Originally posted by oldman9er:
All good. Can't agree on everything.
Said this before, but I do like what Goldson brings to the D. I just don't trust him though... not with a ton of guaranteed money. I think he may be another "Franklin" type of player that we can do without, if need be. I am glad we tagged him for this year... but don't ultimately know that I'd even want him back next year. I really think he's a 5-6 mil per year kind of talent. I also could be wrong, but that's the beauty of the situation. No one really can know for sure.
As was said... our cap is getting awfully tight. We just can't afford to hang onto EVERYONE... some guys just have to move on and be replaced.
There is probably a bigger risk replacing him than just signing him long term. Although, I don't necessarily think signing Goldson means Bowman is gone but I do agree the cap is getting tighter with more and more players playing well and giving out long term extensions. If Goldson isn't back I use a 1st round pick on safety and that is risky as heck because it's usually not a position rookies can come in and instantly play well. Don't think there are any other FAs out there and not sure Spillman or Robinson are the answer. I guess we just have to enjoy him this year and enjoy this team because it might be the last we see of some of these guys. It's going to get tough with Justin, Bowman, Manningham, Brown, Moss, Walker, Sopoaga, RJF, Whitner, Gooden, Grant, Goldson, etc being free agents within the next few years. We'll see after next season's last game if we can work something out with him otherwise I'd tag him and see if someone will trade. Maybe we get a trade, maybe he sits out...
Best case scenario we get to try him this year and next year at the 7.25 or whatever it was. Then move on if need be.. at least we would have time to get a replacement or have a plan. (although we probably already do)
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Jul 16, 2012 at 13:04:38 ]