Re: Why would we sign Mankins now???
posted at 9/16/2010 7:00 PM EDT
In Response to Why would we sign Mankins now???
[QUOTE]I know this issue has been talked about enough and rehashed,etc....but to me, after playing a game this season, the situation has changed a bit. I know the Bengals arent the best defense in the league, but not the worst...and we seemed to move the ball effectively and I cant remember D.Connolly's name being mentioned in the game much, which is a good thing. So, to me after playing one game and not seeing a complete disaster, I would asess that not having Mankins would not keep us from making a run. If this was the case, I cant remember Mankins being a dominant factor when we played the Jets,Ravens, etc so far as handling the line,,which is what I would want to see for a the highest paid guard.. All that being said, since we know now that the Krafts did have 7 mill. a year ready to pony up.,...why not asess what you have after game 1, and realize with a legit pass rush, you could make a run this year, and try to get someone here w/ that money via trade....or hold on to it until the offseason and see who's out there... or you could always pay Randy Moss, who seemed to signa friendly deal 3 years ago, and couldnt be asking for more now...so pay someone that wants to be here,and said they may be depressed if they are not resigned(lol) , but seriously, I am kinda done w/ Mankins now...At this point the season has started, we are rolling, and I believe we would be better off trading him, or letting him sit..Thats too much money IMO, for a guard, who cant keep a whole defensive line off of Brady... He is only one guy, and one that is tryna to break the bank at that....I would be dissapointed at this point if they signed him. The damage has been done, apology or not, he showed he is more concerned with getting paid than winning, if not he would have been here by now...and they say he still got his money from rookie year...thats looking like a good move..but when I see other teams with these big 330 pound guards driving guys off the ball, to me, thats a top 5 guard...B.B. likes all his lineman around 6'3" 300, w/ Vollmer the exeption, IMO you need a big mauler to be worth that type money.. Whats more likely at this point.... 1) Manking coming in w/ a new deal 2) Sign and trade for a player, or picks 3) He signs his tender at 1.34 mil( i think) to get credit for season 4) He sits out until week 10 5) He spends the year horse cattling at his Ranch
Posted by patsfan76[/QUOTE] ENOUGH ALREADY!! If it's true that Mankins turned down $8mil. per year out of pride, I question his commitment to football, and to his teammates. The hell with him. Time to move on.