Sgt. Largent wrote:
Mr.Hawkbrah wrote:Hold on, Let me check what popular opinion is on here and tell you if your wrong.
But serious...money aside, I'd keep tate over Baldwin. Tate has a more unique skill set and arguably elite yac ability. Look Back at Petes track record all the way back at usc, he's very good at developing and finding talent at wr. If both of them walked I wouldn't lose any sleep, assuming we spend Draft Capitol sprucing it up this year. I just don't think (wisely so) P&j have focused on wr much during this rebuilding process, this could be the year.
I do hope we keep tate and hope if doesn't command much money. I think Baldwin is overrated on here and he disappear just as much as Tate or comparably at least.
I think we could resign Baldwin for 2-3 million a year.
Let's be honest, we all love Doug but how much demand do you think there is for a smallish 50 reception a year receiver on the free agent market? Doug might be smarter than most of them, but the fact remains he's a #3 receiver on THIS team, which means he's more of a #4 on other teams. So I'm not worried about resigning both Tate and Baldwin, I think you could resign both for 7 million a year, or less.
I must not be part of the club cause I don't love Baldwin, I do love him while he's making peanuts though.
But I agree, it shouldn't break the bank to keep both but at some point somethings gotta give...every time one of these threads pop up everyone wants to keep everyone, 7mill for bald and tater, re sign rice for 3-4, keep Bennet ect ect, no amount of a hometown discount will give us more cap space, people Will be gone next year it's just a matter of who.
Imo wr will be the easiest to revamp through the draft, at least 1 if not all 3 of our top wrs Could be gone and I wouldn't care personally. I'd much rather let our solid players walk to keep exceptional players like Bennet on the team. If we attack the wr position like we have other positions and Draft/sign a few young wrs, And assume we find one stud/solid player I just don't see it being worth even a few mill to keep Baldwin ect ad his talent level won't be that superior to anyone not labeled a dud.
This is completely my opinion and I don't have anything substantial to back it but Baldwin Also strikes me as a guy who also wants more attention and balls to catch, which he won't be getting here.