evans ($435,000)
    David Vobora ($300,000)
    Najee Goode ($300,000)
    Kyle Wilbur ($300,000)
    Chris Gallipo ($300,000)

    Defensive Backs
    Brandon Carr ($11,000,000)
    Brent Grimes ($10,300,000)
    Mike Mitchell ($565,000)
    Chase Minnifield ($550,000)
    Markelle Martin ($550,000)
    Taylor Mays ($490,000)
    Brandon Ghee ($490,000)
    Robert Sands ($465,000)
    Robert Johnson ($465,000)
    Ryan Steed ($450,000)


    Special Teams
    Kevin Huber ($565,000)
    Thomas Weber: ($435,000)

    Free Agent

    Total Salary: $79,031,189
    Cap Space: $5,968,811
    Total Roster Size: 53

    Depth Chart:
    QB- Andy Dalton, Terrelle Pryor, Zac Robinson
    RB- Da'Rel Scott, Tauren Poole, Brian Leonard
    WR- AJ Green, Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Shipley, Terrelle Pryor, Brandon Tate, Andrew Hawkins
    TE- Jermaine Gresham, Colin Cochart
    LT- Andrew Whitworth, Levy Adcock
    LG- Carl Nicks, Clint Boling, Jaimie Thomas
    C- Jason Spitz, Jaimie Thomas
    RG- Chad Rinehart, Chilo Rachal
    RT- Andre Smith, Matt O'Donnell, Joe Long

    Defense (4-3)

    LDE- Carlos Dunlap, Frostee Rucker
    DT- Geno Atkins, Jonathan Fanene, Ricardo Mathews
    DT- Broderick Bunkley, Leger Douzable
    RDE- Adrian Clayborn, Nick Perry, Arthur Moats
    LOLB- David Vobora, Dontay Moch, Keenan Clayton
    MLB- Roddrick Muckelroy, Najee Goode, Kyle Wilbur
    ROLB- Manny Lawson, DeQuin Evans, Chris Gallipo
    CB- Brent Grimes, Chase Minnifield, Ryan Steed
    FS- Markelle Martin, Robert Johnson, Robert Sands
    SS- Mike Mitchell, Robert Sands, Taylor Mays
    CB- Brandon Carr, Brandon Ghee

    Write up:

    Offense: My over all plan was to make this already young team even younger, while adding talent. I felt like I did so. I was already gifted with one of the best young QB-WR duos in the league (Dalton to Green), but decided to give Andy Dalton even more weapons to throw to. Alshon Jeffery has ridiculous size/athleticism to go along with some of the best hands I've seen in a while. Reminds me a lot like Brandon Marshall, with better hands. I also decided to add another big WR with incredible size and speed- Terrelle Pryor (6'6, 4.36 speed). Not to mention, I have one of the better slot receivers in the league coming back off of injury, in Jordan Shipley. I wanted to go with 2 TE sets, since that seems to be the new trend in the league, especially with pass heavy offenses like mine, but TEs seemed to be over priced in this league, so I decided to spend my money elsewhere, while keeping a stud in Jermaine Gresham and Colin Cochart who is a nasty run blocker. I used that saved money towards my offensive line to protect my young QB, who is still developing. Carl Nicks and Chad Rinehart were my prize winnings in Free Agency and I decided to bring in Jason Spitz, considering I've always liked him and I had him when last season with the Panthers when I won the SB. I felt like he was the key ingredient to a SB team. Lastly, my RB position. You all may not be incredibly impressed with it, but I refuse to overspend on RBs since they can be found anywhere for cheap. I've always been a firm believer that most RBs are a product of their offensive line/offensive system (there are obviously some exceptions). So, instead of paying a high price on 1 RB, I paid a low price on 2 young RBs. Odds are one of them should pan out decently.

    Defense: I wanted to completely revamp this defense. I love the defensive line, but I wanted to make it even better. We desperately needed one more pass rusher opposite of Dunlap, so I added 3 more. I also wanted to make my interior DL as deep as possible, so my big boys could get some rest and be 100% when they are out on the field. My goal was to make my DL as versatile as possible for different situations...for example:

    base 4-3 DL: Dunlap-Bunkley-Atkins-Clayborn
    3-4 DL: Atkins-Bunkley-Douzable (with Nick Perry and Manny Lawson playing the OLB positions)
    nickel D in passing situations: Clayborn-Dunlap-Atkins-Perry

    My LB corps may not seem incredibly scary, but I tried to make it as deep as possible with a lot of young potential. Also, I realized since my DL was so good and deep, I wouldn't need a dominant LB corps. Regardless, I am satisfied with Lawson/Muckelroy/Vobora. I wanted to spend big money on my secondary this season since it has now become a passing league. So I paid a high price for pass rushers (as in 1st round picks) and I paid a high price for CBs (as in money). Grimes/Carr may very well be the best CB duo in this league. If not, at least I have Minnifield (who imo has the best pure coverage skills in this draft, but lacks the size and speed that other CBs have). I feel like in some nickel situations, I could have Brandon Carr play the slot corner position, with Grimes and Minnifield on the outside. I love my safeties. All of them are young and all of them are rangy.
  16. Big E

    Big E Plus sized porn star

    Nov 29, 2007
    Bloomington, IN.
    Texans coming soon...
  17. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You

    Nov 22, 2007
    Denver, CO

    Going into the offseason, I felt the Colts had to go through a heavy rebuild but still give future franchise quarterback Andrew Luck some talent to work with. I narrowed the Colts roster down to what I wanted to keep and either traded or cut the remaining roster. On offense, I was left with very little. The only players that remain on the team would be two halfbacks, two wide receivers, and four offensive linemen. I believe I was able to effectively add players to fit Tom Clement's West Coast system and players that complement each other very well. This is an offense that was built around the talents of Andrew Luck and he has plenty of weapons to work with.

    Looking at the Colts defense in 2011, they seemed to resemble swiss cheese with the bend but don't break cover two defense; however the defense broke more than it bent. The main players that will return from 2012 are All-Pro pass rusher Dwight Freeney and Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea. The front seven was given a huge overhaul with the addition of some big men in the middle. Jonathan Babineaux, Mike Patterson, and Jason Jones all signed contracts with the Colts. The Colts also acquired a dynamic pass rusher in Ray Edwards who should excel across from Dwight Freeney. DeMeco Ryans was a huge acquisition as he looks to be their quarterback of the defense at middle linebacker. The secondary showed some real improvement by acquiring Jairus Byrd at free safety, giving the Colts one of the best safety tandems in the NFL. Terrell Thomas and Stanford Routt round out the secondary and will look to excel in the Colts new press coverage scheme. With defensive line guru Jim Washburn running the defense along with the help from head coach Jeff Fisher, the Colts defense should be a force in 2012.


    Andrew Luck was obviously the main target at the number one overall draft selection; while some felt that a trade would be imminent, I didn't want to give up the best prospect in the NFL Draft in the past 30 years. Andrew Luck has it all; size, speed, strength, accuracy, intelligence, athleticism, and intangibles. Luck will be going into the 2012 NFL season as the Colts' starting quarterback, however he has a veteran behind him that will show him the ropes of being in the NFL. Charlie Batch has a history with Tom Clements in Pittsburgh while Clements was the Steelers' quarterbacks coach. Batch will provide Indianapolis with a good back-up option at the quarterback position as well as being able to give Luck pointers on how to make in the NFL. Graham Harrell joined the Green Bay Packers in 2010 and now he re-unites with Clements in 2012 as he looks to be the Colts' emergency quarterback and developmental project.

    QB1 - Andrew Luck, $950,000
    QB2 - Charlie Batch, $300,000
    QB3 - Graham Harrell, $300,000

    Looking at the Colts running backs right away, I felt like there was some talent to work with. I thought Donald Brown played fairly well in 2011 and Delone Carter showed glimpses of being a positive role player for the Colts as well. Both of these running backs were still pretty young; however I felt like Joseph Addai was making too much money so I wound up replacing him with Felix Jones. Felix Jone was suppose to be the Cowboys running back for the future; however an injury took him out of the starting role in Dallas and some exceptional play by DeMarco Murray ran him out of town. I am a big Michael Smith fan so adding him in the late rounds was an added bonus. Tony Fiammetta was an under the radar signing in my mind that most people won't notice. Fiammetta was a big reason behind the Cowboys' running success in 2012. I believe re-uniting him with Felix Jones will bring good things in Indianapolis.

    HB1 - Felix Jones, $1,170,000
    HB2 - Donald Brown, $865,000
    HB3 - Delone Carter, $465,000
    HB4 - Michael Smith, $350,000
    FB1 - Tony Fiammetta, $500,000

    With the Peyton Manning era ending in Indianapolis, it was safe to say that Reggie Wayne was soon to join him. I brought back Pierre Garcon with the transition tag to be the number one receiver at the Z. Laurent Robinson showed a lot of promise in Dallas last year and I think, if healthy, he can be a pretty good starter. I have him penciled in at the X, where I think he will be able to use his size to his advantage. Early Doucet joins the Colts while looking to split snaps with Garcon but primarily work in the Y in the many three receiver sets that the offense will certainly employ. Rounding out the roster is Austin Collie, an up and coming receiver who will play both the Z and the Y. I decided to take a chance on Danario Alexander's health because when he is healthy... he is very good. He'll look to be the second option at the X receiver spot.

    WR1 (Z) - Pierre Garcon, WR, $7,616,000
    WR2 (X) - Laurent Robinson, WR, $6,750,000
    WR3 (Z/Y) - Early Doucet, $5,500,000
    WR4 (Z/Y) - Austin Collie, $565,000
    WR5 (X) - Danario Alexander, $490,000

    Dallas Clark also left Indianapolis but instead of joining his former teammates in Jacksonville, he wound up in Chicago with Jay Cutler. I drafted Coby Fleener at the tail end of the first round because I think he is the best tight end in the draft and with the chemistry he and Luck share, it should show on the field instantly. Visanthe Shiancoe has lost a step but he is still a viable redzone target and a great option at the number two tight end. Shiancoe will be able to teach Fleener a few tricks in the NFL early on. Rounding out the tight end position is Daniel Fells who started in Denver last season. Fells isn't exactly who you want to roll with as a starting tight end but as a third option, you can't do much better.

    TE1 - Coby Fleener, $800,000
    TE2 - Visanthe Shiancoe, $500,000
    TE3 - Daniel Fells, $500,000

    The Colts drafted Anthony Castonzo with their first round pick in 2011 and he will return to Indianapolis as their starting left tackle. Castonzo showed some promise last year but looks to continue to grow into an great left tackle. Anthony Collins was brought in via free agency to start at right tackle. Collins has been known as a right tackle that would start on most teams however he played behind the likes of Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith. Rashad Butler joined the Colts roster after being released by the Texans and he will look to provide more depth at the tackle position. James Brown was drafted in the 4th round and with his versaility I thought he should have went much higher. He will look to be a back up tackle however because of his versatility he will also look to play a depth role at guard.

    LT1 - Anthony Castonzo, $738,000
    LT2 - James Brown, $350,000
    RT1 - Anthony Collins, $4,000,000
    RT2 - Rashad Butler, $460,000

    Ben Ijalana was the Colts' second round draft choice in 2011 however he tore his ACL early in his rookie season. Ijalana will look to return to the gridiron in 2012 as the team's start left guard. Willie Colon is also coming off an injury from 2011 as he had triceps surgery in September. Colon has been playing right tackle however he will look to move to the right guard position which I think he will excel at playing next to Anthony Collins. Joe Reitz returns to the team in 2012 because I felt he was a solid but unspectacular player in 2011. Reitz is a guy that may not be a long-term starter but he is a guy you can throw in the starting line-up and feel comfortable going into the game. I also added Kory Lichensteiger late in the free agency process for depth purposes. Lichensteiger showed a lot of promise in Washington last year before tearing his ACL. With the amount of injuries that the guards are recovering from the need to add a versatile lineman like James Brown was crucial. If one of these guards aren't healthy by the start of the season, the addition will instantly pay off dividends.

    LG1 - Ben Ijalana, $465,000
    LG2 - Joe Reitz, $490,000
    RG1 - Willie Colon, $1,250,000
    RG2 - Kory Lichensteiger, $500,000

    A huge priority of the free agency period was to bring back All-Pro center Jeff Saturday. While Saturday is certainly no spring chicken, he offers a lot of experience and knowledge that the rest of the offensive line doesn't have. Saturday will essentially be the security blanket for the offensive line and should be able to make sure the linemen are in the right position. Brandon Fusco was a trade acquistion made early in the season that I felt would be a good project player at center. I wasn't a fan of the centers in the NFL draft this year and felt that Fusco would be a better fit to learn from a player like Jeff Saturday.

    OC1 - Jeff Saturday, $500,000
    OC2 - Brandon Fusco, $465,000


    Many questioned whether the Colts should keep Dwight Freeney with his $14.035M salary on the books and they wound up releasing him a week before the start of free agency. Freeney came back home to Indianapolis for a significant pay cut and made teams look silly as they paid players like Calais Campbell, Robert Mathis, John Abraham, and Jeremy Mincey significantly more than what Freeney signed for. Freeney looks to be the Colts main threat at rushing the quarterback however across from him is Ray Edwards, who is a talented pass rusher in his own right. Edwards struggled last year in Atlanta however when he is playing across from a talent like Freeney, there is no question that Edwards production will increase dramatically. Rounding out the defensive ends are two ends that have plenty of potential in Corey Wootton and Jamaal Anderson. Wootton was expected to be a key contributor in Chicago last year but it did not go as planned. Jamaal Anderson showed some promise in Indianapolis last year and hopes to build off that success.

    WDE1 - Ray Edwards, $3,000,000
    WDE2 - Jamaal Anderson, $500,000
    SDE1 - Dwight Freeney, $8,000,000
    SDE2 - Corey Wootton, $490,000

    The Colts went a little crazy in free agency by signing three new defense tackles. Jonathan Babineaux joins the team as the starting nose tackle; Babineaux is an interior linemen that the Falcons feel has been a very good asset to their defensive line and should excel in his new role. Mike Patterson will back him up as nose tackle however he will also see more time on the field during obvious run downs where Jonathan Babineaux will switch over to the under tackle. Patterson was a key player on the Eagles defensive line and we all know that was one nasty defensive line. The Colts needed a presence in their interior pass rush and the Jason Jones signing fit the bill perfectly. Jones will start at under tackle on obvious passing downs and may even some time on the outside from time to time. Jones' snapcount will be limited to ensure he stays healthy. Christian Ballard was acquired in a trade and he seems to be a lesser version of Jason Jones at this point in his career. Ballard is a great pass rusher and will look to provide more interior pass rush along with depth. Only one defensive tackle remains on the team from 2011 and that's the Colts' 2011 third round draft selection. Nevis showed some promise last year and proved that he deserved a spot on the roster. The Colts hope to see him eventually take on the starting nose tackle role in the future.

    NT1 - Jonathan Babineaux, $2,000,000
    NT2 - Mike Patterson, $1,000,000
    NT3 - Drake Nevis, $465,000
    UT1 - Jason Jones, $2,000,000
    UT2 - Christian Ballard, $465,000

    The biggest addition to the Colts linebacker corp would be trading for All-Pro middle linebacker, DeMeco Ryans. DeMeco Ryans didn't seem to fit in the 3-4 and was more suited as the 4-3 MIKE linebacker. Ryans will return to a defense that suits his style of play and will be a huge presence at stopping the run and ensuring his linebackers are in the right position. Kavell Conner returns to the team from 2011 and will look to take on the team's starting weakside linebacker role. Conner graded out extremely high against the run in 2011 however he struggled in pass coverage. Luckily for the Colts, they re-signed pass coverage specialist Philip Wheeler who will look to take Conner's spot on obvious passing downs to ensure they have the best three on the field. Rocky McIntosh was signed to contract to return to his role during his college days at strongside linebacker. McIntosh seemed out of his element in the Redskins' 3-4 and should be a better fit in Indianapolis. The Colts drafted Audie Cole in the 4th round with the hopes that he will take over the starting role at strongside linebacker in 2013. Cole is a big linebacker who will be just the man the Colts need as their SAM linebacker of the future. Jerry Franklin was also drafted by the Colts to back up All-Pro DeMeco Ryans in the middle. Franklin seems to have flown under the radar as a middle linebacker after not being invited to the NFL Combine, but make no mistake... this kid can play.

    WLB1 - Kavell Conner, $490,000
    WLB2 - Philip Wheeler, $3,100,000
    MLB1 - DeMeco Ryans, $5,900,000
    MLB2 - Jerry Franklin, $350,000
    SLB1 - Rocky McIntosh, $1,000,000
    SLB2 - Audie Cole, $350,000

    The Indianapolis Colts felt that their cornerbacks in 2011 had to take a hike for two main reasons: their awful play and inability to play press coverage. The Colts brought in players that they felt could thrive in a cover 2 press scheme and they brought in some players who are perfect for that. Terrell Thomas tore his ACL during his 2011 preseason and will look to return to form in 2012. Thomas showed a lot of promise since being drafted in in 2008, snagging five interceptions in both 2009 and 2010. The Colts also acquired former Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt. While Routt seemed to be chastised by Raider fans because of he and the entire Oakland secondary's lack of awareness in zone coverage, he will be joining a defense in Indianapolis that will cater to his strengths: man to man coverage. Brandon Boykin was drafted in the third round by the Colts this year where they would like to see him play a huge role as a returner and a dime back. Jason Allen really redeemed himself in Houston last season as he was apart of a very talented Texans defense. He will join the Colts as the teams' nickel back. Cortez Allen showed promise in a surprisingly good Steelers secondary in 2011 and he was quickly snatched up after being given his pink slip to fill out the Colts roster at cornerback.

    CB1 - Terrell Thomas, $4,000,000
    CB2 - Stanford Routt, $5,000,000
    CB3 - Jason Allen, $500,000
    CB4 - Brandon Boykin, $450,000
    CB5 - Cortez Allen, $500,000

    Great things seem to come in pairs as the Colts didn't acquire one All-Pro defensive playmaker... but two. Jairus Byrd was brought on to the team to be their free safety. Byrd is a true ball hawk and a perfectly centerfielder for the Indianapolis Colts' new defense. Alongside him will be Antoine Bethea, who will be moving back to strong safety, the position he played as a rookie in 2006. With a safety tandem of Jairus Byrd and Antoine Bethea, the Colts will be able to play press coverage while having two extremely reliable ball hawks covering each side of the field. Ryan Mundy was signed in free agency to be the team's back up free safety. Mundy showed some very good things in 2011 and they were estactic to see him join their defense in Indianapolis. Rounding out the secondary would be returning strong safety, David Caldwell, who showed enough promise in 2011 to warrant returning in 2012.

    FS1 - Jairus Byrd, $565,000
    FS2 - Ryan Mundy, $500,000
    SS1 - Antoine Bethea, $5,025,000
    SS2 - David Caldwell, $490,000

    The Colts didn't do a lot of flopping around on special teams by bringing back "Mr. Clutch" Adam Vinatieri. Pat McAfee also returns to the team after an impressive stint in 2011 as the team's punter. The team was unable to re-sign long snapper Justin Snow but was able to bring the next best thing by signing Lonie Paxton. Paxton will see a familiar face on special teams as he re-unites with Adam Vinatieri. Paxton snapped nine of Vinatieri's game winning field goals while in New England, including the 48 yard field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI giving the Patriots the win over the Rams as time expired. Brandon Boykin was drafted in the third round for his cover skills but also because he is an elite return man. Boykin return three kicks for a touchdown while at Georgia but what made those three kicks really special was that they each went for 100 yards or more.

    K - Adam Vinatieri, $300,000
    P - Pat McAfee, $565,000
    LS - Lonie Paxton, $300,000
    KR - Brandon Boykin, CB, $450,000
    PR - Brandon Boykin, CB, $450,000
  18. Bdogtitan11

    Bdogtitan11 New Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    Jacksonville Jaguars - Final Roster

    First off, thanks to everyone for having me. I know I’m not a board regular, so I appreciate the opportunity to participate. This was definitely a good time and I hope to be part of the GM League next year.
    Opening Statement:

    Let me be clear. Winning the Rookie of the Year award would be awesome and a great honor, but I entered the league to win the whole thing. With a look at the roster I started with and the one I ended with, I feel confident that I should be in contention for GM of the Year.

    When UCF FINatic first asked me to join the league, he told me that running the Jaguars would be an uphill battle. As a Jacksonville fan, I was all too aware of the challenges that were ahead of me: The league’s worst offense with gaping holes across the depth chart, a poor a coaching staff and the reputation that comes with a disinterested fan base in a small media market.

    Basically, it was a gig that no one wanted. My hope is that my inexperience on this league and Jacksonville’s obscurity do not hurt me during voting.

    Not knowing the ins and out of the league and how things went, I asked my friend and football aficionado Ashy Larry to help me with personnel decisions. We deiced that there were five goals we needed to accomplish to have a shot of winning GM of the Year:

    1.) Bring in a proven quarterback to immediately upgrade the NFL’s worse passing attack. Just as important, we wanted someone that could mentor Blaine Gabbert and give the promising but often flustered youngster time to learn (a la Aaron Rogers in Green Bay, without the Brett Favre drama.)

    2.) Hire a proficient offensive coach that could mold quarterbacks and run a well-balanced offense.

    3.) Add a primary and secondary receiver.

    4.) Keep a strong defense (ranked No. 6 in the NFL, which is amazing considering the No. 32 offense) intact while upgrading our defensive ends and overall depth.

    5.) Finally, we wanted to turn the team into a contender while not completely mortgaging our long-term future.

    I will expound upon these objectives at the end of my post. I will say this: using a stat-based philosophy—blended with a conscious effort to consider chemistry and find players that fit specific roles—we cut the fat, built around our strengths and achieved all of our goals.



    QB - Peyton Manning ($7,400,000) - Doctors have written off injury risk. The only concern is his arm strength. With multiple playoff teams bidding on the future HOF QB this offseason, we feel that he should be at or close to full strength.

    QB - Blaine Gabbert ($954,400) - Putrid rookie season cannot be ignored, but he did display physical tools to be an NFL QB. Time behind Manning (and competent WRs) will do a world of good.

    Running Back/ Fullback

    RB - Maurice Jones-Drew ($4,450,000) - NFL’s leading rusher in 2011 and No. 2 RB by Pro Football Focus. Nuff said.

    FB – Ovie Mughelli ($1,500,000) – MCL tear in Week 7 ended 2011 season, but it’s an easy injury to overcome. Prior to that, Mughelli was ranked the No.1 FB in 2009 and 2010 by PFF.

    RB - Rashad Jennings ($565,000) – Was on IR in 2011 but didn’t require knee surgery, so he should be ready to build off of his 2010 campaign (84 rushes, 459 yards).

    RB - Jerious Norwood ($300,000) – As our third RB, we’re hoping he can regain some of his success from ATL days.

    FB - Montell Owens ($300,000) – Excellent special teams player brings value as a RB/FB too.

    Wide Receivers

    Z - Reggie Wayne ($9,521,000) – Don’t write him off yet. He was targeted less without Peyton at QB last year but dropped only two passes, proving he’s as consistent as ever. Pairing back up with Manning, we should see him back in the 1,000-yard club again.

    X - Malcom Floyd ($3,000,000) – Floyd was a big snag for us, giving Manning a big (6-5, 225), productive (856 yards, 5 TDs in 11 games) target to go next to Wayne. Averaged 4.5 yards per pass route, giving him one of the best totals in the NFL.

    Y(SL) - Mike Thomas ($565,000) – Finally, Thomas can move to the slot where he best belongs. His quickness and ability to get open on underneath patterns will be a huge asset to our QBs as they develop chemistry within the offense.

    WR - Cecil Shorts ($465,000) – The rookies struggled last year but we’ll hold on to him for the year and try to utilize his quickness in the slot.

    WR - Kassim Osgood ($300,000) – Pro Bowl special teams player adds solid depth.

    WR - Ryan Broyles (R) ($350,000) – Coming off an ACL injury, he might be ready to go my midseason. A top-three talent at WR in this draft if he wasn’t hurt. Reminds us a little of Marvin Harrison.

    Tight End

    TE - Brent Celek ($1,909,000) – Andy Reid and Peyton Manning love using their tight ends, so expectations are high for Celek in our offense. He played in all 16 games last year, despite a sports hernia and torn labrum, so the dude is tough. Logged 53 catches, 738 rec yards and 5 TDs in last 11 games of 2011 season.

    TE - Leonard Pope ($300,000) – A strong blocker with excellent size (6-8, 265) and enough receiving skills to matter (200+ yards last year) as a second TE.
    TE – Brian Linthicum ($350,000) – A late pick (not taken by me, sorry guys), he has potential as a receiving tight end. Good hands, good initial burst off the line.

    Offensive Line

    LT – Eugene Monroe ($1,682,500) – Graded out as a top 15 LT last year and at 25 years-old, he’s still not in the prime of his career. Definitely a cornerstone for our offensive line.

    LG – Mike Iupati ($703,500) – A top six OG in terms of run blocking last year. At 24, him and Monroe will likely give the Jaguars one of, if not the, best LT/LG combo in the NFL over the next several seasons.

    C – Brad Meester ($500,000) – Seasoned veteran is still playing at a high level and adds consistency to the offense.

    RG – Uche Nwaneri ($849,000) – One of the few bright spots for the Jaguars’ offense last year, he was ranked as one of the NFL’s top RGs last year.

    RT – Jammal Brown ($3,000,000) – Has taken yoga this offseason to improve flexibility and break up scar tissue from left hip injuries. If he can get back to old form, he’ll solidify a very good offensive line.

    LT - Cameron Bradfield ($300,000) – Really showed glimpses as a rookie last season (+2.8 grade by PFF). He’ll provide excellent depth behind Monroe and could get a shot at starting RT.

    LG – Brandon Brooks (R), ($450,000) – Brooks was good value for us in the third round. With a lot of experience and good fundamental skills all around, he seems to have a bright future.

    C – Brett Romberg ($300,000) – A former starter, he gives us experience and a safety blanket incase anything were to happen to Meester.

    RG - Montrae Holland ($300,000) – Torn bicep injury ended a stellar (+8 grade by PFF) 2011 season. Easily a starter when healthy.

    RT – Sean Locklear ($500,000) – Excellent pass blocker but marginal run blocker. With an aging Manning at QB, his pass-pro skills will come in handy. Also has the ability to play LT.

    Philosophy: With Andy Reid as our head coach and proven quarterback guru (and Reid disciple) as the signal caller, the Jaguars’ offense will be predicated on much of what has made Reid’s offense so successful this past decade. Obviously with Manning at the helm, the West Coast offense must be adapted some. We will utilize the fast-paced system that Manning is accustomed to, but will implement the 3-5-step drops and quick throws that make the West Coast offense work, with just less rollouts. With Maurice Jones-Drew as our top RB and pass-catching TE Brent Celek in the mix, we will rely heavily on play-action passes and look methodically pick teams apart with short gains before taking shots down field.

    : As stated, we wanted to get a proven veteran to mentor Gabbert. We got that with Manning, a future HOF who still is a game-changer. He improves our offense drastically. His addition alone probably takes the team from 32 to 15.

    : MJD will be the focal point of the offense, but getting Jennings touches to relieve the All Pro is important for MJD’s longevity. At FB, we liked Greg Jones, but Mughelli was a top FB while Jones was Top 5, and Mughelli was twice as cheap. Owens has versatility as RB, FB and STs player.

    : The worst WR corps in the NFL got a major upgrade in Wayne and Floyd. Both are capable No. 1s in this league and can get it done on short, intermediate and deep patterns. Getting Thomas to the slot increases his value significantly. He can do a lot of damage there. Everyone fits their role to a tee.

    : This will be a position we rely on heavily and we’re fortunate to have an extremely productive, capable pass catcher in Celek. He will open things up a ton for our offense. He is twice as cheap as Marcedes Lewis, who checked out last year after signing a big contract.

    : We didn’t need too much of an upgrade here aside from LG and RT. LG Will Rackley was horrible as a rookie (-35.00 rating by PFF) and RT Guy Whimper was in the negative too. Iupati strengthens left side significantly at was basically our first-round pick. Brown is a wildcard at RT and a very good player if healthy. If not, we have several options to replace him and feel good about the depth there. Plus, anyone is better than Rackley.


    Defensive Line

    RE - Osi Umenyiora ($3,975,000) – Finally, the Jaguars get their much-needed pass rusher (9 sacks in 9 games last year.) He was a top 15 pass-rusher according to PFF’s Pass Rusher Productivity stat. Consistent pass-rusher throughout his career.

    DT – Tyson Alualu ($1,212,500) – Nagging injuries led to a sophomore slump after a strong rookie year. Mosley and Martin will push him.

    DT - Terrance Knighton ($565,000) – “Pot Roast” is a dominant run-stuffer, spearheading a Jacksonville run defense that finished in the top 10 of the NFL last year. Conditioning has been an issue, so we’re hoping that Martin will push him as well.

    LE - Justin Smith ($5,875,000) – Smith is excellent against the run and solidifies our defensive front. Has the versatility to play inside as well. Considered an MVP candidate by PFF.

    RE - Lawrence Sidbury ($565,000) – Finished with four sacks last year and should allow us to get creative on passing downs. Really finished the year strong, getting pressure on the QB on around 17 percent of his pass rushes in second-half of the season.

    DT - Mike Martin (R) ( $350,000) – High-motor rookie has experience playing nose tackle in college. With 37 starts in his collegiate career, he’s ready to jump into the DT rotation.

    DT - C.J. Mosley ($300,000) – Really stepped up for injured DTs last year (323 snaps last season, including three starts), so we brought him back at a great value. Solid run-stuffer, poor against the pass rush, he’s a situational player that can replace Knighton if he goes down.

    LE – John Chick ($300,000) – Was coming on as a situational pass rusher before (20 pressures in 180 snaps) before a missed holding call resulted in a knee injury, ending his season.

    DE – James Hall ($300,000) – He’s seasoned at 35, but has been extremely consistent ( 6 sacks per year last 5 years) and will be an awesome situations pass rusher for us.


    SAM – Daryl Smith ($4,700,000) – Call him Mr. Consistently. He graded out as one of the NFL’s top OLBS for the second straight year. Not a household name, but football aficionados know that Smith is one of the game’s elite LBs.

    MIKE – Kelvin Sheppard ($480,000) – We lose Posluszny but add a more athletic LB with tons of upside. Started the last nine games of the year and is considered to be a breakout LB in 2012. Experience in 3-4 and 4-3 scheme. Only 24.

    WILL – Keith Rivers – A superb talent…when healthy. Injuries have hindered him during his career, but if healthy, he gives us an elite LB group. Depth behind him lessens injury concerns.

    LB – Thomas Howard ($2,500,000) – Logged 99 tackles and 2 FFs last year when Rivers went down, so we know he can replace him again. We also plan to use this top 30 OLB (PFF) as a nickel LB because of his excellent coverage skills and have no qualms with him replacing Rivers if he out-produces him.

    LB – Stephen Nicholas ($1,500,000) – Battered with injuries last year, Nicholas still remained productive player for the Falcons, finishing with positive run-defending and pass-rush ratings according to PFF.

    LB – Kirk Morrison ($300,000) – Morrison is no longer a start in this league, but his professionalism, ability to play inside and outside, and starting experience make him an ideal backup.


    CB – Asante Samuel ($8,400,000) – An elite corner who finished in the top 10 amongst corners in completion percentage allowed (47.5%) and QB Rating allowed (52.4).

    SS – Dawan Landry ($4,125,000) – Was largely responsible for the Jaguars’ drastic defensive improvement last year, as he helped eliminate big plays down field while providing solid run support.

    FS – Nate Allen ($540,000) – After a strong start to his rookie season (2009) Allen trailed off some with a knee injury and was not 100% to begin last year. He finished the year strong with a 7.2 PFF grade in the final seven games of the season. He was ranked the No. 15 FS overall and should only improve, as he is just 24.

    CB – Derek Cox ($565,000) – Strong rookie year, bad sophomore campaign and then finally showed consistency in 2011, grading out as a solid No. 2 corner. Dealt with injury problems, but nothing too severe, meaning we expect him to build on his 2011 success.

    NB – Drew Coleman ($350,000) – Ideal nickel back is quick and can consistently (1.8 cover rating) guard the slot.

    CB – Terrance McGee ($1,500,000) – Hurt last year but was awesome in 2010 (5.9 cover rating by PFF). At $1.5 million, we feel he provides excellent depth as a boundary corner or NB. Should even push Cox for starting role. When he returned from injury mid-season, he really stepped up his game.

    S – Jordan Babineaux ($650,000) – A late signing, Babineaux gives us a lot versatility. He logged 93 tackles and a pick last season, so he has starting ability. He’s ideally a SS, so could replace Landry if he gets hurt. Or, Landry could slide over to FS if Allen went down. Either way, we love or safety rotation.

    CB/FS – Lito Sheppard ($300,000) – Sheppard hasn’t been the same since leaving Philly, but we reunite him with Andy Reid. Sheppard also returns to his hometown, so we’re hoping that rejuvenates him. He started seven games last year, so we feel comfortable with the depth he provides.

    SS – Sean Jones ($300,000) – Struggled as a full-time starter in Tampa Bay but is a more than serviceable backup.

    FS – Chris Prosinski ($300,000) – Very talented young player that dealt with injuries and a learning curve as a rookie.

    : We brought in Magini because he’s an excellent football mind and an experienced defensive coach. Maybe he’s not a HC, but he can maximize talent as a DC. We’ll run a abase 4-3 while also utilizing some 3-4 principles as well. Mel Tucker was a 3-4 guy when he came to Jacksonville a few years back and proved a good coordinator can master both defenses. Up front, Knighton will be our ‘plug’ and take on double-teams, enabling Osi to do damage as a pass rusher and Shepard to run free as sideline-to-sideline MLB. We love having Smith as a 1[SUP]st[/SUP] and 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] down DE and will move him inside as a 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] down pass rusher, making room for explosive DEs like Sidbury, Hall and Chick. In our 3-4, we expect Knighton to be our NT, Smith and Alualu/Martin as our DEs. Shepard has 3-4 ILB experience and Smith has enough size to be a 3-4 ILB too. Sidbury, Osi and Chick are ideal pass-rush LBs in this formation. Rivers is a solid blitzer too. Our secondary very talented and capable of shutting down the pass in zone and man-to-man coverage, so we will use both quite a bit.

    : Getting excellent depth, versatility and a plethora of pass rushers was the strategy here. Umenyiora gives us an elite DE to go with two up-and-coming DTs. Smith is one of the best run-stopping DEs in the NFL and can also slide inside to play DT in some situations. Martin adds excellent depth.

    : Again, we wanted depth and got a ton of it. Sheppard was basically our second rounder this year and will man the middle for the next decade. Smith and Rivers form a nasty outside duo. If either has injuries, we have two proven starters in Nicholas and Howard. Howard will see the field a lot in passing situations.

    : Samuel is an upgrade over Rashean Mathis and basically shuts down his side of the field. Cox doesn’t have much notoriety (surprise, he’s in Jacksonville) but was very good last year. McGee is regarded by some as a top 15 CB when he’s healthy and could push Cox. We hated to see Dwight Lowery go, but think Nate Allen has more potential in the long run. Our backups have a lot of starting experience and, once more time, provide excellent depth.

    Special Teams
    K – Josh Scobee ($2,251,200) – Spectacular 2011 campaign. 23-of-25 FGs (4 from 50+) and 62.9 TB percentage.

    P – Nick Harris ($300,000) – Not a spectacular leg (42 YPP) but he’s consistent, which is all we really want out of our STs.


    Just to sum up our goals:

    1.) Bring in a proven quarterback to immediately upgrade the NFL’s worse passing attack: Check, getting Manning helps tremendously and allows Gabbert to learn behind him. Ideal situation.
    2.) Hire a proficient offensive coach that could mold quarterbacks and run a well-balanced offense: Check, Reid is one of the NFL’s best at maximizing his QBs, young and old. He is a consistent winner, has a system in place that works and will use that to instill a winning culture in Jacksonville.
    3.) Add a primary and secondary receiver: Check, Wayne and Floyd give us an excellent 1-2 punch.
    4.) Keep a strong defense (ranked No. 6 in the NFL, which is amazing considering the No. 32 offense) intact while upgrading our defensive ends and overall depth: Check. We upgraded our defensive line and secondary while adding significant depth to our LBs.
    5.) Finally, we wanted to turn the team into a contender while not completely mortgaging our long-term future: Check. Yes, we traded early draft picks but got some young, established players in return. Iupati is basically a first and Sheppard is a second. We obtained those guys as building blocks. There’s a lot more value in taking established 24-year-olds than there is drafting unproven 22-year-olds.
    Basically, we feel we took over a team no one wanted, addressed every area of need and significantly upgraded our roster, adding depth everywhere while sprinkling in youth. There are very few flaws with this team and I think transforming a bottom dweller into a playoff team capable of making noise in the postseason is something to be proud of.

    More about our team (trades, draft picks, etc.) can be read on last post of team page.
  19. PSG

    PSG Clear Eyes. Full Hearts.

    Nov 24, 2007
    North of the Border

    GM: PSG
    HC: Chip Kelly
    OC: Darrell Bevell
    DC: Gunther Cunningham

    Matt Flynn $7,500,000
    Tavaris Jackson $950,000
    Chandler Harnish (R) $350,000
    QB Salary: $8,800,000

    Mike Tolbert $3,500,000
    Isaiah Pead (R) $450,000
    Joe McKnight $490,000
    Jeremiah Johnson $465,000
    Spencer Larson $300,000
    RB Salary: $5,205,000

    Demaryius Thomas $1,965,000
    Eric Decker $490,000
    Chris Givens (R) $550,000
    David Nelson $490,000
    Dezmon Briscoe $490,000
    Lavelle Hawkins $300,000
    WR Salary: $4,285,000

    Jacob Tamme $1,300,000
    Orson Charles (R) $550,000
    Virgil Green $465,000
    TE Salary: $2,315,000

    Ryan Clady $2,550,000
    Orlando Franklin $465,000
    Chris Clark $745,000
    Ryan Harris $700,000
    OT Salary: $4,460,000

    Zane Beadles $490,000
    Chris Kemoeatu $3,577,000
    Chris Kuper $850,000
    John Greeco $300,000
    OG Salary: $5,217,000

    JD Walton $490,000
    David Binn $465,000
    C Salary: $955,000

    Chris Long $2,569,000
    Jeremy Mincey $9,000,000
    Robert Ayers $965,000
    CJ Ah You $300,000
    DE Salary: $12,834,000

    Cullen Jenkins $2,750,000
    Amobi Okoye $1,600,000
    Devon Still (R) $550,000
    Marcus Dixon $490,000
    DT Salary: $5,390,000

    Chad Greenway $5,900,000
    Joe Mays $4,500,000
    Wesley Woodyard $5,500,000
    Chris Gocong $3,700,000
    Nate Irving $465,000
    Austin Spitler $300,000
    LB Salary: $20,365,000

    Champ Bailey $7,000,000
    Morris Claiborne(R) $950,000
    Eric Wright $2,000,000
    Jonathan Wilhite $300,000
    Cassius Vaughn $490,000
    Jimmy Wilson $465,000
    CB Salary: $11,040,000

    Quinton Carter $465,000
    Matt Giordano $300,000
    FS Salary: $765,000

    David Bruton $565,000
    Rafael Bush $465,000
    SS Salary: $1,030,000

    Rian Lindell $300,000
    Britton Colquitt $745,000
    K/P Salary: $1,045,000

    Total Salary: $84,171,000

    Starters in Bold
    Rookie in Red

    QB - Flynn / Jackson / Harnish
    RB - Tolbert / Pead / McKnight / Johnson / Larson (FB)
    WR - Thomas / Decker / Briscoe / Nelson / Hawkins / Givens
    TE - Tamme / Green / Charles
    LT - Clady / Harris / Clark
    LG - Beadles / Kuper / Greco
    C - Walton / Binn
    RG - Kemoatu / Kuper / Greco
    RT - Franklin / Harris / Clark

    LDE - Long / Ayers / Ah You
    RDE - Mincey / Ayers / Ah you
    DT - Jenkins / Okoye / Dixon / Still
    LOLB - Greenway - Gocong / Spitler
    MLB - Mays / Irving / Gocong
    ROLB - Woodyard / Gocong / Spitler
    LCB - Bailey / Wright (N) / Wilhite
    RCB - Claiborne / Vaugn / Wilson
    FS - Carter / Giordano
    SS - Bruton / Bush
    PK - Lindell
    P - Colquitt

    2012 DRAFT CLASS
    Round 1: 4 (4): Morris Claiborne - CB, LSU
    Round 2: 6 (38): Devon Still - DT, Penn St.
    Round 2: 21 (53):Chris Givens - WR, Wake Forest
    Round 2: 28 (60): Orson Charles - TE, Georgia
    Round 3: 25 (89): Isaiah Pead - RB, Cincinnati
    Round 5: 2 (130): Chandler Harnish - QB, Northern Illinois

    02/05/12 - Denver Broncos trade QB Adam Weber $465,000 and CB Chris Harris $465,000 to the New York Jets for RB Joe McKnight $490,000 and DT Marcus Dixon $490,000.

    02/06/12 - Denver Broncos trade TE Julius Thomas $465,000 to the Pittsburgh Steelers for OG Chris Kemoeatu $3,577,000

    02/06/12 - Denver Broncos trade a 7th round pick (#217 overall) to the Indianapolis Colts for RB Joseph Addai $4,760,000.

    02/07/12 - Denver Broncos trade RB Willis McGahee $1,900,000 to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 6th round pick (#166 overall) and a 7th round pick (#199 overall).

    02/07/12 - Denver Broncos trade a 4th round pick (#121 overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for WR Dezmon Briscoe $490,000

    02/07/12 - Denver Broncos trade RB Knowshon Moreno $855,000 to the Green Bay Packers for a 5th round pick (#156 overall).

    02/08/12 - Denver Broncos trade DB Rahim Moore $465,000 and a 5th round pick (#153 overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles for DT Cullen Jenkins $2,750,000.

    02/14/12 - Denver Broncos trade LB Von Miller $1,460,000 to the Buffalo Bills for DE Chris Long $2,569,000, WR David Nelson $490,000 and a 2nd round pick (#38 overall).

    02/14/12 - Denver Broncos trade a 2nd round pick (#57 overall) to the Minnesota Vikings for LB Chad Greenway $5,900,000.

    02/15/12 - Denver Broncos trade QB Time Tebow $1,942,500, DE Elvis Dumervil $14,000,000 a 1st round pick (#25 overall) and a 7th round pick (#199 overall) to the Cleveland Browns for LB Chris Gocong #3,700,000, a 1st round pick (#4 overall) and a 2nd round pick (#60 overall).

    02/27/12 - Denver Broncos trade LB DJ Williams and a 6th round pick (#166 overall) to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2nd round pick (#53 overall).

    03/28/12 - Denver Broncos trade a 5th round pick (#156 overall) to the Buffalo Bills for CB Jimmy Wilson $465,000.

    CB Champ Bailey $7,000,000 - RESTRUCTURE
    OG Chris Kuper $850,000 - RESTRUCTURE

    QB Tavaris Jackson $950,000

    OG John Greco $300,000

    RB Mike Tolbert $3,500,000

    QB Matt Flynn $7,500,000

    DT Amobi Okoye $1,600,000
    LB Joe Mays $4,500,000
    LB Wesley Woodyard $5,500,000

    WR Lavelle Hawkins $300,000
    CB Jonathan Wilhite $300,000

    FB Spencer Larson $300,000
    TE Jacob Tamme $1,300,000
    DE Jeremy Mincey $9,000,000
    LB Austin Spitler $300,000
    CB Chris Harris $300,000

    FS Matt Giordano $300,000

    CB Eric Wright $2,000,000
    K Rian Lindell $300,000
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  20. sports24/7

    sports24/7 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Page

    HC- Joe Philbin
    OC- Mike Sullivan
    DC- Dennis Thurman


    Quarterbacks $7,435,000
    QB Josh Freeman $6,585,000
    QB Mike Kafka $500,000
    QB Darron Thomas $350,000

    Running Backs $1,810,000
    RB LeGarrette Blount ERFA $745,000
    RB Kendall Hunter $465,000
    FB LeRon McClain $300,000

    HB Ronnie Brown $300,000

    Wide Receivers $18,340,000
    WR Marques Colston $16,000,000
    WR Kenny Britt $755,000
    WR Joe Adams $350,000

    WR Preston Parker ERFA $745,000
    WR Mike Williams $490,000

    Tight Ends $6,420,000
    TE Kellen Winslow $5,305,000
    TE Luke Stocker $465,000
    TE Chase Ford $350,000
    TE Travis Beckum $300,000

    Offensive Linemen $17,780,000
    OL Todd McClure $300,000
    OL Jeff Faine $300,000
    OL Jeff Byers $300,000
    OL Mitch Petrus $300,000
    OL Jason Smith $6,000,000

    OL Donald Penn $5,100,000
    OL Ted Larsen $490,000
    OL Derek Hardman $490,000
    OL Davin Joseph $4,200,000

    Defensive Linemen $17,287,756
    DL Robert Mathis $11,000,000
    DL Michael Bennett $1,650,000
    DL Melvin Ingram $800,000
    DL DaJohn Harris $350,000
    DE Olivier Vernon $300,000

    DL Da'Quan Bowers $550,256
    DL Gerald McCoy $1,447,500
    DL Brian Price $490,000
    DL Frank Okam $700,000

    Linebackers $6,940,000
    LB Luke Kuechly $950,000
    LB Lance Briggs $4,050,000
    LB Mason Foster $465,000
    LB Adam Hayward $685,000
    LB Dekoda Watson $490,000
    LB Tim Shaw $300,000

    Defensive Backs $5,725,000
    CB Rashean Mathis $1,500,000
    DB Marcus Trufant $500,000
    CB Janoris Jenkins $550,000
    CB Kelvin Hayden $300,000
    S Tom Zbikowski $300,000
    S George Iloka $450,000
    S Hussain Abdullah $300,000

    DB EJ Biggers $565,000
    S Cody Grimm $490,000
    S Ahmad Black $465,000
    DB Syd'Quan Thompson $300,000

    Kickers/Punters $900,000
    P Michael Koenen $600,000
    K Randy Bullock $300,000

    Total: $82,032,756

    Projected Depth Chart

    QB: J Freeman/M Kafka/D Thomas
    FB: L McClain
    HB: L Blount/K Hunter/R Brown
    WR: M Colston/M Williams/J Adams
    WR: K Britt/P Parker
    TE: K Winslow/L Stocker/T Beckum/C Ford
    LT: D Penn/J Smith
    LG: J Faine/M Petrus/T Larson
    OC: T McClure/J Byers
    RG: D Joseph/D Hardman
    RT: J Smith/M Petrus

    In Joe Philbin's new offense we plan to throw the ball, and spread it around when we do. The goal was to make this a dangerous passing offense and that's what we feel we have done. Josh Freeman now has Marques Colston, Kenny Britt, and Mike Williams to throw the ball to. When healthy, that is an extremely talented trio. While Britt missed significant time last year, we think Colston's injury issues are was overblown. He's played in at least 14 games, every year except for 2008. Add in one of the best TEs in the NFL in Kellen Winslow, and this offense should give defenses fits. Preston Parker and rookie Joe Adams are also nothing to sniff at as both are dangerous with the ball in their hands. The line has been given a slight face lift with Faine moving over to guard to allow veteran Todd McClure to take over at center. Former top 5 pick Jason Smith was added at RT. He has been a bit up and down, but we feel that with our coaching we can get that big time potential he once had out of him. Davin Joseph and Donald Penn, both two of the better players at their position in the NFL, return to anchor the line.

    LDE: M Bennett/D Bowers/O Vernon
    RDE: R Mathis/M Ingram
    DT: G McCoy/F Okam/D Harris
    DT: B Price/M Ingram
    WLB: L Briggs/M Ingram/A Heyward
    MLB: L Kuechly/M Foster/T Shaw
    SLB: M Foster/D Watson
    CB: R Mathis/J Jenkins/E Biggers
    CB: M Trufant/K Hayden/S Thompson
    FS: T Zbikowski/H Abdullah/C Grimm
    SS: A Black/G Iloka

    The defense had some holes last year and we feel that we've plugged them and built one of the better defenses in the league with a good mix of veterans and budding young players. Longtime elite veterans in Lance Briggs, Robert Mathis, and Rashean Mathis were brought in to mentor the future stars like Luke Kuechly, Janoris Jenkins, Gerald McCoy, and Daquan Bowers. Our main objective was to build a defense that could get after the passer, mainly with our front four, and allow us to drop 7 into coverage on most downs. On our front four, we have guys that are going to successfully rush the passer in Mathis, Bennett, McCoy, Ingram, Bowers, and Vernon. And our LB group led by Kuechly is going to make it tough to find room to throw the ball when we do. Our defensive backfield is a veteran unit led by guys that have been having success for a long time in Mathis, Trufant, and Hayden. Rookie Janoris Jenkins is going to see plenty of time as well and will be ready to take over when those guys decide to hang 'em up. We have a couple of young players ready to take the next step and start at safety in Tom Zbikowski and Ahmad Black although they will get competition from Hussain Abdullh and George Iloka. The player who might by the lynchpin to the entire defense though, might be Melvin Ingram, who we will use all over the field. He will play end, he will play WILL linebacker, and on some passing downs he will even play defensive tackle. His versatility is going to wreak havoc on the offenses we face and we can't wait to see it.

    K: R Bullock
    P: M Koenen

    KR: J Adams/P Parker/K Hunter
    PR: J Adams/P Parker/K Hunter

    On Special Teams we have one of the best punters in the NFL in Michael Koenen and what we feel will in time be one of the best kickers in the NFL in Randy Bullock. In the return game, Preston Parker did a really nice job for us last year, but we think Joe Adams is going to beat him out. Adams was probably the best return man in the draft and is going to be a threat every time he touches the ball.

    Draft Picks

    1.5- LB, Luke Kuechly, Boston College
    1.23- DE/LB, Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
    2.36- CB, Jenoris Jenkins, North Alabama
    3.81- S, George Iloka, Boise State
    4.107- WR, Joe Adams, Arkansas
    5.148- DT, DaJohn Harris, USC
    6.164- TE, Chase Ford, Miami
    7.197- QB, Darron Thomas, Oregon

    Undrafted Free Agents
    Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami
    Randy Bullock, K, Texas A&M

    After free agency we didn't have a ton of needs, but our draft board was set according to value, but was influenced by positions that could help us. Kuechly, Ingram, and Jenkins were no-brainers for us. We think Kuechly is going to be a dominant MLB and team captain for us for a long time. He will immediately come in and anchor our linebacking corps. He really does it all. He's a tackling machine that is always around the ball and is excellent dropping in coverage. Ingram gives us two things we feel have become incredibly important in today's NFL, and that's pass rushing ability and versatility. He probably won't start for us immediately, but will probably play as many snaps as most of our starters as we will move him around from WILL LB, to DE, and even at times inside at DT where he played some in college. We felt he was excellent value at 23. Jenkins is a guy that had he been clean off the field would have been a top 10 pick. We feel those issues are behind him and he is ready to come in and be a professional. He has all the talent you look for in a corner and will immediately play for us whether it's starting or in sub packages. We like our talent at CB, but we do have some guys up there in age and Janoris will be ready to take the reigns from them eventually and lead our defensive secondary. Iloka is a guy that we feel is undervalued because he has yet to put it all together, but we think he has the talent to be a very good safety in the NFL with the right coaching. Joe Adams was one of our favorite players in the draft and is dangerous in so many ways, whether it's catching the football, running with the football, and maybe most of all, returning the football. He's an electric game breaker type that will come in and see time right away in our system. Harris and Ford are guys that give us some depth and we feel have nice upside. Thomas is a project QB who can come in and sit, learn, and develop. We thought he was worth taking a flyer on late. Vernon is someone who was hurt by poor coaching, injuries, and a suspension, but we think he has great talent. We thought about taking him in the mid rounds of the draft, but we had some other positions we needed to sure up first, but when he surprisingly went undrafted we felt we had to go get him. Bullock was our top rated kicker and we had a need, so we went out signed him pretty quickly after he went undrafted as well.


    QB Mike Kafka $500,000
    DB Syd'Quan Thompson $300,000
    OL Jeff Byers $300,000
    OL Mitch Petrus $300,000
    OL Jason Smith $6,000,000
    DL Michael Bennett RFA 2nd round tender $1,650,000
    WR Marquest Colston $16,000,000
    OC Todd McClure $300,000
    FB LeRon McClain $300,000
    LB Tim Shaw $300,000
    S Hussain Abdullah $300,000
    CB Marcuss Trufant $500,000
    S Tom Zbikowski $300,000
    CB Kelvin Hayden $300,000
    CB Rashean Mathis $1,500,000
    OL Jeff Faine $300,000
    TE Travis Beckum $300,000
    DE Robert Mathis $11,000,000
    P Michael Koenen 600k
    HB Ronnie Brown 300k
    HB Cadillac Williams 300k
    HB Mewelde Moore 300k
    K Randy Bullock 300k (UDFA)
    DE Olivier Vernon 300k (UDFA)

    Our top objectives in free agency were to improve the pass game and improve the pass rush. As the Giants showed last year, that is where the NFL is going. You need to be able to throw the football to score points, and if you can rush the passer you can neutralize great passing games. Specifically, if you can get a good pass rush from your front 4 and allow yourself to drop 7, it is tough to move the ball for opposing offenses. With that goal in place our top two targets were the best WR available in Marques Colston and the best DE available in Robert Mathis. We created enough cap space that we weren't going to be outbid on either player. With our other moves we solidified our offensive line and our secondary as well as added depth in the offensive backfield. We also added a young QB who we feel has quite a bit of upside and a little bit of playing experience in Mike Kafka.


    Bucs send:
    DB Tanard Jackson $2,000,000
    5th Round pick (133)

    Bears send:
    LB Lance Briggs $3,750,000
    Bucs send:
    WR Dezmon Briscoe $490,000

    Broncos send:
    4th round pick (121)
    Pittsburgh sends
    Round 5.151 (from Detroit)

    Tampa Bay sends
    Roy Miller $565,000
    Bucs send:
    DB Larry Asante $490,000

    49ers send:
    RB Kendall Hunter $465,000
    Bengals send:
    -1st round pick #17
    -2nd round pick #55

    Bucs send:
    -Adrian Clayborn ($748,189)
    -4th round pick #121
    -5th round pick #151
    Falcons Send:

    Bucs Send:
    Aquib Talib 1.8M
    3rd (69)
    Bucs send:

    Titans send:
    Kenny Britt $755,000
    Bucs send:

    Vikings send:
    3. 81
    Bucs trade:
    WR Arrelious Benn $490,000

    Seahawks trade:

    No matter where I've been, my philosophy has always been that no one is untouchable. I will trade any player as long as I feel I am making the team better. That was no different this year. Right off the bat we added perennial Pro Bowl OLB Lance Briggs to strengthen our weak LB corps. We trimmed some fat and added valuable draft picks. We then added a back that we were very high on last year when he came out of the draft in Kendall Hunter for a low price to add a speed dimension to compliment Blount in the backfield. Then after a late change in regime in Tennessee, we added possibly our biggest piece in WR Kenny Britt. We think you can't have enough good WRs and in Joe Philbin's system we like to spread the ball around. When healthy, we feel Kenny Britt is one of the brightest young WRs in the NFL and will become a force very quickly.
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  21. Laces Out

    Laces Out Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    Omaha, Ne
    [TABLE="width: 192"]

    [TD="colspan: 2"]Colin Kaepernick
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Rex Grossman
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Case Keenum
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Frank Gore
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Shonn Green
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Mikel Leshoure
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Dan Herron
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Bruce Miller
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Vernon Davis
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Delanie Walker
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Kevin Koger
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Alex Boone
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Marcel Jones
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Amini Silatolu
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Mike Person
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Kyle Nelson
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Jonathan Goodwin
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Keith Williams
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Anthony Davis
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Derek Hall
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Will Tukuafu
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Isaac Sopoaga
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Ray McDonald
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Ricky Jean-Francois
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Pierre Allen
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Aldon Smith
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Ahmad Brooks
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Clint Session
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Brian Hendricks
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Parys Haralson
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Patrick Willis
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Larry Grant
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Stewart Bradley
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Tremaine Brock
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Carlos Rogers
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Donte Whitner
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Shawntae Spencer
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Larry Asante
    [TD="colspan: 2"]CJ Spillman
    [TD]Will Allen
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Sean Richardson
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Cory Nelms
    [TD="colspan: 2"]David Akers
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Adi Kunalic

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  22. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

    Dec 2, 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    "Tradition Through Innovation"

    This slogan typifies the approach we tried to take with the Cleveland Browns this offseason. It started with our coaching decisions, including hiring Rob Chudzinksi as a head coach and Mike McCoy as an offensive coordinator. It continued in our trades and personnel acquisitions, including trading for guys like Tim Tebow, Darren McFadden, and Larry Fitzgerald. In the draft we looked for guys who could make an impact for us, though we purposely went looking at smaller schools for players that most people hadn’t spent a lot of time scouting. Our goal was to put a balanced football team on the field. First and foremost, we focused on offense, looking to get explosive players that can put up points. On defense we had to give up a little bit, but we feel like we more than made up for those with our personnel moves. We expect the Browns to be an excitingly improved football team, though we anticipate that we are still at least a couple years away from being considered Super Bowl contenders.

    General Manager: Vengeful Odin | Head Coach: Rob Chudzinksi
    Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCoy | Defensive Coordinator: Dick Jauron


    Looking over the Cleveland Browns roster the Quarterback position stuck out like a sore thumb. Colt McCoy has been up and down in his short tenure, and while I liked Seneca Wallace he wasn’t the long term solution. Early on I knew I’d have to address the position, which is why I eventually traded for Tim Tebow. Tebow is a polarizing player, perhaps the most so in the league. Not satisfied there, I grabbed Nick Foles in the middle rounds of the draft. Foles showed potential as a Sophomore and a Junior, but had a particularly rocky end to his collegiate career. Still he’s got the size and leadership intangibles I’m looking for in a franchise QB.

    • Colt McCoy ($490,000)
    • Nick Foles ($350,000)
    • Tim Tebow ($1,942,500)

    Running Backs

    Early on I decided that I would be looking to trade for a dynamic running back. I felt like I should be able to find a Top 5 back with one of my second round draft choices, eventually swinging a deal with the Oakland Raiders for Darren McFadden. McFadden, when healthy, is among the most exciting backs in the league. We feel like we can help offset that to some extent with a returning Brandon Jackson, who has shown promise in his NFL career but has struggled with health issues of his own. Joseph Addai comes aboard as a depth player looking to restart a once promising career, while Chris Ogbonnaya works in short yardage situations. Owen Marecic, one of my favorites from last year’s draft, will clear the way as a bruising fullback.

    • Brandon Jackson ($1,650,000)
    • Chris Ogbonnaya ($540,000)
    • Darren McFadden ($5,650,000)
    • Joseph Addai ($500,000)
    • Owen Marecic ($465,000)

    Wide Receiver

    This was the one area that I really spent a lot of my focus. The Browns were simply abysmal last season, and a lot of that had to do with their Wide Receivers. I liked Greg Little, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Joshua Cribbs, but beyond that? Not much. We spent quite a bit of time here, trading for a guy who is arguably the best in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald), arguably the best #2 in the NFL (Jordy Nelson), and then signing Kevin Walter to help man the slot. We also kept Cribbs, who will be used in all sorts of situations, and took a flyer on a returning Braylon Edwards, who returns to Cleveland looking to jump start his stalled career. Carlton Mitchell will continue to work as a 5th wide receiver for us.

    • Braylon Edwards ($600,000)
    • Carlton Mitchell ($490,000)
    • Jordy Nelson ($1,000,000)
    • Joshua Cribbs ($925,000)
    • Kevin Walter ($550,000)
    • Larry Fitzgerald ($5,000,000)

    Tight End

    While we probably could have upgraded here, unfortunately sometimes there are just too many holes, and you’re better off leaving well enough alone. This was one of those cases for us. Ben Watson remains a solid option for us at Tight End, and Bear Pascoe was a late pickup for us that should fulfill a role for us as a #2. Dan Gronkowski will find time as a blocking TE / H-Back type player.

    • Benjamin Watson ($2,880,000)
    • Dan Gronkowsi ($540,000)
    • Bear Pascoe ($300,000)

    Offensive Line

    Offensive line was another area that we knew we wanted to focus on. While Joe Thomas and Alex Mack are among the best at their respective positions, other players could be upgraded. Charlie Johnson, who struggled a little bit at LT, should be a natural fit at RT. Mike Briesel was brought in to start at one of the guard spots. Mike Pollak, Ramon Foster, and Tony Pashos (brought back on reduced salary) offer veteran depth and starting capability. We added two lineman through the draft; David Decastro, who will be plugged right in at guard, and Tom Compton, who could develop into a serviceable tackle for us down the road.

    • Alex Mack ($1,303,000)
    • Charlie Johnson ($300,000)
    • David DeCastro ($800,000)
    • Joe Thomas ($9,200,000)
    • Mike Briesel ($300,000)
    • Mike Pollak ($300,000)
    • Ramon Foster ($300,000)
    • Tom Compton ($350,000)
    • Tony Pashos ($300,000)

    Defensive Line

    Having traded both Athaya Rubin and Jabaal Sheard, I realized that the time was in dire need of some pass rush. Enter Elvis Dumervil. The former Bronco should wreak havoc for us in this scheme. Opposite Dumervil we’re going to be starting Wallace Gillberry, a player who was miscast the last couple of years in Kansas City’s 3-4. Kiante Tripp and Phil Taylor will occupy the inside spots, while Auston English, Letroy Guion, and Derek Wolfe will offer rotational depth and play making ability. It was important for us to have somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-8 players capable of rotating in and making plays. We plan to really get after the QB, and it starts up front with these guys.

    • Auston English ($465,000)
    • Brian Sanford ($465,000)
    • Derek Wolfe ($350,000)
    • Emmanuel Stephens ($415,000)
    • Elvis Dumervil ($14,000,000)
    • Kiante Tripp ($465,000)
    • Letroy Guion ($300,000)
    • Phil Taylor ($1,618,000)
    • Scott Paxson ($435,000)
    • Tydreke Powell ($300,000)
    • Wallace Gillberry ($1,800,000)


    It’s a somewhat thin group of linebackers, but in the 4-3, it’s all about quality over quantity. While it’s true we plan to rotate our defensive linemen early and often, that’s not the case with our linebackers. Our three starters (D’Qwell Jackson, Jovan Belcher, and Demario Davis) are all capable of playing 3 downs. These men are versatile as well, as I believe each one is capable of playing any of the 3 linebacker spots. Ben Jacobs, Brian Smith, Kaluka Maiava, and Quinton Spears offer depth and insurance in the event of injury.

    • Ben Jacobs ($465,000)
    • Brian Smith ($465,000)
    • Demario Davis ($450,000)
    • D'Qwell Jackson ($9,680,000)
    • Jovan Belcher ($1,250,000)
    • Kaluka Maiava ($565,000)
    • Quinton Spears ($465,000)

    Defensive Backs

    This secondary remains a work-in progress. Greg Toler and William Middleton have been brought in to man the corner positions. While it was tough to lose Joe Haden, we view Middleton as an ascending player who is more than capable of holding his own against the #1 WRs of the AFC North. Toler is coming over from Arizona, where he will be given an opportunity to claim the #2 job. Josh Norman and James Dockery will function as our nickel and dime CBs. At the safety spots, we’ve got the underrated TJ Ward returning and Ray Ventrone stepping in at FS, though don’t sleep on Christian Thompson, who could find himself starting by the end of the season.

    • Christian Thompson ($350,000)
    • Greg Toler ($300,000)
    • James Dockery ($465,000)
    • Josh Norman ($350,000)
    • Ray Ventrone ($700,000)
    • TJ Ward ($490,000)
    • William Middelton ($4,000,000)

    Special Teams

    We’re bringing both Phil Dawson and Reggie Hodges back to Cleveland. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

    • Phil Dawson ($300,000)
    • Reggie Hodges ($300,000)

    Cap Status: $78,534,000 ($6,466,000 under)
    Legend: Trade / Free Agent / Draft


    Base Offense

    Offensively we're going to be running a lot of Shotgun / Spread / Option stuff. A lot of our players were brought on with the intent of running a wide open type offense. We're listing Colt McCoy as the starter, but we plan to give Tim Tebow every chance to win the starting job in the fall. All of the Wide Receivers in this group are dangerous, as are the running backs in the flats and out of the backfield.

    • Quarterback: Colt McCoy / Tim Tebow / Nick Foles
    • Running Back: Darren McFadden / Brandon Jackson / Joseph Addai
    • Fullback / H-Back: Owen Marecic / Dan Gronkowski
    • Tight End: Benjamin Watson / Dan Gronkowski / Bear Pascoe
    • Wide Receiver: Larry Fitzgerald / Carlton Mitchell
    • Wide Receiver: Jordy Nelson / Braylon Edwards
    • Wide Receiver (slot): Josh Cribbs / Kevin Walter
    • Left Tackle: Joe Thomas / Charlie Johnson
    • Left Guard: Mike Briesel
    • Center: Alex Mack
    • Right Guard: David DeCastro / Ramon Foster
    • Right Tackle: Charlie Johnson / Tony Pashos

    Base Defense

    We're running a Wide 9 / Cover 2 Press type defense. Had I known before the season started how en vogue this defense would be, I may have gone a different direction. However, with the proliferation of Spread concepts in the NFL I feel like this is the defense that will counter it. Running this defense means I won't be doing a lot of blitzing, intead relying on stunts and physical guile from my defensive line to get to the quarterback. That's why it was so important for me to get as many players as I could along the defensive line.

    • Defensive End: Elvis Dumervil
    • Defensive Tackle: Kiante Tripp / Derek Wolfe
    • Defensive Tackle: Phil Taylor / Latroy Guion
    • Defensive End: Wallace Gillberry / Auston English
    • Weakside Linebacker: Demario Davis / Kaluka Maiava
    • Middle Linebacker: D'Qwell Jackson
    • Strongside Linebacker: Jovan Belcher
    • Cornerback: William Middelton
    • Cornerback: Greg Toler
    • Cornerback (nickel): Josh Norman
    • Free Safety: Ray Ventrone / Christian Thompson
    • Strong Safety: T.J. Ward

    Special Teams
    • Kick Returner: Josh Cribbs
    • Punt Returner: Josh Cribbs / Darren McFadden
    • Kicker: Phil Dawson
    • Punter: Reggie Hodges
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  23. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

    Nov 23, 2007
    Katy, TX
    2012 Carolina Panthers Final Roster

    QUARTERBACKS ($1,676,159)

    QB - Cam Newton, $1,376,159
    QB - John Beck, $300,000

    RUNNING BACKS ($7,061,250)
    RB - DeAngelo Williams, $5,000,000
    RB - Jonathan Stewart, $1,311,250
    RB - LaRod Stephens-Howling, $300,000
    FB - John Conner, $450,000

    WIDE RECEIVERS ($10,395,000)
    WR - Steve Smith, $7,750,000
    WR - Brandon LaFell, $490,000
    WR - David Gettis, $490,000
    WR - Kealoha Pilares, $465,000
    WR - Aldrick Robinson, $300,000
    WR - Michael Floyd, $900,000

    TIGHT ENDS ($3,950,000)
    TE - Greg Olsen, $3,000,000
    TE - Randy McMichael, $300,000
    TE - Taylor Thompson, $300,000
    TE/H-Back - Drake Dunsmore, $350,000

    OFFENSIVE LINEMEN ($12,732,250)

    OT - Jordan Gross, $8,500,000
    OT - Jeff Otah, $1,067,250
    OG - Byron Bell, $465,000
    OT - James Brewer, $300,000
    OC - Ryan Kalil, $1,500,000
    OG - Brandyn Dombrowski, $300,000
    OC - Rishaw Johnson, $300,000
    OG - Joe Looney, $300,000

    DEFENSIVE LINEMEN ($18,335,000)
    DE/DT - Greg Hardy, $490,000
    DE - Charles Johnson, $4,750,000
    DE - Thomas Keiser, $465,000
    DT - Sione Fua, $465,000
    DT - Terrell McClain, $465,000
    DT - Ron Edwards, $1,500,000
    DE - Cliff Avril, $9,000,000
    DE - Tim Fugger, $300,000
    DT - Jerel Worthy, $550,000
    DE - Jacquies Smith, $350,000

    LINEBACKERS ($7,400,000)

    OLB - Thomas Davis, $2,250,000
    MLB - Jon Beason, $1,250,000
    OLB - James Anderson, $2,400,000
    OLB - Zac Diles, $300,000
    OLB - Jordan Senn, $500,000
    OLB - Nigel Bradham, $350,000
    MLB - Miles Burris, $350,000

    DEFENSIVE BACKS ($19,195,000)
    CB - Chris Gamble, $6,750,000
    CB - Captain Munnerlyn, $565,000
    CB - Brandon Hogan, $465,000
    CB - Cedric Griffin, $1,200,000
    SS - Charles Godfrey, $700,000
    FS - Sherrod Martin, $565,000
    FS - Dashon Goldson, $8,000,000
    SS - Gerald Sensabaugh, $300,000
    CB - Ron Brooks, $300,000
    CB - Dwight Bentley, $350,000

    SPECIAL TEAMS ($600,000)
    K - Mike Nugent, $300,000
    P - Steve Weatherford , $300,000

    Total Salary - $81,344,659 ($3,655,341 under the cap)

    Depth Chart
    *Starters in Bold*
    *Rookies in Blue*

    QB - Cam Newton, John Beck
    RB - DeAngelo Williams, Jonathon Stewart, LaRod Stephens-Howling
    FB - John Conner
    HB - Drake Dunsmore
    TE - Greg Olsen, Randy McMichael, Taylor Thompson
    WR1 - Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Kealoha Pilares
    WR2 - Michael Floyd, David Gettis, Aldrick Robinson
    LT -Jordan Gross
    LG - Joe Looney
    C - Ryan Kalil, Rishaw Johnson
    RG - Byron Bell, Brandyn Dombroski
    RT - Jeff Otah, James Brewer

    LE - Cliff Avril, Thomas Keiser, Jacques Smith
    LDT - Jerel Worthy, Ron Edwards, Sione Fua
    RDT - Greg Hardy, Terrell McClain
    RE - Charles Johnson, Tim Fugger
    WLB - Thomas Davis, Jordan Senn
    MLB - Jon Beason, Miles Burris
    SLB - James Anderson, Nigel Bradham, Zac Diles
    CB1 - Chris Gamble, Dwight Bentley, Ron Brooks
    CB2 - Cedric Griffin, Captain Munnerlyn, Brandon Hogan
    FS - Dashon Goldson, Sherrod Martin
    SS - Charles Godfrey, Gerald Sensabaugh

    Special Teams
    K - Mike Nugent
    P - Steve Weatherford
    KR - LaRod Stephens-Howling, Kealoha Pilares, Aldrick Robinson
    PR - Kealoha Pilares, Dwight Bentley, Brandon Hogan
  24. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You

    Nov 22, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Lions Roster
    Matthew Stafford, $10,500,000
    AJ Feeley, $350,000
    Tyler Palko, $350,000

    Running Backs
    Fred Jackson, $1,830,000
    Keiland Williams, $490,000
    Joique Bell, $465,000
    Brock Bolen, $350,000

    Wide Receivers
    Calvin Johnson, $14,000,000
    Nate Burleson, $4,000,000
    Mohamed Massaquoi, $565,000
    Stefan Logan, $615,000
    Terrence Toliver, $435,000
    Marcus Harris, $435,000

    Tight Ends
    Brandon Pettigrew, $1,062,500
    Tony Scheffler, $1,550,000
    Will Heller, $900,000

    Offensive Tackles
    Jonathan Martin, $850,000
    Gosder Cherilus, $810,000
    Jason Fox, $490,000
    Johnny Culbreath, $390,000

    Offensive Guards
    Jacques McClendon, $435,000
    Stephen Peterman, $2,000,000
    Dylan Gandy, $850,000
    Derrick Dockery, $350,000

    Dominic Raiola, $2,000,000
    Dan Gerberry, $435,000

    Nose Tackles
    Corey Williams, $4,900,000
    Andre Fluellen, $350,000

    Defensive Ends
    Ndamukong Suh, $9,250,000
    Kendall Reyes, $550,000
    Gerard Warren, $350,000
    Vonnie Holliday, $350,000

    James Harrison, $5,315,000
    Larry Foote, $3,000,000
    Justin Durant, $1,500,000
    Jason Worilds, $490,000
    Lawrence Jackson, $915,000
    Willie Young, $490,000
    Ugo Chinasa, $435,000
    Slade Norris, $435,000
    Doug Hogue, $465,000

    Chris Houston, $3,000,000
    Aaron Berry, $490,000
    Alphonso Smith, $695,000
    Don Carey, $540,000
    Ross Weaver, $435,000

    Louis Delmas, $822,500
    Amari Spievey, $490,000
    John Wendling, $700,000
    Ricardo Silva, $465,000

    Special Teams
    Jason Hanson, $750,000
    Ryan Donahue, $465,000
    JJ Jansen, $350,000


    Offense Depth Chart
    QB - Stafford, Feeley, Palko
    RB - Jackson, Williams, Bell
    RB - Bolen
    WR - Johnson, Massaquoi Toliver
    WR - Burleson, Logan, Harris
    TE - Pettgrew, Scheffler, Heller
    LT - Martin, Fox
    LG - McClendon, Dockery
    OC - Raiola, Gerberry
    RG - Peterman, Gandy
    RT - Cherilus, Culbreath

    Defense Depth Chart
    RE - Suh, Warren
    NT - Williams, Fluellen
    LE - Reyes, Holliday
    ROLB - Harrison, Jackson
    RILB - Foote, Norris
    LILB - Durant, Hogue
    LOLB - Worilds, Young
    CB - Houston, Smith, Weaver
    CB - Berry, Carey, Weaver
    FS - Delmas, Wendling
    SS - Spievey, Silva

    Special Teams Depth Chart
    K - Hanson
    P - Donahue
    LS - Jansen
    KR - Logan
    PR - Logan
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  25. Big E

    Big E Plus sized porn star

    Nov 29, 2007
    Bloomington, IN.
    Houston Texans

    HOU QB1 Carson Palmer $8,000,000
    HOU QB2 TJ Yates $465,000

    TJ is still the future of this team IMO, but a year or two under a vet will do him good.

    HOU RB1 Arian Foster $9,000,000
    HOU RB2 Rashard Mendenhall $650,000
    HOU RB3 Bernard Scott $565,000
    HOU RB4 Javarris Williams $465,000
    HOU FB1 Lawrence Vickers $300,000
    HOU FB2 Rhett Ellison $350,000

    Foster is going to be a huge free agent next yr, so picking up Mendenhall and letting him recover this yr to have for next yr in case we cant come to terms with Foster was vital.
    HOU WR1 Mike Williams $3,000,000
    HOU WR2 Jeremy Maclin $933,250
    HOU WR3 Golden Tate $490,000
    HOU WR4 Riley Cooper $490,000
    HOU WR5 Juron Criner $550,000
    HOU WR6 Blair White $490,000
    HOU WR7 Devin Thomas $300,000

    Giving up Andre Johnson was a hard choice but in the long run, better for the team, when AJ gets hurt,which sadly is almost yearly the depth was just not there. Now we have what is probably the deepest unit in the league.

    HOU TE1 Owen Daniels $6,500,000
    HOU TE2 Coffman, Chase $300,000

    Owen is a Pro bowl TE we think under the right system Chase can be very good.

    HOU OL Eric Wood $800,000 1C
    HOU OL (R) David Molk $350,000 2C
    HOU OL Duane Brown $781,500 1LT
    HOU OL Derek Newton $465,000 2LT
    HOU OL Wade Smith $2,000,000 1LG
    HOU OL Thomas Austin $435,000 2LG
    HOU OL Sebastian Vollmer $650,000 1RG
    HOU OL Antoine Caldwell $565,000 2RG
    HOU OL Jeremy Trueblood $1,500,000 1RT
    HOU OL (R) Landon Walker $300,000 2RT

    The Texans made some great additions to our line.
    HOU RDE1 Mario Williams $12,997,500.00
    HOU RDE2 (R) Julian Miller $350,000
    HOU NT1 Alan Branch $3,000,000
    HOU NT2 (R) Jaye Howard $300,000
    HOU DT1 (R)Fletcher Cox $900,000
    HOU DT2 Shaun Cody $2,250,000
    HOU LDE Kyle Vanden Bosch $5,000,000
    HOU LDE2 Selvie, George $750,000

    We switched to a 4-3 to better use the best player on our team. Mario Williams is an all star DE and we intend on him retiring a Texan.

    HOU WLB1 Rey Maualuga $565,000
    HOU WLB2 Tim Jamison $565,000
    HOU ILB1 Pat Angerer $490,000
    HOU ILB2 Darryl Sharpton $490,000
    HOU SLB1 Brian Cushing $1,153,000
    HOU SLB2 (R)Tyler Nielsen $350,000
    HOU OLB (R)Danny Trevathan $300,000

    HOU CB1 Devin McCourty $505,000
    HOU CB2 Glover Quin $565,000
    HOU CB3 Kareem Jackson $700,000
    HOU CB4 Brandon Harris $465,000
    HOU CB5 (R)Mike Harris $350,000
    HOU FS1 O.J Otogwe $3,500,000.00
    HOU FS2 (R)Eddie Whitley $350,000
    HOU SS1 George Wilson $1,725,000
    HOU SS2 Troy Nolan $565,000

    Decent depth at DB
    HOU K Olindo Mare $300,000
    HOU P Andy Lee $1,000,000
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  26. Tractor Traylor

    Tractor Traylor Crafty Veteran

    Jan 5, 2008
    Kansas City, MO

    HC: Rob Ryan
    OC: Jason Garrett
    DC: Romeo Crennel

    Starting Lineup
    QB- Michael Vick
    RB- Jamaal Charles
    RB- Trent Richardson (R)
    FB- Vonta Leach
    WR- Dwayne Bowe
    WR- Jonathan Baldwin
    Slot WR- Steve Breaston
    TE- Tony Moeaki
    LT- Matt Kalil (R)
    LG- Ryan Lilja
    C- Rodney Hudson
    RG- Jon Asamoah
    RT- Branden Albert

    DE- Glenn Dorsey
    NT- Kelly Gregg
    DE- Tyson Jackson
    OLB- Tamba Hali
    ILB- Derrick Johnson
    ILB- Bart Scott
    OLB- Justin Houston
    CB- Brandon Flowers
    FS- Kendrick Lewis
    SS- Jim Leonhard
    CB- Dominique Foxworth
    Nickel CB- Orlando Scandrick

    KR- Dexter McCluster, Javier Arenas
    PR- Dexter McCluster
    P- Sam Koch
    K- Ryan Succop

    QB- Vick - Orton -Stanzi
    RB- Charles - Richardson - McCluster - Benson
    FB- Leach
    WR1- Bowe - Breaston - B.Smith
    WR2- Baldwin - Copper
    WR3- Breaston - McCluster
    TE- Moeaki - Carlson - Reliford
    LT- Kalil - Potter - Mims
    LG- Lilja - Rackley
    C- Hudson - Legursky
    RG- Asamoah - Rackley
    RT- Albert - Hunter

    DE- Dorsey - Bailey
    NT- Gregg - Powe - Nicks
    DE- T.Jackson - M.Jackson
    OLB- Hali - Sheffield
    ILB - D.Johnson - Siler
    ILB- B.Scott - B.Ruud
    OLB- Houston - Studebaker
    CB- Flowers - J.Arenas
    FS- Lewis - C.Cook - J.Jackson
    SS- Leonhard - Washington
    CB- Scandrick - Foxworth- J.Brown

    K- Succop
    P- Koch
    KR- Arenas - McCluster
    PR- McCluster - Arenas

    Draft Picks
    1(7) Matt Kalil, OT
    1(11) Trent Richardson, RB
    4(122) Malik Jackson, DE
    5(139) Nate Potter, OT
    6(159) Akiem Hicks, NT
    6(172) Janzen Jackson, FS
    7(203) Beau Reliford, TE
    7(223)Marquis Maze, WR

    The Eagles Send:
    QB Michael Vick (12,500,000)

    Kansas City Sends:
    QB Matt Cassel (5,250,000)
    FS Eric Berry (3,900,000)

    KC DB Brandon Flowers $6,072,000
    KC DB Donald Washington $565,000
    KC DB Dominique Foxworth $1,300,000... FREE AGENT
    KC DB Jalil Brown $390,000
    KC DB Javier Arenas $490,000
    KC DB Jim Leonhard $1,200,000...FREE AGENT
    KC DB Kendrick Lewis $490,000
    KC DB Orlando Scandrick $600,000...FREE AGENT
    KC DB Chris Cook $300,000...FREE AGENT

    KC DL Allen Bailey $465,000
    KC DL Glenn Dorsey $2,181,000
    KC DL Jerrell Powe $465,000
    KC DL Tyson Jackson $2,505,000
    KC DL Kelly Gregg $650,000...FREE AGENT

    KC KP Sam Koch $300,000...FREE AGENT
    KC KP Ryan Succop $300,000...FREE AGENT

    KC LB Andy Studebaker $1,480,000
    KC LB Barrett Ruud $500,000...FREE AGENT
    KC LB Bart Scott $1,200,000...FREE AGENT
    KC LB Brandon Siler $700,000
    KC LB Cameron Sheffield $490,000
    KC LB Derrick Johnson $3,000,000
    KC LB Justin Houston $465,000
    KC LB Tamba Hali $9,000,000

    KC OL Branden Albert $1,030,000
    KC OL David Mims $465,000
    KC OL Doug Legursky $600,000...FREE AGENT
    KC OL Jon Asamoah $490,000
    KC OL Rodney Hudson $465,000
    KC OL Ryan Lilja $2,100,000
    KC OL Will Rackley $450,000...FREE AGENT
    KC OL Wayne Hunter $300,000...FREE AGENT

    KC QB Kyle Orton $1,000,000...FREE AGENT
    KC QB Michael Vick $12,500,000
    KC QB Ricky Stanzi $465,000

    KC RB Cedric Benson $500,000...FREE AGENT
    KC RB Dexter McCluster $490,000
    KC RB Jamaal Charles $3,250,000

    KC FB Vonta Leach $650,000...FREE AGENT

    KC TE Tony Moeaki $490,000
    KC TE John Carlson $4,200,000...FREE AGENT

    KC WR Brad Smith $400,000...FREE AGENT
    KC WR Dwayne Bowe $9,521,000
    KC WR Jonathan Baldwin $712,000
    KC WR Steve Breaston $3,750,000
    KC WR Terrance Copper $755,000

    KC 7 Matt Kalil, OT $900,000
    KC 11 Trent Richardson, RB $850,000
    KC 122 Malik Jackson, DE $350,000
    KC 139 Nate Potter, OT $350,000
    KC 159 Akiem Hicks, NT $350,000
    KC 172 Janzen Jackson, FS $350,000
    KC 203 Beau Reliford, TE $350,000
    KC 223 Marquis Maze, WR $350,000

    Write-Up coming soon
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  27. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

    Mar 25, 2008
    Thee...Ohio State University
    BUFFALO BILLS....from TP

    My goals

    1. Create the most menacing and disruptive front 7 in the NFL. I knew by trying to accomplish this goal it would mean I wouldn't be able to focus on making big offensive splashes.

    2. Create an offense that was more balanced, with playmaking ability, one that forces a defense to protect every blade of grass and in turn open up space for my playmakers to operate. Elite talent isn't needed to accomplish this; all I needed was guys who compliment each other's skill set and maximizes each other's potential.

    3. Have one of the top special teams units in the league.

    Defensively, I wanted guys who were scheme versatile capable of executing a hybrid defense and changing the front without having to change personnel.
    A) Calais Campbell represents a vital piece of the puzzle and is worthy of his lofty price tag b/c I needed a stud LDE with versatility, one who could dominate and free up Von Miller while allowing Dareus & Williams to maximize their scheme flexibility. In order for Miller to play that 4-3 SOLB role similar to his one in Denver, I needed a LDE who could do it all, and do it well. Calais will play 4-3 LDE in base and move inside during nickel and dime so that Miller can rush from the left end position. In 3-4 looks, Calias is obviously the LDE with either Dareus and Williams mixing it up at nose and RDE.

    B) At defensive tackle, Dareus can line up at different spots along the line, and after doing some digging I found out that ProFootballFocus's 2010 DPOY, Kyle Williams, played the majority of his snaps at DT and DE despite being listed as the 3-4 NT. So these guys should be able to mix up odd and even fronts.

    C) Von Miller. He should explode in this defense with studs along the dline commanding attention.

    D) Connor Barwin was added b/c he's a playmaking who fits my necessary "scheme versatile" mold. On paper Houston is a 3-4, but IIRC the Texans frequently lined up in a 5-2 with Barwin and Reed essentially acting as defensive ends. With Calais, Marcel, and Kyle, Barwin and Miller can do the same in Buffalo, only with more effectiveness.

    E) Patrick Willis -In order to bring this extra pressure, it's critical to add a middle linebacker who can handle the extra stress put on the position during these situations and help pick up the slack. What better guy exists for this stuff than Patrick Willis? So I spared no cost to bring him in.

    F) Thomas Decoud. Bringing extra defensive pressure requires a free safety who can aid in run support which is why Decoud was my most coveted FS option in FA.

    G)Defensive back: Tarrell Brown was great in San Fran's pressuring defense, and he's ascending as a player, so he's a welcome addition. Richard Marshall pairs with him for a solid 1-2. Justin Rogers & Buster Scrine have a lot of potential in nickel as Rogers is proving to be a possible late round draft gem. 2nd rounder Josh Robinson will make a viable back up on the perimeter. 2nd year SS, DaNorris Searcy, flashed starting ability during his limited 2011 time, so I saw no need to not let him jump into the lineup and continue developing on the field.

    Prior to Ryan Fitzpatrick's 4 cracked ribs in week 8 and prior to tons of injury along the Oline and a constant shuffling of mediocre WRs & TEs, Buffalo was actually putting up some points, so there should be no problem improving upon their initial 2011 success with the key additions I made:

    A) Russell Okung. I addressed the LT position with the immensely talented high 1st rounder. That's an upgrade over the departed Bell. It took me a lot of maneuvering to make this acquisition (and the others as well). It was a painstaking effort to gradually build value through trades and repeated trades.

    B) Jacoby Ford was added as the flanker b/c one of the greatest needs known to Bills' fans was the speedy deep threat who could open up the offense and draw some coverage away from Johnson. Ford's hand injury hurt him last year, but when he's on the field, he requires attention b/c even top corners like Flowers & Carr can't cover him 1 on 1 as evidence by their torching in Oakland's overtime win vs KC. Ford helps keep a defense more honest which is important in an offense that operates around Fitz getting the ball out of his hand quickly. In a zone blocking offense, Ford helps give Spiller some added running room, opens up receiving opportunities underneath and in the flats for Spiller, Greg Little, and Marcedes Lewis. What Ford does for the rest of the offense is well worth his 2nd round price tag. I'm sure the Raiders know this well. He also joins fellow Clemson Tiger, CJ Spiller, to form the NFL's fastest WR-RB tandem. These guys make eachother better.

    C) Greg Little. Made an impact his rookie year despite missing his final season at UNC. The 2nd biggest piece of the offensive puzzle was the need for a big, physical go-to WR who could also score in the redzone. Little is an ideal slot receiver for this offense and a massive upgrade.

    D) Marcedes Lewis. Lewis is a Pro Bowl caliber TE and a perfect compliment for a spread offense that needs a dual threat TE, one who can make plays in traffic, take advantage of mismatches, be a threat in the redzone (evidence by his 10 TDs in 2010) as well as act as an extra tackle in the ground game to help spring Spiller who's always a threat to break a run outside. (The 230 pound Little can also seal off blocks from his slot position.)

    E) James Casey. Buffalo lacked a #2 TE so it was important to add a talented Hback like Casey who is still ascending in his Hback role. His effectiveness in Houston's zone blocking ground game and Foster & Tate's success is greatly welcomed.

    F) Offensive Line. Prior to injury, Buffalo's oline was one of if not the best in the NFL last year, so it was extremely important to replace the loss of center, Eric Wood, with one of top zone blocking centers in the league, Scott Wells. The rest of the line is young and ascending, so there's no reason for this unit to not be one of the league's best.

    Side note: At wide receiver I didn't feel the need to go overboard with 15 different #1 receivers which will ultimately do nothing but end in problems and conflict out of forcing a bunch of alpha players to split reps and pass attempts. Besides, in a spread offense like Buffalo, #1 receivers aren't needed all over the field as it's more important for the receivers to compliment each other and allow the offense to create and take advantage of mismatches. If Fitzpatrick's 4 cracked ribs and poor surrounding cast outside of Johnson & Spiller/Jackson could rack up 3850 passing yards and 24 passing TDs, then a healthy Fitzpatrick with Stevie Johnson, Jacoby Ford, Greg Little, Marcedes Lewis, and Spiller should be enough for 4000+ yards and 30+ TDs. That should be more than enough production to win a Super Bowl when the defense is busy sending QBs to the Emergency Room. lol.

    Special Teams
    Since games can be won or lost on special teams, it was important to ensure I had a solid kicker, punter, and long snapper, as well as the addition of both of ProFootballFocus's "Special Teams Pro-Bowlers", Cedric Peerman & Heath Farwell, with Farwell being one of the top special teamers in the league the past 5 years. Elite returners [Spiller, Ford, and Buster Skrine] will share kick and punt return duties.

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  28. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Write up coming tomorrow!


    Matt Schaub - $7,150,000
    Jon Kitna - $300,000
    Jordan Jefferson - $350,000

    Total salary: $7,800,000


    Ben Tate - $490,000
    Jonathan Dwyer - $490,000
    LaMichael James - $450,000
    Vick Ballard - $350,000
    Greg Jones - $1,250,000

    Total salary: $3,030,000


    Ben Obomanu - $2,000,000
    Doug Baldwin - $465,000
    Kendall Wright - $850,000
    Deon Butler - $565,000
    WR Arrelious Benn $490,000
    Dale Moss - $350,000

    Total salary: $4,720,000


    Zach Miller - $6,000,000
    Todd Heap - $300,000
    Anthony McCoy - $490,000
    Les Brown - $300,000

    Total salary: $6,790,000


    James Carpenter - $722,341
    Mike Adams - $550,000
    Allen Barbre - $700,000
    Lydon Murtha- $300,000


    Steve Hutchinson - $6,950,000
    Robert Gallery - $5,000,000
    John Moffit - $505,000
    Brent Osborne - $435,000


    Max Unger - $565,000
    Lemuel Jeanpierre - $415,000

    Total OL salary: $16,607,341


    Chris Clemons - $3,000,000
    Everson Griffen - $490,000
    Travis LaBoy - $1,500,000
    Donte Paige-Moss - $350,000

    Total salary: $5,340,000


    Kevin Williams - $7,250,000
    Brandon Mebane - $4,000,000
    Ziggy Hood - $600,000
    Clinton McDonald - $745,000

    Total salary: $12,595,000


    David Hawthorne - $9,680,000.00
    Lawrence Timmons - $2,625,000
    Zach Brown - $550,000
    Geno Hayes - $300,000
    Malcom Smith - $465,000

    Total salary: $13,620,000


    Brandon Browner - $415,000
    Richard Sherman - $465,000
    Byron Maxwell - $465,000
    Will Allen - $300,000
    Cliff Harris - $350,000


    Earl Thomas - $1,000,000
    Kam Chancellor - $490,000
    Bob Sanders - $300,000
    Jeron Johnson - $465,000

    Total DB salary: $4,250,000


    Steven Hauschka - $2,251,200
    Jon Ryan - $1,200,000
    Clint Gresham - $490,000

    Total salary: $3,941,200

    Total Team Salary: $78,693,541

    Salary Cap Space: $6,306,459
    Roster space 53/53
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  29. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You

    Nov 22, 2007
    Denver, CO

    Phillip Rivers - QB - $10,200,000
    Sage Rosenfels - QB - $350,000
    Brock Osweiler - QB - $450,000

    Roy Helu - RB - $465,000
    Stevan Ridley - RB - $509,250
    Shane Vereen - RB - $465,000
    David Johnson - RB - $300,000

    Julio Jones - WR - $1,043,000
    Wes Welker - WR - $9,521,000
    Jerome Simpson - WR - $1,100,000
    Greg Childs - WR - $450,000
    Eric Page - WR - $350,000
    Eric Weems - WR - $650,000

    Rob Gronkowski - TE - $490,000
    Aaron Hernandez - TE - $490,000
    Matt Spaeth - TE - $300,000

    Nate Solder - OT - $766,100
    Marcus Cannon - OT - $481,281
    Sebastian Vollmer - OT - $650,000
    Brandon Mosely - OT - $350,000
    Logan Mankins - OG - $3,000,000
    Jeremy Zuttah - OG - $1,500,000
    Brian Waters - OG - $1,750,000
    Donald Thomas - OG - $615,000
    Nick Hardwick - OC - $2,000,000
    Dan Koppen - OC - $300,000

    JJ Watts - DE - $912,00
    Cory Redding - DE - $460,000
    Red Bryant - DE - $2,600,000
    Brandon Deaderick - DE - $490,000
    Vince Wilfork - NT - $4,500,000
    Ron Brace - NT - $777,000
    Kyle Love - NT - $745,000

    Brian Orakpo - OLB - $765,000
    Jermaine Cunningham - OLB - $490,000
    Rob Ninkovich - OLB - $900,000
    Jonathan Massaquoi - OLB - $350,000
    Brandon Spikes - ILB - $490,000
    Dane Fletcher - ILB - $490,000
    Jerod Mayo - ILB - $750,000
    Nathan Stupar - ILB - $350,000

    Jonathan Joseph - CB - $5,437,500
    DeAngelo Hall - CB - $6,000,000
    Ras-I Dowling - CB - $616,095
    Kyle Arrington - CB - $850,000
    Sterling Moore - CB - $465,000
    Patrick Chung - FS - $600,000
    Sergio Brown - FS - $490,000
    Mike Adams - SS - $1,500,000
    James Ihedigbo - SS - $300,000

    Zoltan Mesko - P - $490,000
    Danny Aiken - LS - $465,000
    Connor Barth - K - $300,000


    QB - Rivers | Rosenfels | Osweiler
    HB - Helu | Ridley | Vereen
    FB - Johnson
    WR - Jone | Simpson | Page
    WR - Welker (SLOT) | Childs | Weems
    TE - Gronkowski | Hernandez | Spaeth
    LT - Solder | Mosely
    LG - Mankins | Thomas
    C - Hardwick | Koppen
    RG - Zuttah | Waters
    RT - Vollmer | Cannon

    DE - Watts | Deaderick | Love
    DE - Bryant | Redding | Love
    NT - Wilfork | Love | Brace
    OLB - Ninkovich | Cunningham
    ILB - Spikes | Stupar
    ILB - Mayo | Fletcher
    OLB - Orakpo | Massaquoi
    CB - Joseph | Dowling | Moore
    CB - Hall | Arrington | Moore
    FS - Chung | Brown
    SS - Adams | Ihedigbo

    K - Barth
    P - Mesko
    LS - Aiken
    KR - Weems
    PR - Weems

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