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ESPN reporting Jake Long could test the free agent market

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Howboutdemcowboys31, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Howboutdemcowboys31

    Howboutdemcowboys31 Well-Known Member

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    I do not care if he is a LT and thats where we have Tyron. You go get him and you don't think twice. That is all
  2. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    He's an absolute must get on this team.
  3. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Well-Known Member

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    There are probably 25 other teams thinking the same thing. Doubt we even come close to getting him or that he even hits the market.
  4. Howboutdemcowboys31

    Howboutdemcowboys31 Well-Known Member

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    To me if you have to reconstruct contracts of some of our older high profile guys you do it. You do whatever it freaking takes
  5. hra8700

    hra8700 Active Member

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    I'm more interested in Andre Smith.

    It doesn't make sense to sign probably what will be the 2nd highest paid olinemen in nfl history when you already have a LT, and it's a waste to play Tyron Smith at RT.

    Hopefully Andre Smith can be had for something reasonable.
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Well-Known Member

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    Which means Jerry goes out trying to sign Jake Locker or Howie Long.
  7. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    Have you people watched Jake Long the last couple of years? There's a reason Miami is letting a left tackle walk.
  8. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think so people are going off of his reputation instead of his recent play.

    That said, he is night and day better than Free, so he would be worth a look....his price probably won't be as high as some think, but probably too high for us.
  9. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Good player when healthy but if we are going to pay big money for a free agent LT then make it Clady. IMO Clady is a better player and stays healthy.
  10. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    He's been disappointing the past 2 seasons, combination of injuries and a steady decline in his play. Someone's gonna pay him big money but I'd be weary, he's not the same guy he used to be.
  11. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    He'll be netting a 5 year 80m contract probably. Only if Smith just tanks horribly.
  12. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    We bargain shop when it comes to O line.

    There is zero chance this happens. He'll go play up north somewhere I bet.
  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Why wouldn't the Dolphins just sign him to a new contract?

    They don't have a lot of high priced veterans on their roster to take up salary cap space. Also, Long already accounted for 12.8M of their 2012 cap.
  14. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Only reason we would have a chance at Long is cause of his issues......highly doubt someone like Clady even hits the market.
  15. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    With Clady's play this season Denver won't let him walk. Especially with Manning as their QB.
  16. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    Over paying for other team's players is no better than overpaying your own.

    Surely, if nothing else, this season has taught the importance of depth. You can't build a deep roster by throwing big money at names.
  17. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    I want our O-line to get better but this isn't the way to do it IMO.
  18. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    o God no
  19. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to get long but someone out there will over pay and we won't get him
  20. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you.

    Haven't we already done this too many times already because we continue to miss during the draft?

    To say nothing of the fact that, last I saw yesterday, Long left the game with a triceps injury.

    I don't think this team will have the cap space available to pursue them even if they wanted to.

    And I don't think they do.

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