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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy-Canuck View Post
    1. "no noise" ? It's been reported that they are down to a $1 to $1.5m separation.
    2. We have no CAP problems and it will take very little creative accounting to sign CC and meet other perceived needs.
    3. You and I don't know what Keim will do.
    4. The PATS simply do not sign large Free Agent deals. Period.
    5. Hometown discounts are largely a myth.
    I think you're confusing Jefferson with CC. Gambo reported that the Cards and TJ were within 1-1.5M annually. I haven't heard anything like that on Calais. Heard that Tampa and Tennessee were willing to start deals at 13M per. If so, he's either gone or taking a massive discount to stay. Cards aren't going past 10, maybe stretch to 11 per, but I doubt it. And if teams are starting at 13, they'll be fine going upward of 15M per.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1988CARD View Post
    I think you're confusing Jefferson with CC. Gambo reported that the Cards and TJ were within 1-1.5M annually. I haven't heard anything like that on Calais. Heard that Tampa and Tennessee were willing to start deals at 13M per. If so, he's either gone or taking a massive discount to stay. Cards aren't going past 10, maybe stretch to 11 per, but I doubt it. And if teams are starting at 13, they'll be fine going upward of 15M per.
    Perhaps. It was from a Tweet by one of the beat reporters.

    I pay little attention to the claims at this point which are largely promoted by agents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Slick View Post
    It might be better to rein in that 'creed and greed' talk when talking about NFL FA's. Their situations come in all flavors and should not be assessed alike. Comparing CC and Tony illustrates my point. For CC, while being an older veteran, he's already had his crack at his first extension beyond the rookie contract. He earned a handsome bonus and played the contract out and is seeking a fair deal which is likely his last.

    The younger Jefferson, unlike CC, was an UDFA who's had to claw and scrape and pray to get where he is at now, that is, a chance to his talent value. He had to endure and thrive in an environment that is set up to limit his opportunity to overcome. He succeeded and put himself in a position of being wanted, of feeling the self-satisfaction of believing in himself.

    I can relate to that journey for Tony in myself, where a person has to work a little harder, wait a little longer and deal with having been labelled, which never goes away. Yes, I would want Tony to reveal less of himself off the field, but will overlook his enjoying the spotlight shining on him. He earned it and should tone down his exurberance once this contract issue and employer are determined.

    Calais can be replaced, just like Tony, but it would be with a much less experienced player. I try not to pay much attention to this 'dead' time from the end of the SB to the start of free agency, there's just not enough juice to quench our wanting to be in the know. I guess I have too much Sgt.Joe Friday in me, i.e. "Just the fact Ma'am, just the facts."

    Am confident SK will work out things with our own FA's to keep the lockerroom intact as best as needed.
    TS, thanks for the note. My bad if I came across as painting every player with a greed brush. I think your view can be applied to many, many football players that make it to the big show. I can't begin to imagine all the hard work and pain on their trails to stardom. About CC, he is a true class act. TJ deserves his limelight and a big payday, as you say. Lastly, I couldn't agree more about the line, "Trust in BASK." They'll get the FA's they want.

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