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Old 06-12-2005, 02:09 AM   #1
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Why Can't There Be More?

I completely understand that the NFL is a business, and I generally support the player's desire to go after the best possible deal for themselves at all time.

However, wouldn't it be nice if there were more players like this?
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:24 AM   #2
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

Very refreshing................
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:16 AM   #3
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

Gates' attitude is excellent. His talant is right there with it.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:44 AM   #4
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

Good to see someone point out the good. Good job Gates!
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:49 AM   #5
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

Bravo!.......I hope the Chargers make him the richest tight end in the league for it.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

His desire to win is greater than his desire for money, and I believe that is what Gibbs is trying to build with us player's who are more concerned with winning than the extra buck.
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:46 PM   #7
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Dude! That's the coolest thing I've heard in a while. Not too many guys have that kind of attitude. Very unselfish and team-oriented if you ask me.
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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I respect him but he definitely deserves a new deal. Hopefully the good will he's shown the team will pay off.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:38 PM   #9
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

What if he gets hurt at practice...
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:50 PM   #10
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

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What if he gets hurt at practice...
The Chargers would probably give him money. If you're a nice guy and try hard, you'll be rewarded for it. Compare the Bulls' Jay Williams incident with KWII's.

The TO's and Rosenhauses of the world must HATE what Gates is doing. More power to him. The league needs more guys like this.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:30 PM   #11
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I don't disagree, but what if he loses this season to an injury because he was practicing when he wasn't under contract. He would probably get the 380k. He's worth more than that injured.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:36 PM   #12
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Re: Why Can't There Be More?

I'm not sure but I think that technically his contract from last season applies until July 29th. That's why after the 29th he can't practice even if he wanted to because, as you say jdlea, what if he gets injured
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:00 PM   #13
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Okay, I didn't know when contracts expired in the NFL. That clears up a lot, I was just wondering because if he wasn't under contract when he got hurt then would he have any recourse to get money from the team? Or would he have to rely on the team to pick him up.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:58 PM   #14
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"The Fantasy Sleeper of 2004" IMO. I admit I'm bias because I took him as a mid rounder in all leagues, but I got way more out of him then I could have ever imagined. He will not sneak by anyone this year.
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