Re: Reiss's Mailbag
posted at 5/1/2013 7:22 PM EDT
I'm sorry but the only player we likely couldn't have afforded was Seymour (unless we traded Warren a year early and went with a vet min guy and a day 2 pick splitting time at the other DE position back in '08-'10).
All the other guys should have been here. Branch and Samuel could have been locked up 1-2 years before we had to waste the franchise on them (like they just did with Hernandez and Gronk).
Mason and Law were 31 and 32 year old all-pro's who could have been had for 3-5 million a year if BB was willing to pay them till age 35, which he should have, but felt they might not have styaing power. They did.
You can blame Brady all you want, but when you have Boldin and Mason up for grabs (pats were known to be 2nd to the Ravens in both situations) and instead go with Chad Jackson and Taylor Price, it cripples your team for years.
When you can lockup a known top 15 CB who has thrived in your system, despite being outspoken and a bit of a headcase (as both Ty and Asante were) you still do it over the Wheatley, Wilhite, Ras-I, Butler, Deltha O'Neal pupu platters.
And the 750k to 1.75k we saved when we didn't get Goldson was FAR worse than anything Brady did in the SB we still should have won. He wanted 5/25 or 1/4 and we couldn't get it done. Thats pathetic.
Randy Moss and Wes Welker over Derrick Mason or taking two stud TEs for dirt cheap over pricey and overpaid Boldin in 2010, "crippled our team for years"?
Keep spinning. You're out of bullets, dude. I told you above every time you make a point, I'll counter it with facts and something that offsets your premise.
I just did it again. Just give it up.
Waiting on Brady.
Nah, I made the superior points, sorry bro
A lack of vet CB's and Wr's cost us two Sb's at least
I NEVER said it was Mason over Welker, thats idiotic.
Welker was cheap and replaced Troy Brown.
It was never Boldin over Gronk and Hernandez. They replaced Watson and (albeit it years later) Graham and Fauria. None of those 3 had anything to do with not ponying up for Mason or Branch for all of 4-5m a year back in '05. or Boldin for the same cost as Moss, in '10. The idea at the point was to trade Moss to the Vikings in the offseason for a better pick if he refused a fair extension for around the 3/25 Boldin got. That was WELL worth it for the Ravens BTW.
Moss and Mason could have been on the same team in '07 with how cheap Randy played for that one year. Then BB could have chosen to cut, restructure, let Randy walk, etc. after that season in order to have one of the two. but even with Mason over Moss (Derrick had 103 catches for 1,087 yards in '07) the team would have won the '06 SB and been competitive in '07... basically better then it ended up.
Dominated on this one bro, take care