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  1. Nope, they gave him the deal I been saying we shoulda thrown out there. Low guaranteed money, with tons of incentives. We played it safe again, and now we where the egg on our face.... From Ian Rappaport: The full breakdown of Gerald McCoy’s deal with the #Panthers: 1 year, $4M to sign, $3M base, $500K camp roster bonus, $500K in 45-man per game bonus. Plus, 6.5 sacks for $500k, 8 sacks gets him $1.5M. 250K for Pro Bowl, $250K for playoffs. Just $4M guaranteed. Total: Up $10.25M.
  2. I hope I eat my words and Suh has a bad year, but if he comes out and beasts, I will be quoting some off you guys and saying "I told you so"
  3. Performance bonuses can be divided into two basic categories, incentives and salary escalators. Both types of bonuses can be used to bridge the financial gap when there is a disagreement in a negotiation between a player's agent and the team on the player's value. Incentives are also a way for a player taking a pay cut to make back some or all of the money he is losing through the salary reduction. Incentives are usually designed to be classified as not likely to be earned (NLTBE) so that they will not count against the salary cap when a deal is signed. Generally, any incentives with higher thresholds than the player or team's statistical performance in the prior season qualify as NLTBE. The most frequent categories for individual achievement are playtime or based on the player's primary function (i.e.; receptions or receiving yards for a wide receiver). Coupling an individual achievement with a team statistical performance also makes an incentive NLTBE. If earned, a team will incur a salary cap charge for most incentives after the playoffs end. Incentives are typically paid in February or March following the season in which they are earned. Come have a ProBowl season and make it to the Super Bowl. Pay him 8-10 mil instead of 15 like he is used to, and give him hella incentives. Seems pretty simple to me. He has never been to the post-season, he has to be wanting to go to a team that's in position to make a run this year. Guys will take less for that chance. And if they make it, they get paid and a ring.
  4. I get that, but I am willing to drop a 3rd string player for a starter. Plus, I think you generally expect an end to get more sacks than a dt. I was surprised how many sacks he had.
  5. Why wouldnt you want McCoy over Muhammad though??? https://www.statmuse.com/nfl/player/al-quadin-muhammad-25651/career-stats https://www.statmuse.com/nfl/player/gerald-mccoy-13472/career-stats I know it's a small sample size from Muhammad, but look at the sacks the McCoy gets consistently. Last year was a down year for him and he still got 5. Obviously Muhammad could improve, but they key word is could. I would go with a proven guy more than the upside guy.
  6. I saysign them both to 1 year mercenary deals. Less base with lots of incentives. Something like 8 mil guaranteed, 2 mil for 8+ sacks. 4 mil for a Super Bowl appearance. Maybe some other incntives like a mil for 16 games played.
  7. I have been banging the Suh drum for weeks. I think he is the better player on the field. McCoy seems like a great locker room presence, and still talented. I would be happy signing either, but would prefer Suh. I could see Ballard going with McCoy over Suh based on the all the variables. I know some of you probably think we shouldn't sign either. Would you guys like to sign McCoy, Suh, or neither?
  8. I know cap space is for players and not coaches and GM's. Spending what you are allowed too to have the best chance to win is trying your hardest. Going into a season with an extra 50 mil left over tells me that you are not willing to do whatever it takes to win. You added a lot of your own dumb opinions to my comment, I never said Irsay only has 50 mil, and dont know how you read it that way. I also never said anyone is going to give Ballard billions. My point was simple, the Colts dont spend up to or exceed the salaray cap, which equals doing whatever it takes to win. When it comes down to pay Ballard, there will be teams willing to exceed what the Colts will be willing to pay him. Look at the Raiders and Gruden (not saying that was smart) but they were willing to spend 10 mill per year for their guy. I don't ever expect to see that happening here. If Ballard is getting offered 3-4 mil per year, year after year to go elsewhere, while making 1.5 or so here, he won't turn it down forever. You can believe it if you want too, but I don't believe for 1 second that an owner/business man is not going to have a say about how his money is spent. That's just stupid.
  9. The one who gets the edge, can change play to play. You can use either one or both depending on the situation, and which play you run. Both are talented at what they do, and don't do the same things. Kind of like comparing the Sam and Will LB's, same position, but not exactly. How about this: Ebron is the Carl-TE (catch) Doyle is the Bob-TE (block)
  10. Irsay has +50 mil in cap space sitting there to spend on players to win this year, and he's not. I'm not so sure he will throw the bank at Ballard as much as you seem to think.
  11. Curious if all of you guys saw the video of Montez Sweat getting drafter???? Thoughts???? I liked trading back, and I really liked it after I came across that. This guy's commentary is pretty good too if this is the same video....
  12. Ill be honest, I dont know enough about Willis to speculate, but I am a huge Farley fan. He makes an impact when he is in there. He makes crucial, winning plays. I have liked him more than Geathers for awhile now, a lot to do with availability, but talent wise I think he is right there with him too. I think Farley has a better football IQ for sure.
  13. Thanks for sharing this. I agree with Ballard that we are fortunate to have him. I was not aware of this guy. "Is he a character risk and, if so, what can we do to help this player be who he needs to be?" Curious to here his thoughts on Suh based on this line.
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