"Now when I go to the bathroom I find out who my friends are." - Jake Scott after both broken hands were in casts following the 1972 season
If we can have him back for cheap you have to bring him back, even if he moves to RT. We dont need to create more holes for this team to fill, and eventhough finding a RT is easier than a LT, its still not that easy. Long is a leader and deserves to be given a shot to redeem himself, after all he has been our best player since the "trifecta era". If we can sign him to a long term CHEAP deal then I say we cant pass up on that, because he is still better then 80% of all of the other players available in FA/draft. I dont see us drafting a LT in the top 3 rds as we have too many other holes. So unless we get lucky and have a great RT/LT fall into our laps in the later rounds then we will be screwed!
I hate to break it to you but all of are linemen are going to get clowned by A. Smith! Yes that includes a healthy Jake Long if he couldn't keep up with Merriman he most certainly won't keep up with Smith
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If we could get him for 5-6 years at 6million, it's a no brainer for me, assuming Martin doesn't shine in his absence, Mando is absolutely right Martin is a key player in this.
I just don't think 6 mill happens though, there will be a team out there willing to pay him in the 8 million or more range.
Another sad draft story for the Miami Dolphins. We can screw up the #1 pick. It doesn't get any worse than that.