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Nate Clements is going to be a FA

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Tass, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    I was sitting here thinking about what we need to make us a better team. Henry has been looking a little stiff and more than a little slow for a CB. I know some people want to move him to FS but he is getting paid WAY to much to have him playing S. If we were to go after Clements in the offseason and sign him then our draft needs would be reduced to 1) a bonafide, playmaking DE, 2) WR and 3) FS.

    What do you guys think? What should be done with Henry? Move him to FS and restructure his deal? Cut him? Let him be a highly overpaid FS? Would you be for going after Clements?
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    One thing that always torques me is this BS about "he is paid too much...."
    I do not give a rats behind if someone is paid 10 million as a CB- if he is better as a FS and it helps the team then DO IT. If the guys is paid 10 million and there is a better player then BENCH HIM. Doing something just because of how much he is paid is BEYOND STUPID.
  3. Novacek84

    Novacek84 Well-Known Member

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    Clements should be our top priority this offseason. He is a playmaker. I would move Henry to safety and let's go...
  4. Wrangler87

    Wrangler87 Active Member

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    If Henry was capapble of playing Safety, we should already have him there.
  5. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    It's called budgeting. You pay players to fulfill certain roles accordingly. You wouldn't pay 50k for a Chevy Cavalier when you could pay the same amount for a Corvette would you? It sounds like you are saying it shouldn't matter how much you're paying for the Cavalier as long as it gets you to work!
  6. ManicDepressiveMan

    ManicDepressiveMan Member

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    Agreed.
  7. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    clements will not be a FA. buffalo said earlier int he week, he will be franchised if they cant sign him to a long term deal, and they would be stupid not to
  8. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    I thought he was an UFA?
  9. MarkBrunell

    MarkBrunell Benched

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    Thats odd because Buffalo told him they won't franchise Clements.

    If Clements does hit the FA market hes going to become the highest paid CB for the Redskins. He was drafted by Gregg Williams and has played in his system.
  10. McCordsville Cowboy

    McCordsville Cowboy Pro-Quinn

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    Let him be that.. He shouldnt complain because he is still getting paid and he has played there before. He got his last big contract so he should be fine. Show clements the cash and give me Adalius and our D is solid. Also draft Merriweather, Landry, or Nelson in the draft for depth in case P. Watkins doesnt pan out.
  11. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    ....and I kinda thought you had to have cap space to do that. :D
  12. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    :laugh2:
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Franchising a player has nothing to do with Restricted or Unrestricted.
  14. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    With the cap jumping and expecting to jump again soon you can over pay somewhat if you feel it's the missing piece.

    H'es a damn fine CB, but everyone is going to be overpaying and I just don't think that's our big need.

    FS, James to get his head out of his arse and a pressure guy our what we need on defense.

    We must get Adams replacement this offseason so he is ready in 2008, Rivera must not be starting in 2007.

    So FS, OG, OT, OLB/DE, and WR (most likely) are our priority needs. Does that seem familiar to anyone else?
  15. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    D'oh! Brainfart. Jeez, how much must it suck to be franchised?
  16. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    Amen Henry is not cutting it.
  17. MarkBrunell

    MarkBrunell Benched

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    We're below the cap space every offseason. The only thing Dan Snyder is good at is beating the cap. The rest is a different story.
  18. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    If we lockup another shutdown corner it would compensate for the lack of a pass rush.

    Henry needs to go to FS or be cut because he gets schooled by all the speed we face at the WR position.
  19. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    Not until you redo contracts or cut players. Overpaying FA's is not beating the cap. The cap is not something you beat it is something you manage and Snyder sucks at it.
  20. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Does he return kicks or punts?

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