Carimi Cut

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    Carimi was being tried at backup left guard for Tampa after Nicks got banged up at the beginning of the season, but he couldn't make it happen. It looks like he might never have the proper leg strength to drive block as a guard because of that injury.
     
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    Yea, I really and truly believe its the injury that killed this kid. He had the same (or similar) injury in college and he was able to overcome it, but two injuries to the same knee is pretty devastating if the injuries are bad enough. Maybe he never would have been "great", but I'm confident he could have at least been serviceable. With that said, it's a moot point, if ya can't get the job done, weather it's injury or talent, ya gotta move on. No one ever said life was fair, but at least he got bigger money than most average folks do before moving on to something else, plus he got a free education, which is a helluva lot more than most people get. Sorry Gabe.
     
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    Kid had four surgeries in one offseason, then Tice has the brilliant idea of starting him at RT when he's got no strength in his legs because he hadn't been able to lift. He's got a bit of a chip on his shoulder regarding how he was treated, but really, I don't think he was ever coming back at the level he would need to be.
     
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    Yeah, it's a shame. I also believe if he hadn't had that 2nd dislocation injury early in his career he would have been a solid OL. Not to be.

    I'm glad Emery was able to get a 6th rounder for him afterwards. That's looking pretty good all things considered for a guy who no longer is worth a camp invite apparently.
     
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    Makes me wonder more if Lovie was forced to deal with crappy players. Yeah, he wanted Archuletta on our team (so we think), BUT was he the idiot who pulled the trade on him, taking his contract on, when the skins were going to release him anyway?

    Also, maybe I'm the only one, but I was more disappointed in Webb being cut than Carimi, because HE HAD A WORSE SEASON THAN WEBB. He gave up 5 sacks in one game, and his knee was never right.
     
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    I've read that because of the SB run, Lovie was given a huge say in pro personnel decisions and the 2007 draft by Angelo. That was one of the worst drafts we have had in recent memory with some wild reaches early in Bazuin and Okwo, and Arch was definitely one of Lovie's guys.

    I think Lovie had a bigger role in the personnel on the roster, and Greg Gabreil and Bobby DePaul took the fall in 2010 for Angelo and Lovie.
     
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    And it sounds like Tampa Bay is making the same mistake by giving Lovie final say on all player personnel acquisitions. Coach input is fine. But making Lovie Smith the personnel guy is not good for the team OR for that matter Lovie.
     
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    I've not only read the same thing, but I recall several discussions on The Score when it happened. I also recall thinking that was a GOOD thing, but I was wrong.
     
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    It will be interesting to see what Smith does in Tampa. Has he learned his lessons? Will Tampa become another dominant Defensive team and a perennial contender as many of Lovie's loyalists suggest, or will those that have always professed his mediocrity be proven right? Time will tell.
     
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    Okay, I forgot about that, so you are right. Oh well, not our problem anymore, lol
     
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