Re: what to do with the extra cap room?
posted at 2/26/2013 3:42 PM EST
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
nice post. i agree on everything except for vollmer....donald thomas is very good, but vollmer is a sought after free agent for a reason...he is very important to the team. if he asks for too much and they say goodbye to him, i still think they will be fine with thomas, but there will be a dropoff in production imo.
Right, but those will affect negotiations with McCourty, which make sense to actually use the transition tag on Talib.
It's a tad high for him, but now that Brady has restructured and these other FA CBs might be looking for 10 mil per and 4 years, maybe it's a better move to tag Talib so Talib's contract doesn't give McCourty leverage.
Think about it: It would really be awkward if Talib gets some big deal and then McCourty's sitting there next offseason looking for his second deal.
Regardless of the rhetoric, BB loves McCourty, does whatever he is asked and provides a lot for the team.
I say move on from Vollmer if it gets silly. Just go to Cannon. Cannon was one of the better Guards coming into the 2011 draft, but went in Rd 5. I was impressed with his play in place of Vollmer, too. He sort of changed my mind at needing to play Guard. Plus, I am wondering if Cannon provides a better run blocking approach on the strong side vs Vollmer. I don't think Cannon was being used so much at Tackle and not Guard by accident.
Ditch Woodhead, get a bigger back.
Resign Edelman, Donald Thomas and Arrington out of the gate. If Arrington's price becomes #2 money, say goodbye and look elsewhere.
Sign Brian Hartline at WR. I can't believe Bowe would cost more than Hartline, but he might. Bowe has some baggage that would be of concern. Plus, he drops a lot of balls.
At Safety, see what Dashon Goldson wants, see what Ed Reed wants. See what CB Brent Grimes wants.
Wait for Pouha to be cut, call Casey Hampton, and see which older NT/DT wants a chance at a ring in 2013.
Call Chad Kruger, but he's likley going to be asking for money now.
hartline seems like a good choice at receiver due to his seperation speed, i wouldnt be opposed tow either hartline or bowe.