We have 3 pro bowl line backers we need to throw a rookie in the mix to develop for when we need him to step up and be that role teaching the new rookies
I don't care if the guy is 45... If he can come in and make our 2-14 team better then they better be looked at. If 37 year old Tony Gonzalez wanted to sign with the chiefs and Reid snuffed him solely for age I would immediately begin to question him as a coach.
Absolutely. I'm sure he's reevaluating how he does things all the time, knowing that he's never won a championship. For example, two years ago he said, "Ok, I haven't won a championship by avoiding guys in their 30s, so let's go out and spend big money on guys in their 30s." It didn't work. I'm sure he learned from that, and said "I guess my old way was better." You're right that they wouldn't "waste time" with it. But let me try to reexplain this way.
He will have a "grade" on each player, as each personnel guy does. Andy Reid, in my experience following him, places much higher value, in determining that grade, on age than most personnel guys. They all do, but it weighs more heavily in his thinking than I think you guys in KC might be use to, so I'm bringing that to everyone's attention.
I'm pretty confident that Bart Scott, at 33, would not be an Andy Reid guy. My guess is that there's about a 2% chance he's interested in him. Chris Canty at 30 (keep in mind, he played for a division rival and Reid has game planned against him a lot, so he might know a little more about him), I'd put at maybe 40% that they offer him a contract. That's just my best guess on how I see it. I could be wrong.
Right on. We are a pretty young team as it stands. I wonder if they will find exceeded value in some veteran guys to help the locker room. Maybe some guys who are on board with the new schemes. Come to think of it I am trying to think of a starter who is even 30 years old... Winston? Hali? Johnson? too lazy to check, haha.
We have a lot of holes to fill and at some very expensive positions. I kind of get the feeling that we won't be overly aggressive in FA. I would be shocked to see any high priced guys brought in. I think it is silly to think we are gonna fix this team in one offseason. But we certainly can get it on the right track.