Originally Posted by perrykemp
Couldn't Jerry just passed on Carr and decided that was too much money to invest in the CB position when they were planning on drafting a CB in the 1st round, already had a #1 corner in Jenkins?
Don't get me wrong -- Carr is a very good player. Having said that why do you think there were only 3-4 teams chasing him?
Heck, why do you think only 3-4 teams were chasing Nnamdi the year before?
Most of the best run front-offices avoid getting into bidding wars for top end FAs -- they are rarely worth it.
Sometimes the best moves are the ones that aren't made.
That $10m could have been spent on a couple of mid level FAs for the DL and OL.
I think everything you said is valid, but let's look back--
Newman was gone, that was a lock. But more than that they just didn't trust Jenkins. Not just because of his shoulder but his commitment both to the game and to the team, tackling, staying in Florida for rehab, etc. I think he did a good job this year redeeming himself but that was the mindset at the time.
So with Newman gone, Jenkins a question mark, you needed a corner and remember, it only takes one other team to inflate a player's price. When there are three or four, it's gonna cost you.