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NFC North Draft Picks: Bears, Lions, Packers, & Vikings

Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    They're not new. They used to work for Millen...or rather they had different high-level roles in the organization.
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    There was never a doubt in my mind he was the pick. Not since last October when it was obvious they were going to have the #1 pick.
  3. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Active Member

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    41 million guaranteed to a rookie with NO experience, while a top DT sets a record by getting 41M guaranteed. I would rather spend it on a guy with proven experience. Note: I am not arguing for AH getting 41M guaranteed as much as I am that there needs to be a working rookie salary cap
  4. Timbo2st

    Timbo2st Benched

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    You would have never thought that it was the hardest struck city in the economy, with this deal.

    I can't imagine what the contracts are going to look like in 5 years?
  5. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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    rookie pay scale, please.
  6. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita The Ultimate Cowbabe Zone Supporter

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    Heaven forbid the guy gets injured before he even takes a snap....but I guess you can't think that way.
  7. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 RAWR

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    And people in Detroit have no jobs...:eek:
  8. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    lol what a joke. lions would have been letting the time go and getting stafford say 3 or 4 picks later. or as soon as they got hint of somebody trading.
  9. lewpac

    lewpac Benched

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    The continuing Detroit Lion NFL debacle........................

    Even IF this guy is worth half what they gave him before a single NFL snap, they have a lot more problems than QB.............

    This guy has "sacked and intercepted to death" for two or three years, shipped off to San Fran for a year, playing back up for Tampa, and never heard from again as of 2015.
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I really don't get why the NFL does not have a rookie cap. It just makes for better business for the NFL IMO.
  11. Disturbed

    Disturbed A Mere Flesh Wound

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    This is total insanity...the owners need to get things under control...who is the CEO signing off on this deal -- he needs to have his head examined.

    There should be a rookie cap in place for all drafted players...prove yourself at this level first. Take some of the money saved and help retired players with health care, etc. and/or put money into youth programs.
  12. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Wow, $41 million guaranted before the guy takes a single snap.


    And there are guys on here that want to get rid of Romo..............
  13. SharutoX

    SharutoX I Love Quiznos

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    Just wow. Hope he's a bust so stupid detroit can realize what a stupid decision they just made
  14. jbsg02

    jbsg02 Active Member

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    They really need to fix this system, that kinda money should be reserved for HoFers, not a kid who's never played a down in the NFL.
  15. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    while it does seem reasonable in light of what other #1 picks have gotten it's still completely absurd to pay that kind of money to someone who's not taken a single NFL snap. The Lions essentially just bought a VERY expensive lottery ticket
  16. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Unreal, Tony didnt even get that much guaranteed money on his deal did he?
  17. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    really don't understand why there isn't some sort of cap on rookie salaries, this makes no sense at all
  18. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    They were in a tough spot, Stafford was their best move. Would hate to be eating that contract the year before a capless year.
  19. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The NFL needs a rookie salary cap in the worst way.
  20. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    No joke. Its ridiculous, and every owner knows it. You have to wonder why they haven't implemented a rookie cap yet. No team is even willing to move up in the draft to the top 5 picks because the money is so ridiculous. That should tell you something right there.

    That being said, could you imagine having $230 in your checking account yesterday morning, and by yesterday evening have a 78 million dollar contract? Geez, how do you even sleep for a week?

    The list of things I would buy would single handidly rebound this country's economy. I'd be like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber. And I'd love every minute of it.

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