20Safety_Hazards, on 05 February 2013 - 10:10 AM, said:
The idea being, Chip has spent so much time looking for a DC that he hasn't had the chance to really sit down and review whether Vick is worth keeping (at the contract rate, at a lower rate, etc.).
I get the idea, i just dont think it makes a lot of sense. The $3M number surely had to have been mentioned to him by now and as a coach/GM, you don't just blindly hope that another team will sign him to an amount that high without first considering if he's good enough to even be on your own roster.
In other words, if Chip is just now beginning to think he's too crappy of a QB to be on the 4th worst team in the league, is he really banking on the possibility (however likely) that one of the other awful teams will sign him to a $3M contract so that we don't have to cut a paycheck?
Remember that the coach/GM role is not the responsibility of a sole individual as it was in years past. Surely Howie would've found some time
to sit down with Chip and figure out what their gameplan is for the situation. Nobody's too busy to decide what action to take on a $3M contract bonus.