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

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

  1. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    So when a guy under performs it's fine to send him to the street but when he over performs and wants to be paid accordingly it's blasphemy?
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  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Vernon Davis hasn't over performed and he is already being paid the equivalent to tight ends that out perform him.
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    He is no different than 99% of the other players in the league. He is just willing to say what the others are scared to say. All of them were blessed with talents allows them to make big money. It is human nature to want to get as much as possible. I don't think playing a game is something that deserves big money, but that is a separate issue.
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    IMO, it's just both sides using their leverage. If a team doesn't think your level play warrants you pay, they'll likely cut you. If a player doesn't think their pay warrants their level of play, they'll hold out. Yes, they'll get fined, but a lot of times, teams cave and give in to their demands, which to me says they were right.
  5. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Well, where should all the billions the NFL generates go?
  6. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    The tigje
    . These players would play for one million a year if that was the only option they had.
  7. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    what?
  8. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    This phone is a pain. It should have said the tickets prices should be lowered.
  9. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    lol, yea auto spell sucks

    FWIW, in a perfect world, yea that would happen, but it's not remotely realistic because the owners are just as greedy as the players
  10. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    As long as there are fans that will pay these high prices for tickets and smile while they are doing it, prices are only going up.
  11. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    To the owners. The players have nothing to do with the popularity of the game.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I agree no one should make that kind of money for playing a game. Ticket prices and everything else keeps going up to pay for all of this.

    That is what is wrong.
  13. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Yes, because if a player is cut they take the guaranteed money they negotiated in a legally binding contract.
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  14. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    32 owners split 55% of the revenue and 1700 or so players split 45%.....don't see why the owners should receive more. Even if they did receive 60%, players would still be making what people perceive as too much.
  15. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    ......You mean take money they were already paid?
  16. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    If I had a $37 million contract with $23 million guaranteed I would certainly be worried about my future also. My advise for Davis is to go for it.
  17. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    I agree with this premise when it is backed by consistent production. A lot of frustration stems from the dollar amount included in these contracts that naturally make one (fans) feel as if the player is "already" better off than X, Y, Z, normal Joe, etc. making them spoiled athlete ingrates as a result. But the insane amount of funds drawn in by the league/Owners are rarely considered. There are also the diehards who simply care of future cap ramifications instead of a player receiving a bigger contract than the big one they already had.

    I know it is nearly impossible to consider, seeing as the new CBA was just agreed upon, but maybe a compromise could be met that stipulates in future NFL contracts that potential future renegotiation are worked in every contract biennially considering the cut throat nature of NFL contracts compared to other professional sports. The penalties for holding out under before the 2 year window should be harshly enforced. Office folks are desk audited when their work surpasses their pay and are rewarded a salary or position deemed justified by their workload or success, etc.

    The tricky part is the owners would want the leverage of decreasing contracts during these negotiations as well. Considering the short career life span of NFL players compared to other professional sports, it would seem fair considering the immense profits enjoyed by the owners/league and the integral fact that they play the most dangerous sport in the country outside of professional racing/UFC.

    Now, back to reality:D
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  18. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the link. Looks like Graham with Franchise tag will only bump to just over 8 mil.
    Davis should get a similar contract. Well that's what I think.
  19. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    It's called 'honoring the contract you signed '

    Look it up

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