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Alright he isnt a FA this year and everyone wants to talk about Norwell right now.

 

That being said, do we start looking hard at extending him?

 

With news that the Giamts may be planning to throw big time $$ at Norwell and the Colts could be a big bidder as well.  I think its time to move on and just keep some hope that something happens.

 

Williams had a heckuva season last year.  And graded out the #3 RT.  He is begginning to look like a stud.  Problem is this is going to be the last year of his contract. We dont lock him up this offseason and he goes on to have another year like this season in a contract year.  We could be waving bye to him.

We could potentially lose our Center, RT, and LT (unless Matt improves, next year in the opt out year of his contract he is good as gone). This after losing Norwell this year.  Thats one heckuva a turnover in 1 season.  And with other big needs, there is a real possibility we dont go OL early in this draft 

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Williams graded out third?  That's actually pretty darn impressive.  I can't believe you let a top tackle - left or right - hit free agency if you can avoid it.  We may be waiting until the retirements go through after next year though.  Will free up a good bit of money for us.

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We should absolutely have extension talks this offseason. It would take some risk acceptance from both sides. The Panthers would have to be willing to sign him to an extension based off of one year of performance while Williams would have to accept a lower figure than he would certainly demand next season on the open market after another successful season. Given the state of the OT position as a whole in the NFL currently, I'd try to get that dude locked up long-term ASAP. Any quality or even serviceable OT that is under 30 years old who hits the open market right now is gonna get PAID. See: Kalil, Matt.

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Draft a LT to groom for a year.  When you cut Matt, give the money to Daryl.

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I expect Williams to regress to the mean next year (and will be thrilled if he doesn't) but even a fair bit of regression is still in 'solid performer' territory.

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Eh I kind of argue that we should be shopping him right now to see what we could get, I'm not as high on him as the PFF grades. Feel like he got some generous grading all year long compared to his actual play when he was on an island. 

That being said if the coaching staff and front office (whoever that may be) believe in him as a long term answer at RT then I would obviously be happy with a long-term deal negotiated sooner rather than later. 

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Frankly what we should do is lock up Daryl AND Norwell and draft a center and plan on Moton being our LT. Our entire line could be set. No idea what we’ll do though. Seems possible we lose Norwell but not a guarantee. Hope we can keep him.

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2 minutes ago, SOJA said:

Eh I kind of argue that we should be shopping him right now to see what we could get, I'm not as high on him as the PFF grades. Feel like he got some generous grading all year long compared to his actual play when he was on an island. 

That being said if the coaching staff and front office (whoever that may be) believe in him as a long term answer at RT then I would obviously be happy with a long-term deal negotiated sooner rather than later. 

Daryl was solid as a freaking boulder all year, the man deserved the praise and 2nd team all pro he got this year. Yes it has only been 1 year and it would be nice to see if he can sustain it before commiting long term money to him but this past year he absolutely was a great player.

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now that DW is getting used to the game, he might actually get some reps on the left side during camps, all in the name of versatility mind you

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We need to but with our current organizationally dysfunction who knows whats going to happen this off-season. 

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3 minutes ago, The Donald said:

We need to but with our current organization dysfunction who knows whats going to happen this off-season. 

 

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5 minutes ago, The Donald said:

We need to but with our current organizationally dysfunction who knows whats going to happen this off-season. 

if there's anyone who knows about organizational dysfunction, it would be you.

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