Originally Posted by teegre
Two R1 picks (Pouncey & DeCastro) and two R2 picks (Gilbert & Adams), plus a R7 pick who played very well as a rookie (Beachum). That is indeed making a commitment to the O-line.
Cutting The Colon not only leaves more money for signing Wallace (which BB would like, no?), but gives the team a healthier player at his position (The Colon has not played a full season in three years, with only one game in the previous two... so, was he even really a starter???).
You really think Beachum is the long term solution at LG? Hell, I'd take Foster over him. Remember, Jonathan Scott played well enough in 2010. How'd he do in 2011? When it comes to protecting the franchise, you need to put more money into it than just guys that have been in the league for 1 or 2 years. A guy like Starks should not be allowed to just walk away.
It shouldn't come down to cutting good o-linemen to keep Wallace. Like I said, cut the dead weight from the defense.