For me, As skeptical as I am about Lamar I really don’t like players who overstep. Watson thinks he should have a say in coaching and GM decisions. If I did agree to a deal to obtain him he’d have to sign a release saying he understands that he has no say or forfeit money if he becomes a problem.
I’m not saying the Ravens would consider it. Rumor has the Panthers offering Bridgewater and a bunch of picks.
If the Texans cam knocking and offered Watson for Jackson would you ask for more or expect to have send something else? Or would you just flat out say no?
I’m with you. He will have to win here before he either gets a promotion or becomes a big target for other teams. I like most of what he’s done to date but eventually it will need to yield results. Jeez, it’s been one full season and one truncated one. Not a lot on which to judge yet.
I'm drawing conclusions based on what I'm seeing and reading. You're waiting for the dinner to be served. That's fair. I think he's doing a very good job getting young talent through the international and rule iv draft. If it all goes Philadelphia on us, you'll be right. I just don't see that happening.
Just to add...
At some point there will be an inflection point, or there won't. SG and others want it now. Understood. I'd argue that even with some spending now we're still 1-2 years away, so I understand (in theory) waiting for the strategy to change.
Either way, at some point it must change (e.g., spending money to upgrade spots). On that we all agree. When that happens, I'll believe that Elias has some desire to stay here, but even then it will depend on the degree to which the change happens.
I see him as a star in the industry. That means he'll be in high demand elsewhere when he's available. He'll take that unless ownership commits to him and the team financially.