That is why I think he stays and they let cro walk after 2014 or trade Cro instead next off season.
Moore or Gholdson FS
Wright at nickle - forget porter, I forgot that Wrights money is guaranteed this year. They can use porter's 3mill somewhere else.
Wright has to be the most overpaid player in the league besides Sanchez.
You want to match up against NO and Atlanta you have to be able to throw 5 guys into coverage.
And again, your placing the best man to man cover corner on a team that runs a zone, lipstick on a pig
They have a small window (Manning's health).
With Revis, they could seriously be Super Bowl bound.
The Jets need much more help that the league's best corner back.
Why would someone bait a pigeon?
What happens if D Revis gets hurt again. How do you find the resources to replace him. If it was just signing Revis in FA Denver might have been all in ,but they aren't given up picks and signing him to a big contract .
A good team leaves themselves options and by going all in you're severely limiting your options.
In 2015 peyton Retires and they split his 25 mill between miller and thomas. it could happen, they are 18 under the cap now,add the 6 mill from Baileys salary they got 24 mill, they will need a min of 8 mill for a 1st year cap hit for Clady and 11 mill for Revis that still leaves them 5 mill for their rookies.
Now do i think Denver would do it? no. That is where I see DRC or Sean Smith ending up. having Revis, Dumavil, and Miller on the roster will have 2/3 of the defensive money tied up in 3 players.
Now in the person of Miller, because he plays at a premium position i can see spending the money on him. But Thomas can and should be a replaceable component after 4 years if the coaches developing players are worth their pay.
This is what teams like the Steelers do, and when they don't they find themselves with OLs that can't protect the QB or open holes for decent RBs.
If the Jets offer him a 5yr $60mil deal, with $40mil guaranteed, I think he'd take it.
Tampa Bay is still too much into development mode. They have a need but they also will try and solve their issues via the draft imo. The true targets are the teams at the top who almost made it and have lower 1st round picks.
Revis takes away one receiver from the other team.
Revis does not take many penalties doing so.
Revis makes you pay the price if you go his way too often.
If you go into the game last night and say, we will move a safety over to Torrey Smiths side because Boldin is not going to do anything you have a leg up. Even though it is an offense/passing league if teams have the cap space and feel that adding the best Db in the game can get them over the hump there will be offers.
The fact is that the Broncos already have a great QB/WRs and some playmakers on defense They are missing a great CB. Revis wouldn't be the one LEADING the broncos to the title, he would be helping them like Deion did in SF/Dallas when he HELPED Aikman and Young.
Unless you are too young to remember how much Deion helped the Niners and COwboys or how much Darrell Green helped the Redskins.
TX and Snell41 are 100% correct.
I'd almost argue that great safety play is far more important than corner play, as well.
A safety who can come up and stop the run and also stay back and cover is probably the single most important thing to a defense after a dominant pass rusher.
It also is why Rex and Rob Ryan are slowly being made obsolete: Their system is based on corner isolation play and everybody knows what it is now. Jesus himself could be playing CB, but it won't matter when it ends up being a max protect scheme run over and over and you have your Hall of Fame CB's trying to cover TE's with WR speed and 6'5"+ height.