posted at 12/21/2009 10:20 PM EST
In Response to Re: draft
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: draft : Mordecai and ALL : This idea isn't as far off as You lead on... IF and When it Being a capped year next season, IF N.E. does NOT throw a massive amount of money towards 1 single player (imo, i.e. Vince Wilfork), They should certainly be able to adequately shore up 2 positions in Free Agency (BUT, I'd go WR and OLB- WR due to an enormous amount of decent #2 wideouts in Free Agency this year, And an OLB in order to get at least 1 vet leader as an OLB-wherein I'd cut AD-further freeing up more money and let Burgess walk if he didn't sign to a cap-friendly deal). Other than this, N.E.'s other Free Agent notables, namely Guyton, McGowan, and Gostkowski, Should certainly NOT break the bank... Regarding WR-Not only are huge names out there like TO and Brandon Marshall (guys that NO way N.E. should/could afford to sign given my scenario), BUT there is a wealth of other guys like Lance Moore, Vincent Jackson, Miles Austin, Braylon Edwards, Antonio Bryant, Derrick Mason, Malcolm Floyd, Kevin Walter, Jason Avant, Mark Bradley, Chris Chambers, Domenik Hixon, Troy Williamson, and Demetrius Williams... That's a crazy Buyer's Market (i.e. good for us), And EVERY one of these guys besides Chambers/Mason are STILL in their 20's and each one could give us a triple WR threat... In the end, N.E. would ideally be able to throw more money towards a vet strongside OLB, and in the Draft, Be able to get (and afford) that pass-rushing-specialist weakside OLB, Personally Then I'd go with a pair of fresh-legs on an RB (runningback as of late, has shown to be one of the easiest skill positions to come in and make an immediate impact), and finally either go DE or TE with the last choice (any draft order is applicable). Thoughts ANYONE ?
Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]
First you left out our LG, Mankins who needs a pretty big financial commitment.
2nd, if we lose Wilfork, we need to spend to replace him. No NT in a 3-4 equals us getting run on all day. Remember the 3-4 just before Ted Washington? We couldnt stop Rudy or a peewee RB.
Yes we can get a WR and afford him, not some of those on that list. Edwards wanted about 9 mil a year last I read. Miles Austin has shown to be a #1 and will command that kind of money after this year as well. Dont forget we need to extend Brady too.
Ghost will probably be the highest or close to the highest paid kicker after this year and he is well worth it. Guyton will get a decent contract.
AT will be cut IMO, clearing some cash, but not a ton.
What vet OLB is a FA that we can sign? that also fits a 3-4?