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skinster 05-09-2011 10:13 AM

rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
From what I'm reading, McIntosh, Moss, and Brown all aren't going to be with the team much longer. Fletcher is getting up there in years, we already seem to have many patch up players starting. The most important of which is qb. Things just aren't looking so good for us right now. I don't think we really have a shot at the playoffs no matter what we do, but do you guys think that even knowing that it is best to buy a bunch of free agents to be as competitive as possible this year, or just let our young guys get some experience?

Schneed10 05-09-2011 10:23 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
I support using free agency, but only to get players who are either fairly young with a lot of prime years ahead of them, or are older guys who we're not committing to long term.

One or two year deals for old vets as stopgaps/depth are fine to me. Like Vonnie Holliday.

We have more holes than we can fill via the draft. So targeted FA investments is the way to go.

Hog1 05-09-2011 10:32 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
[quote=Schneed10;801937][B]I support using free agency, but only to get players who are either fairly young with a lot of prime years ahead of them, or are older guys who we're not committing to long term.[/B]

[B]One or two year deals for old vets as stopgaps/depth are fine to me. Like Vonnie Holliday.[/B]

[B]We have more holes than we can fill via the draft. So targeted FA investments is the way to go[/B].[/quote]

Totally...we have already seen that the current regime is in a rebuilding mode (regardless of what it is called). They would be foolish to NOT use all avenues available to get there. It's a GREAT tool and I expect them to be extremely active......but not stupid.

Lotus 05-09-2011 10:34 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
[quote=Schneed10;801937]I support using free agency, but only to get players who are either fairly young with a lot of prime years ahead of them, or are older guys who we're not committing to long term.

One or two year deals for old vets as stopgaps/depth are fine to me. Like Vonnie Holliday.

We have more holes than we can fill via the draft. So targeted FA investments is the way to go.[/quote]

This.

Defensewins 05-09-2011 10:38 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
[quote=skinster;801935]From what I'm reading, McIntosh, Moss, and Brown all aren't going to be with the team much longer. Fletcher is getting up there in years, we already seem to have many patch up players starting. The most important of which is qb. [B]Things just aren't looking so good for us right now. [/B] I don't think we really have a shot at the playoffs no matter what we do, but do you guys think that even knowing that it is best to buy a bunch of free agents to be as competitive as possible this year, or just let our young guys get some experience?[/quote]

To say things do not look good for us right now is forgetting how bad we were at times in the last few seasons. Things haven't looked for us for the last couple of years.
We have been in denial about needing to rebuild because it sends a bad message to the fans. But is good that we are past that now. We have to rebuild. Not the end of the world. Just as long as we do it right.

skinsguy 05-09-2011 10:43 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
I don't mind rebuilding. In fact, I welcome it! I think that is exactly what we are doing this year - starting the rebuilding phase. I'm curious to see who the Redskins will go after in free agency, but like Schneed said, go for free agents that are young and the older guys that are willing to be stop gaps for a year or two. No big name splashes unless the deal works for us and it satisfies a huge need.

Hog1 05-09-2011 10:49 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
[quote=skinster;801935]From what I'm reading, McIntosh, Moss, and Brown all aren't going to be with the team much longer. Fletcher is getting up there in years, we already seem to have many patch up players starting. The most important of which is qb. [B]Things just aren't looking so good for us right now.[/B] I don't think we really have a shot at the playoffs no matter what we do, but do you guys think that even knowing that it is best to buy a bunch of free agents to be as competitive as possible this year, or just let our young guys get some experience?[/quote]

I beg to differ...........playoffs, probably no
BUT, with the exception of QB, we have the opportunity to be substancially better than last years effort, albeit younger and that is good as well.
AND QB is debatable as well. I can't wait!!

Jontrem 05-09-2011 10:51 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
I would like to see us sign a nice combination of younger guys and older vets (to shorter term deals) and just be smart about FA. I think the strategy that we had in the draft was a good one (even if I thought there was one too many trade downs). Even someone like asomugha makes me a little leery, true he is only 29 but I am sure it is going to take a huge contract to bring him here and by the time the rest of the team is ready to truly compete for a SB (3-4 years if everything goes well) he is going to be 32-33.

I am not saying I think we will be bad for 3-4 years, just not really ready to seriously compete for a SB

sportscurmudgeon 05-09-2011 10:56 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
Free agency will be needed to upgrade the OL - - because the draft did not focus there.

If the OL is not upgraded significantly, then serious team improvement is unlikely.

freddyg12 05-09-2011 11:35 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
[quote=sportscurmudgeon;801945]Free agency will be needed to upgrade the OL - - because the draft did not focus there.

If the OL is not upgraded significantly, then serious team improvement is unlikely.[/quote]

Agreed, wonder if any of the 10' class will get a serious look at playing time.

SmootSmack 05-09-2011 11:37 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
What do you mean by "not much longer" because if you mean 1 or 2 more years than yeah Moss won't be here much longer than that. Rocky is probably gone, but would we really miss him? Brown is very much a question mark.

Whatever, I say blow the whole team up and go for Luck. Who's with me?!

Longtimefan 05-09-2011 11:56 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
Selective free agents may be necessary in some areas to help improve the team. I don't anticipate a "frenzy" [so to speak] but I'm convinced everyone involved in procuring the talent necessary to make the team more competitive will be totally committed to that accomplishment.

Defensewins 05-09-2011 11:57 AM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
[quote=freddyg12;801951]Agreed, wonder if any of the 10' class will get a serious look at playing time.[/quote]

Having young and inexpensive players like Eric Cook and Selvish Capers have break out years and play well enough become a starter in the NFL would be ideal.

Chico23231 05-09-2011 12:09 PM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
I think we will add a couple new starters on the OL, a QB, and a another rotation guy along the DL. I dont expect "superstar" signings anymore just due to the shift in FO thinking, which I think is the right move.

Dirtbag59 05-09-2011 12:13 PM

Re: rebuilding or FA frenzy?
 
[quote=SmootSmack;801952]What do you mean by "not much longer" because if you mean 1 or 2 more years than yeah Moss won't be here much longer than that. Rocky is probably gone, but would we really miss him? Brown is very much a question mark.

[B]Whatever, I say blow the whole team up and go for Luck. Who's with me?![/B][/quote]

Aye aye Captain.


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