That's just it... I'm not reading anything that responds to the actual point at hand, which is that Miami's record with free agent signings is less than stellar, thereby causing a sense of insecurity in us long-time fans. Unless I misread, your responses have aimed for the 2 and 10 pins, while ignoring the headpin. You get a couple of points that way, I guess. Look, Rich, I've been around this site for a long time and I know your strengths. I don't mean to antagonize you, or anyone. Just trying to say that being a little apprehensive of our March successes has some historical merit.
Well if you read the original post in this thread that I started
, I stated:
A lot of people are chirping about spending big money in free agency again. And I get it, we spent big money on Mike Wallace and he hasn't played up to his contract. We spent big money on Albert and he got injured. Yes, generally players are available in free agency because the teams they were on didn't value them as much.
So I answered your question before you even asked. I'm not sure why I would need to keep restating my position. And I am not looking to score points. I am questioning why someone would put RB up there with QB and WR as a position to overspend in a pass happy league. Pass happy = QB, WR, LT and on defense, DL and CB.
I'm willing to overspend (this is a relative term since we'd probably be spending just as much to keep a player we drafted if he were the caliber of Suh) to get more pressure on the quarterback and fix our broken run defense that allowed over 900 yards rushing in the last 6 games and over 500 yards rushing the last four (we went 1-3 in those games). Here is a shot to do both in one fell swoop.
As for Adrian Peterson, he is a special talent, just like Suh, but plays a position with a very short shelf life and less value, unlike Suh. Peterson is 29, he has 7 full seasons on those legs, including a very nasty knee injury. At this point, he is on borrowed time.