XUDawg wrote:You act like that's a given. To sign Anderson, we're going to have to do much better than the highest tender. We're going to have to give him Tony Romo money or better.
I'm not completely sold on that. Yeah, someone might throw Romo or Schaub money at him. Unlike either of them, however, DA also has the ghost of a fugly '06 season still hanging around. If more teams think he's a result of Chud, JT, B17, and the Soldier and are wary of him going Kurt Warner on them, his market value goes down.
1) Sign Derek long term, keep Brady around, and hover around .500 because your offense needs to continue putting up 40 a game to win.
The point your side is missing is that, barring Phil pulling any tricks out of the FA hat, we're going to be doing that in 2008 regardless. The extra 1st and 3rd round picks would be nice to have, but they aren't going to instantly turn the D into an average unit next season.
We have the time to do this right and see what we have in both DA and Quinn before making the move. I'd rather let Phil 'n Romeo take as much time as they need to see this through rather than rush a move that the franchise may regret for years to come.