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Bears sign former Cowboys FB Tony Fiammetta;Cut FB Rodriguez
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Chronickerr


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sure hope McClellin proves he's a starting calibre player this year or Phil's first draft class doesn't instill much confidence in his drafting ability going forward.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Spikes wrote:
Fiammetta was a beast with the Cowboys for what it's worth.


Please elaborate on this. Why was he a beast? What did you like?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G08 wrote:
Billy Spikes wrote:
Fiammetta was a beast with the Cowboys for what it's worth.


Please elaborate on this. Why was he a beast? What did you like?


If you remember all those big DeMarco Murray runs as a rookie, it was Fiammetta leading them.

Fiammetta is highly athletic for a FB and is very good run blocker.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Spikes wrote:
G08 wrote:
Billy Spikes wrote:
Fiammetta was a beast with the Cowboys for what it's worth.


Please elaborate on this. Why was he a beast? What did you like?


If you remember all those big DeMarco Murray runs as a rookie, it was Fiammetta leading them.

Fiammetta is highly athletic for a FB, he can carry the ball if needed and is very good run blocker.


How is he out of the backfield? IIRC the FB has to be a weapon in the passing game in this offense. I'm going to miss the potential versatility that E.Rod brought to the roster; could this kid do the same? I don't know anything about him as of right now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G08 wrote:
Billy Spikes wrote:
G08 wrote:
Billy Spikes wrote:
Fiammetta was a beast with the Cowboys for what it's worth.


Please elaborate on this. Why was he a beast? What did you like?


If you remember all those big DeMarco Murray runs as a rookie, it was Fiammetta leading them.

Fiammetta is highly athletic for a FB, he can carry the ball if needed and is very good run blocker.


How is he out of the backfield? IIRC the FB has to be a weapon in the passing game in this offense. I'm going to miss the potential versatility that E.Rod brought to the roster; could this kid do the same? I don't know anything about him as of right now.


I'm not a Cowboys fan and he only spent one season there, so maybe you should ask one of them but i know he was a beast when i did watch him play.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DABEARSLCF04 wrote:
Wish the bears didn't trade Clutts away last year... oh well

The Bears were really good at making short-sighted moves the last few years under Lovie. Dez Clark to h-back, Brandon Malumaleuna as the starting TE, trade Olsen, trade Clutts...
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IronMike84 wrote:
DABEARSLCF04 wrote:
Wish the bears didn't trade Clutts away last year... oh well

The Bears were really good at making short-sighted moves the last few years under Lovie. Dez Clark to h-back, Brandon Malumaleuna as the starting TE, trade Olsen, trade Clutts...


Trading Clutts got us our best special teams player in Sherick Manis.

FBs are a dime a dozen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the Bears use the cap money they get back after the Carimi trade to go after Vonta Leach, which I think would be a great move, then Fiammetta's stay may be pretty short.
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WindyCity wrote:
FBs are a dime a dozen.

Fullbacks are a dying breed. Good ones are few and far between.
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Well this is a gigantic bummer. Emery had to do what he had to do though.
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GOGRIESE wrote:
Doesnt look good for Evan Rodriguez


Why, cause we cut him?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't sleep on Harvey Unga! He caught a ton of passes in a BYUsystem that didn't really look to throw to him a lot as the first read. He has great hands and some pretty incredible open-field moves/burst for a back his size.
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Don't sleep on Harvey Unga! He caught a ton of passes in a BYUsystem that didn't really look to throw to him a lot as the first read. He has great hands and some pretty incredible open-field moves/burst for a back his size.

I'll believe it when I see it.
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IronMike84 wrote:
SLCbear wrote:
Don't sleep on Harvey Unga! He caught a ton of passes in a BYUsystem that didn't really look to throw to him a lot as the first read. He has great hands and some pretty incredible open-field moves/burst for a back his size.

I'll believe it when I see it.


I'll believe it when I see you believin' it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports if the Ravens can't trade FB Vonta Leach by 12:00 PM ET on Tuesday, then he will be released.

The Ravens will be lucky to get a conditional late-round choice in return for Leach, so we fully expect him to get his walking papers tomorrow afternoon. Even at 31 years of age, Leach was far and away Pro Football Focus' top-rated lead blocker in 2012. Once released, he shouldn't be out of work very long.


Leach is owed $3 million this year which is probably why the Ravens are looking to move him on so it wouldn’t really be worth trading for him but if he hits the open market we should 100% be in play for him.
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