Anyone else think Denzelle Good would make for a better guard than he does tackle? He was a pretty strong run blocker, but his feet weren't quick enough to be much of a pass protector. I feel like he could be a mauler of a guard and maybe in the future he could kick out to tackle.
Nope, I don't know why Irsay said 'shocking,' either. Maybe it's because he's never paid any player $20m+/year, including Manning. I think it will have record guarantees, maybe $70m. But maybe because I'm mentally prepared for all of that, there's nothing shocking about it to me.
And maybe Irsay does eight years, $200m, and actually does shock us all. I doubt it, though.
He is really good. He's not the problem. Put a defense out there. Put an offensive line out there that can protect him. Then we might win something. That's pretty much what tom Brady had when he won his first 3 rings. It's not a mystery. We just need a GM that can build that kind of team for us.