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    Why Was Jim Caldwell Fired?

    While I don't think it is the norm; I don't know if it is as rare as you are making it sound. The obvious ones that come to mind are the Packers just did it with McCarthy, Detroit did it to Caldwell a second time, Tampa Bay did with Dungy before Colts hired him, and Chicago fired Lovie Smith. I am sure there are others that didn't come immediately to mind; and if you include records with just the team that fired them (not overall career) and/or after a winning season I am sure the list is even bigger.
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    120 Million In Cap Space

    I wouldn't put all my eggs in that risky basket.
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    120 Million In Cap Space

    Good to know had never read that. I am not familiar with a "rolling guarantee" ... what were the terms of his guaranteed money? I can't find the terms, just a mention of his agent not going into specifics. It's seems more than just a standard contract with $10 million guaranteed or they would not even use the term "rolling guarantee". Does the rolling guarantee come into play for something like "Guaranteed unless suspended for violating NFL drug policy" or something similar? If so I think that is an acceptable stipulation. The fact the agent wouldn't go into specifics makes me wonder if it was a legitimate contract addition.
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    120 Million In Cap Space

    I think the initial offer only had one year of guarantees, but the Steelers came back later with a 5yr/70 million offer with $33 million guaranteed with first 2 years guaranteed, and 45 million over the the first 3 years even though the 3rd year wasn't guaranteed. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/leveon-bell-reportedly-turned-down-a-monstrous-70-million-deal-from-the-steelers/ That's less than Gurley 4 yr/$57.5 - $45 mil gtd ... but more than David Johnson 3yr/39 mil - $31.8 gtd ... these are the top two RB contracts now and just signed in 2018. So is 5/70/33 really that bad? It would have made him the second highest paid RB behind only Gurley.
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    120 Million In Cap Space

    There is a lot middle ground between Bell and Ryan Grant. I would even be behind a high priced FA signing if it was the right player ... Bell is not that player IMO.
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    120 Million In Cap Space

    Bell is only concerned about Bell. He's just following the money ... his interest in the Colts doesn't go beyond him getting paid. Some here seem to think there is more to his interest than the money; like hes sitting at home thinking "I really like what they got going on there in Indy, I want to be part of that". I would never pay him that kind of money, but if I did I would want someone that was a leader as well. Bell is not the influence I want in the locker room especially at that price.
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    Kareem Hunt pushes and kicks a woman on video

    Mixon video was worse and recent. Reuben Foster wasn't on video, but was doing much worse and he was claimed. Hunt will play again unless something way worse that we don't know about yet comes out.
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    Kareem Hunt pushes and kicks a woman on video

    This isn't even as close to as bad as the Ray Rice video. I think he will get a suspension, and some lucky team will pick him up.
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    Kareem Hunt pushes and kicks a woman on video

    Someone at the Hotel or the Police made themselves a copy. Chiefs good this year and getting a lot of media; video is now probably at its highest value. Wonder if they gave Hunt a chance to buy it before going to TMZ.
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    Kareem Hunt pushes and kicks a woman on video

    I think the issue most defending Hunt have is not that they don't think he was stupid and did things wrong and even deserves a suspension ... it that many are over reacting and making him out to be some horrible woman beater. And those are the people the NFL is going to be trying to appease when Hunt gets overly punished. It was a stupid drunken altercation that I would be hard pressed to even call a full fledged fight. If you take the part where the friend and the girl accidentally gets knocked into the wall out, and without adding whatever might have happened in the room. You are left with: She comes at Hunt, Hunt shoves her, the girl smacks him, and kicks her weakly on the thigh/behind (more insult than injury)...Just not as big of deal as many are making out of it.
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    Kareem Hunt pushes and kicks a woman on video

    Yes the end/kick was stupid on his part and unnecessary. I haven't read what parts he lied to the team about so I don't know about that. Who knows he maybe not even remember exactly what happened when they were asking him.
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    Kareem Hunt pushes and kicks a woman on video

    Probably the best decision and what he should have done. He may have thought calling hotel security (and possibly police) would have caused a bigger scene than going out and telling her to leave. Obviously in hindsight it was bad decision but he didn't come out and immediately attack her (he was calm at the beginning) so obviously he thought he could get her to leave without involving security and possibly police.
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    Kareem Hunt pushes and kicks a woman on video

    No saying someone coming out of their room to someone pounding on it is the aggressor is the "horse dung". Sure he could have (and probably should have) just called security. But, opening the door and telling her to leave does not make him the aggressor. She is the aggressor almost all the way through this situation.