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Postby skinsfan » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:27 pm

How long is Warrick Dunn locked up in Atlanta? If he's going to be a FA, I doubt they'll re-sign him for big money. I can see Atlanta making the mistake of relying on Norwood for most of their running game (Vick doesn't count. Those are usually pass plays on which he runs) next season.

Possible destinations? Possibility of a trade for a premier and disgruntled WR? *cough* Randy Moss? Just a thought.
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Postby Matthias » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:33 pm

Falcons signed Dunn to a six-year contract in March 2002. The contract was worth $28.85 million and included a $6.5 million signing bonus. The sixth year (2007) is an option year. Dunn's base salaries will be as follows: $600,000 (2002); $2 million (2003); $2.4 million (2004); $3 million (2005); $3.5 million (2006); and $4 million (2007). He will receive a $500,000 roster bonus in 2004, and receive $1 million in roster bonuses both in 2005 and 2006. He will also have a $4.35 million roster bonus in 2007, which is probably what the Falcons will need to pay in order to exercise the option. Dunn's cap hits will about $1.683 million (2002); $3.083 million (2003); $3.983 million (2004); $5.083 million (2005); $5.583 milion (2006); and $9.433 million (2007) ... Dunn restructured his contract in March 2005, reducing his base salaries in 2005 and 2006 to $665,000 and $2.5 million, respectively. The difference of $3.335 million will be guaranteed and prorated over the remaining three years of his contract as a signing bonus. Due to the "30-percent rule" based on salary acceleration into uncapped seasons, Dunn will receive $2.825 million in extra payments in 2006. That makes his new cap figures: $3.86 million (2005); $8.52 million (2006); and $10.545 million (2007).


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Dunn signed a one-year extension to stay with the Falcons through the 2007 season in April of 2006.
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Re: Warrick Dunn's Future

Postby TheDiplomats » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:10 pm

skinsfan wrote:How long is Warrick Dunn locked up in Atlanta? If he's going to be a FA, I doubt they'll re-sign him for big money. I can see Atlanta making the mistake of relying on Norwood for most of their running game (Vick doesn't count. Those are usually pass plays on which he runs) next season.

Possible destinations? Possibility of a trade for a premier and disgruntled WR? *cough* Randy Moss? Just a thought.

Make the mistake of relying on Norwood?

You obviously haven't seen the guy play. He's liable to break the big one at any point in the game. He's an extremely explosive RB...even faster then Dunn. I figured of all people to know, a redskins fan would..After he double juked Carlos Rogers out of his shoes last week at the end of his 69 yard TD run..
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Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:28 pm

dunn's future isn't great. norwood is the man to own in keeper/dynasty leagues.
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Postby Dawinner127 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:41 pm

Wouldn't mind the Jets going after Dunn ;-D
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Re: Warrick Dunn's Future

Postby skinsfan » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:32 am

TheDiplomats wrote:
skinsfan wrote:How long is Warrick Dunn locked up in Atlanta? If he's going to be a FA, I doubt they'll re-sign him for big money. I can see Atlanta making the mistake of relying on Norwood for most of their running game (Vick doesn't count. Those are usually pass plays on which he runs) next season.

Possible destinations? Possibility of a trade for a premier and disgruntled WR? *cough* Randy Moss? Just a thought.

Make the mistake of relying on Norwood?

You obviously haven't seen the guy play. He's liable to break the big one at any point in the game. He's an extremely explosive RB...even faster then Dunn. I figured of all people to know, a redskins fan would..After he double juked Carlos Rogers out of his shoes last week at the end of his 69 yard TD run..

I don't expect much out of Norwood over a career. He's a little tall for my liking and is not built proportionally (5'11", 205 lb). Compare this to Jamal Lewis (5'11", 245 lb) and Ronnie Brown (6'0", 235 lb). If you're a tall RB, you'd better be prepared to run guys over. The run he broke sunday was largely due to very poor angles and tackling by the Skins, along with his impressive speed. But very few running backs in this league have ever made it purely on speed, in fact I can't think of any save Barry Sanders (quickness too) off the top of my head.

His running style is also too upright, giving him a better chance of being the next Reuben Droughns than the next Herschel Walker.
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Re: Warrick Dunn's Future

Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:08 am

skinsfan wrote:[He's a little tall for my liking and is not built proportionally (5'11", 205 lb). Compare this to Jamal Lewis (5'11", 245 lb) and Ronnie Brown (6'0", 235 lb).


5'10", 205 - Tiki Barber
5'11", 212 - Clinton Portis
6'0", 214 - Edgerrin James
5'10", 216 - Emmitt Smith
5'11", 200 - Reggie Bush

These guys must suck. I know it's strange, but people can actually add body mass. See Parker, Willie.
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Postby JasonSeahorn » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:32 am

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Re: Warrick Dunn's Future

Postby Pete123444 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:29 am

skinsfan wrote: But very few running backs in this league have ever made it purely on speed, in fact I can't think of any save Barry Sanders (quickness too)..


I'm not gonna get into the fact that 5'11" is considered the "ideal" height for a RB and not tall.

What I will say is that if you think Barry Sanders was just fast and quick, you really don't need to be in any kind of rating RB's thread.
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Re: Warrick Dunn's Future

Postby skinsfan » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:41 pm

BrutallyHuge wrote:
skinsfan wrote:[He's a little tall for my liking and is not built proportionally (5'11", 205 lb). Compare this to Jamal Lewis (5'11", 245 lb) and Ronnie Brown (6'0", 235 lb).


5'10", 205 - Tiki Barber
5'11", 212 - Clinton Portis
6'0", 214 - Edgerrin James
5'10", 216 - Emmitt Smith
5'11", 200 - Reggie Bush

These guys must suck. I know it's strange, but people can actually add body mass. See Parker, Willie.

Norwood doesn't have the speed of Portis, the moves of James and Bush, or the vision of Smith and Barber. He has very good blockers, but that won't last forever. I've watched Norwood quite a bit, and I just don't see any one ability that makes him stand out.
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