I had no clue Miles Austin was a RFA.... What's going on with him? IMO he still isn't one of the top elite recievers in the league.
I wouldn't call him elite, but there really aren't many elite receivers these days. He's got lots of promise, and endless talent. Still too young in his career for me to call him elite. However, he's still better than 80% of the receivers out there these days. That's quite an accomplishment.
Jerry keeps saying he isn't going to do anything this offseason, until he has to. Meaning, he's not going to give Austin a contract until he has to. He put the tender on him, and it's going to stay that way. Austin is no showing voluntary workouts to get a little leverage for his contract negotiations. I read an article a while back, that basically said nobody is going to challenge Jerry on the tender he placed on Austin. They said what could happen, is that someone could come in, match the tender, beat the offer, and put some wording in his contract that says that Austin will be the highest paid receiver on the team. This would cause problems, because if I'm not mistaken, Roy Williams has that same wording in his contract, so bascially, Jerry wouldn't be able to match the contract. But that same article stated that nobody was that stupid, to come in and do that to him for fear of pissing Jerry off. He's the most powerful and influential owner in the league, and doing this, would fuck them on the collective bargaining agreement and likely kill hope that there will be a season next year.
Which is a little contradictory. Hamlin and Flozell weren't due their bonus' til June, but he cut them last week. If I were him I'd have hung on to them until June, and kept trying to offer them as trade bait. But, who knows what is going on behind the scenes. Perhaps they've been trying trade those two for a while now, with no interested parties.
So what's ya'lls draft options looking like Bcoop?
They've been looking at two guys from OU, but the big ones are going to be safety and left tackle. They keep saying that Earl Thomas out of UT could fall to #21 or 22 in the draft, and that if that happened Jerry would wheel and deal and trade up to get him. I hope so, he's a ball hawk like a mother fucker.
I'm not sure how many picks they have this year, but they should be back in full swing after not having shit for picks last year.