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Old 02-14-2014   #21
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Earl Mitchell could be this year's Ricky Jean-Francois (8.5 M guaranteed, $5.5 M Apy). Every year are a few surprise deals in free agency.

Agree with former #Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik: DT Earl Mitchell is a good value for free agency. Better fit for 4-3?
Whaaaaaaaaat? No way. Not gonna happen.

If Earl Mitchell gets 4 years, 22 million from a team in free agency, I'll eat SWTBound's hat.
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I wont be surprised when the Texans sign Josh McCown or Chad Henne to a Alex Smith sized contract (3/24/9) which allows them to take Clowney @ 1. followed by either a QB of the future in rounds 2 or 3 or just fill big holes at NT and TE.

Sign Josh McCown

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I wont be surprised when the Texans sign Josh McCown or Chad Henne to a Alex Smith sized contract (3/24/9) which allows them to take Clowney @ 1. followed by either a QB of the future in rounds 2 or 3 or just fill big holes at NT and TE.
What in the world have McCown or Henne done to deserve an Alex Smith sized contract? They are closer to out of the league than starter money even low starter money. McCown played last year for $865k, Henne for $3.4 mil. McCown upped his stock some as a backup. Henne did not improve his with his completely normal for his career 76 QB rating which is almost the same as Schaub's miserable year at 73.
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What in the world have McCown or Henne done to deserve an Alex Smith sized contract? They are closer to out of the league than starter money even low starter money. McCown played last year for $865k, Henne for $3.4 mil. McCown upped his stock some as a backup. Henne did not improve his with his completely normal for his career 76 QB rating which is almost the same as Schaub's miserable year at 73.
I think they are the cream of the crop in this years free agent QB class. 9 million guaranteed for a vet QB for 2 years isnt a bad deal for a team looking to develop a QB. They can both still play and start in this league IMO. And supply and demand commands the price.
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I think they are the cream of the crop in this years free agent QB class. 9 million guaranteed for a vet QB for 2 years isnt a bad deal for a team looking to develop a QB. They can both still play and start in this league IMO. And supply and demand commands the price.
So it is the concept of not drafting a QB high you are bolstering.

I don't know about you but if I go to the grocery store and all they have is mealy soft tomatoes at the same price as normal I walk on by rather than figuring "well they're the cream of the crop right now." This is a crap FA class. Even if I bought into the placeholder QB theory I wouldn't be offering full price for the mealy tomatoes.
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So it is the concept of not drafting a QB high you are bolstering.

I don't know about you but if I go to the grocery store and all they have is mealy soft tomatoes at the same price as normal I walk on by rather than figuring "well they're the cream of the crop right now." This is a crap FA class. Even if I bought into the placeholder QB theory I wouldn't be offering full price for the mealy tomatoes.
I am not bolstering anything. I am merely suggesting it is a possibility that would not surprise me.

You would buy the tomatoes if they were the only tomatoes left in the country, and you needed tomatoes to fix your famous dish for an extremely important guest.
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I am not bolstering anything. I am merely suggesting it is a possibility that would not surprise me.

You would buy the tomatoes if they were the only tomatoes left in the country, and you needed tomatoes to fix your famous dish for an extremely important guest.
Nope because I would know the dish wouldn't come out right.
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**Offseason dates**

Feb. 17: First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition Players.

Feb. 19-25: Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
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And it begins...

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And ... b) Where clubs have continued tagging is at positions where tag is cheap (ex: DT, TE, S). Cheap tag = less need for long-term deal.

So ... a) With the cap having been relatively flat lately, clubs are more reluctant to use the tag and dump big figures in to a single year.

One trend to keep an eye on ... In 2011, 10 of 14 tagged players got multi-year deals. In '12, 12 of 21 got deals. Last year? Just 1 of 8.

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What do yall think of Alex Carrington's fit in a Romeo Crennel system?

Not a HUGE space eater, but 6'5 - 301, can likely put on more weight if needed. He is plenty big enough IMO. He's a solid fit as a DT in a 3-4 and I like what he brings. Bills obviously can't afford him with the deal in place for Mario and they just dished out a contract to Branch. I think he can be a solid fit here. What say yall?

http://espn.go.com/blog/buffalo-bill...ee-agent-class
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Texans have interest in Paul Soliai?

http://www.stateofthetexans.com/blog/2014/02/14/is-paul-soliai-on-the-texans-wish-list
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http://www.stateofthetexans.com/blog...xans-wish-list
Don't know if it's true or not, but ~340 lbs NT is the size Crennel seems to prefer.
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**Offseason dates**

Feb. 17: First day for clubs to designate franchise (tag) or transition Players.

May 2: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

May 7: Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.
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... And here are the franchise tag projections (again, based on $126.3M cap):

QB $16.06M,
RB $9.06M,
WR $11.52M,
TE $6.70M,
OL $11.07M.

DT $9.2M,
DE $12.45M,
LB $10.88M,
CB $11.24M,
S $8.0M,
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Cool info-graphic at the end of this...

Ranking the 2014 Free Agents: Edge Rushers
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What do yall think of Alex Carrington's fit in a Romeo Crennel system?

Not a HUGE space eater, but 6'5 - 301, can likely put on more weight if needed. He is plenty big enough IMO. He's a solid fit as a DT in a 3-4 and I like what he brings. Bills obviously can't afford him with the deal in place for Mario and they just dished out a contract to Branch. I think he can be a solid fit here. What say yall?

http://espn.go.com/blog/buffalo-bill...ee-agent-class
I like Carrington as a cheap replacement for Antonio.
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I see Carrington as a DE in Romeo's defense.

I'm a big fan of Soliai at NT.
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Cool info-graphic at the end of this...

Ranking the 2014 Free Agents: Edge Rushers
Ranking the 2014 Free Agents: Defensive Interior
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If Seattle releases Red Bryant as is being rumored, I'd sure like to take a look at getting him for the NT position.
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