Friday, February 29, 2008

Interesting Name...

Well here is something that peaks my interest. Apparently, in anticipation of acquiring Marcus Stroud, the Buffalo Bills have released DT Larry Tripplett.

You may know the name, he is a former Husky and a 2nd round pick. He is only 29 and has been in the league for 6 years with the Colts and Bills. He was only due to make 1.65 million this year. In this market for DT's, he might be a valuable pick up for the rotation.

He sounds like a Ruskell guy to me, to read the scouting report....

2007 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
Grade: 70 | Key
Alert: None

Comment: Tripplett is a fifth-year veteran with above average size and good athletic ability. He plays hard and shows good strength to anchor in the middle. He plays with good pad level and powerful hands to stymie blockers at the point of attack. Tripplett can push the pocket and generate power with his up-field leg drive. He is instinctive when feeling pad pressure and when pressing back into the blocker to squeeze the hole. He has good first-step quickness and can gain leverage with his hands and body position. Tripplett has good foot quickness, balance and lateral agility in the tackle box. He can be disruptive working the edge of blockers and penetrating gaps. He is effective when stunting and drawing the double team often. He is not a big play maker but is effective as a run defender enabling linebackers to scrape and run free. Tripplett is a good football player and has fit in well with the Buffalo defensive scheme.