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  1. Le'Veon Bell signs with Jets for real this time

    I believe he also claimed to be a lifelong Steelers fan previously and also said (last year maybe) that he wouldn't play for the Jets even for $100M. It is 100% him trying to save face on a poor decision.
  2. Le'Veon Bell signs with Jets for real this time

    Wouldn't the signing bonus be NJ (I'm assuming instead of NY) though?
  3. Le'Veon Bell signs with Jets for real this time

    Something that seemed to have been missed in here is that the guaranteed money in Bell's contract was incorrectly reported at $33M+. He is actually getting $25M guaranteed total for his contract. I think that wraps it up. Bell missed out on a lot of money. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-jets/leveon-bell-12329/
  4. Le'Veon Bell signs with Jets for real this time

    I am assuming the numbers in the other tweets that you posted account for what he would be paid if cut at each year, but that would be the way to analyze the comparison of the contracts if not. He still likely lost money on the deal, lost money from sitting out last year and the cap went up (meaning that his percentage pay of the total cap available is also likely even more down from the Steelers offer). He overestimated his market.
  5. I really like this signing. This gives a deep threat (from what I remember about him) to draw some attention away. I suspect the contract is pretty cheap too.
  6. Official FIRE KEVIN COLBERT Thread

    Agreed, in the end, AB agreed to the contract that he signed. He complained and got money pushed earlier in good faith by the team. AB then screwed the team by throwing away the good faith shown. If the Steelers hadn't had to push money earlier in his contract, the cap hit for getting rid of him wouldn't have been nearly as rough. They did him a favor and he screwed them.
  7. Official FIRE KEVIN COLBERT Thread

    It's not that the players shouldn't have any power, but they should have less power collectively than the owners do.
  8. Official FIRE KEVIN COLBERT Thread

    Those billionaires are also the ones putting their money on the line. If the league goes under for whatever reason, the players don't get money that they theoretically could have earned. The owners in that scenerio would lose all future potential profits, PLUS whatever they put in to buy the team and run the organization (not all of the team's profits go to the owner, there are a lot of hands in that cookie jar). Financially, the owners risk much more, the league will not always be increasing in value. In the end, the player's could probably be paid a little more, but that is not to be handled in free agency, but in the CBA agreement anyway where they plan what salary cap should be based on incomes and whether there is a salary floor. A player like Brown winning doesn't mean money out of the owner's pocket (especially for a team like the Steelers that spend near the salary cap every year). That money in the end comes out of other player's contracts because his money is taking up significant cap for the Steelers AND the Raiders now. No matter how you look at this, Brown is the only winner in this, no other players benefit.
  9. Brightburn

    So would the second movie be about a spoiled rich kid that was trained in martial arts and has a thing for bats?
  10. What Are You Thinking About v.CC

    I can only hear the Chappelle's Show version in my head
  11. Antonio Brown to the Raiders for a 3rd and 5th

    If anything, what AB did just makes it more difficult for players to get fully guaranteed contracts, which hurts the players in general. A contract with less guarantees allows for less of a penalty to the team when a player decides they are going the tantrum route out of town. If you make the contracts guaranteed, there is not much to stop a player like AB from doing this basically every year. Sign 3-5 year guaranteed deal, play a year, complain that you aren't getting paid enough (surprise, your salary is 0 because you took the "lump sum"), cause enough problems until either your team gives more money or until they trade you to a team that will, sign new guaranteed contract, etc.
  12. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    If Brown nixed a good trade, I 100% just tell him no trade will happen then and he can sit 3+ years (would consider franchise/transition tag or whatever just to show him he has no control). If he sits, he doesn't get paid anyway, you just prevent him from going elsewhere and likely retire due to his stupid, childish tantrum.
  13. What? Brown is under contract for 3 more years. At BEST, Brown would be a free agent after 3 more seasons.
  14. There is something like $1M cap difference between him being traded or not. The dead cap space makes it so that cap space has pretty much zero effect.
  15. Jason Witten will play for the Cowboys in 2019

    In before he's traded to the Raiders...