This.Well if Mike says no then it should be no, but I am not convinced the media has the whole story straight at this point.
Mike McCarthy is not the GM. Jerry is. McCarthy knew that when he took the job. What about Jerry tells you that he'd allow McCarthy to bully him in that way? Sure, he'd listen to his input, but the buck stops with Jerry. There's a reason he's never hired a real GM.
Just watched him on ESPN as well, saying that McCarthy doesn't seem to be into the idea of signing Earl.
Will Jerry do what Jerry does and sign him anyway?
Read a few posts below. I'm well aware of how quotations work, professor.you used quotes in your title “internal conflict” and attributed those words to Werder.
But ... that’s not in his tweet
Quotes mean a ... quote
unless he tweeted those words elsewhere the title is sensational and misleading
I've heard here so many times that MM is clearly in charge now.
We aren't getting him for that.As much as he loves the Cowboys and wants to play here one would expect him to ball out and be on his best behavior. Sign him for a couple mil with incentives for each game played with the understanding you will cut his arse for the smallest infraction.
It's only speculation that MM doesn't want Thomas.
From MM's perspective, you can see why he might at least be hesitant.
Both Pete Carroll and especially now John Harbaugh parted ways with him
He sees this team as in real harmony right now. It's all lining up well on a paper, though if you could spot an area of weakness, it'd be safety.
Baltimore saw their team as contenders and did not want any chance of a lone player derailing things
So, I'm guessing McCarthy just wants be very comfortable with it, and may not quite be there yet. I'm sure he has spoken tot he other coaches.
Fans love to throw out what we should sign a player for, as if it's all up to the team and the player will go along with anything the team offers.We aren't getting him for that.
He can just sit out and 10 million from the Raven--though they may get some of that back.
San Francisco, Houston, and Dallas are all rumored to be inte running.
Who knows, maybe if he does a 1 year deal ---big if---then he'd take 6-8 mil. Hard to say.
Contacting the player and agent would be the next move if the team is looking to upgrade the talent at safety.
The owner would have to approve that as he would with approaching all players as it is his money and in this case a controversial player.
This is typical protocol. By the way, ET and Xavier Woods have the same agent. Who's to say the club already doesn't have the information they need on that side of things?[/QUOTE]
+1.....interesting, I didn't know they had the same agent.