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by bostondog » Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:52 am
by HoodooMan » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:59 pm
bostondog wrote:I wonder if agents will be demanding more this year given the uncertainty of those negotiations? The Browns typically pay a premium to attract talent anyway and I wonder if that might be compounded. Thoughts?
by swerb » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:30 am
The free agent market would have been strong regardless of the CBA non-extension. However, there are now two major factors that amplify the Browns advantage even more:There will be many more impact players on the market due to the drastic cuts that will take placeThere will be fewer teams capable of signing those players to contractLooking to improve your interior line? Instead of competing with a dozen teams for LeCharles Bentley, the Browns could be competing with as few as four teams. Oh, and if Bentley isn’t there, plan B might be Kevin Mawae. Or Will Shields at guard. Need to improve at Linebacker? Will Witherspoon and Julian Peterson are playing hardball? That’s okay, we’ll go down the list to three time Pro Bowler Lavar Arrington, or maybe former Defensive Player of the year Derrick Brooks. I’m sure one of them can replace Ben Taylor quite nicely.The Browns need a Nose Tackle. Let’s use Sam Adams and Grady Jackson as leverage against Kemoeatu. Where else are these guys going to go? If we don’t sign them, who will? Certainly not the Redskins, Raiders, or 15 other teams who will have barely enough space to sign their 2006 draft picks.
by yogi » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:27 pm
by swerb » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:51 pm
Bloody Thursday. This could be a Holiday in Cleveland!
by consigliere » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:40 pm
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