Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 cuts and overpaid players

The NFL has a nice little list, so does PFW, but I'll put up a link for the site, see...

My thought is it's missing a player or two, notably DET QB Stafford. He's paid as a top 5 QB, yep up there with Brady, Manning bros, Brees, Rodgers, Roethlisberger.

But IMO he's not in that tier, he just happens to have perhaps the best WR in the NFL at this time. Normally I say the QB 'makes' the WR, but in this case it's more likely the other way around, it's much more like when WR Randy Moss made QB Culpepper look good with great catches. Megatron makes Stafford look good.

Funny how for DET their DL (Suh) draws more media attention, but they should really be paying attention to  the OL and QB play IMO. You shouldn't pay big bucks until you really achieve something and what has DET achieved? Notoriety for their lack of focus? or should this just be a reflection of their head coach? Probably a mix of both, it's obvious they have talent on their roster, but they've yet to consistently win enough games for me to give them the opinion of a good team at best they are average. The whole team is overpaid with the exception of WR Calvin Johnson and perhaps a few others (Fairley seems to be underpaid  IMO), secondary really needs upgrades, but where are they gonna come up with the $$ for new contracts for free agents? After spending on this years crop of rookies, they'll again be behind the 8 ball.

I'm not sure how they'll get out of the cellar in the NFC North, GB has clearly superior staff and personnel, MIN needs a better QB, but are fairly solid on D (they lack depth in their secondary), have an effective run O scheme. CHI will have a new head coach and staff this year, so maybe they could take a step back, but they are very talented on D and lack cohesion on O IMO. DET? well there's always next year....

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