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Niners sign DE Travis LaBoy

Originally posted by mcbaes72:
Cool! But he's no Zak Keasey.

One of the best posts lately!
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I like it...given he's coming off an injury, a 1-yr contract is appropriate. If he does well, they sign him to a longer term contract...he's got arguably 5 good years ahead of him if he stays reasonably healthy. Could spell the end of Manny...I'm thinking Briggs, Haralson, Brooks and now LaBoy in the pass rush rotation. Might help pave the way for Brandon Spikes as Takeo's eventual replacement...understand they think McKillop's better suited for the Mike than Ted. Re-signing Wilhelm was key...it'll give whomever they draft time to understudy.

I would rather see Haralson gone than Manny. I think Manny gives us flexibility in coverage.
Originally posted by WheresWaldo:
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
meh
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Originally posted by E-49er:
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I like it...given he's coming off an injury, a 1-yr contract is appropriate. If he does well, they sign him to a longer term contract...he's got arguably 5 good years ahead of him if he stays reasonably healthy. Could spell the end of Manny...I'm thinking Briggs, Haralson, Brooks and now LaBoy in the pass rush rotation. Might help pave the way for Brandon Spikes as Takeo's eventual replacement...understand they think McKillop's better suited for the Mike than Ted. Re-signing Wilhelm was key...it'll give whomever they draft time to understudy.

I would rather see Haralson gone than Manny. I think Manny gives us flexibility in coverage.

I agree. Manny is probably our best LB in coverage aside from Willis, hes also our best run stopper outta Haralson, Brooks and LaBoy. Well can't really say Brooks since he hasn't played all that much. Really hope Lawson has a good year next year, I think hes a solid player at Sam.
Maybe its already been mentioned in the 10 pages but isn't laboy a steroids guy?
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Certainly would be a better situational pass-rusher than Tully "Spin Cycle" Banta-Cain!!!!

He spun his way to 10 sacks last year
Originally posted by natrone06:
Maybe its already been mentioned in the 10 pages but isn't laboy a steroids guy?

He never tested positive but his forehead sure looks like he has used the juice.
Originally posted by Gore_21:
Should be a good pickup if he is healthy. The Dolphins and Patriots probably wouldn't want him if he wasn't any good. He's only 28, has had 3.5 sacks twice, 6, 6.5 and 4 in 08. Not bad considering in 67 games and only started 32 of them. 23.5 sacks in 32 starts is good. Not a whole lot of tackles but seems more like a pass rush specialist. Should be added depth to the OLB rotation so probably no Morgan/Graham/Kindle/Hughes.

Did he play OLB for the Cards in the 3-4?

Yes, but like us, they play with 4 men on the line some 30(ish)% of the time and he was effective out of the 3-point stance as well.
Originally posted by flynhayn15:
Originally posted by natrone06:
Maybe its already been mentioned in the 10 pages but isn't laboy a steroids guy?

He never tested positive but his forehead sure looks like he has used the juice.

Someone said their friend at Hawaii or something said he was, but I went to high school with him and he was big then and had the big forehead already. He doesn't look drastically different than he did in high school, just older.
Good low risk signing that didn't cost alot and gives the Niners another veteran 3-4 OLB who can rush the passer to compete in training camp. I like it.
Originally posted by mug0mug:
Originally posted by flynhayn15:
Originally posted by natrone06:
Maybe its already been mentioned in the 10 pages but isn't laboy a steroids guy?

He never tested positive but his forehead sure looks like he has used the juice.

Someone said their friend at Hawaii or something said he was, but I went to high school with him and he was big then and had the big forehead already. He doesn't look drastically different than he did in high school, just older.

Cro Magna?
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Originally posted by natrone06:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Certainly would be a better situational pass-rusher than Tully "Spin Cycle" Banta-Cain!!!!

He spun his way to 10 sacks last year

I'm talking about when he was with the 9ers.
Originally posted by irishluder:
Originally posted by mcbaes72:
Cool! But he's no Zak Keasey.

One of the best posts lately!

I'm glad someone enjoyed a little humor.

Besides, LaBoy only has 10 pages, Ginn Jr. has 42 pages. The all mighty Keasey had over 60 pages last year. He's in NO playing as a double agent to make sure the Niners beat the Saints in Game 2 this upcoming season.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Good low risk signing that didn't cost alot and gives the Niners another veteran 3-4 OLB who can rush the passer to compete in training camp. I like it.
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I like the signing he's in his prime and should be fine after missing last year because of injury.