redhawk253 wrote: kidhawk wrote:
redhawk253 wrote:hawks46 i laughed out loud when i read that you think earl thomas will only be making what he made with his rookie contract hahahah...
bottom line is we're not riding a backup qb to the superbowl whether its flynn or tarvaris jackson.. if rw were to go down we'd be pretty much screwed unless we had a defense that could carry a team. we're only a couple pieces away from being an elite defense the likes of baltimore or tampa bay's superbowl teams sported.. so my question.. why pay flynn 5-6 million a year to ride the pine when in the end he's not going to take us to the bowl.. when we could use that 5-6 million a year going to his contract to overpay some defensive pieces in the free agent market to shore up our weaknesses we have and become that elite defense that can win even if rw were to go down? thats more likely than flynn taking us to a superbowl.
You're right, no team has their starter go down only to have their backup take them to the superbowl. Never happen in a million yea.....oh wait, that's right it HAS happened.http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/09000d5d824fceed#photo=1
you're fricking hilarious.. i already had brady in my head but thats an exception to the rule and really doesnt apply in this situation..so you are essentially comparing flynn to brady then huh?.. lol goooooooooood night sweet jesus.. you're just a flynn lover in hiding trying to make up garbage excuses as to why he's worth keeping.
NEWS FLASH!!! matt flynn is not tom brady v2.0 hahahahhahaha good lord
oh and lets get this straight actually.. the patriots didn't ride brady to that superbowl win.. brady went 16 of 27 for 154 yards and 1 td.. the pats defense did however have a pick 6 and the final score was only a 3 pt differential.. so yeah they werent really riding brady. then you bring up dilfer.. yeah exactly prove my point some more.. the defense won that game.. dilfer has and always will be considered a role player on that team.
I didn't bring up backups and the superbowl, you did. I merely pointed out why you were wrong about that. If you have a solid backup to put into a good team you can win the superbowl, so paying a solid guy to be the backup is NOT wasted and the season is not a waste when the starter goes down.
Not only is your point in the OP meaningless for at least 2 years (you don't dump salary this year to sign someone in 2 years), your theory of being out of contention if Wilson gets hurt is nearly as ludicrous.
As for a Flynn lover, I am quite firmly settled in my space aboard the Wilson train. I have no desire to replace him right now with anyone, Flynn included. What I am, is a fan of this team, and I want the best talent available at all the positions. When Pete and John find someone they like better for the position, then they'll replace Flynn, but to say that his $5 million cap number is an issue for next season is absolutely the stupidest currently on the front page of this forum. I showed you every player who will be a free agent next season, none of which, with the possible exception of Jones is a mandatory re-sign. Yes we'll replace them with new players and salaries, but we have enough cap room to do this and Keep Flynn. The Elite players on this team are staggered so only a few contracts end each year, meaning we can offer bonuses which pro-rate over the length of the contract, making it MUCH easier to fit them under whatever the cap is in that particular year. I also mentioned that we have over $10 million in cap space next year to fill those free agent positions, but we also have millions in dead cap money from old contracts that we took the hit for this year which will clear off for next year as well.
To sum up, there is absolutely no reason to worry about the backup qb position for the next season when it comes to the salary cap. Once we get closer to the end of next season, then it MIGHT be something that is an issue, but your entire premise about needing to get rid of Flynn for the cap is ludicrous and makes ZERO mathematical sense through the 2013 season