wonder if today's mtg is cancelled.
This is interesting was Thurmond scheduled for an interview?
Maybe we are moving Hill to CB.
Idzik better really know something about thurmond that the rest of the league doesn't because how we could not bring him in on a 1 year deal seems crazy to me.
First of all Revis was never going to come here for a one year deal unless we way overpaid - even then; he wants the money but he is hunting for a ring. Secondly, one year deals rarely work out; if the guy is a stud he will likely leave for greener pastures (or you have to tag him), if not it was a waste of a slot. How did our 1 year TE work out for us last year? What ever one is saying with sarcasm, I say for real, you build through the draft with careful FA acquisitions. Remember, ever FA you sign is one less roster spot for a draft pick to make the team.
Worst case we have a crappy year this year and we are in position to draft a franchise QB or #1 WR next year. This was the plan all along; build slowly and carefully, we knew it would take a few years, now we have to be patient. Fortunately, we get to complain about the FA and draft and want the splashes - after all we are in this for the entertainment value, but Idzik doesn't have to win the excitement wars, he just has to build a good team.
Outside of Verner and Talib I think the CB deals have been reasonable. I applauded the Giacomini and Decker signings but I think we have really dropped the ball when it comes CBs and the interior OL. We could sign guys that don't break the bank. I don't like the idea of depending on rookies at those positions. This can all change in a hurry if we sign a CB soon but pretty soon the music is gonna stop and there will be nowhere for us to sit.
Thurmond is more of a slot corner and is on for just one year.
They're still meeting with/want DRC and would have him start on the outside opposite Prince.
Now granted, Cro might come back & I'm sure he'll be healthier than last year but I was looking for an upgrade, maybe steal Grimes from the Fins?
We sure as hell aren't getting DRC for a bargain rack price I can tell you that.
I'm not being over critical at being slightly disappointed that we at this moment have no CB & probably will have 40 million to spend.
I'm under no dillusions that we have the talent to win a Super Bowl, but I want to vie for a playoff spot! 4 years out of the playoffs would suck to be honest with you, especially with the parity in this league.
Anyone who witnessed the Pats last year would be lying if they consider them unbeatable, for gods sakes Brady had a lot of bad games, they had numerous come from behind pull games out of their azzes wins, their trench play is average, Dline is below average, and I'd be shocked if Edelman can get through another season unscathed making a living 5 yards from the LOS.
Chrebet was good at that too, until concussions took their toll.
My feeling is we lost out in the cornerback frenzy & Idzik and the gang are regrouping in Florham Park.
If we don't sign DRC? Who's left?
If we draft for need again at 18 it will have to be a CB if Cro isn't brought back. So, for the 100 threads on here about what WR we are taking at 18, the discussion could soon shift to "Who's the best CB in the 2014 draft".
It's not the end of the world as we should get 5 good players but it can't be BPA with a gaping hole at CB.