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Old 07-23-2005, 12:34 PM   #16
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The thing I have against Pierce, if your going for the bucks and want a big payday......it's a business, but if you plan to do that then keep your BIG MOUTH shut and don't claim that you want to be a long time Redskins.............
The thing you have to understand about that is its a negotiation tactic. LaVar did it, too, but it was more effective for him. As a player if you get the fans behind you (along with the team players) then it will put pressure on the front office to meet your demands, because if they don't they will get negative press for it and morale may suffer. Its almost the only platform that a player has to use besides the field, and dont think agents know this and advise their players to say things like, "I want to be a lifetime ________". (insert current team name)
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:44 PM   #17
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tactic, my ass, he just didn't have the balls to say...."yea, i'm gonna go to the team that offers me the most money".
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:51 PM   #18
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lol how stupid would that be. This is a career to these guys and they have to manipulate public opinion about them from time to time to get paid. We're all adults here, and you have to understand that there's a good bit of showmanship involved in all professional sports. The only reason the big money is there is because of TV and advertising. Its a show. The great thing about the NFL is that they take measures to keep the game real and not just a stage for personal politics. Even with the measures in place, when you're on a public platform, you'll never stop people from using that for their own personal benefit.
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:59 PM   #19
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I totally agree with Mattyk and canthetuna - Pierce gave us an opportunity to match the NYG's offer and we didn't. I can't blame the guy for wanting to get millions of dollars more than we would have given him. It's his life and career.

To a certain extent, I wish Pierce the best of luck. On the other hand, I hope he plays awful against the Skins.
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:12 PM   #20
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Ultimately what matters is that the Redskins beat the Giants so even if AP has 5 sacks, 3 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles in each game but the Skins sweep then that's all I really care about
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:33 PM   #21
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you guys must be living in a fantasy land or something. everybody who is a fan of football knows that most players go to the team that offers the biggest contract. what antonio did was nothing new and i don't dislike him for it, he did what was best for him. but for him to talk all season long about how much he loved the skins organization and the fans was just him blowing steam up everyones asses who actually believed him. of course he's gonna give the skins a chance to match his biggest offer, he can sell his house , look for a new one, move his family to a town where they don't have any friends, take his kids out of school and send them to a new one where they will have to start all over again with making friends but they would be rich or he can stay in a town that he and his family is already familiar with, by a bigger house in the same town, keep his kids in the same school with the same friends and be rich, of course he gave the skins a chance to match. he chose to leave, therfore i choose to wish his football team and career very little success. the more success he and his team has could mean less success for the skins.
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i am less mad at pierce than i am at smoot, but i feel smoot will do better than pierce
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i am less mad at pierce than i am at smoot, but i feel smoot will do better than pierce
I actually think the opposite. Smoot is playing on a team with a high-scoring offense. That means that the offenses Smoot will be playing against are going to be passing the ball often. Smoot will likely get lit up fairly often. I like Smoot, but I think he's overrated (in Madden terms I'd put him somewhere around 88-89).
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