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#15 : April 05, 2012, 03:22:40 PM

If we can sign him for less than one of our other guys that is a rotation guy only I say lets do it.  He is still young and learning the game.  If I remember right he didn't play ball until College so he is still on the upswing in terms of game play.  I am not sure what the guys outside of Price, McCoy and potentially Miller are making but I think he is better than all of them except Price and McCoy when they are healthy.  Unfortunately they haven't been for a season yet so why should they be now.  We need some good depth at all positions so lets sign him on the cheap if possible.

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#16 : April 05, 2012, 03:51:33 PM

Was a good 3rd DT for the Bears last year. Not sure why we haven't gotten it done. He is way, way better than Roy Miller.

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#17 : April 05, 2012, 04:02:16 PM

Can't think of any good reasons why both he and London Fletcher don't get contract offers...

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#18 : April 05, 2012, 04:06:21 PM

Can't think of any good reasons why both he and London Fletcher don't get contract offers...




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#19 : April 05, 2012, 04:15:44 PM

I'd dump Miller in a heartbeat for this guy.

Huge upgrade - and he is really young.

McCoy and Price are injuries waiting to happen.


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#20 : April 05, 2012, 04:33:13 PM

Can't think of any good reasons why both he and London Fletcher don't get contract offers...

I'm still predicting Vilma will end up a Buc (if we don't draft a linebacker early).

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#21 : April 05, 2012, 04:55:08 PM

Can't think of any good reasons why both he and London Fletcher don't get contract offers...

I'm still predicting Vilma will end up a Buc (if we don't draft a linebacker early).

I would have agreed with that before the bounty scandal. 


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#22 : April 05, 2012, 07:59:30 PM

Can't think of any good reasons why both he and London Fletcher don't get contract offers...

I'm still predicting Vilma will end up a Buc (if we don't draft a linebacker early).



He most likely gets suspended.


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#23 : April 05, 2012, 08:23:35 PM

Would love to see the Bucs sign him.  We need a better depth at DT and Okoye is still young and learning the position but has the talent to excel

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#24 : April 05, 2012, 08:31:56 PM

I think Vilma's effectiveness has decreased the past couple seasons (looks like the knee is becoming a bigger problem) so I'd probably pass on him - not even addressing what will likely occur once God-dell is thru with him. I'd really like to have a Fletcher to come in and mentor the young LBers...and he's shown he still can perform at 94 years old.

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#25 : April 05, 2012, 09:06:48 PM

With our lack of depth and injury prone starters, he's worth $3M a year. Some fans might say that's crazy, but when we are in week 8 next season with Miller and Okam starting.....we'll be wishing we just threw $3M a year at him to get it done. He's not a world beater by any means, but he is a solid DT in a 4-3. Much better depth than we have.


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#26 : April 05, 2012, 10:24:54 PM

'huge ' upgrade?  .  Captain overstatement...



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#27 : April 06, 2012, 12:28:10 AM

Miller is god awful and Price should be a 3tech. That leaves Okam as the only 1tech player on the team. Okoye is definitely more of a 3tech, so it sorta helps depth but I think a bigger hold-the-point type player is necessary.


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#28 : April 06, 2012, 12:59:30 AM

They may have told him they will check back with him after the draft.


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#29 : April 06, 2012, 09:10:24 AM

I think you guys are a bit too hard on Miller. Guy has basically been in a different system each year in the leaugue, including his rookie year when he was asked to be as heavily as possible only to move to a system where he needed to quicker 2 months into the season. Not saying he's a world beater, but he's better than Frank Okam IMO. Would love to see the Bucs sign Okoye though. Would really solidify the depth and young talent at the position.
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