Welcome to the team: new GM Tom (Telescope) Telesco

Likely AP’s doing but TT can take a bow

 
Ted Nguyen published a piece in The Athletic about Penix. Lots to like about him but Ted mentioned issues with Penix’s pocket presence which according to Ted, “usually don’t improve in the NFL.” As we saw with Carr.
The summary of said article:

An important stat that has proven to translate to the next level well is pressure-to-sack rate. Penix has the third lowest pressure-to-sack rate (7.6 percent) among qualifying passers. But he doesn’t avoid sacks by escaping pass rushers like Anthony Richardson, who also had a low pressure-to-sack rate last season. Penix avoids sacks by quickly getting rid of the ball, which is a double-edged sword. It’s good to get rid of the ball, but it could lead to low-quality passes if a quarterback is rushing throws against pressure rather than maneuvering the pocket to buy a little time or create a better platform for throwing.

Overall, Penix has hard traits to teach, including arm talent and controlled aggressiveness, but he has some concerning flaws that don’t typically improve at the next level. Like Kirk Cousins, his ceiling might be a quarterback who requires a lot of talent around him and not one who could necessarily raise the ceiling of his team to the next level. (That’s not a stylistic comparison.) That type of quarterback can win a lot of games in the league, but it may not be one you draft early in the first round.
 
Telesco a magician? We will see in 5 weeks.

“Well, you know you can't have two quarterbacks on the roster, right? So, we know we have to add some,” Pierce told the NFL Network's Steve Wyche. “The next wave is the draft. So we'll see. I got Tom Telesco in there. Got the magician. Figure out what he's got up his sleeve. He's done it for a long time. I got a lot of trust in him.

I think he's seen it wherever he's been. Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, becomes a GM with the Chargers, Philip Rivers, Justin Herbert. So he knows something about quarterbacks.”
Magic Rabbit GIF by Sam Jones
 
He seems to hit on his higher draft picks. It's the lower rounds that his track record shows he needs improvement.
 
D players on 1-year or with 1 year left on contacts:
  1. Koonce
  2. Hobbs
  3. Spillane
  4. Deablo
  5. Epps
  6. Moehrig
  7. Jenkins
  8. A. Butler
  9. Facyson
  10. CB TBD
AP/Telescope/Graham better draft and develop players well and use the remaining $48.2M in cap space wisely to extend a few players, otherwise there could be a mass talent departure on D next year.
 
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I assumed he meant Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, KT, GCB, GCVO, KCIE, commander-in-chief British Army in France, 1915-18.

Might be wrong mind.
So Earl Haig....not Al Haig
 
D players on 1-year or with 1 year left on contacts:
  1. Koonce
  2. Hobbs
  3. Spillane
  4. Deablo
  5. Epps
  6. Moehrig
  7. Jenkins
  8. A. Butler
  9. Facyson
  10. CB TBD
AP/Telescope/Graham better draft and develop players well and use the remaining $48.2M in cap space wisely to extend a few players, otherwise there could be a mass talent departure on D next year.
Probably see an extension or two after June 1, no?
 
D players on 1-year or with 1 year left on contacts:
  1. Koonce
  2. Hobbs
  3. Spillane
  4. Deablo
  5. Epps
  6. Moehrig
  7. Jenkins
  8. A. Butler
  9. Facyson
  10. CB TBD
AP/Telescope/Graham better draft and develop players well and use the remaining $48.2M in cap space wisely to extend a few players, otherwise there could be a mass talent departure on D next year.

We’re going to lose some of those guys. But I don’t want to lose, Koonce, Hobbs and Spillane. Especially Spillane, that dude embodies what a Raider is. For me anyway…
 
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