replied to the thread 2014-15 NFL Season Thread
" TJ Ward a clear upgrade for sure, I like that signing a lot. They needed a thumper on the back end, that D does not scare anyone.
Not so sure Talib is a decisive upgrade over DRC. Very similar players in terms of skill set, build, etc. But also similar in that you question how much they really care, and worry what on earth they are doing when they go home for the night. DRC graded out better amongst several scouting services last season. At his best though, few are as good as Talib.
I just think the $ they gave Talib is absolutely nuts. He’s played 16 games once in his career, and if he runs afoul again, he will be suspended for the entire season. You could make a good argument that DRC carries the same type of risks though. I view it as a near exchange of players for DEN- but it weakens NE so that in and of itself is a victory for DEN. No denying that. "
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