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Northern Lights
02-15-2008, 12:37 PM
The Atlanta Falcons released seven players Friday afternoon including popular veteran tight end Alge Crumpler.

Crumpler was a 7-year veteran, 4-time Pro Bowler, from North Carolina, drafted in the second round in 2001. He had 316 receptions for 4,212 yards and 35 touchdowns.

Knee injuries limited Crumpler to 10 starts, 14 games played this past season.

Defensive tackle Rod Coleman, left tackle Wayne Gandy, quarterback Byron Leftwich, cornerback Lewis Sanders, linebacker Marcus Wilkins and wide receiver Jamin Elliott were the other players released by the Falcons after what was for many a long, injury-prone season.

Could make for a deadly two TE set with Scheff on the other side

Max Power
02-15-2008, 12:38 PM
no thanks :coffee:

KWHIT97
02-15-2008, 12:52 PM
I can't believe they released him, but no thanks we have Daniel Graham!

Doheenz
02-15-2008, 01:08 PM
But i do think we should take a look at Rod Coleman, he can really stuff the run

Zealander
02-15-2008, 01:09 PM
You speak of a deadly two tight end set...

What would you call Scheffler and Graham?
Thinking on the subject, that was one of the things I was most excited for in '07... But the two tight end set was very rare! What's the deal?

CTM
02-15-2008, 01:11 PM
Why is this even relevant? TE is one of the positions on the team I feel confident in already. Scheff is a stud and Graham is the perfect compliment with making great blocks and still being a receiving threat.

Peerless
02-15-2008, 01:19 PM
I think we are fine at TE.

We have Graham our blocking specialist, and Scheffler our receiving specialist.


Now, Rod Coleman....

BroncoBJ4MVP!!!
02-15-2008, 02:41 PM
Since Walker is going to leave maybe we can get Crumpler and move him to a WR. :rockon:

Zanders76
02-15-2008, 04:39 PM
If anything I would dump Scheffler (as much as I like him) for Crumpler rather than Graham. Crumpler would do wonders for our oline and make the two TE set more difficult to defend. He catches just as good as Scheffler and is only 27.

// / yardo
02-15-2008, 04:59 PM
We have enough money tied up in Graham! Sheff is young and doing just fine.

Tight end is not a place we need to worry about.

lancane
02-15-2008, 05:02 PM
If anything I would dump Scheffler (as much as I like him) for Crumpler rather than Graham. Crumpler would do wonders for our oline and make the two TE set more difficult to defend. He catches just as good as Scheffler and is only 27.

Why would Denver even consider this? I hate to say it but damn, does nobody read the reports on this team...Shanahan will not get rid of Scheffler who along with Marshall are training with Jay Cutler, he is part of the close friend trio which makes Cutler comfortable...Why get rid of that? Talk about creating strife. Scheffler will not be going nowhere, nor will Marshall and if Shanahan can swing it we may even have Earl Bennett joining this very tight unit!

If we get a tight end, he will be more a blocking tight end then a receiving threat since we use them more then actual fullbacks.

gyldenlove
02-15-2008, 05:56 PM
I know this is the season for every tommy-two-cent to try to sound smart. But for Pete's sake, if you have no clue what you are talking about, it is better to shut up and and let believe you are an idiot than speak out and remove any doubt that you are one.

We do not need any 35 year old washed up players who got cut, we are not going after every player who had some great pro bowl seasons 5 years ago because we could have a killer 2 TE set, 10000 metric ton defensive front, 3rd string QB with starting experience, 5 RB rotation.

So please, for the love of all that is holy, don't go ahead and start a thread about every player who used to have game that gets cut. Because we are not going to sign them and they wouldn't improve our team, that is why they got cut.

BroncoCanuck
02-15-2008, 06:43 PM
How can anyone in their right mind say that one of the best if not the best TE's in the league is available that we shouldn't take him? Sheffler's a great TE and is growing but I'd take Crumpler in a hearbeat. I was reading his base salary is only 3.5 million which would be easy to take a hit on, let's get real he would be a huge addition to our offence and if we kept Sheffler and dropped Graham or however it would turn out he could be a mentor and teach Sheffler how to be a complete TE. He had an off season this year but who wouldn't with Joey Harrington as your QB and playing for the Atlanta Falcons. He's be a huge redzone threat and would help Cutler.

My TE rankings...

1. Antonio Gates
2. Jason Witten
3. Heath Miller
4. Benjamin Watson
5. Alge Crumpler

lancane
02-15-2008, 06:46 PM
How can anyone in their right mind say that one of the best if not the best TE's in the league is available that we shouldn't take him? Sheffler's a great TE and is growing but I'd take Crumpler in a hearbeat. I was reading his base salary is only 3.5 million which would be easy to take a hit on, let's get real he would be a huge addition to our offence and if we kept Sheffler and dropped Graham or however it would turn out he could be a mentor and teach Sheffler how to be a complete TE. He had an off season this year but who wouldn't with Joey Harrington as your QB and playing for the Atlanta Falcons. He's be a huge redzone threat and would help Cutler.

My TE rankings...

1. Antonio Gates
2. Jason Witten
3. Heath Miller
4. Benjamin Watson
5. Alge Crumpler

Yeah, you are right...we should waste money on a position relatively filled with some talent instead of areas lacking it!

:coffee:

BroncoCanuck
02-15-2008, 06:54 PM
Yeah, you are right...we should waste money on a position relatively filled with some talent instead of areas lacking it!

:coffee:

Yeah actually....let's say we're pretty set at WR and Chad Johnson or Reggie Wayne are somehow interested in coming here, do you think Shanahan wouldn't be interested in upgrading his good WR's to great WR's? Honnestly sometimes it's amazing how some fans get all defensive about some players on the team, I love Sheff and Graham too but honnestly how could Crumpler not help this team?

lancane
02-15-2008, 06:58 PM
Yeah actually....let's say we're pretty set at WR and Chad Johnson or Reggie Wayne are somehow interested in coming here, do you think Shanahan wouldn't be interested in upgrading his good WR's to great WR's? Honnestly sometimes it's amazing how some fans get all defensive about some players on the team, I love Sheff and Graham too but honnestly how could Crumpler not help this team?

Because fiscally we need to fill needs...let's see we need offensive line help, running back help, receiver help, defensive tackle help, linebacker help and safety help...lol. I would say that the money would be better used to fill those needs first and foremost and then if then we had the room, we could debate it.

draco193
02-15-2008, 07:38 PM
Yeah actually....let's say we're pretty set at WR and Chad Johnson or Reggie Wayne are somehow interested in coming here, do you think Shanahan wouldn't be interested in upgrading his good WR's to great WR's? Honnestly sometimes it's amazing how some fans get all defensive about some players on the team, I love Sheff and Graham too but honnestly how could Crumpler not help this team?

Because we arent set at WR. We are however, set at TE. Grahm, Sheff, myabe Mustard. Bringing in Algae would really just hurt Sheff's development. Lets keep the youth movement going.

Peerless
02-15-2008, 07:45 PM
Yeah actually....let's say we're pretty set at WR and Chad Johnson or Reggie Wayne are somehow interested in coming here, do you think Shanahan wouldn't be interested in upgrading his good WR's to great WR's? Honnestly sometimes it's amazing how some fans get all defensive about some players on the team, I love Sheff and Graham too but honnestly how could Crumpler not help this team?

The question is, how much playing time would Alge receive?


If he came in with Graham and Scheffler above him on the depth chart... is he going to get any playing time? Well.. maybe in the goal line.


The Broncos aren't going to have a 3 set TE combo out there at all..

We just don't need him..

shwangyo
02-15-2008, 08:00 PM
How can anyone in their right mind say that one of the best if not the best TE's in the league is available that we shouldn't take him? Sheffler's a great TE and is growing but I'd take Crumpler in a hearbeat. I was reading his base salary is only 3.5 million which would be easy to take a hit on, let's get real he would be a huge addition to our offence and if we kept Sheffler and dropped Graham or however it would turn out he could be a mentor and teach Sheffler how to be a complete TE. He had an off season this year but who wouldn't with Joey Harrington as your QB and playing for the Atlanta Falcons. He's be a huge redzone threat and would help Cutler.

My TE rankings...

1. Antonio Gates
2. Jason Witten
3. Heath Miller
4. Benjamin Watson
5. Alge Crumpler


I dunno what is dumber, that you want to add an aging vet to a position of strength, or your top 5. Your #3-5 are not top 5 tight ends, and Gonzo, Clark, and Winslow are better. I would even rather have Owen Daniels than butter fingers Watson.

silkamilkamonic
02-15-2008, 09:53 PM
Yeah actually....let's say we're pretty set at WR and Chad Johnson or Reggie Wayne are somehow interested in coming here, do you think Shanahan wouldn't be interested in upgrading his good WR's to great WR's? Honnestly sometimes it's amazing how some fans get all defensive about some players on the team, I love Sheff and Graham too but honnestly how could Crumpler not help this team?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salary_cap#Salary_cap_in_the_NFL

MHS
02-15-2008, 09:58 PM
the broncos do not need to sign every player that has been released... come on people at least think a little bit before you say sign a player.

Bronco_Rob
02-15-2008, 11:14 PM
cut/trade graham and sign alge.


it'd be a no brainer if you asked me.

MHS
02-15-2008, 11:41 PM
cut/trade graham and sign alge.


it'd be a no brainer if you asked me.

wut does alge bring that crumpler and graham dont have combine... graham is a supior blocker to almost any TE in the NFL and sheffler is very fast and a good pass catcher. I dont see how alge would help except another aged vet to waste big money on.

Bronco_Rob
02-15-2008, 11:48 PM
wut does alge bring that crumpler and graham dont have combine... graham is a supior blocker to almost any TE in the NFL and sheffler is very fast and a good pass catcher. I dont see how alge would help except another aged vet to waste big money on.

Other than the fact that Daniel Graham couldn't catch a cold? Crumpler can block AND catch.

MHS
02-15-2008, 11:49 PM
Other than the fact that Daniel Graham couldn't catch a cold? Crumpler can block AND catch.

the fact that shanny used him as pretty much a tackle since our o line was so bad has nothing to do with the fact he didnt have many catches. :rolleyes:

Nick
02-15-2008, 11:53 PM
cut/trade graham and sign alge.


it'd be a no brainer if you asked me.

Please explain?

I think Alge is very very overated and drops more passes or unable to get to passes for what ever reason.

He only has made good yardage when Vick has ran around for about 7 plus seconds and running back and fourth untill he is finaly open. That is based not that he is a good player.. but has a lot of negatives. He is unable to seperate from a defender worth anything. He does not catch or run better then Scheffler and can not put him in the same sentence as Graham with Blocking.

So please explain?

Added: You know Vick made his numbers ifrom 04 to 06 and from him running around is only reason he caught so many passes.

That is why he dropped from a top 4 TE in Fantasy football to a undrafted player when Vick has to go to jail. He is very very overated. He can not block and can not catch that good. I would not mind us getting him but at league minumum.

Bronco_Rob
02-16-2008, 12:09 PM
I guess the Falcons lack of wide receivers had nothing to do with Crumpler being the only receiving weapon on the team? It was all Vick eh? Not to mention that Crumpler's number went down last season due to injury and the fact that he pretty much hated the coach. Who would want to try for a coach they don't like and is going to leave them when the going gets tough anyway?

Crumpler can still be one of the top toght ends in this league.

silkamilkamonic
02-16-2008, 01:07 PM
I guess the Falcons lack of wide receivers had nothing to do with Crumpler being the only receiving weapon on the team? It was all Vick eh? Not to mention that Crumpler's number went down last season due to injury and the fact that he pretty much hated the coach. Who would want to try for a coach they don't like and is going to leave them when the going gets tough anyway?

Crumpler can still be one of the top toght ends in this league.


Denver should sign Crumpler, then release Daniel Graham and re-sign him to a mimimal contract.

Then Denver would have the best TE core in the NFL. :rockon: