I really don't understand why he (or any GM) would completely and entirely rule out contract negotiations during the season. I completely understand not wanting it to be a distraction and focusing on winning games is the priority, but if it's just the player's agent wanting to get an extension done during the year I don't understand why DG wouldn't even talk to him. Not really a big deal and of course he knows more than any of us do, but it just seems to strange to me to completely rule it out. Like if Norman really wanted to stay here and wanted a deal done and had his agent make a fair proposal to DG that they knew he'd accept why wouldn't he want to get that done? Just an example, not saying that's what would happen with Josh.
He's not by far the best player from that draft class. He may not even the best defensive player. He's a fantastic player but Mosley and Donald are right up there with him, maybe even better. Beckham was the best player in the draft.
I know just been really busy lately. I've watched every snap of his, the only thing I haven't done is found a way to upload the clips that I picked out. If I find a day where I can just sit down and deal with that, I think that's all I'll need. Maybe after a practice this weekend I'll just sit down and do that in my hotel room. Hopefully I can add something to Jeremy's great work too this weekend since I'll be there Friday-Monday.
Collins would be a solid swing tackle and backup for us. You really don't see him being a gain over Wallace and Foucalt at backup LT? There would be no harm at all, he wouldn't get much more than the min. He was arguably the best swing tackle in the league with the Bengals. Yeah he was truly truly terrible with the Bucs. But the rest of his work as a backup outweighs his one poor year as a starter. He's more fit to be a backup.
Just trying to tone down getting into heated arguments when others have a different opinion than me. It's happened a lot before and turned into personal arguments and it never goes anywhere with legitimate football discussion. I understand what you're saying and of course I have some amount of homerism, but I still stand by what I said. Cam played great considering what he had to work with against an all-time good defense, especially when compared with how Rodgers played and how Peyton played last year. The Brady comparison may be a stretch because he had a good game and I made it clear that I didn't think Cam played way better than him, but I do believe an argument could be made that Cam played better in the divisional game than Brady did in the Super Bowl when you consider every single factor. It's just 2 games though, I'm not saying Cam's better than Brady or anything like that. Every QB has great games and bad games. I just like how our future looks with how well Cam played against such a great D. That game was lost by our defense, not our offense when everybody thought it would be our lack of scoring that would lose us the Seattle game.
And on that note, all 31 other teams didn't draft him even as late as the 7th round so clearly no team wanted to risk it. He chose the Cowboys over us; there are no indications that we didn't pursue him.
Of course he wasn't perfect and that INT was bad, but Brenton fuging Bersin was the #1 option on that play and he tripped running his route. He tried to do too much and force it Dickson when he should've thrown it away or taken a sack, but we never should've put him in that position to begin with. And even with that pick, compare his game to Manning's in the SB, Rodgers' in the NFC Championship Game and Brady's in the SB and take a look at the receivers and o-line and offensive coordinators on each team... And Cam and Rodgers were in Seattle while Brady and Manning were neutral, and there is a difference. Cam playing better than Brady did may seem questionable on the surface but think about it. Cam played against a healthy secondary in Seattle, with our mediocre WR group (Philly hurt) and our poor o-line and Shula while Brady played with his large amount of weapons and above average line and a superior coaching staff, at a neutral field and against a secondary with Sherman and Thomas hurt and Lane out of the game. All Brady did was dink and dunk and let his players get all those yards for him, and that's why he had so many completions and a high %. His yards/attempt was terrible. Alex Smith could've played just as well as Brady did that game considering all the other factors.