RFA F. Valz

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by titan_fan_4ever, Feb 16, 2013.

What would you do with Valz?

  1. Put a 1st on him, then sign him if nothing (I know a first is unrealstic, but still...)

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  2. Put a 2nd, then sign him if nothing

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. Put a 3rd, , then sign him if nothing

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  4. Attempt to sign him long-term for a mid/mid-high level contract

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. titan_fan_4ever

    titan_fan_4ever Titans Rule

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    I have been big on this guy. He is just a beast and very consistent.

    According to Profootballfocus.com, Velasco played 843 snaps in 2012 and did not give up a sack. Now thats pretty good. I honestly don't think he was a main reason our interior sucked. Also, I know that you guys often hate on those 'sack' numbers, b/c they can be bogus sometimes. But, again I was a big fan of this guy the past couple years and made it a point to watch him, he's very good IMO.

    However, as a RFA, I definitely think we should put a tender on him and see if anyone bites. I'm thinkin, anywhere from a 1st to a 3rd. If we lose him, I wouldn't be too mad, lot of good linemen to be had in the middle rounds. And if we do keep him, then I'm also all for it.
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  2. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    I want us to lock up Velasco on a long term deal as I think that he is a good center that we should be able to keep here relatively cheaply. I would really like us to put a first round tender on him as to discourage any other teams from trying to steal him from us.
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  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

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    They could pay for him by cutting Amano

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  4. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    There is no such thing as a 3rd round tender. The cost of a 1st rd tender is $2.8m, and a 2nd rd tender is $2m. I think he almost certianly gets a first rd tender.
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  5. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter

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    I don't want to lose any more pieces. I voted I want to sign him to a long term tender. If we lost him for another 1st round pick I wouldn't be mad. Just want to improve our interior line and get 1 pick before the 4th for defense.
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  6. Brew City

    Brew City Case Race Champion Tip Jar Donor

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    Sign the man long term. He was very good last year and has earned his money. Besides we need all the decent players we can get right now.
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  7. Alzarius

    Alzarius Starter

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    Oline is bad. Losing one of the bright sides of the oline is really really bad.

    Sign him long term, he wont demand top dollar.
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  8. 2ToneBlueBlood

    2ToneBlueBlood Yes, that's a 15 ft tall banner of me @ LP Field.

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    I didn't realize there was so much love for Velasco out there. I really liked what he did this past year but since everyone was so down on the Oline I just kept it to myself.

    However I still think the center from Cal would be an upgrade there. Obviously it would be nice to use that pick elsewhere but I really like that guy.
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