Okay, by no means am I suggesting nor hoping Durant will be out an extended period, but I was chatting with someone today and we kid of had an interesting chat.
Let's say DD does get 6 gamed or worse...you have an extra 200-240 grand ish to play with...what do you do? For argument sake, lets say his replacement's salary (new 3rd string actually) gets 80k/year...so about 35K for the remainder...we will call it 180k to play with.
There is of course the idea of bringing in some big name rentals...but where?
- DL? nope, looks good
- OL? looks pretty good
- Secondary? fairly solid
- LB? maybe...probably not...but maybe
- RB? probably not
- WR? Dressler + Getz (when healthy) + Bagg + Swain + we hope smith...knock on wood...would have to be a darned good pickup at this point.
So what about a little fancy paper work? Contract extensions with large signing bonuses. You want to sign Chick for 180k...lets make that 150/year for 3 years plus a 70k signing bonus. Dressler...you want 240/year...why don't we go 200/yr for 4 years plus 100K up front.