replied to the thread 2014-15 NFL Season Thread
" This close to the draft I won’t be posting as many scouting pieces on ’14 prospects, thought it could be interesting to do a little self-scouting on current free agents who just signed big $ deals. Try to get a sense for why the team felt that player X was worth Y dollars in their scheme-it’s not always obvious in free agency. I’ll go on record again as saying that free agency is a nice place to do one of the following
1. Supplement the core of your roster with middle market talent
2. Retain core home-grown players
3. Extend on the rare opportunity to land an exceptional talent or scheme fit
Anything else is almost always going to end in the franchise over paying, we’ve all seen it a million times.
So with that said I’ll begin with in my mind the riskiest contract handed out, the one that went to Sam Shields up in Green Bay. Sam was an interesting kid coming out, and in many ways scouting him still feels like you are scouting a college corner. Whether that is still a good thing is up to interpretation. "
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