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    Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

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    CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said its "ridiculous" to reward untested rookies with lucrative contracts and wants the issue addressed in contract talks.

    "There's something wrong about the system," Goodell said Friday. "The money should go to people who perform."

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    about time that someone starts to address this... now to wait for the agents and players union to start bitching and whining about this.
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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    I hope that something is done about it.
    Why make these kids rich if they aren't going to do anything to improve your team?
    Even league minimums are more than most people make in 5 years.
    You play a kids game... stop your bitchin and play the game.

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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    Its about time.
    I wonder what they will do with existing rookie contracts.
    Seems a little unfair that just because a guy is a year older, he gets a 35mil signing bonus for being #1 overall instead of a measly few mil that they might start giving out.

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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    Good.
    The rookie contracts have needed to be addressed for a long f-ing time.
    Good on you Goodell.
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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    "i_ble" wrote:
    Its about time.
    I wonder what they will do with existing rookie contracts.
    Seems a little unfair that just because a guy is a year older, he gets a 35mil signing bonus for being #1 overall instead of a measly few mil that they might start giving out.
    I guess the league would have to set a year and the kids coming into the draft will have to deal with it.. course if they don't like it then they could always get a 9-5 job like the vast majority of people do now.

    Will be interesting to see if this did happen what impact it would have on teams trading draft picks. Maybe teams will be keener to draft and develop players that much more.
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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "i_ble" wrote:
    Its about time.
    I wonder what they will do with existing rookie contracts.
    Seems a little unfair that just because a guy is a year older, he gets a 35mil signing bonus for being #1 overall instead of a measly few mil that they might start giving out.
    I guess the league would have to set a year and the kids coming into the draft will have to deal with it.. course if they don't like it then they could always get a 9-5 job like the vast majority of people do now.

    Will be interesting to see if this did happen what impact it would have on teams trading draft picks. Maybe teams will be keener to draft and develop players that much more.
    I see it as a win/win situation.
    It'll make the young kids work harder to get the big contract, and it will give teams a chance to develope players rather than throwing them in too soon because they're making too much money to ride the bench.

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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    Would be interesting... instead of incentive pay they would have incentive renegotiation/ early restricted FA clauses.

    Players like AD would be able to renegotiate after 2 years... Where players like TWill will be stuck with a much smaller contract.

    I hope it happens, because all that $$$ saved could go to keeping vet players like Birk.

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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    "There's something wrong about the system," Goodell said Friday

    Yes, there is something wrong.
    We have an "owner crotchsniffer" for a commissioner.
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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "There's something wrong about the system," Goodell said Friday

    Yes, there is something wrong.
    We have an "owner crotchsniffer" for a commissioner.
    :
    If I wasn't so addicted to your freaking gumbo, I would argue with you one this one again...
    but it's Friday, so II will let it slide. ;D
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "There's something wrong about the system," Goodell said Friday

    Yes, there is something wrong.
    We have an "owner crotchsniffer" for a commissioner.
    Good, in two years he will be sniffing Zygi's crotch after we win back to back SBs.
    :-*
    Nice try on the derailing of the thread tho

    The fact remains that the rookie pay scale is retarded.

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