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Would you consider shelling out some major cash to get Buffalo’s Jairus Byrd? This team hasn’t had quality safety help since Woodson left.
Nick: Honestly, I think I’d be for that. You’re right, this team just hasn’t figured out that position and they’ve tried multiple things. The one thing they haven’t really done in 12 years is get safety help in the first round. But with other needs up front, I don’t know if taking a safety back there is really going to help, considering the youngsters they already have with
Bryan: Whether you like it or not, this front office and coaching staff feels better about this current group of safeties, than most of us do. I don’t disagree that it would be nice to add a player of the talent level of Jarius Byrd as a free safety to be paired with
Any thought about extending
Nick: I don’t think you’re off base here. I really don’t know if it’s a high priority at the moment. Of course, if Beasley blew up and had a monster year, then you’re going to wish you did that. Still, he’ll be a restricted free agent next year. But since he wasn’t drafted, there won’t be a lot of leverage to keep him unless they put a second-round tender on him. Again, this is all assuming he goes off next year. I don’t know if he’ll get the chance to do that. I think Beasley will be a good, productive player but probably not one that will break the bank here. Yeah, you can say Welker and Amendola all you want, but Beasley isn’t there – yet. He might get there soon. I called him the real X-factor to this offense. So I’m with you that he’s important. Maybe he’s a guy you wait until he performs at a high level during the season and then redo his deal.
Bryan: I like the proactive thinking and don’t disagree agree with the idea at all. I believed there were times during the season where Beasley wasn’t used to the best of his ability. The club was not nearly good enough on 3rd downs and there were games where this lack of production hurt them in the final outcome of the game. Beasley has proven to be reliable and when given the opportunity, can be a difference maker but the key in that statement is giving him the opportunity. I would be interested to see if given a choice between extending Cole Beasley or