Post by espo on Feb 9, 2024 15:57:00 GMT -5
Can someone please go and see if Hervey fell asleep? I am utterly not impressed so far.
I mean i'm not doing cartwheels or anything, but so far I feel better about it than I did last year, and last year took a whole lotta convincing
-Oline locked in, commitment to American OTs rather than hoping and praying for Saxelid to become a thing and CVZ to not be 45. Pretty happy about this so far
-Williams for Thurman - don't know if its makes us better, but its clearly a shift of positional thinking that might be felt elsewhere.
-Peters added to secondary (possible loss of Leonard... which.... i wasn't the biggest Leonard fan, his analytics always seemed to be off the charts good.... but his tackling sucked hind teet.
-DLine beefed up - Don't love that it looks like Dylan Wynn won't be back, but that's more of a "my favourite player isn't gonna be here anymore" bitching than a moves themselves bitching. Hervey added players that'd be 1st and 3rd on the team in sacks last year. And they did that in rotational roles, which surprise! is mostly how the cats do Defensive line. Carney is gone, but he did SFA last year, Davis did even less, other Davis looked good, but he likely won't be back now...
Barlow Sayles Hendrix Bennet doesn't look too shabby yet, and there's still Betts and Jeffcoat as far as impact DEs looking to sign contracts.
B+ with the possibility of getting up to an A++
Milanovic-Litre - One of the few 'actual' signings... honestly, i don't know much other than he looked good against us last year, so on vibes this one gets a
B+ as well.
So far this negotiation window is settling in at a solid B to B+.
That can be improved upon, but also, if Tim White doesn't come in (and preferably at a number similar to Schoen and not the 22% more that he was initially asking for) that offseason grade has the potential to NOSEDIVE into the failing grades.
Don't know how much more news we'll get between now and Tuesday. Superbowl might take up a fair amount of oxygen and teams are gonna want to brag and have that news actually be heard, not just get swallowed up.