Originally posted by MSteitz468:
Yes, lock up Alex, Carlos, and probably Edwards
Exactly this...IF and that is a big if, just because it is too early in the season to rubber stamp anyone as a keeper, we keep trending up as we are right now you have to keep everybody you can in the name of conistancy and getting better. You cannot throw away good talent when a team is on the rise, you have to keep all you can and hope to add more.
Alex stays - Kaep and Tolzien are anyones guess as to what we have in them and nobody will be available that is so much better as to be worth big free agent money.
Carlos - He is proving to be everything we could want for his cost and more - try to keep him at a solid number and draft his replacement for the future, who if you are lucky pushes Spencer for the starting gig year one.
Edwards - Ideally he comes back and plays to the level he is capable. I really like the idea of him and Crabtree as starters for a few years with the other guys as complementary players....plus if he stays WR is not a position of need in the draft.
I would add to this list
Goldson - If I see more of what he displayed yesterday we cant let him walk away for free. The hits and the tackling alone are worth a long term deal....as long as he doesnt go thinking he is worth top five at his position money again.
If we could manage to hold on to all of these guys then you can really go anywhere in the draft you want with no serious holes to fill....every guy would be best player available rather then postion of need with the exception of maybe corner and some more options for the o-line.
Again this is all speculation assuming everyone on the team keeps trending upward as they have...any of these guys could regress instead of improve going forward.