YogiBiz Posted December 31, 2019 Share Posted December 31, 2019 (edited) 14 hours ago, ny92mike said: Dead money can stick around one to two seasons depending on when the player is released or traded. For example, Patrick Omameh was signed in 2018, released the same year accumulating 2.5 million in 2018 and 3 million in 2019. This can be said for several of these like Eli Apple and Damon Harrison so dead money does matter and when you've accumulated that much it's just poor cap management. So basically, the team is paying for players to play on another roster. They were also forced to restructure some of these contracts to free up cap space. The mess he had is exaggerated, he didn't need to switch to a 34 defense and his big issue with the offense was the line, which he's done nothing in terms of improving it. His free agent signings and draft picks invested in that line hasn't worked out or will be free agents this year, like Mike Remmers. Basically starting from scratch yet again. No reason to blow the team up like he did and trading players that you sign the same year to huge extensions burns bridges to the point players aren't willing to sign with teams like this. I posted more than just the dead money...his trading decisions definitely favored the other team and most of those trades that acquired additional picks were just used to trade away to get higher picks. Most of us wanted Solder at the time because he was the only "true" left tackle in that free agency, and Flowers was clearly not the answer. I don't think anyone was advocating to make him the highest paid tackle at the time of his signing. You make some really good points, but I have few side bars: The mess he inherited is not exaggerated. He did compounded are bad cap space by overpaying players, many of which are completely average. Hernandez and Zeitler are keepers. Solder has been awful, in large part to his contract. I'm pretty sure he's going try and spend top dollar on either a combo of Blythe/McGovern+Conklin. Like big money. I wouldn't be opposed to signing Conklin, but he's likely going to cost Lane Johnson money after the season he had, expect DG or another OT desperate team to make Conklin one of the highest paid OT in the league. He's probably going to get a contract in the 5yr/$75-80mil area. I don't mind. Conklin has been really good this year. The real question is do they also wanna pay a OC top 5-10 money as well? Assuming Conklin signs for the 5yr/~$80M, his ~$16M APY added with the ~$10M it would take to to sign McGovern/Blythe as well. That's roughly going to be close to 17-18M of our cap room (according to OTC). Cory Littleton is the guy I really want on Defense. Another under the radar guy I really want for the Defense is Jordan Jenkins from the Jets. He has turned into a quality pass rusher. Him, Golden, and (insert third pass rusher through either the draft, FA, or internal development) could make a good unit with our D-Line keeping lineman off of them. Would anyone be terribly mad if the Giants spent that #4 pick on Okudah? That kid is special. Edited December 31, 2019 by YogiBiz Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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