We just love to keep injured guys around. Look at Joppru...guy hasn't played a down of NFL football yet and we're still hanging onto him. No disrespect to Joppru, but we just have a habit for being uber-loyal to guys (Capers, cough cough...) for some reason other than their productivity.
I'd love to be able to go to work year in and year out...miss all year long or just come in every other month and still get a vote of confidence each time I'm up for my annual employee performance review. And look, I know people get injured and get worker's comp and everything...I'm cool with that...I'm hip, as Dr. Evil would say, but I got a big problem with consistently hurt players and the loyalty that's given to them. I'm a big DD homer, as you can see by my avatar, but if he can't stay healthy...we need to go another route and find a guy that's more durable.
Anyways, I won't be crying about Walker getting cut (if he does get cut) because he's been a consistent coin flip in terms of whether he'll be on the field or not, and it just keeps us from being able to play guys or acquire guys that are more durable and thus more productive on a more consistent basis for us.
AND, while I'm at it, this whole griping thing some of you have about cutting the Jamie Sharpers and the Aaron Glenn's of our team from its expansion roots (the crying about losing our core leaders) was sort of OK when it first went down last off-season...but it's getting pretty clear that cutting Sharper was not such a bad move after all. And cutting Glenn and letting him go to the Cowboys didn't really boost the Cowboys much, either. So, we need to let go of the emotionalism as if some guys are due their roster spot JUST because they have that "leadership factor" etc. Our team was, and still is, in danger of just being a final resting ground for players who drift through free agency and are on their way out of the NFL completely. That's why I hope we gobble up as much as we can through this year's draft so we can get younger. Every year I am growing more leary of free agency and am falling more in love with the draft. IMO, I just think free agency is an expensive way to gamble on a player whose best days are probably behind him.
Last edited by GP; 03-07-2006 at 09:45 PM.