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by HoodooMan » Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:39 am
by Birdieman » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:10 am
3. Hey now, Antwan Peek's career year netted him 6 sacks according to NFL.com. Don't sell the man short.
by HoodooMan » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:11 am
by Birdieman » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:23 am
by jb » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:07 pm
HoodooMan wrote:2. On The New NFL Market: I called it, Pastabelly didn't. So let me try to keep my streak alive: it's a short term bubble. We've already considered the impact N8's deal might have on other franchised players' negotiations, like Freeney; not to mention Briggs & especially Samuel. But think of what the longterm implications of his signing on the Browns would have likely meant: underachieving CB talent gets paid...proceeds to underachieve even more. Leigh Bodden & his agent say, "WTF? He's not even the best CB on this team, and he's making 3 times as much money. We're holding out." Bodden gets paid. Then Sean Jones & his agent say, "WTF? Neither of those two are even the best DB on this team, but they're both making 3 times as much money as I am! We're holding out." SJ gets paid. The trickle down effect is that half of the players signed to extra fat contracts this offseason will be cut in 2-3 years (big plus on the Robaire Smith deal--4yrs/12mil, pretty freaking reasonable these days), and in those 2-3 years the contracts of players around the league will have adjusted upwards (just not high enough to match the ridiculous deals some of these guys are signing right now). Soon enough, we'll be back to the same old NFL free agency; all the extra cap space will disappear, and the contracts will just be proportionately higher to match the new cap.
by consigliere » Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:31 pm
HoodooMan wrote:4. I know this has been discussed in the other thread, but I don't know how you read the JL situation and still see the possibility of A-D/P in the first round. Explain the deal to me from Jamal Lewis' perspective in a way that leaves that option open. I just don't see it. He signed a one year deal with a bad team. He just had to have been promised 20+ carries a game, didn't he? Even from our side, the only way I see a one year deal making any sense (since I don't think we expect to compete for anything meaningful this year) is to run Jamal into the ground while we give our 1st round QB some on-the-field grooming in 2007, so the benefit to us is that he takes some pressure off our young QB and the RB we're running up the miles on is only a rental.
by HoodooMan » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:40 am
by Birdieman » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:56 pm
The only way I see us taking a RB high in the draft is if Phil sees a talent he feels he can't pass up at a certain slot, and I can't imagine who/where that would be. Michael Bush in the 3rd? Irons or Hunt in the 4th?
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