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Old 12-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #11
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I'm not saying it's what I want to happen, but I think it will unfold exactly llike it did with Drew -- Graham will get tagged, he will dispute the tag (this time over whether he's a WR or TE), he will appeal, it gets decided in arbitration,THEN no matter how it's decided, he signs a new deal a few days later -- as if the contract was sitting in somebody's desk drawer all along waiting for a signature after the appeal.

Did Drew's dispute over his tag, have any financial impact on the actual final deal he ultimately signed? No, not really, it didn't, because he ultimately signed a deal, not playing UNDER the tag. So the tag number didn't really matter -- it was just something they had to square away, BEFORE he could sign ANY deal.

In Graham's case, it's just too much piles of money sitting on the table for BOTH parties, to NOT dispute it and see how it comes down in arbitration. It's a business.

There are also other teams and other players, who want to know how that particular arbitration is going to play out. It will set precedents for other players on other teams facing similar situations, and his salary will set the bar for other teams and TE's and WR's to match or exceed, the same way that the Brees deal sorta led immediately to big mega deals for Flacco and Ryan.
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How many teams other than the Saints have gone to the Super Bowl without Drew Brees since we paid Drew Brees 100 mil.?

It has caused more problems that it has solved.

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Old 12-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #14
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Cut Smith, redo the math, and let's see where we are
Moore, Jenkins, Greer and Harper are likely cap targets

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I hate the fact that a lot of you have Strief in your future we can find someone cheaper and better than this guy.
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I hate the fact that a lot of you have Strief in your future we can find someone cheaper and better than this guy.
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Strief has been our best OLinemen this year by far.
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I hate the fact that a lot of you have Strief in your future we can find someone cheaper and better than this guy.
Strief makes $2 mill and is our best OT. You can't replace everyone
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #18
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I hate the fact that a lot of you have Strief in your future we can find someone cheaper and better than this guy.
I hate that a lot of people dog out Strief because they can't see how good he is because he wasn't a high draft pick or big-time free agent. The guy is a good player, if you want him gone you are dumb. Period.
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But I'm not ready to think about next year.
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Some of you think Graham will just get tagged but which tag is the real question IMO.

Graham is a TE, it's the only way he can be tagged. Tag him as a WR and he becomes a WR..... his records go away and we no longer have the top TE in the NFL, we have a WR with the 14th most yards.
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