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steelchamp204
01-08-2013, 10:25 AM
Ravens have released Serigo Kindle. I know the kid had an off the field issue and he feel down some stairs. Some people might say he wont play again, why not sign him to a small deal and see what he can bring in mini camp? He was drafted in 2010 in the 2nd round out of Texas. Plays OLB.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lCQDH8hcWs

coldrolled
01-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Why not.

steelchamp204
01-08-2013, 10:41 AM
It looks like he can rush off both sides which would be good incase Woodley got hurt. I think he just might need some coaching up. I mean, We would have some cap room, see what he has. If he doesnt show much, than just cut him.

SteelCityKid5
01-08-2013, 10:55 AM
I dont see what it could hurt.. but who knows.. Id consider him..possible cheap acquisition

USMC607
01-08-2013, 11:00 AM
Ya, id take a chance on him and see if hes got anything to offer... I think they released him because he got buried on the depth chart after they got Upshaw and he did well.

But as long as he doesnt go near any stairs...

coldrolled
01-08-2013, 11:09 AM
sometimes head injuries like a stroke can alter reflexes... so you need to try him out... he did crack his skull.

Number99
01-08-2013, 11:18 AM
If he was signed to a reserve/future contract, I wouldn't mind. Small risk, possible reward.

cbrunn
01-08-2013, 11:33 AM
Yeah I'd take a chance ... depending how much interest he got from other teams , and or how expensive ...

kind of be like a Undrafted Free agent contract ... come see what you got kind of thing

NeilPatrickBanana
01-08-2013, 11:51 AM
Why does everyone think the Ravens are idiots?

The dude was released for a reason... he's damaged goods.

TarlsQtr
01-08-2013, 12:20 PM
Why does everyone think the Ravens are idiots?

The dude was released for a reason... he's damaged goods.

Not idiots but everyone makes a mistake. James Harrison was a Raven too.

That said, your main point is correct. No need to get excited as they would not have released Kindle if they thought he would return and perform at a high level. The Steelers would definitely have to do due diligence with medical records, etc.

Speeed
01-08-2013, 12:28 PM
I think he has hearing loss in one ear and partial loss in another? If this is the guy I am thinking of, I read he was having issues hearing defensive audibles. That could be a major liability. Or an asset: "Sorry Coach, I did not hear the call!"

NeilPatrickBanana
01-08-2013, 12:32 PM
Not idiots but everyone makes a mistake. James Harrison was a Raven too.

That said, your main point is correct. No need to get excited as they would not have released Kindle if they thought he would return and perform at a high level. The Steelers would definitely have to do due diligence with medical records, etc.

Don't make the Harrison comparison. You know there is a difference.

Real Deal Steel
01-08-2013, 12:37 PM
I dont see what it could hurt.. but who knows.. Id consider him..possible cheap acquisition

I'd definitely consider him. We should kick the tires on him.

LatrobePA
01-08-2013, 12:40 PM
Bring him in, the dude would play with a huge chip and that would be a good thing!

NeilPatrickBanana
01-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Bring him in, the dude would play with a huge chip and that would be a good thing!

Yea, bring him in!!! He only has a bum knee, a bad off field history, and a traumatic brain injury that's left him practically deaf. Brilliant Move!!!

He couldn't even make the game day roster on a team that was missing both their starting OLBs to start the season.

When Suggs returned mid season... Kindle was waived. And even carrying a league minimum salary with no bonus... NOT A SINGLE TEAM CLAIMED HIM. He went to the Baltimore practice squad for the rest of the year. And now, as expected he's been cut.

Just because it's a name you recognize, doesn't mean signing him is a "good move".

It's a dumb move

LatrobePA
01-08-2013, 12:48 PM
Yea, bring him in!!! He only has a bum knee, a bad off field history, and a traumatic brain injury that's left him practically deaf. Brilliant Move!!!

He couldn't even make the game day roster on a team that was missing both their starting OLBs to start the season.

When Suggs returned mid season... Kindle was waived. And even carrying a league minimum salary with no bonus... NOT A SINGLE TEAM CLAIMED HIM. He went to the Baltimore practice squad for the rest of the year. And now, as expected he's been cut.

Just because it's a name you recognize, doesn't mean signing him is a "good move".

It's a dumb move

All righty then... Someone **** in your cereal or what?

NeilPatrickBanana
01-08-2013, 12:51 PM
All righty then... Someone **** in your cereal or what?

I've been fighting a cold for the last week.

LatrobePA
01-08-2013, 12:53 PM
I've been fighting a cold for the last week.

Gotcha, take it easy man....

We brought back a fat slob dinged up Hampton, Colon, Harrison, this guy would fit right in!

Real Deal Steel
01-08-2013, 01:04 PM
If Colon is brought back again as a starter, that is a sign that we are not serious about winning.

NeilPatrickBanana
01-08-2013, 01:06 PM
If Colon is brought back again as a starter, that is a sign that we are not serious about winning.

The problem is, cutting Colon + Paying someone else to play LG, would cost more (IN CAP SPACE) than keeping Colon to play LG

NeilPatrickBanana
01-08-2013, 01:07 PM
Gotcha, take it easy man....

We brought back a fat slob dinged up Hampton, Colon, Harrison, this guy would fit right in!

I'm not sure if I am hallucinating.... did you just compare pro bowl caliber players to sergio "i never even had a football career" kindle ?

steelchamp204
01-08-2013, 01:11 PM
Yea, bring him in!!! He only has a bum knee, a bad off field history, and a traumatic brain injury that's left him practically deaf. Brilliant Move!!!

He couldn't even make the game day roster on a team that was missing both their starting OLBs to start the season.

When Suggs returned mid season... Kindle was waived. And even carrying a league minimum salary with no bonus... NOT A SINGLE TEAM CLAIMED HIM. He went to the Baltimore practice squad for the rest of the year. And now, as expected he's been cut.

Just because it's a name you recognize, doesn't mean signing him is a "good move".

It's a dumb move

Christ, we're not signing him for a long term deal worth millions upon millions. Just bring him into camp and see what he can do, the Ravens giot rid of Harrison, so yes you can make them comparisons. How many times was he cut again? Did this guy do something to you personally or what? Holy ****.

LatrobePA
01-08-2013, 01:36 PM
I'm not sure if I am hallucinating.... did you just compare pro bowl caliber players to sergio "i never even had a football career" kindle ?

You're stirring the pot, that's not even ****ing close to what I meant. I'm done ****ing around with you!

LatrobePA
01-08-2013, 01:39 PM
Pro Bowl is popularity and if it wasn't its been a few years since they were there, they're far from the player they used to be! BUT we keep bringing them back!!

Here's a chance to snag a guy that might be able to play and to do so for a fraction!

cmerrifield
01-08-2013, 01:57 PM
I would bring him in, we are going to start camp with 90 guys and get down to 53. That means 42 percent of those guys will be cut. Kindle could have the same upside as an undrafted FA. Sometimes, guys need a change of scenery to shine.

TarlsQtr
01-08-2013, 02:01 PM
Don't make the Harrison comparison. You know there is a difference.

Keep in mind that I am not advocating the signing of Kindle. I am agnostic, as I (nor does anyone here) know the full extent and prognosis of his injuries. The Steelers SHOULD do due diligence on him just as they should on ALL FA's that become available.

And a comparison with Harrison is legitimate in one very important regard. James Harrison was a no one that not one team wanted before he became a Pro Bowler and DPOY. The same team cut him (the Steelers had cut him too) and the same teams passed on him before signing with the Steelers.

The chance that Kindle will turn into the next Harrison is approaching zero, although everyone would have said the exact same thing about Harrison when we signed him years ago.

TarlsQtr
01-08-2013, 02:08 PM
I'm not sure if I am hallucinating.... did you just compare pro bowl caliber players to sergio "i never even had a football career" kindle ?

And in 2004 it was James "I never even had a football career" Harrison. No one thought he was a "pro bowl caliber player." In fact, his teammates from James' practice squad days thought he was bat **** crazy and had no heart because he would give up on plays because he had no clue what to do. James was undrafted, while Kindle was a second round talent.

All I am asking for is due diligence.

NeilPatrickBanana
01-08-2013, 02:43 PM
My pea brain can't comprehend the comparison of an unproven UDFA (Harrison) and a 2nd round talent with brain damage

I dint accept such comparisons as holding any water whatsoever

TarlsQtr
01-08-2013, 02:52 PM
My pea brain can't comprehend the comparison of an unproven UDFA (Harrison) and a 2nd round talent with brain damage

I dint accept such comparisons as holding any water whatsoever

Brain damage can be reparable or irreparable. Neither of us has his prognosis. You cannot fix "short" (James' problem).

Harbaugh said, "I really think he has a chance to be good in this league. I'll be there to support him and do whatever we can to help him. He's hoping for an opportunity somewhere where he can maybe take the next step."

Now, Harbaugh has to be nice and would never say he has no chance of ever playing. I get that. However, he also would not throw superfluous comments around about Kindle having a chance to be good in this league if he was going to be drooling in the corner the rest of his life.

Due diligence.

USMC607
01-08-2013, 07:54 PM
He may not be as good as he would of been b4 the accident. But i think besides that it had alot to do with them picking up Upshaw and him getting buried on the depth chart...

Hes worth a look at least...

Zachintosh66
01-08-2013, 08:48 PM
no thx, his eggs are scrambled

connecticutsteel
01-09-2013, 08:03 AM
He's done they gave him ample chances to be even a back-up and he couldn't do it

Number99
01-09-2013, 09:31 AM
My pea brain can't comprehend the comparison of an unproven UDFA (Harrison) and a 2nd round talent with brain damage

I dint accept such comparisons as holding any water whatsoever

I think people in general thought Harrison back in 2000-2002 had brain damage too.

Mike Tomlin
01-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Nah he couldn't touch the field with all the injuries they had there then we can't use him. I mean the Ravens are a team who usually just plug and play their linebackers, I don't know if it's because the scheme is easy or what but he still saw no playing time.

coldrolled
01-09-2013, 10:55 AM
Nah he couldn't touch the field with all the injuries they had there then we can't use him. I mean the Ravens are a team who usually just plug and play their linebackers, I don't know if it's because the scheme is easy or what but he still saw no playing time.

Nah... We just signed a Bull in Kion Wilson.... USF

he was a panthers FA draft pick in 2011... didnt play in 2012. We signed him... But we could'nt sign Burfict?

Mike Tomlin
01-10-2013, 02:07 AM
Nah... We just signed a Bull in Kion Wilson.... USF

he was a panthers FA draft pick in 2011... didnt play in 2012. We signed him... But we could'nt sign Burfict?

Well atleast Kion played also Kion excepted a reserve future contract, would Kindle do the same? If so sure then bring him in. I actually was for Burfict I felt like this locker room would have a helped him alot. If I remember correctly there weren't many people here who wanted him but now that he had a decent season and stayed out of trouble he's a linebacker god lol. A day late and a dollar short.