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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

INbengalfan wrote:
OK. A week later, i am ready to start looking for possible replacements in free agency. Anyone up for Clabo instead of Smith? What are people's thoughts on Winston?

I still think Smith resigns. It's not like the draft is tomorrow. And i'd rather resign him to maintain line continuity.

The whole RT market is ice cold right now. There are several good ones out there, and it behooves the team to keep waiting to get the best deal. I don't mind the game they're playing with Smith right now.

However, if we're throwing him out, i guess Clabo.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theJ wrote:
INbengalfan wrote:
OK. A week later, i am ready to start looking for possible replacements in free agency. Anyone up for Clabo instead of Smith? What are people's thoughts on Winston?

I still think Smith resigns. It's not like the draft is tomorrow. And i'd rather resign him to maintain line continuity.

The whole RT market is ice cold right now. There are several good ones out there, and it behooves the team to keep waiting to get the best deal. I don't mind the game they're playing with Smith right now.

However, if we're throwing him out, i guess Clabo.


Second this. Prefer Smith but not worried about it.
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Pro football talk is also reporting its more and more likely we let Smith walk. Supposedly we want a younger cheaper option via the draft
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Pro football talk is also reporting its more and more likely we let Smith walk. Supposedly we want a younger cheaper option via the draft


That's just a way of signaling to Smith's agent that it's time to reduce his price and negotiate seriously.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparky151 wrote:
ochocinco4pres wrote:
Pro football talk is also reporting its more and more likely we let Smith walk. Supposedly we want a younger cheaper option via the draft


That's just a way of signaling to Smith's agent that it's time to reduce his price and negotiate seriously.


I'll start worrying when other teams actually talk to him. The Cowboys are talking to Eric Winston, not even a whisper of Andre Smith was mentioned in the article I read about it. Everybody and their sister know that $9 mil "demand" is ridiculous. I doubt anyone is offering anything more than $6 at this point, if anyone has bothered making an offer.
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THE DUKE wrote:
sparky151 wrote:
ochocinco4pres wrote:
Pro football talk is also reporting its more and more likely we let Smith walk. Supposedly we want a younger cheaper option via the draft


That's just a way of signaling to Smith's agent that it's time to reduce his price and negotiate seriously.


I'll start worrying when other teams actually talk to him. The Cowboys are talking to Eric Winston, not even a whisper of Andre Smith was mentioned in the article I read about it. Everybody and their sister know that $9 mil "demand" is ridiculous. I doubt anyone is offering anything more than $6 at this point, if anyone has bothered making an offer.


Eric Winston (who has a brain) is said during a radio interview that he is seeking 3-4 million annually. A very reasonable price for a solid starter. Andre Smith (who doesn't have a brain) still thinks he can get 7+ million when the market says he clearly can't. I don't get it. I'm siding with the Bengals here.

At this rate he will most likely sign another 1 year prove it deal somewhere other than Cincy. Then test the market again next year. So long Tits McGee.
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RedGreenShow wrote:
THE DUKE wrote:
sparky151 wrote:
ochocinco4pres wrote:
Pro football talk is also reporting its more and more likely we let Smith walk. Supposedly we want a younger cheaper option via the draft


That's just a way of signaling to Smith's agent that it's time to reduce his price and negotiate seriously.


I'll start worrying when other teams actually talk to him. The Cowboys are talking to Eric Winston, not even a whisper of Andre Smith was mentioned in the article I read about it. Everybody and their sister know that $9 mil "demand" is ridiculous. I doubt anyone is offering anything more than $6 at this point, if anyone has bothered making an offer
Eric Winston (who has a brain) is said during a radio interview that he is seeking 3-4 million annually. A very reasonable price for a solid starter. Andre Smith (who doesn't have a brain) still thinks he can get 7+ million when the market says he clearly can't. I don't get it. I'm siding with the Bengals here. .



At this rate he will most likely sign another 1 year prove it deal somewhere other than Cincy. Then test the market again next year. So long Tits McGee.


Which is why I brought up the notion of looking at other options. It's not that I wouldn't welcome Andre back with open arms. But if he insists on not resigning, why not kick the tires on a few other available RTs. It would cost less than Andre and still fill the need so we can go other routes in the draft. In fact, checking them out can only help push Andre back sooner, unless his ego is so big that he says he wouldn't come back if the team even explored other options.
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