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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Raiders sign former Bears LB Nick Roach Reply with quote

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LB Nick Roach has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, according to a league source. Other clubs were interested, as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent signing for us. we gotta keep this up!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

being reported as 3-4 years worth $3-4M per. Bears were given option to match and declined.

Really solid football player who can probably play any LB position you want him to. Bears did want Roach back, but not at that price.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
Bears did want Roach back, but not at that price.


Interesting. This is what we say about all our FAs. Laughing

We really needed some LBs though. Which position does he play best?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver&Black88 wrote:
Superman(DH23) wrote:
Bears did want Roach back, but not at that price.


Interesting. This is what we say about all our FAs. Laughing

We really needed some LBs though. Which position does he play best?
He can do the job (at least for a while) at any LB position. It is not going to help the Bears to lose him that is for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll be playing MLB for us.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good pickup for the raiders. The bears not matching this offer is kind of strange to me bc of there lack of depth at the LB position especially with briggs age and urlacher being a FA as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

panattack86 wrote:
good pickup for the raiders. The bears not matching this offer is kind of strange to me bc of there lack of depth at the LB position especially with briggs age and urlacher being a FA as well.


They highly overpaid for an average player. The Bears dont have much cap room, and they think they can find someone else who will do the same or better of a job without paying 3-4 million per year. Roach is not worth that. He's a decent player, but he's never going to be more than average.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

panattack86 wrote:
good pickup for the raiders. The bears not matching this offer is kind of strange to me bc of there lack of depth at the LB position especially with briggs age and urlacher being a FA as well.

He's as mediocre as they come. I've been one of few in the Bears forum year after year wishing somebody would step in and replace him at SLB, with the amount of quality LB's still available, giving Nick Roach $4 million is crazy.
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pigsooie5 wrote:
panattack86 wrote:
good pickup for the raiders. The bears not matching this offer is kind of strange to me bc of there lack of depth at the LB position especially with briggs age and urlacher being a FA as well.

He's as mediocre as they come. I've been one of few in the Bears forum year after year wishing somebody would step in and replace him at SLB, with the amount of quality LB's still available, giving Nick Roach $4 million is crazy.


He's playing MLB. Thanks for the kind words
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked Roach but I would still be surprised if he revived his career like Phillip Wheeler did.

Similar player but not nearly as heady as Wheeler. Also, a Northwestern alum!
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Well Wheeler was pretty average as well, so if we are gettimg the sane level of player (average) for a smaller contract its not a bad move. Don't love the signing but i can live with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick Roach was a solid player for us. Would have liked to have him back. But looking at that price and him starting doesnt appeal to me. I think he should be a backup to be honest.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GOGRIESE wrote:
Nick Roach was a solid player for us. Would have liked to have him back. But looking at that price and him starting doesnt appeal to me. I think he should be a backup to be honest.


Our entire defence should be considered backups.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RaidersAreOne wrote:
GOGRIESE wrote:
Nick Roach was a solid player for us. Would have liked to have him back. But looking at that price and him starting doesnt appeal to me. I think he should be a backup to be honest.


Our entire defence should be considered backups.


Well Ill just say this....dont match him up against TEs
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