Wake-Up Call: ‘We Don’t Want To Force Anything’

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When it comes to adding new pieces, NFL personnel people often fear the unknown.

The condition usually stems from past mistakes: wasting money on a player who didn’t fit, reaching on a draft pick who failed to pan out, etc.


The draft requires the most challenging projections. But free agency, in theory, should be easier. Coaches and GMs can watch as much tape as they want of the players going up against pro-level competition; they can talk to guys who have coached or played alongside the free agent; and they should be able to get a decent idea of how they're spending their money.

But, as Howie Roseman often points out, it's still an arranged marriage. Until the player and team are living under the same roof and get to know each other up close and personal, there is a degree of uncertainty.

That's one of the reasons the organization has been sending out signals for weeks indicating it's not going to make a big splash in free agency. In some ways, Roseman sounds a bit gun-shy after what happened in the summer of 2011.

"It’s almost like the draft where you don’t want to force something," Roseman said last week. "As much as we want to do things to improve in any way we can, we also don’t want to force anything. So we look at it, just try to grade the players as they are, not do it because we need a particular position. We have some flexibility. ...But we’re gonna go out and try to do things that make sense for our football team."

The word commonly thrown around is fit. And that extends to the locker room. When the organization pays money to outsiders, it can create an uncomfortable dynamic with the homegrown talent. Players the Eagles drafted can be left wondering why they're not the ones reaping the financial benefits.

But the bottom line is free agency lends an opportunity to fill holes. It's an important part of the offseason, and done correctly (as we saw with the Broncos and Seahawks last year), it can pay off.

"Two free agents I think were huge, especially for the leadership of the defense, were DeMeco Ryans and Connor Barwin," said center Jason Kelce. "I think they’ve been outstanding in terms of their approach to not just the game of defense, but the weight room, off the field... all that stuff has been outstanding for us. So there’s ways you can always address it, but in particular I think those free agent signings are huge."

Technically, Ryans was acquired via trade, but you get the point. Adding outsiders can be beneficial and actually improve the locker-room dynamic, if the right guys are added.

There are likely to be some attractive names on the market next week, and the Eagles have money to spend. On-field talent is always the main factor, but the organization figures to pay a lot of attention to overall fit this time around.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Unexpectedly, Jairus Byrd and T.J. Ward appear headed towards free agency.

Peter King suggests the Eagles go after a high-priced cornerback.

Kelly has been quiet this offseason, but his presence is being felt behind the scenes.

How Nick Foles factored into the recent re-signings.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tommy Lawlor of Iggles Blitz offers his thoughts on the available safeties:

The Eagles will have interest in both guys. I’m just not sure how aggressively they’ll go after the players. Ward is the better hitter/tackler, while Byrd is more of the ballhawk. One x-factor in all of this is that we don’t know what Bill Davis would ideally want in a Safety. Does he want physicality or ball skills? The moves the Eagles make this offseason (free agency and the draft) will give us a hint about what Davis and Kelly are looking for.

Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com mocks Alabama safety Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix to the Eagles at No. 22:

Chip Kelly wants to get faster and tougher on defense and adding an impact safety would help. Clinton-Dix is a rangy player with a good feel for coverage and filling run lanes.

COMING UP

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  • NickS1

    Saw an article on yahoo that listed the top 25 free agents. #1 was Byrd, #4 was Ward. I found it interesting, to say the least, that they said the best fit for Byrd was the Browns, and the Eagles for Ward… As you can imagine, this was a bit of a headscratcher to me. I’m still trying to figure out why Ward is a better fit in a strange land instead of in the city that drafted him and in which he became a Pro Bowl safety.

    • GEAGLE

      Chip was an OC when Byrd was at Oregon,,how much could he have interacted with a safety? Ward got to experience Chip as a HC, so it makes sense that Ward would be more interested in playing for Chip…Byrds bills DC is now in Cleveland and may want Byrd to help teach his defense, but if bird leves buffalo for Cleveland, I will just laugh at him

      • cliff henny

        Dallas restructured Lee and Scandrick, sure Romo is next. wouldn’t mind at all if they didn’t, doesn’t much matter, they have no choice next year. his cap number is 25m or 27m, something stupid. there’s a great (by eagles viewpoint standards) on btb.com about JJ’s handling of the cap. actually not only defends, but applauds it. goes so far as to call Stephen Jones a cap genius.

        • PaoliBulldog

          Romo just restructured his deal: http://goo.gl/vemoyG.

          I hope JJ does his homework and finds a really good way to spend that million dollars in cap space.

          • cliff henny

            seeing how he cut 3 backups a week ago, that money is already spent on a lateral move.
            .
            great, 1 more year of Romo. giving guy coming off 2 back surgeries more guaranteed money. keep up the good work cowboy fans, support JJ so he never changes

      • G_WallyHunter

        If Cleveland will pay him what he wants in buffalo then why not? Cleveland is a QB and a RB away from being a pretty dangerous team

        • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

          this is funny because it’s true. Also my best friend is a giants fan and he says the browns will win the superbowl before the eagles do and they seem to just keep on getting more competitive lol grrrr lets hope not…

          • G_WallyHunter

            Receiver check defense check Oline check… They get a QB like foles and ya it gets dangerous. Now, I can’t agree with your friend, he just has hate for the eagles lol

        • 76mustang

          Still have to factor in the value of HC/Coaching staff, and Front Office/Owner to the team’s overall ability to succeed…but, Cleveland is amassing an impressive roster of talent.

          • G_WallyHunter

            right yes, good point, and I was just basing that purely on the roster.

        • GEAGLE

          Also must factor, the friggin city of Cleveland, the shitty owner, and having well run organizations like the steelers and ravens in your division! as well as one of the most stacked rosters in the NFL, the bengals

      • NickS1

        I mean, I get your points, but it’s also pretty well known that Chip left the defense alone, so how strong was their connection in that one year he was the HC? I was just noting the strangeness of the “best fits” since they feel Ward is a better fit elsewhere, not the team he played for, for 4 years.

        • GEAGLE

          It’s not about how much Chip and Ward interacted, it’s about Ward getting to see how Chip operates as a HC, got to see his effect on the players, his in game coaching, his sports science…Ward would have a better idea of what to expect then Byrd……when did Azz get to Oregon? Was he on the defensive staff when those safeties were at Oregon?

  • GEAGLE

    Billy Davis has been a DC before, if you wanna know what type of safeties we like. He took a corner in Antrel Rolle and made him into a decent safety…that would be the Byrd, Jenkins, haha type…of course it’s BS cuz Ward is really solid in coverage, but he is a man to man cover guy, not the ballhwaking centerfielder that Byrd is

    • cliff henny

      My gut tells me Ward is more likely, though I prefer ball-hawk in Byrd. A, doubt the Eagles are going to set the market on a contract for Byrd. B, Kelly and Davis both have greater connection to Ward, Davis being DC and Kelly knowing him from more recent college days. Byrd has some college connection to Kelly, but 4 yrs is an eternity in personality development of a mid 20′s nfl player with a fistful of money. C, we do know some about what eagles want to play, more hybrid left/right not FS/SS. whether we agree with this or not, it’s what they want. think Ward fits that a little better than Byrd.
      .
      in the end, doesn’t matter all that much, just get me solution to this habitual crappy safety play. if there’s one year a high price free agent wont upset the locker room, it’s this year. everyone is pretty well set in contracts (d-jax maybe, though that’s more guaranteed money). even a straight line 9m over 5yrs wont have any effect on salary cap, though i’d front load it, makes it a bit tougher for tight money franchises to compete.

      • GEAGLE

        Quality post..can’t disagree

      • Eagles4Life

        If Ward is the left, who do you draft as your right? I don’t have such a great feeling about Pryor like I did. I really think Deone Buchanon might end up being the best safety in this class. Maybe take HaHa if he’s there at 22, but I’m less high on him.

        • Joe L

          People seem to be overreacting to Pryor’s height.

        • cliff henny

          sure, Buchanon or maybe little later pick to compete with Wolff. i’m pretty high on Wolff (want him to be next Dawkins so I can get another jet black shepherd, name him Wolffy and get him a jersey). think he showed a lot, plus playing next to legit all-pro instead of the garbage that was here should help also.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          Jimmy Ward, naturally; have the all-Ward backfield.

      • oreofestar

        I do not mind Ward in fact I prefer him and the money he saves let other teams bid for Byrd and set the safety market I would rather sneak off with Ward

        • Token

          So youd be left with two box safeties. Whose gonna help in coverage? Whose the single high? I dont see how Ward is a fit at all.

          • oreofestar

            Ward would be a fit and much cheaper there are connections to the coaching staff as well

          • Token

            But how? hes a box safety. The Browns never wanted him playing single high. He gets lost out there. We already have Wolff to play the box. Doesnt add up.

          • Ark87

            he could be an interesting piece in a big nickel, essentially keeping extra speed on the field but not completely compromising the run game, almost the way the Seahawks use Kam Chancelor, of course they also have Earl Thomas to shore up the back end….but who knows. Might have a pass oriented safety targeted in the draft.

            But you know….beggars…we’d be lucky to get either one, preferences be damned.

          • Token

            Yea im not gonna cry if Ward is who they get. But Byrd is easily the better fit. All the other crap you wanna do as a defense gets much easier if you have a elite center fielder back there.

          • Ark87

            Agreed

          • aub32

            Assuming Wolff starts alongside Ward, would you consider him a box safety? I would think with his speed, build, and athleticism he could play the center fielder. Of course instincts play a heavy role in that assumption as well, but we did not get to see enough to determine that part of his game.

          • Token

            His instincts arent good. I think its going really out on a limb to expect him to be the single high type. Hes best in the box. Can blitz pretty well too.

          • cliff henny

            they got about 1000xs better from his college tape. for me, Wolff is the poster child for confidence in staff being able to develop players.

          • Token

            Well maybe. We just cant know really. The sample size was far too small. He was injured half the season. I dont think even the best coaches in the world turn around a player that looked so bad on tape in one offseason. But I guess we will see this year. Hard to see a scenario where he isnt penciled in at one safety spot.

          • aub32

            Isn’t that where coaching comes into play? Do you not have faith that Wolff could be coached up? Also, aren’t there teams where we wouldn’t exactly need a center field guy? You and I have agreed that the run D may not be all some believe it to be. Wouldn’t having Ward and Wolff help in that regard?

          • Token

            I dont think so. I think today you better have a good single high type of safety back there. You get two box guys and some teams are just gonna eat you up. It would also allow Davis to take some more risks with pressure.

            I think having two box guys is kinda moving toward how the NFL used to be played rather than what you need now.

          • RIP illa

            Yup, Wolff is a box S for now. Whenever it was he and Allen on the field together, Allen was responsible for being high or coming down and covering the slot, if need be.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Not trying to show you up. But, I specifically remember Wolff being the deeper safety and Allen playing up closer to the LOS & slightly to the strong side. However, Allen did play deeper than a box safety typically would. The thought here was to put Allen in position to keep the play in front of him & less chasing down the field, but also not be too deep for run support. That’s why you saw a significant improvement in Allen’s tackling & most of his stops were in that intermediate zone to the strong side. I made note of it in my little notebook because I wanted to see what was it that improved the safety play, particularly of Allen last yr, because I was thinking of posting an article about it for the website that I write for.

          • cliff henny

            JP, what’s your site…give you couple clicks a week

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m on “hiatus” at the moment (but will probably be writing again for them soon if they’ll have me back) & I typically don’t post the website or try to draw readers here or over at T-Law’s site because I don’t want to come off as someone just plugging the site. I’m a fan first and enjoy the conversations. I do it because I like to write and I love my teams. But since you asked, the website is khandyman.com

          • cliff henny

            sure sheil and tim would toss you a bone in ‘what they are saying’, if you emailed them articles. chuckwagon gets tossed around a lot, sure tommy and here are pretty secure in their following.
            .
            heck, I’ve seen (and said) some pretty crazy stuff on here, not even sure they monitor comments.
            .
            let me know if they ever need something written on blasting Dallas’ cap

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yeah I know Sheil & Tim are familiar with the site as I’ve seen them chatting here and there on Twitter with the founder of the site. It’s actually a young kid that runs the site & he’s always looking for good writers. I’m sure he’d love to get someone with a degree in capology. If you’re interested in actually doing some writing, there is a link on the site to submit a sample of your work. He’s a good/smart kid & I do it for the fun of it.

            I’ve been on hiatus as I’ve been outta work in the real world & was devoting a ton of time to job hunting.

          • RIP illa

            Hey man if you gotta show me up w/ facts and knowledge, then by all means do so. I cant seem to recall a time where Wolff wasn’t coming downhill for the most part. That’s not to say that he didn’t, I just don’t remember anything that sticks out about him covering anybody. But as I thought back, I do remember Chung covering the slot also, later in the season, as well as Coleman. So yeah, I would think that at some point and time Wolff would’ve had to.
            Also Davis made their responsibilities Pass, Pass, and Pass. So yeah it would be logical that he did cover. I just seem to remember Nate more frequently (good or bad). So has Wolff shown you anything, in terms of coverage? Honest question.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            That’s possible. I recall the games I watched to investigate were the game Wolff got hurt and the game prior. So it’s very likely they played lined up in different spots in the games I wasn’t paying that much attention. I do recall them switching Nate back as the deep S on the games I was paying closer attention to them and it was primarily when they brought up Wolff to blitz. As for Wolff’s coverage, they were playing more single high zone than anything. Again with the focus on keeping the plays in front of them, rather than playing man up. Plus it is really hard to study play in the deeper secondary until the ball is in the air, the camera angle is the length of the field or there is a short field. Unless you have all-22 access, which I do not.

        • cliff henny

          yup, the economist in me sees opportunity costs. figure the Eagles are using 16m(making up a number) on safety/CB combo…see some value in saving 1m or so and buying a better CB. i’m not football smart enough to know whether the difference between Byrd to Ward is greater or less than the increase that buying a better CB would give. that’s Howie’s job. the old guns vs butter debate.

          • oreofestar

            I agree if Ward could be had for 2m per year less than go that route and use the money for depth or upgrading another spot, I think Ward could be had for Dashon Goldson, Antrel Rolle money then get him and let other teams get into a bidding war for Byrd

          • cliff henny

            yup, this is totally a revisionist argument we fans can have. why Howie gets the big bucks, his job to forecast this argument correctly.

          • Maggie

            Just a little thing to consider. Not all safeties started life on the defensive side of the ball. i.e. Richard Sherman.

          • aub32

            There isn’t an impact player that can be had for 2M. So saving that money doesn’t really do much. 2M sounds like a lot of money, but it’s really not. Think about it. We just signed Mac on a one year prove it deal that was heavily discounted due to injury and him staying in Philly. That still cost of more than 2M. So if paying a couple bottom tier FAs who may not even make the team is the difference between Byrd and Ward, I’m taking Byrd.

          • cliff henny

            it’s the increase in getting better player. pay ward 8m, instead of byrd10m, that way can get 7m CB instead of 5m. question is, which is better utilization of resource.

          • Token

            They can afford that anyway. I went over yesterday all the currently allocated money that comes off next year. About 41 million.

            So you sign a Shields and next year Fletch and Cary are cut. Boykin moves outside. You save a bunch of money. Or a rookie from this year.

            Or just looking at it from a strictly replacing Fletch standpoint. He would probably get like 4 mil next year to resign. Shields is probably 2-2.5 mil more than that if you get him this year. No brainer.

          • aub32

            I get that point, but I would argue who else in this FA group would we be saving that 2M for? With Orackpo and Worilds off of the table, I don’t see us needing that extra 2M, especially considering our “new” FA philosophy of only paying big money to special players and playing the batting average approach with everyone else.

          • cliff henny

            that’s fair, and I’ve posted I don’t know the answer, but Howie should. I agree they should spend the majority of the 20+m on safety/cb, but there’s also numbers that byrd/ward could get that i’d understand if they go in another direction. better be 2 really good or 1top-tier 1 solid type combo coming to town. a Jenkins fletcher type combo and i’ll be pissed

          • Maggie

            The theoretical $2 million does not necessarily have to go to a safety. There are other positions to fill after all. I don’t think the FO is fixated quite as much on 2 players as many fans are.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            “which is better utilization of resource.”

            That’s the key question. To me it seems like Howie & Co would like to be closer to equally strong and allocate those resources between both positions in FA. Then hope to hit on your draft picks to possibly add that over the top punch of elite talent. I guess the only question that remains in that scenario is that we just have not drafted well at all at the safety position. Wolff looks like he may be a player, but you can’t rest your laurels on a latter rd pick.

          • oreofestar

            2M can be the difference between a Bradley Fletcher and a Sam Shields though it is that kind of thing where the money can go else where

      • Token

        Way different from what you were saying yesterday. Have you seen the light?

        • cliff henny

          no, it’s really not. you said blank check, I said there’s a number you cant go past, like 9.5m. there’s simply opportunity costs, overpaying at 1 position means you have to underpay at another. the only thing equal in NFL is salary cap. those who manage funds the best can build a competitive advantage. does this ensure anything, no, cause we’ve have it for awhile. it reminds me on what my father told me about money ‘being rich doesn’t guarantee happiness, but the lack of money sure does guarantee unhappiness-at least for me’.

          • Token

            Hmmm I thought you scoffed at 9 mil. Maybe thinking of someone else. But yea, I cant see it being over 10 mil. It was said the contract he turned down was 30 mil over the first 3 years. And I think its clear he wants out of the hell hole that is Buffalo, NY.

            If you give him in the 9′s hes the highest paid safety. Give him a nice chunk of guaranteed money. Id trust Howie to structure it well.

          • cliff henny

            I said a month ago, and many time in between give him 5 yrs 43m, front load like 12m, makes yrs 2-4 about 7m, pretty hard with other seeking his service most of that wouldn’t be guaranteed or because of dead money, a 4 yr liability, 5th yr give him 10m balloon, no dead, that way if he’s killing it, be cheap. win-win. since cap has increased, i’d add 3m-5m on that offer spread out.

          • aub32

            I would argue that right now is the best time to overpay for certain positions. Think of it this way. Currently we are vastly underpaying for QB and DL. That means we can afford to overpay for S and WR. “What about when it comes time to pay Foles and Cox?” you ask. That is why right now is unique. Due to the TV deals coming in, the salary cap is being raised so much higher than in previous years. Soon, what was once considered overpaying a player will be considered market value. Why not get a guy like Byrd locked up now before players get what we will begin to think is crazy money compared to standards set by the last few years.

          • cliff henny

            I don’t mind paying top dollar, but over-paying is never wise. I get your point, issue is overpaying is arbitrary word, some think top dollar is overpaying or setting market is. if there’s one position Eagles should definitely throw money at, it’s secondary. i’m just suggesting that we should look at it as safety/cb combo, not just individual positions. if Byrd sign for5yrs 45 in Oakland, I’ll be pissed. if he signs for 6yrs 66m, i’ll understand (for ease of argument, all guaranteed)

          • aub32

            Would our 2013 safety/cb combo have been so bad if our safeties weren’t so bad? I would like to upgrade on CW, but he is serviceable. I like Fletcher. I think he can do well against most #2 receivers. We all love Boykin. With a better safety duo (Byrd & 2nd year Wolff) that would only help out our current corners, perhaps eliminating the need for a major upgrade there. So now we would only have to bring in a mid level guy to compete. Or we can still overspend for a top CB, knowing that the deal will be much lower than what a top CB will demand in 2016.

          • cliff henny

            not sure I understand 1st line. sure, chung sux, fix the f’n safety problem. never suggested not spending, just spend wisely.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Hahaha…Your father’s statement sounds very much like what I tell my wife. “I don’t need to be rich to be happy, I just need to be comfortably wealthy.”

  • GEAGLE

    Cowboys restructure Lee and Scandrick who they signed like two months ago lol WF? Freed up 7mil, but everyone laughs at them because Jerry just pushed all their money back to 2015-2016 lol what a mess..better start drafting and hitting on their replacements now lol

    • Joe L

      Yea it’s getting ridiculous over there.

    • cliff henny

      restructuring a guy coming off season ending neck injury, and Dallas fans actually try to defend how JJ handles the cap. Romo is no win, cause he’s getting restructured next year. guess they could get away with not doing his this year, but then 2 more guys like Carr and Witten would need to be, plus Ware cut. still haven’t improved team or signed any young talent. it’s just baffling how poorly cap is managed. I cant even imagine what i’d be writing here if Howie/Laurie switched gears and had that type of cap. I get some think eagles pay too much attention, but if they didn’t, eagles wouldn’t be in position to have such a fast turn around.

      • Tikkit
      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        One of their authors on BtB has a post up about the cap situation. Basically saying Jerrah is smarter than everyone else and is gaming the system, and all is good. It’s incredible. Kempski couldn’t help himself and left a comment :)

        • cliff henny

          yup, read it last night. Cowboy fans just don’t get it. how can you defend a policy that gave guaranteed money to 2 guys coming off season ending neck/back injuries…for the 2nd F”N time…guaranteed money 3 yrs down the road.
          .
          salary cap is an economists dream, cause it’s all about opportunity costs. Eagles do about as good of a job as possible to maximize the flexibility of their opportunity costs, while Dallas does about the worst. what the defenders of JJ do is take it down to single decisions, while ignoring long term ramifications. pretty much, that KD (who is generally a good read) is about 100% wrong in every point he made. i’d go on there, but be blocked within seconds.

          • 76mustang

            Read that yesterday too – can’t wait to see the numbers logic in the 2nd part of the series – have to hand it to the cowboys faithful, they’re in full blown Stockholm syndrome with their continued justification of Jerry’s actions (he served on the committee that wrote the salary cap rules, so doesn’t it stand to reason that if anyone knows the ins and outs of navigating the salary cap it’s Jerry?) Plus, citing the growth in franchise valuation as evidence of the success Jerry has had while owning the ‘Boys is another form of denial about the last 17 years (136 – 136) mediocrity for the fans.

          • cliff henny

            the 2 arguments that really dumbfound me are, A, there’s not an issues cause they get under cap. you have to get under cap. it’s like saying I pay my taxes so i’m financially solvent, even though i’m swimming in credit card debt. B, that they sign or extend players. that’s not the argument, it’s that when a move is made, the mismanaged cap only leads to a trickling down of more poor decisions, or inflexibility of opportunity costs. take CB like Shields, both Dallas and Philly could sign him for 7m. Dallas it would require restructuring Carr and Witten, or cutting Ware. 2 years down the road, Stockholm cowboys fans (lol, great term) would say ‘see we added Shields’ and ignore the baggage. while Eagles, how many countless ways could they add Shields.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            make a screenname like “cowboysyankeesheatfansince’04″, they’ll embrace you with open arms

          • cliff henny

            Haha…or lifelongfanneverbeenwithin300milesofdallas

        • RIP illa

          Am I not understanding something, as I’m not a cap expert, but how isn’t Jerry gaming the system? Yes I like talking ish about he Cowboys and Jerry, in general, but when was the last time he lost a player that he considered a core guy to his team? When was the last time he saw an FA that he really wanted but did not have a way to make room available and have enough money to make a legitimate offer? When was the last time he didn’t have enough money to sign all the players he drafted in any given year? All are serious questions.

          I didn’t read the article on BtB, but I will later, and I understand that Dallas’ lives in cap hell year after year. But isn’t that exactly the point of how he games the system, year after year?

          In really simple terms, all he does is keep kicking the can down the road. However unlike our national debt, there’s less of a chance that the peverbial chickens will come home to roost, since the NFL doesn’t have fully garunteed contracts. So he keeps restructuring and playing w/ salaries and bonus money until he’s got what he wants outta of player and can be comfortable enough w/ letting them go. For example Ware. Not the best or most sound strategy, but I fail to see how it has crippled the team or pushed them over the brink of destruction. At least more so than his horrible talent evaluation and scouting.

          • cliff henny

            RIP, your questions are looking at it incorrectly. it’s a matter of inflexibility. also, how could we know which players he wanted but couldn’t sign…that’s almost impossible to answer. and it’s not so much he cant sign players(cause no matter how poorly managed there’s always some wiggle room), but due to cap inflexibilities, at what cost. take for example Romo’s contract. on surface, it was in-line with most. the issue was, that they were forced to extend him before ’12 because he was on final year(plus delay extension to start in ’14-christ, they are already extending a contract the guy hasn’t even played under), and if they let it go into ’13, cap was so banged up he could never of been signed. they had either play cap gymnastics or let him walk. What looked fair at date of signing is playing out like the shower scene from American History X. now, if properly managed cap, they could of waited till this yr, seen his back is hurt, play deteriorating and doubt he would be seeing type and years he’s seeing.

    • Tikkit

      Don’t worry JJ is a master drafter. He’s the guy who did a special teams draft 2 years ago. Jerry “Clown Shoes” Jones