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The Alex Boone Thread!!!!!

One thing we know is our front office won't be bullied. You have two years left on the deal you've signed so play and let's talk in 2015 or sit home like Crabtree did and watch
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
One thing we know is our front office won't be bullied. You have two years left on the deal you've signed so play and let's talk in 2015 or sit home like Crabtree did and watch


I don't like the idea of caving in to "bullying" either, but it still makes sense to extend Boone. Give him a signing bonus, and prorate it, we will have money with Gore, Crabs, Iupati and J Smith coming off the books in the near future.
Originally posted by BrianGO:
I don't like the idea of caving in to "bullying" either, but it still makes sense to extend Boone. Give him a signing bonus, and prorate it, we will have money with Gore, Crabs, Iupati and J Smith coming off the books in the near future.

But you know perception is everything. By right Boone should get more but the team probably won't do it now until 2015 because of all the drama being stirred up. Have a good season and come to the table in 2015
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Boone does not intend to report for the three-day session.

Sure, it'll cost nearly $70,000 if Boone doesn't show up at any point during the minicamp. But Boone is serious about getting a new deal, and the only leverage he can muster comes from withholding services.

Boone is due to earn a paltry base salary of $2 million, along with a roster bonus of $200,000. He already has forfeited a $50,000 workout bonus by staying away from the offseason program.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/12/alex-boone-unlikely-to-show-up-for-mandatory-minicamp/

Yah... I don't want to get into a game of chicken with Baalke. Boone is awesome, but this team has a LOT of talent right now at OG.
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
One thing we know is our front office won't be bullied. You have two years left on the deal you've signed so play and let's talk in 2015 or sit home like Crabtree did and watch


I don't like the idea of caving in to "bullying" either, but it still makes sense to extend Boone. Give him a signing bonus, and prorate it, we will have money with Gore, Crabs, Iupati and J Smith coming off the books in the near future.

come in and work.... in private say you want a new deal
Originally posted by NinerGM:
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Boone does not intend to report for the three-day session.

Sure, it'll cost nearly $70,000 if Boone doesn't show up at any point during the minicamp. But Boone is serious about getting a new deal, and the only leverage he can muster comes from withholding services.

Boone is due to earn a paltry base salary of $2 million, along with a roster bonus of $200,000. He already has forfeited a $50,000 workout bonus by staying away from the offseason program.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/12/alex-boone-unlikely-to-show-up-for-mandatory-minicamp/

Yah... I don't want to get into a game of chicken with Baalke. Boone is awesome, but this team has a LOT of talent right now at OG.

It is simple. Boone has NO leverage right now and we don't want to set a bad precedent here. You don't punk us. Not with the way we are built and not with 2 seasons left on a deal. We should begin plugging and playing other folk at G and let Boone go through what Crabtree went through until he reports for duty where he would have to earn his spot at G again over his replacement. Now after this season is up we should seriously evaluate whether we need to extend him and give him the proper raise and strike that deal if possible but if not he can play it out and leave and we can replace him. Hell, Kap took a modest deal to make room for others and those others need to prove it on the field not by holding out damaging the team. I have nothing against Boone wanting to be paid right but I would have a problem if we got punked here. Boone should voice his displeasure and then hit the field with his teammates in the mandatory sessions so that he can be there for his teammates and help them prepare towards achieving the team goal of the Super Bowl. I am most certain health permitting Boone will get paid whether here or there in time but we don't need to reward players for holding out. Never! I prefer Kap's attitude. He said that no matter what his agent and the front office was doing "he was playing football"
Plus I like our situation. We have capable replacements being groomed to take over after 2015 and IF we can't pay Boone we are near certain to recoup a third round comp pick in 2017 after the third round comp pick we will get for Iupati. We would have turned an undrafted G into a stud starter AND a third round comp pick. Iupati will probably just be a casualty of the deal we give Crabtree or the other way around. Heck we might flip them all for third round comps but I hope not
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:12 AM ]
what a chump
"Boone is due to earn a paltry base salary of $2 million, along with a roster bonus of $200,000."

Paltry! There's a guy who needs to get out more.
i'll just pretend boone got hurt and won't be able to play until pre-season/regular season. b***h aint missing any game checks!
Cut him.... Can be replaced.
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Everybody is asking for a new contract all at the same time.
Boone signed this deal as a reserve and was overpaid. It was fine being overpaid but as soon as he starts a few games he starts to pout and takes his ball and goes home.
That fat f**k would be drinking his sorry ass to death in some s**thole dive if we hadn't taken a chance on him. f**k him and his "paltry" 2 million. These f**kface pro athletes and their disjointed sense of entitlement are f**king ridiculous.
As long as we don't play Snyder I'm happy.

Boone is awesome but he signed his deal, he has no leverage and as pointed out we cannot set a precedent that you hold out and we pay you. That way leads to salary cap chaos.

Boone should be thinking long term, he should shut up, watch Iupati go into FA and negotiate an increased salary based on being our most experience guard.