Uh I have not missed a game since the early1990's and am an avid Ohio State fan so, yeah, I've seen Hartline trip over his feet enough to know he needs replaced.
There is nothing more dangerous in team sports, then a team that refuses to quit, is united as one, and whose confidence is so high, they believe they can play with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
It's a tough call.
Sean Smith is not a good CB to have. Simply because a Corner who never gets Interceptions is a terrible Corner in my opinion. Defenses NEED to be able to get turnovers if you want to win a Super Bowl. So even though Smith is a decent coverage CB, I don't really want him back at a higher salary.
Jake Long wants to get overpaid. But, I think, he is the most valuable Dolphins free agent we have this year. Our O-Line will be a lot worse without him. We need Long back.
Bush, I guess, is replaceable. Miller is going to be special, and we have other cheaper options.
Hartline... I love him and want to keep him, but at $3 mil a year, I would be willing to go as high as $4 mil tops.... but not $6.
can't remember all the other FA's we got.
I voted for Hartline, but it was a very hard decision between Starks and Hartline. No one else was considered by me.
I know its an unpopular opinion around here, but I'd take Jake Long if we are just talking about the player and not the pricetag.
I would absolutely peg Reggie. For sheer entertainment value. Our over/under will be 8. The overwhelming likelihood is we're not going anywhere. So I might as well be humored. Whenever Reggie stutter steps you can sense the instant animosity, all the cursing and tossed items. The certainty that another back would have turned that stone wall into 10 yards. Absolutely priceless.