Last edited by NorthCoast; 09-21-2013 at 09:34 AM.
Balt. shed a lot of older leadership this past year but they drafted potential replacements in Arthur Brown and Matt Elam. The key is having the confidence in your draft to let them play.
I think it could be time for an internal audit by the FO on their standards to see if they need to be more involved in FAs or if they need to change their mindset on what seems to be a rookie bias. We've seen a small shift this year with Jones, Williams and Thomas (and if no injuries Bell). But the hand was forced due to injuries or a previous reluctance to change personnel.
Financially they have no options. There is a reason Omar Khan does not get offers from other teams after he interviews. Maybe he is handcuffed by the FO's stance that they hold on to "star" players too long but he needs to communicate the potential for disaster in subsequent years. Those years are upon us. The Steelers have been successful in the past with this formula, but you have to adapt.
I agree thor... Baltimore got rid of Todd Heap and 2 or 3 more vets a few years ago and people thought they would slip.
We are doing a better job getting young guys on the field but we're still seeing them handcuffed at times. Jones crushes CJ and we take him out because???? Wheaton is on the field but we aren't utilizing him. Still feels like we are reluctant to play our rookies. IMO damn near every other team in the league would have Jones and Wheaton on the field on day 1 and not in limited roles given how bad the players in front of them are playing.
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How about this thought...Richardson will cost the Colts only the salary dollars against the cap. That means that this year, Trent Richardson will have around the same cap charge as Isaac Redman.