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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Redskins sign former Patriots DL Ron Brace Reply with quote

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After being released by the New England Patriots, the Springfield native was signed by the Washington Redskins Thursday for an undisclosed amount of money.


http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2013/02/springfield_native_ron_brace_s_1.html

A former 2nd round pick, Brace struggled against the run and as a pass-rusher in his career at both the NT and DT positions, he is unlikely to make the final 53-man roster.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really liked this guy when he was coming out. Boy was I wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

popie70 wrote:
I really liked this guy when he was coming out. Boy was I wrong.


I think everybody did. He was one of those projected second, third round guys that everyone around here loves, then never pans out. He falls in a group with Xavier Adibi, Malcolm Kelly, Devin Thomas, etc. There are more, just can't remember them right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minutemancl wrote:
popie70 wrote:
I really liked this guy when he was coming out. Boy was I wrong.


I think everybody did. He was one of those projected second, third round guys that everyone around here loves, then never pans out. He falls in a group with Xavier Adibi, Malcolm Kelly, Devin Thomas, etc. There are more, just can't remember them right now.


I wasn't a big fan of his coming out, but Trevor Laws is the player that fits that description for me...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the free agency roller coaster begins a little early this off-season.

no, but really, hopefully he can catch on and make the team. He may not be a great football player, but he does have a cool name.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe he'll be a better fit for a 4-3 team. When he was coming out I really felt he could play NT on 3-4 or 4-3 team.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe he'll be a better fit for a 4-3 team. When he was coming out I really felt he could play NT on 3-4 or 4-3 team.


Which we aren't....so will have to wait to see how that'll play out.

That and he wasn't very good in New England's 34.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minutemancl wrote:
popie70 wrote:
I really liked this guy when he was coming out. Boy was I wrong.


I think everybody did. He was one of those projected second, third round guys that everyone around here loves, then never pans out. He falls in a group with Xavier Adibi, Malcolm Kelly, Devin Thomas, etc. There are more, just can't remember them right now.


Brace is the kind of player whose play on the field (and subsequent draft stock) directly benefitted from playing alongside BJ Raji at Boston College. Raji's talents clearly made Brace a better player and allowed him to appear more talented than he really was. That happens from time to time. Synergy can be difficult to recognize and measure at times.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plan9misfit wrote:
minutemancl wrote:
popie70 wrote:
I really liked this guy when he was coming out. Boy was I wrong.


I think everybody did. He was one of those projected second, third round guys that everyone around here loves, then never pans out. He falls in a group with Xavier Adibi, Malcolm Kelly, Devin Thomas, etc. There are more, just can't remember them right now.


Brace is the kind of player whose play on the field (and subsequent draft stock) directly benefitted from playing alongside BJ Raji at Boston College. Raji's talents clearly made Brace a better player and allowed him to appear more talented than he really was. That happens from time to time. Synergy can be difficult to recognize and measure at times.


What your saying here reminds me of that year, Manny Lawson, Mario Williams, and John McCargo all got drafted in the first round after playing on the same line at NC State, haha
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh god John McCargo. That's an evil, evil name.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plan9misfit wrote:
Brace is the kind of player whose play on the field (and subsequent draft stock) directly benefitted from playing alongside BJ Raji at Boston College. Raji's talents clearly made Brace a better player and allowed him to appear more talented than he really was. That happens from time to time. Synergy can be difficult to recognize and measure at times.
Which is precisely why i wanted GB to take a flier on him. Tag team him with Raji again and see what happens. Would have been interesting.
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MonserinNC wrote:
plan9misfit wrote:
minutemancl wrote:
popie70 wrote:
I really liked this guy when he was coming out. Boy was I wrong.


I think everybody did. He was one of those projected second, third round guys that everyone around here loves, then never pans out. He falls in a group with Xavier Adibi, Malcolm Kelly, Devin Thomas, etc. There are more, just can't remember them right now.


Brace is the kind of player whose play on the field (and subsequent draft stock) directly benefitted from playing alongside BJ Raji at Boston College. Raji's talents clearly made Brace a better player and allowed him to appear more talented than he really was. That happens from time to time. Synergy can be difficult to recognize and measure at times.


What your saying here reminds me of that year, Manny Lawson, Mario Williams, and John McCargo all got drafted in the first round after playing on the same line at NC State, haha


That was pretty suprising. Didn't all four guys who were on that line get drafted?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he couldn't do anything with Wilfork eating up other boys, he won't do anything anywhere. He just sucks, simply put.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Low risk signing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He showed flashes as a 5-technique in 2010 and a few last year in rotational duty.

His problem is that he was drafted as a 0-technique NT as a contingency plan in case Wilfork left in free agency. Once Wilfork re-signed, Brace was tried in a few spots but inconsistency and injuries hampered him. By the time he figured out the 5-technique DE and earned some playing time, he got hurt and the Pats switched to a 4-3 the next year. As a UT/3-technique in a 4 man line, he is inadequate (doesn't have the skill set for it). With the Pats running sub packages more often than base most weeks, Brace was pretty useless. He offers little to nothing in the pass game. But as a 2 down NT in either scheme for a team that runs a lot of base defense, he might succeed.

He definitely has talent but couldn't stay on the field or out of Belichick's doghouse long enough to establish himself. He'd have times where he looked like a really good player and then look unbelievably lost at others. A fresh start somewhere else might jumpstart his career - if he can get/stay healthy.
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