Originally Posted by J-Man
I don't know if the franchise tag per se is what's hurting the team as opposed to a player that according to NFL.com only got 94 combined tackles last season...and wants at least the same money that Ray Lewis is getting.
Keep in mind that Peterson is a LOLB, not a middle LB. Wong had 62 tackles last year. Peterson also had 7 sacks and 2 INT's--he is very good.
Compare to some other pro-bowl OLB's:
LaVar Arrington 88 tkl, 6 sacks, 0 INT's
Dexter Coakley 96 tkl, 1 sack, 1 INT
Peter Boulware 58 tkl, 8.5 sacks, 0 INT's
He isn't out of his mind thinking he deserves to be one of the top paid LB's. Don't understand why there is a prohibition on negotiating with tagged players though.