ClaytonColt

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  1. ClaytonColt

    Improved or status Q ?

    I don't mind Amos but I'm not sure Amos and Collins are comparable in terms of ability. Collins has twice as many tackles, twice as many sacks, more than twice as many interceptions, nearly twice as many passes broken up, Pro Bowls, All Pros award, etc, etc. To say that Amos should set Collins contract or should be the benchmark is madness. Kam Chancellor at $12m a year is probably a better starting point for Collins' market.
  2. ClaytonColt

    Improved or status Q ?

    Surely whatever the market pays for him is the going rate by definition? It's not really an $84m contract either, that's just the headline figure. He's likely to be cut after the 3rd or 4th years regardless of how he plays. Washington aren't really committing to giving him that full amount. I'd be surprised if the Redskins win a playoff game as well. I doubt any safety would make that much difference when you have Colt McCoy as a quarterback.
  3. I like Ferguson but those results are incredibly bad. Was he drunk?
  4. ClaytonColt

    Current Salary Cap Status

    I don't disagree but then it comes down to expectations, starting points and how you measure success. If we'd signed them both and improved by 3 wins I'm guessing that would have counted as success. It's why the starting points if the teams who have the cap space available needs to be considered. Which successful teams were you thinking of who don't sign high dollar free agents by the way?
  5. ClaytonColt

    Current Salary Cap Status

    May I ask which teams you are thinking of? I think in general there's a bit of a misunderstanding between causation and correlation when it comes to this. Most high price free agents go to bad teams. Teams that are already good don't generally have the cap space to "win" free agency wheras the bad teams are using every avenue necessary to improve. When we're talking about the numbers of successes to failures we need to be mindful of the teams starting points. No matter how good they are Mosley and Bell aren't going to turn the Jets into the Patriots. However if the improve from a 4 won team to a 7 win team is that considered success or failure?
  6. ClaytonColt

    2019 WR draft / film notes

    Miles Boykin and Kelvin Harmon seem like the sort of guys who fit into the Ballard vision. Really like both of them.
  7. ClaytonColt

    Future Salary Cap Use

    I get that free agency is seen as a risk but the draft is also a risk. There are no sure things building through the draft either and one or two poor (or even average) draft classes can put you back as far as a couple of poor free agents if you're truly committed to not supplementing top talent from outside. We had a better year last year in terms of record but we might be overplaying how we can extrapolate the improvement. It is surely easier to go from a poor term to an above average one when you're picking at 3 and already have a top QB (you "just" need to find average players to go alongside the QB - which I'm not saying he did by the way but just expanding the theoretical idea) than it is to go from an above average to top class team. You need a larger core of better players to get over that final hump. We can't keep focusing on our previous free agents. They were poor signings but we've equally made poor draft picks. Lets not pretend that free agency is the dumb, risky path which is doomed to failure whereas the draft is the smart, risk free utopia where you just pick 2 or 3 All Pros every year until the roster is nailed. There is always a blend. We can't, and shouldn't, ignore the impact that carefully selected top class free agents have made throughout the league.
  8. ClaytonColt

    Future Salary Cap Use

    Nope. I was asking questions for clarification.
  9. ClaytonColt

    Future Salary Cap Use

    I didn't put words in your mouth. Both of those sentences were questions.
  10. ClaytonColt

    Future Salary Cap Use

    You have people disagreeing with it and wishing he would take a different course with the situation at his disposal.
  11. ClaytonColt

    Future Salary Cap Use

    So once a GM has stated his intention any disagreements about that plan is ignorance? Insults should be off the table but surely we don't need to all blindly agree with the plan just because it's been stated?
  12. ClaytonColt

    Future Salary Cap Use

    But it isn't ignorance. Everyone knows what Ballard has said, nobody is ignoring it.
  13. ClaytonColt

    Future Salary Cap Use

    Just because the guy is clear in his approach doesn't mean everyone has to agree with it. The methodology can still be discussed. Everyone know that what is written on here has no effect on Ballard but it's a forum to express personal opinions not simply to follow blindly whatever the GM does.
  14. I think Lawrence makes a huge difference to our defense. Keeps Leonard clean and attracts double teams to free up the outside guys. I have this image of him going up against Nelson every day and them making each other better. Also a big fan of Ferguson as well. He's a pass rusher moulded in the image of our defense. Power and effort to get the job done. The question marks that excluded them from the combine are minor but may be blessings in disguise if they both fall into our range.
  15. ClaytonColt

    Current Salary Cap Status

    Yep and then the figures on which the end calculation is based are then taken from the higher figure.