re: Saints Ask Vilma & Smith to Restructure Contracts..... (Posted on 2/18/13 at 5:16 pm to blueslover)
quote: Ideally 3–4 DEs should weigh 285–300 pounds (129–140 kg) and be able to beat double teams by getting a push
And Will Smith is listed at 282, but I'm convinced he's more like 290 because 282 has been his listed weight since his rookie year. Obviously he has put on weight. Also, the best thing he does is bull rush, which requires pure strength. His strength could help him in the 3-4. I don't think he is staying, but I don't understand everyone saying he is too small. He is pretty much the same size as Jordan.
Sho Nuff LSU Fan Hawaii Member since Feb 2009 3849 posts
re: Saints Ask Vilma & Smith to Restructure Contracts..... (Posted on 2/18/13 at 6:03 pm to blueslover)
quote: It's gonna cost $5.5mil of cap to cut Smith. Then ya save $3.5mil of cap net. New deal would be whatever amt on top of the $3.5. Minimum for him almost $900K. So $3.5 to cut him and $4.5+ or more to keep him. Pretty sad
Yep, so get him to take the $1mm (+$3.5) and keep him. Otherwise, cut his arse and spend $3.5mm.
adono LSU Fan River Ridge Member since Sep 2003 5471 posts
re: Saints Ask Vilma & Smith to Restructure Contracts..... (Posted on 2/19/13 at 10:23 am to blueslover)
quote: We gripe about him but his 6 sacks a year avg the past 3 seasons should be worth more than that on the open market. He wouldn't have to learn 3-4 either at age 32 either.
If that was truly the case, Smith would have some trade value...which I don't think he has. As was mentioned on here many times since Smith signing his second contract, we all knew this was going to end badly for the Saints. It was a matter of when we'd get screwed.