Thanks to the slow free agency period, the quiet time before the Rays start up and just a week away from March Madness, today seemed like a perfect day to throw out some random thoughts. I have no illusions that this is either original or terribly interesting, but thought it might be a way to get a dialogue for our members going on both football and non-football related sports issues.
The format isn't pretty, but it's just a blasting of questions and observations at this point. I promise over time I'll come up with a better format. But as far as format goes, I'll post a few questions, links and topics of conversation and leave it to the community at large to chime in.
1) If you had your choice between Suh/McCoy and Sean Jones or Eric Berry with Odrick, which would you take?
3) What are your predictions on AB's stats with the Bengals? Was $28MM over 4 years market value for AB or did they overpay him?
4) If you had to guess at our starting wide receivers for 2010 right now, who would be #1-5? For rookies/draftees, you can just say "rookie"
5) Do you think a salary cap will ever be in play again and if so, when?
6) What is the latest round of draft picks you expect to make a contribution to a team within the first 2-3 years?
7) March Madness, if you had to pick a team to take it all right now, who would it be?
8) A lot of people have speculated that teams (not the Bucs necessarily) should consider shelling out their draft picks for proven restricted free agents. Their take is that when you draft a WR or OL with a first rounder, you have about a 50/50 shot of hitting on that pick. If you give up your 1st rounder for Jared Gaither or Brandon Marshall you are acquiring a proven player with that pick. The downside is you lose a few years by taking a 26ish year old player versus a 22 year old rookie. What do you think, does this sound like a smart strategy for teams that have a need at certain positions?
9) Are these interesting/entertaining enough to keep doing or should I end this while I'm still ahead?
Looking forward to the discussion.