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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31 am    Post subject: Somers: Calais Doubtful To Return In 2017 Reply with quote

-#azcardinals introducing defense today. Calais Campbell should get a big reception. Probably last home game for a class act.

-@KHarris7 Doubtful he will be a Cardinal next year.

https://twitter.com/kentsomers/status/810585860194254848

I've figured this for some time (I'll reference everyone back to the thread about the Mike Iupati signing from 2015 if need be..), the math is relatively simple. We have a lot of guys we need to re-sign and only "x" dollars to do it with. Terrible revelation for this defense, as Calais (30) is still easily the best down lineman we have (And by a fairly wide margin) and his presence is felt. Losing that could/would be a drastic step down for this unit. If we lose Frostee Rucker (33) as well, man....we could be in serious trouble next season defensively.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is too good for me to be OK with this.

Bob better be ready next year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully something clicks with Nkemdiche and the decision to keep Olsen Pierre on our roster this entire season without contributing was for a reason. Calais has been one of the best at his position for nearly a decade, can't realistically expect anyone to fill the shoes. What we do need is bounce back years from those who've struggled this season on defense that we were relying on to help offset this loss and maintain being an elite defense.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate to see him go. This would likely impact Larry in his decision to return or not too. Really want Calais to stay. He is still one of the best defensive lineman in the league and really sets the tone for this defense.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate this so much. He's been my favorite Cardinals for probably 6 years now (Not named Larry that is) Definitely would have liked to see him be a lifetime Cardinal
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much would we need to pay him to keep him?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He made Pro Football Focus All-Pro team.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys thing Calais could fit in with the Giants? Rumors we're interested in him if avail
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucsEST96 wrote:
You guys thing Calais could fit in with the Giants? Rumors we're interested in him if avail


Calais would fit in on any team
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LuckyNumber11 wrote:
bucsEST96 wrote:
You guys thing Calais could fit in with the Giants? Rumors we're interested in him if avail


Calais would fit in on any team


This. He's one of the best players in the National Football League and he sure as heck isn't scheme specific.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Frostee, will he be back?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iowa Birdgang wrote:
What about Frostee, will he be back?


I would say with Calais leaving you almost have to bring him back
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LuckyNumber11 wrote:
Iowa Birdgang wrote:
What about Frostee, will he be back?


I would say with Calais leaving you almost have to bring him back


With Mauro coming back, he should walk. Time to get more young talent in there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

younggun1273 wrote:
LuckyNumber11 wrote:
Iowa Birdgang wrote:
What about Frostee, will he be back?


I would say with Calais leaving you almost have to bring him back


With Mauro coming back, he should walk. Time to get more young talent in there.


The thing is that we have always used a lot of guys in rotation. Plus I'm not sure if we can afford to lose that much veteran presence
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LuckyNumber11 wrote:
younggun1273 wrote:
LuckyNumber11 wrote:
Iowa Birdgang wrote:
What about Frostee, will he be back?


I would say with Calais leaving you almost have to bring him back


With Mauro coming back, he should walk. Time to get more young talent in there.


The thing is that we have always used a lot of guys in rotation. Plus I'm not sure if we can afford to lose that much veteran presence


We need him because he is still our best player, that is all.
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