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Tarell Basham... whats the deal?????

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What is the hold up???  All the other players have not only signed but are on the field learning the playbook, techniques and most of all the processes. The learning curve is steep in the NFL. I cannot imagine he is not on top of this. He is no Dwight Freeney or Robert Mathis. He has not even proven that he can do the job. He is a very enthusiastic kid who has bought into all the hype .... at the end of the day, you got to prove it on the field. The first part of any learning curve is very stressful, both mentally and physically.

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hes no Robert mathis?  probably true, but nobody knew who mathis was when he got here

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Indy is trying to give him his due 3rd round pick $$, But Bashem likes Indy so much, and is so happy to play here, that he wants less, but Ballard won't budge.

 

:hat:

 

(seriously,..it's not biggie)

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36 minutes ago, AustexColt said:

What is the hold up???  All the other players have not only signed but are on the field learning the playbook, techniques and most of all the processes. The learning curve is steep in the NFL. I cannot imagine he is not on top of this. He is no Dwight Freeney or Robert Mathis. He has not even proven that he can do the job. He is a very enthusiastic kid who has bought into all the hype .... at the end of the day, you got to prove it on the field. The first part of any learning curve is very stressful, both mentally and physically.

There are a lot of rookies that are unsigned.  Not close to being a big deal in mid may

 

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/draft/

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1 hour ago, AustexColt said:

What is the hold up???  All the other players have not only signed but are on the field learning the playbook, techniques and most of all the processes. The learning curve is steep in the NFL. I cannot imagine he is not on top of this. He is no Dwight Freeney or Robert Mathis. He has not even proven that he can do the job. He is a very enthusiastic kid who has bought into all the hype .... at the end of the day, you got to prove it on the field. The first part of any learning curve is very stressful, both mentally and physically.

 

Not trying to sound jaded but so tired of ignorant posters who have no clue what they're talking about yet think they know EVERYTHING that they are talking about. Seems like that's how life is nowadays; people who know the most about something keep quiet, while those who know the least speak the loudest.

 

The vast majority of NFL draftees have yet to sign and that includes Myles Garrett.

 

Free Agency and the draft is not like waiting in line at the DMV - they call your number and you go up to the front desk. Being the first to sign with a team is not indicative of "eagerness to play for the team because I'm the first in line."

 

Apples and oranges.

 

Right now, only 12 3rd round picks have signed. Less than 1/3.

 

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/draft/round-3/

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Get your mind off that mans money!   He'll be signed whenever they get signed.

There's usually always one that we have that takes longer than the others but I can barely remember any season where we had any major issues signing rookies.     Lay off the impatient stuff.

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1 hour ago, AustexColt said:

What is the hold up???  All the other players have not only signed but are on the field learning the playbook, techniques and most of all the processes. The learning curve is steep in the NFL. I cannot imagine he is not on top of this. He is no Dwight Freeney or Robert Mathis. He has not even proven that he can do the job. He is a very enthusiastic kid who has bought into all the hype .... at the end of the day, you got to prove it on the field. The first part of any learning curve is very stressful, both mentally and physically.

Luck didn't sign until mid july his rookie season

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11 minutes ago, Superman said:

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LOL!

 

Anyway, isn't is pretty much a formality that drafted players just sign. I know there was some noise about Joey Bosa last year, but beyond that?

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2 minutes ago, Jay Kirk said:

:lol:

Doesn't that make you want to run right out to Walmart and get one of those suits and dance in your front yard to some Techno!

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18 minutes ago, Mr. Irrelevant said:

 

 

LOL!

 

Anyway, isn't is pretty much a formality that drafted players just sign. I know there was some noise about Joey Bosa last year, but beyond that?

 

Pretty much. You'll get some protracted negotiations at times, but that's business. It's only been three weeks, and the Colts have obviously been working on rookie contracts lately because everyone else has signed within the last 8 days. I assume Basham will closely follow.

 

And if he doesn't, oh well. As several others have said, he's at the compound, working with the team. It's really not a football issue unless he isn't signed by camp, and that's two months away.

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2 hours ago, aaron11 said:

hes no Robert mathis?  probably true, but nobody knew who mathis was when he got here

 

Except us people from Huntsville!

 

we knew him well.

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1 minute ago, Smonroe said:

 

Except us people from Huntsville!

 

we knew him well.

tbh i had never heard of alabama A&M

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2 hours ago, DarkHorse said:

I thought he was in rookie minicamp. I thought you could play even if not signed

Yes a drafted player can participate in the OTAs even if he has not signed a contract.

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48 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

lmao what are these 2 goofballs doing :lol:

 

They are the highlight of this thread without it this thread would be a total loss .

:td::hat:

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2 hours ago, aaron11 said:

hes no Robert mathis?  probably true, but nobody knew who mathis was when he got here

Polian did.

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1. I believe that draft picks can and do get playbooks and practice with the team even if they havn't quite signed a contract yet.  In fact I think the only thing you can't do as a draft pick without signing a contract is play in a game.

 

2. It's only May 19, a lot of players have not signed.  In fact the Colts getting all but one of their draft picks signed by now is actually fairly early.  

 

Relax, I'm sure he's learning the playbook and practicing during mini-camps.  It's usually good to have them signed before Training camp but I don't think they absolutely have to be signed until the first pre-season game.  

Let him and his agent hammer out a deal with the Colts that works for both sides. 

 

This isn't holding him up at all and it's still about 3 months before it could even start holding him up the smallest bit.

 

 

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I think Basham should be cut immediately;  Ballard needs to send a message that he will not stand for this type of nonsense.

 

Ballard should then be put on notice by Irsay that drafting malcontents like this better not be the norm.

 

Irsay should then be sent the message by the city of Indianapolis that they will not tolerate situations like this by sports franchises that represent their fine city.  Get Congress involved, if need be.

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Just now, Coffeedrinker said:

Polian did.

i believe he was discovered by regional scouts, not polian at first

 

they convinced the team to use a late pick on him

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2 hours ago, DarkHorse said:

I thought he was in rookie minicamp. I thought you could play even if not signed

 

I'm pretty sure you can't play in a game, especially not a regular season game without a contract.  Maybe not even a pre-season game.

 

That said you can practice and get the playbook without any contract.

 

So ultimately we don't have anything to worry about.  He's got like 3 months before not having a contract becomes any sort of a hold up.  

 

It's not really a concern for the fan base at this point.  Let the Bashem and the Colt's work out the business side of things.  I'm sure they will have it hammered out before training camp.

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50 minutes ago, Jay Kirk said:

Comical is all I can say

 

 

More like misinformed.  OP is under the impression that players who arn't signed can't practice or even get a playbook.  Neither of which are true.  

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I'll bet a beer that he'll be signed by camp!  Any takers?  Ok let's up the pot and make it a beer and pizza.

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1 hour ago, Superman said:

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hahaha. Whatever those guys are doing I want to be doing it too. Hilarious.

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