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will he play in pre-season games ?
I'm sure he will, but probably not tomorrow...
Anyone know how well Luzar blocks?
I wonder what that TE move means...Luzar more of a receiver than a blocker?? Or good at both..seems like good height..so maybe a TALL receiver??
This is GREAT, GREAT news. Seau will help the entire defense play harder.
See ya Monty, good luck on special teams.
"Good intensity, good work ethic...better football player than athlete...at times is clumsy and unable to control big body...somewhat stiff and mechanical...not smooth route runner...lacks running ability to get seperation against man coverage...not a threat to make big yards out of short play...trouble with change of direction...lacks explosivenss as blocker..."
Hmm, not a good route runner, blocker or passing threat...so what exactly does he bring to the table? Camp Fodder, IMO.
Shame about Rasby. But we wont miss him.
Seau makes us a legitimate SB contender... assuming Branch shows up and Jackson finds his feet.
with Seau signing what will happens to the eventual trade with DAL ?
Regarding Seau, call me a homer if you like but I'm excited. He may not even be an average LB anymore, and he may be injury prone on top of that, but he's competent and will bring a new shot of excitement to the team on and off the field. I'm sure the same players start to get tired of each other, at least a little bit, over the years and bringing in a veteran excited about his last chance to win will add a new dynamic.
Do you think the Patriots will do what it takes to get to Miami this year??? I do...time for Branch to hop on the train for the ride...or maybe be left behind!!
i will be very happy if, also for only 1 year, he will be able to do what Phifer and Cox done for us in the recent past
I'm more intrigued by the Luzar signing and what that says about the team's faith in Graham's ability to stay healthy and be effective...judging by his lack of offensive stats, maybe he falls into the "good blocker" category as well
Interesting name though - nothing says "winner" like Luzar
I think we all question what Seau has left in the tank but I guess its up to him to show everyone before final cuts are made
Considering Rasby was cut to make room, I don't think it has much to do with Graham.
JSP, I thought the EXACT same thing and am glad you posted this.
Maybe the trade with Dallas with involve GRAHAM! The guy is injury prone, and if Luzar can block well, then Graham is expendable.
Luzar has a grand total of 4 career catches, hasn't played since 2003, and only has 1 career start. He's no Tony Gonzalez.
Rasby was as good of a blocker you can find. His release says something.
No one has yet to mention this but with the signing of Seau, he is now teaming back up with our boy Rodney Harrison.
So, I guess we can assume BB liked what he saw in his work out?
Junior Seau, that is.
Last year I was fired up about Chad Brown because I thought he would be the next Phifer/Cox/Harrison/Washington/Dillon sort of signing. A guy that was experienced and ready to knock the snot out of people. But Brown never did show up.
This year, I'm not sure whether to view Seau as another Brown or another Cox/Phifer.
But for now I feel happy about the signing, maybe not as overjoyed as some of you, but cautiously optimistic.
Can he take on blocks and play two gap????
I'm looking forward to Seau and Harrison reuniting, I think that may provide a spark in the backfield.
This move is strange to me, I just dont get it, but then again I'm not making the decision.
I haven't been reading all 8 threads about the Seau signing so please forgive me if this has already been discussed, but why wouldn't the Dolphins retain his rights? Is it because of years of service or in the league? Did the Dolphins not object to it? Could they have? And if they couldn't have fought this signing, why doesn't that piss-ant Branch do it? I always thought the previous team retain the players right.
They cut him in March.
He was released in the spring by the Fins...as far as Graham goes..I doubt its a trade to Dallas. Rasby was a good blocker..so??? Maybe that means Graham is ready to play..(Rasby taking Graham's place..so to speak..) but Luzar?? Interesting..
Seau will hold a conference call at 6:30, per Reiss.
My bad. I feel like an idiot. I probably knew that. :bricks:
The Dolphins cut him in the spring, (I read). When he didn't get an offer he liked he retired a few days ago.
Yeah but Daniel Graham is no Tony Gonzalez either... I wish he were.
Luzar I assume is being brought in for his blocking ability - because as we all pointed out, it ain't for his offensive production
I was expecting Rasby to be cut regardless - to me the fact that they brought in another TE - and a veteran at that - means they are actually considering ANOTHER tight end to keep on the roster in addition to Watson, Thomas, Mills, and presumably Graham.
Unless someone thinks that Thomas or Mills are going to be cut, that's 5 TEs on the roster ... unless they think that there's a chance injury (or anything else) could create an opportunity for another veteran
so I stand by my initial gut reaction - the swapping of Rasby for Luzar means there's serious concern that one of our 4 leading TEs might not be available in the season
It will be interesting to see how much influence Harrison had with Pioli and BB on the signing of Seau. Given this, I still believe that they need to add additional depth at ILB, some of the guys slotted there right now are strictly special teamers.
I see the Rasby release as BB rewarding a veteran for a good job by giving him a chance to catch on elsewhere during the preseason - if he doesn't, I expect him to remain on the shadow roster.
Luzar sounds like a Dante special, 6'7" 265, try him out in preseason as a blocking TE and bring him back in the off-season as another OT candidate. He'll probably have the entire season to gain weight, then get it fine tuned by Woicik and Nash.
Seau, we'll see.
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