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Old 05-01-2020, 05:51 PM   #61
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I don't get people complaining about this as well, it's outright ridiculous in my opinion.
I think it stems from the fact that after it was known that Alex was going to be out indefinitely, possibly permanently, that he didn't make any attempt to re-negotiate into a more team friendly deal for what was left his player contract. That led to all the ridiculous rumors and some saying that the skins were thinking of doing a Bobby Bonilla-esque contract with Alex.

I think he had no incentive to do so, and i'm not even sure if he was ever asked by the team to consider such a thing. Alex was/is not the first and won't be the last to get paid major money while being sidelined with a career-threatening injury.
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:57 PM   #62
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I think it stems from the fact that after it was known that Alex was going to be out indefinitely, possibly permanently, that he didn't make any attempt to re-negotiate into a more team friendly deal for what was left his player contract. That led to all the ridiculous rumors and some saying that the skins were thinking of doing a Bobby Bonilla-esque contract with Alex.

I think he had no incentive to do so, and i'm not even sure if he was ever asked by the team to consider such a thing. Alex was/is not the first and won't be the last to get paid major money while being sidelined with a career-threatening injury.
A lot of people have been complaining about Alex's contract from the beginning, and use his injury as "validating" their point.

Honestly, re-negotiating a contract like this, is basically kicking the can down the road. I don't know if it would have been smart of the team to do so.

Also, it is my understanding that Alex has been with the team, when he didn't need to. He has also been tutoring Dwayne from what I've heard. I'm not saying that this validates his cap number, but he has been a team player during his rehab, and done things that he didn't need IMO.
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:15 PM   #63
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I think it stems from the fact that after it was known that Alex was going to be out indefinitely, possibly permanently, that he didn't make any attempt to re-negotiate into a more team friendly deal for what was left his player contract. That led to all the ridiculous rumors and some saying that the skins were thinking of doing a Bobby Bonilla-esque contract with Alex.

I think he had no incentive to do so, and i'm not even sure if he was ever asked by the team to consider such a thing. Alex was/is not the first and won't be the last to get paid major money while being sidelined with a career-threatening injury.
That would've been a classic Dan all-timer right there.

"Hey, buddy, I know you suffered a compound fracture, and you had to deal with flesh eating bacteria, almost dying, you're in the midst of 17 surgeries over 9 months and they gave you a choice between amputation or a super-risky muscle transfer to save your leg. Hell, at one point your tibia was completely exposed and you were missing everything from your knee to your ankle.

But you know what would be suuuuper helpful? How about renegotiating your contract so we can get some cap relief? We really appreciate you being a team player in the most trying time of your life. Thanks bud. Owe you one."
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:45 PM   #64
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That would've been a classic Dan all-timer right there.

"Hey, buddy, I know you suffered a compound fracture, and you had to deal with flesh eating bacteria, almost dying, you're in the midst of 17 surgeries over 9 months and they gave you a choice between amputation or a super-risky muscle transfer to save your leg. Hell, at one point your tibia was completely exposed and you were missing everything from your knee to your ankle.

But you know what would be suuuuper helpful? How about renegotiating your contract so we can get some cap relief? We really appreciate you being a team player in the most trying time of your life. Thanks bud. Owe you one."

Just ridiculous man, Alex didnít owe the team anything after the injury

Thankfully Snyder has done right by him


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Old 05-01-2020, 08:06 PM   #65
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Just ridiculous man, Alex didnít owe the team anything after the injury

Thankfully Snyder has done right by him


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Old 05-01-2020, 09:33 PM   #66
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That was a great show. Mad respect

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Old 05-01-2020, 09:41 PM   #67
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That was a great show. Mad respect

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Amen.


I know he wants to play again, but jeez .... there's no shame in retiring Alex. Seriously bro. Be freakin careful.


Does anyone else think he has a future in coaching?
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Old 05-01-2020, 10:27 PM   #68
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Amen.


I know he wants to play again, but jeez .... there's no shame in retiring Alex. Seriously bro. Be freakin careful.



Does anyone else think he has a future in coaching?
I doubt he wants to coach. He is probably financially set and does not want the insecurity of a coach....moving around with a young family.
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Old 05-02-2020, 12:49 AM   #69
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Just watched the show, I canít imagine what Alex and family went through. There is no way heís playing again, nor will his wife will ever let him play again. After they cut all the infected muscle, his leg was so fucked up and deformed, the movement on his leg so limited. Dan has done what any moral, conscious man should do, pay him every penny and donít even question it. Bravo Alex, family and Danny. Please retire next year and find him a coaching job.
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Old 05-02-2020, 02:37 AM   #70
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I was pumped when we got Smith. He was a winner, even we were winning with him, and everything since his injury proves he's a winner 10 fold.

I hope he stays with the franchise is some capacity for a long time.

Wanna talk about building a culture!!! Alex offers everything you want from someone you work with.

There is just no way he should play again though. Way easier for me to say, because it's not my life and career, but it just seems like a bad idea imo.

And I don't give a fuck about how much he's getting paid still, did you see his fucking leg?? This was out of everyone's control. This is an injury you see every 20 years or so. You can't plan for it and you sure as hell shouldn't hold it against the player.
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I doubt he wants to coach. He is probably financially set and does not want the insecurity of a coach....moving around with a young family.
Actually struck me as having the prime mentality to coach, and plenty of guys coach in the NFL with young families. But I also suspect he could go front office too. Very smart highly motivated guy.
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Old 05-02-2020, 05:58 AM   #72
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Actually struck me as having the prime mentality to coach, and plenty of guys coach in the NFL with young families. But I also suspect he could go front office too. Very smart highly motivated guy.
Agree!

Everything about this guy screams football junky. This crazy bastard still wants to play!! I don't believe for a second, that he is going through all of this just for the money (it doesn't hurt, but he already has a shit ton of money). He is not just fading off into the sunset. He will be involved with football, in some capacity or another, for the rest of his life (working age life for sure) imo.

And young family life is way easier when that family can afford to have a parent stay at home for their full time job. Even if you have to move, that makes the transition way way easier.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:22 AM   #73
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I can just imagine Ron Rivera: "hey CRIPPLE, shit or get off the pot"

Also this nonsense about Bruce Allen overpaying him is stupid AF. He got paid the going market rate for a starting NFL qb, and then almost died from a freak injury. Even if he got overpaid (which he didn't) he's still earned that money.
I think the issue was extending him when he was already under contract. That was a bad business move simply because there was no history w/ Gruden and Smith. Gruden didn't run the type of offense that would have gotten the best out of Smith. Probably should have waited to see how thinks worked out before extending him.

But to me it's water under the bridge. Smtih deserves every single penny that he's being paid and then some.
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Just watched the show, I canít imagine what Alex and family went through. There is no way heís playing again, nor will his wife will ever let him play again. After they cut all the infected muscle, his leg was so fucked up and deformed, the movement on his leg so limited. Dan has done what any moral, conscious man should do, pay him every penny and donít even question it. Bravo Alex, family and Danny. Please retire next year and find him a coaching job.
After they got rid of all the bad flesh he had no fucking leg. Just nothing. I have no idea how they took muscle/tissue from his calf and quad and slapped it on a deformed shot leg and got him to the point where he is now. That is a medical miracle.
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Amazing story, it was scary to see how quickly the infection set it and how things went downhill for him so fast. Wish him nothing but the best.


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