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01-01-2009, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainHawk View Post
Answer this:

If Jones wasn't a key part of the defense... why resign him?
Because we had to. We all know Smith would be gone, Hatcher was a huge question mark. No way to tell we'd get a guy like Vaananen at a mil at that point. Let Jones walk and that would have left us with Timonen, Coburn, Parent and Kukkonen. Take out a draft pick playing at 18 which no one should count on at that point and Holmgren would have been looking at picking up 3 Dmen through free agency, at least one and probably two counted on to play big minutes. No way we could have afforded that, think of the complaints about the crappy overpaid defense we would have had if it went down that way.

Under the circumstances I think Holmgren did a pretty good job with the Jones signing. At this point things have changed quite a bit though, Jones and his salary have to be put on the expendable list.

edit: Guess dig out your soul got there before me. Same idea, things at that time were much different than they are now.

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