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Discussion in 'Community' started by PRENNTACULAR, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. NotSoScruffyLooking Jedi Knight

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    The main thing is to stay relevant:p.
  2. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Browns' Josh Gordon was arrested in NC on DWI.
  3. xblackout Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I heard about that yesterday. Just...I know this goes without saying, but this is so disappointing.
  4. dp4m Chosen One

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    He was trying to drink his sorrow away that Johnny Football isn't going to be named your starter this year...
  5. darth_gersh Jedi Master

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    I agree with Eeth, Russell Wilson will get over 100 mil contract and that will hit the cap hard for the Seachickens.
  6. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    LeBron James just became Johnny Manziel's best friend by going back to the Cavs. Johnny Football no longer has to be seen as the savior of Cleveland.
  7. vin Jedi Grand Master

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    Your post belongs in the espn stupidity thread.
  8. NotSoScruffyLooking Jedi Knight

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    Why anyone would want to play in Cleveland is beyond me.
  9. xblackout Jedi Master

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    Thanks for contributing such a quality post to this thread!
  10. NotSoScruffyLooking Jedi Knight

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    I do my best
    It was a joke, actually. I'm sure Cleveland has many outstanding qualities.
  11. WookatMe Jedi Knight

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  12. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Jimmy Graham just tweeted out that he and the Saints have reached a long term deal.
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  13. EBSaints Jedi Master

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    4 years, $40 million according to Schefter:

    Adam Schefter@AdamSchefter 4m
    Saints are signing TE Jimmy Graham to a 4-year, $40 million deal that includes $21 million guaranteed, per source familiar with deal.
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  14. dp4m Chosen One

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    That seems... very cheap?
  15. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Well one thing to consider is that the deadline to reach a long - term deal was today.
  16. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    So Chris Kluwe is suing the Vikings, namely assistant/ST coach Mike Priefer, who, if Kluwe's recollections are accurate, is a horrible human being. For those who do not know, Kluwe is an active and passionate advocate for the LGBT community, and that apparently did not go over well with some of his coaches. Kluwe was cut by the Vikings last summer, was picked up and subsequently cut by the Raiders, and is now retired.

    Kluwe outlined it all in January, right here. Mr. Priefer denied the accusations.
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  17. Sith_Sensei__Prime Jedi Grand Master

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    Not as far as TE go. The report I heard is that the contract makes Graham the highest paid TE in the NFL, which is why Graham wanted to be listed as a WR so he could negotiate a higher $$$ contract.
  18. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    He wanted WR designation solely to increase his payout from the franchise tag the Saints slapped on him this year, where the league dictates how much each position is paid under the tag. As a tight end, the payout is 6 mil. As a receiver, the payout is 10.5 mil.

    He could have negotiated as much as he wanted in this deal, could have demanded 30 million a year if he wanted - position had nothing to do with it.
  19. Sith_Sensei__Prime Jedi Grand Master

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    Position designation had everything to do with Graham's current contract negotiation, as the Saints had leverage over Graham because of the arbitrator's decision. Since the Saints franchise tagged him as a TE he could only make $7 million this year and they negotiated his contract as a TE. Do you think if Graham was a top two or three WRs he would settle for a $40 million contract?

    FYI WR contracts, http://overthecap.com/top-player-salaries.php?Position=WR


    1. WR Calvin Johnson = $113 Million contract
    2. WR Larry Fitzgerald = $113 Million contract
    3. WR Andre Johnson = $67 Million contract
    4. WR Percy Havin = $64 Million contract
    5. WR Mike Wallace = $60 Million contract
    ...
    12. WR Antonio Brown = $41 Million contract

    TE Jimmy Graham = $40 Million contract

    Are you seriously saying that Jimmy Graham designation as a TE did not at all factor in his contract negotiation?

    Fact, he's not making top tier WR money; not even the Top 12 WR contracts.
  20. dp4m Chosen One

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    What are the guaranteed #s on those contracts. That's the somewhat more real arbiter.
  21. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    1. Stop overreacting and being sensitive. Be a true Sensei.

    2. Yes, I'm saying Graham's designation from the NFL had nothing to do with his current contract. The NFL designating him as a WR for this year's franchise tag would not have changed his play style, or how the Saints (or any other potential suitors) would have used or valued him. He does not have the physical skills of those wide receivers you listed. His is a tight end, and the stuff with the league was all over 4.5 million dollars for this year.

    His contract was with the Saints, and had everything to do with how much they value him. If the Saints were not going to pay him what he thought he deserved, he would have found another team.
  22. solojones Force Ghost

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    Well I'm sure they're still higher than Graham's regardless.

    Yeah, they are probably going to need to change things with the TE designation in terms of contracts. They're way behind. Tony Gonzalez in particular changed that position forever, and that was over a decade ago so yeah.
  23. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Yeah, I agree - I think with the way the slot game is used today, the 4.5 million dollar gap is lunacy, and Graham was right to go for the money. I'm not sure why he didn't test free agency, honestly - the guaranteed 21 million is good, but I think a desperate team with a ton of cap (which the Saints do not have) would have thrown a ton of cash at him.
  24. Sith_Sensei__Prime Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not overreacting. I just can't believe you don't feel his designation as a TE did not play any part of his contract negotiations.

    1. The Saints franchise tagged him as a TE, meaning he was a restricted free agent and he can't just find some other team to sign up with.

    2. As being designated as a TE, Graham had a position salary cap and the Saints used that as leverage. Moreover, no other team was going to pay more than the position salary cap for this season.

    3. Point to an article that says that Graham's designation as TE did not play any factor in his contract negotiations. Every article I read pretty notes the designation gave the Saints leverage over Graham.
  25. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Not a surprise, but the Cowboys are going to release Kyle Orton.