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  1. NE39

    NE39 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Great news!! Hochstein provides really good insurance for the interior of our line, especially at C.
     
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    Anything to read into this re:Koppen? Would he be the answer at C if Koppen can't go?
     
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    Since Hochstein was already signed for 2006, I don't think this signals anything about Koppen's short-term readiness.
     
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    This is good news...Hochstein is a solid interior player..at C, G..I don't know what is says about Koppen at all...a good move!!!
     
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    I hope not. I like Russ but he's just a finger in a dike. Good backup.
     
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    I thought he wanted to be the director?
     
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    Good move. Especially with the pitance of a 400,000 signing bonus. (I hate saying $400,000 dolars guarenteed is a pittance, but still.) So proably decent cap hit for a guy that is a very reliable backup. Seems like we intend to have strong, deep and long term on both lines. Which is just fine IMHO.
     
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    It would be a wise extension regardless of Koppen's state... but in terms of negotiating, Hochstein is in a better negotiating position if it becomes known that Koppen has injury issues... so perhaps that did factor into why they extended him sooner rather than later
     
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    This is an important move. It guarantees us a center that we know can start through 2008. As the article points out, all of our top SEVEN OL's are signed though 2007 (all except Koppen).
     
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    Good insurance policy in case Koppen can't come back at full strength. Hochstein knows the system. Solid move to retain one of our own guys on the OL.
     
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    :singing: Rock On Russ! :rocker:
     
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    Where have you been, Box. We almost missed you. Well, we noticed that you weren'tposting for a few days.
     
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    In a related story, Warren Sapp is reportedly still trying to get past the blocking of Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon.
     
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    That is perfectly understandable in your case.:rolleyes:
     
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