Re: Why VInce Could Be Back
posted at 3/16/2014 6:57 PM EDT
In response to TravisBean's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
Vince and his fat slob wife are too greedy basically l. He has been treated like a king by the pats his whole career and then pulls some sheet like this? Get his fat a.ss out of there and use the 8 mil on another d-lineman and another area of need.
and this is why I don't like our fanbase sometimes. He vastly out played his 6 year rook deal without a peep. He didn't sit out, he didn't complain, he just honored his contract and did everything he was asked unlike almost every player in the era including everyones favorite new Pat Revis. When it came time to negotiate a new contract he negotiated in good faith without playing games in the media dispite the hard nose approach taken to him. During that contract he again played the good soldier and did everything asked from optional off season works to charity events and was one of the faces of the Pats right up there with Brady. So after all that he just wants them to honor the deal they signed like he did the rook contract or give him time to go somewhere else when the Pats don't want to honor that contract (which don't get me wrong is completely in their right) and you jump all over the guy after all these years of being the perfect Pat player.
That is the Mike Reiss angle. Wilfork also got paid a ton last year, GUARANTEED, for not playing much at all.
So, it kinda evens out.
Plus, BB was dealing with Seymour and Samuel contracts, amongst others in 2007 where he had choices to make. When it came time to reward Vince, they delivered.
Don't give me this crap about wildly overpaying under a cap going into a lockout when we had other contracts, namely Brady and and Mankins in the mix as well.
Boo hoo for Vince. I could see if they didn't pay him handsomely in 2010 but they came to the table and delivered.
Vince is not some victim here.
3/5/2010: Signed a five-year, $40 million contract. The deal contains $25 million guaranteed, including an $18 million signing bonus and Wilfork's first three base salaries. $1.185 million is included via weight bonuses, with an additional $800,000 available through workout bonuses over the life of the contract.
Great pro franchises make great decisions to pay their players for what they will do, not for what they have done. Its good business. Sentimentality IS NOT a driver to success at any level. Vince is a multimillionaire. Go spend your money and enjoy life VW. WE Will always love you for what you DID for the NE PATRIOTS. GO EAT!!! You deserve to live it up! In the meantime, we need the money and your roster spot for the NEXT MAN UP!!!