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Kampman to Jaguars has risks

Posted on: March 7, 2010 11:50 am
Edited on: March 7, 2010 11:51 am


When you have 14 sacks in a season, a low in the NFL in 2009, you have to do something to spruce it up.

So the Jacksonville Jaguars did so by signing Green Bay defensive end Aaron Kampman Sunday.

Is that a good move?

It could be, but there are risks. It's not something I would have done because of age and injury.

Kampman tore an ACL last year and probably won't be ready until sometime in training camp. With any other player, that would be a major worry. But Kampman is a workout warrior. The man loves it.

He's into all this core workout stuff, which he preaches, so he might be a faster healer. But a torn ACL is a torn ACL.

Kampman played an outside linebacker position in the 3-4 in Green Bay last year, but he wasn't comfortable in it. He's a pass-rushing defensive end.

He will play right end for the Jaguars, a position they haven't had a quality player at since Tony Brackens.

The other concern with Kampman is his age. He turns 31 this year. When pass rushers are over 30, they usually aren't the same player.

Seventeen times in the past 10 years a 30-or-older pass rusher finished in the top-10 in sacks. Four times that player repeated.

The Jaguars are taking a risk here because of the injury and the age.

Desperation does that sometimes.


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Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2010 1:04 pm

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

I know this is repetitious, but if you look up the word Moron in the Dictionary, they have Prisco's picture. When is he ever going to speak anything but BS. Hard to take from a guy who never played a sport in his life. He ought to cover Curling. He knows as much about that, as he does Pro Football.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2010 1:55 pm

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

Prisco is ignorant. This is his 4th or fifth story on bad free agent spending, but it is an uncapped year. Non of this money spent will go against a salary cap and prevent a team from signing other players. The NFL is still a cash cow, and if this fails, cut Kampman, give him his guarenteed money and move on.

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2010 9:54 am

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

In the 2010 League Year, players become restricted free agents when they complete three, four or five accrued seasons and their contract expires. Unrestricted free agents have completed six or more accrued seasons. An unrestricted free agent is free to sign with any club with no compensation owed to his old club.

Kampman was listed on GBs list as an unrestricted FA

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2010 9:43 am

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "UPDATE: According to reporting done by Tom Silverstein, the Packers could still get a compensatory as high as the third round next year for losing Kampman, provided he plays well.

While Kampman is 30 -- a little-known league rule put the ceiling of a comp pick at the fifth round for a player that age -- he has less than 10 years experience. Player needs to be 30 and have at least 10 years experience to cap the compensatory pick at a fifth-rounder."

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2010 9:24 am

Priscoe, you're a genius

what transaction dopesnt have a risk priscoe? I listen to you on the radio almost every day and you are such a debbie downer sometimes....whether it be continuosly ragging on Tebow or this or somethign else its usually negative about the Jags....I understand your point on Tebow, but there is NO definite in anything and I think Tebow has just as good of a chance to be good than he does being bad in  the NFL...Yet, listening to you its always, NO, he will suck and thats that...You dont know, I dont know, noone knows but for some reason you act like your opinion is teh way it is and anyone who has a different opinion about Tebow is wrong...And now, what I think is a decent pick up for a team who was just dismal in the pass rush, yioiur write an article that states, "thi sis risky".....well, duh!! Everything that isnt 100% has a risk even slight...He cant be any worse than what we have and most likely will help....So, how about an article on how this is a good thing for a dismal pass rush insetad of more negative press from Priscoe...Of course I understand this is your opinion but your opinion doesnt make it so!!  Its a lot less risky than the bears spending themselves into debt for a over the hill Peppers who has little chance of making the 6 years on his contract and he is getting 91+ mill.....Thats risk....wheres the article on that risk??

Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2010 8:48 am

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

Cmon Pete cut us a break with the B/S!! All u do is cut down the Jags for every move they make. I know you think you know your stuff

but sometimes your wrong.Let's just wait till camp starts and c what he can do ,its only March u kno.I think u do this sort of stuff to

improve your ratings on your radio show here,but I tell you u really piss me off with how u treat OUR team.Now go kiss Peyton

on the lips and be a good little writer to the Jags for once!!

Since: Jan 5, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2010 10:32 pm

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

All I have to say is Pete is an idiot......what should the jags have done? Dished out a huge contract to Peppers?  If they did, he would complain about that one as well......

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2010 10:19 pm

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

I don't see Kampman's age as a problem at all.  He was a rushing end, but I don't believe that he's a pure speed rusher.  This guy has tools that aren't going away.  The knee is of course a concern.  But many ends who aren't pure speed rushers have success after 30.  Justin Smith was 30 last year and he had a decent season.  Like Smith, Kampman is a dedicated tough end who as long as his knee holds shouldn't have a problem being a solid contributor.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2010 9:56 pm

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

Ignore last year and he comes off as a much better player.

Although there hit a point where Packers fans almost had to be screaming at their t.v.'s to "Take him out of the game already, he SUCKS!!"

He (reportedly) worked hard to adjust to his new position but it never payed off before the injury.  Not to mention the 2nd/3rd stringers that replaced him did just as good if not better of a job.

But with the age and injury it does seem like even without the pressure of a new position it's to big of a gamble to pay off for the Jaguars.

Only wish the packers would have traded him for a pick last year when it was more then obvious it wasn't going to work out anymore.


;     &nbs

Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2010 8:44 pm

Kampman to Jaguars has risks

honestly has any tool from cbs even said anything positive about any F.A. signings, you'd think with the crap they write that nfl general managers have no clue what their doing

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