Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by GimmedaBall, Feb 19, 2018.
For a team that is in rebuild/reload his $$$$ demand would seem to consume too much of the budget.
The easiest thing to do is to simply say "NO!" and then not offer your own choice.
We have several posts from those saying 'NO!" to Cousins.
Hard to respond when there is no corresponding answer/solutions offered to consider in rebuttal.
Who is the 'Steak' out there to the 'Cheeseburgar?' Need to offer proof that you are indeed picking up Steak and not roadkill possum that you believe is steak.
My first choice was to go after Alex Smith.
My second choice is Cousins.
What I think the Cards will end up doing:
Signing Bradford & Gabbert and letting them fight it out in preseason (or until Bradford goes out once again with injury.) Cards stick with their #15 and take the 7th QB off the board to 'develop' and then cut after two years.
No steak in that last option. Maybe not even a slider off the $1 menu. But at least we will not have spent too much cap money doing so.
Think Cousins. Think Jimmy Buffet singing 'Cheeseburgar in Paradise
Fresh ground beef with two weeks to go before expiration costs more than a steak that has one day left in the display case. The real gamble is that the steak is going to last long enough in the refrigerator after you get it home.
No on Cousins. Why?
1. Cardinals do not have the cap room to out bid the other teams.
2. To make the cap room they would have to cut starters and deal with the dead money that would follow them for two years.
3. Kirk Cousins has yet to win a playoff game, and Washington has had teams with good defenses, and weapons on offense. It is not a players around him issue.
Those are my reasons, without using symbolism.
If Brees = Steak would you pay more or equal to what Cousins wants to lure Brees away?
Cards have an expert at cap management in the Front Office in Mike Disner. If anyone can work the cap issues, he's the one for the job. He's a big reason the Cards are going into next year with plenty of cap and no dead money on the books. One of MB & SK's best moves was to get this guy for the Cards.
(Click to on the blue box on the page to see his full bio)
(Edit: I see that Gandhi posted about Disner at post #81 on the 'Cousins prefer the Vikes' thread.)
True that Kirk Cousins has not won a playoff game in the NFL. But neither have any of the college QBs in this draft. Are you saying you are only going to accept a 'Steak menu' vet QB who has won a playoff game---really shrinking your talent base to chose from. Brees (will stay in NO), Foles??? Who else?
Who do you want at QB???
100% correct and let me add a few also.
NYJ has of today $73.19M in cap space. They might be letting go of DE- M. Wilkerson and DE - M. Forte. that is an additional $14M in cap saving.
Thats $87.19M in cap space. NYJ could absorb Cousins contract with ease.
Let em have Cousins and take Wilkerson.
Yep. Couldn't agree more.
Cousins will win you enough games to almost get you to the playoffs.
Brees is Dry Aged Beef. Expensive but Oh So Worth it!
I'd take all-world David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald by a large margin over anyone they've got. Cousins has shown that he can work with less talent so give him two all-pro's at the skill position and the offense becomes that much better.
One of the GOAT candidates. He is not a cut of dry aged beef available in our supermarket. Also, he is now closer to beef jerky.
So why would the Washington football team let Cousins walk and trade for Alex Smith? Why have they franchised for two straight years and not signed him to a long term contract?
Yes their FO is a bit dysfunctional but the above questions are still a concern for me. Is Cousins a money grubbing whore? Does he simply want out of the crazy Washington organization? Does he find the term Redskins offensive and needs to get on a more PC team?
Too many question marks for me to want to spend 28 mil per season on the guy.
Get Bradford or trade for Foles. I would also re-sign Gabbert as the back up.
Drew Brees was 0-1 in the playoffs(and coming off a shoulder injury) when the Saints signed him. He hadn't thrown or accounted for 30 TD in a season in his career to that point.
Carson Palmer hadn't ever won a playoff game before coming to the Cardinals.
So, who is your 'Steak' at QB?
More problems Cousins has is that he struggle mightily against divisional rivals & plays mediocre down the stretch of the season. I don’t want a QB to has shown to be predictable against his rivals.
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