Originally posted by OKC49erFan:
This is the problem. It must be decided who is more valuable and worth the contract... Bowman or Goldson for example.
Tough decisions are going to have to be made. Losing some of our players is really going to suck, but we can't afford to pay everybody what they deserve.
In my opinion, it would be easier to find a safety with similar (although raw) skills as Goldson than a ILB like Bowman.
I've been thinking about this the last couple of nights...(seriously, what a loser). Anyway, saftey's are a huge deal in this pass oriented league. And although Bowman did well in the GB game in the dime package, so did Willis (however they didn't throw at him). We always had a good run D, so no matter who goes I dont see a huge fall off there. Also, I dont know how big of a difference there is between talented LBs. So in some ways I feel like inside LBs are much easer to replace without much drop off. Plus, isn't the saftey, Goldson specifically, the QB of Defense? He's the guy that calls all our plays or makes adjusments. It just seems like Saftey is a much harder position to replace because its so mental as well as physical. Plus, as we saw in the GB game we cant have two great lbs on the field when teams go to a 4wr set.
Anyway, I know it sounds like I'm pro-Goldson, but I haven't made up my mind yet.