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    Default Le'Veon Bell - goes from Steelers to the Jets

    So last year the best it got was the Steelers offering him a contract of 5 years and $70 million dollars, he turned it down. They put the "franchise tag" on him, which in short would pay him $14.5 million dollars for last year.

    He never showed at ALL and there then forfeited the entire $14.5

    Now this year, he didn't get much interest outside of the shitty Jets. Last night they signed him to a 4 year and $52.5 million dollars.

    Ummmm, ok, lets do the math and see how wrong I am.

    Had he signed with the Steelers, he would have gotten $14 million per year over 5 years.

    With the Jets, he gets $13.1 million per year. AND he won't be recovering the $14.5 he voluntarily gave up last year.

    I still think he's awesome. But screw him now! LOL You suck Le'Veon!!
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    And Antonio Brown...

    He wanted Mega Dollars - and demanded a trade to get that money. He TRASHED Big Ben and the entire team for a few months before they had enough and gave him up for a shitty 3rd and 5th rounder. I understand the $$$ part from the greedy fuck, but why trash the team and his teammates like that?

    Hey, Antonio - you too!
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    NO way do I give up wearing the black and gold and a good shot on the list of best Steeler's runners in team history to go to the Jets. Even when the Jets had flashes of being good they still sucked. That's like going to play for the Clippers in the NBA.

    He'll be like the rest of the pampered stars that demand to go to a new team for more money only to find out without a good coach and a gameplan centered around him he's going to suck until he gets injured and retires. Oh, this ISN'T about Tony Dorsett? My bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    NO way do I give up wearing the black and gold and a good shot on the list of best Steeler's runners in team history to go to the Jets. Even when the Jets had flashes of being good they still sucked. That's like going to play for the Clippers in the NBA.

    He'll be like the rest of the pampered stars that demand to go to a new team for more money only to find out without a good coach and a gameplan centered around him he's going to suck until he gets injured and retires. Oh, this ISN'T about Tony Dorsett? My bad
    I can see if he did it and got and extra 10 mil per year, but he did it and ended up with less $$ in the long run most likely! To go to a perennial 6-10 team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    I can see if he did it and got and extra 10 mil per year, but he did it and ended up with less $$ in the long run most likely! To go to a perennial 6-10 team!
    Hey. The Jets won the Superbowl. When I was 8.

    I can't see it. Even for more money. A RB going from a team with a running line and running game to a team without either. They either won't used him correctly, or they'll put the whole team on his back and the injury math gets him.

    I'm surprised Jerry Jones didn't make him an offer
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    "Give it to me now".... Money and greed effect small brains....which show`s anything is possible...



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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTermGuy View Post
    "Give it to me now".... Money and greed effect small brains....which show`s anything is possible...
    I could be wrong, but I don't think that's the issue here. Except the "small brain"

    He sat out a year, unpaid, and went to a crappier team for less money. Since I don't know, my first guess would be he has/had an issue with the team.

    I'm fine with the Steelers not paying him. Eric Dickerson held the entire LA Rams team hostage until he got traded. To the Colts . Frontiere caved to his demands and the Colts basically traded the whole team to get him. Neither team came away with a SB win out of the deal. But he basically started this crap. When Duane Thomas tried the same thing on the then-World Champion Cowboys, he ended up riding pine in SD and was out of the NFL within a few years.

    Very few players are bigger than the game. Bell might be good, but I wouldn't elevate him to bigger than the game status.
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    I DO feel a little better in knowing that the Giants suck too, and traded their best player in O'dell Beckham Jr. to the crappy Browns, so now we have to face him 2x per year.

    Watching the suicidal folks today in NY is hilarious!! And many of my friends on FB, same thing! LOL
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    “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”Bob Barker
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    The Jets?

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    No more Killer Bs?
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


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    Maybe it is my simple hillbilly mind, but I do not understand this era's lack of team loyalty
    just to chase a dollar amount.

    I can see getting rid of a player that seems washed up, but just to chase the cash sounds
    very selfish to me.

    Very few that make these changes on their own flourish in their new surroundings.
    Gone are the days of the Vikings Bud Grant teams; Don Shula's Dolphins; Tom Landry's Cowboys;
    Joe Gibbs' Redskins; Cowher's Steelers - where team unity were cornerstones to success.
    I have lost my mind. If found, please give it a snack and return it?

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    A Deplorable!

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    LOL reminds me of the time former Razorback basketball player Oliver Miller was offered a HUGE contract to play for the Dallas Mavericks, and he didn't want to play for the Mavericks, so instead he signed with the Toronto Raptors for about 60% of the money the Mavs offered him, and Toronto IMMEDIATELY traded him.

    To the Mavericks.

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    No more Killer Bs?
    Nope

    Le'Veon sat for a season and lost money and is now with the Jets. Antonio went off his rocker and demanded a trade. Then he trashed everyone from the owner to the players in order to force their hand for whatever reason.

    So Antonio is gone, and JuJu Smith-Schuster moves up to number one WR. Hell, he did better than Antonio last year, so I'm ok with him for sure! They signed FA Donte Moncrief this morning which is great! And now it's "next man up!" for a few others!

    Le'veon is gone, but James Conner looked great at most times, but he's no Le'veon admittedly. But still a 1,000 yard back IMO if starts the entire year, which is what you want from a RB.

    At least they used some of the savings to sign most of the O line. Antonio costs us $21 million this year.
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