Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Yep, it doesn't graruntee anything.
But the $$$$ cost of RG3 is more than offset by not having to pay 2013/2014 1st rd picks and the 2012 2nd.
What I would do in regards to the Texans FA is, say Rick has 12 mil to play with, sign Reed for 6 mil. Then sign Dumervil for 8mil. Cut A.Smith saving 6 mil and draft a DE or NT with in rds 1/2 and use the 4 mil in savings from cutting A.smith to sign draft picks. This requires thinking outside the box. so with Rick you know it will never happen.
I'm not so sure that RG III will be able to offset the cost of his acquisition.
Remember the two first rounds weren't the only thing.
At this moment, the Redskins are cap-trapped to be able to make any FA move to improve their porous secondary.
2nd and 3rd draft picks at the spots they are picking will not be able to make a difference (on the average) in the first couple of years.
By the time they have some cap room, they have to deal with replacing the receiving corp; and then the LBs, and so on.
If RG III doesn't make use of his legs, he's not worth as much; but there's always a risk of injury.
The only thing that helped them last year was that the Cowboys were also in jeopardy the same way and the Eagles simply imploded.
Had the Eagles played the way they were supposed to, thebRedskins wouldn't have won the division.
And the odds is that the Giants will fare better this year; so, yeah, I think it's going to be difficult for the Redskins to make the play-off this year.