Dre Kirkpratrick

Page 2 of 2 teams that are front runners to sign him are the Titans and Steelers according to NFL.com.... 32 comments | 1417 Views | Go to page 1 →

  1. #16
    spindoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 05
    Location
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    Posts
    55,390

    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    I was thinking you draft a TE to replace Eifert and let him walk when the time comes. Guy spends more time with the trainer than the football field.
    I've scheduled a head and neck CT for this evening, mainly because I've found myself agreeing with you here.

    This year's crop of TE are the best in the last decade. If the Bengals draft one early enough then Eifert can be an afterthought.
    Advertisement

  2. #17
    Footballforever74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 16
    Posts
    7,466

    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    I've scheduled a head and neck CT for this evening, mainly because I've found myself agreeing with you here.

    This year's crop of TE are the best in the last decade. If the Bengals draft one early enough then Eifert can be an afterthought.
    I really like the Pitt TE he is good at blocking and receiving.

  3. #18
    spindoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 05
    Location
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    Posts
    55,390

    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    I really like the Pitt TE he is good at blocking and receiving.
    Ah, Jesse James is pedestrian. He's gotten better at the point of attack, but he's less than average as a receiver. Now if Green could ever get over his head issues, that cat makes that offense even more dynamic. If the entire offense, including M.Bryant, is in tact, I can't see how they aren't at the top of the league, minus injury like always.

  4. #19
    Footballforever74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 16
    Posts
    7,466

    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Ah, Jesse James is pedestrian. He's gotten better at the point of attack, but he's less than average as a receiver. Now if Green could ever get over his head issues, that cat makes that offense even more dynamic. If the entire offense, including M.Bryant, is in tact, I can't see how they aren't at the top of the league, minus injury like always.
    I like James and Green but I think they need one more good TE.

  5. #20
    spindoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 05
    Location
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    Posts
    55,390

    They can get Eifert next year. He'll be a free agent, and I'm sure you'll be ready for them to snag him.

  6. #21
    Footballforever74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 16
    Posts
    7,466

    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    They can get Eifert next year. He'll be a free agent, and I'm sure you'll be ready for them to snag him.
    Nope.

  7. #22

    Join Date
    Feb 05
    Location
    WHO DEY!!!
    Posts
    19,026

    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Depends on where your philosophy lies. I'd suspect you're tired of watching Dalton running for his life. And that will continue next season if you let the kid walk. And he won't command 12mil. Let him explore the market, if that's the number, then let him go. I bet it's not that high. Eifert will have to play 16 games this season to command top dollar. He's febrile at best. As for Burfict, I'd let that cat dip his toes in the FA pool also.
    The reports I read were that he will get 10 to 12 million. Which is why I understand if they don't sign him back. Now if it's lower than that, then yes sign him back. The Bengals did draft a guard they really liked last year, and also TJ Johnson who filled in for Boling at the end of the year did well. I think they could replace him if need be. The problem is center and ST.

    Agreed of Eifert. However if for once he does stay healthy, he will command top dollar. Which if the Bengals spend a lot of Zeitler and can't sign Eifert back people would really throw a fit.

    As for Tez he is a top 5 backer in the league. If he has another year of not really doing anything dumb, he will get paid nicely. The Bengals should try to extend him now honestly while they probably could get a little discount on him still. However I doubt his agent let's that happen.

  8. #23
    NamecipS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 02
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    14,951

  9. #24
    spindoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 05
    Location
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    Posts
    55,390

    Quote Originally Posted by NamecipS View Post
    I'd be shocked. Frankly, after all is said and done, and counting paying for their draft class this season, they have roughly 12mil to spend. Now, they have Tuitt and Villenuava to extend before season kicks off. If Bell signs a longer term deal and frees up some up front cap room and eases the 12mil tag hit, they'll have more, but I think Dre will command pretty solid coin. I could be wrong, but it makes no sense if the cost is that high, especially considering the talent in this draft class in the secondary.

  10. #25

    Join Date
    Sep 12
    Location
    Reality Blvd
    Posts
    21,347

    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    I'd be shocked. Frankly, after all is said and done, and counting paying for their draft class this season, they have roughly 12mil to spend. Now, they have Tuitt and Villenuava to extend before season kicks off. If Bell signs a longer term deal and frees up some up front cap room and eases the 12mil tag hit, they'll have more, but I think Dre will command pretty solid coin. I could be wrong, but it makes no sense if the cost is that high, especially considering the talent in this draft class in the secondary.
    I'm not a huge Dre fan, but he would be the best CB the Steelers would have if they get him.

  11. #26
    plantmanky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 08
    Location
    In the Garden
    Posts
    17,125

    Bengals need to let him walk.

  12. #27

    Join Date
    Sep 12
    Location
    Reality Blvd
    Posts
    21,347

    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Bengals need to let him walk.
    Problem is, they don't have anyone better which speaks volumes how bad they have gotten in a short time

  13. #28
    plantmanky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 08
    Location
    In the Garden
    Posts
    17,125

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbird View Post
    Problem is, they don't have anyone better which speaks volumes how bad they have gotten in a short time
    Wing it, they one rookie got hurt last year he will be back. Just dont see the need to put that money into a CB right now. Id rather they overpay for Zeitler than Dre.

  14. #29
    Bengal Maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 10
    Location
    Wherever I want to be
    Posts
    8,116

    I think I read where the Dre talks are heating up with the Bengals.

  15. #30
    Bengal Maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 10
    Location
    Wherever I want to be
    Posts
    8,116

    The one area where the Bengals held the edge over both the Ravens and Steelers over the last ten years is CB. Marvin, as you know values them more than any position by draft history. I am not sure this make sense to let him go.

    He doesn't scare me if he leaves to the Steelers or elsewhere, but he can play especially in zone schemes. He would or will start with any team in the division.

Top