Taken to the cleaners? Colts were the only team to make an actual offer. And Wentz had tanked his trade value with his awful play and with his subsequent request to be traded.
Plus, he still had a lot of gtd money on his deal...it’s nothing to take on $40M+ in gtd money after COVID. I mean that’s way more money than Ballard spent this entire offseason.
The LAR had to actually include draft capital to rid themselves of Goff’s tradeable money.
So for Roseman to end up with a (likely) 1 and a 3 out of a completely untenable situation is excellent work. He played it as well as he could. And at worst, he salvaged what he could...because the alternatives weren’t viable. At best, he got a 2 and a 3 for damaged goods.
And I doubt either GM sees it as a “steal” or “fleecing.” It was their amicable solution to a problem each of their org’s faced.
Roseman’s mistake was paying Wentz...or at least structuring the contract the way he did to have to eat so much dead cap space. But that was a sunk cost regardless once Wentz wanted out.
So here’s a new thought that I’ve had when it comes to Jenkins. If Mechki Beckton can play LT in the NFL, why can’t Jenkins? I’m interested to get your and @NewColtsFan take on this.
However I would take Cosmi just because he actually compares favorably to Castonzo.
You only watched part of that game. The offense was completely inept in the 1st quarter until Miles Sanders (part of that lack of run game in PHI) broke off a beastly 74-yard TD run on 3rd and 9.
Wentz was good on the next drive...and they scored again. But on the first possession of the 2nd half, Wentz throws an INT near his own RZ...and PIT gets the TD and PHI is down 17.
So he is definitely gets some blame for that loss. And many other games last season as well. There is plenty to go around in that organization.
Yep. Think Ballard said he would build through the draft from the beginning. He is doing just that. Both sides of the ball, all phases will be littered with recent draft picks. He is going to have his team on the field this year. I love the core of this team. Really hope some others step up their game.
Teams are built to sustain by drafting well early, forming a key core unit, and continuing to stack drafts and be smart through free agency and roster management. That means not spending big or past value which is all anyone does in free agency. That means letting guys test free agency and willing to let them walk at a high cost. And continuing to find solid players throughout the year on the waiver wire and through other means, such as trading.
Ballard to me is as good as anybody on roster management, especially this early in his career as a GM. He had a tough break with Luck retiring. Maybe he had a good feeling that would happen when he signed on. Maybe he didn’t. He’s managed it well with that adversity. A lot of GM’s would have bombed after that. They bomb anyways. Ballard has not. This team is going to be built to sustain. Now it’s time to win some championships.