Re: baiting Richard Seymour
posted at 10/2/2013 3:27 PM EDT
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
Sey's contract this year would have been $19 if he played a certain amount of snaps last year. So the Raiders shutting him down last year after 8 games certainly had financial implications....
Sey is being paid $13m this year by the Raiders, so he isnt coming back for $$$, only for love of the game, pride or a ring.
Many here criticize him for not resigning with the Pats, but they had 100% leverage on his 6 year rookie contract, making it smart for him to play hard ball while he had leverage. It's not his fault the Raiders gave him a stupid contract. I will let others here argue if the Pats might have won additional SB's if they had paid Sey.
Umm, they COULD NOT pay him. It was Wilfork in 2010 or Seymour. BB chose Wilfork. Clearly, without question, based on where each was in their careers, that was the slam dunk move. By 2009, Wilfork was clearly more important than Seymour.
The only argument that could be made for Seymour is if BB kept him in 2009, and dealt Mankins after 2009 to avoid his 8 mil per price tag.
There was no possible way to sign Mankins, Wilfork, Brady and Seymour into the lockout. No possible way.
Please do your homework. It has nothing to do with being cheap, margins or whatever garbage the morons on the Felger and Mazz show constantly babble about there.
You don't get it, many of our own fans refuse to get it or want to learn it.
Go look at why Pitt and the Giants are 0-4. There's your answer.
that is 100% false...each contract could have been structured to fit. Of course it would have been at the expense of some other players, but each of those 4 could have fit...TB was willing to go along. Mankins, Vince and Sey each played hard ball because the Pats played hard ball. Each was in their own right to do so, and I begrudge no one for getting as much as they can. But there was certainly ways to get it done, both parties simply didnt get it done...
The reason why Sey is upset with the Pats (Mrs Sey much more than Sey) is because they never shook hands and said they could not get a deal done, thanks for your time...the Pats dealt him while he was still negotiating. As with Vince and Mankins and Wes, BB's way or the high way...which I have no problem with...
Again, I will leave it to others to debate if this cost the PAts additional SB's...