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RT Khalif Barnes... resigned????

Posted: 03/20/2013 8:20 AM

RT Khalif Barnes... resigned???? 


Someone please explain to me why we keep resigning this guy.... I know Smith was even worse, but shouldn't there be something out there that is an upgrade over this guy.  Maybe I am over reacting because of all the stupid penalties,  but geessshhhh!
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Posted: 03/20/2013 8:42 AM

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He was terrible last year in the ZBS but wasn't so bad the year before in HJ's power scheme. 

Signing him at least ensures we have a starting RT with league experience and it could be we draft someone, bring in another FA or maybe Zach Hurd will compete with him in camp.


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Posted: 03/20/2013 9:07 AM

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It is not a horrible move.  I like that it gives us some experience there and plus he is not in ZBS anymore.  So that is a HUGE positive.  Still think we draft a Tackle or sign one.  If anything it gives us a versatile o-lineman.

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Posted: 03/20/2013 11:13 AM

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In the power blocking scheme the guy should have just walked around with a yellow flag in his hand.  False start after false start.  Man I hope he is not the starting RT come week 1
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Posted: 03/20/2013 11:34 AM

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I thought he was our free safety. But it turns out   FS Barnes, stands for False Start Barnes.
A penalty machine. Drive killer. Call him what you want. Is there really no one out there better? Dennis seems to be a tough little %&$#%&  maybe he can get him to pay freaking attention to what he is doing.
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Posted: 03/20/2013 11:58 AM

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Can Barnes play DB?

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Posted: 03/20/2013 3:03 PM

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Our OL is shifting from ZBS to a power scheme. Barnes is a better fit here. Plus we simply can't afford the big-time talent yet.
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Posted: 03/20/2013 7:30 PM

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In the right system, he can play. My only issue was all the false starts. Thats typically a lack of confidence....coaching issue. He might be a good guy to keep.
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Posted: 03/20/2013 8:39 PM

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Hopefully out of the ZBS he will be solid , last year was nightmare. Plus he is about the only one out there willing to take the crumbs we can afford to pay. Honestly we are going to fielding a lot of guys who would be practice squad fodder on other teams, why because we have not cap room.

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Posted: 03/20/2013 11:57 PM

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In 2011, in Hue Jackson's power blocking scheme, Khalif Barnes had 6 False start penalties for the season, the same amount as 11 other offensive linemen that year, including players such as Joe Thomas, Brandon Albert, Joe Staley, and Russell Okung. There were four players with more false starts than that. 

Hardly the false start machine people are making him out to be...

http://www.nflpenalties.com/penalty/false-start?&a mp;a mp;year=2011


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Posted: 03/23/2013 8:42 AM

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My opinion is that he's just being signed for insurance purposes. Depth in other words. A draft pick will be starting in his place. Not a bad move at all.
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Posted: 03/23/2013 9:00 AM

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DonkeyHater wrote: My opinion is that he's just being signed for insurance purposes. Depth in other words. A draft pick will be starting in his place. Not a bad move at all.
Not training camp fodder though.....But I do believe he's a very solid backup.
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Posted: 03/31/2013 2:44 AM

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Khalif Barnes isn't perfect but who is last year the year before that and before that etc on and on the same old chatter yet this guy keeps whopping ass in camp working hustling working grinding charity events reaching out to youth programs uplifting the locker room keeping fire in the huddle grinding sure some false starts but due to aggresiveness over hyped to grind trying to do his part best humanly possible for his guys in the huddle as well as all you guys trash talking downing him every year bout this timeyet every year fair and square depth chart starter and all of you go silent with a oops why cause he quietly humbly is football savy opens holes uses athletic ability to get it done nothing is said ever good but let him slip penalty QB holds ball way too long RG misses his release and roll assignment leaving Barnes alone when the scheme calls for tackle to release his guy to guard to roll right for rollout pass but Briesel is helping center i mean really learn Xs and Os first then comment Barnes keeps getting signed cause he goes to camp grinding team playing wise aggresive and whopping ass so bring the draft player or FA and watch him be the starter there are some FA starters that would take minimum to keep playing but no they called the against all odds grinder and 840,000 is a huge crumb who on this site makes that much in 16 weeks other than me I mean Khalif Barnes never about the money always the organization so  im taking all bets if Khalif Barnes wins starting job week one everybody that loses has to buy his Jersey if he doesn't the winners get to blog one task each and he will carry it out within reason how about that......................out
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Posted: 04/01/2013 7:07 AM

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DonkeyHater wrote: My opinion is that he's just being signed for insurance purposes. Depth in other words. A draft pick will be starting in his place. Not a bad move at all.
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