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    Redskins sign Barnett

    The Redskins signed former Bills LB Nick Barnett. - Adam Schefter
    I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?"
    "Well," said Coach, "you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet.
    You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times."
    It was all
    true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach.
    He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can
    mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on.



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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Cool.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Joeymama loves him some Barnett.

    between Barnett and Fletcher, that defense is going to be unstoppable.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    I hope he makes it, but next to Aaron Williams he might have been the worst player on the Bills starting defense last year.
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    Lecter is right in everything he said.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Lecter View Post
    I hope he makes it, but next to Aaron Williams he might have been the worst player on the Bills starting defense last year.
    I agree he had a terrible year last year but he played well the year before.

    Did he have an injury last year we didn't know about?

    Or did his skills decline so badly in one year?

    Or was it the terrible defense Wanny installed?

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Barnett just couldn't cover any ground last year. He was the equivalent of a traffic cone.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Except, occasionally, a traffic cone might manage to take someone down by tripping them.
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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Quote Originally Posted by coastal View Post
    Joeymama loves him some Barnett.

    between Barnett and Fletcher, that defense is going to be unstoppable.
    I liked both of them. Since they were both the best LB's on the team when they left. Fletcher was better and had more left in the tank but I still don't see how our team got better by cutting him.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmifli View Post
    I liked both of them. Since they were both the best LB's on the team when they left. Fletcher was better and had more left in the tank but I still don't see how our team got better by cutting him.
    Fletcher - yes

    Barnett - no

    As bad as the LBs were last year, he might have been the worst. He was horrendous. He lost a step and was way too slow

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    for his first year barnett kinda reminded me of takeo spikes. for his second year he reminded me of eddie robinson
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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    I like Barnett, he played 90 some percent of the snaps in a ridiculously rigid incompetent defense with the only other linebacker, if there was one being Scott, who if he wasn't a linebacker on the play was surely the db backing Barnett in coverage because he was so essentially vital to Wannstedt's "do the same stuff every play because I am confused" defense.

    The coverage was essentially "you stand there until something happens or you run at them if you think other stuff is happening", a key way to use an lb in his 30's who is the only linebacker linebacking but you insist runs right when all the opponent tight ends run left, or left when they run right, then note his stats were not up to par.

    Barnett wasn't the problem, none of them were, not even Scott, the defense was, and I wouldn't be real surprised to see Barnett do well for a few more years.

    But come on, stop this "Barnett was bad" stuff. He played over 90 percent of the snaps and the next closest LB who wasn't an LB was Scott less than 60%. Barnett, who he is, played the whole season in a Wannstedt nickel. He's not God's gift to linebackers, but he was hardly so bad being a 30 something lb who wasn't going to suddenly become Lawrence Taylor in his prime, and no one in their right mind thought we were getting Taylor in his prime to begin with, but it's trendy to say he did poorly for not being superman on a Wannstedt defense.

    Good luck to Nick Barnett.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Lecter View Post
    Fletcher - yes

    Barnett - no

    As bad as the LBs were last year, he might have been the worst. He was horrendous. He lost a step and was way too slow
    I think we established pretty quickly that he couldn't cover a TE. It might take Wanny about 3 seasons to figure that out.

    I'm not saying he is good, but he was much better than Shep. I think Bradham was probably our best LB, but he didn't get much chance until later in the season. The rest are terrible.

    We've got $21 million in cap space, and Barnett would have been fine as bench depth. We got worse by cutting him.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    I liked Barnett as a player, though, he wasn't always put in a great position to succeed, IMO. He gave his all for the Bills on and off the field and you have to respect that.

    Best of luck to him with the Redskins.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Lecter View Post
    I hope he makes it, but next to Aaron Williams he might have been the worst player on the Bills starting defense last year.
    He was good the year prior to Wannstedt taking over the defense.

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    Re: Redskins sign Barnett

    He's a great guy and I wish him all the best.

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