Re: Adrian Wilson Made me Miss Meriweather last night
posted at 8/23/2013 5:18 PM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
How can we have afforded Goldson? McCourty is due his new deal. If you sign Goldson to what TB just did, McCourty would have leverage and we'd probably lose him.
In response to mthurl's comment:
I don't think we have much choice but to put Wilson out there and see if he becomes a target, it's too late really, we had our shot at signing Gholdson this off season and instead went the cheap route...again. Wilson just looks stiff to me, he doesn't look like he can break down in space and make a play and that's surprising. I fully expected his long speed to be gone, but I didn't expect that ability to quickly fire into a guy in the box to be missing...and maybe it isn't? Maybe we just need to see more?
I'll tell you straight out that I've seen nothing in Harmon or Tavon Wilson that leads me to believe they are anything more than backups/special team players, and that's discouraging...you don't draft guys that high for that purpose. Gregory has no range, athleticism, power, size, speed or strength - I seriously can't believe that guy is even out on the field. When his agent told him Belichick was interested in him, he must of thought he wanted to buy his condo for little Stevie Belichick.
BB never pays that kind of money in the secondary either. Please learn that there is a cap and please learn that BB has a formula with certain salary allocation to each positions.
Do you ever think before you bash BB and/or Kraft? There is a cap. We had some cap space, certainly as much as any playoff contender last year if not way more, but jesus.
Wait until Revis's new deal kicks in down there.
Would you walk up to BB and call his son "little Stevie Belichick"? If not, don't do it here, please. I know it's hard for you, but try to show maturity at least once a day.
As for Wilson, what plays are you talking about while in the box? I can numerous plays where BB had him in the box later in the game with the 2s and 3s and he made tackles or took on their TE in man coverage, where the coverage was good, with the ball going elsewhere.
Alright, lets play GM for 30 seconds and see if we can solve this huge salary cap dilemma. We have this guy on our team right now that really can't play corner (Kyle Arrington), lets take the 4 million we gave him, and the 1-2 million we gave A. Wilson and sign Gholston. I'm certain we could of had Gholdson's first year cap figure under 6 million. As for next year and our dire need to retain McCourty, why don't we do something totally out of the box? Lets wait and see if the guy can actually play safety at a high level for more than five games, because that's all he's done. If I'm a GM, I'm not going to stay up nights worrying right now if I'm going to be able to retain a guy that failed at corner, had off season shoulder surgery and has done very little to establish himself as a player that will warrant a huge, high priced contract. Now McCourty very well may have a pro bowl year at safety, but he very well may not too.