I really want this kid. Remids me of an Al Wilson type player. Plus he learned from the best.
I doubt our front office struggles to multitask.
Has McClain left to visit someplace else?
Maybe their agents are waiting for us to strike out on Manning, so that we'll overpay to procur their client's services?
Hopefully,we can sign Jameel McClain now that Manning is signed
Any news on McClain or trufant?
Yea, I am really looking forward to getting McClain and Trufant. I think both of them would be solid additions to this defense
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I wonder if that ship has sailed - on all of them. I'd be surprised if they came back but maybe the Manning signing has them reconsider.
I find it odd that McClain came in and we signed up Mays and Woodyard. Definitely not a good sign.
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I would guess we wanted McClain. Didn't like his asking price. Took the money we were planning on allocating to that spot and split that cash to Woody & Mays.
Plan-A was probably to sign McClain. Have Jameel, Von & Nate as our LB unit for the next 5 years. Trade DJ for a draft pick.
Plan-B was to keep DJ, ride the potential suspension, & bring back both Woody (to fill in for DJ while he's out) and Mays (special teams player, & insurance for Irving at MLB).
We have a pass-rushing specialist DE (ELVIS) and a pretty solid run-stopping DE (AYERS), but both appear to be one-trick rodeo clowns right now. In other words, we have a poor to below average DL.
Our secondary is made up of 30-something yr-olds & undrafted free agents.
As for our LB unit: Von Miller makes plays but has significant holes to his game right now. DJ is solid but rarely makes big plays, and is facing a suspension. And, the QB of our 4-3 (the mlb) is practically the worst of the bunch. Mays is a ST player, not a starting MLB. Irving? Well, he is the difference. He better be good or we're in trouble.
FOX & JDR are good coaches. By scheme alone we'll be a top 15 defense, but as we saw last season, on any given Sunday and offense can drop 40 on us.
After taking just one free agent visit in the past eight days, ILB Jameel McClain now hopes to re-sign with the Ravens.
McClain made one trip to Denver, but left without a contract and is no longer on the Broncos' radar after they re-signed Joe Mays. "I'm staying patient," said McClain, 26. "I'm waiting for the perfect move at the perfect time."