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FusionStyle
19.02.2011, 09:57 AM
Injuries have ruined this guys last few years, but before that he proved he was a top top safety. Worth kicking the tyres? Get him on a new contract with little guaranteed money and most of his cash made up in playing time bonus money?

Stubbsy #21
19.02.2011, 04:05 PM
In a word

No!

We have greater needs and young up and coming safeties who are only going to get better. Besides even if we signed him they'd probably end up playing as much as they were before!

FusionStyle
20.02.2011, 10:47 AM
In a word

No!

We have greater needs and young up and coming safeties who are only going to get better. Besides even if we signed him they'd probably end up playing as much as they were before!

After letting go of Coleman I'm just aware we may need some leadership in the defensive backfield. I don't see that coming from Dunta Robinson. A safety that came up into the box would also improve the pressure we get on opposing offences. Admittedly Sanders is injury prone, so who else could do the job? Rookies/the young players will be important going forward but we can never expect immediate impact/upgrade.

jimmy_hobo
20.02.2011, 06:46 PM
Wouldn't hurt to have him work out, if he's got anything left then offer him a low money low years deal.

The other alternative, and a player I would love to see in ATL is OJ Atogwe.

He's an upgrade on what we have IMO and can give us the leadership on D we lost with Coleman moving on.

FusionStyle
21.02.2011, 02:03 PM
Wouldn't hurt to have him work out, if he's got anything left then offer him a low money low years deal.

The other alternative, and a player I would love to see in ATL is OJ Atogwe.

He's an upgrade on what we have IMO and can give us the leadership on D we lost with Coleman moving on.

Whats Atogwe's current deal at St Louis (right?)? Would he need to be traded?

EDIT: Just seen he's been released... for sure be worth having him come over, at least to work out. Be a big upgrade and a good veteran leader.

Devilfalc
21.02.2011, 10:11 PM
I'd rather stick with Decoud and Moore, although we need a veteran backup. Sanders is just too injury prone.

Somoene will take a risk and give him big $, and I hope its not us. We have other priorities.

Bengalsman
22.02.2011, 09:04 PM
Whats Atogwe's current deal at St Louis (right?)? Would he need to be traded?

EDIT: Just seen he's been released... for sure be worth having him come over, at least to work out. Be a big upgrade and a good veteran leader.

Regular season stats :

Year Team GP GS TKL Sack Ints
2004 IND 6 4 34 0 0
2005 IND 14 14 91 0 1
2006 IND 4 4 27 0 1
2007 IND 15 15 96 3.5 2
2008 IND 6 6 39 0 1
2009 IND 2 2 6 0 1
2010 IND 1 1 0 0 0
Career 48 46 290 3.5 6

Looking at these stats :

Only 48 games played out of a possible 112, and in the last 3 seasons : 9 games played out of a possible 48! Yes FORTY EIGHT!
No one's saying that Bob Sanders isn't a great player, but I know that if I were to pay a player money I'd want them out on the playing field rather than the treatment room. You can better value for money than Bob Sanders.

FusionStyle
23.02.2011, 12:53 PM
Regular season stats :

Year Team GP GS TKL Sack Ints
2004 IND 6 4 34 0 0
2005 IND 14 14 91 0 1
2006 IND 4 4 27 0 1
2007 IND 15 15 96 3.5 2
2008 IND 6 6 39 0 1
2009 IND 2 2 6 0 1
2010 IND 1 1 0 0 0
Career 48 46 290 3.5 6

Looking at these stats :

Only 48 games played out of a possible 112, and in the last 3 seasons : 9 games played out of a possible 48! Yes FORTY EIGHT!
No one's saying that Bob Sanders isn't a great player, but I know that if I were to pay a player money I'd want them out on the playing field rather than the treatment room. You can better value for money than Bob Sanders.

Nicely put. Didn't realise it was that low if I'm honest.

Atogwe hasn't been shopped to the Falcons it seems, so doubt we'll see him our way.