Originally Posted by crasherino
I don't know if its that much of a token effort. I guess it all depends on what the Market is for him and while he's looking for $6m/yr, it doesn't mean he'll get it.
He looked good to the naked eye but a lot of the statistical analyses don't hold him in as high an esteem. Personally, I don't put too much stock in those analyses for a safety, but while we remember the big hits (and they certainly have real value), its more important that he is in proper position to make the ordinary play - something that he may not have been as competent at.
This. He is a not a cover safety. Is he light years ahead of Eric Smith? You bet, he has way more athletic ability. But he should be limited to being an SS, mainly in the box. I wouldn't go higher than 4 million a year for 3 years. Possibly 5 mill with injury clauses.