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On The Cheap?

On the Cheap.

My 2 constant themes this off season:

‘We are family; so, do not turn over the roster.’

‘Keep the roster young.’

That being said, it is uncertain if Ryan Kerrigan will be coming back.  But whether or not if he re-signs and this blogger would re-up Kerrigan because of a belief in the  ‘we are family’ mantra of sports-business…Even though, for the most part this blogger believes in youth movements—i.e. give Gandy-Golden, Wright and Harmon a shot over signing another free agent receiver to compliment Curtis Samuels and Terry McLaurin.

However, Aldon Smith is a veteran defensive end who this blogger would sign if on the cheap if this blogger was WFT brass.

It seems like Smith is on his way out of the league or on a last stop from the news source this blogger has read (due to on and off the field issues from the past decade).  This should not stop WFT from bringing in Smith for a serious look…you see, WFT is filling out a fairly complete roster!  A roster which can go very very deep if Dan stays hands off and our coaches are as good as they appear to be!

You know, the Washington Football Team under Joe Gibbs often times filled their roster with rotational players…players playing one specific down or fulfilling one specific role….first down backs/special team players…there were certain players on the roster serving specific needs like all time unsung hero LB Monte Coleman who was used only as a coverage linebacker and veteran defensive ends like Jumpy Geathers and Tim Johnson who were used as a pass rushing and DL specialist. As the Washington Football Team roster fills out this season, it appears WFT will be set for vicious competitions at most positions and be in such an optimistic place since really any Snyder owned club and the shot of a long post season run is a real possibility here in March, at 0-0.

Smith is a player I have a gut feeling he could come in here and our locker room could have a culture change on him!

YES, FOLKS, our culture change helping change a player! Whoa be the heart!

Aldon Smith as an older vet now could fulfill a very good role as a pass rushing specialist on 3rd down rotational player coming in with packages and giving the younger guys a break.   Also, Smith could be used to be teaching the youngsters some vet moves that Smith has picked up in prior stops.  Aldon Smith could be our Jumpy Geathers/ Charles Hailey.

If “on the cheap” and if Smith is able to buy into the culture change, he might be a veteran that WFT can influence and help him turn it around here…. To get Smith to excel for the few plays each game he gets on the field so he can focus on jumpstarting successes off the field and continue his NFL journey will be a stroke of genius for WFT brass.

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2 Responses to “On The Cheap?”

  1. FRANK N. STEIN says:

    Don’t know much about him, but we will need a vet DE/EDGE rusher as Anderson is already gone, and Kerrigan is interviewing.
    That leaves three, Young, Sweat, and Smith-Williams.
    We need a fourth, and unless we trade back for more than eight picks, we won’t be in the running for anything other than a UDFA in this draft.
    So if he capable, and cheap, I say go for it.

  2. FRANK N. STEIN says:

    Adam Humphries to compete with Steven Sims Jr. in the slot this year.
    Receiver room is full to bursting
    Terry McLaurin
    Curtis Samuel
    Cam Sims
    Emanuel Hall
    Kelvin Harmon
    Antonio Gandy-Golden
    Adam Humphries
    Steven Sims Jr.
    Isaiah Wright
    Dylan Cantrell
    Logan Thomas
    Draft TE 2?

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