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Old 08-20-2007, 03:11 PM   #16
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

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We were saying what's the rush with Dockery last year but as the year went on there was no news with him and we all know how that turned out. I just want to see him locked up before his price keeps going up. It'll be a lot easier to sign him right now rather than wait after the season, because if he has an awesome season he'll want more money at the end.
I agree - the Dockery situation is what freaks me out. Dock had a great season last year and although we might have wrapped him up before the season we waited. I really think Cooley is going to blow up this season - call it a hunch. And if he goes for like 70 catches / 800 yards / 8 TDs or something like that, I just have a feeling he is going to be able to get some big money out there.

Shockey signed a 5 year 26 million dollar deal a couple of years ago I believe. I got to think if Cooley has a year like I mentioned, his agent will be looking for something around what Shockey got - maybe even more. Will the Skins pay that kind of money for a Tight End?
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:14 PM   #17
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

They better if they paid 31 mil. for Archuleta's mediocre ass. As for Cooley if he wants to test free agency I will be extremely disappointed. There's a lot of teams out there with a lot more cap space than us and all it could take is one of them to offer a crazy insane contract to Cooley and he could be gone. Dockery got 49 mil from a team that is known for being one of the cheapest teams in the league. Everybody in free agency that has a reputation for being a solid player is getting big money.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:17 PM   #18
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

Cooley would have the most worthless agent in the world if they went ahead and signed a contract extension. Cooley and his agent will take note of how smart Dockery's agent was and wait for his market value to peak. It's not all about when the Redskins front office decides to extend a player's contract.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:19 PM   #19
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

Cooley will get paid, don't worry.

Right now just isn't a great time, the front office needs to save some room for an emergency or if a surprise name hits the wire.
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

There are two players who would make me sick to see them in another team's colors: Cooley and Taylor.
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There are two players who would make me sick to see them in another team's colors: Cooley and Taylor.
With the way the league is today it's probably going to happen to both at some point.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:28 PM   #22
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

Hopefully not until both are in their mid 30's and are on the decline though.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #23
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

I'm not worried. Cooley will be resigned no matter what the price is. It always looks like we don't have any money to spend against the cap and Snyder always works contracts and we go shopping.
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

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We were saying what's the rush with Dockery last year but as the year went on there was no news with him and we all know how that turned out. I just want to see him locked up before his price keeps going up. It'll be a lot easier to sign him right now rather than wait after the season, because if he has an awesome season he'll want more money at the end.
So you assume that his agent does not know this and maybe they told Cooley to wait!
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:50 PM   #25
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

I'm not saying anything other than what I already posted lol. Maybe his agent is telling Cooley to wait, but then again Cooley himself told the press that he's not even dealing with it, he's letting his agent handle it. Maybe Cooley really does want to go out and get a shitload of money in free agency, idk, or maybe Cooley likes being a Redskin and wants to stay here, even though he knows he can get big money elsewhere.
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Is anyone else worried about the fact that Chris Cooley hasn't been extended yet?

I'm sorry, but seeing our weakened position at LG, and seeing the impact that Cooley is having in pre-season already, makes me wonder why we haven't extended Cooley yet. I mention LG because I think had we extended Dock before last season we would have been in a much better position than we currently find ourselves in.

We did a great job extending Betts and Sellers. I wonder if Cooley's agent simply isn't negotiating because he is expecting a big season from Cools?

What do you guys think?
I don't know the ins and outs of the Cooley thing, and maybe you other guys are right and it isn't the FO, but I think you are right on target with the Dockery point. JLC and the Post reported that the Skins had ridiculous offers in to Dock and pretty much insulted the guy. No one on here would have advocated signing Dock to the $49 mil that the Bills gave him (though some of us might now after watching how poorly the Skins have done at filling that position), but had they made a legit offer to Dock before or during the season we could still have him in a Skins uni.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:23 PM   #27
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

to me, its strictly up to Cooley, and where he wants to play. the money is probably going to be close to the same everywhere. right around 5 years, 25 million. maybe around a 8-10 million dollar bonus. hopefully he wants to stay
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:31 PM   #28
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

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Is anyone else worried about the fact that Chris Cooley hasn't been extended yet?

I'm sorry, but seeing our weakened position at LG, and seeing the impact that Cooley is having in pre-season already, makes me wonder why we haven't extended Cooley yet. I mention LG because I think had we extended Dock before last season we would have been in a much better position than we currently find ourselves in.

We did a great job extending Betts and Sellers. I wonder if Cooley's agent simply isn't negotiating because he is expecting a big season from Cools?

What do you guys think?
I think if it came to the very end and nothing gets done The Skins will use the franchise tag on Cooley - they are not going to let him go as a unrestricted free agent.

As for Sean Taylor we still have a couple years on his deal so they are not going to touch him before Cooley, but I think they will get both resigned.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:35 PM   #29
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

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The Skins And Dock Were On Different Planets


The chasm between the Redskins and Derrick always existed, but I didn't realize just how great the difference was between their offers and Buffalo's until tonight. Howard and I spoke to some team sources and what they told us was pretty remarkable.

I'm not going to post the numbers here, but they'll be on the web later tonight I imagine as we update our stories and definitely in most editions of the paper tonight (although one edition has already gone to print by now if you can believe that).

The Bills deal was exponentially greater than anything the Redskins were dangling. Even had Dock got the kind of deal I thought he might as of Thursday afternoon - $12 mil guaranteed, $5 million ish per season - it wouldn't have been close.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:47 PM   #30
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Re: Front Office - Why isn't Cooley extended?

I would hope they do the deal by Christmas. It really is up to Cooley. If he wants to go, he can probably get more money from someplace else. I just hope that Snyder doesn't get it into his head to be chincy with the guy. I think he has a tendency to lose sight of the big picture when the negotiations get tough. I guess this will be the great non-football sub-plot of the year. (Let's hope so anyway)
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