Ditka said "How many Super Bowls did Ryan win after they split? None." "How many Super Bowls did I win after we split"? "None". I never liked/admired Ryan because he thought he was the answer when in fact when he walked away from great defense players he never won. What does that tell you. Few know the he and Ditka almost went fisty with each other and his actions with the Oilers said it all. He won one SB and failed with Houston, Philly and Arizona.
No I just see the reality. I get it, your alright with your shooting guard not being able to shoot beyond 16-18 feet who displays poor shot selection often. However the reality is he was a bad signing and we need a shooting guard that can stretch the floor
Neither Richardson nor Werner had guaranteed money remaining. Richardson's guarantee was voided because of his suspension -- a point that the NFLPA contested, and I'm not sure what the final outcome was -- and Werner's contract was only guaranteed through Year 3, as is typical of late first rounders.
I haven't checked recently for first rounders who are released during their rookie contract, but if I were a betting man I would bet that at least 75% of them have no remaining guaranteed money when they're released. Given the fact that not many first rounders are released early to begin with, I feel confident in saying that offsets aren't a legitimate factor.
To the bolded, the issue isn't the guaranteed money. If you fail, you still get your guaranteed money. You're prepared. The question is, if you sign a vet minimum deal with another team (which is probably best case scenario if you flame out on your rookie deal), does the $650k from the new deal offset the remaining $2m from the rookie deal? It's really not an "I might not make it through this contract, so I want all the guarantees I can get" kind of deal.
I understand the agent/player insistence on no offset language. I don't have a problem with a player making an issue of it, up until the point that it keeps him off the field. I'm only saying that, from my perspective, I wouldn't be worried about offset language as a player.
Looks like some new faces on the board!! Welcome to all of you I have missed this spring and summer. Get ready for some fun stuff...and some interesting banter/debates!! I am ready for Colts football. Anyone else???
Thanks, there are many Colts fans in here that have loved the Colts before Peyton. Of course for some of the younger gals/guys, Peyton would lead a lot of football fans to like the Colts because of winning 12-14 games every season and + we won a SB. I still rank the 1995 Season as my 2nd favorite season of all-time only behind 2006. 2006 is #1 because we won the SB. 2012 is my 3rd favorite season, Andrew taking a 2-14 team to 11-5 was beautiful!