Re: Haynesworth and Ochocinco Come Back To Haunt Patriots?
posted at 2/25/2013 5:39 PM EST
If BB has a short list, has 18+ mil in cap space and likes most of his young team, I like our chances.
What is wrong with you crusty?
Do you purposely mislead or are you really this dumb?
The Pats don't have 18M to pick up about 5 persons of need to get over the hump.
They have 18M to replace or re-sign about 20 guys. 3 of those guys alone could(will) eat up that 18M, if you keep them. Then you have guys like Edelman, Woody, Arrington, Branch, Chung, stalworth, White, ect who will demand more than 1.5 M each to keep or replaced with some 500k jags. Some will be in the draft, 5-7 but that also takes 3.5-5m to sign. That still leaves another 6-8, 3-400k guys. Then you have some unproductive Guys (not Fa's) that need to be cut and replaced.
Then you have the 5-8M BB likes to keep for emergencies.
Sorry, but those numbers don't add up. All told, to sign or replace the top tier quys, you need that 18, another 10-15 to re- sign 1o second tier guys and another 5-7 to sign the draft picks and the remaining guys. Then you have 5-7 for emergencies.
The minimum, I see is 35M to replace those 18+ guys and have some reserve. If they don't resign Volmer, Wes and Talib, you can do it but who replaces them for cheap? You would have to add more money , -18 + ?????? for their replacements. These guys are not on the team. Who are they going to replace more than half of the secondary with AGAIN? Arrington, Barret, Chung, Cole, Martin, Talib, ALL fa's.
Of course losing wasted picks hurt. Those picks are more than likely cheaper alternatives to washed up FA's . You are not going to build a team for the future with them.
There will be casulties of good players that will have to be replaced with cheaper models and possibly weaken the team,
The D blows, plain and simple. You are the only person in the world who doesn't know that.
There are a handful of guys (7 out of 27) worth keeping and the ONLY thing they are close to is more impending disaster, more last minute game losing drives, more failed 3rd down conversions and another 100, 20+ yard passes flying overhead for TD's and more so-called starters being replaced. AGAIN!!!