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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby DarthMonk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:27 am

Donte Whitner - Big hitter with corner speed and skills.

Chris Clemons - FS with corner speed. Doesn't miss games.

Both likely in the 3-6 million range?
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby UK Skins Fan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:37 am

I can't see the Redskins being serious players for Byrd. With as many holes on the roster as we have, it would be foolish to put so many dollars into one position after committing to Orakpo. Our defence would be significantly better with reliable safety play - no need to break the bank for a superstar at this point. Clemons from Miami would seem a more sensible option.

Wait - couldn't I have just copied and pasted a very similar post to this from this time last year?
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby riggofan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:32 am

Its funny Byrd seems to be the "top free agent safety" by some sort of media consensus. Bill Polian has him ranked lower than Chris Clemons:

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/freeagency/
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby SkinsJock » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:05 pm

In free agency this season and with the many issues we have - I think the Redskins will spend less on more rather than over spend on a few ...

I doubt that Byrd or any 'high price' free agent is being brought in here from another franchise this season
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby riggofan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:11 pm

SkinsJock wrote:In free agency this season and with the many issues we have - I think the Redskins will spend less on more rather than over spend on a few ...

I doubt that Byrd or any 'high price' free agent is being brought in here from another franchise this season


I want to agree with you, its just that we still have that guy who owns the team lurking in the background... :)
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby PulpExposure » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:49 pm

riggofan wrote:Its funny Byrd seems to be the "top free agent safety" by some sort of media consensus. Bill Polian has him ranked lower than Chris Clemons:

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/freeagency/


And he rates Bethea as the best, which makes complete sense once you understand that he drafted him.

Of course, Polian ranks Donald Brown as a top notch free agent, which is a total joke considering the Colts have looked to replace him ever since Polian drafted him in the first round...

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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby UK Skins Fan » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:43 am

PulpExposure wrote:
riggofan wrote:Its funny Byrd seems to be the "top free agent safety" by some sort of media consensus. Bill Polian has him ranked lower than Chris Clemons:

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/freeagency/


And he rates Bethea as the best, which makes complete sense once you understand that he drafted him.

Of course, Polian ranks Donald Brown as a top notch free agent, which is a total joke considering the Colts have looked to replace him ever since Polian drafted him in the first round...

Sometimes, a little context is useful when reading these expert rankings. That Polian list is radically different to any others that I've seen, so I'll take it with a pinch of salt.
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby riggofan » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:25 am

UK Skins Fan wrote:
PulpExposure wrote:
riggofan wrote:Its funny Byrd seems to be the "top free agent safety" by some sort of media consensus. Bill Polian has him ranked lower than Chris Clemons:

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/freeagency/


And he rates Bethea as the best, which makes complete sense once you understand that he drafted him.

Of course, Polian ranks Donald Brown as a top notch free agent, which is a total joke considering the Colts have looked to replace him ever since Polian drafted him in the first round...

Sometimes, a little context is useful when reading these expert rankings. That Polian list is radically different to any others that I've seen, so I'll take it with a pinch of salt.


I don't disagree, but I'll still give it a little more weight coming from a successful GM vs. a bunch of bloggers reinforcing what everyone else is writing.
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby PulpExposure » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:13 pm

riggofan wrote:I don't disagree, but I'll still give it a little more weight coming from a successful GM vs. a bunch of bloggers reinforcing what everyone else is writing.


That's fair, but remember he was fired years ago from the Colts for being a disaster of a GM at the end of his tenure (including hiring his son as GM). And despite him essentially hanging out his shingle to get hired, he hasn't been picked up by anyone. Because of that, I do take what he says with a grain of salt, as I'm not sure how relevant his current view of players actually is.

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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby DarthMonk » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:38 am

PulpExposure wrote:
riggofan wrote:I don't disagree, but I'll still give it a little more weight coming from a successful GM vs. a bunch of bloggers reinforcing what everyone else is writing.


That's fair, but remember he was fired years ago from the Colts for being a disaster of a GM at the end of his tenure (including hiring his son as GM). And despite him essentially hanging out his shingle to get hired, he hasn't been picked up by anyone. Because of that, I do take what he says with a grain of salt, as I'm not sure how relevant his current view of players actually is.


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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby riggofan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:46 pm

PulpExposure wrote:
riggofan wrote:I don't disagree, but I'll still give it a little more weight coming from a successful GM vs. a bunch of bloggers reinforcing what everyone else is writing.


That's fair, but remember he was fired years ago from the Colts for being a disaster of a GM at the end of his tenure (including hiring his son as GM). And despite him essentially hanging out his shingle to get hired, he hasn't been picked up by anyone. Because of that, I do take what he says with a grain of salt, as I'm not sure how relevant his current view of players actually is.


No problem with that. A grain of salt is always required of any of these guys.
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby SkinsJock » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:15 pm

I think Bill Polian is still a very credible authority - more so than most 'media types' and a lot of GMs currently 'working' in the NFL
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby Neo » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:27 pm

I was all for Byrd, but now I'm thinking he's just going to be way too expensive. There's a handful of teams with more cap $ than us...its going to turn into a bidding war, and he's going to get overpaid.

There are other safeties we could get for much less who would make a big impact. Plus we might even draft another safety this year.
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby chiefhog44 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:28 pm

I do not want this guy. I'm going down and saying that. From what my Bills friends say, he's on the slow side and turned down 10 million / 3 year from the Bills. If we can grab him for decent money, than fine, but I'm thinking he's gonna be way overpriced.
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Re: Byrd to be a FA

Postby chiefhog44 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:38 pm

And now it looks like Mike Mitchell signs with the steelers. He was the one to grab.
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