I agree about Josh... offer him like a 3 year deal, good money but if he won't sign it, then franchise tag him. There have been a lot of corner backs in history who had magical seasons and teams locked them up long term, only to get burned down the line. Thinking back on our own history, Doug Evans came to mind. We signed him in 1998 (I believe) to a 5 year, $23 million dollar contract which at the time made him one of the highest paid corner backs in the NFL. Anyway, Doug had just come off the Super Bowl win with the Packers, hopes were high about his future, and well, the rest is history. Sorry, I'm not ready to give Josh an 8-year+ deal, especially at his age, and because I think we're putting a lot on just this year's performance alone. Keep him, yes, but just franchise tag him and move onto other needs unless you can work out a fair deal that doesn't kill us.
I just hope we make a lot of smart decisions because I don't take our future for granted.
The way I look at Cam, he is awesome because he can do so much physically no other QB can do. The issue is, how long can he keep this up? History shows us that a physical quarterbacks doesn't stay physical forever. I realize that the coaching staff trusts their 6'5" 245lb quarterback and they give him the OK to run into defenders, but right now the guy is 26 years of age and he feels invincible. Can you honestly see him flipping over people at 30? Maybe he will still be SuperCam, but I think his window of opportunity to play at such a level is limited to just a few more seasons.
I'd like to see us make an effort to win and win now. The truth is we need to do some work to get us over the hump, especially next year when we will be favorite to win a lot of games and the challenge will be much different than it was as underdogs.
I just get nervous with Cam because it seems like every time he gets sacked or hit, the guy has this look on his face like he just burst an appendix! I don't know if it's simply drama on his part like MJ in the NBA Finals against the Jazz, saying he was struggling with the flu as he knocked down 3's! BUT i seriously think Cam is in agony a lot because he plays so physical, so again, let's do what we need to this off season to take advantage of the Cam we have now.