The other morning I saw a squirrel running across my backyard with a nut in its mouth. So cliche. I was about to challenge it to try something more original when my wife wanted to know who I was talking to.
Archive for April, 2010
Any player who passes up his senior year in college football to pursue academics at Oxford in England as a Rhodes Scholar, has his…stuff…together. Besides being brilliant and having his priorities straight, Rolle is described as having great ball-hawking and coverage skills all while being a relatively big dude (6’2″ 218). Given Bigby’s decent but not exceptional play, I could see going after Rolle in the first round – if nothing else it would add depth and protect us in case Bigby/Collins get hurt or if Bigby fizzles and gets released next year when his contract is up. And, if Collins and Bigby light it up, he could be developed and possibly be traded out at some point.
Some scout-types are trying to get worked up saying that he’s been out of football for a year so he may have trouble getting back into it. I don’t think that’s an issue at all for someone like Rolle. If he’d been injured and out of football for a year or if he had to sit out his senior year for failing in school maybe. But for this guy, missing a year of football won’t matter at all because he’ll have the smarts to prepare himself for the upcoming season.
Thanks to reader Nick for pointing this out. Nick believes Adams might be a good pick-up. I’m not sure just yet, still thinking about it. Adams went to 5 Pro Bowls, he’s been very reliable/healthy over his career, and he at least still thinks he’s got a few years left. On the other hand, he was among the most penalized O-Linemen in the league the last few years and he was also among the leaders in being fined.
My verdict: if we could snag him for a decent price, I’d think about adding him and here’s why: we need depth on the O-line. While I think there is a chance that Lang could develop and Spitz could contribute again some day, we lack depth on the O-line. Colledge is a weak to average left guard and Clifton has been mostly average the last few years. Wells, Sitton and Tauscher are all solid and are not weaknesses but again, the depth is a problem. Having a guy like Adams in the mix would at the very least enhance competition and add needed depth.
My guess is that he goes to another team for a bigger contract that we’d be willing to offer…a team more desperate for LT help.