Re: Worried about Moss
posted at 9/11/2010 8:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Worried about Moss
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Worried about Moss : Um, not sure this makes any sense. They let all those veterans go on defense and a "dismantling" of the defense has been the result. But you're saying they should let the vets go on offense or else they will suffer the same fate on that side? Maybe it's me, but I don't get the logic. Shouldn't they keep those guys to avoid the same dismantling?
Posted by Muzwell[/QUOTE]
I think it is just you...... When all your stars exceed there prime and are extended contracts @ or around the same age your teams age increases and your star caliber diminishes simultaneously. if you had a mixture of Draft picks, FA's, Vets, etc... would all our players reach an age or retirement at a similar time? No. Bottom line sign Moss or Wleker not both, draft a stud WR, scoop up a FA RB etc... Did we do that with the D? Did we sign impact FA's, we tried and failed on two... Colvin got injured so that was a crapshoot and Thomas was what he was... Did we draft developmental player to replace our veteran leaders on the defense? No, we reached for potential and miss fired on a lot of project players...
I would rather trade or release these guys then rely on them to take us to the super bowl past there prime... There is a team that does this well in the AFC and i beleive they have won as many SB as any team and have been to more than any other since 1960. Plus they have been @ least once in the last four decades? I beleive....? The Steelers...
I beleive we should pay the first contract and the third... Players on there second contract are trying to max out and offer little to no reward....
The colts do a fine Job too, they sign there QB, a WR, draft tallent on the line and in the back field and develop skilled players to operrate around there two focal points. You do not see them signing every player on there roster @ top dollar.
The point about the D is that our WHOLE D has less than 2 years of starting experience.... NOW what caused this depletion of talent ALL @ the same time??? I personally beleive we held onto too many of out defensive starters too long... We never pasted the torch... we either signed BUMS or STARS off the FA market nothing in between. The draft picks were reaches and often got cut, the bum FA's never worked out and the stars let us down.... So what did we do? We signed our own aging vets as stopgaps and they all flew the coup at the same time leaving us to do a major overhaul on the defense.