Let's assume both want to stay, and after it's all said and done in negotiating, the Bengals have to tag one of them. Which one do you guys think it should be?
Smith - diva-like beginning to his career left a bitter taste with some, as has his battle with his weight. However, he developed into the BEST RT in the NFL, and having premier players to protect Dalton, as well as run behind, is vital to our offense.
MJ - his number have steadily increased, and he was a monster last year. Our front 4 is THE key component to this team on either side of the ball. DE's are a little easier to find in the draft though, and there is a guy named Clowney who will be there for the taking next year (with some tremendous picks being given up of course).
My opinion - I would tag MJ.