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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by jessestylex, Jun 18, 2011.
Nope. Open field tackling is not my specialty. But I can play the piss out the guitar.
I agree. We have a perception that is poor in this regard. The perception is considered reality to most free agents out there.
If I'm a player, you can call me whatever you want, but I only have 1 chance to make every dollar I can.
If I'm an owner, then I would think like GoT's point of view here. Look at Haynesworth last year for the Redskins. It's a complete disaster. And they already gave him the signing bonus so they are out the big money.
One thing to consider is the rumor that teams will now have to spend 93% of the league mandated salary cap. So we have to spend money somewhere.
No matter how much people want to defend the organization, the perception is we treat players poorly because of Godfrey, McNair, etc. Signing CJ might at least start to repair the reputation.
That said, if someone wants to offer what the Falcons did in trade for Julio, I would take it.
At what cost though? His agent will ask for top dollar, which he isn't worth. He's going to be one of the more sought out free agents, that's going to cost us. He'll never IMO develop into a top top MLB, he's faaar from being a Patrick Willis or Ray Lewis, but will somehow claim he's worth twice their price. Ray Lewis gets $4.5M and Willis gets just under $3M. Last year Tully got $2.5M, is he so much better that he's going to justify his asking price of IMO $4M/yr? I've already assumed we'll let him go, I think maybe you should too. Sure he tackles well, but he first has to get to you, and he's not fast. I love his effort and work ethic, but I can't stand to see him running with his little donkey legs after a guy for 20-yards and never getting there. He's just not going anywhere productivity wise, we've seen his best, and it's wasn't enough. Certainly not worth $4M/yr.
Great post Alex. The bold is exactly what I was thinking. CJ could get injured tomorrow in a car accident and his career could be over. You have to maximize your revenue while you can.
I agree that he doesn't deserve top dollar but I think he's a reliable MLB. To be honest, I don't care enough about it to debate it. I'll let the coaches make the decision and I'll support them either way. I understand your viewpoint though. Personally I'd like to sign him to a short term deal and see how he performs in our new system. He might perform better than in the past if put in the right circumstances. I think we all can agree that our defensive scheming sucked last year. Especially late in the season when teams had tape on us.
will be interesting to see a DL that considers something other than a SAC as an accomplishment. Those above mentioned MLBs are allowed to roam free because the DL is staying home and doing their job. Just 1 guys opinion.
I have no problem rolling the dice and trying for the big play EVER NOW AND THEN, it just don't work when every play the DL is in smear the queer mode.
Deuce, so CJ isn't 250 and can't truck people like Earl Campbell, ok, we get it, next.
And stop being putting up vids of LeGarrette Blount. We're trying to move on.
Coming from the guy that started this thread...
Agreed. Hope Gray has clue as opposed to Cecil who hadn't a clue at all of this truth.
Then don't throw stones.
I figured that'd come up.