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Originally posted by random49er:
Why would you view an ongoing problem that deserves discussion as being "against the league"....?

The pay certain players are able to receive compared to other comparable players is HEAVILY lopsided in the NFL right now,...and has been for some time. There are different things that factor into these situations, but it's bad enough for the ones that are under contract or tagged for an extra year or two,....let alone the ones that are free agents and cant even get offered fair deals.

Sherman has always irked me with his mouth but I'd argue that it is his league to begin with. The players make the game,....it's their league. The owners are just revenue collectors and do next to nothing.

Players like him speak out because he wants to see improvements in his league,...even when he is no longer playing. He puts the blood, sweat, and tears into making football appear fun on tv,...so guys like him are really out there to help more than anything.

Notice how basketball payouts, contracts, et al. seem to be 30-40 years ahead of the way they do business with the players. The treatment of the players in the NFL compared to the revenue collected is downright archaic, IMO. Look at a few of the major threads on this forum right now,...whether we're discussing Jamal Adams, George Kittle, Trent Williams, and now Cam,...the same theme that recurs is evident: Players that would normally deserve alot more are signed up to get alot less with little-to-no recourse,...especially in comparison to other players.

Keeping players like Kittle around shouldnt destroy a team's salary cap the way it is currently slated to do,....which falsely redirects the guilt towards "greedy" players. There is no luxury tax and the hard cap's ceiling is set every year for 1 reason, and that's to grossly underpay players.

The players that shut up, take their money, and go are the ones that are really against the league vs. the types like Sherman.

Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
His insinuations about Cam's deal. I dint think there is anything nefarious at play here. He's broken down and has had major injuries

I'd be right on this train until I look at the salaries of a # of backup-worthy QBs,...even ones on relatively-new contracts.

The cap is set in the CBA to be a certain % of revenue, not to hold down value. That number is right around 50% which seems reasonable. You open a business to make money and that's what owners are doing. They take the risk, pay the vendors, etc. People seem to think that players hold all the leverage but it's no different then any other job where someone else is always willing to do it and the fact is your skillset is only valuable at doing this one thing. None of these dudes are making that money in any other career option.

They negotiated and agreed because they need the money. Complaining about it now is stupid with the average person incapable of even imagining making the league minimum, let alone the $100 mil Newton has made in his career. Every time any of them complain about money, players or owners, I move a step closer to not watching anymore.
[ Edited by RedGoldSquatch on Jun 29, 2020 at 4:17 PM ]
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Spoiled athletes. Still love Sherm though.
Cam signed with NE. Look how much they paid Hoyer. Granted Cam's better but point is you go there you play at a discount. Hell even Tom played a discount compared to other great qb's.
Yea i agree with Sherm
Nobody who gets paid in millions is "underpaid". Stop that nonsense.
Is there anything Sherman does not b***h about? Just shut up and play football
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Originally posted by Cutitoff:
Is there anything Sherman does not b***h about? Just shut up and play football

non-PI calls. that's about it.
Originally posted by mayo49:
Cam has been a broken down player - for anyone to complain that he's not getting his, is just being ridiculous.
Didn't he get a $7.5 million dollar contract for the Pats? How in the world is that cheap fer one year! Wut da hut da?!?
[ Edited by Bali-Niner on Jun 30, 2020 at 5:38 AM ]
Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
Didn't he get a $7.5 million dollar contract for the Pats? How in the world is that cheap fer one year! Wut da hut da?!?


The minimum guarantee is $1.05 million everything else is incentive based.
anyone else think we re-sign sherm for another year? if he leaves next year we are f**ked in the secondary

Originally posted by northoakland510:
Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
Didn't he get a $7.5 million dollar contract for the Pats? How in the world is that cheap fer one year! Wut da hut da?!?


The minimum guarantee is $1.05 million everything else is incentive based.

I think Cam is gonna light it up in new england. They bout to have another 12 win season he has harry, edelman, and sanu with james white to catch the dump offs. I kno the bills and jets are hella mad lol. I bey sherman picks cam off week 7 though.
Originally posted by SanFranFanfrmVa:
Originally posted by DRCHOWDER:
Dang it now we're getting Social Justice Sherman ....

Love Sherman as a player but hate his mouth. Only hurts the 49ers and mark it down it will cost the 49ers calls. The NFL does not want mouthpieces against the league holding the trophy at the end of the season.

Does Jed putting up the BLM flag counteract Sherman's mouth?
Richard Sherman is one of my favorite players even when he was on the Seahawks, and part of it is cause he's so outspoken. I'm really disappointed though that he hasn't come out and said anything about the Anti-Semitic Desean Jackson tweets, like he did Drew Brees.
Sherman is a guy that I hope (will get involved in the NFL office and ultimately become NFL Commissioner, even though it's totally unrealistic. Probably the best hope to bringing back a game with a nice balance of safety and good hitting, as well as not an imbalance of rules favoring offenses.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
anyone else think we re-sign sherm for another year? if he leaves next year we are f**ked in the secondary

Big question. I'm not sure how much he'll have left in the tank at a high level after this season. Secondary is a big questionmark
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