Mare is literally Kasay + Lloyd in one body. That saves money and a roster spot......that is only a waste if you can't look past being a Kasay fan.
Also, are DL is weak so a strong LB corp is a need. You don't sign Anderson and Davis.....and we are stuck w/ just 2 MLBs in Beason/Connor.
I do think the Williams money would be better served at CB or DT.
Mare is a long way short of Kasay, even with his declining leg. Mare has always been a 'good' kicker, never one that you can rely on without fail. At every increment Kasay has better percentages and a lot more attempts, even at the longer distances. It's not like Mare is a youngster either, he is 38 after all... To be honest, I don't have a problem with him as a kicker, but a 4 year deal for $12 million for someone who is 3 years younger than Kasay and the rules have removed Kasay's biggest weakness?
I never suggested you lose both TD and Anderson, but neither one has a glowing resume. TD had promise, but has had two serious knee injuries. Yes, rehab has come a long way for these kind of injuries, but there is clearly an imbalance or weakness in there somewhere. TD also thrived on his mobility, it's going to be difficult for him to retain that now. In contrast Anderson never really showed much of anything until last year and barely played in 2008. His contract is essentially based on one good year, despite it being his 5th full season in the league.
I agree, we need to ensure the LBs are kept strong, hence why I liked the pickup of Ron Edwards. The guy is old, but he will allow our LBs to roam.
I don't disagree with the signing of any of DWill, Anderson or TD. Just the fact that we have extended them ALL. Almost like we couldn't make a difficult decision to sometimes let players walk away. How often do teams give multi year extensions to non-cornerstone positions?
Edited by Urrymonster, 28 July 2011 - 04:29 PM.