Originally posted by crzy:
Sproles wants to start, not backup Gore
This. Someone will pay him like a starter and actually give him the chance to start.
He wants both. We offer neither.
What on earth makes you think he would come here to be a backup, (or that we should want him as more than that), when he wasn't willing to stay with a SB contending team as a backup and they, when losing LT weren't willing to give him even a shot at even MAYBE being the starter there?
They know him better than anyone, they need a starter, and weren't willing to pay him like one or even treat him like Bush and pay him to be around as a backup/big play threat.
Why should we? And why would he come here when he obviously wants to be a starter and didn't take some lesser deal to stay in a good situation in SD, where he would have almost automatically have had at least a shot to prove himself as a starter on a playoff team?
He wants one big payday to be "the man" a team that needs a starter. That isn't us, so we have no shot until/unless absolutely no one in the NFL gives him a job. At which point, he probably goes back to SD.
Forget this pipe dream. We have a better shot at LT than Sproles.