Dukes: Rivers is the key
No, I don't think the
' window is closing.
is entering his sixth season. As long as Rivers is in the game, they're OK.
Rivers, who is the key to this question, in my mind, has lots of years left. But when Rivers leaves, the window closes.
Certainly, defensively the
need to get Merriman signed. As many said last year, and I wouldn't disagree, the
might have been willing to part ways with Merriman, potentially, if he wanted to hold out. They need to pay that man. He showed you what his absence means.
There are only two guys the
have to keep: Rivers and "Lights Out."
' window remains open because GM A.J. Smith is a good evaluator of talent. He'll continue to add talent, and the organization has a franchise QB in Rivers. At running back, I'm sure he'll replace L.T. eventually with another quality back.
is a good coach. The
will be fine and the window will stay open. They still made the playoffs last season and made some noise without Merriman.