Free Agency is Going to be Wild

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  1. cheesebeef

    cheesebeef Registered User Contributor

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    Youre going to sign Carson AND Drake AND go into next season still with the gaping hole at C? Man... that would be an absolutely awful plan if it came to be and waste of resources on one position, running back, that is highly dependent on the offensive line to be successful.
     
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    I'm not touching Carson or Drake with a ten foot pole.

    Let me be clear that I'm not really advocating what it would cost, but geez, I would love to sign Aaron Jones. He seems ideal for this offense. I can't imagine it happening. Just keep me away from Drake. Respectable human, mediocre player.

    I didn't plan on this being my free agency plan post, but I completely advocate signing Scherff/Thuney, and in miracle world, Linsley.

    Retain PP21 on a 2 year deal, let Reddick test FA and bring him back if we can, retain Golden, tender Gardeck, sign Curtis Samuel or Corey Davis (I don't love Davis, but I'm hoping he can succeed in the role at a decent cost).

    In the draft, I go CB/RB in the first two rounds, as long as it shakes out well.
     
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    U keep repeating also if u are wrong
    Do u expect others can follow u on this
    Drake hasn't played at the level he did in his first season but clearly it was more on the offensive line
    Edmonds when started looked even worse

    BTW his numbers
    22 games 1800yards 18 tds
    Call him mediocre is way off base
     
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    Where'd his receiving production disappear to? The guy has had 5 seasons and three head coaches to show he's worthy of a full time starting job, but has never gotten to 1,000 yards. He had the 7th most carries in the NFL, and couldn't get 1,000 yards. His yards per attempt were 42nd. Why continue to make excuses for the guy? He's a complementary back, nothing more. I don't think that's a hot take, even.
     
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    pure speculation: i wonder if Marshawn Lattimore is available via trade

    $10mm cap hit on the 5th year option figure for 2021. Cards would have to sign him to a long term extension to get that 2021 number down to make it work

    NO is in terrible cap shape and will have to make numerous painful football decisions
     
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    And we couldn't score 21.

    And our pathetic "O" that day also relates to TOP.
     
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    I was picking up on the suggestion in an earlier post that targetted HYDE and offered my preference for Carson.

    And I don't consider "C" with Gaillard / Cole a gaping hole.
     
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    We can talk about free agency until the cows come home but until we start hitting on some draft picks we are going to be mediocre.

    You can’t build a team on free agents. The cap doesn’t allow it. Can Galliard and Jones step in a start on this offensive line? Can Thompson be a quality starter at safety? Can Benjamin contribute at RB? Can Johnson or Issabella suddenly emerge and contribute at Wr?

    many of those answers are no. Which means we have to find replacements which cut heavily into the cap. I agree with Solar we have to go CB in the first and RB in round two AND THEY HAVE TO START or at least make a huge contribution.

    Restructure Jones, sign Reddick, and hopefully find a # 2 Wr. Sweezy is gone. Hopefully Jones can replace Beachum.

    thays a start.
     
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    Probably can't afford 1
     
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    Are there any big secondary big names available? Cupboard looks bare.
     
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    Aaron Jones is the same size, weight and speed as Edmonds. You put Jones in this junk scheme and he's going to run like Edmonds too.
     
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    Yep, we are at a point where we can't redshirt the first three rounds of our drafts anymore. Players need to play.


    Nope, the pickings are slim. A trade or major cut would have to happen.


    Eh, agree to disagree, but yes, the scheme isn't doing anyone any favors.
     

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