Originally posted by AB81Rules:
It doesn't hurt to cut late round picks. Most dont make it in the NFL. Daniels is a PROJECT QB. We messed up with Cooper I agree, but at the time, we ad 5 ahead of him. Gray was an UDFA, and also a PROJECT, played QB and WR at Minnesota.
Rather have more polished QBs as backups then a project. Only reason he went claimed was because Seattle did it out of spite. No other team wanted him.
As for others, the cap wont allow to keep guys like Haralson and Jennings. McCoy and Skelton count little against the cap in base salary. So Daniels was cheap, but he wasn't the backup for us. To question Baalke is laughable. When we(fans) dont know jacks**t about this stuff. We can only guess. Baalke is much smarter than everybody on this board, and every other board.
You would rather have an experienced third string quarterback, then a young unknown project? Then where would you ever be able to stash an unknown project? Only on the practice squad? Unlikely. A quarterback who shows up well in the preseason games is not likely to last on a practice squad.
It's not beyond reason to have BJ as a number four, or to cut Colt McCoy, if we really like Skelton so much.
Door #1 "meh" Door #2 "meh" Door #3 "unknown". I would rather take my chances with the unknown. Although there is no doubt that we have upgraded for the short term, there is doubt about our long term strategy of releasing players on FOUR YEAR cheap labor contracts. We haven't signed Skelton for four years have we? No, because he's going to want to get paid next year if he has any kind of value as a backup. BJ Daniels, we didn't have to pay for FOUR YEARS. There is a big difference there. If he became a good backup, we would have had him locked up for three more years.
Cooper is now a #3 corner back on a team with excellent starting cornerbacks. They have him for FOUR YEARS of cheap labor. We are going to have to pay Brown a lot of money next year or release him. We might have to release Rogers next year. Could Brock be SO much better than Cooper? I don't see it. It would have been great to have Cooper somewhere on the depth chart for four years paying him peanuts.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM ]