Originally Posted by perrykemp
I don't think anybody is really arguing Walden is a good player. He is a below average 3-4 OLB who the Packers have been trying to replace.
The more nteresting idea being kicked around in this thread is whether or not it makes sense to field a couple of "serviceable" players to platoon at a position sorta like Green Bay does with Walden and their rookie UDFA Moses who together had 7 sacks and together cost $1,000,000 in salary vs spending $8,000,000 - $10,000,0000 to resign Spencer.
If you could sign two guys like that to replace Spencer for $1m and then take the other $8-9m and invest it in a pass rushing DL, would the make for a better defense?
Except the reason they are platooning Walden and Moses is because they don't trust either player as a full time starter, and if they had their druthers, they would replace both.
Yes, if you could find DL that replaces Spencer's contributions, you have a better D. But that is true across the board, with all positions save QB.
If you swapped Albright for Ware, and used his salary to upgrade both safety positions, would that made a better D? It makes for an interesting question; very few teams would gamble on such a move.