I’d say it’s a combination of money, health and consistency. Martin and Wagner fit in the same category for me. Players that can look good for a stretch, but then commit an error at about the worst possible time. Drive-killers.
Don’t remind me about the shanked punt Vs Dallas in the playoffs. Dumbass Caldwell should have gone for it on 4th down ----on the fucking Dallas 45 yard line. smh
Wagner has been terrible his entire time in Detroit and is not comparable in the least. He’s also been the highest paid RT for years. Martin has been a top 5 punter his entire career and Wagner was a bottom 1/3 RT his time in DET.
That’s the bottom line. Inconsistency is the friendly fire they don’t have the patience for. It’s one thing to know where you’re understaffed, it’s another to have players capable of contributing, but unable to do it consistently. Thus, a change. (a big one)