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09:56 AM on 03/01/12 
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Just read some article where they said the Redskins should wait for Matt Barkley. Um, what? If you can get RGIII you get him.
That's a valid argument. You could bring in a lot of young talent with the picks they'll have to give up for RGIII. The only flaw in the case is that the Redskins probably won't be bad enough to get the #1 pick. (All assuming that Barkley has a good enough year to still be considered #1)
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That's a valid argument. You could bring in a lot of young talent with the picks they'll have to give up for RGIII. The only flaw in the case is that the Redskins probably won't be bad enough to get the #1 pick. (All assuming that Barkley has a good enough year to still be considered #1)
That's true too.

But this team hasn't had a franchise QB in how long? The fan base needs something to get them excited again. There needs to be a sense of hope, promise and future. If they don't take RGIII now, then what for this season? No way they can do Grossman/Beck again.

RGIII has the "it" factor and can be the face of this franchise -- exactly what Snyder and the fans need. I also think he's more of a lock at being something special and the answer than Barkley.

I think you have to do what it takes to get him, sign a free agent WR and use your other picks to fill other needs.
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That's true too.

But this team hasn't had a franchise QB in how long? The fan base needs something to get them excited again. There needs to be a sense of hope, promise and future. If they don't take RGIII now, then what for this season? No way they can do Grossman/Beck again.

RGIII has the "it" factor and can be the face of this franchise -- exactly what Snyder and the fans need. I also think he's more of a lock at being something special and the answer than Barkley.

I think you have to do what it takes to get him, sign a free agent WR and use your other picks to fill other needs.
Even if they don't trade up, there's talk that they could select Tannehill at #6 (lol) and probably sign a veteran at QB while they develop him. Regardless, the QB crop next year has the potential to be much stronger overall than this year's group. Sure, Luck and RGIII are really good, but that's really it. Next year has the potential for Barkley, Landry Jones, Tyler Wilson, and Aaron Murray all within the top of the draft. Plus, you have Tyler Bray, Casey Pachall, and Logan Thomas with the potential to declare as well. To your point, the Redskins are certainly a team that could invest a lot in free agency to complement the loss of picks for RGIII, and I'd certainly consider them the frontrunners to do so.
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That's true too.

But this team hasn't had a franchise QB in how long? The fan base needs something to get them excited again. There needs to be a sense of hope, promise and future. If they don't take RGIII now, then what for this season? No way they can do Grossman/Beck again.

RGIII has the "it" factor and can be the face of this franchise -- exactly what Snyder and the fans need. I also think he's more of a lock at being something special and the answer than Barkley.

I think you have to do what it takes to get him, sign a free agent WR and use your other picks to fill other needs.

this same exact statement could be said for Miami as well lol
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And if you did have a franchise QB, even if he's 1 or 2 years into his career, it could possibly entice FA players and coaches (much like Fischer and McDanials came to St. Louis because of Bradford) to sign. And then build around him.
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Here is a good write-up talking about shit hitting the fan in New Orleans.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/pos...gut-the-saints
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I wonder what Drew and his agent are looking for per year..

25 million?
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And if you did have a franchise QB, even if he's 1 or 2 years into his career, it could possibly entice FA players and coaches (much like Fischer and McDanials came to St. Louis because of Bradford) to sign. And then build around him.
This is partly why I'd love the Browns to get RGIII. We'll need some good coaches after Shurmur is inevitably fired.
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Can players decline the franchise tag?
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no I dont think so
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This is partly why I'd love the Browns to get RGIII. We'll need some good coaches after Shurmur is inevitably fired.

I agree. Cleveland deserves to be good again.
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Can players decline the franchise tag?

you can not sign it and hold out. but if you hold out past week 10 you lose a year of service.
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you can not sign it and hold out. but if you hold out past week 10 you lose a year of service.

can you just not sign it in the first place?

I assume we're talking about the franchise offer sheet...
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Is that what Jackson and Mankins did a few years ago?
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AdamSchefter: Browns do not plan to use their franchise tag on running back Peyton Hillis. He is expected to be an unrestricted free agent.
welcome back to Denver you smelly overhyped turd
 



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