Michael Huff was brought in this past week more as just a tease than anything else. With no cap money to get a deal done the visit really was nothing more than wishful thinking and another reminder of the cap situation at hand.
I’ll be the first to admit that I was salivating over the idea because of the fact that he hails from the University of Texas but also the fact that he, while not a hall of famer, brings a proven resume.
With the signing of Will Allen and Justin Durant I must admit that I’m left shaking my head quite a bit. The Durant signing is pretty solid, he brings a veteran presence that can either start or push the younger guys to perform. He also brings along with him solid stats to prove that he can be a reliable source. I shake my head because I have to ask, why did we just spend money on what was probably our most established position?
I won’t complain about it too much because I feel like Durant will be a benefit to the team, but isn’t it common knowledge that our positions of extreme need are in the trenches and at safety. Wouldn’t it have been a more prudent decision to spend money on a veteran player at one of those positions?
That brings us to the Will Allen signing. Some of you may disagree, but what was Jerry thinking? In nine years the guy has 129 tackles and four interceptions. Correct me if I’m wrong but that sounds like a downgrade from Sensabaugh. Assuming Charlie Peprah and Eric Frampton stay in the fold I can’t really see what purpose there is of adding a safety of equal or lesser value.
Heck, what was the purpose of even drafting Matt Johnson if you’re never going to give the guy a chance?
I’ll just leave that as food for thought at the moment, and who is to say that this was the end of Jerry’s remodeling at safety? With the draft just around the corner and names like Kenny Vaccaro, Matt Elam, Jonathan Cyprien, and Eric Reid on draft boards, there’s no need to get the pitchforks just yet.
Let’s give Jerry the benefit of the doubt until the end of the draft.