- Aug 1, 2008
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I am not worried about it.
This is a year to think about drafting two pass rushers, a more complete one on the likes of Jordan and a pure speedy pass rusher (like Gallette was).
If we are intelligent with our free agent money, we should look to bring a couple of young offensive linemen (this is not a good draft for the position) and if we can, bring a middle of the road corner like Mo Claiborne or Prince Amukamara.
It is about quality signings, for the right money. We should not try to follow the idea of filling every single hole in free agency and then go and get the best players available. Not this year.
Be patient, be smart, have a road map. The resources are there, just made wise decisions.
Agree, and we should realize that free agents contracts are normally higher then the ones you have in house.To be honest, i went back and looked at our FA years since SP has gotten here. You'll notice its been a bigger crap shoot than the draft. We've missed on a TON of FA's. My opinion we should not sign anyone we don't have good info on to maximize our chances.
To be honest, i went back and looked at our FA years since SP has gotten here. You'll notice its been a bigger crap shoot than the draft. We've missed on a TON of FA's. My opinion we should not sign anyone we don't have good info on to maximize our chances.
My honsest opinon is we should use our coaches to give us insight on any guy we are looking at bringing in.
Reggie Bush PR/KR/3rd down back - SP/Entire Staff
Larry Warford G - Joe Lombardi was on Lions Staff as O coord From 14-15
Kajuan Williams/Joe Haden DB = Aaron Glenn on Cleveland's Staff as DB coach
Nick Fairley - DT - Produced in scheme last year
Sterling Moore - DB - Produced as a CB in scheme last year
Finally if you have to go DE, look for a Bargain Deal like you did with Fairley last year. It is definitely possible to have the above FA without breaking the bank and feel good about vision/fit for each one and be set up to go BPA. You could literally go best available LB,CB, Edge on draft day.
FWIW if we don't get a CB via FA or Trade be warned that we could go CB high because Breaux is a FA next year as this is the 3rd year of his contract and they only have so much film on him since he missed a lot of last year. It'll be up to him to have a rebound year/cement his status as a good #2 CB so we can give him a contract but be warned that CB with the 1st pick is definitely an option for several reasons.