Originally Posted by steelbtexan
They will let A.Smith/KJ/Tate go in some combination to get the $$$$ to pay Barwin. You dont let LB's like Cush/Barwin go. The LB's are the key to any 3-4 defense, particularly Wades.
We have no evidence that anyone will beat out KJ (I'm hoping Carmichael will) so why would they let him go? I rate Cushing way over Barwin. Wade has been very successful historically with OLB & if Barwin leaves, Mercilus should fill in nicely. If that happens, we still need another OLB. Why pay Barwin if next man up does so well? I thought we wanted to get to the point we can let high dollars vets go & replace them with younger players who are then replaced with draftees?