Regardles of what we are or aren't doing, the AFC south (specifically the Jags and Texans) seem to be a legitimate FA destination. It sort of seems like we're not exactly an attractive destinated but we're also not gunning after guys quite like they are.
Yeah I'd agree, and I think you describe both sides more eloquently than most.
The butting of heads seems to come from one side thinking the other wants to go full Grigson and throw money at every FA under the sun, while the other side is viewed as too frugal and wanting to stay out of FA entirely.
Maybe I'm totally off base here...but I feel like some of the same people who are saying the Bucs overpaid for Jensen (and other FA's we missed out on) would be completely fine with/or outright defending Ballard had we been the ones paying up.
Personally, I'm of the belief that this is like the year NBA free agency went wild. That this is the new market being set. I would've been fine had we given this contract to Jensen. Not least of which because there's likely an out after year 2, and it's not like we're saving up money for any huge re-signings within the next couple years.
I'm not acting like he's gonna come here and play at a starter level or even close to it. All I'm saying is that he might be better, meaning not terrible, in a zone based defense.
Besides we're so thin at CB that we just need bodies at this point.
We think alike, was just about to post this.
Sounds like @krunk could be right, he could do better in a zone based defense. At the very least, seems like an okay depth option since at this point we just need bodies.