Darrell Russell

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Should the Redskins sign Darrell Russell?

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Postby BossHog » Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:03 am

Should the Redskins sign Darrell Russell?
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Postby skinsNut » Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:10 am

Hell yeah, we need the help.

Hopefully the signing bonus will be small so that we can cut him if any 'problems' arise.
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Postby skins75 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:40 am

No question. We need the help. Also, we have had convicts on our team before (ie: Dexter Manley) that have worked out pretty well.

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Postby Justice Hog » Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:44 pm

I agree. This area of the team is woefully lacking and he should provide somewhat of a boost.
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Postby skinsNut » Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:57 pm

Venting Hog wrote:I agree. This area of the team is woefully lacking and he should provide somewhat of a boost.


he really hasn't played for so long that I have no idea how well he will perform. if he can play well at all though, he well at least command some double teams and hopefully free up other DL to make plays (hopefully).

I'm just biting my nails waiting to hear.... any word yet?
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Postby Wingman » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:45 pm

like Tom Cruise says in Risky Business...

"sometimes you just gotta say what the ...."

I can see both sides of the argument as to whether we should sign him. If the deal is done for the right money, I say you roll the dice. We have burnt more money in worse places before.
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Postby Texas Hog » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:57 pm

absofreakinlutely....we need all the interior help we can get....what's the downside here? Our d is getting destroyed and unless we get some push upfront our depleted secondary are going to get toasted and our LBs are going to be blocked on every play
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Postby The Skins Fan » Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:18 pm

Well here is how I look at it and it's not anything you all haven't said...Hell yeah sign him...I mean it can't hurt right?? The way I see it, as pathetic as the D-Line has played (especially that past few weeks...and lets not forget the first several games when we got lucky b/c of all the offensive injuries to the other teams which helped our D-Line look better than they really are) it can't hurt to have him on the team.
Even though he might not be in playing shape since not being in football since the '01 season, he can still probably contribute after a few weeks of practice in which IF this team makes a 180 degree turnaround (which I'm praying to god every night for) and we are in some kind of contention for the playoffs, we will need him to step up and be the pro bowl player he once was.
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Postby Wingman » Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:30 pm

My only fear is that he comes in and we throw money at him for the player that he USED to be. If the deal is for much more than the vet minimum, with incentives I would assume, I say the deal starts to go the other way.
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Postby hailskins666 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:44 pm

sign him, and sign him as cheap and as long term as possible. two reasons, one, look at this guys numbers, he was second overall in i believe the 98(?) draft, two pro bowls, 28.5 sacks in five years.....after sitting out two years he wants just one more shot at those nice paychecks, and he's only 27, got a few good years left. and the second reason..... two words... daryl gardner. he was a "risk" and only got a one year deal.....would have signed for a lot longer for very little money in his time of need, but got a one year audition, demanded big dollars, and was out the door. lets not make the same mistake twice......give the guy what he's worth through performance and behavior incentives, getting a solid DT in a "steal" would be very nice....
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Postby BossHog » Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:06 am

In this case I'd almost prefer a short term deal.

Gardener had a supposed attitude problem and injury history, not a propensity for crime.

Having said that, my preference for a short term contract stem from Russell's inevitable 'rust' having sat out the last year and a half.

He may not even 'have it' any more.

And judging from his agent's comments thus far... they're not going to rush to sign the first cntract that comes along... they know that there is always a market for a pro bowl DT.
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Postby redskincity » Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:57 pm

Is this dude in shape?? I hear he is 6'5 325. What are his legs and wind like???? ESPN is saying Tampa was speaking with Russell on the sly to replace Sapp :shock:
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Postby Scooter » Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:52 pm

Done deal, but now we have more work cut out for us. Why not? A DT with a mean streak, a second chance with a new team... it does sound very similar to Daryl Gardener. If he's hald as good, he's better than we could have hoped for this late in the season. For that matter, we should have signed Leonardo Carson.

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Postby Texas Hog » Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:24 pm

as much as I can't stand fatboy Sapp...I'd sure love to see him as our DT next season...but doubt we could afford him
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Postby redskincity » Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:06 pm

Sapp would be a nice edition to our D but he is costly.
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