OT: Jimmy Williams cut by Falcons

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  1. BadMoFo

    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Didn't see this mentioned anywhere. He was pretty highly regarded coming out of college. Maybe he just needs a new environment to play under. Not saying anything.

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  2. BelichickFan

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    Getting cut from the Falcons surely doesn't speak well of him.

    He's supposedly slow for a CB, Virginia Tech must have a fast track because his pro day numbers :

    20 yard shuttle 4.14
    3 cone 6.69

    are pretty good.

    At the combine, Wheatley posted a 4.20, 6.74 respectively and Wilhite was 4.41, 7.17 at his pro day. In fact the 6.69 3 cone would have been the best in this past year's CB draft (of the ones NFL Draft Scout has listed) as Wheatley was tied with DRC for the best.
  3. signbabybrady

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    To heavy for corner to soft for safety.

    Dimitroff doesn't want him.

    I am happy with our DB situation right now and I am not sure this guy improves on any of the guys here now.
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  4. Crazyeechrispats1

    Crazyeechrispats1 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Yeah but he is young surely he could challenge a Jason Webster, mike richardson, antwan spann to make the roster more competitive.
    I think the Jets scoop him up and improve a already impressive secondary.
    Is he on waivers or free to go to any team?
  5. pats1

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    And I'll refrain from saying anything else in this thread. I think I said enough in the Bentley and Peters threads. ;)
  6. KontradictioN

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  7. Ishdul

    Ishdul On the Game Day Roster

    You really have to screw the pooch to get cut 2 years after being a top 40 pick on a team that has holes at every position. Maybe there's something to him but he's not worth much more than a tryout.
  8. Lloyd_Christmas

    Lloyd_Christmas I can delete my own crap! PatsFans.com Supporter

    All those impressive numbers were before he showed up to camp way overweight. He couldn't run those times now going downhill.

    Not saying he wouldn't be worth a look, but being cut from the falcons for sucking is not exactly a ringing endorsement.
  9. mgteich

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    You are accepting the judgement of the one of the very worst team's in football.

    Is Williams POSSIBLY good enough to be our 8th or 9th defensive back? I would think so. The cost of his signing bonus wouldn't be much.

    CB: Hobbs, Bryant, Wheatley
    S : Harrison, Sanders, Meriweather, Tank Williams
    DB competitors: Wilhite, Richardson, Spann, Ventrone, Andrews, Webster, Sanders

    There are a lot of folks competing for the last two spots. Some would argue that Tank Willams isn't a lock. There always room for another competitor.

  10. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    i really think that we should sign this guy.
  11. nashvillepatsfan

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    tank williams is a lock. bank on it. as for williams, i don't know anything about the guy, but i have to agree with the others. getting cut from a really bad team is not a good thing. besides, Dimitroff probably looks for the same kind of players that b.b. does? ya think?
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  12. mdhprime

    mdhprime On the Game Day Roster

    I think the DB situation is looking rather good right now. If he couldn't keep his spot on the Falcons, I don't see much hope of him doing so on the Patriots.
  13. Zeke_Mowatt

    Zeke_Mowatt Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Sign and trade for Seward? :rolleyes:
  14. PATSNUTme

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    Why haven't we signed him yet?
  15. DW Toys

    DW Toys In the Starting Line-Up

    Played both CB and S in college. Definitely an upgrade over James Sanders anyway. Think even at 20 lbs overweight from 236 lbs back to 216 lbs he is a SS. He is faster than Sanders even at this weight and he can tackle. You have nothing to lose if you can sign him. I don't really think the 20 lbs was the real story though.
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  16. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Are you kidding me?

    Definitely an upgrade over a starter on an 18-1 team. The guy is being cut after two seasons of doing nothing. he is not an upgrade over Willie Andrews nevermind starters.
  17. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    How does a guy who can't make the squad on a team with a horrible secondary improve a team with an impressive secondary?

    Does it matter to anyone that our former head of scouting, the guy who helped shape our own team, cut this guy?
  18. ScottieC

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    Where the heck is Ty Law?
  19. Deus Irae

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    Well, the team signed Hobson after the Jets let him loose, so I'm not sure that there's an absolute bar here. That being said, I'm not interested in this player.
  20. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

    I agree that comment is way over rated.. But I'm not a big Sanders fan.. I think he's avg at best. To me, he is the typical JAG..
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