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Old 06-28-2008, 01:50 PM   #11
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New England must be complaining about it or Goodell would not care.
that is too funny.
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:40 PM   #12
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Default Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong'

Rodger Goodell is a good man and is doing his part to set things straight in the NFL. The one thing he really needs to do is fix this rookie salary issue. After seeing both Jake Long and Matt Ryan sign huge deals I really hope their NFL careers are dissapointments because their contracts are bogus.
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:44 PM   #13
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Poor rattlesnake, being compared to a slimy reptile like Goodell.
Snakes are not slimy........ but that Godell is
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:24 PM   #14
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New England must be complaining about it or Goodell would not care.
You might have something there - Jerod Mayo is the first top 10 pick they've had in a while (since Seymour went at #6 in '01), and all of sudden rookie salaries are now way out of whack according to Goodell? They've been ridiculously out of whack for YEARS now. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Kraft bitched about having to make an unproven rookie one of the highest-paid players on the team to avoid a protracted holdout just because the kid's a top 10 pick.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:54 PM   #15
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You might have something there - Jerod Mayo is the first top 10 pick they've had in a while (since Seymour went at #6 in '01), and all of sudden rookie salaries are now way out of whack according to Goodell? They've been ridiculously out of whack for YEARS now. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Kraft bitched about having to make an unproven rookie one of the highest-paid players on the team to avoid a protracted holdout just because the kid's a top 10 pick.
You're probably right. Krap definitely has Goodell's "ear...

Rookie contracts are just absurd. For having never played a down of NFL football in his life, Jake Long is livin' it up and making a pile of cash. Same goes for Matt Ryan, and McFadden just to name a few from this year.

I think rookie contracts should have a set limit based upon their round drafted, but not these exorbant sums we have now. I'd even go so far to say league minumum (whatever that is) for the given position.

Something's gotta change, even it's having Krap make a big stink to make Goodell do something about it.
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What will it take for a rookie salary cap? A revolt by veteran players is what it will take. That is what happened in the NBA when Karl Malone and a few other veterans broke with Michael Jordon and the union over rookie salaries. Of course, that just lead to ridiculous salaries for average veterans.
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What will it take for a rookie salary cap? A revolt by veteran players is what it will take. That is what happened in the NBA when Karl Malone and a few other veterans broke with Michael Jordon and the union over rookie salaries. Of course, that just lead to ridiculous salaries for average veterans.
If Goodell wants to control rookie contracts, and the players want to control rookie contracts, we'll see slotting in the next CBA.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:39 PM   #18
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i can't beleive it took this long to see that the rookies are making way too much money 4 not even playing a down... i mean jake long is making 10 mill + a yr and hasn't played 1 snap and that is more than most players make in 1 yr..
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Personally if it were me running the show, every player would be paid exactly the same, no matter what. Instead of huge contracts, I would have performance bonuses that allow you to rake in the big bucks.

It's not a flawless plan...You'd have to eliminate things like receivers crying that they aren't getting enough passes or RB's who say they need the ball more.....Oh, wait....we have that now....

Only thing I'd want to avoid is hearing broadcasters saying "James Harrison just plowed through the line for a beautiful sack....That's an extra 5 grand for him tonight! Hah Hah Hah!!!"

It's simple. It's fair. Everybody has an opportunity to make their money...and it's added motivation.
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Gotta agree with Goddell here, Jake Long hasn't done anything in the league and yet he is one of the highest paid lineman. I mean, sure he only gave up one sack in 2007(sack was made by VG!!!!), and is a prototype franchise LT, but that doesnt mean anything when you get to the NFL.
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