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Gettleman: "If the ink is dry and you aren't happy, you did something wrong"


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#31 MHS831

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Some of these terrible contracts were inked in 2011 when indeed no one did want to play for us......

I know. Are you saying that he had no choice? Would you have done these deals as the GM? (Not being a smart a$$, I just want to know if you agreed with them, based on this statement). I felt there was some panic in the ink that has since snowballed. That is when it started--unless you go back to Jake.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Do not know what happened. sorry.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Double post

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

I know. Are you saying that he had no choice? Would you have done these deals as the GM? I felt there was some panic in the ink that has since snowballed. That is when it started--unless you go back to Jake.


Since you asked 3 times I will answer, LOL. I think overpaying for Williams was hard to avoid if you felt Newton would struggle and that we had to have a great running game and were coming off a 2-14 year. Maybe not as much as we paid but surely it would have cost us over market. The problem was paying so much and using him so poorly. After all we paid Johnson a king's ransom for the same reason, but I don't hear anyone complaining about that one because he has been productive. If Williams had gotten the work and ran for 1200 yards each of the past 2 years, the bitching would have been a tenth of what it is now.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

Aye, Johnson does also have a massive contract.


/29/2011: Signed a six-year, $76 million contract. The deal contains $32 million guaranteed, including a $30 million signing bonus. An annual $250,000 workout bonus is available in years two through six. 2013: $6.75 million, 2014: $8.75 million, 2015: $9.75 million, 2016: $10.75 million, 2017: Free Agent


Of course I imagine another factor in paying CJ so damned much money was the Peppers contract debacle and the thought of losing CJ was more than hurney could deal with.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

Aye, Johnson does also have a massive contract.




Of course I imagine another factor in paying CJ so damned much money was the Peppers contract debacle and the thought of losing CJ was more than hurney could deal with.


That and productive defensive ends are usually paid very handsomely.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

He just comes off as a football guy. He doesn't pander to the fans or to the media. He just knows and loves football. So many of the Hurney moves defied football logic.