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49ers sign DE Will Tukuafu

Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
Originally posted by duck10:
Originally posted by hklar17:
anyone know why seattle released him?

NUMBERS GAME!! and Pete Carrol signed a guy from USC

So, we basically traded Balmer for Tukuafu and a 6th/7th?

Tukuafu seems like an interesting player. But in terms of draft value we just got hosed.

yea but it will be worth it w/ Tukuafu on the team
Originally posted by PTulini:
MaioccoCSN: Will Tukuafu. Welcome to the 49ers. He gets a sack on his very first play with his new club.

Already more valuable then Balmer... lol
Originally posted by duck10:
Originally posted by SolRebe1:
Guy could be like 15 pounds heavier, no?

hightlight shows hes 265 n now he's 285 n getting bigger! but Polynesians no matter how small they're still STRONG!!! TONGAN power

Originally posted by jreff22:
Camp body...but did pretty good.

camp bodies turns out to be the best bodies! and theres alot of free agents out there who become Hall of famers...free agents are those who work harder bc they want to make it!
Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by PTulini:

Guy has got a motor, and he doesn't give up on plays. You have to like the way this vid.

I don't know, maybe he has a chance? Good luck to him.

YUP THATS FOR SURE HE NEVER GIVES UP ON PLAYS!!!
Originally posted by PTulini:
Originally posted by hklar17:
anyone know why seattle released him?

When I was watching their preseason game tonight vs the Titans, if you notice, Seattle's entire D-line is at least 300 pounds! DE/DT Red Bryant was interviewed after the game and he said Pete Carroll is running some form of a modified 3-4 scheme. Carroll wants bigger, bulkier lineman. In fact, most of them are around 320 or more! Where is HawksFan when you need him?

yeah but if you ask the Dline Coach Wills stronger n better than most of their 320lb lineman..but Pete didn't see that n signed a WR from USC.. their lost welcome to the niners Tukuafu

[ Edited by duck10 on Aug 16, 2010 at 12:08:56 ]
Originally posted by simplyfloyd:
really like this guy. I was watching him, he seems to hold his position well when the play goes away from him. He's got a lot of strenght, pretty good speed and a great move to the inside.

I think he should start opposite justin smith. I swear this guy could give us 6-8 sacks and help against the run. Great addition 49ers!!!

yup so true!!! I've watched him played 3years in Oregon! Im a HUGE fan of his!! He's great on and off the field! hard worker..great guy too very humble!

The longer he's in the better he gets!
Originally posted by YuNGaCE:
Originally posted by duck10:
Originally posted by SolRebe1:
Guy could be like 15 pounds heavier, no?


[ Edited by duck10 on Aug 16, 2010 at 13:50:34 ]
I dont care what he is as long as he is a good player thats all that matters.
Wasn't his first play a sack? Even if it didn't, he already outperformed Balmer in one preseason game against his two full seasons.

Wow!
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Balmer didnot earn more playing time. Tukuafu looked good for somebody brought in at the last minute.

When Balmer was drafted he was the third rated DT in that draft. But there were questions regarding his production and desire, he was productive his last year but not a force prior that year.
Sack 1st play of the game = I like him already. Balmer who? SF got a guy who looks like he can play and more than a snowball's chance in hell to pick up some talent better than Balmer next year in the draft.

Balmer trade coming back to bite us? Hardly. My prediction: Seattle is going to regret getting rid of Tukuafu more than SF will regret getting rid of Balmer
Originally posted by duck10:
Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
Originally posted by duck10:
Originally posted by hklar17:
anyone know why seattle released him?

NUMBERS GAME!! and Pete Carrol signed a guy from USC

So, we basically traded Balmer for Tukuafu and a 6th/7th?

Tukuafu seems like an interesting player. But in terms of draft value we just got hosed.

yea but it will be worth it w/ Tukuafu on the team

We already got hosed just by drafting Balmer, this is like being offered a towel to dry off.
Kid looks good, but is he big enough to play DE in the 3-4?
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I missed the game doing a run from LA to SF and Back.
You guys got to be kidding me. Tukuafu an unrestricted rookie free agent comes in here at 6'4 285 plays DE and registers a sack in his first games as a niner.
I am now a fan. The football gods were messing with me. I was a little down with the scrapping of Balmer. The draft was to far away to make up his loss.