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  1. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    With the Falcons signing Grady Jackson, the talk down there is that they plan of releasing Chad Lavalais (sp?). I remember he was a popular name during the draft a couple of years ago. He should be a better fit in a 3-4, which Atlanta ran when he was drafted. Could we have a roster upgrade from Hill, Klecko, or Sullivan?
     
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    He's 293...smaller than most of our DEs, and smaller than Mike Wright, who himself is undersized at NT. He's a 1-gap DT.
     
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    Handel Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    What are the physical specifications for a 3-4 DE?

    more than 290 lbs?

    Because in my Madden (2004 :blush: ) franchise, I just drafted a 6'4 277 DE who seems a bit borderline for standard 3-4 DE size.
     
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    Start at 310-320 for a NT, 290-310 for a DE.

    Grady Jackson weighed in at 370 for a Jets workout on Monday. The Falcons ended up signing him, because the Jets thought that was too heavy a playing weight.
     
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    I'm suggesting him as a DE.
     
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    Handel Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Yeah, I know that for NT. The one I have is 6'7 314.
     
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    6'7" may be too tall. You want a low center of gravity.
     
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    Handel Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Thanks for the info. Of course, it is Madden. In a 3-4 where DL main purpose is run stopping, my NT had seasons of 7 to 10 sacks...

    Concerning LBs, I try to get some who are 245 to 260.
     
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    Mike Wright isn't a NT. He played there last year, and has some flexibility, but he's mainly playing at DE.
     
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    I think Saban might place that call to Chad before BB does????

    I think Chad is better suited as a 3-4 DE because he can play grasp and control.

    Has anybody heard bad things about Chad in Atlanta??? Bad Attitude, drugs, uncoachable, things like that?????
     
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    Just that Mora isn't happy with his performance as a 4-3 DT, and signed Grady Jackson to replace him.
     
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    I know he's there now, but last year he spelled Wilfork at NT.
     
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