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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Raiders sign DT Vance Walker Reply with quote

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Tweeting from @twitter HQ: The Raiders have signed free agent DT Vance Walker. #freeagency


43 UT.

http://www.nfl.com/player/vancewalker/79657/profile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that means the end of the 34 talk. Thanks Reggie for clearing that up for us. Laughing

And the kid is right up Reggie's alley.

6-2, 304 and only 25 years old.

Can't wait to see what this contract looks like. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully minimal* deal. Couple years, couple Mill

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DOCLEW 28 wrote:
I guess that means the end of the 34 talk. Thanks Reggie for clearing that up for us. Laughing


Yeah, that should also mean the end of Houson to UT and Floyd at #3.
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Interesting. Another under the radar guy. Did well in Atlanta in a rotational role. Might have some upside, but don't know a lot about him.

Former GA Tech player, spent 4 years w/ the Falcons developing.

Worth a shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOCLEW 28 wrote:
I guess that means the end of the 34 talk. Thanks Reggie for clearing that up for us. Laughing

And the kid is right up Reggie's alley.

6-2, 604 and only 25 years old.

Can't wait to see what this contract looks like. Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of him but he's young, so thats a plus
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DOCLEW 28 wrote:
I guess that means the end of the 34 talk. Thanks Reggie for clearing that up for us. Laughing


Yeah, that should also mean the end of Houson to UT and Floyd at #3.


Thank you lord!!!

I have been fighting that damn fight all friggin offseason. Sheesh!!! Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Positives: Flashes initial quickness off the snap. Locates the football quickly and has the short-area burst to close. Has the upper-body strength and is effective enough with his hands to rip off his man and pressure the quarterback or corral backs in the hole. Short, squatty build with long arms that helps him hold up against double-team blocks and in short-yardage situations due to his natural leverage advantage. Good lower-body strength to push the pocket. Uses his hands to get off blocks up front to get to the ball. Hustles downfield and chases down the line to help his teammates.

Negatives: Too short and lacks the girth to fit some defensive systems. Must prove himself quick enough to beat NFL interior linemen one-on-one. Impressive statistics inflated by the aggressive blitzing and stunting Georgia Tech defensive philosophy. Seems to guess at the snap count often, leading to instances when he's the first lineman off the ball, and others where he's the last. Lacks a variety of moves as a pass rusher.

Compares To: TANK TYLER, Kansas City -- Walker will work in the trenches and has a good bull rush, but does struggle to recognize blocking schemes and locate the ball on the move. When he stays low in his pads, he shows enough power in the lower body to stack and defeat the one-on-one blocks. There is no question that he plays with good effort and desire, but outside of the short area, his lack of speed prevents him from making plays in long pursuit.

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DOCLEW 28 wrote:
I guess that means the end of the 34 talk. Thanks Reggie for clearing that up for us. Laughing

And the kid is right up Reggie's alley.

6-2, 604 and only 25 years old.

Can't wait to see what this contract looks like. Wink


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Hahahahahahaha!!! Alright smart arse, I fixed it. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Bleedin_Silver wrote:
Never heard of him but he's young, so thats a plus


Started 9 games for the best regular season team last year. I wonder if he'll start for the Oakland Raiders...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a good signing, I'm still not sure what they want to do with Kelly.
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Here is a nice article on him:

http://atlanta.sbnation.com/falcons/2013/1/5/3838992/vance-walker-atlanta-falcons

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In 2012, Walker started eight games and rewarded the team's decision by registering 32 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble.


Mike Smith:

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"He's done a very nice job for us in the rotation. I think he's probably been our most productive defensive tackle in terms of pass rush this year statistically. He's a very good anchor point. He has a very good understanding of what we are trying to do and he understands his role in the rotation."

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big_palooka wrote:
Interesting. Another under the radar guy. Did well in Atlanta in a rotational role. Might have some upside, but don't know a lot about him.

Former GA Tech player, spent 4 years w/ the Falcons developing.

Worth a shot.


Yup. At this point its all about trusting your NFL scouts and filling up the roster with young guys that want to come in here and prove something. And at the money he probably got and at his age, what is there to lose?
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big_palooka wrote:
Here is a nice article on him:

http://atlanta.sbnation.com/falcons/2013/1/5/3838992/vance-walker-atlanta-falcons

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In 2012, Walker started eight games and rewarded the team's decision by registering 32 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble.


Mike Smith:

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"He's done a very nice job for us in the rotation. I think he's probably been our most productive defensive tackle in terms of pass rush this year statistically. He's a very good anchor point. He has a very good understanding of what we are trying to do and he understands his role in the rotation."


I'm loving this, has the potential to be a great signing for us. Reggie is the man. Good, under the radar signing.
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