Next year FA is terribly weak but the OT class should be deep if most of the guys do come out. I would feel confident enough to take Gurley or Melvin in the 1st, and grab an OT in the 2nd. Another one or two later in the draft as well.
Do you know what our cap will be next year?
I don't have our current cap #, but based on spotrac figures next year for players like CJ, Stewart, Willams, Davis, etc, we have some tough decisions to make in 2015 and 2016. Any possibly upgrades to the OL are going to need to be made through the draft in all likelihood.
Problem is we have contracts coming up for Cam, and Luke. So the window gets smaller and smaller to keep this group while having the cap space to also improve on it as well. People talk about the tv deal possibly raising the cap, but there's no guarantees there obviously.
He's not incompetent, he doesn't need to be fired or any silliness like that. He's done a fine job so far, but he has not been without his mistakes. He is not infallible. There is a difference between being cautious and asking questions versus just immediately calling for his head.
Anyone who has been on this forum for years knows that as much utter hatred as Hurney's name receives here these days, it wasn't that long ago that this board was full of homers who praised his moves even when they were questionable. It's really not any different with Gettleman.
I like Ron, but I said it when it happened that a 3 year contract was a bit too much after only 1 winning season. We should have given him a 1 year deal to prove himself and then moved forward long term from there. It's a legitimate question as to just how much of our success last season was fueled by the emotion of the uncertainty of Rivera's future. The whole team seems complacent again honestly.
If we're going to use this argument that we should sit players because they might get hurt, we may as well not bother to field a team at all on game days. Newton is only 25, he needs the reps. You don't sit him if he's healthy because you've done a pathetic job at building an OL, you go out and make a move, there are still 12 more games to play, we are 2-2. If he says he is healthy enough to play, and the medical staff agrees with that, then he should play. Unless these folks are trying to argue that they know better than the man himself and the medical staff.