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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:01 pm 
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I would like the Bears to hang on to Floyd, but if possible I'd like him to come as cheap as possible because there are a lot of D guys who need to get paid. In the past half-dozen years, how do OLB salaries correlate with sacks? If highly, then he won't get a top-10 offer in free agency because he won't be top-10 in sacks (unless Fangio picks him up). And will the new DC be able to use him as effectively as Fangio did?

I'd like to hear from some of our accountants on this matter. And what about repeating the Fuller scenario?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:08 pm 
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Wow, mad that a 5th year option would put him as the 16th highest paid edge rusher in football! It's not as bad as the old first round contracts but it seems like something the league should address (or the players union, with a hardish cap this is just taking money away from non elite vets...).

I do like Floyd, more than his sack totals as others have pointed to. The best option is to get him signed to a long term deal though, who knows if that's doable though.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:33 pm 
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At that money, no way in hell. He is good but unless he really breaks out next season he isn't worth more than about 7 million.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:36 am 
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Lol...7 million?

When is the deadline? Floyd was a man possessed the 2nd half of the year. I think having the ability to learn from Mack is showing when it comes to playing with leverage.

I say pick up the option and put pressure on him to have a big year and earn the extension similar to Fuller.

Long term, I say he’s a 10-12 mill a year guy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:48 am 
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He needs to be more consistent to get any money. He has a few nice games a year, but generally gets hurt or disapears in too many games. I'd extend him but I'd want a modest deal with performance escalators

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:16 am 
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Keeping Eddie Jackson and to a lesser extent Amos is more important to me than Floyd. With Mack on the other side, a lot of other OLBs would feast on the opportunity. If there's a way to extend Amos and Jackson first I'd rather do that then see what's left over for Floyd.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:12 am 
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He showed up in the second half of the season. He seems to be figuring it out and he's playing faster now. Hard to build through the draft, if you don't resign your draft picks.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:47 pm 
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I would prefer to re-sign Callahan.

Floyd is great at chasing down a play but when someone locks on to him he has shown a tendency to stop. I am kinda torn on this one. The better question might be if one of our two rookies from last year could replace him they both looked good at times.

Not to mention our front 7 is in this order.
Mack, Hicks, Smith, Trevethan, Goldman then Floyd, Nichols. (this is no knock on anyone of these guys and where I rank them. They would be in top three on 90% of the teams in the league.)

So is he worth the money?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:48 pm 
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I was still defending him mid-season and saying "wait till he's fully healthy".

He played better when that finally happened and I was about to say "you absolutely pick up his option".

Then I saw the figures.
WAY higher than what I thought they were.
He's not at all that good or irreplaceable.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 pm 
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I am more and more inclined to let Floyd walk.

Look at the FA's available.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents ... inebacker/

We are so close right now and the thought of getting Clay Mathews to play on the opposite side of Mack could allow Mathews to regain his old form and play at that high levle for 3 or 4 more seasons. The thought of having Mathews and Mack together on the outside makes me start to drool. Not to mention at his age we could probably get him for about 4 to 6 million year.


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