Flight Plan 2022

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I'm surprised there's no mention of flight plan yet. There were some interesting bits.

On Kyler Mike B says they have always been in contact all along and it's been outside noise. No mention of contract talks, only discussions about how the team and he can get better.

On Free Agency, Mike says most big free agent deals are unsuccessful and that their best deals have come post draft. Says trust the process but seemed to suggest that he expects more business to come after the draft.

Zach Ertz and his wife are staying with Justin Pugh. It seems all last season and currently. I guess will get his own place now he has a long term deal.

There was a nice section on Maxx Williams. You can see they have really happy to have him back. Really interested to see Maxx and Ertz out there together.

Everyone loves James Conner.

Buddy Morris is really, really short.
 

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Great! Trust the process, it's worked so well for us before lol Remember the "we've got to keep our powder dry" days? Waiting for the top-end talent to be gone and going through the dregs to find hidden diamonds is brilliant business for good teams with just a few depth holes to plug or looking for a low-end starter. We are so far behind those teams that the idea that post-draft signings and high picks will solve enough of our problems to get us anywhere is nuts.
 

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Contracts adjusted: DHop, Kennard, Pugh

Cuts: Hicks, Phillips (post June 1)

Re-sign: Ertz, Williams, Conner, McCoy, Gardeck, Dogbe, Lee, Brewer, Turner, A.J. Green

Sign: CB: Gladney, ILB: Vigil, G: Hernandez, TE: Anderson

Offence:
LT: Humphries (28) LG: Pugh (31) C: Hudson (32) RG: Murray (28) / Hernandez (26), RT: Beachum (32) / Jones (24)
QB: Murray (24), McCoy (35)
RB: Conner (26), Benjamin (22), Ward (24) (?)
WR: Hopkins (29), Moore (21), Green (33), Wesley (24), Isabella (25), Dortch (23), (?)
TE: Ertz (31), Williams (27), Anderson (29)
Defence:
Watt (33), Lawrence (23), Allen (24), Fotu (23), Dogbe (25), (?)
Golden (31), Kennard (30), Gardeck (27), Dimukeje (22), (?)
Simmons (23), Collins (22), Vigil (28), Vallejo (27), Walker (29), Turner (25)
Murphy (24), Wilson (23), Gladney (25), (?)
Baker (26), J. Thompson (23), S. Thompson (25), Wiggins (24)

* (?) - all can be adequately answered in a combination of draft picks and after draft signings. There is still a fair amount of quality still available in the Free Agent market if one bothers to look.
 

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Contracts adjusted: DHop, Kennard, Pugh

Cuts: Hicks, Phillips (post June 1)

Re-sign: Ertz, Williams, Conner, McCoy, Gardeck, Dogbe, Lee, Brewer, Turner, A.J. Green

Sign: CB: Gladney, ILB: Vigil, G: Hernandez, TE: Anderson

Offence:
LT: Humphries (28) LG: Pugh (31) C: Hudson (32) RG: Murray (28) / Hernandez (26), RT: Beachum (32) / Jones (24)
QB: Murray (24), McCoy (35)
RB: Conner (26), Benjamin (22), Ward (24) (?)
WR: Hopkins (29), Moore (21), Green (33), Wesley (24), Isabella (25), Dortch (23), (?)
TE: Ertz (31), Williams (27), Anderson (29)
Defence:
Watt (33), Lawrence (23), Allen (24), Fotu (23), Dogbe (25), (?)
Golden (31), Kennard (30), Gardeck (27), Dimukeje (22), (?)
Simmons (23), Collins (22), Vigil (28), Vallejo (27), Walker (29), Turner (25)
Murphy (24), Wilson (23), Gladney (25), (?)
Baker (26), J. Thompson (23), S. Thompson (25), Wiggins (24)

* (?) - all can be adequately answered in a combination of draft picks and after draft signings. There is still a fair amount of quality still available in the Free Agent market if one bothers to look.
Most of the band are coming back from an 11 win team that had significant injuries down the stretch, and was pretty much undefeated when healthy.

This team can still be pretty good.
 

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Great! Trust the process, it's worked so well for us before lol Remember the "we've got to keep our powder dry" days? Waiting for the top-end talent to be gone and going through the dregs to find hidden diamonds is brilliant business for good teams with just a few depth holes to plug or looking for a low-end starter. We are so far behind those teams that the idea that post-draft signings and high picks will solve enough of our problems to get us anywhere is nuts.
I know it's fun to say the sky is falling, but if you look at the market across the NFL, this might just be the new normal (at least it was this year). The salary cap is likely to explode in the next couple years; teams want to maximize that flexibility going out, and it seems like there are like eight teams in the NFL who are competing for a Super Bowl and everyone else is tanking.

That makes it frustrating that it doesn't feel like we want to make the push toward being one the handful of teams in the NFC who really want to try and win. Right now I think we're kind of hoping we win and feeling blocked by San Francisco and LA.
 

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I know it's fun to say the sky is falling, but if you look at the market across the NFL, this might just be the new normal (at least it was this year). The salary cap is likely to explode in the next couple years; teams want to maximize that flexibility going out, and it seems like there are like eight teams in the NFL who are competing for a Super Bowl and everyone else is tanking.

That makes it frustrating that it doesn't feel like we want to make the push toward being one the handful of teams in the NFC who really want to try and win. Right now I think we're kind of hoping we win and feeling blocked by San Francisco and LA.
This is a pretty good take. It doesn't make a Cards fan happy in the least, nor should it, but I think you're spot on.
 

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just started watching this, always look forward to these every offseason.

30 seconds in, kyler is jacked!
 

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Most of the band are coming back from an 11 win team that had significant injuries down the stretch, and was pretty much undefeated when healthy.

This team can still be pretty good.
I think, in theory, that's the line of BS the front office is trying to sell the fans.
But I still fail to see how we replace the departure of guys like Chandler Jones and Kirk. Are they trying to sell Gardeck and Dogbe as the replacement for that production?
And I'm not saying Kirk was a world beater but who is replacing him at this point? Rondale Moore was already playing last year. Are they trying to say he is the replacement? There should have been another vet WR added, other than AJ Green. Green did not have the passion or the motivation to be an impact player. He was just going thru the motions, as evidenced by his play at the end of the GB game
 

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I always like those videos even if they are all fluff. Helps pass the offseason and gives just a peek behind the scenes.

Mike Bidwill just seems like too loyal of a guy to me, not stupid or incompetent but he is genuinely friends with Keim and that is effecting the entire organization. Keim needs to be held accountable but inexplicably he gets an undeserved extension and his relationship with Bidwill is the only possible explanation.
 
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