Originally Posted by Sticky
Broncos overpaid for Ware, but not by much. Like that signing all in all. Him and Miller off the edge is trouble….The real q for me is how much he has left against the run, and where do they play him? He has enough length to set the edge in a 34, but I’m not sure if he has enough contact power at this point to play the “elephant” role (think Willie McGinest or Lawrence Taylor for the prototype).
Revis contract is interesting. On its face, frankly it’s a coup for NE. 1 year, expensive but not exorbitant, team retains the rights to use the franchise tag, very limited injury risk, stable off the field, and is in a preferred position in terms of a potential long-term extension. NE generally plays it safe in FA, last time they splurged was the Adalius Thomas disaster in 2007. They only step up for big names when the value is absurd (Randy Moss), or you are talking about a genuine Hall of Fame type talent. There are pro bowlers, and there are hall of famers. Revis is the latter. Think you could make a strong case that Ware was that type of player a few years ago too.
There is no one else in the AFC within a country mile of these two teams. Depth will be the deciding factor IMO, both teams have top end talent to spare. "