Originally Posted by crasherino
Eli restructured in the 2012 offseason to lower his cap hit. And then promptly missed the playoffs. I never said these teams should cut bait, just that the sentiment of, "he won a Super Bowl, pay him whatever he wants!" is a bad team-building strategy. The Ravens could have done better with these negotiations, but not much better.
You can count on one hand the number of QBs in the league who deserve Flacco money, and Flacco isn't one of them.
Hell, there are a ton of posters on the board who think it would be a great idea to pay a friggn' cornerback $16MM per year. :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath
No, that would not change the situation at all.
Originally Posted by ASG0531
Look, Welker has been a great player for the Pats over the past several years.
But you don't sign a 32-year old slot receiver to a "monster deal".
Pats desparately need one or two WR's who can stretch the field and make plays downfield.
Haven't had that since Randy Moss.
Soo... what you're saying is that you're evaluating a contract for a player based on his future expectations, not on his past merits? Do you think the Ravens took that approach?
Originally Posted by PatsFanTX
PS. I completely agree with you on what the Pats need... maybe not necessarily 2, but at least 1, assuming Gronk and Hernandez are completely healthy,