Polian on AFC South's top free agents

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  1. srrono

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    He divided them into three tiers:

    A Players: Worth paying big, starter-caliber money.
    B Players: Guys I would sign but only if the value made sense.
    C Players: Guys I'd sign for low-salary, short-term (one or two years) value, with low bonuses.

    Let’s look at how Polian views free-agents-to-be coming out of the AFC South. Obviously he's got some special insight, and regard, for the Colts on this list:

    A Players:

    Titans TE Jared Cook

    Polian: “I think he'll command some money based on his potential.”

    Kuharsky: Polian mentions Cook as a franchise possibility, and I suspect that is what will happen.

    Jaguars FB Greg Jones

    Polian: “Can he pass a physical? And is he affordable? He is one of the few FBs who can carry the ball and do it well.”

    Kuharsky: Both Super Bowl teams used fullbacks, but it’s still a position that’s fading.

    Colts OLB Dwight Freeney

    Polian: “I see Freeney as a fit in a Wide-9 scheme or as a 4-3 DE. I believe he still has a lot of talent, but age is definitely a concern.”

    Kuharsky: He’s going to want more years than he’s going to be able to get.

    Texans S Glover Quin

    Polian: “If you want a safety to play man, cover ground, and go up and play in the nickel on the line of scrimmage, this is a guy who does all of that well.”

    Kuharsky: Like Polian, I think the Texans will make a big push to keep Quin in Houston

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  2. srrono

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    Barwin not listed at all makes me think HOU can sign him to a reasonable contract. If HOU wants to resign him.
     
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    Or that Houston will be unwilling to match an unreasonably high contract offer from one or more of the 31 other teams in the league ?
     
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    Quin is the #1 priority, really the only priority for the Texans to re-sign imo.

    Not to say we should kick Barwin out but I don't think they should strain themselves trying to keep him.
     
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    I've said before, I'd love to snake Cook from the Tacks. He's unhappy there.
     
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    Oh God, if this team keeps Barwin and loses Quin... -_-
    I don't really want Barwin on this team. I'm looking OLB in the draft again, but not necessarily at round 1 or 2...
     
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    Or M. Bennett from the Giants. Both same athletically, or near it.
     
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    Polian's always been overrated to me

    :includeme:
     


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    I think Bennett might be distracted if he came back home.
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing Braman get more meaningful OLB snaps next season if that means we have the money for GQ.
     

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