Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Ahmad Bradshaw visiting Colts/Colts now in 'heavy negotiations' with Bradshaw again. (merge)


Recommended Posts

saw this on rotoworld...  giving a little more info...

 

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts are still in "heavy negotiations" with free agent Ahmad Bradshaw.

The Colts are simply waiting Bradshaw out. Indy is almost certainly offering the league minimum, and with no other known suitors, Bradshaw has no leverage. With the Colts' mandatory minicamp starting Tuesday, the Indianapolis Star expects a resolution by Monday evening. A deal makes too much sense for both sides not to get done.
Related: Colts
 
 
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 769
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Well, hopefully the money side of this deal is figured out and they are just squabbling over a jersey number or something silly. 

 

 

Wiki says he's already signed.....wait a sec.....lol....

 

2013[edit]

Bradshaw was released by the Giants on February 6, 2013, to clear cap space and after the emergence of the rookie David Wilson[12] He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in early June.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, hopefully the money side of this deal is figured out and they are just squabbling over a jersey number or something silly. 

 

 

Wiki says he's already signed.....wait a sec.....lol....

 

2013[edit]

Bradshaw was released by the Giants on February 6, 2013, to clear cap space and after the emergence of the rookie David Wilson[12] He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in early June.

Give him 32 in memory of Edge and cut Vaughn....or give him a duplicate number...Like Vaughn or not (You know I do not) he does not need to be wearing Edge's number! (Really nobody does for that matter)  :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, hopefully the money side of this deal is figured out and they are just squabbling over a jersey number or something silly.

Wiki says he's already signed.....wait a sec.....lol....

2013[edit]

Bradshaw was released by the Giants on February 6, 2013, to clear cap space and after the emergence of the rookie David Wilson. [12] He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in early June.

haha

Maybe Rob Lowe updated Wikipedia??

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, hopefully the money side of this deal is figured out and they are just squabbling over a jersey number or something silly. 

 

 

Wiki says he's already signed.....wait a sec.....lol....

 

2013[edit]

Bradshaw was released by the Giants on February 6, 2013, to clear cap space and after the emergence of the rookie David Wilson[12] He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in early June.

Nostradamus now writes Wiki pages... :lol:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Josh McNary has #44 right?

I'm trying to think what numbers we have available. But it's still the off-season numbers will pop up soon once cuts start so just give him the number 24 or something for now idk lol

Link to post
Share on other sites

That wasn't in reference to the signing. People asked him on that tweet was it about Bradshaw and he responded with this

@VickBallard: Idk anything about that. Sorry peps.

I still think that's what he meant, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ballard then went on to Retweet this

@JKfBaby93: @VickBallard can't even shake his head without people assuming things, and trying to analyze his tweets

Now JKfBaby93 can brag about being retweeted by Vick.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If signed I think Bradshaw starts the season as our starter.  I give him 10 games due to injury issues, but in those 10 games he plays i think he contributes and makes us a great team and Ballard fininshing the season as our starter. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

You're correct.  However, I can't help but think that most of us work just to make ends meat.  A lot of these pro athletes have stopped worrying about making ends meat long ago.  They're concerned with buying their fifth sports car or whether they're going to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean on their next vacation (which happens more than once a year).  I would think (I could be wrong) that once you get to that point, you tend to look at other things besides what's the pay going to be.

 

 

Hearing all of this makes me want to start a charity for athlete's after they're through playing.  It's up to us average Joe's to make sure that 30 year old so'n'so can still make his payments on his Lambo and his million dollar bungalow.  I can't finish.....I'm getting too teared up................ :Cry:  :Cry:

You are making the false presumption that a significant portion of NFL athletes are making top tier marquee financial salaries. Okay yes, this topic is revolving around a SB winning RB which automatically bumps his salary up another income bracket that is true Albaby, but there are athletes employed in this league making the minimum salary too. Not every football star is living on easy street in the lap of luxury either.  Trust me, if you are living in NY City playing for the Jets or Giants making the bare minimum with each game check the standard of living in NJ or the Big Apple isn't cheap just to get a basic roof over your head to sleep at night so you can be in close proximity to your football franchise every morning with a reasonable commute back & forth to work. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The difference is.  His one deal he already had he wouldn't have to work the rest of his life.  Where most of us work for paycheck to paycheck.  Quit comparing athletes to regular people. Now do I think he should take less just to be with the colts.  No.  But do I think his contract request maybe out of ideal.  Well Pittsburgh past on him too.  So he must be asking to much.

Yeah because YOU KNOW exactly what he does with his money? Before you tell me to 'quit' doing anything why don't you look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you WOULDN'T take the best possible contract you could get.  Have you ever once thought that maybe he supports his entire family and not just the one living inside his own four walls? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

You're correct.  However, I can't help but think that most of us work just to make ends meat.  A lot of these pro athletes have stopped worrying about making ends meat long ago.  They're concerned with buying their fifth sports car or whether they're going to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean on their next vacation (which happens more than once a year).  I would think (I could be wrong) that once you get to that point, you tend to look at other things besides what's the pay going to be.

Again........look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you wouldn't take the best situation/contract! Maybe he supports his entire family and doesn't own four sports cars? Folks cast heavy stones and make baseless assumptions entirely too much!

Link to post
Share on other sites

everyone keeps saying money is what is keeping this deal from happening, but I think its a smokescreen. the reason is bradshaw doesnt wanna go to mini camp. there you have it folks so sit back and relax til thursday.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You are making the false presumption that a significant portion of NFL athletes are making top tier marquee financial salaries. Okay yes, this topic is revolving around a SB winning RB which automatically bumps his salary up another income bracket that is true Albaby, but there are athletes employed in this league making the minimum salary too. Not every football star is living on easy street in the lap of luxury either.  Trust me, if you are living in NY City playing for the Jets or Giants making the bare minimum with each game check the standard of living in NJ or the Big Apple isn't cheap just to get a basic roof over your head to sleep at night so you can be in close proximity to your football franchise every morning with a reasonable commute back & forth to work. 

I would play for free......:)  I will take 480K in any city and grow it.....I wish I had made one year's salary in the N (ot) F (For) L (Long)

 

I know I am crazy Brother...but just to play in the NFL to me would be a dream come true!!  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, hopefully the money side of this deal is figured out and they are just squabbling over a jersey number or something silly. 

 

 

Wiki says he's already signed.....wait a sec.....lol....

 

2013[edit]

Bradshaw was released by the Giants on February 6, 2013, to clear cap space and after the emergence of the rookie David Wilson[12] He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in early June.

 

 

haha

Maybe Rob Lowe updated Wikipedia??

Lollygager: 2 questions run through my head after reading that bolded statement above: Has wikipedia ever issued a retraction for deals that fell through especially in the format of a linked footnote & it kinda makes me wanna find a wikipedia page proclaiming that the earth is flat & listing justifications for it. Translation: Wikipedia is like a set of encyclopedias. It gives a person a basic overview or foundation on a topic, but it's hardly consumed with accuracy & reliable resource regarding in depth knowledge on any given subject.

 

Malakai432: Now that was LOL comedy gold right there! Take a bow sir. :hat:  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lollygager: 2 questions run through my head after reading that bolded statement above: Has wikipedia every issued a retraction for deals that fell through especially in the format of a linked footnote & it kinda makes me wanna find a wikipedia page proclaiming that the earth is flat & listing justifications for it. Translation: Wikipedia is like a set of encyclopedias. It gives a person a basic overview or foundation on a topic, but it's hardly consumed with accuracy & reliable resource regarding in depth knowledge on any given subject.

 

Malakai432: Now that was LOL comedy gold right there! Take a bow sir. :hat:  

 

Being a comic book, and professional wrestling geek it always cracks me up when someone tries to present their knowledge that I know was gained solely from skimming Wikipedia. Remember when you actually had to work for information?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe this will motivate him. There is no reason he should be mad. Man up and play hard.

 

lol, There is loads of reason for him to be mad. His job is at risk. This is another example of the cut throat nature of this business.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would play for free...... :)  I will take 480K in any city and grow it.....I wish I had made one year's salary in the N (ot) F (For) L (Long)

 

I know I am crazy Brother...but just to play in the NFL to me would be a dream come true!!  

Yes, that is crazy Brent, but to me, that just another word  for"committed" man. Sounds perfect to me. I love guys that know when to flip on the intimidation switch on the gridiron!  :thmup:

Link to post
Share on other sites

lol, There is loads of reason for him to be mad. His job is at risk. This is another example of the cut throat nature of this business.

He's not getting cut, or replaced. If he truly thinks he's better than prove it. I don't have sympathy for him.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Being a comic book, and professional wrestling geek it always cracks me up when someone tries to present their knowledge that I know was gained solely from skimming Wikipedia. Remember when you actually had to work for information?

Exactly Corgi! The easy access to information doesn't necessarily make a person smarter. Largely because people often want a quick, fast food answer & they don't always apply critical thinking skills to what they may read online & nobody really knows how often wikipedia is updated & properly vetted for accuracy. There isn't even a mission statement highlighting reliable information as a primary concern of theirs either. 

 

One thing I will say in favor of wikipedia though is that it is nice when charting a HC or coordinator's NFL career as well as pinpointing when an exact SB was played in years past etc. etc. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • *Colts re-sign Justin Houston- This may be after the draft but as of now I think he is the best chance to help our pass rush not take a step back unless we want to try Ingram or Clowney.   **I still have hope Ertz could end up available but if not oh well.   Here we go... yep. No trades.   1. Sam Cosmi- LT- The time to replace AC is now. This may not technically be the best valued player available but he's not far off. If we wait until 54 I think there will have been a run on the best remaining OTs. Take a quality athletic LT at 21 and keep the o-line in great shape. Next year we are likely without a 1st, there may not be a better time. We could trade back but that's hard to predict. We would need a great deal to pass on our pick of the litter imo.    2.  Ifeatu Melifonwu- CB- Great fit. Tall, athletic, excels in zone. Not quite as big a need as DE but not far behind. Rhodes only has one year for now and I, like others, would like to see an upgrade over RYS.   4. Elerson Smith- DE- With the need at LT and the lack of value in round two we opt to dig for athletic upside for our pass rush addition. We come up with Smith. He's a bit of a forum favorite and I get why. We can't confidently fix every issue this year imo, but if you can't, at least find some upside.   5. Dazz Newsome‐ WR- We may very well pass up a lot of good value at WR this draft but the good news is some solid prospects are likely to fall into the later rounds. An explosive prospect who can compete with Campbell to replace Hilton as our little guy speedster. Lol   6. Quentin Morris- TE- One of my favorite late round prospects. With this being an average to below average TE class after Pitts, Morris offers some upside to provide us with a move TE down the line.   7. Franklin McCain III- CB- Borrowing again from a pool of forum recommendations. You can't realistically expect late round guys to all be hits but I'm down for investing those final picks in depth we can groom.   Final notes:   - Cosmi and Melifonwu are my favorite no trade 1-2 realistic punch. Value and need matches pretty nicely imo.   -I've seen Newsome graded as a 2nd rounder but most have him at rounds 4-5. He also ran a 4.38 so I might be a bit optimistic about his availability   -I could always do another mock but I don't see my view changing much from now until the 29th.
    • It’s the University of Michigan for goodness sake!    It would be a bigger deal if Dodds wasn’t there!   
    • I'd like to hear the board's thoughts on this topic from more of an outside perspective. From my experience Steelers fans fall into two camps (generally speaking); totally irrational and loyal to the death, highly critical of anything to do with Pittsburgh Football unless it results in a championship (and not always in a rational manner).     Now for my thinking, this issue should have been addressed much sooner, but if nothing else after the disaster that was the 2019 season. You have an aging QB who just blew his elbow out and were starting "junior varsity" replacements. You have been bleeding free agents all off season in 2020 and have lost or watched the decline of key players at LT, C, LB, RB, S, CB and just resigned a WR free agent. Plus, you also need a LG. These stooges are actually suggesting using a 2nd round pick on a QB from college when the decision to do nothing about the QB position has caused half the team to get sent packing because you have next to nothing to spend in free agency.   This is after these same people lauded the Dwayne Haskins singing as a "steal". Pittsburgh literally got him for nothing this year after WFT ate all the "bad" in his contract, a 15th overall pick coming into his 3rd year in the NFL who drastically needed a change of scenery.   I'm convinced that if it was up to Tomlin he would have already moved on. We all know he's a master at coach speak at the podium but he's a completely different guy otherwise. Even at that, he's started to unravel a bit because you can tell he's getting frustrated with some of his more recent public comments. He is no BSer. I get the warm fuzzy feeling we all have when a team is loyal to a player who has been valuable and produced at a high level, but I mean even New England and Indianapolis let Manning and Brady walk after all of their success.   Please tell me in what universe does any of this even make sense? I am confused.
    • Gonna be on vacation next week. Sorry
    • As I have probably nothing else to do at weekend, due to "sleepy" covid management over here, I'm in!    To be honest, I would've been in anyway. 
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...