Betta Bulleavit wrote:Axxo wrote:Betta Bulleavit wrote:That's understandable. It sucks that we couldn't get something done with Alshon because losing him just creates another need to address. Having said that, Pace was at the helm of the building of a pretty good Saints team. As of today, just about everybody from the pre-Pace era is gone now. So I'm willing to sit back and see what he has in mind from this point forward. It would be very nice if we could work something out to get Cooks. But I know that's just a pipe dream.
Yeah, the anticipation of "the Saints Pace" we have all this cap space and then to see all the good players getting signed somewhere else and we only got Demps and Glennon has created some...disappointment. Mabe he can eat a bad contract for extra draft picks like the Browns.
Well I think that it's important that we keep this thing in perspective as well. This is (by most accounts) one of the weakest free agent classes in a while. And it just so happens that bad teams have money to spend. The combination of those two elements often leads to a ton of bad contracts. The problem for Pace though is that he's on the clock big time. So it's almost like he's being forced to be active in a free agent class that really doesn't warrant the money that's being given. So it could be that Pace is throwing the dice by not giving out insane contracts in the spirit of using fiscal responsibility as a talking point for keeping his job. Just a thought.
The cap and contracts are going up whether Pace likes it or not and thats where he seems to be lost . How can anyone look at the top corner market coming into this year and then be taken aback by the demands of the to corners on the market. pace is selling some of you a bill of goods and i cant believe people are falling for this . I read that Goodwin actually said he was disappointed that Pace and the bears were not serious with the offer
Josh Norman 14 mill
Richard Sherman 14 mil
Patrick Peterson 14 mill
Joe haden 13.5 mill
Janoris Jenkins 12.5
and those as of now are old db contracts so pace blew it trying to pay current fa's according to the market from a couple of years ago before the cap went up . Whats sad is that he didnt have to snag every top free agent he only needed to snag one of the top 2 corners and if he knew that Bouje wanted to stay in warm weather than Gilmore was a must get no matter what because at the end of end of the day the one thing he knew coming out of this offseason is that the bears if nothing else had a chance to put together an elite defense no matter who the qb was .
The patriots had Malcolm Butler and jumped at the chance to get Gilmore locked in at 14 million ? Why because they know with the cap increase that the numbers for corners will be even larger for Butler next season
Next year when its possible that Vontae Davis ,Kam Chancellor ,Butler are on the market you think any of these guys are gonna be signed at 14 million dollars ?
Im sorry but Pace blew this and Im not talking about Glennon .