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$$ Clay Matthews deserves the new big deal before Rodgers

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by FrankRizzo, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    It's always 4:20 somewhere in the world.
     
  2. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    ARod needs to be signed first. Hey is grossly underpaid and he is owed a big payday. Don't forge
     
  3. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Forget the chip he tends to carry. Not to mention that his deal will determine all other deals. ARod and the clay maker both have the same agent as does B.J so maybe T.T. Is working all three at the same time.
     
  4. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    If we lose Clay... IF WE LOSE AARON???
     
  5. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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    We have to remember Rodgers is not in the top 15 of guaranteed money for QB's... With Romo and Flacco being paid ridiculous numbers, that should be an outline for us to know who to pay next. They (Matthews and Rodgers) are both getting paid so it shouldn't really matter
     
  6. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    Wouldn't THAT be something!
    I was expecting, kind of, to see the BLOCKBUSTER announcement that both Matthews & Rodgers signed new mega-deals.
    But can you imagine Raji also?
    Raji hasn't earned a monster deal though.
    He's no Vince Wilfork for sure.
     
  7. rodell330

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    Or my point couuld be to pay the guy whos contract is up after the season. Sheesh. I guess i wasnt clear enough in that post.
     
  8. DevilDon

    DevilDon Inclement Weather Fan

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    I hear ya Rodell, but here's the thing. One guy is a very rare find indeed and the other guy is a rare find. If I put a "Sophie's Choice" question to you and told you that you had to lose one player which would it be between those two? You have to get Rodgers done because then you know what you have for everybody else.
     
  9. 13 Times Champs

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    The longer we wait on Rodgers the more it could cost. There's probably another Jerry Jones out there ready to pay an insane amount to a QB that isn't of the caliber of AR.
     
  10. BorderRivals.com

    BorderRivals.com Cheesehead

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    TT traded up in the draft to select Claymaker and Casey Hayward. Who was his trading partner for both deals? BB.
     
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  11. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

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    Ok, it's monday morning and I'm not quite awake. Who is BB?
     
  12. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

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    Bill Belechick
     
  13. El Guapo

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    The focus of this discussion seems to be about whom should be signed first. I think that we are all overlooking the likelihood that Russ Ball is simultaneously negotiating with both parties, and likely a few others. They aren't singularly focused in the negotiation department at GB Central
     
  14. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Rodgers was in talks before the season started...They didnt get it done because of Flaco
     
  15. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Why is that? waiting to see what Flacco makes so they have a starting point on what to base Arods new contract off of ? This pay crap is just getting utterly crazy......I bet the guys from the 60's and 70's are saying "holy sh!t"....when will this stop? what ceiling will this finally make? .....5 years from now, QB's will be getting 6 years 200 million....
     
  16. AmishMafia

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    They are predicting only modest increases in the Salary cap. We will see $33M/yr, but not too soon.

    The old farts - too bad. They lived in an era when football just wasn't very big. Players had little freedom, but even if they did - there just wasn't much money to go around. Only reason the big bucks now a days is the amazing tv contracts bring in obscene amounts of money.
     
  17. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    True, tv contracts are amazingly high
     
  18. ivo610

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    It's either the players get it or the owners get it. Could cut ticket prices but then the scalpers would get it
     
  19. DevilDon

    DevilDon Inclement Weather Fan

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    You know there is a minimum salary cap too right? You have to keep in the middle somewhere. Players get theirs.
    Compared to the old days it's a joke. Ray Nitschke lived in a very modest home, same with Johnny Logan's humble ranch. The money just wasn't there.
    I remember clamoring for some kind of real sports on TV on weekends. Some days it was bowling or skiing or tennis. It was a very different time. If you wanted to hear games it was the radio, they just weren't all on TV back then. And I'm not that old.
     
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  20. ivo610

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    the difference between the minimum and max is $14 mil.

    I feel bad for Tampa fans who watch their team every season make the owner rich with no real effort to put together a winning team.
     
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  21. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Owners are not happy about the players getting it. Tickets go up to bump the cap, nobody can afford the games so cap actually goes down, Footballcalypse.
     
  22. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    And check out the 2006 Draft with Jennings & WR Chad Jackson.
    Also was Belichick!
     
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  23. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    What I meant was that they didnt just start talking when Flacco singed his...There were initial talks in last offseason
     
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  24. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    ^ ok......misunderstood ya there.
     
  25. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    I think Rodgers should get $25 million a year and Matthews $15 million a year. Sounds about right. Last word was the Packers and Rodgers were $2 million a year apart.
     

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