Reaganaut Posted February 25, 2009 Share Posted February 25, 2009 Let's be realistic. This team overpays players most of the time. We are lousy at drafting lineman in the later rounds like New York, so Free Agency is the only way we can get better on the lines. We have to pick up the Kendalls, Thomas', Griffins, Taylors, Smiths etc. We hit it on Samuels and Jansen, but that's the exception more than the rule, plus Samuels was a #2 pick. I would argue that it's OK for the Skins to overpay to get a great lineman such as the great AH from the Titans. It's better to tie up that money in the trenches where it will get used ALL THE TIME, rather than on a receiver like Terrell Owens who MIGHT get a pass thrown his way, or Adam Archuletta who might change his entire DNA to defend the pass on an outside chance. If we overpay for a great player in the trenches, then it's not as bad as overpaying for a receiver, running back, or cornerback. It's not as good as drafting well on the lines, but if you have zero skill at drafting linemen then it's the safest strategy. Put money in defense. At least you have Baltimore every year so in the weird case that you get a Flacco who can really play, you have a potential Superbowl team based on defense. I don't care if we overpay for lineman. Bring 'em in. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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