Skinsinparadise Posted February 6 Share Posted February 6 (edited) 33 minutes ago, wit33 said: Is this not common place amongst NFL owners? I thought most deals and extensions get done in the summer? Purely going off memory and how I have perceived the NFL off season schedule being in relation to resigning guys, so nothing I’m standing on firmly or bullishly. As the WR spot. Salaries were escalating early last off season, some teams were getting deals done earlish in the off season and some teams waited. So about 50-50 last off season did it earlish, and the other half did it in the summer as to the WRs. To your point Dan isn't the only owner who likes to hold his cash and get deals done in the summer -- Albert Breer wrote an article about it at the time. For big contracts, you have a lot of money in escrow because you must do that for guaranteed money. Also most of these owners make good money on their interest -- so holding on to money for an extra-4-5 months helps their bottom line. There was an article written about Lehrner once on that front about how he lacks to backload deals so he can make more money off of interest 33 minutes ago, wit33 said: I agree from a totality standpoint Dan is a great liability, but to get a specific player or coach, it doesn’t matter. Give the coach guaranteed money/years and power, he’s yours, give the player money/years and opportunity, he’s yours. If it doesn't effect a single player or coach, then to your point Dan isn't much of a liability at all and this is as good a destination spot than any other place. So the stories QBs saying no to wanting to be traded to Washington are just agents making it up? Logan Paulsen flat out said he knows in that building they see they have a problem with luring players based on league wise peception. Is he making it up, too? I can go on and on with others who have said the same thing. Or maybe you are getting at, yes its a problem but overpaying solves all. So you can talk anyone into it by overpaying them. So as to the stories of Russell Wilson not wanting to come here -- address it this way, Denver wants to give you an extension for 48 million a year and 161 guaranteed -- we will give you 55 million and 180 guaranteed. Yeah I don't disagree that Dan can likely get who he wants by offering something outrageous. But are we living in reality with that stuff? We are talking real world not fantasy. By that I mean the top level players are going to get on the market top dollar. Are we the ones to just blow that apart on move after move? Teams are already willing to basically overpay name that star -- do we want to destroy our cap by taking that one step further and just break the barriers on salary like the Browns did with Deshaun Watson -- by going over the top with offers that scream hey you don't want to come here how about a 100% guaranteed contract, etc. Even if we adapt the lets get outrageous with our offers where players can't say no, Dan clearly isn't willing to do it. And if he did would we really want to destory the cap just to make a point? Edited February 6 by Skinsinparadise Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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