Dennis Gardeck - 2nd round tender

bankybruce

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you have your years wrong. Mathieu tore his ACL in 2013, when he was sick, a dynamic force on the field and looking like a ROY candidate. He wasn't anything near the same player in 2014, when he missed three games, and his stats all plummeted from the previous year.

https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/26692/

It took him TWO years to come back and be a superstar again in 2015. Then, he he tore his ACL again and then was so middling for two years after that, that we cut him and he didn't regain form with the Chiefs until he went through ANOTHER team,.

you're making my point for me using HB as an example.
You're right, I did get the years wrong!

FWIW, I'm not arguing either way, which is why I also mentioned RGIII. You asked for examples of games missed and I was pulling the ones I remembered. I just don't think we can draw any conclusions. Every player is different and he wouldn't be a starter or heavy snap player anyways. He'd be a situational player and and cheap enough for the risk, but definitely may not be the same player.
 

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Im loving this room at the moment. Cut Kennard...save the cap space.

Jones, Golden, Gardeck, and a rookie. If the top guys are gone in the first couple of rounds...I really like Patrick Johnson from Tulane. Again..just a dude who gets after it and stuffs the stat sheet...thats what you want on defense IMO. If hes there in the 5th hed be awesome!

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Im loving this room at the moment. Cut Kennard...save the cap space.

Jones, Golden, Gardeck, and a rookie. If the top guys are gone in the first couple of rounds...I really like Patrick Johnson from Tulane. Again..just a dude who gets after it and stuffs the stat sheet...thats what you want on defense IMO. If hes there in the 5th hed be awesome!

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I see some Dwight freeney
 

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but it’s Gardeck coming off an end of season ACL. Expecting the same player back this year is classic Keim Cardinals thinking.
Right.... players almost never bounce back their first season back. I don’t expect much from him until 22

really like the kid and hope this doesn’t keep him from getting a long term contract with an eight figure bonus at some point
 

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Possibility the team paid him well based on what he did last year and he is well liked.... this team seems to have a history of paying nice guys... so maybe it was gratitude for what he did and a bit of cash for him just in case....
Bad business but good PR
 

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Those are two of the most motivated freak athletes this generation. Not that Dennis isn't, but he's not any of those guys.

You're saying Dennis isn't a motivated freak? Have you watched the guy play? He reminds me of the character Steve Lattimer on the football movie The Program.

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You're saying Dennis isn't a motivated freak? Have you watched the guy play? He reminds me of the character Steve Lattimer on the football movie The Program.

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Maybe Gardeck could get roided up like Lattimer to hasten the healing process.
 

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on the podcast produced by the Cards org, Kyle Odegard said he interprets the 2nd round tender as a vote of confidence in his knee. Said it might mean the Cardinals saw his knee isnt as torn up as a typical ACL and they expect him to come back quicker than the typical timeline.

The reporters working for the Cards have ACTUAL inside info but Im not sure if this Gardeck knee info is real or just offseason gas.
 

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The Titans just gave Bud Dupree $85M and he is coming off the same injury.

But there’s no comparison of a player of Duprees pedigree to Gardeck. Also, this is a 5 year contract, so it’s a long term investment, probably hoping for something this year but also looking for impact four years down the road.

Gardeck is a one year deal in which his surgery was six weeks after Dupree, flashed in only one year and will be a FA next year anyway.

And again, it’s not that I think the Gardeck contract is bad in of itself. I question the overall plan at that LBer spot where we basically have Gardeck and Kennard taking 10 million bucks of cap room between the two of them. I’d rather have Reddick on a year deal at 3 million more with Golden as sick depth making the pass rush dominant and diverse with strength, motor and speed.
 

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