Originally Posted by jnday
You really have a problem dude. I was simply answering the usual question "when has Jerry not gotten his man?". Pointing out that it is not always made public by Jerry or his staff is simply stating facts. Not an trailblazing statement IMO. You still are missing the point in your attempt to be an smart .
like most threads the points have went too far. we are all guilty of it.
jerry has great success in getting the free agents he truly wants. no one is 100% on any such exercise but he is so often willing to overpay that he does get them more often than not.
we had a number for nnamdi and it went higher than our number. we got lucky that it did. but it was stated day 1 we are insane long shots because we didnt have cap space to go to where his agent was asking. in reality all we did was bid up philadelphia which is win/win for us.
unger was a guy the scouts liked where we were slotted to pick. he wasn't some gleam in jerry's eye.
holmgren liked him around our spot too and went up ahead of us to get him.
it worked because the player was a good one in a weak draft. but it wasnt some hall of fame grab. unger was graded harshly early in his career and has developed nicely of late. he resigned on a kyle kosier deal. a player we could definitely use but not one who lifts this OL much by himself.
pff rated seattle's OL 29th in 2011. they obviously made massive strides in 2012 helped in great part by a fad offense.
phil costa's +4.6 for his limited 2012 was higher than Unger's +3.3 for 2011. --I don't have Unger's 2012 grade but suspect it is much better.
an interesting look at free agent OL:
years team rating snaps(2012)
Brandon Moore G 10 NYJ UFA 21.3 1086
Andy Levitre G 4 BUF UFA 17.3 1039
Ryan Lilja G* 9 KC UFA 14.5 1023
Louis Vasquez G 4 SD UFA 12.7 1057
Donald Thomas G 5 NE UFA 11.2 614
Kevin Boothe G 7 NYG UFA 8.2 1027
Ryan Clady OT 5 DEN UFA +26.9 1141
Andre Smith OT 4 CIN UFA +26.9 1073
Gosder Cherilus OT 5 DET UFA +23.5 1229
Will Beatty OT 4 NYG UFA +22.4 967
Sebastian Vollmer OT 4 NE UFA +21.5 1111
Phil Loadholt OT 4 MIN UFA +15.9 1056
Branden Albert OT 5 KC UFA +13.8 722
Sam Baker OT 5 ATL UFA +11.6 1073
Austin Howard OT 3 NYJ RFA +8.5 1096
King Dunlap OT 5 PHI UFA +7.1 838
Brian De La Puente C 3 NO RFA +23.0 1134
Fernando Velasco C 3 TEN RFA +13.0 1025
Todd McClure C 14 ATL UFA +6.7 1059
Dan Koppen C 10 DEN UFA +5.0 908
Phil Costa C 3 DAL RFA +4.6 126
Evan Dietrich-Smith C 3 GB RFA +3.2 475