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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Patriots sign DL Armstead Reply with quote

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The Patriots have signed former Southern Cal defensive lineman Armond Armstead, per sources. Armstead played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League this past season, leading the team in sacks while earning all-star recognition.


http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4739119/source-patriots-sign-dl-armstead

It's been posted elsewhere, but deserves its own thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea on what the sack numbers were or how much stock we can really put into that i nthe CFL? I remember Cameron Wake being that kind of guy before MIA snagged him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooooou this is intriguing.

He's an interior pass rush guy. I think he had 6 or 7 sacks this year. Pretty athletic guy for the position he plays.

(Don't expect Wake or Hunt) He's not a pure pass rusher, at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had 6 sacks

22 years old. 6'5 300

For those who don't remember, he's the guy who had a heart attack in college and sued the school (USC) claiming it was due to being subjected to "mandatory" painkillers by team doctors

Might be a nice rotational piece, he certainly has some nice upside if his health issues are cleared up
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wanted him Sad it's also harder to get sacks in the CFL because you are a yard away from the LOS as a DL and there is an extra target/more room for the QB to throw to. He lead the league for DTs and was DROTY.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is almost enough to putting a smile on my face following the game two days ago (almost). I have to admit I have not seen him play a ton but everything I read is very positive. I believe Schefter said it is like getting an additional high draft choice into camp next year. Sounds like the exact kind of player we need.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Between Demps and Armstead, somebody in NE is doing a damn good job pitching these kids on why they should come to the Pats.

Can we call him Arm Arm?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very happy with this signing. Mentioned when they brought him in for a workout a while back. He could turn into a solid interior rusher and give the Pats some desperately needed push up the middle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He had 6 sacks

22 years old. 6'5 300

For those who don't remember, he's the guy who had a heart attack in college and sued the school (USC) claiming it was due to being subjected to "mandatory" painkillers by team doctors

Might be a nice rotational piece, he certainly has some nice upside if his health issues are cleared up


According to the highlight video he recorded "6 sacks (7.5 US sacks)." Guessing people north of the border consider the half sack as antiquated as they do feet and inches.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding, any help in the interior is welcome, at worst he might be a regular rotational player.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After seeing a highlight video of his online he is powerful and has a nice spin move and a swim move as well. I think I may be getting way ahead of myself but Him next to Wilfork or as a DE opposite Chandler would be neat if Arm's game and talent translates into the NFL game.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Third Rider wrote:
Outstanding, any help in the interior is welcome, at worst he might be a regular rotational player.


I'd say "at worst" he is cut over the summer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big haul if healthy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justo wrote:
I really wanted him Sad it's also harder to get sacks in the CFL because you are a yard away from the LOS as a DL and there is an extra target/more room for the QB to throw to. He lead the league for DTs and was DROTY.


Completely false.

The CFL doesnt even have an award for DROY.

Armstead is quick, fast off the line and will be a problem for opppsing QB's. I am pissed he left but by half way through the season I knew it would happen.
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