Originally posted by LifelongNiner:Originally posted by Ceadderman:Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
he is like an 83 if you play madden.
He can be replaced if he so choses to be a problem:
We have Brooks and Haralson and an up and coming Dyrell Briggs
Haralson is ROLB and Manny is LOLB. If anyone is ineffective it's Haralson. Brooks is solid but he is better on the Right than the Left because of Justin Smith. Yes Brooks plays Left too but he's better suited to be on the QBs' blindside which helps him get to the QB.
Pull up the film from last season, Manny was always in the picture someplace on the field.
And NO SHAT we can't sign everyone peeps. But we can sign quite a bit of them. Including Manny. It's because of Manny and ABF, that Icebox can get in on the plays as much as he does. Remove Manny and our Pass Rushing OLB Brooks would be a liability to the screen on the Left. More screens went where last season? To the QBs' blind side that's where. Victimizing Haralson more than any of them. Yeah some came Manny's way. No disputing that. But the bulk of them went to the opposing's Left.
I like how PH isn't even expendable in this argument. To me he's the weakest link in the unit. Well okay Mckilliop is. But he was a Rook last year. He's SUPPOSED to be. Briggs is untested.
So the odd man out should be PH, if people have been paying attention.
So I guess that people understand that $15 million guaranteed is probably the contract that Manny gets? So how is he not signable for the full $40 million? You know he's not going to make that with this team, so I don't get all the "good riddance " attitudes that I'm seeing here.
Actually both players are pretty decent but statistically Manny was better last season.
He led all LBs' with 6.5 sacks. If our Defense comes in with a chip on their shoulder, like I expect them to Manny is primed for a HUGE year.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I think people are still blinded by what Haralson did in 2008. Fact is Manny brings more to the team. And even if he never develops into the pass rusher we hoped for him to be, he still brings more. I'm sick of people labeling Lawson a bust just because he hasn't developed into exactly what he was drafted for. Sometimes you get something different that you hadn't expected.
I say resign him to a fair deal. If any LB needs to go, its Haralson (and no I don't think he should be let go either).
Nothing wrong with Manny