Re: Emmanuel Sanders in 2014?
posted at 11/3/2013 9:02 AM EST
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to mbeaulieu07's comment:
My dream scenario at WR would be signing Eric Decker... while I don't think that'll happen, I could see James Jones or Dexter McCluster or Anquan Boldin or Emmanuel Sanders or Golden Tate or Tandon Doss or Jacoby Ford, etc. as UFA WR's that could/would interest them after the season.
Ain't happening. We don't have the kind of money which would be about 7 mil per for those kinds of WRs.
We don't need to do that considering the progression of Thompkins and Dobson as rookies here so far.
I don't get this whole Sanders obsession either. He was an option, it did not work because Pitt panicked, overpaid, stretched their cap position and they lost out on a draft pick in the process.
I get you can't come out and tell your fans in Pitt "Hey, we're rebuilding!", but they are. It's decisions like that which get a GM fired. Colbert on the hotseat. So is Tomlin.
Once Pitt matched and passed on their opportunity to use 2013 as a transition year, Emmanuel Sanders was moved on from by this organization and the turned into the draft.
I don't think most if the FA's MB listed are going to go at 7m per. At least not sanders and a few others. We had the chance to get him and cheaped out. The better bet would have been to up the ante on sanders using amendola money and not sign amendola. It is what it is. You say all these guys are out if our price range, and in another dozen threads talk about the flat cap. meaning, these guys can or should be had even on 1 year deals for modest money.
thompkins and Dobson have progressed albeit at a vey slow rate. Thompkins basically fell off the map the last 2 weeks, being replaced in part by collie who didn't do anything last week. When collie passed thompkins on the depth chart, that is a troubling turn of events Given his situation, joining late and lack of production as of late. Yes, you can say Dobson has progressed as the other reason why.
the state of our WR corps leaves a lot to be desired. I won't say if and who we should go after next year until I see the next 8 games play out. If sanders, I think we can get him for Arrington type money, 4m per or so.
We are going to have to make some tough decisions next year on current players. Wilfork comes to mind with a cap hit if 7.5, and mankins at 2m, connolly at 2m, Gregory at 2m and Kelly at 2m.