Originally Posted by Rampage
Jerry isn't gonna pay Roy 9 mill to ride the pine.
He's not going to take a big cap hit in 2011 if he doesn't have to either.
NFL success isn't born on hasty decisions. Mainly because of the salary cap. Cut a player like Roy that's getting big money because he's underperforming then you have to still take the cap hit AND find a replacement which just adds to the cap hit.
I hate to tell Jerry haters, but EVERY SINGLE OWNER IN THE NFL acts this way. Even the Rooney's, Kraft's and whichever owner is the next flavor of the month.
The ones who tend to act hasty and don't care about the cap are guys like Daniel Snyder and Al Davis.
But, with 2010 going uncapped, I wouldn't be surprised at all if Jerry cuts Roy. It's easy to figure that if Roy continues to look bad that Jerry just isn't going to get what he invested in Roy whether he cuts him or keeps him. So the one 'silver lining' is that at least we would catch a break with an uncapped year and dump his contract before he hurts the team cap wise in 2011.
Of course, we first need to find some replacements for him. Crayton isn't the guy. He's at best a decent #3 that can do some punt returns. He's terrible at #2, even less effective than Roy. That's why Roy continued to be the starter, they were more effective with Roy at 2 and Crayton at 3 than the other way around. So we'll have to draft a WR in the first 3 rounds and hope he's a quick study and then hope Ogletree continues to improve. Then if Roy continues to slide, even Jerry understands there's no reason to keep him around.