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#21 Mr. Scot

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

the fact that he never really had a problem negotiating deals with rosenhaus should have been a red flag. i'm sure he loved dealing with hurney.


Valid point.

We used to look at that as a positive :lol:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Speaking of a bargain pickup, any thoughts on Titus Young? Just released from Detroit. The guy's a malcontent, but maybe a change of scenery, a more disciplined coaching staff (I'd like to think our coaching staff is more disciplined than Detroit's), and most importantly, the threat of Smitty chewing his ass out might help him shape up. Guy's a former second round pick whose contract runs through 2014 and is only owed a measly $550k next year. Might be worth a look.

550k? sure, why not? i doubt he'd make it through cuts in the fall, though.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

Trading Beason isn't gonna help the cap situation, the hit would be akin to just cutting him.



Right, but getting something for him instead of nothing is the point.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

Speaking of a bargain pickup, any thoughts on Titus Young? Just released from Detroit. The guy's a malcontent, but maybe a change of scenery, a more disciplined coaching staff (I'd like to think our coaching staff is more disciplined than Detroit's), and most importantly, the threat of Smitty chewing his ass out might help him shape up. Guy's a former second round pick whose contract runs through 2014 and is only owed a measly $550k next year. Might be worth a look.


At first I was completely against this... but for 550k? Thats almost too cheap not to take a look at. On the field he'd be a great fit, he's got elite speed which our receiving corps is in dire need of and Cam would be an upgrade from Stafford.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

I don't think Young is worth the headache.

short leash made of a very thin string.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

I'm not sure we're really going to know the extent of how well Gettleman can be in FA until a year or two from now when he's got more of our iffy contracts off the books.

The biggest thing I want to see is how we manage our existing players this offseason. I expect it will be pretty different from what we're used to.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

short leash made of a very thin string.



I'm with you on this one Rayzor. I'm tired of seeing this team pass up talent because of character issues.


Alfonzo Dennard...Vontaze Burfict...


You lose nothing with trying, if it doesn't work out know when to cut your losses. In this case, if he signs for the minimum, it wouldn't be a loss.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Honestly though we really don't need superstar talent in FA. We have enough star power on this team, we really need to focus on improving the bottom of our roster. We need more reliable guys that are backups, special teamers and role-players.

yep.

i think there are holes on the starting roster that can be filled well enough by FA who simply just don't suck. we don't need stars on the interior DLine or right side of the OL. just big guys that won't be pushed around. we need safeties that don't blow assignments.

the front seven on the defense will make us get by without star power in the secondary. cam and the RB corps can do more with less on the OL as long as they are gelling on the line.

i think the only place that i think we need a high caliber player added is to the WR corps.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

We'll sign a couple scrubs after we do our June 1 bad contract purge.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Related Note: The league has now decided to give it's blessing to tampering (link)

So officially, no one can sign a contract till 4pm on March 12th, but you can talk to their agents from midnight on March 9th through Midnight of March 11th.

Makes sense, I suppose.


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