What has Reed sacrificed? A concussion or two and he played the next year? Look at the LB play in the 70's, 80's, and 90's and tell me how many hits these guys took and they played week after week. Reed is a talent...yes...but if one can't get on the field they serve no use to a coach and a team.
A concussion or two? Try 6, that we know of. I can understand and relate to the frustration of not having him on the field. But he is tough and has plenty of heart and desire to play. Things happen. I fear for his quality of life after football but it is his choice.
Correct, on all the concusses. You trade him and try get a 3rd or 4th round for him and shift his salary to another team in need of a TE. We could use the salary for KC and other FA and use the extra draft pick. No team will give up a 1st or 2nd for him and we'd be fortunate to get a 3rd or 4th for him.
I have been for awhile now. I would love to see him in B&G next year. I hope it happens. Still would like KC on LTD IF BOTH side can make it happen. By the way Scot McCloughan believes that Mayfield is the best QB in the upcoming draft.
Whoops I forgot, if you are placed on IR before the final active roster is announced before week 1 of the regular season (after the last pre-season game at cutdowns) you are ineligible to return in season.
So this would rule Bowen out.
So its Allen and Hopkins only.
Both Hopkins and Allen are "eligible" to begin practicing the week beginning Monday November 27 if "designated" and can play weekend games of 17th December.
Hopkins may be a goner with the way Rose is kicking.
How D was pretty good today. Seattle came in four game win streak, with Russell Wilson passing for over 400 yards in his last game. That was negated by Manusky, great plan, Wilson got his rushing yards but not downfield.
KC was not good in the pocket, he goes down early and can’t escape, but he made two good drives that won. He is both the anti-Big Ben and Wilson, he goes down easily and doesn’t evade the rush. But can hit the open WR.
And he was good on two drives and that was enough to win. Thanks to the D.
What I learned is Kelley is not bell cow RB (2.4 YPC) and Jay called a lousy game. CT is both our leading RB and reciever, and was ignored except in middle throws which the Hawks were ready for. So he got 5 targets, 2 rushing attempts. But all but one of his targets was inside as a safety valve, he needs to be in space outside.
Gruden just needs to admit that with this team that we are the ‘00 Rams with CT as Marshall Faulk, and a good group of downfield WRs. And a subpar running attack.
And KC needs boots and rollouts. Hey it ain’t pretty, it’s not smash mouth football. But it’s what an scrub Oline has left us with.
Spot on with everything, JW especially those areas I bolded.
Defense was inspired. Don't recall a performance that inspiring from our D. KC, despite being a hot mess for most of the game, which was admittedly not all his fault, was as clutch as they get on that last drive. Great job, Kurt, er, Kirk;-).
Definitely love the passion and grit the D showed the entire game except for one drive. Offensively, yes I know we have a make shift OL but our DL was make shift to some degree too and we were missing other D starters. Other than a couple of drives the offense didn't show the passion and grit that the defense did. JMO. Great and much needed win.
Allen will EFT KC yet again so after KC signs I guess a trade can be worked out but I don't see Allen letting him hit FA without tagging him.
This is the one option I just don't understand why it makes any sense, logically. Yeah I get all the rhetoric but from a common-sense point of view this is a stupid option.
If you don't want him let him walk and get in your new QB, even if Colt McCoy becomes the transitional starter. Paying Kirk $34M makes no sense in my mind given the other key FAs we need to resign this year. Why commit that amount of money to a guy you don't want? Bite the bullet and move on.
If you do want him then bloody heck, sit down and get a proper long term deal done which is sensible and with an eye out that if you want to trade him on or cut him 2-3 years down the track you don't make to drink half the Potomac in dead cap money.
No third tag.
Not what I want Syd but what I can see Allen doing. We all thought KC should have been signed to a LTD a couple years ago. Expect the unexpected from BA.
Skins will end up EFT KC again for the last time. We either sign him to a LTD or he's traded for ? or plays one more year on the FT and we draft a QB in the upcoming draft. With BA in charge this is what I see playing out. If BA is released, I see us signing KC to a LTD w/o having to use the EFT. Just a hunch.