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Stephen A Smith - "I would suspend James harrison immediately"

 

I think he forgets the fact that there is a CBA that Goodell is ignoring, and that James Harrison has a HUGE leverage point - he doesnt need the money, he doesnt need to play another season (played 16) he can retire.

 

Also - LOL at Stephen A getting bent out of shape for someone speaking their mind and how they feel when he yells his crappy 'hot takes' every single damn day.

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Stephen A Smith - "I would suspend James harrison immediately"

I think he forgets the fact that there is a CBA that Goodell is ignoring, and that James Harrison has a HUGE leverage point - he doesnt need the money, he doesnt need to play another season (played 16) he can retire.

Also - LOL at Stephen A getting bent out of shape for someone speaking their mind and how they feel when he yells his crappy 'hot takes' every single damn day.

He has no way to get attention except by staying stupid shit so he can claim to be "controversial".
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All you need to know is that Kirk Cousins will be the steal of the draft.

AKA The Next Tom Brady
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AKA The Next Tom Brady
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Imagine the stir it would've caused if it happened while playing in DC.
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Sad that it looks like the players are going to do the interviews with the NFL. They just keep handing over more power. The union blows.
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Peyton Manning really fucked them over by doing the interview.
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Harrison is really only a marginal contributor at this point, but I'm sure he wants to make sure he's on the field for dat Bengals brawl.
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LOL at the chargers attempt at putting the blame on Joey Bosa.

 

They 'pull an offer' that had been already rejected.

 

They say they 'offered the 'largest bonus of any chargers first round pick since the new CBA".

Well, Joey Bosa was the 3rd overall pick. The Chargers had been drafting at (an average) of 18th for the past 5 years. So offering the 3rd pick more than the 18th pick is nothing to brag about.

 

What they did not say is that they are trying to add in offset language (non-guaranteed after the 3rd season so they can cut him and not pay him) that no top 5 pick has agreed to post-CBA.

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Chargers using the scorched earth policy is beyond idiotic. If Bosa ends up being a dominant player, the odds of him resigning with the Chargers are pretty slim now. Also, future FA's are looking at this and will probably think twice before signing with the Chargers. The Chargers will end up like the Raiders of the past few years and have to basically overpay everyone to get them to sign. If all they have to offer is more money, the Chargers will get stuck with a very bad team of mediocre or over the hill players grasping for their last big paycheck.
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I think Joey Bosa might fight this one harder than most people because both his dad and his uncle had their careers shortened by injuries, so he really knows how much guaranteed contracts are worth to him.

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Chargers using the scorched earth policy is beyond idiotic. If Bosa ends up being a dominant player, the odds of him resigning with the Chargers are pretty slim now. Also, future FA's are looking at this and will probably think twice before signing with the Chargers. The Chargers will end up like the Raiders of the past few years and have to basically overpay everyone to get them to sign. If all they have to offer is more money, the Chargers will get stuck with a very bad team of mediocre or over the hill players grasping for their last big paycheck.

Disagree. It sends a "don't f-ck with us" message. With the new rookie pay scale and a bunch of standard contract language, it's kind of absurd to see Bosa reject the offer. In this case, I'd say the player is the idiot for rejecting the offer (or his agent sucks). He's a high draft pick, but he's also an unproven commodity who hasn't played an NFL snap. Anyone can look and see that most draft picks and most Chargers draft picks are able to come to terms without issues and think that the player might be the differentiating factor.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I think Joey Bosa might fight this one harder than most people because both his dad and his uncle had their careers shortened by injuries, so he really knows how much guaranteed contracts are worth to him.

He needs to have a contract before he can get any money guaranteed, though.
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It's not the $ or the years that's causing him to hold out. It's the language in the contract of deferring bonus payments and having offset language. He's fine with doing one or the other but not both. Chargers are trying to have their cake and eat it too by keeping both and as a top rookie draft pick he's putting his foot down. If he caves then effectively all other rookies taken 3rd overall or later going forward will have the same contract language forced on them.

Chargers are doing more long term damage to themselves by doing this just to prove a point to one single player. What player in their right mind would ever want to play for that team now?
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