Thread: Percy to holdout?..
07-13-2012, 03:25 PM #21
They also had Tom Brady. Ponder is probably where Percy has more concern in relation to what kind of production he will have going into his contract year.
He's about the contract, and the longer the term the better. He has an injury history and he is a higher risk player. I would be trying to do the same if I was in his shoes. But, I also understand the Vikings position.
07-13-2012, 05:28 PM #22
I think they'll work it out. Ya know, a lil compromise...you gotta give him some money up front, a good-sized signing bonus with low salary year one. That stretches the big bucks over the contract length and gives him what he wants: more money now. Then you split the remaining years between a moderate salary and roster bonuses, protecting the team against injury and/or headaches (that he has or causes!)
Maybe 20 mill to sign for five years, 1 mill salary year 1, maybe guarantee year 2 at 6 mill, then 3-5 mill in salary AND end of season roster bonus for years 3-5. He averages about 10 mill/year. Not quite Fitz or Vincent Jackson money, but not far off and you know these things just keep going up.
As for Ponder, I just watched some highlights, and I think he's got potential. He nails some really tight throws and should be much improved with a better OL and targets around him. He and Rudolf had some stellar connections last season, and both should be better with a full off-season added to the experience they got last year. Check it out...I know, its highlights, but it does give me some hope we might have a QB.
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07-13-2012, 05:46 PM #23
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Pay the man .... his effort is 100+% all the time ... not easy to find.
07-13-2012, 09:48 PM #25
Percy to holdout?..
I deserve more money. Cry me a river... Contract signed, buck up.
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07-14-2012, 11:07 AM #26
07-15-2012, 11:21 AM #27
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07-15-2012, 11:37 AM #28
07-15-2012, 03:06 PM #29
07-15-2012, 07:35 PM #30
Last edited by marshallvike; 07-15-2012 at 07:39 PM.Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.