Yup; plenty of time for everyone.
The open questions revolve around the CB position where the only lock is Jones.
Jackson is an RFA. I could see someone paying a first and signing him to solid contract.
Gilmore may or may not be willing to play for $7M or even for a bit more.
JMac is a free...
I strongly agree that the front 7 is a dumpster fire without Hightower, Butler, Guy and a NT. That being said, is our front seven really terrible with
Guy, a $8M NT signing, Butler, Hightower, Winovich, Uche and a high draftee?
Edelman doesn't have to make any decision soon. He can certainly wait until a month into the new season. If Belichick pays the $25M to bring in a reasonable quarterback and brings in a top WR, perhaps Edelman will give it another go.
I apologize. I didn't realize that Dugger had been moved to nickel back. I prefer Jones in that role.
Dugger is our #3 safety, who plays a lot in a LB role.
Do you really consider Dugger a nickel back, when DMac, Jackson and Jones are out there (75% of the time)?
Our run might indeed get better with Hightower coming back and with a couple of NFL NT's on the roster. Bill has seen Allen play. We have not. He will be kept or replaced. And his backup will be secured. And yes, this does presume that we keep Guy. To lose Guy would be mean that we would...
We've never seen Allen play. I have agreed that we need another NT, two if Allen goes.
So, you believe that Belichick doesn't like Butler and Guy? OK. I disagree.
No one is arguing that we don't need to add a couple front seven folks. I just don't think that this weakness keeps Bill up...