Video game jokes and sh*t talking aside: If he's traded, I see it for draft picks. And it's totally reasonable we can get a 1st round pick for Hardy. He's a 25/26 y/o coming off a 15 sack season with now league-wide recognition and self-made brand. We may keep him, we may get a good offer. That's about it for now.
I anticipate a Deangelo, CJ and Olsen restructure, Stewart paycut, Smitty paycut (and he will be happy to do so), Godfrey paycut or June 1 cut.
What I hope happens next:
We re-sign Hardy and Gano immediately. We try to get Mitchell back with a reasonable deal, and he agrees a few days later than the first deals.
Gross comes back on a 2 year oddly team friendly deal with an opt out clause after the first year, but enough of a bonus to give him a fair amount.
Ginn comes back on multi-year deal, gets paid like a number 3-4 receiver with a little extra change for his elite special teams ability.
Munnerlyn tests the market, likely lands a deal out of our price range with another team.
Lafell back on a 1 year "prove it" deal or walks.
The rest we let test the market and come back with deals we either will or won't match.
and finally.... Strut like a boss into free agency with 10+ million in cap space and come away with a second consecutive successful and cheap free agency and Gettleman throws his dick on the table for all to admire.
I'm with you except for the LaFell part. I want him gonnnnee
I'm asking because if its something you need on a regular basis, you can't go wrong with the Nissan Xterra. Its got some relatively serious off road capabilities for under $30k brand new.
MPG leaves a little to be desired... maybe a little over 20 on the highway. 15ish max for offroading or city driving.
Of the two you mentioned, I would say the subaru. but like someone else pointed out, clearance could be an issue. I'm not big on the overall build of Chrysler vehicles at the moment, but you should be fine as long as you don't neglect maintenance.
I'll be driving into the VA and PA mountains on a regular basis. Also do a lot of ski weekends at Wintergreen and Whitetail. I used to have an xterra back in the day, made a switch to a GT 'stang the year it was redone, and then went to my current double cab tacoma.
Nissans just feel to cheap to me. Too plastic-like on the interior and I just never liked the ride.
I'm going to have to check out this crosstrek and compare it.
It's an interesting group to say the least and we have some good options.
Matthews has been talked about since last November and I think he still would be a great choice. He brought it big time when he was on the field and the combine/offseason won't change my opinion on him.
I was turned off by Robinson at first because he's just not flashy but he's grown on me. He has all the ability to become a good wideout.
I like both Landry and Beckham Jr. an equal amount. Each brings their own strengths.
Adams is one I really like. From his endzone grabs, to big play ability, size, to overall numbers/collegiate play makes him very interesting for us. I just like that fit.
Overall, the whole crop of Matthews, Robinson, Beckham, Landry, and Adams brings a lot to the table. Cooks is the only one I wouldn't necessarily want on the team. With Ginn and Smitty already, I just don't think adding him really gives us an extra dimension.