Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Hmm. . .
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
NC.... Goodwin, Jennings, Whitner , Rogers....you were talking about cutting them, redoing salaries, or combo of both?
Well, if I had to guess:
Goodwin - potential june 1st cut if Looney/Kilgore are worthy or potential restructure to stay but starting battle will be fierce
Jennings - no clue on this one but someone had mentioned previously that 1.6M may be too high for a long snapper if we have a viable backup
Whitner - if Dahl/Robinson seems to be picking up the SS position as quickly as expected, Whitner could be a June 1st cut or restructure. I expect the FS to be a first round rookie to compete with Spillman.
Rogers - highly doubt he gets cut b/c of the dead money BUT he may be asked to restructure d/t Nnamdi's emergence
If Kilgore could do the long snapping, and take over at center, that would allow the team to cut BOTH Goodwin AND Jennings, saving significant money and opening up two additional spots on the 53 man roster.
I don't see that happening right away, but eventually it could. If the coaches decide they need to keep an extra DB or WR, I could see a vet being let go.
Good thoughts! Baalke has to consider ALL of these things and these decisions happen all the time esp. around June 1st.
Me, personally, I'm more worried about production. And giving up 14 TD's including 2 in the Superbowl and us continuing to play taller, bigger TE's and slot WR's, can we really do worse than Whitner (despite his salary)? I love the guy too...class act, very well spoken, leader, etc. BUT he gets pwned and has been pwned in coverage consistently since he arrived and it has little to do with the Smith's/pass rush.
So how do we fix this? It's almost as big a need as the vacated FS spot. B/c teams will continue to target him and create mismatches in the RZ/EZ esp. now that it's even more apparent. We had two weeks to prepare for this weakness/matchup and he still gave up 2 easy TD's in the Superbowl. This means it isn't correctable. Can we scheme better? Match up a taller, more physical FS on TE's and the taller slot WR's such as, cough cough, Goldson? Oops.
[ Edited by NCommand on Apr 12, 2013 at 4:43 PM ]