justafan wrote: Scottemojo wrote:
justafan wrote:As good as Sherman is I don't think you can pay a CB 15 or 16 mil a year like Revis is getting.That is about what he is going to want.You let him walk.
Off the top of my head I cant think of any dynasty that managed the salary cap that way.
Imo the positions that deserve franchise money are QB LT a true No 1 WR and maybe another OL or 2 if you have the cap space.
On D Thomas will be one of the core, the rest I think the jury is still out on.Most are replaceable I think.
Unfortunately there will be some popular players released when the new contracts start coming around.Tough choices to be made thats for sure.
No. You don't let him walk. After year three you propose a long term deal that is generous, but not dumb. Unless you have thought of a way to generate one turnover per game, which is damn near Richard's average. If he refuses that payday looking for the big score, you tag his ass in year 5, then negotiate again. Or trade him for draft capital.
You are right, players will go that people love. But they don't have to go without compensation.
Revis signed a contract that represents about 13% of the salary cap.In my mind only QBs are worth that kind of money unless you are talking about a game breaker and true shutdown like Sanders.Most of the time we over value what other teams will give for our players.By the time we come to negotiations and put him on the trading block other teams know we dont want to sign him and you lose the leverage, unless you find a team as dumb as the Bucs the FA ends up walking if you dont sign them.
Franchising usually creates alot of bad blood and creates more problems than it solves unless its a rare player like Walt who quietly waits it out then comes in ready to kick ass,I dont see Sherman handling it with that much class or professionalism.
We will be a victim of our draft success it happens to every team that has a run of picks like we have had.
I have always thought there should be 2 salary cap pools one for allowing teams to keep the players they draft and reward them for drafting well and another for FA which would keep teams from buying an all star team like the Yankees try to do.
Key words: In your mind. That is the only place Sherman's as yet undetermined too big salary of the future exists. Along with his future anger about being franchised. If you think a minimum wage 5th rounder will be pissed about a guaranteed 10 million dollar franchise tag, you are inventing stuff to worry about.
Also, don't worry about tying up too much money at cornerback. The current NFL model allows about 5 to 7 highly paid playmakers on a team. Key word: Playmakers. 11 turnovers for Sherman last year. He is a playmaker. An All Pro playmaker. Sherman makes offensive coordinators lose sleep. He isn't a corner, he is a presence with a football intellect. Remember when he made an uncalled blitz against the Jets based on a look they had preset a blitz for back in training camp? That wasn't a cornerback at work, it was a playmaker.
And what is this concern about being a victim of our own draft success? What would you prefer? We have every reason to think the draft success will continue. The business model is working pretty good. Listen to a presser from John's first year, he specifically talks about losing players being a byproduct of building a team the right way. The alternative is much less pretty. Trust the model. It is working so far. If Sherman wants too much, it will be dealt with the time for it comes. The CBA won't even let them talk about an extension until the season is over.
If you want to be concerned about any one thing based in fact, let it be that we have not yet established a pattern of extorting picks from other teams for our sought after free agent to be players.