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    Re: Signed Guard Bobbie Williams To A Two Year Deal



    Quote Originally Posted by Boulderraven View Post
    Since Harbaugh took over I believe only Jimmy Smith was a starter as a rookie, the others got to start via injury to Terry, Evans and not sure sure Yanda was a starter, I believe could be wrong Chester started. Shows you how much they think of Jimmy Smith. Dawned on me Williams makes good sense because he played in the division and knows the defensive schemes of the Steelers, Browns and of course Bengals who he practiced against for years. Very shrewd move by Ozzie, IMO. I've never been a fan of starting rookies unless they are incredibly special, too many mental errors, the speed is faster, plus you hit a wall in the season.
    Michael Oher was drafted in 2009 after Terry left us. He was an immediate starter in his rookie year. Flacco of course started for us because of other circumstances. Yanda was drafted in 07 before Harbaugh was in charge, and started I believe. Since Harbaugh has been in charge we have only had three first round picks, and two of them where starters all through the majority of their rookie seasons, and even Jimmy Smith got time a starter.




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    Re: Signed Guard Bobbie Williams To A Two Year Deal

    Really surprised to see that Williams got a bonus of $800K. I'm not surprised they signed a veteran to compete at LG (or so I would have thought), but that bonus clearly makes Williams the presumed starter.

    Kind of a lot, IMO, for a 36-year old, who is coming off of an injury.
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    Re: Signed Guard Bobbie Williams To A Two Year Deal

    Williams...when healthy...is very good. Even at his age.

    Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to finish either of the last 2 years due to injuries.




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    Re: Signed Guard Bobbie Williams To A Two Year Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    Yeah, I've been hearing great things about both those guys. Especially Thompson. Flacco has reportedly taken an interest in him.
    Well, that alone should guarantee him a spot either on the weekly inactive list or on the bench next to Tandon Doss.




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    Re: Signed Guard Bobbie Williams To A Two Year Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    Well, that alone should guarantee him a spot either on the weekly inactive list or on the bench next to Tandon Doss.




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    Re: Signed Guard Bobbie Williams To A Two Year Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by PalladinInNC View Post
    Wicked,

    i've heard you and others say that these two guys are looking pretty good. Could you fill us in on info on the two of them (size, weight, speed, college record, skills, weaknesses, etc.).
    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Deonte Thompson is said to be a burner at 6'0 and 200 lbs. He was a top recruit out of high school, but never really done much in the SEC for the Gators, hence why he went undrafted.

    Nigel Carr is 6'2 and 232 lbs. Carr is likely a better fit as a nickel LB dropping back into coverage, and could probably step in as a 3-4 ILB. He is said to be very quick and can hit you hard. His problem was never talent however, he was going to become the next star for the Gators, but because of off field issues where he reportedly stole a car or something like that, was kicked off the programme. Carr was then recruited by Alabama state where he was solid, recorded like 72 tackles (9 for a loss) and 3 sacks in 2011.
    Agree with Leach.

    Thompson, honestly I was kind of surprised he wasn't drafted. The problem was he was there when Tebow was the QB, so the offense really wasn't conducive for a Wr to really show what he can do. Before Rainey and Demps got there though he was the punt/kick return guy as well and he was pretty good in that aspect as well. His game is very similar to what Lee Evans used to be.

    I'm glad they picked him up off UDFA's. He's got some skill. Apparently he's really picked up the slot pretty well and has split some snaps with Jacoby, Tandon, and LaQuan for the #3 WR spot. That's pretty good for a UDFA.

    I really like the Carr pick up too. I think he's got some room to bulk up a bit...maybe into the high 230's/low 240's, but he's got nice height and range. Super talented guy that made a dumb mistake and got himself booted out of Florida State. Had that not happened, I think he would have been at least a 5th rounder.
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