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  1. Hindsight games? When it became public, in March, how much Okung cost, that is the "we should have signed him" hindsight I posted, not only just now. The time to sign Okung was last year at $5-8m with $0 guaranteed, as a stop gap measure heading into the draft so we'd have full freedom to go get the best LT we could, should that opportunity present itself (and it did), but without forcing our own hands. Signing him is totally different now, at some $12-14m/year on a big, long contract, he's seeking with lots of guaranteed money. He commits too many penalties, isn't close to dominant, and isn't historically reliable enough health-wise himself either, to give him that level contract. BTW he also turns 30 early in the 2017 season. It's not the same thing a year later when his cost is close to double, just like with Winters. At 4 years $48m, with more of a contender-level team, and after playing & practicing with him all offseason and all season, Denver decided he wasn't worth it. Judging by history, if Maccagnan signs this veteran it will likely end up being a mistake in his 2nd season here at the latest. The lesson he was supposed to have learned from 2015-2016 is to do longer, more expensive contracts for younger players, not historically injury-prone ones who won't play even half of one season while still in his 20s.
  2. 2016 - Week 17 win vs Buffalo 2014 - Week 17 win vs Miami 2013 - Week 17 win vs Miami 2007 - Week 17 win vs KC 1990 - Week 17 win vs Tampa
  3. They're going to use him on passing downs to get some pressure on the QB. He's only 54.
  4. 2 years, $39m. For a 30 year old CB, on a rebuilding team without a known starting QB. Once upon a time - before his knee injury - he was pretty much the best player I ever saw.
  5. Happens quite often, no? Hell, Maccagnan was shopping Mo for the past 2 offseasons before this. More often the original team gets nothing, though, as they let the player simply hit free agency. That's how high-priced FAs - ones more accomplished, and pricier, than Sheldon Richardson - hit the market in the first place. Getting something for him is better than getting nothing for him. They have more than enough 300+ pound defensive linemen. They don't need a 6th one at $8m, when they couldn't make it work when it was $3m, unless they plan on only defending the run from now on. He did take a player to replace him that is starter material: Leonard Williams. Then he re-signed another: Mo Wilkerson. He doesn't need all 3, and didn't need to foolishly carry all 3 for the past 2 seasons either.
  6. No, it's totally apples and apples. Maccagnan was trying to sign LT FAs - like Beechum, for one - since before Denver signed Okung. Personally I'd assumed Okung would be the more than Brick's kooky $11m, but as it turns out he signed for $5m with not a penny guaranteed (turned into $8m for playing 99% of the offensive snaps, which is more than fair). And I wish people would stop with the "Ferguson retired in April" act of an excuse. He retired in April because it was either that or he was getting cut, since that's when Maccagnan went to him with an ultimatum of taking a pay cut from $11m to $5m or he was getting dumped. So stop with the OMG what a surprise it was. If he didn't retire, Maccagnan was cutting him: he was not agreeable to a pay cut of more than 50%, didn't need the money (less than $3m after taxes), and with some added influence from seeing the concussion movie, he understandably decided it wasn't worth his while. It was a bed Maccagnan made of his own doing. You can't have him make a "my way or the highway" ultimatum to a rich veteran a week into April, and then play victim when the player opts for the highway. What is your "spirit animal" you two share? Paying top dollar for overpriced players, mostly including those who won't be with the team 1-2 years from now, surrendering draft picks for the privilege, as well as re-signings for younger players the team already had, that such spirit animals declined to extend back when the team had the leverage?
  7. If the purpose was to prevent making a poor decision in the draft it was that much worse. He gave up a draft pick and guaranteed millions to Clady. That would make him less likely to go after a LT even if the opportunity presented itself. The other option was filling the hole pre-draft with Okung, with no guaranteed money, and without surrendering a draft pick. Perhaps then he'd have pulled the trigger on a LT when it presented itself. I'm not as gung-ho as some on pulling out all the stops on a LT in the draft, but it's far better value than a shrimpy ILB and a massive reach for an ultra-raw QB prospect. It's also his job to gauge the following season's market at the position, and make sure he wouldn't be boxed into overpaying a year later, like he also failed to do at RG. He'll pull out all the stops to get it right? Yeah, based on what, since that isn't his history?
  8. I think it's this: Jets keep Sheldon Richardson at $8m, in another non-contending season, because again nobody will pony up Maccagnan's unrealistic line in the sand demand for a player with high contract demands. They are due to then get a conditional draft pick in 2019, when he leaves the Jets as a UFA. That ends up being nothing, though, because he's going to sign enough qualifying UFAs next spring to cancel out Sheldon's loss.
  9. This post is lovely, except that it's about the team we root for, unfortunately. They were terrible signings, but at least I could get the idea of Skrine and/or Gilchrist because they were at least younger players who'd theoretically be good for the entirety of their contracts (if they worked out). The rest? Every one of them getting top dollar for their position, and all of them on the wrong side of 30, so they were investments in players you knew on signing-day that you'd be throwing out soon. The reason you don't sign Fitzpatrick for $12m is there's no turning back. There is no competition. There is no awarding of starting jobs due to merit. There is no going to someone else at any time before elimination, barring injury, because they bent over naked after 5 months of standoffs to hand him starter money. They weren't benching him until he'd deep-6'd the season, and even then they were remarkably stubborn about letting either of Maccagnan's QB draft picks onto the field. Frankly he doesn't paint the picture of someone who was qualified for the job. He calmly sips from that freaking coffee cup, and his controlled demeanor gives the false pretense of competence. If Hackenberg becomes a really good QB then I'll happily eat my words and build a shrine to him. I suspect even he knows that's not happening, which is why he's going to invest heavily in another QB this offseason (either in FA, by trade, or at the top of the draft).
  10. Me, sarcasm?
  11. They were both options. Denver picked up Okung so they could toss Clady away. Maccagnan effectively chose trading a draft pick for Clady instead of signing Okung as a FA. He was healthy for what, 2-3 games? The other 5-6 he was half-healthy, after which we went to his backup for the 2nd half of the season. It was another poor judgment call in a long line of many. Clady was not youngish; one loses that moniker when one is so injury prone and turns 30 at the start of the first season with us. He'd just missed 2 of the prior 3 seasons and, lo and behold, he again missed most or all of the season for the 3rd time in 4 years. Even after that, Maccagnan was still trying to re-sign Clady again for 2017. Clady's last pro bowl vote was based on past reputation, as it was supposedly not even a particularly decent season he had. Okung was an infinitely better addition last year at that money. There's no 2 ways about it, and it's Maccagnan's job to know better. Once it was known how little Denver paid him, even before Maccagnan had approached Brick to take a >50% pay cut, I was floored that we didn't one-up them, given the lesser LT FAs he went after.
  12. Funny, he didn't seem to know it a year earlier when Denver signed him as a FA with $0 guaranteed.
  13. No, it wouldn't because all 3 are essentially DTs. They're all super-talented, but that is the problem with this poorly thought-out roster: they are ill-suited to all play together at the same time, except on obvious rushing downs (where one might actually want 4 fat-bodies lined across). To run an effective 4-3 that can really pressure and get to the passer with any consistency they need smaller, quicker DEs that could run around a tackle 1-on-1, than our 300-lb bodied run-stuffers that would get to the passer faster by running through the tackle or swim-moving him. Doesn't need to be a featherweight 250-lb'er but there's a lot of in between that and the 300-320 lb "ends" on our line. Hell, they'll need at least one like that, and on the other side is a bigger but not enormous lineman (think J.Abe on the right side and Ellis on the left), and our huge guys would then play inside. It's too easy for a QB to roll outside against us as we watched Mo sucking air, trying to chase down a QB he outweighs by 100 lbs. They did try this and we watched this happen plenty. Our line is simply too slow with those 3, plus a 4th playing nose.
  14. Yes, but unlike you I never complain.