When we were looking for our D coordinator after we fired Barry I was hoping we could have signed Tomsula as his replacement. Hopefully, we never let the guy leave. I'd take Tomsula over Manusky. I'm just thankful we have him as our DL coach.
Maybe so but this is becoming a big issue. It wasn't an issue 40/50 plus year ago but has become one for awhile now. Probably because players are bigger, faster and stronger and the impact of hits are greater now. Guessing.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2017 12:34:27 GMT -5 by raypetty
I don't think I've ever worried more for a players health than I have for Jordan Reed. I hope it's not concussion related and he can get through the year concussion free. Even though we would miss him tremendously I would be happy to hear him retire at any point.
It wouldn't surprise me IF at some point the NFL comes up with a policy that IF a player suffer X number of concussions during his college and or NFL career he must retire from the NFL. I can see a TON of lawsuits coming over concussion related CTEs. I can also see the NFL having players possibly signing waivers concerning this/these issues. Just a thought.
"Here’s how this trade could play out: Imagine, if you will, a scenario where Kirk Cousins is shipped to Los Angeles for Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Donald, former No. 1 pick QB project Jared Goff, and a high draft pick in 2018."
Last Edit: Jul 18, 2017 18:31:55 GMT -5 by raypetty
It really doesn't matter what you or me or PC or guru or anybody says as to why these negotiations failed because one thing is crystal clear: Cousins was never, ever in the frame of mind to be motivated sign a long term deal with this Franchise - and that's his right. That's not subject to debate because he just told us so directly, without spin doctoring.
There never were any negotiations in good faith as a result. We tried, but he 'wasn't ready' to engage.
This ain't that hard to understand folks.
If this is the case, then he needs to be traded and we need to get whatever compensation (highest draft pick(s)) we can get NOW or if Allen plans to FT him going into next year we need to trade him no later than the first day of the draft.
Last Edit: Jul 18, 2017 18:22:40 GMT -5 by raypetty
I'm not putting this one on KC. Look at what Allen offered. Now that he smeared it in the face of KC publicly we should trade him and get something higher than a 3rd or 4th round draft pick for him. If he didn't want to be here before the letter he probably doesn't want to be here now.
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2017 18:15:49 GMT -5 by raypetty
They should try and trade him now OR FT him and get what they can for him next year. Otherwise, let him walk and get a 3rd or 4th round draft pick as compensation. Best to try and trade him. It's sad because Allen's statement today at 4:01pm, well I'll let you fill in the blanks. After Allen's statements I don't think we see KC in B&G in 2018.
If I was a betting man, right now, I'd put money on the third FT next year and then the team drafts a QB in the first round of the 2018 draft - possibly through trading up. Kirk starts 2018 then leaves in FA, rookie learns behind Kirk and starts in 2019.
Been saying/thinking this for awhile now.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 19:33:37 GMT -5 by raypetty
So barring any late minute "Dananigans" the next steps are:
1) to find out how close in negotiations they actually got by July 17, 2) watch what the other QB's (Stafford, Ryan, Brees, possibly Rodgers) make if/when their deals are redone between now and January and how that resets the market 3) watch how Kirk performs in 2017 4) monitor the relationship between player and front office during this period
Then we'll be back here in January doing this all over again.
The Transition Tag should be out of the question for reasons already outlined.
Allen has already said, a couple of times, he will franchise tag Kirk again if necessary. However that means only a certain number of the players coming up for UFA may be able to be re-signed.
How will the players react/feel if he FT KC again? Will they want to even sign here? These are questions that may come up and affect the players/team. Just a thought.
Taking into consideration the negotiating dynamics that have been highlighted and using the contract parameters that have been explored as a guide, below is a chart breaking down the suggested contract between Cousins and the Redskins.
Signing bonus: $22.5 million Guaranteed money: $84.25 million Fully guaranteed at signing: $61.75 million Deal total: $130 million Contract length: 5 years Average per year: $26 million
Any deal Cousins does now will pale in comparison to what he could get on the open market in 2018. It's conceivable that he fetches $30 million per year with $100 million in guarantees as an unrestricted free agent because there are more NFL teams than good quarterbacks. Some of those quarterback-needy teams will have an abundance of cap space next offseason.
You know this stuff better than most of us PC but what I've bolded would this be what they allocated on the FT this year ($23.94 million) along with coming up with an additional 22.5? I don't understand how you get $61.75 in their at signing.
If Allen doesn't want to pony up the money on a LTD, I can't see him ponying up $34 million on a FT next year and we will be outbid on a TT as others have mentioned 9ers and other teams in need of QB that have salary cap space will make it hard if not impossible for us to sign him to a LTD with the way their contract is structured. I think it's you either get a done deal this year or say goodbye to KC and hello to a 1st round QB that we hope becomes a franchise QB. Then, IF Allen is Still here do we go through this same situation again of trying to sign a franchise QB to a LTD.
I hear ya but I don't think that happens. I would be somewhat surprised if it did as you probably would be too. Hopefully, this time next week or hopefully before we are talking about how S & A allowed Schaffer to inked KC to a LTD.
If there's no deal, and never going to be one, I reckon they tag him again in 2018, draft a QB in 2018 and let him sit behind Kirk a year with Sudfeld and then let those guys battle it out for the 2019 starters job in camp in the offseason, allowing Cousins to walk in 2019 pocketing a third round comp pick.
I Still think trading McCoy to the Rams for Mannion - a trade I brought up some months back - is something they should look at before the start of this season. McCoy gives McVay a vet guy who knows his system and can help Goff develop (ideally thats what the Rams want to happen).
Mannion - who I rate - gives Jay another young arm to develop, analyse and compete with Nate for the backup job, and then compete with the 2018 draftee, while waiting for Kirk to move on.
The only thing that will make him sign prior to the TT is the threat of injury (which is being brushed under the rug until it happens). But I've said from day one that it makes no sense for either side to sign before he is hit with the transition tag. I think the only place we differ is the amount of the deal he'll command on the TT. I think he'll get a deal very similar to Carr's but probably structured like Luck's. That will be very manageable for the Skins to match and be fair for both sides. No earth shattering or cap killing deal will have to be contended with.
The only wildcard would be him refusing to sign any deal during the TT offseason because he is deadest on getting out of Washington and becoming an UFA. If that's the case then the Skins have done nothing wrong. Some would point to the mythological deal that McCarthy offered. But that was not a fair deal in the moment. It's proven to be fair, but it was unreasonable to pay Kirk more than Brady after one year of starting where he put up decent numbers.
If he gets to the TT, it'll be like hitting the open market....but with one catch....he'll get an offer we can't match for guarantees - not in the number of $$$ but in the structure of it.
In putting up an offer sheet on a TT, a team isn't going to go through all that trouble to make it easy for Washington to match it (and it has to be matched EXACTLY)....a front loaded first year fully guaranteed salary/roster bonus combination that all counts in 2018 from a team with a tonne of cap space.