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News: Eatman: Don’t Expect Same Free-Agency Splash As 2012

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Yeah! Though comparing pre-salary cap drafting to post salary cap drafting doesn't mesh well either.
  2. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm not expecting any big splashes but I think they're going to add ball players. There won't be any big splashes, or big names, or fancy moves but ball players are going to be added.

    Which is fine by me. Get this team some solid, hard working, players to add depth and some playmaking ability when they're on the field and continue to build.
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    I'm guessing they will look at OT, OC/G, CB and S first in FA. I'm hoping for an OT.
  4. mmillman

    mmillman Active Member

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    still ticked about two things. One, the stupid mishandling of the salary cap by Dallas. That not only is resulting in the predicament this season but the penalty for Austin's contract.

    Two, Orton. Why the heck did Dallas pay that much money for a backup QB when the resources were needed for the offensive line?
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    and on two. A better O line means the need for a backup QB is much less
  6. cujo

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    Williams and Stepnoski were both 3rd rounders.
  7. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i disagree

    i think jerry knows HIS clock is ticking just as much as romo's clock is ticking, hence these wholesale changes in coaching

    i think he will go for it more than people think

    we should sign one OL and one DL, i dont know if they will be "splashes" but both should have real starter potential (unlike livings and bern)

    this would free us up to not reach but stick with our board in the draft
  8. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    I think you answered your own question. With the OL issues they probably didn't expected Tony to complete the season on the field. Closed door meeting.......
  9. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I don't have a problem with the Orton signing at all from last year.

    This year, I think we will add around 3-4 guys via FA. Not splash players like Carr, but more of the blue collar, solid guys. And maybe take a flyer on a couple of guys who were thought to be washed up like Sims (at LB) too.

    It was very interesting was Kiffen said in one of his interviews. Basically, quite a few of the guys they picked up on defense at TB were not big names whatsoever in FA. Very much middle-of-the road type players who fit the scheme.
  10. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I think if we are smart we will tie up Spencer one way or another and look to a Bernadeux-type deal for a young OL player.

    And please -- don't make this a "we can't afford Spencer" thread. Enough of that already.
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    if we can get a real good deal ($8 mill or less a year) then keep Spencer. But I doubt that is possible. Some GM will throw a lot of money his way.

    last year we probably could have gotten one good guard for the money we spent on those two jags.

    Sadly I look for jerruh to do the same this year. Dumpster diving on the O Line then sign a shiny toy

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