Originally Posted by bornaSteelersfan
You just said it yourself. Why pay big bucks for a FS when we can get one off the street who can contribute? Why pay the big bucks to one when we really need to keep our OLB (and get a good CB)?
Because, Byrd is a top tier player, who would make this defense instantly better.
Imagine Ed Reed (although, Byrd is not as good as Ed Reed) were available. Adding him to a defense makes that defense significantly better.
This team needs a FS, a CB, & an OLB. It doesn't really matter which one they get in free agency, but if they are going to spend $10 million dollars, that player had better be top shelf. For example, they need a CB... should they try to sign just any old CB for $10 million? No, you'd want a #1 for $10 million. Likewise, you'd want a Pro Bowl level OLB for $10 million... and, Worilds "might" be that good, whereas, Byrd already has shown to be that good.
This discussion is now irrelevant, because Worilds will likely sign fir $6-7 million... which is a better value than $10 million.