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jgb    11,233

hopefully he will accept our offer of a packet of airline peanuts and validated parking in cortland

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Arsis    335,893

hopefully he will accept our offer of a packet of airline peanuts and validated parking in cortland

Hmm.. I'm not sure that isn't overpaying.

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Bleedin Green    73,956

hopefully he will accept our offer of a packet of airline peanuts and validated parking in cortland

 

Now you're just being absurd.  If the Jets are interested, obviously he'd get a nice dinner and a 6-pack of Bud Light.

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stoicsentry    17,930

Dudes was a an elite corner like 2 years ago.... PERFECT for our 2011/2012 fantasy roster we got going!

 

THANKS IDZIK!

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stoicsentry    17,930

Dudes was a an elite corner like 2 years ago.... PERFECT for our 2011/2012 fantasy roster we got going!

 

THANKS IDZIK!

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F.Chowds    16,280

He is a huge upgrade over Patterson, was a pro bowl corner for a few years, being a VaTech fan i would to see him on the Jets!

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dundunit    35

What kind of corner is he - Cover 2 or man to man?

Man to Man corner. Last year he personally covered Wes Welker and Keenan Allen in the broncos and chargers game. I'm not usually the guy that says we should sign this guy...but I'm saying sign this guy.

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LAD_Brooklyn    82

What kind of corner is he - Cover 2 or man to man?

 

Cover two corner

 

 

Man to Man corner. Last year he personally covered Wes Welker and Keenan Allen in the broncos and chargers game. I'm not usually the guy that says we should sign this guy...but I'm saying sign this guy.

 

 

He's plays good in zone. Last year he played over half of his snaps in the slot which is the reason you seen him covering Welker and Allen. Chiefs have shift to a heavy press scheme which Flowers isn't best suited for.

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j4jets    1,536

I can definitely see the Jets being all over Brandon. Only thing that might hold em back would be how they feel about McDougle.

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brian101193    68

Wonder if he would take a one year "prove it" deal or if he wants multiple year deal. Hope this doesnt become another Landry situation where he would use the Jets as a springboard to the deal he wants. 

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Larz    59,412

why release him ?  he isn't worth a 6th round pick ?

 

what's up here ?

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rillo    52,061

Has he fell off that bad? He was pretty good at man I believe, I wouldn't mind this. 

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Larz    59,412

and I'm sure cannizaro will write a scathing article about what scumbags the chiefs are for releasing him so late in the off-season and hurting his market value

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T0mShane    90,861

Jets supposedly bringing him in for a workout, according to Erika Esola. Dolphins also interested. Stoicsentry eats the dick all the way up to the balls and stops.

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GREENBEAN    6,054

I would like to see them sign Flowers. If we're preaching competition guys like Patterson and Mcdougle should have someone legit to compete with. Flowers is a pretty good CB and in my mind is an upgrade over what we have in house at the moment.

 

That being said, I really don't know what we have in house with all these new and younger fellas.   We may have an awesome CB tandem in Milliner and Mcdougle for all I know, ( add to that Pryor and Allen for the whole DB field)  but having a vet like Flowers in the building sure feels better for me than the ? we have at the moment.

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Larz    59,412

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brandon Flowers was a bit of a misfit for the Kansas City Chiefs since they hired John Dorsey as general manager and Andy Reid as head coach last year. At 5-foot-9, he suddenly found himself playing for a team that preferred its cornerbacks much larger. He didn't play well last season despite making the Pro Bowl, and his unhappiness over being shifted to nickel back in obvious passing situations became evident when he held out from offseason practice.

Flowers was still the best cornerback the Chiefs had. That, too, became obvious during his offseason absence.
 

Releasing cornerback Brandon Flowers will create some cap space, and depth problems, for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs released him anyway, saving $7.5 million this year against the salary cap and another $7.5 against their cap next year. They will need that cap room if they sign quarterback Alex Smith and linebacker Justin Houston to contract extensions.

But Flowers wasn't a luxury for the Chiefs given their current state at cornerback. They will pay a price for acquiring that cap room, and the only question is how hefty the bill will be At cornerback the Chiefs are left with only veteran Sean Smith as a proven commodity, and though Smith is an adequate starter, he's not a No. 1. Their other starter in the offseason has been Marcus Cooper, a seventh-round draft pick last year by the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs grabbed him off waivers at the start of last season and he played well for a time as their third cornerback.

By season's end, his play had deteriorated to the point the Chiefs felt compelled to move him to the bench.

The other cornerbacks currently contending for playing time are Ron Parker, a journeyman who has been beaten several times in offseason practice, Chris Owens, a 5-9 nickel back, and rookie Phillip Gaines, a third-round draft pick who so far has shown little.

That is not a great mix, so despite some of the hard times Flowers had last season, this move doesn't make the Chiefs any better. Flowers to an extent forced the Chiefs to make the move with his holdout. Next week's mandatory minicamp was looming and the Chiefs evidently tired of the situation.

That is behind the timing of the move, and the cap savings won't hurt, either. But the Chiefs will still feel some pain. It will come as they try to cover for his loss and as they watch him play well for some other team in 2014 and beyond.

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Larz    59,412

5'9"

got benched

held out anyway

 

lol

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brian101193    68

5'9"

got benched

held out anyway

 

lol

 

I get what you're saying but being 5 ft 9 didnt stop the guy from becoming a pro bowler. I would take a chance on him seeing as how iffy our cornerback situation is, he would immediately become a starter for us.

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