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07 Mar 2010

Browns Sign Fujita, Pashos

Maybe Scott Fujita won't end up being the Mayor of New Orleans. Cleveland's signed both Fujita and tackle Tony Pashos.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 07 Mar 2010

15 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2010, 4:37am by sports-veronica


by Phil Osopher :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 6:36pm

Fujita is an upgrade over the no ones currently penciled in. Him and D'qwell should be decent. Barton will be released

Pashos? really? not sure this is a solution to the RT position

by Dice :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 8:38pm

I'm guessing Fujita is going to play ILB?

by bravehoptoad :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 8:46pm

Pashos is still a good run-blocker. I'm sorry the 49ers are losing him, but everyone on the planet knows they're drafting a right tackle, and Pashos wants to start.

by Brendan Scolari :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 9:56pm

He looked a hell of a lot better than Adam Snyder, too bad they couldn't keep him for depth.

by C (not verified) :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 9:56pm

David Carr to the 49ers?
Ryan Clark to Miami?
Chris Houston traded to Detroit?

I think Ryan Clark can still play, but why would they release Gibril Wilson just to sign Ryan Clark? I don't remember Wilson having a big contract.

by Dice :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:18pm

I agree that Clark can still play; is the issue poor coverage by Wilson? He's good against the run, but struck me as more than just a box safety.

The Carr deal makes me wonder. I think that like Patrick Ramsey, he's simply taken too much abuse to be effective, even as a backup but I've only seen him play a handful of times.

by C (not verified) :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 12:14pm

When Gibril Wilson left the Giants he was a borderline probowl Safety. He was an A maybe A+ against the run, and maybe a B against the pass which makes him a pretty darn good player. He wasn't bad against the pass, he was above average, but he was so good vs the run ( he's better vs the run than Ryan Clark but Clark can hit very hard).

I think people underestimate the impact of Safeties on run defense. People think run defense is just your DT's and MLB, but having a sure tackling safety, not only helps out on ordinary plays, but helps keep sure an 8 yard run is only an 8 yard run and not a wiff and a 40 yard touchdown run.

I'm a big Gibril Wilson fan, and to tell you the truth I wish the Giants picked him up for cheap instead of giving Atrelle Rolle big money.

by Thok :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 1:21pm

The Carr deal is fairly horrible. Basically the Niners are paying for veteran presence, just like they did for Trent Dilfer. If they want Carr for that, they should just make him an assistant QB coach.

by bobsyouruncle (not verified) :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 4:41pm

lol? pretty hard to say it's a horrible deal when the terms haven't even been released yet

by Thok :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 5:22pm

There isn't really any situation where I can see Carr improving the 49ers (except if two or more of Smith/Hill/Davis get injured and then I'd rather pick up a street free agent), which means any money spent on him is a waste. In addition, Carr takes a roster space that might be better used on a kick/punt returner or a to develop a linemen or pass rusher or just about anything else that might actually help the 49ers.

by Eric Mangini (not verified) :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 9:01am

I asked Mike Holmgren to get me a Fajita.

by Hurt Bones :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 9:45am

I pretty sure he wanted antipashos with that.

by cisforcookie (not verified) :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:23am

pashos really has come a long way from his bench warming days as a raven. if he were really any good, why would he keep switching teams?

by Brendan Scolari :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 5:13pm

He's not that good, but he isn't terrible.