Resignign these 2 players reminds me of when some fans wanted to pay hadnot or whatever that idiot G name was 5-6 mill a year but we didn't THANKFULLY and now where is he?
Do you guys even remember the amount of $ and contract we had given players on that roster during that era? I remember at least 5 players taht were making almost 3-5x times what htey deserved than Parcells came and cut them all and they haven't played a down in the NFL since.
Now I am not saying Clemons and Hartline will end up like that, what i am saying is they do NOT Warrant 3mill to clemons and 6 mill to hartline. I think at least 2 INT in yoru season is required to at least get $3 mill for crying out loud and at least more tahn 1 TD, but hey, WE ARE MIAMI SB BOUND WITH 43 mill and 5 picks !! YE-HAWWWW
SR-7, don't you think it's possible that adding another weapon would open the game up for Hartline even more? How good was our offense? Didn't it stall a lot? Didn't the other team know to key-in on Hartline? Wasn't our defense on the field a lot of the time?
Adding another weapon allows our quarterback to spread the ball around more and keep the drives going longer. In case you forgot, we were a bad offense, and not because of Hartline... if we didn't have Hartline, we would have been worse. By adding another great WR, we can hopefully improve on offense, have longer drives, more offensive plays, more offensive throws, more offensive yards and Hartline can continue to put up 800+ yards as a complementary guy - is that too much of a reach for you?
That's simple to me.
It's really unfair to label Hartline as #3 as some of you see him. Teams simply had to shift their focus on Hartline. Who else has half the talent he has on the roster? Bess? The guy is clearly a #3 slot receiver yet we had no choice but to put him as #2. Hartline has better speed than most people perceive he has and not to mention has great hands. Fins need to make it a priority to resign him and obviously bring more talent at WR position. IMO- Hartline is definitely a starting WR in this league and can will actually put up better stats with someone better starting next to him.