If your going to play GM, at least know the facts. Jake Long? Pay more for Jake Long? Really? No point in reading anymore after this comment. I thought Long was the right pick that year, I was not and still am not convinced Matty Ryan will ever be a top-5 QB....and if he had stayed healthy I think Ol' Jake would've been a top-5 LT for a decade. But he hasn't played a full season in 3 years and he's a power LT, not a finesse one. Long didn't fit the WC offense very well, and he's hurt as often as Albert. But you want to pay MORE to keep him?
As to overpaying Albert.....MOST years you overpay for free agents. Its a given. If you don't want to do that....draft well year in and year out. Please see Mike Wallace contract. Did we overpay him? Of course, but we wanted a deep threat and he's the best in the game. Now I love Tanny, but I hope he learns how to hit the best deep threat in the league DOWNFIELD.
As to Monroe....Jags gave him up for change, and Balty hasn't thrown buckets of money at him yet. Where there is smoke, theres fire.
Yeah we should have just resigned Long last year for this money. I mean look at Albert's injury history. Wait. What do you mean Long took less money than we offered to just leave. Long had an injury history worse than Albert's also? Well either way we should have gotten Monroe. It is impossible to believe that he might Monroe would rather stay on a team that won the super bowl two years ago as opposed to one that has huge offensive line issues both on and off the field.
Albert has never missed half a season before. Why would you assume he'll miss half the upcoming season? Lasy years injury was from an on field incident, and is not something that is expected to linger. His back has been a problem before, but his back has only cost him 7 games over his first five seasons in the league, and he didn't miss any games last year with back issues. It's not a non-issue, but it also is being overblown.
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