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Mario's Gone, Let's Settle For A Luigi (Alternate DE Moves)

Define the Falcon's fans in one phrase-Blind Hope. What is blind hope, getting worked up for something that can never happen.

Every off-season (Except '08, First Impressions Matter) TD relaxes in Sandals Resorts sipping a margarita coming up with a new philosophy for why we didn't make a big splash. I see the sides, they probably felt that they didn't want to take a risk. I see why, but you have to do it more eventually. Either way we can still benefit.

Remember the post from a few months ago, "Enough is Enough", by saintstrollfalconsfan1? I'm not one to go back and "feed the trolls" but for those that were not readers at the time, here are some lines...

A few people say we got a decent team for this year but I mean come on you can only let your fans down so many times and expect them to still pull for you.

After they got destroyed by the Packers last season I was done. That’s why I’m a Saints fan now.

Blah blah blah, pointless rambling, blah no risks, I'm done, blah.

Stupid right? The full post is here: http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2011/9/6/2408230/enough-is-enough.

Anyway, I'm seeing a lot of these types of comments on TD and the FO, I even had some thrown in there. I must say though, after thoughts, TD might be right. When has a big FA ever changed a whole team, or it's side of the ball even? It could provide help, yes, but not as much as you think.

What I'm saying is we could still upgrade our D's pass rush without Williams, in fact, with the price added in even more value. With the extra cap we could even help the OL alot more than previously. Below I will leave a list of potential free agent DE's that I, and hopefully you would be happy with. TO THE JUMP WITH YOU HAG!

Potential DE #1: Kamerion Wimbley, DE/OLB, Raiders. Age: 28

I straight up love this guy. He is in the prime age group for DE's has a lot of upside and a low risk. This was always my plan B for Mario. He's an above average pass rusher and a force at run too. Most importantly he is very versatile with a playbook and can fit in both a 4-3 and a 3-4. Many sites have him ranked as a top 5 remaining DE left. This man can also play OLB if ever needed.

Here are the stats since:

Year Team G Tackles Sacks TFL INT INT YDS FF FR PD TD
2006 Cleveland 16 62 11 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
2007 Cleveland 16 51 5 2 0 0 4 0 1 0
2008 Cleveland 16 66 4 0 1 2 1 0 2 0
2009 Cleveland 15 69 6.5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010 Oakland 16 58 9.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011 Oakland 16 63 7.0 0 1 73 0 0 3 0












Potential DE #2- Andre Carter, DE, Patriots. Age: 33

This guy right here is more of a risk. The last season he played was amazing and he recieved a Pro Bowl spot but he just came off an injury. He is very experienced but that may not be good, he's getting up there in age and some think if we sign him, why don't just get Abe back. That I don't know. It's low risk but who knows the reward. He can also be a possible captain if Lofton walks.

Here are the stats of his last five seasons:

Season Team Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF
2011 New England Patriots 14 14 52 31 21 10.0 -- 1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 2
2010 Washington Redskins 16 5 44 25 19 2.5 -- 1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 1
2009 Washington Redskins 16 16 62 48 14 11.0 -- 4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 3
2008 Washington Redskins 16 14 37 23 14 4.0 -- 1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 0
2007 Washington Redskins 16 16 55 43 12 10.5 1 2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 4
2006 Washington Redskins 16 16 56 47 9 6.0 -- 2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 0

Potential DE #3- Mark Anderson and Other Rotational Guys

I'm only going to talk about Mark Anderson cause he is the main focus if we do go this route. He was a former Bear who got picked up by the genius Patriots and they turned him into a double-digit sacker. This guy probably cannot play every down but can get in there and produce a good amount of pressure here and there. I'm not going to include the stats for him because if your going to research him you are probably going to find other guys similar to him.

I doubt we do this since we already got the Duff-Man if we bring Abe back, either way it's still up there.

That's that, hope you enjoy, I'm going to beat Mass Effect 3 and play some Minecraft. Good night, and if you don't agree, then I'll send a creeper to your house. Pea Soup!

P.S. Participate in the poll!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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