Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Originally posted by Ceadderman:
It's not about keeping the man healthy. This is Football after all. If you want to be healthy take up fishing or some other no impact sport.
The point is that it NEVER fails. There are always holdouts when the Franchise tag is applied. And more often than not within the first 6 weeks the player goes down with a bad injury and end up on the IR. And NO HELP to their team. Yaaaaaaaaay waste of top 5 money!!! to let the guy go at the end of the season.
So if picking on me makes you feel like a man so be it.
I'm just pointing out that I would rather he didn't sign, sit out the season and let the best team get him at the end of the year. I like the guy and think that he fits in our Defense better than any other 3-4 team. Just don't want to see our team waste that kind of scratch on a short season.
It saves the team 7 million, and allows conditioned Players to get onto the field and play.
I'm not sure about what would happen if he did sit as far as whether or not he'd be back with us the next year though. Anyone have an idea about that?
Man, gotta love the condescending atmosphere in the Zone.
I will try to say this in as nice a way as possible. I would hesitate to use the statements ALWAYS and NEVER when it comes to this situation. Franklin just pulled a Favruh and skipped all the minicamps, OTA's, and two-a-days. Remember, Lawson and Clements skipped every workout up until training camp and they are doing fine. Franklin is trying to stay healthy so he can play for his next big paycheck (.......with the Niners or someone else). Don't jinx him by assuming he is going to get hurt. Just be glad the Niners now have two players that can play a key position in the heart of their defense.
I can agree with the "Always and Never" thing.
I cannot agree with the Nate and Lawson issue cause they were in Camp. OTAs' are non contact. At least I don't remember hearing about Contact. So missing those are no big deal since the Player can do just as much weight training elsewhere. I could care less that ABF missed OTAs' as well. I do care that he missed valuable conditioning during Camp. That's something that can come back to haunt you.
I feel that I'd much rather take a conditioned scrub into the season than take an unconditioned Vet. Show me you WANT to be here or stay home. I would like to see ABF remain a 9er and hope that nothing bad happens as a result of this holdout.
But if it happens I'm going to be the last guy that's surprised by it.
Favre is a steroid junky who is an anomaly. I'm kidding about the Steroids but c'mon, he's the exception to the rule.
The rule of Favre states that if it's damn near an impossibility, that Favre will make it look like it's done everyday.
Chuck Norris makes everybody shake when he walks into a room.
Favre makes Norris cry like a baby.
If ABF does get injured though, I'm gonna be so pissed off about how this went down. Shoulda just let him test the market and then make an offer based on what the market offered. Considering that there were only a few real big signings I think that was probably the way to handle it.