From my understanding he's not hurting anybody, doing anything illegal, nor does it seem to get in the way of him working hard at his job. Who cares if he living it up? God know there are plenty of individuals in the major sports who are doing the same thing.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR
2013 Grade: +10.3
Summary: Perennially undervalued, and now on the wrong side of 30, Cotchery is unlikely to command too hefty an asking price this offseason. That’s fantastic news for whoever picks him up, because his career body of work suggests he should have earned a lot more throughout his career. Sporting a pair of reasonably safe hands, Cotchery dropped four of the 50 catchable passes thrown his way in 2013, good for a Drop Rate of 8.00 which was 44th amongst the 94 receivers with enough qualifying snaps. More importantly, he’s a valuable red zone threat, particularly from the slot where he pulled in six of his 10 touchdowns in 2013.
Good Fit: Pittsburgh, Carolina, Denver
I wish people stop with the front 7 mask everything excuse. On January 12th where was our front seven to stop the 49ers from coming in and marching their asses up and down the field? What you think what happened last year will happen again in the season, get the playoffs and just this time things will be 100% different?
I don't think people here are assuming our secondary is fixed and/or good talent is unnecessary because of our front seven. But when you are as cap strapped as we are you shouldn't spend too much money on positions that can be fairly compensated by a big team strength such as our front seven.
Anybody using PFF as a argument needs to realize that Mitchell came into Carolina with three consecutive years of a negative PFF rating. Suddenly he becomes good in coverage playing on a great front seven and defensive mind? That's not a coincidence.
Still doesn't explain why Gettledouche had to be a total asshole to Smitty and not upfront and honest. Doesn't explain why players all of a sudden have the urge to 'retire', and those FA's we had run like hell to other teams. Doesn't explain that Cam will have nobody to throw to next fall, and nobody to block for him either.
All the black and blue sunshine pumpers around here want to treat Gettledouche like Obama, and not hold him responsible for anything whatsoever.
Next fall is six months of FA away and we have the draft. How can you possibly think you have the foresight to state as a fact the offense will have no improvements? What are basing of that our FA's ran like hell? There have been zero reports of them ( other then smith ) having ill will.
Last year was last year. G-man was the new kid on the block, selling dreams to "outcasts" of the league who were willing to give him the old college try. It was magic. Gettlemagic. Well, like some of us have tried to tell others: The league is looking and watching now. Don't be naive. Guys with a little bit of game this year may not fall for the smooth talking anecdotes, proverbs and promises from good ol' grandpa-like Getty this year. They've seen that act. Add in the Smitty debacle and you never know what guys are thinking and how it's affecting the perception of the franchise.
Now I am not saying that this is the case (at least for everyone looking in), but what we may have here is the chickens coming home to roost.
I don't understand what act, what dream was he selling? What smooth talking specifically are you talking about? Gettlemen believed these " outcast" were talented and gave them a chance to prove it. They did and now some of them are receiving far better money and opportunities then they would have had our GM not recognized their talent. I don't see how this wouldn't be appealing for player who are in similar positions this year
You guys can't advocate for signing the likes of Nicks and Collins and then be upset we didn't sign Captain and/or Mitchell for 5 million. We are already cap strapped you really want to make it worse by paying 5 million a year to Captain and further hurting our chances with a FA WR or LT?