Is this the ultimate Offseason FA/ Draft attack?
I posted this in another thread but wanted to get everyone's opinion.
Wondering if I'm pricing some of them too low.
Resign: Bush $6, Hartline $4.5, Fasano $2-3, Thigpen and other small resignings $6
Let Walk: Long, Smith, Starks, Matt Moore
Cut: Richard Marshall, Patterson
Extend: Reshad Jones
Sign: Dashon Goldson $8, Wallace $9 or Jennings $8, Cox or Grimes $7,
Draft ($7 million for draft class). That would total roughly $49-$51 million in signings out of our current $49 million available. With cutting Patterson and Marshall and rolling over the extra cap space this year, we would have $60 million in cap space. Still leaving $6-8 million in available money (Go out and grab Adam Livitre or fill some holes).
1. Dion Jordan DE
2A. Zach Ertz TE
2B. David Amerson CB
3A. Kenny Stills WR
3B. Arthur Brown or Gerald Hodges LB
4. Best RT or RG available
they need to get a tackle and guard in free agency or on waivers and a new OL coach since the offensive line was the weakest of the team this year thanks to the tremendous OL coach teaching abilities. How can the skins, broncos, colts, patriots have so many injuries on the OL and have such outstanding years in pass and run protection and miami have only Long injuried when he was dogging it any way, have 2 number 1's, and perform so poorly.
That's where Livitre would come in with the remaining cap room. Line would be Martin, Incognito, Pouncey, Levitre, and whoever you desire to fill at RT.
It's the ultimate alright...the ultimate failure.
Hartline will get more than 4.5 mill. His performance this year probably puts him up around 5.5-6. No way bush gets anymore than the original contract he signed with us. Resigning starks is a must and if smith comes cheap enough, he needs to stay as well. Dont forget about clemons
So your letting 3 CB's go and drafting one to replace them. That's not gonna happen.
If you cut Marshall, his money just doesn't magically disappear. There's no point in cutting him either. The dude was hurt all year. Let him play out preseason and bring in competition there. If he isn't cutting it, then cut him or trade him.
Why let Sean Smith walk? He was a big improver this season and can make a significant contribution to the team. I see him as one of the key players to resign. My hunch is that Ireland will want him too.
Bush for 6 mill a year? NO WAY ... and you cut 3 CB's, while only adding 2. did u forget thats our biggest position of weakness once you let Smith walk?
I would keep Bush, Hartline, and Starks. Those 3 are the only guys who can make game altering plays. Sean Smith screws up way too often, and Jake Long is going to ask for loads of money which we won't be willing to give him. As much as I like Fasano, I would rather look elsewhere for a play maker to help Tannehill in the passing game...but I would keep him for cheap if he wants to stay.
In FA, we need a WR...Wallace or Jennings. I would then target a guy like Cox for CB, and Connor Barwin at LB (but the Texans would be crazy to let him walk). We need to hit a home run and get these kinds of guys in FA so when the draft comes around, it allows us to address other things such as another WR, DE, a TE, and so on...
We would then have Wallace/Jennings, Hartline, Bess, and a solid rookie (thinking Bailey in the 2nd, or Hopkins if he drops) at WR. We would have Cox at CB along with the other cb's we already have (which isn't extremely comforting, but better than paying Sean Smith what he thinks he is worth)...Dansby, Burnett, and Barwin at LB (which is pretty crazy)...and have Wake and Starks on D-Line along with possibly a DE taken in the 1st round..and we still have Vernon developing. That right there makes our team much better. Highly doubt that all comes together how I planned it though.