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Williams wants to stay in Carolina

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I really hope we keep D-Will

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You are letting your emotions and love for a player cloud your decision. This is the tough part of running a team.

Actually, I think I am being just the opposite of emotional. Most people on this forum are ready to sign off on Goodson after a couple of games. How many one hit wonders at the running back position happen every year. Here are a few from this year that jump out at me: Ryan Torain, Brandon Jackson, Donald Brown, Shonn Greene, Ryan Matthews, CJ Spiller, etc. Everyone was ready to name these players the future of their franchises and so far it hasn't worked out. Is Goodson in this category....who knows but you definitely don't start replacing elite running backs with rookies.

People in Charlotte did the same with Fred Lane.

The going rate for elite running backs is $6-7 million a year. This is what AP, Gore, Jackson are making. What CJ is making is laughable b/c he is under rookie contract. So most on this forum thought Peppers was worth $15 million a year at age 30, but DWill is not worth $6-7 at age 27. I can name a lot more DE's that are better and younger. You will be hard pressed to do the same for running backs. Not to mention DWill is 40% less the cost. I would think a 4 year contract would be reasonable.

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I'd rather we trade Stewart.

Do people on this site realize that Stewart is making MORE than Williams at this point under a rookie contract? Stewart has a 5 year 14 million dollar contract that runs through 2013. Williams is due to get $2.1 this year up from less than a million last year.

He has been underpaid for years and hasn't complained about it. Now it is his turn to get paid and people are ready to cast him out. He deserves every penny of $6 million a year. Not only is he worth this on the open market, but you can also look at it as repayment for the years he was making less than a million as a pro bowl back.

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from the outside looking in, you guys would be fuging fools to let D-Will go.

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The same people anointing Mike Goodson as a legit NFL back are likely the same people that swore up and down that Matt Moore was the real deal and the fact that he picked up his wins and numbers in "garbage time" relatively speaking meant very little.

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Do people on this site realize that Stewart is making MORE than Williams at this point under a rookie contract? Stewart has a 5 year 14 million dollar contract that runs through 2013. Williams is due to get $2.1 this year up from less than a million last year.

He has been underpaid for years and hasn't complained about it. Now it is his turn to get paid and people are ready to cast him out. He deserves every penny of $6 million a year. Not only is he worth this on the open market, but you can also look at it as repayment for the years he was making less than a million as a pro bowl back.

uuuuummmm what? do you just want to argue this morning? You see I said Stewart, right?

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No one is WANTING to replace DWill. It is purely a case of economics. It is EXTREMELY difficult to keep three very good RB's...two of which will demand big contracts. It can Cap Strap your team if you have too much tied up in one position.

Lastly, good RB's are much easier to find than you think....no way you tie up $15M a year in that position....what the Dwill and then Stewart contracts will cost us.

You are letting your emotions and love for a player cloud your decision. This is the tough part of running a team.

What 3 very good running backs to we have on our team? Please tell me we are not anointing Goodson a very good running back after a couple of games. Is Brian Westbrook a very good running back because he had a good game last night? I bet we could get him cheap also. Please tell me where this running back tree is planted? Last time I checked it was very difficult to find good running backs. Even the Patriots have struggled to find one of these.

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If we can get Deangelo for decent money we need to do it, he's a beast and when our line is pushing he plays all out. Anyone who is thinking Goodson is on the same level is ignorant

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uuuuummmm what? do you just want to argue this morning? You see I said Stewart, right?

No not looking to argue. It just makes me furious when people are ready to burn B of A down because of other free agents we let go. Many of these other free agents were older and made more than Stewart and Williams.

Harris for instance, made roughly $3.5 million v. Williams at $2.1 and is older. To say Harris is a top 5 or 10 safety in the league is laughable, but people never complained about spending this money. Everyone all of a sudden is so fiscally responsible.

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Whatever... you are losing me. If we get rid of one I said I would rather trade Stewart was all. You want to argue and I'm too stoned to give a poo what you want.

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