- Aug 15, 2011
Yep, I agree with all of that. Think there's a decent chance that Clowney's next contract looks like a slight underpay a few years into the deal as all the other young pass rushers one-up him, but to this point, he hasn't been an elite pass-rusher. And I DEFINITELY have no interest in giving up a first round pick for him like many have speculated.Clowney just doesn't seem like he's worth what the total cost would be. He's already had a microfracture surgery and isn't a game wrecker. Giving up at least a 2nd(since they would like be entitled to a comp 3rd) along with $20m/year is just not a great use of resources. He's 1 tier below those elite guys that are worth any cost.
On the other hand, you can look at all of our anticipated cap space for 2020 and say F it and now that dudes like Trey Flowers and Trent Brown are getting around $18m a year in FA, then maybe it isn't that bad of an idea.
How are you going to cut guys like Duke Williams or McKenzie? Is Zay in any danger? Who gets cut when the TEs are healthy? What about rugby guy? Talent level among the two deep is definitely better than it has been.The talent level of the entire roster is so noticeably better this year. There are going to be a bunch of really good football players cut.
Im super excited from what Ive seen so far. Just need to get through these next 2 weeks healthy.
I think Wade makes it to the PS. He still has to learn the game.. I can’t imagine someone would sign him to their 53, having no idea if he can pass block, follow blockers etc..How are you going to cut guys like Duke Williams or McKenzie? Is Zay in any danger? Who gets cut when the TEs are healthy? What about rugby guy? Talent level among the two deep is definitely better than it has been.
Agree on Wade. From what I understand, he wouldn't count against the PS limit, as he's an international player.I think Wade makes it to the PS. He still has to learn the game.. I can’t imagine someone would sign him to their 53, having no idea if he can pass block, follow blockers etc..
TE’s are set with Kroft, Knox and Smith. Do we keep both or decide between Sweeney or Croom? I doubt Sweeney makes it to the PS.
WR’s... I think Brown, Beasley, Zay, Foster and Roberts are set. I have to imagine we go at least 6, so do we keep McKenzie or Duke? Any chance we go 7... Duke was coveted by a lot of teams before signing with us and has flashed in games. He has a skill set that isn’t present on this team. I’d probably keep 7 tbh.
RB, I think is Shady, Gore, Singletary and DiMarco. If we add a 5th to this group, I’d go with Yeldon. I just like his pass catching fluidity even though he runs freakishly upright. Murphy looks like the best pure runner of the fringe, and Perry is supposedly great on Special Teams. Tough call.
DE4 - I think we go with 5 DE’s and Love/Johnson both make the team. Johnson won’t make PS and looks like he has an incredibly high ceiling.
LB is another fight. Edmunds, Milano, Lorax, Thompson are set, IMO. Stanford probably set. Mo Alexander, Deon Lacey, Vosean Joseph?
Agree completely on the punters. Haushka, I’m hoping gets it together, but the punters are atrocious.Agree on Wade. From what I understand, he wouldn't count against the PS limit, as he's an international player.
RB is a tough read - despite the rumors of Shady being cut, I think he makes the 53, and as you said, it boils down to Yeldon or Perry for the 5th spot.
WR is an even tougher call. Do they try to find a taker for Zay? If not, then (assuming 6 are kept), it's between Duke and McKenzie for the last spot. McCloud is said to have practiced really well this summer, but I haven't seen it translate to game action.
TE: I think that Sweeney is a near lock, and that Kroft will start the season on PUP. When he's healthy, I wouldn't be surprised to see Smith waived. I don't think that Croom makes it.
LB: I think Lacey makes it, as he's solid on STs. Would Joseph make it to the PS.
The kicking game scares the crap out of me. Both punters look bad, and Hauschka isn't inspiring much confidence right now. Carolina's backup Kicker looked pretty solid...
Felt the same way about the 48 yard FG attempt as he kicked it.I think you have to keep McKenzie at this point. He’s your jet sweep guy, he’s your back up return guy and he’s shown too much competence in general WR duties to be cut.
Duke had an eye opening game against Carolina. Can we afford to keep 7? I guess it all depends on what he can offer on Specials vs the other guys on the bubble. But as has been said he offers a high-point-jump-ball skill set that no one else offers.
Wade will be on PS. From what I understand he cannot be picked up by anyone else if we choose to PS him. We just can’t pull him up to the 53 if we choose to assign him to the PS to start the season.
I’m to the point now where if we keep a 4th RB then I want it to be Murphy. He’s better than Yeldon in my mind. The only way they keep Perry is if they think that he is a significantly better gunner than they can find elsewhere on the roster.
I deleted the DVR of the Carolina game (like a dope) but I still had the Indy game. I went back and checked to see who the gunners were. The first set was Neal and Kevin Johnson. The second set was Perry and Pitts. Third set was Rice and Lewis. Gunner requires the most unique skill set on specials from any other spot - you absolutely have to have guys that can get the job done here. Neal and Johnson are making the team and at times each or both will be taking a lot of defensive snaps. How fresh do you need your gunners to be?
At this point you must put Daryl Johnson on the 53. I’d prefer to just keep the 4 ends. I have no need for Love or Yarborough.
LB’s is tough bc I like Joseph and think he can be a player someday but as has been mentioned he is raw and the other bubble LBs all bring something to the table. Tough to cut one of them for someone who will be in more of a learning mode. Sneaking him onto the PS will be tough imo. Such a hard decision there.
DBs - we are so deep here it’s nuts. My only concern is that we are definitely going to cut multiple NFL caliber players. I guess that’s the best problem to have in the preseason.
Our punters have big legs and are young so I’m not too worried about it. Hauschka needs to get his shiz together tho. That 48 yarder he missed against Carolina was funky to me - he looked so nonchalant. His motions looked like he was outside of a typical routine. I’m slightly concerned.
I'm going to wait until the regular season to declare victory on that but it's looking pretty bizarre right now to say the least. If he ultimately puts the new helmet on and plays like Antonio Brown, I'd probably still have rather had him on the team.Can we all just take a minute and recognize how lucky we are that Buffalo didn't end up trading for Antonio Brown, what a disaster he is.