Originally posted by BrianGO:
Flacco's deal looks crazy. But it just proves the point even more. The team will do anything to keep their quarterback.
I don't think we have so much committed money that we will be forced into a Flacco-like deal. Perhaps it will look more like Rodgers or Ryans deals.
My main point, is that fans have to be prepared to lose something roughly like this in the next year or two:
Most of these players will be gone.
But losing most of these guy's won't destroy our team. We had a great draft, and we are loaded with picks next year too. We'll have to lose some good players, but Kap MUST be signed, and Aldon is nearly another "must".
If we dont retain Boldin, Crabs, or Mario then we are SOL. One of them needs to be back. Plus Cully. Some players may be sacraficed to keep Kap. But I dont see Brooks cut next year, he does too much for us. He is still a good OLB, and a good starter.
Gore stays, he mentors Lattimore a few more years. He hasnt yet, Lattimore isnt allowed near practice. Only tips can be given.
Rogers can go, Goodwin, Whitner, and Brown, but it doesnt save money, as only rogers cut saves money. Plus the cap is flat. So the expiring contracts mean nothing. No cap space retained.
We have just under 7M for 2014, and you expect 20M a yr? How can we do that, when we couldnt for Peyton Manning?