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#1 rayzor

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:59 AM

one thing i have been thihnking about is the timing of the shockey signing.

here richardson and hurney were saying that we wouldn't/couldn't sign anyone until the CBA was done, but here we are adding shockey to the team.

2 possiblilities here...
1) richardson and hurney weren't serious about no signings till the CBA and were blowing smoke or

2) CBA is all but a done deal, or at least richardson thinks so (in which case it probably is)

is there something more to it than that?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:02 AM

I think it was throwing the new coaching staff a bit of a bone. It might be a positive sign on the CBA, but it was still just a one year contract.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:03 AM

I do think the CBA is fairly close, but I'm trying not to read too much into it.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

not sure what the point of signing someone to a 1 year deal would be if they thought they weren't going to play football this year.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:05 AM

thinking about how rigid richardson has been since heading into last season about this whole CBA situation. it just doesn't appear to me that he's a guy that would back down from his stances unless he knew the end of the fight was around the corner.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:07 AM

they signed Shockey to be a replacement player once the lockout starts. He'll prob end up being the starting QB, RB, WR, DE and FS.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

one thing i have been thihnking about is the timing of the shockey signing.

here richardson and hurney were saying that we wouldn't/couldn't sign anyone until the CBA was done, but here we are adding shockey to the team.

2 possiblilities here...
1) richardson and hurney weren't serious about no signings till the CBA and were blowing smoke or

2) CBA is all but a done deal, or at least richardson thinks so (in which case it probably is)

is there something more to it than that?


i thought the same thing yesterday that if JR is opening the purse string than he must believe a CBA will get done

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:09 AM

Rivera mentioned that he wanted to get the TEs more involved. I think a combination of that and Chud having worked with Shockey before had something to do with it.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:10 AM

not sure what the point of signing someone to a 1 year deal would be if they thought they weren't going to play football this year.

interesting point.

i thought the same thing yesterday that if JR is opening the purse string than he must believe a CBA will get done

yep.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:12 AM

It definitely sends a strong message to me. JR doesn't seem like the gambling type.