Retain, Tag, Or Let Walk? - Frank Gore

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  1. Mach2

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    Apparently, OP doesn't understand the monetary ramifications of the franchise tag.

    It wouldn't shock me if they hung the tag on James though. I wouldn't, but it wouldn't shock me.
     
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    Yeah maybe James but I don’t think that jives with a rebuild if that’s truly what this is.
     
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    My thinking was if they "franchise" him, it is not necessary to do a multi year contract. It gives them another year to make a decision, or to coach up a younger replacement.

    At this point, it is not known exactly what it would cost. Last year, O linemen tag was north of 14 mil.
     
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    It’s definitely his call but I wouldn’t want him taking time away from Drake and Ballage any further.
     
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    I prefer draft RT Rd2/ Rd3 area as opposed to resigning an inconsistent James especially if we are in full rebuild mode.
     
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    I’m fine with him as a backup...I just want Drake featured this year.
     
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    I don't understand this line of thinking. RB is not a position that requires a lot of development, aside from pass blocking skills. Drake, IMO, is not now, nor will he ever be, a consistent inside runner. Do you just want to abandon inside running?

    If you love Drake's big play potential, I would think letting someone else take the inside beating may prolong Drakes career, which, if NFL history is any indication, is already half over.

    What? You may say. I believe the average career is less than 4 seasons.
     
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    So at or near $15 mil for James for one year. I don’t know that I can stomach that. That’s a bit of a whoof number
     
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    I'd rather extend James and lower his cap number. A 3-year deal disguised as a 5-year deal backloaded, something the Patriots have done for years. Years 4 and 5 are club options that easily declined thus voiding the contract and getting a comp pick in return.

    I'd also keep Gore and give the Titans a 6th rounder for Derrick Henry. Go to more a run-based team, still, lose without a truly elite QB but at least Miami could help Gore get into the HOF and keep the number of sacks down on Mr. Placeholder QB.
     
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    Retain until the gas can is empty. Studs are impossible to find on this team outside of Wake.
     
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    I hear ya. That is a ton for a slightly above average RT. That's what makes it an almost no win situation.

    If I'm not mistaken, there is a minimum payroll for a team, as well as a cap. That means you have to spend something somewhere next year.
     
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    If they really want to tank, no. If they're trying to win, yes.
     
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    You made my point for me. That someone you mention would be Ballage.
     
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    Forgive me for saying so, I like Ballage, but he has only a handful of professional carries. We have no idea whether or not he would be a consistent inside runner. His running style leaves doubt in my mind.
     
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    The cap minimum is calculated over a 4 year period (@89% of the cap). That's why you see teams like Indy with $122M in cap space.
     

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