Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
This isn't good news. Brown is probably going nuts about losing that money. He is obviously not happy about it, and it's going to weigh on his mind during the season. You want your players happy. You don't want them to think that you got one over on them.
If it is indeed a fact that Brown unwittingly lost out on his $2 million, would it not have been in good faith for the team to have at least called him and reminded him that he had this escalater clause in his contract?
I think that it shows poor class on the team's part to have remained silent and have not at least put him on notice. That's just cheap; they're supposed to be a family . . . a team. You don't build good team chemistry acting like that.
The team did nothing wrong. They can't be held responsible for reminding 90 guys of what they need to do in order to make money on their contracts. I'd love to see the team and Brown find a way to recoup some of that money. Maybe a savvy extension would work.