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Schefter: Eagles agree to terms with Nnamdi **merged**

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Bowdown27, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Well at least something good came from that trade. We avoided paying big dollars to a cornerback in his 30s.
     
  2. noletime95

    noletime95 Well-Known Member

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    It's a perfect corralation actually. JJ wanted him, but couldn't fit him under the cap because of dead $$$$$......the highest figure being RW's.
     
  3. wileedog

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    But he got outbid on what is not an outrageous contract for arguably the 2nd best cover corner in the game.

    "Serious run" is relative when you have a ton of dead money on the cap vs. when you don't.
     
  4. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    Move the thread to the NFL section... please
     
  5. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    I bet Jerry is haunted by visions of Roy flashing the Hook 'Em sign on a nightly basis.
     
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Psssst. Dallas is already doing that........
     
  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    :hammer:
     
  8. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Does Adam really need to explain this yet again?
     
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    IF Jerruh said that we would pay no more than $40 million and the Birds offered 60 million, then it is understandable.
     
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Your assumption here is that we couldn't fit him under the cap. All indications are that we could have. The problem seems more likely that we didn't think he was worth that kind of money. And to be honest, he isn't. He's not the best corner in the NFL. And won't be over the next 5 years.
     
  11. jimmy40

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    so we don't have to find another whipping boy this year? awesome
     
  12. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    shhhhhhhh, they're on a roll
     
  13. stasheroo

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    Yeah but that's sure not the impression he gave in that radio interview.

    It sounds to me like they never had the chance to consider it.

    One theory I have is this:

    The market on Asomugha was so much lower than the Cowboys expected ($10 million a year) that they realized that they could jump in.

    Asomugha and his agent were left scrambling in a market much weaker than they thought.

    And the Eagles swooped in with an offer larger in money and longer in years and Asomugha and his agent jumped on it immediately.

    For whatever reason, it seemed like the Eagles wanted to 'charge out of the gates' on Friday at 6 PM and 'shock the rest of the league'.
     
  14. jimmy40

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    maybe every player in the NFL isn't wetting their pants at the opportunity to play for the Cowboys. I know that's hard to believe, but maybe
     
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    True. Agent might have panicked and convinced Nmadi that the market was crashing.
     
  16. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I think you're right. I think we didn't agree that he was worth that kind of money.

    I do think we were blindsided though. You can't blame NA for going to the Eagles....sucks that we lost to the Eagles...but that's the NFL.

    I agree that he probably won't be worth that contract in about three years.
     
  17. stasheroo

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    Let's face it, this thing went on a lot longer than folks expected.

    To me that says that his market was weaker than anticipated and they were trying to drum up business.

    I think the Cowboys got into it when they realized how weak his market was.

    And the Eagles simply came in with an offer that blew the others away and he and his agent jumped on it.
     
  18. Nirvana

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    I think that 40 million figure is wrong though. I mean the Texans walked away from the table and then offered Joseph a 5 year 48.75 million dollar contract. Wouldn't they have at least gone that high with Nnamdi? For the Cowboys to have been involved this late in the game they must have been willing to ante up that much, maybe 5 year 50 million plus range. We took it farther than the Jets would have, then the Eagles swooped in and ruined the party. If we did not have so much "dead money" we would have matched it.
     
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Agree with all of this.
     
  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    I am beginning to think that the offer the Jets made was not as big as was thought; I thought it was pretty close to the philthy offer. And supposedly he was very interested in NY.
     

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