Re: What can we do at Running Back?
posted at 3/20/2012 12:31 PM EDT
In Response to Re: What can we do at Running Back?
In Response to Re: What can we do at Running Back? : Asher, I just don't see how it makes sense to bring in Richardson or any big time RB, and pay the associated cost which whether reasonable or high, is still a considerable cost, if you don't intend to feature him. It seems you're saying he'd be a decoy of sorts and that you would still run the offense the same way as they have in the past. I guess I don't see how the marginal gain of using Richardson for 10 to 15 carries a game over using BJGE for that same number of carries (and not changing anything else in your offensive approach) is worth giving up what you have to give up to get him, even if it's "reasonable." If you make the investment in a Richardson, which includes a big contract as a high pick, you necessarily need to change the way you run the offense. Or else, you don't do it.
Posted by Muzwell
Here's what I would do:
If Welker doesn't take a 7.5 mil per 3 year deal or a 2 year deal on the table at 9 per in guaranteed money, let him sign the tag and trade him to an NFC team that is willing give him what he wants. We'll take a 2013 1st rd pick, thanks very much.
Love the guy, a classic Patriot player, but I don't want an unreasonable agent and player, like the Mankins situation, to handcuff the team moving forward.
Next, go give Carolina their 2nd rd pick for Jonathan Stewart.
Third, the money cleared by Welker's non-9.5 million and Matt Light's possible retirement, allows you to make one nice splash in FA. That would clear an additional 18 million dollars. People keep talking about Wimbley, so maybe that's something you look to do on defense. Don't overpay, but this further gives you some leverage in spending.
Maybe you work out a deal with your buddy, Jim Schwartz and Mayhew in Detroit They could use Welker and maybe need to clear some space by parting with Cliff Avril, who wants a long term extension. Hmm.
Last, target OLB (3-4) in the draft, FS and WR. Upshaw, Dennard and Sanu seem like very nice fits to me in the need spots. Maybe Joe Adams at WR in Round 3. Trade Hoyer for a 3rd or 4th rd pick as well.
You increase camp competition and handle your weaker spots both in the draft and in FA/via trades.