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Old 07-28-2011, 02:07 PM   #11
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Pass. He'll cost more than he's worth.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #12
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I never understood why players disliked being franchised. Obviously everyone wants long term stability, but you could sign a big contract one year and get cut the next. What matters is what's guaranteed and what you get upfront. Give me 10 million dollars in guaranteed money over the facade signing a large contract you're not going to see all the way through. If you're that good, you'll probably get franchised again and give a 20% raise with it... all guaranteed.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:16 PM   #13
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Sometimes it is about opportunity, as well Papz. Maybe that perfect opportunity to go to just the right team or just the right region gets missed. Maybe your chances for a long term deal with another team goes down because the market gets flooded with your position a year later.

There are all sorts of reasons to hate the franchise tag.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:19 PM   #14
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I just said this on the Reggie Bye Bye thread before I knew anything about him even considering coming to New Orleans. I'm playing the lottery tonight.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:23 PM   #15
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I just find it hard to balk at so much money upfront. I guess I would feel different if I were in their position but that's just something I'll never know.


On that note, you see how eager Vincent Jackson and Logan Mankins are willing to sign their franchise tag this year. They lost so much money trying leverage themselves into a long term deal that it cost them over 8 million dollars a piece.
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I'm with nipples.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:34 PM   #17
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i already gotten into many arguments stating sproles is better than bush and i will say it again. much rather sproles than bush.
Hes better, and cheaper.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:19 PM   #18
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Sproles would be great for our return teams. He's more durable than Bush and I've always liked him. A small part of me still thinks he could elevate his game if it's needed and become a star, like Priest Holmes or Maurice Jones-Drew had.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #19
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says he will annouce soon...cmon maaann
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