Originally posted by Hopper:
Eric branch spoke with a former agent that brought up the possibility it doesn't set a good precedence.
"Teams are always concerned about setting a precedent," Corry said. "And that would be their justification for not doing anything: 'We don't want to set the precedent that when someone doesn't adhere to their contract that we reward them.' … They could take the position of 'You know what? That's your fault. You should have shown up during the offseason."
I'll also add in it's ridiculous to blame the Niners. Not there responsibility to tell a player to show up for the offseason workout program considering it's voluntary.
I haven't seen anyone blame the 49ers for this. That would be pretty ridiculous.
I agree that the 49ers don't owe Brown anything. They are not obligated to do anything. But it would be nice to see the team take care of a guy entering his 7th year with the franchise. I'm not saying just hand him the $2 mil, but rather allow him the chance to re-coup some of it through incentives during the season (starts, INTs, playoff appearance, etc..). It could be a powerful message sent across the league, to let potential free agents know that the 49ers take care of their players.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Jul 26, 2013 at 2:43 AM ]