Originally posted by longtime49erfan:
Originally posted by SundayTicket:
or maybe our Front Office is nickle and diming players and likes to keep 15 mill to themselves a year.... that's not fact btw lol but still if we have 18million and if they really don't want to give Alex that much money then for goodness sake let Alex walk and we should've spent that money on Vincent Jackson.... then see what we have in Kaep and find out if hes the future or we need to go back to the draft... I'm pi$ed that we might let Alex walk but had let Vincent Jackson get away too... might as well give Alex the extra 2 million guaranteed or just let him walk and get another weapon on this offense... this front office is seeming to rob players of money
You're nuts if you think offering 24 million dollars to a QB who has had only one good season is "robbing" him. This is not nickle-and-diming, this is smart spending. You romantics seem to think that the business of the NFL should take a back seat to other factors. I disagree, at least in this case. Alex had every opportunity to sign his contract and he didn't; this is what can happen when you wait. Remember Dashon Goldson last year? He refused the team's offer and had to settle for a much lesser amount. That's business. Alex - SIGN YOUR CONTRACT!
And most 49ers fans didn't give a crap about Goldson. Hell, we even got Gore cheap compared to market value and no one cared and was thanking our F/O. Then comes Alex Smith and now our F/O is evil?
Maybe Alex needs to prove a little more.