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I'd draft Landon Dickerson C/G from Alabama. He can very possibly replace either one. Depends on who BB decides he wants more Thuney or Andrews.Andrews has been a 4 time captain so his leadership skills can't be overlooked. His health is a risk compared to Thuney. However I feel too may ex-Pats like the Texans, Dolphins and Giants will make offers for Thuney we shouldn't match.
I was waiting for someone to say ... "Why don't we just draft a C for cheap money"? Dickerson is a dog with a little versatility but Linderbaum is a great fit here along with a few others.I'd draft Landon Dickerson C/G from Alabama. He can very possibly replace either one. Depends on who BB decides he wants more Thuney or Andrews.
Good post and agreed. This off-season is unlike any we've ever seen so Bill won't be operating under normal circumstances. I expect him to be more aggressive in FA, with our players and possibly in the draft as well. I don't think this is a "let things come to us" off-season. Too many holes, too much uncertainty, draft picks and money to just kick back wait for things to fall into place.I see absolutely no reason to not re-sign Thuney. I would re-sign both. We have so much cap space with more likely on the way after some guys retire. Now is the time to load up in free agency, especially with a suppressed market
A few key point to remember:
- We are currently looking at $60mil in cap space with the potential for around $90mil with some trades/retirements
- We likely won’t be paying top of the market money to a QB any time soon
- While we might be paying big money to our interior OL, our tackles are pretty affordable for the next few years
- The NFL media rights deals are all up in the next two years or so, so we will likely see a big jump in the cap, even when spreading out the hit this season from Covid. So we can afford to backload long term deals
- If we let Thuney walk we will most likely NOT receive any compensation. With the amount of cap space we have we will almost certainly bring in some sort of high priced free agent to cancel out losing Thuney.
I think Belichick will operate very differently this off season because we have never been in this position before. We just had a re-set year and now is the time to take advantage.
Agree with a & c...but not b, unless moving Wynn to LG is one of those options...Then we'll need a LT...Andrews is more valuable for me for the following reasons:
a.) Thuney is more expensive.
b.) We have options at LG with other guys.
c.) When Andrews was out for 2019...it took a while for Karras to get up to speed.
We do Not have a qualified LG in the building besides Wynn...But if Wynn's moved there then we wouldn't have a qualified LT in the building...We might end up re-signing both players. However, if I could chose one, it is clear to sign a long-term contract with Andrews. He will cost much less, and he will be much more difficult to replace. We have 2 qualified OG's without Thuney. We have no centers without Andrews.
Agreed...he should be able to take snaps there without getting anyone killed, but I don't think he's a starter on a Contender...It's him or Korey Cunningham for that backup LG/LT role...Elmanure should be re-signed for cheap as the backup RG/RT in competition with Yawndy Cachoo...maybe herron can make a transition to LG idk
yeah at least he will provide solid depth for a 6rd dude. i think he did fine this season as a rookie. Looked better than JE at LTYeah he's likely strictly a Left-side dude, but I don't think he's a starter at either position on a Contender...It's him or Korey Cunningham for that backup LG/LT role...