A budget-friendly free-agent wish list. Thoughts, additions, …?

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  • #123566
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    Bucs moves will be to free up salary cap i see them giving a paycut or be cut speech to 2 olineman. Free AgencyDEFENSEJ.Allen  DE or Everson Griffen DE ( Whichever Vikings don't resign)C.Wooten DEC.Tillman CBW.Woodyard LB  or Karlos Dansby LB whichever will serve well in LOVIES DEFENSEJ.Casillas LB (RESIGN)D.Watson LB (ST Captain)OFFENSEJon Asamoah GuardGeoff Schwartz GuardAndre Roberts WRDevin Hester KR/PRDraftUNPREDICTABLEBut i would then go BPAMY BOARD WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS G.ROBINSONS.WATKINS K.MACKJ.MATTHEWSE.EBRON

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    #123567
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    @JDouble,… Some nice additions there, though I don’t think Shields will fall into the budget-friendly category (as he’s possibly going to be franchised by GB). Similar thoughts on Sanders considering how hard NE went after him last year.  @JC5100…..Not sure Oher will command as big of a contract as some think. He hasn’t put a whole lot of good tape out there, and may just benefit from a change of scenery and coaching. Maybe he signs a 1-2 yr “prove-it” deal. @STRICK-9…. Like all 3 FA’s, but not sure any will come cheaply. Allen may just want one last big payday (wherever it is), Mack is going to get top-5 C money either from the Browns or someone else, and McCown (obviously it’s not certain) looks to be in line for solid starter money from a QB needy team like Minn., Oak. Jax., etc.Besides Munnerlyn (hat-tip to JDouble), another name I left off that I think would be a great value/reclamation project is DT Ziggy Hood. He's really miscast in Pitts 3-4, and would be great depth behind McCoy at what should be a team-friendly deal.

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    #123568
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    QB - Matt SchaubOT - Anthony CollinsOG/C - Jon AsamoahWR - Andre Roberts, Dexter McClusterDE - Everson GriffenDT - Henry MeltonLB - Pat AngererCB - Tarell BrownDraft - Trade down pick up an extra 2nd and 4th rounder...Trade Donald Penn for a 4th and Davin Joseph for a 4th1. OT Taylor Lewan2. QB Derek Carr2. DE Jackson Jeffcoat4. LB Lamin Barrow4. WR Josh Huff4. G Cyril Richardson 4. RB Bishop Sankey5. C Tyler Larsen7. CB Bennett Jackson

    So we'd waste a 4th round pick on a RB that we don't need and would never play instead of addressing the TE position? Why?

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    #123569
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    With the news about the salary cap thru 2016, i expect the Bucs and everyone else to spend big this free agency period. Unfortunately it alsi means every last FA is gounf to get over paid.

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    #123570
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    Jacoby Ford WR from Raiders…..I had it in another post and he would give us speed in space.

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    #123571
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    Draft - Trade down pick up an extra 2nd and 4th rounder...Trade Donald Penn for a 4th and Davin Joseph for a 4th

    Unfortunately there's no way you could get a 4th or anything close to it for Penn and Joseph. You might be looking at 7th round pick or maybe nothing.

    Where I can see Melton being attractive to most coming from Chicago and having played underneath Lovie before he's a three technique. Something we already have in McCoy. Not to mention the money he's going to demand from the open market and the fact he's coming back from an ACL injury I'd stay far away from him.

    Gives you a backup to McCoy (who has had an injury history) and really - the whole 3-tech/1-tech difference can get overblown. Do you think teams were double teamign our 1-tech or our 3-tech last year? Another "3-tech" might have a bigger impact on freeing up McCoy than a more traditional nose tackle.

    With the news about the salary cap thru 2016, i expect the Bucs and everyone else to spend big this free agency period. Unfortunately it alsi means every last FA is gounf to get over paid.

    Considering the Raiders have $66 million in cap room (and teams need to start preparing now to avoid the salary cap penalties for being near the floor) you could very well be right.

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    #123572
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    We can probably close this thread now.  With the new cap there wont be such a thing as “budget friendly” free agents this year.  A lot of middle of the road talent is going to get paid.

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    #123573
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    Draft - Trade down pick up an extra 2nd and 4th rounder...Trade Donald Penn for a 4th and Davin Joseph for a 4th

    Unfortunately there's no way you could get a 4th or anything close to it for Penn and Joseph. You might be looking at 7th round pick or maybe nothing.

    Where I can see Melton being attractive to most coming from Chicago and having played underneath Lovie before he's a three technique. Something we already have in McCoy. Not to mention the money he's going to demand from the open market and the fact he's coming back from an ACL injury I'd stay far away from him.

    Gives you a backup to McCoy (who has had an injury history) and really - the whole 3-tech/1-tech difference can get overblown. Do you think teams were double teamign our 1-tech or our 3-tech last year? Another "3-tech" might have a bigger impact on freeing up McCoy than a more traditional nose tackle.

    With the news about the salary cap thru 2016, i expect the Bucs and everyone else to spend big this free agency period. Unfortunately it alsi means every last FA is gounf to get over paid.

    Considering the Raiders have $66 million in cap room (and teams need to start preparing now to avoid the salary cap penalties for being near the floor) you could very well be right.

    To the bolded. We aren't getting jack squat for Joseph, but Penn is a solid LT with a very affordable contract. I'll bet you we could get a 3rd or 4th for him if it comes to that. As far as Melton being good depth at UT, that might be true but he is going to cost waaaay too much to play NT and provide depth at UT. I'm all for drafting Aaron Donald to fill that role because he would be cheap for 5 years and I think he can play all over the line.....but spending $8M+ per year on a guy like Melton to fill that role isn't really feasible when we are paying McCoy $12M+ per year. McCoy is getting his new contract this year and we would have $20M+ /yr locked up in our DTs for the next 5 years. That doesn't seem sustainable.

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    #123574
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    To the bolded. We aren't getting jack squat for Joseph, but Penn is a solid LT with a very affordable contract. I'll bet you we could get a 3rd or 4th for him if it comes to that. As far as Melton being good depth at UT, that might be true but he is going to cost waaaay too much to play NT and provide depth at UT. I'm all for drafting Aaron Donald to fill that role because he would be cheap for 5 years and I think he can play all over the line.....but spending $8M+ per year on a guy like Melton to fill that role isn't really feasible when we are paying McCoy $12M+ per year. McCoy is getting his new contract this year and we would have $20M+ /yr locked up in our DTs for the next 5 years. That doesn't seem sustainable.

    I could be wrong about Penn but I'd be surprised if we got anything more than a 6th or a 7th. He's over 30 and overweight, not to mention he has a decent sized contract (not sure about guarantees and such though).If Metlon signs for that much, you are completely right. I'd expect it to be approximately half that though coming off an ACL injury. I could be totally wrong.If we're drafting Donald, we'd better have traded back though.

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    #123575
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    We’ll see with Melton. I’d could be wrong. He is coming off injury, but in 2011 and 2012 he was considered one of the best UTs in the league and he just turned 27. I think he’s gonna get paid.

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    #123576
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    I think Comeonman is right. Only bargains this year will be bums.

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    #123577
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    Oher is going to get a huge contract, similar to Gosder Cherilus did last year. Schaub has one of the worst arms in the league, he's done. Pick 6 city.

    Doubtful Oher has been very bad.

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    #123578
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    Even with the forecasted cap increase, I still don’t think you’re going to see all the teams massively overpaying for mediocre talent. Sure it happens a few times each year, but would be surprised if it became the norm. Would expect to see guys coming off injury or a down year to do 1-2 yr deals hoping to rebuild their value and get paid when the cap’s at $150 million. Case in point is Jeremy Maclin. All he would do evidently was a one year deal.  Think the bigger repercussion you’ll see from the increase is teams being able to keep their core players instead of losing them due to cap constraints.

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    #123579
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    The important thing to remember, is whatever % of the cap a new contract takes up now, is going to decrease pretty drastically as the cap rises my $10M each year. It's why I'm fine with Revis' contract now. In 2013 his salary was almost 14% of our total cap,  as the cap goes up, his salary has less and less effect. By 2016 it will be 10% of our total cap and much less talented CBs will be making $12M to $14M per year.So if we have to pay a guy $4M or $5M/yr instead of $3M/yr this offseason, it's worth it. The money we spend now is discounted. As Sandre Phillips put it in his article, every dollar we spend right now is worth $1.22 in 2016. I can't stand that guy, but he made some good points about the future cap and how our strategy must change moving forward.

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    #123580
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    The important thing to remember, is whatever % of the cap a new contract takes up now, is going to decrease pretty drastically as the cap rises my $10M each year. It's why I'm fine with Revis' contract now. In 2013 his salary was almost 14% of our total cap,  as the cap goes up, his salary has less and less effect. By 2016 it will be 10% of our total cap and much less talented CBs will be making $12M to $14M per year.So if we have to pay a guy $4M or $5M/yr instead of $3M/yr this offseason, it's worth it. The money we spend now is discounted. As Sandre Phillips put it in his article, every dollar we spend right now is worth $1.22 in 2016. I can't stand that guy, but he made some good points about the future cap and how our strategy must change moving forward.

    Read that article as well and completely agree with your point. lol

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