Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by LANGSTER, Mar 6, 2013.
Yup Griffin is back whether we like it or not, thought weve gone over this....
You mean when the Titans had a pass rush and a shutdown corner?
No way Griffin gets til a couple years from now. We just gave him a ton of money and it would be a huge hit to our cap situation. We also don't have anyone to replace him. The only was I see him getting cut after next year is if a young safety really steps up and proves to the FO that they don't need Griff. I'm hoping that's Markelle Martin.
The thing is Griff's deal is actually not that much guys.
Vet players will get paid now with the new agreement in place that values them over rookies. 35M over 5 years is not anything to go crazy over. However, as you all know, his awful play definitely is...
Michael Griffin was the 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, but he didn’t always play like it. For example, in 2008 and 2011, he graded out above average on ProFootballFocus, ranking 13th among all safeties last year. However, in 2009 he was absolutely awful, getting torched in coverage, allowing 34 completions on 49 attempts (69.4%) for 741 yards (15.1 YPA!!!), 5 touchdowns, 1 interception, 5 deflections and one penalty, as he ranked 87th at the position out of 88 eligible. He was also pretty middle of the pack in 2010. The Titans gave him a 35 million dollar deal over 5 years with 15 million dollars guaranteed so they obviously think those days are behind him and that he’ll continue to be an above average player. If that’s the case, this looks like a pretty solid deal. He’s getting less money per year and guaranteed than did Eric Weddle and Michael Huff last offseason and his contract will likely be matched by fellow franchise players Dashon Goldson and Tyvon Branch this offseason.
I would be extremely happy if we were able to cut him and sign one of the more capable safeties from this year's free agent class. Also, that was written when he signed the contract, and he sucked hard this last year instead of returning to form as we all wished and hoped...
Griffin is getting cut in less than 360 days from now. His base salary goes up a lot after 2013.
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