Just wanted to see if I was on the same page as some of you as far as the free agency situation goes. Of course, being of the fanatic nature I was calling for Finley as well as Grants' heads after the loss to the Giants, but after several weeks of consideration and reading, I feel as though I have a more fair assessment of who I'd like to see retained and who I'd like to see let go.
Jarrett Bush- An incredible liability at times in the secondary, but a great and undervalued special teams player.
Finley (I am 51-49 on this one)- An amazing talent, but seems to be a head-case and unable to focus at times.
Scott Wells- Has been as solid as anyone on the oline in past years, and seems to have gotten better with age.
Howard Green- not an expensive veteran that we can afford to keep and will provide some sort of stability to our jumbled and inconsistent dline.
Ryan Grant- Love the guy but seems as though he has lost a step. Had a good end of the season, but didn't show me enough to warrant a resigning.
Matt Flynn- If possible, I would love to resign or tag him and then get some actual trade value for him, but I feel that is almost out of the realm of possibility at this point. He is going somewhere, and it is not fair to him to let his talent sit.
Erik Walden- I have absolutely no issue with letting Walden go. He was an incredible letdown this year as well as a distraction off the field.
Pat Lee- As much as it hurts to let such a high pick go so early in his career, I am actually okay with letting Lee walk. He has yet to prove anything on the field, and has been surpassed by both Shields and Bush in their respective current positions. Almost reminds me a bit of Ahmad Carroll, but Lee doesn't get as much of a chance to mess things up on the field.
Let me know your thoughts and GO PACK.