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DMN: Writer calls Dan Bailey's new deal 'Worst Contract of the Year'

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    In a couple of years his pay will be middle of the pack for kickers so it's not a bad deal. In the parity driven NFL where every point counts you need a great kicker and Bailey is one.

    Not to mention he saves us a roster spot because we don't have to employ a kickoff kicker any more. :)
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  2. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He's going to need to kick a lot of field goals to make up for a defense that can't stop any team. A defense that cannot be helped via FA but only via the draft because of these type contracts.
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    what is laughable is that you consider this contract laughable
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  4. Hardline

    Hardline Active Member

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    Not my money. I am not paying the man. I am a free market capitalist though.
    One man is worth what another man is willing to pay.

    Good for Bailey. When he lines up for a FG. Its an automatic 3 points.
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  5. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Active Member Zone Supporter

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    fortunately the year just started.
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  6. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Like most other contracts, this is essentially only a 3 year deal. 4.9 mill is fully guaranteed, with the rest guaranteed if he's healthy in 2015 and 2016. If he gets hurt, he doesn't get the rest of the guaranteed cash. If he falls off, he can be cut with relatively little effect to the cap. The length of the deal is just to satisfy the agent, so he can say he got his guy this long of a contract for this much money. But it's really a 3 year deal, for about 7.5 million. If he's still performing well after that, and they want to keep him, then the contact gets restructured.
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  7. DandyDon1722

    DandyDon1722 It's been a good 'un, ain't it?

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    So you're saying we're not in a lot of close games...really? Go look at the average margin of win/losses over the last three years. Point taken about having a lot of holes but c'mon man!
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  8. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    That could very easily be a thread instead of an article.
  9. chagus

    chagus Member

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    Ah well... haters gotta hate.
  10. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    In his mind, maybe we should pay all top players 100 grand a year. Unfortunately, you have to pay people, and sometimes you have to pay them a lot. Is the writer aware of this?
  11. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    His cap hit of 1.4m is 1.2% of the cap. Anyone complaining about this deal knows nothing about contracts, football or beer.
  12. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Active Member Zone Supporter

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    Let's expand on the beer part of your comment!o_O
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  13. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    EDIT: I forgot to say stay on target....I mean topic. :D
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
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  14. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    Well I look at it as the boys paying for the convenience of knowing they dont have to worry about that position for the next 3-5 years, hopefully 7 years.

    Never know how the UDF will react in an untested high pressure situation. We know what Bailey will do. Lets hope he does not flake out anytime soon (as all kickers seem to).
  15. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    What I love about these types of threads..

    So what IS a good and fair contract of a guy like Bailey?

    Nobody argues about that.

    Just what is wrong..yikes.

    Nothing changes around here, huh?
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  16. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    And the blind remain blind.
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  17. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Since when have we been helped by free agency anyway? I mean, how many free agents have we brought in that have significantly improved our team? There have been some who've made us better, but haven't helped turn us into a perennial playoff team. One of "these types of contracts" could apply to Brandon Carr. Has he been worth near the money Jerry paid him? Same goes for pretty much every team. You hit on one occasionally, but for every Michael Bennett and Wes Welker, there are 5-10 Albert Haynesworths and Nhamdi Asomughas. We signed a bunch of FA's year before last, and what did it get us? Carr, Orton, Connor, Livings, Bernadeau, etc. We picked up Durant and Allen this year. A couple bigger names, with a bunch of middle of the road players who were supposed to provide veteran leadership and depth. What has that done for us? Free agency can help your team, but by and large it is fool's gold.
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  18. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I see nothing wrong with locking up one of your better players who's shown nothing but consistency....
  19. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    So he means 2014 which has barely started, right? This doesnt even move the needle in comparison to some of the contracts Jerry has given out.
  20. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Aptly put! But not in the way you probably think.....

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