Bob Sturm talked about NFL teams beginning to franchise players today…
The Cowboys are going to franchise Anthony Spencer from all indications and I called this as soon as the season ended. They like his game and they are giving all of these defenders they are bringing back an excuse for playing poorly last season on the lockout.
I don’t want Spencer near this team. He’s not a playmaker. Forget the overall stat totals for a second. Just tell me when the Cowboys need a big play in December who is going to rise up and make something happen? So far it’s no one.
Bob does make a valid point though about the name ‘Franchise Tag’. It was designed for guys like Drew Brees. Just happens that in certain years some teams don’t really have a true ‘Frahchise Player’ so they use it on a chump like Spencer.
This Cowboys defense was awful in 2011 and yet the Cowboys have rewarded three key parts of that unit with new contracts. Baffling. At this point I am all aboard the ‘anything is better than what I just saw’ train.
Let’s hope the excuse of missing the last offseason due to the lockout winds up being a legit excuse.