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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Sep 22, 2006.
Bulluck and Freeney too, have ties. Both were teammates at Syracuse.
I didn't realize that.
that would be awesome.
There is no assurance that Freeney would be healthy and/or productive when the Titans are in position to contend for a superbowl, which is at least 3 years away in my opinion.
It's a better option to first try and draft a DE during that interim period. If that fails, then conserve your cap space as I explained, then go into FA if necessary when Vince has progressed and the team is ready to contend for the superbowl.
Freeney will command in the neighborhood of a 20 million dollar signing bonus. Even with a 5 year contract that's 4 million per year added in amoritization alone. Plus by the third year of his contract his base salaries will be high. So you'll be talking a cap hit in the 8-10M range by his third year.
Better to wait, try and draft the expensive position groups and buy one at the last minute if you have to.
The objective isn't just to get better next year. Patience is a virtue.
Don't you remember in 2000 when the Redskins went out and signed Deion Sanders, Bruce Smith et al.
Don't be so sure. Colts have ALOT tied up in Manning, Harrison, Wayne etc.
Freeney will probably command the highest ever DE contract, I can't see the Colts affording that, or if they do they wouldn't have much for the rest of their Free Agents when they come up.
That may be true, but without Freeney, the Colts' defense is not in the top 15. He's a game changer, a true rarity... at a position that every team covets. Behind Peyton and Wayne, he would probably be their third priority to lock down long term.
Harrison is in the middle of his big contract. I believe Wayne and Harrison are both paid top 10 money
Tarik Glenn is worth a bit too i think.
But we'll see after the season.
You build your team through the draft. You sign free agents for veteran expiernece or to fill a hole. But you build your core by drafting key starters, and more importantly depth. This is something we don't do. Look at the Redskins, everybody thought they would be great, but they are not. Signing free agents is a waste of money IMO. I mean look at the 49ers right now. They had 10 million or so in cap space and writers were critizing them for not signing free agents. Yet they have just resigned their key young players in Spencer, and Adam Snyder. They are looking to sign Gore as well. It's all about the draft, not free agency.
What's with everyone's man crush on Freeney? geez.... He's overated IMO....