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@Lakeville Mikey @mrsamk @PJD I'm pretty sure ASO was getting15 mil. this year and 12 Mil each of the next 2 years.... which is a heck of a lot more than Winnie, for somebody who isn't a leader, isn't comfortable with our defense and somebody who isn't nearly as good as Winnie. PLUS Aso is only 4 years younger... come on man. If we aren't willing to pay 7.2 mil for one of our own guys, we sure as heck won't pay the insane amount of money Aso is after. And sure there were several decent and younger replacements for Winnie, but many of them have been signed.
As for Cook, he might be a good cover corner, but in our division, we need better than that. We need a SHUT DOWN corner and that is NOT Cook. Not by a long shot.
I know RS will turn our 6 picks in the first 4 rounds into something. But those 6 picks still are 2 less than the 8 (at least) we need.
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@PJD @Lakeville Mikey Winnie only had 1 year left. We cut him seemingly without asking any other high cap player to restructure (J. Allen has a 17 mil cap hit) or evening cutting Williams in Winnie's stead. Winnie IS our secondary. Cook has missed more games than he has played (26 missed against 23 played and the 23 counts 1 playoff game). The other 2 are way to raw to leave in the secondary alone with the likes of A. Rod and Megatraon in our division. And what have we done with the money we saved from cutting Winnie? re-signed someone we should have resigned before his $$ got inflated with the Bears looking to steal him. That was OUR fault. If we would have resigned Loadholt from the get go, the Bears wouldn't have run up his price, causing us to "need" to cut Winnie. Now, we loose our Best DB, and we still have yet to fill his hole. We are going to end up spending MORE to get a player that isn't as good as Winnie. Sure he may be 36, but he plays LIGHTS OUT. We are trying to seem like we are playing smart with our money, but in all honesty, we are blowing it big time. We have 11 draft picks, and about 8 positions that need filled or just plain upgraded. If all 11 of those draft picks were in the first 2 rounds, I'd say heck yes, let's build through the draft, but they aren't. So we are only going to get maybe 3 starting calibur players, leaving us with 5 holes and positions that need to be upgraded. We were lucky to make it to the playoffs ( and a BIG part of that was Winnie playing with a broken freaking hand. ) We are now a worse team than we were even when CP7 was during his slump. We have too many needs now as a result of our cutting players for cap space that we aren't even going to use. It is just ridiculous.