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Old 05-18-2007, 07:14 PM   #21
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Dear Alan,

Will you please sign this 8x10 glossy photo of you so i can have it framed and hang it in my office?

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(i still think faneca is top 2 in the game and will continue to be, but this was simply too good to pass up)
i was waiting for something good from you tony.. you havent let me down yet..
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:50 PM   #22
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I'm with you on that, SteelerFanInCA, but unfortunately, I think he's gonna be a problem all year. A piss poor attitude tends to be contagious.
76 (G), I would be pissed if I was Faneca, non pro-bowlers making 50% more than me a 6 time pro-bowler. Doesn't make it right to act like he is. But I honestly think '76 that Alan knows next year MAY be his huge payday. So I think when the time comes, he will shut up & play his ass off. He is too smart than to ruin the opportunity for a HUGE final contract.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:56 PM   #23
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76 (G), I would be pissed if I was Faneca, non pro-bowlers making 50% more than me a 6 time pro-bowler. Doesn't make it right to act like he is. But I honestly think '76 that Alan knows next year MAY be his huge payday. So I think when the time comes, he will shut up & play his ass off. He is too smart than to ruin the opportunity for a HUGE final contract.
The problem is, he's blaming the Rooneys for other clubs foolishly overspending for marginal OG talent. Too bad they're holding him to his contract, which he signed in good faith. Poor baby. And he's already got his payday waiting barring major injury, regardless of what he does in '07 - if a scrub like Steinbach got in the neighborhood of $50 mil from the Browns, Faneca is pretty much guaranteed $60-$70 mil.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:07 PM   #24
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The problem is, he's blaming the Rooneys for other clubs foolishly overspending for marginal OG talent. Too bad they're holding him to his contract, which he signed in good faith. Poor baby. And he's already got his payday waiting barring major injury, regardless of what he does in '07 - if a scrub like Steinbach got in the neighborhood of $50 mil from the Browns, Faneca is pretty much guaranteed $60-$70 mil.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:14 PM   #25
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And this could easily went in the other thread.

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=16753
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The problem is, he's blaming the Rooneys for other clubs foolishly overspending for marginal OG talent. Too bad they're holding him to his contract, which he signed in good faith. Poor baby. And he's already got his payday waiting barring major injury, regardless of what he does in '07 - if a scrub like Steinbach got in the neighborhood of $50 mil from the Browns, Faneca is pretty much guaranteed $60-$70 mil.
That actually is not true.

If there is a glut of moderate to good OG's or linemen on the market next year, the price may go down. That also goes for the draft, depending on how many OG and OL come out which are able to take roster spots.

Also, if an overload of one position comes out.. say.. WR or DB... and they soak up most of the cap money in the beginning... then there won't be enough left to pay the other players. It really all depends on teh year and situation.
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Yeah Alan

Please listen to us tell you what is in your best personal and financial interests - we know far better than you how the negotiations have proceeded, what the going market rate is for top shelf guards entering the latter stages of their career, and how it feels to be paid in our chosen occupations millions less than comparable specialists.

I know we would all listen to you if you told us how to negotiate raises with our bosses.
One Big Difference... It is my money for direct TV.. my money for Steeler Jersey's, my money spent on the products that are advertised on TV, my money spent on Steeler tickets (For the first time ever!! YEAHHHH).

he DOES work for me partly, since I am one of the MILLIONS that pay his bills and salary. In the same way that if a car dealer gives a great big raise to a salesman... and raises prices because of it... or lowers the value somewhere else because of it.. I CAN make my opinion known... by not buying. In this case, I can and do voice my comments that I want a better overall product, not excellence in a few areas and crap in others (which is what busting the Salary cap with high paid players will do). When I see an issue dealing with that, as a consumer, and the one of millions that ulitmately gives my money to pay his bills, I DO WANT him to listen to me. IF not, he can go find another job.
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That actually is not true.

If there is a glut of moderate to good OG's or linemen on the market next year, the price may go down. That also goes for the draft, depending on how many OG and OL come out which are able to take roster spots.

Also, if an overload of one position comes out.. say.. WR or DB... and they soak up most of the cap money in the beginning... then there won't be enough left to pay the other players. It really all depends on teh year and situation.
I disagree - salaries as a whole are trending upward. I think a team like the Texans would give their eye teeth for a G like Faneca, and that's not going to change in a year's time - we're not talking about a marginal to good OG in his case, he is one of the elite. After all, we made Faneca the richest OG in the NFL in 2002 and now his salary isn't even top 10?
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I disagree - salaries as a whole are trending upward. I think a team like the Texans would give their eye teeth for a G like Faneca, and that's not going to change in a year's time - we're not talking about a marginal to good OG in his case, he is one of the elite. After all, we made Faneca the richest OG in the NFL in 2002 and now his salary isn't even top 10?
Are they trending upward... Yep.

However, the real questions is, is this a trend in Guards, to keep going up... or a momentary blip upwards, to fall back and continue its NORMAL upward climb. I think the latter.
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Are they trending upward... Yep.

However, the real questions is, is this a trend in Guards, to keep going up... or a momentary blip upwards, to fall back and continue its NORMAL upward climb. I think the latter.
Good point, Preacher - and supposedly next year is supposed to be a "bumper crop" for OL in the draft. What do you think we should do in Faneca's case? I think at this point we're probably beyond trading him - 3rd round comp pick in '09?
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