Really need to resign Starks, have always liked him. If he makes the pro bowl, he will cost a ton.
I think the two priority FAs are Smith and Hartline. If I am not mistaken they are both 26 and still improving. While I would like to resign Starks he will be going into his 10th year in the league and I do not think a long term contract would be prudent. If we can sign him to a one or two yr deal, I would say do it. But will he want something longer? It is not the easiest thing to find a LT you can rely on, but since his surgery Jake Long is not the player he used to be. If you ask me he has lost some of his lateral quickness and that is why he is uncharacteristically giving up sacks. He will have to come down in his contract numbers or it might be time to go in another direction. He still is very good at run blocking, but his pass blocking has suffered.
"It happens all the time," Taylor said. "It's not an exact science and personnel guys aren't the end-all, be-all. " Jason Taylor,2011