Originally posted by eman:
Sorry guys, mods pls merge
I was just asking because id rather go with chemistry than the potential of getting someone flashier or sexier because special teams is all about lane recognition and playing well with eachother. I think stupar has the better advantage when it comes there.
Plus we are talking about the backup to willis and bowman, sort of like how viking fans could be talking about backup to Adrian Peterson, these players will never see the light of day save for freak accident!
Maybe down the road Moody could take the #3 but seems like Wilhoite is the #3 for now although he is a free agent after this year and should be back for cheap. I don't know if Moody for Stupar would hurt the chemistry or not. I wouldn't think so since I think Spillman, Osgood, Ventrone are the main guys and the leaders. Then just guessing the second group would be something like Skuta, Dahl, Dixon, Morris, Stupar, Lemonier, etc. It's hard to say without being in the locker room but losing Stupar wouldn't be like losing Costanzo who was the heart and sole of the coverage teams. Colin Jones was up there with Spillman the year we traded him. I think those 2 were bigger than what Stupar is now. Either way nice to know we learned our lesson on the coverage teams. We got to concerned last year with guys being versatile and guys got cut because they only played ST. Well this year we went back to the 2011 way and kept guys just because of ST and didn't go too crazy over versatility.
Edit: I think some are being a little hard on Stupar. I thought after the 1st game the guy had no business on the roster but games 2, 3, 4 he played pretty well. I think he'd be able to stick long term with a team not as good as us and he very well may be able to hold on the rest of the year with us. Just not sure he has a long term future with us. He's played solid enough on ST but to me with Moody being a 6th rounder, being faster and more potential at ILB (even if similar ST players) he'd have the advantage of being our future. If nobody picks him up he should head to the practice squad and join us again next offseason with a chance to make the roster again. I think it will depend on if Wilhoite is re-signed or not. I don't see Fleming being a factor after his injuries and I have no idea why he is still around. They must have really liked his potential.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM ]