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49ers' Davis: "It's all about getting paid"

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by casmith07, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    "In 2010 I signed a five-year, $37 million contract extension with $23 million guaranteed. It was the biggest contract for a tight end in league history," Davis wrote. "Four years later, and I'm playing at a higher level than I was then, which brings me to why I'm holding out. It's all about getting paid what you deserve. It's not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first."

  2. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Well at least he's honest about it.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    In a way he isn't being honest about it. He isn't playing better than he was when he signed that contract in September 2010. That contract extension came after the best season of his career. A season he really hasn't come close to replicating. During the 2009 season he had 78 catches, 965 yards and 13 TDs. Since then he has averaged 54 catches, 776 yards and 7.75 TDs per season. His high outputs were 67 catches in 2011, 914 yards in 2010 and 13 TDs in 2013. So when he says he is playing at a higher level now than then, it really isn't being honest.
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  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    His hold out, if that's what he does, is out of line, imo
  5. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    thought i didnt like him...now i know i dont.

    hold outs really disgust me.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'd sit him. then, if he's not intending to honor his deal.
    Who they have backing him up?
  7. BobGriffin3

    BobGriffin3 Member

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    I guess I respect his honesty but if I'm Kaep and the locker room, I'm not liking that tone. Especially having years left on that contract. Vernon, your good, but your not Jimmy Graham or Gronk (when healthy). Those players don't disappear in games.
  8. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Gotta love that Kaepernick contract stirring the poop water in San Fran.
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  9. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Should be a way that teams can say "Sure, hold out and we void your contract, you lose one year of eligibility and pay a fine(part of signing bonus)", not to mention that said team gains back that salary cap.

    You sign a contract, you honor it with the best of your ability..............
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  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    its all about greed. Simple as that. No matter how much they make they want lots more.
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  11. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the same reaction when players get cut?
  12. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    And that's correct, at least for the majority of the players. Heck, I know he's salivating that his QB just got paid 120 million, now he wants some of that pie as well.
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    He is already being paid part of that pie. He is ranked 7th in base salary amongst tight ends for 2014 and ranked 2nd in average salary for 2014. He is also ranked 5th in salary cap hit.I could understand if he was ranked in the double digits, but he has been paid among the elites of the game.

  14. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    You talking about the owners or the players?
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  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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  17. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    If a player holds out, that's fine. The reasoning behind holding out is transparent, but is it necessary to speak ill-conceived statements while holding out?

    "I have to worry about my future first."

    Did any of the monies, earned from the five-year, 37 million dollar contract with $23 million guaranteed, ALLEVIATE any of that financial anxiety during the past four years?
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  18. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Ahhh WG, I almost forgot about that wonderful art display:D In all honesty, imagine if a prominent player of this generation made a video similar to Primetime? Yikes
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Me me me me me me sounds like Deion.
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  20. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Their contract has provisions under their CBA for ways they can be cut.

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