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Redskins Signing Former Falcons G Wes Schweitzer - 3 Yrs; $13.5M

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Isn’t this guy one of the reasons the Falcons spent two first round picks to fix the online last year?

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10 minutes ago, MKnight82 said:

Isn’t this guy one of the reasons the Falcons spent two first round picks to fix the online last year?

Sigh. I just have no faith in this team ever being good again. 

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Looks like he has experience at both left and right guard. He's more versatile than Ereck Flowers for about the same quality of play at a fraction of the cost.

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Know nothing about him. $4M for a depth OL with starting experience ain’t bad. Doesn’t move the needle at all though. Just more camp competition. 

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12 minutes ago, taylor made said:

Looks like he has experience at both left and right guard. He's more versatile than Ereck Flowers for about the same quality of play at a fraction of the cost.

I don’t think they played at the same quality level last year 

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5 minutes ago, MikeT14 said:

I don’t think they played at the same quality level last year 

I don't think they did either, mostly because Schweitzer barely played lol . I just said he was about the same. Is Flowers really worth twice that? This guy has Super Bowl starting experience and he played mostly in a Zone blocking scheme, so it will be interesting to see what he can in a more traditional scheme.

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14 minutes ago, taylor made said:

I don't think they did either, mostly because Schweitzer barely played lol . I just said he was about the same. Is Flowers really worth twice that? This guy has Super Bowl starting experience and he played mostly in a Zone blocking scheme, so it will be interesting to see what he can in a more traditional scheme.

Yes. A starting LG who played quite well last year is worth twice as much as a guy the falcons kept trying to replace and then let leave. 

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15 minutes ago, lavar703 said:

A starting LG who played quite well last year

Sorry, I must have missed that part. I'll pay attention more this year xD

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1 minute ago, taylor made said:

Sorry, I must have missed that part. I'll pay attention more this year xD

You missed Flowers playing well? That’s on you then. 

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3 year starting LG for the Falcons. Started the super bowl. He can compete with Wes Martin, I don’t think either is a huge drop off from Flowers and they may be better - especially Wes Martin.

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2 hours ago, Skinsin2013 said:

 

I like it. At the worst he’s good depth to replace Bergstrom.

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He couldn’t beat out either James Carpenter or Jamon Brown for a starting spot on the Falcons — only found his way back into the starting role after Brown got hurt — but he’s our presumptive Week One starter at LG. 

And let’s not mistake this for something other than what it is: he’s the presumptive starter. $4.5M (the AAV on his contract) currently puts him at about #34 on the guard salary rankings. In other words, it’s a good bit more than teams are generally paying IOL backups. 

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