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MatthewT 06-08-2010 07:14 PM

Very interesting PT issue...
Saints RB Pierre Thomas - I'm worth Steven Jackson money

Now look, I love PT like no tomorrow, and he is a vital part of the Saints. But, Steven Jackson kind of money, lets get real. If this article is true, look for a very long hold out. JMO

saintfan 06-08-2010 07:53 PM

Re: Very interesting PT issue...
I like this:


But this is the business of the NFL. With Mike Bell now the touchdown vulture in Philadelphia, Thomas will see an increased workload. And he deserves a raise for his contributions, his reliability, and his unique running style compared to the other New Orleans backs. His agent, Lamont Smith, will certainly remind the brass in the Big Easy of the clutch playoff performances, the straight-ahead mentality. And the Saints will listen. But if New Orleans wants to pay “Steven Jackson money” to a running back, they’ll pay it to a Steven Jackson. Pierre may very well be on his way to dominant status, but for now he’ll get Pierre Thomas money. How much that becomes is up to him.

spkb25 06-08-2010 09:22 PM

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he isn't going to get that much, plain and simple

Danno 06-08-2010 09:27 PM

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Process of negotiation. He knows he won't get that.

QBREES9 06-08-2010 10:21 PM

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Shoot for the moon, but don't expect it. Good Luck PT

st thomas 06-08-2010 11:34 PM

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lamont stanford will dominate the big brass at the junkyard in new orleans and fred will slap lamont smith a nukkle samwitch for putting p.t. on the unemployed line. 44.8 million, elizabeth i'm coming to meet you honey.LOL

Sir Psycho Sexy 06-08-2010 11:40 PM

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At some point, and I don't know when that will be this hold out will start working against him and the team. You always shoot higher than you know you will get but at some point you have to start moving to the middle.

strato 06-08-2010 11:41 PM

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Im just hoping his new nickname isnt P.T

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strato 06-09-2010 12:11 AM

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According to NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora, unsigned restricted free agent Pierre Thomas isn't close to getting a contract extension

"Nothing's really evolved or escalated to this point," says LaCanfora. The Saints threw out an offer a couple of months ago, and they've been reluctant to go higher. Though beat writer Jeff Duncan has stated that the deal will "get done," LaCanfora maintains that nothing is imminent.

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HintOfLogic 06-09-2010 04:25 AM

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Here's Marion Barber's contract breakdown:

5/20/2008: Signed a seven-year, $45 million contract. The deal contains $16 million guaranteed, including a $12 million signing bonus. 2010: $3.86 million (+ $4 million roster bonus due in March), 2011: $4.25 million, 2012: $5.75 million, 2013: $6.25 million, 2014: $7 million, 2015: Free Agent

from an agent / players point of view, why should Pierre expect anything less than this? ....bare in mind too, he's coming back to a team fresh off a super bowl win as a the most productive player right behind their star QB.... something Barber has never had to bring to the table.

I personally like to compare Barber's contract, because I think the numbers are about right, and Barber is about as close of a comparison you can find in the NFL to Pierre by way of productivity, value to team, playing style, accountability, consistency, intensity, etc....

I also think it's jaded to not look around the league and find comparable players to Pierre, see what they're landing as far as contracts and assume Pierre could pursue the same.

All I see here is folks finding the most productive RB's in the league, on teams that otherwise have little value in other players than their overworked star RB's therefor hand out blank checks to their star RB's to keep them happy and their dwindling fans happy as they struggle to compete... so commit to sell tickets with their presence... but fail to see that there are other RB's equivalent to Pierre's productivity and value that ARE under contracts similar to what he's pursuing.

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