Re: free agents
posted at 12/17/2013 3:59 PM EST
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
I think there are several people that are going to have to be asked to take a pay cut...Mankins, Amendola, Wilfork, Mayo, Gronk and Arrington. If any of those guys refuse, I'd take a long look at their salary cap hit and make a decision on their future here. Gronk will be protected by his injury, so you can't cut him, but Arrington you can. Mankins I'd just flat out cut anyway...no negotiating...bye bye. I'd tell Amendola he needs to make 4 million a season instead of 7, if he doesn't want to do that...bye bye. I'd tell Vince, we love you man, but we can't pay you 10 million a year. I'd tell Mayo, hey Jerod we stink with or without you, you make little difference in that equation, you want to stay? Well we can't keep paying you like you're a difference maker because you aren't...I'm not saying you are as bad as Hightower, but you're nothing close to Patrick Willis and we're paying you to be Patrick Willis. As for Arrington I'd tell him, hey I can walk up into the stands and find someone better than you, in fact the guy selling cotton candy over there can do better playing on the outside...I can't believe I paid you 4 million a year to run in a straight line for ten yards before falling on your face. Give me what I paid you last year or I'm going to have Dennard punch you in the face.
I figure we can save 10 million by doing all of this, that should be plenty of money for Bill to spend on other guys that can't play.
I'll chalk this up to frustration at the loss last weekend, but if you honestly believe we should cut Mayo and Mankins well I'm glad you aren't running our front office.
I guess in part it is frustration, but it's also frustration of having a lowly ranked defense 5 years running. That is a fact.
I might not cut Mayo, but I sure the hell would Mankins. I have no interest in paying a guard what we pay him - no way - we can find someone else cheaper that can't handle a speed rush up the middle. This guy has had some terrible games over the last three years, certainly far too many for a guy getting paid what he is. His money could be used better elsewhere. It's my opinion, I know that, but do you think all the players I listed in my original post will be here next year? Be honest.