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Is brent grimes the solution for #2 CB
Yes, Solid Pick up
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No, just a band-aid for now
22%
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whoorah_09


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Brent Grimes? your thoughts Reply with quote

IDK much about this guy other than he will be coming off a torn Achilles, was a pro bowler in 2010, and is 30. What do you guys think about him?

The other thread was starting to get a little cloudy so I thought starting a separate one would be a good idea
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When healthy was a good CB, believe he was Atlantas #1
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't vote, because there were only two choices. I think he has the talent to be solid, but that damned Achilles scares the hell out of me..I think he will be a solid #2 corner, in 2014. I'd be shocked as hell if he could come back and perform at a high level this year. Even if is healthy, to put all that strain and wear on his Achilles, just seems like it is asking a lot of him, let alone at a high level of play. Don't get me wrong, he's a solid, solid CB when healthy. I'm just Not sure if he will be ready week 1. Even if he passes a physical, it's a far cry from back pedaling and turning and running with receivers in a game situation.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is probably just a band-aid, but we need one bad so I think that's a solid pickup.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

30 year old free agent signings are almost always band aids. But that doesn't mean it's a bad thing. As long as that band aid doesn't cost 7+ million a year
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was good for ALT. Bring him in beside Joe.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

derekfelty wrote:
He was good for ALT. Bring him in beside Joe.
This would be classified as lightning in a bottle
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We still have the cap money to address the need, and he is arguably the best available free agent at the position. I think that it wouldn't be a bad move to go after he and Captain. Having those two to package with Joe, pending Grimes recovers well, would give us a sick group of guys.

Taking a chance on a guy recovering from injury doesn't scare me. In baseball it would. In basketball it would. In a sport where the player signs a 5 year deal but can be cut after a season or two due to diminishing performance, it just doesn't scare me.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

H2ThaIzzo wrote:
We still have the cap money to address the need, and he is arguably the best available free agent at the position. I think that it wouldn't be a bad move to go after he and Captain. Having those two to package with Joe, pending Grimes recovers well, would give us a sick group of guys.

Taking a chance on a guy recovering from injury doesn't scare me. In baseball it would. In basketball it would. In a sport where the player signs a 5 year deal but can be cut after a season or two due to diminishing performance, it just doesn't scare me.


I agree with the fact that Grimes is very talented. Achilles is a major, major injury. He can pass a physical, but I'd still have concerns about how long it takes him to be 100%, and if he can return to the level of play. It's such a big crap shoot. I'd prefer scrabble, but if we sign Grimes, I would still be happy.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conspiring my 2nd team is the falcons, yes I will happily take grimes.

I honestly thought Atlanta would keep him, and that he would want to stay...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imo

Haden+Grimes+Munnerlyn+Skrine=Close to elite
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MSURacerDT55 wrote:
Imo

Haden+Grimes+Munnerlyn+Skrine=Close to elite


Eh don't jump the gun there. I'd say that's a good secondary but not quite elite. Remember how often skrine got beat? Because I do. And we have to consider grimes' injury history.

Now lets say we sign grimes and draft Milliner, now we're talking borderline elite. Haden, Dee, and Grimes would be a nasty trio of CBs
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Achilles injuries take about 9 months of rehab for recovery.

He went down in mid September so that puts him back in mid June.

Might be tough to be at 100% in camp and week 1 but I think its worth the gamble.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CleBrowns07 wrote:
MSURacerDT55 wrote:
Imo

Haden+Grimes+Munnerlyn+Skrine=Close to elite


Eh don't jump the gun there. I'd say that's a good secondary but not quite elite. Remember how often skrine got beat? Because I do. And we have to consider grimes' injury history.

Now lets say we sign grimes and draft Milliner, now we're talking borderline elite. Haden, Dee, and Grimes would be a nasty trio of CBs


I'm thinking more in terms of Mummerlyn being a 3 and Skrine being a 4
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fsubrowns9510 wrote:
I saw Achilles injuries take about 9 months of rehab for recovery.

He went down in mid September so that puts him back in mid June.

Might be tough to be at 100% in camp and week 1 but I think its worth the gamble.


I have seen a pro rugby player palying again in 4 months after a complete achilles tear and surgery.
Having said that yeah it's normally 6-9 months.

Comes down to how good your surgeon was but most of all how hard you work on the rehab.
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