Re: Derek Cox
posted at 3/14/2013 2:06 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
Why I'm freaking out is because I've seen clear areas of need and have for a long time and they keep trying to fix it with patch fixes using the left over CB's once the market "settles". You know what type of players you get once the market settles? You get the players no other teams wanted and there's a reason for that. You get Fanenes and Springs and Boddens and Gaffneys and I'm tired of seeing the window get smaller and smaller and using this approach of waiting for the cheapest deal to plug holes. I actually went through it one day, did you know that they've given out over 26mil in signing bonuses to FAs and used 3 2nd rounders and 1 1st rounder in attempts to replace Samuel. We aren't talking Law here we are talking Sameul. Last year they had 22mil in dead money and over half of it came from players that only played for the team for 1 year or were cut before the reg season even started. If they took a chance and spent that money on a proven talent every so often instead of buying the six pack of blue ribbon and hoping one magically turns into Guinness we wouldn't still be looking for a replacement. I'm just frustrated with this bone headed approach that hasn't work time and time again in FA only finding 1 yr quick fixes who never get you over the top. I don't want them to go crazy but would it have killed them to spend a little money on Goldson 2 years ago when he was young and tons of potential instead of letting him get away over a difference of 1mil instead of signing Ellis to a $5mil deal? Yes they spend to the cap and no I don't want them to pull a philly or bills but when you have clear holes at the starting position you sometimes need to pay more to get the talent and get that extra push over the top then to sit back and wait for the 2nd and 3rd teir FA market to fall out. BTW, with only 3 picks in the first 3 rounds do you honestly see them making a trade for an impact player, honestly?
The market is flooded. Unless you had your sights set on Derek Cox and don't like Talib and the fact we know he can play in BB's D so far, what is the issue?
If Talib signs elsewhere, then it might make sense to pose the questions you're posing.
I am really shocked at your knee jeerk posts the last couple of days.
We all know BB completes the picture with FA and the draft after the draft and even into camp. We all pretty much agree where the weaker spots are and they're being addressed.
Let the moron organizations overpay for specific players who are simply out for the money and not for trying to win a SB.
Smith and Grimes gone too. Not so flooded anymore. Of the 2nd teir CBs left you have
Nnamdi, Huff??, Talib, Lewis and 3rd teir you have Williams, Hall, Arrington
Rusty they spend money on players they cut and have dead money. They had it last year in $22mil. I mean really they had almost as much in dead money from those players they let "settle" as they have space this year. BTW they signed Gaffney last year too and it cost them $150k in dead money to have in camp for a week. They bring in 20 players on the cehap and maybe 2 work out and play and we point to those players and say amazing how he finds them but never point to the Gallerys (500k dead money), Fanene's (2mil dead money last year 2 mil dead money this year), Bodden (1.5mil dead money last year). Why is that? He loses more money in dead money for players who didn't even play a single down last year (Gallery and Fanene) then what it took to get a Quin. Do you think that's acceptable?