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Old 11-07-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: Keenan Lewis Worth 8 Million a Year?

That seems pretty crazy. I mean, within the past decade we've also seen Bryant McFadden look like the next shutdown corner, only to have his play fall off a cliff after a couple years. Same with William Gay. Although it wasn't until Gay became a full-time starter after McFadden left, when everyone realized he wasn't cut out for that role. To an even further extent, most people thought Anthony Smith was going to unseat Ryan Clark as a starter. Boy were we all wrong.

It's basically risk vs reward. Sign a guy to a multi-year early, when he has shown promise, but not consistency.. Or wait for the player to become a Pro Bowl caliber player and then be forced to break the bank. We kind of did this with Antonio Brown last off-season, although he was a much safer risk than most.
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