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  1. #21
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    Re: Titans snag CB Harper from Super Bowl champs

    A. Some fans' perception of reality:

    Childress: Hello.
    This is Brad Childress, Head Coach of the Vikings.
    Get on a plane and come to sign a contract with us.
    We have a few quality starters for the position you play.
    We realize you started all 16 games for {name of team} last year, but we want to sign with us so you can COMPETE for a starting job.
    We realize you have other options, but we have the omnipotent power over you to make you sign a contract before you leave Mpls to visit other teams.

    Free Agent:
    Sure Coach!
    I'll be there in 2 hours.
    Bye!
    < click >

    *************************************************

    B. What would actually happen:

    Childress: (same above statement by Childress.)

    Free Agent:
    BWAHAHAHAHA !
    < click >


    *************************************************

    C. Reality:

    Childress: Hello.
    We are impressed with your potential, your good character, and think you match the profile of a player who fits our system, will likely develop into a higher level performer with the coaching staff here, and will probably get along well with the other players we have signed for the long term run at a few championships.
    I would like to invite you in for meetings with the staff, myself, and maybe the owner group.
    Can you make it in sometime this week ?

    Free Agent: Sure, coach.
    I'll visit after my visit with {team 1}, {team 2}, and maybe I'll also visit {team3} after I leave Mpls.
    See you in 3 days!
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    When we stop to think about it, most folks behavior isn't perplexing after all !

  2. #22
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    Marrdro is offline Beware My Spreadsheet, Bitches!
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    Re: Titans snag CB Harper from Super Bowl champs

    Purp,


    Let me add a bit to your reality as I am sure you are aware of this process but some might not be:

    Coaching Staff: (this happens at the end of the season)
    We are probably gonna need someone at (insert postition here) because we (will loose our starter/our starter sucks/our starter is getting old and we need to train a new one)

    Studwell/Scouts:
    (they are actively watching players all year based on projected need)
    a. Fill the position through FA:
    Hey this guy will probably be a free agent and might fit the scheme.
    b. Fill the position through the Draft: Hey we watched film on this guy, sent someone to a few games, he has the potential.
    (insert team names) will want to find a few of these guys also, however, we think he will be worth a number (insert round/pick here) pick.
    If not we go for this guy (insert name here)
    c. Fill the position from within team (practice squad/Backup)

    Cap Guru (can never spell his name) (Works this all year)
    a.
    That guy will probably be worth (insert $ figure here).
    We have (insert $ figure here in CAP space avail for that position).

    [quote][C. Reality:

    Childress: Hello.
    We are impressed with your potential, your good character, and think you match the profile of a player who fits our system, will likely develop into a higher level performer with the coaching staff here, and will probably get along well with the other players we have signed for the long term run at a few championships.
    I would like to invite you in for meetings with the staff, myself, and maybe the owner group.
    Can you make it in sometime this week ?

    Free Agent: Sure, coach.
    I'll visit after my visit with {team 1}, {team 2}, and maybe I'll also visit {team3} after I leave Mpls.
    See you in 3 days!
    < click >
    /quote]
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  3. #23
    whackthepack is offline Jersey Retired
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    Re: Titans snag CB Harper from Super Bowl champs

    I would have liked the Viking's to have gotten Harper as the nickle back, it would have given us good depth and they should release Whittker he should not be allowed to even come to training camp.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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