Re: Leon Washington signing with Titans
posted at 11/27/2013 2:26 PM EST
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Washington just lead the LG in KR yards or was 2nd, so your milk analogy is a fail.
Woodhead got 3.5 mill, that is what the Pats had to offer to keep him, not 500k as you suggest. Just because he makes 750 in base doesnt mean the Pats could have got him for 750, but you know this so why say it?
Suggesting that washington was a bad signing ar 840k for the year is you telling us that you knew he would be injured.
The crux of your argument against our GM is based on hindsight, which is a luxury no general manager in sports history has ever had the advantage of.
$3.5 over two years not just over this year. $3.5mil over two years for a backup RB who provided what he did is a pretty good deal. It's not like he would have been overpaid and not like they couldn't afford it for a player who was productive in their system. When I said $.5mil notice I said difference in pay. That $.5mil is the difference in pay this year. Next year Woodhead is slated for $2mil but it's not guaranteed so they could cut him with no risk minus half the signing bonus which would be $.5mil in dead money. Even still $2mil is cheap for the production Woodhead provided, don't you think?
As for the preinjury, you are right this is one player I couldn't tell would have been preinjured, unlike Vereen and Amendola who given track records were easy calls to get injured, but he was one player I said was essentially a STer only where as Woodhead would provide production in both an offensive and STs role. You do need to pay a little more if you want the production element.
You know I hate the hindsight comments because I did say that Washington over Woodhead was a mistake when it happen same as I said Vereen was going to get injured and needed a better backup and that Amendola would get injured at some point this year and that we should pick up an extra fringe starting CB because Talib would get injured at some point too and that A. Wilson looked old and considerable slowed down right after they signed him. I was saying this back in Feb and March. How is that hindsight? BB knows much more about football then I do so how is it I could see these things coming and he missed it unless he saw it too but the value was too good, even if it meant the possibility of it backfiring like it did? BB is a gambler we see it in his play calling so no surprise his value system would reflect that so I see no issue questioning moves I felt were too much of a gamble over paying a bit more for a known.