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  • #61
    Originally posted by puddycat View Post
    They treat all their high OL draft picks as cheap free agents. They expect that they can play early, and they only re-sign them if they are still cheap free agents.
    not trying to get in the way of a good rant here but you are aware that on several occasions Andrew Whitworth was given extensions here that made him one of the highest paid LT's in the game, right?

    not just that but they tried to make Zeitler one of the highest paid G's in the league last year only to be turned down.

    all a team can do is try to get these guys to extend before they hit FA...if the player doesn't want to do that however, the team is pretty much screwed because once a guy hits the open market he very rarely re-signs with his original team.

    anyone paid attention to what's been going on in GB? that team can't get anybody re-signed and they're losing guys left and right because of it.
    potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
    QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
    OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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    • #62
      Originally posted by spicoli View Post
      not trying to get in the way of a good rant here but you are aware that on several occasions Andrew Whitworth was given extensions here that made him one of the highest paid LT's in the game, right? ... not just that but they tried to make Zeitler one of the highest paid G's in the league last year only to be turned down.
      By highest paid you mean in the 6-10 range for LTs. Except last year when they drafted an LT and gave him a 1 yr. deal that made him the 13th highest paid. To keep him they offered a one year deal that would have made him the 14th highest paid. Sounds like a hometown discount and no security. Can't even find an offer made to Zeitler before the season.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by puddycat View Post
        By highest paid you mean in the 6-10 range for LTs. Except last year when they drafted an LT and gave him a 1 yr. deal that made him the 13th highest paid. To keep him they offered a one year deal that would have made him the 14th highest paid. .
        and this year they offered him $11mil on a one year deal to try and keep him, which is actually a pretty damn fair offer for a 35 year old player IMO.
        potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
        QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
        OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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        • #64
          I think the NFL has hurt itself by greatly lowering the salaries of these rookie contracts.

          I think a more solid initial contract would inspire loyalty and not so much desperation to search for the highest bidder. So what we have now are players who stick around for the initial crappy contract then skate as soon as the real money comes around. They rightfully are looking out for themselves, because the team hasn't given them a reason to be loyal.
          The Bengals have abused their fans so much over the years, they might as well hold an annual Punch Your Customers In the Face Day.

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          • #65
            honestly, we should just go the way of NE.....try to extend a guy early at a fair price for both sides and if he doesn't wanna take the deal, trade him.

            seems to be the only way a team can get any assurances really.
            potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
            QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
            OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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            • #66
              Originally posted by spicoli View Post
              honestly, we should just go the way of NE.....
              That looks and sounds funny. We all know that is what we should do, but old tree sloth Mikey can't work at that speed, his bald head would explode.
              Marvin Lewis - the Clapping Clown.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by spicoli View Post
                and this year they offered him $11mil on a one year deal to try and keep him, which is actually a pretty damn fair offer for a 35 year old player IMO.
                and the rams offered him a fairer deal for 2 + years to a player still holding up as a top LT . if you remember as his last contract was coming to the last year they didnt even want to talk extending him or a new contract. if Ced wouldnt have had such a poor year they wouldnt of offered him anything this year. not much loyalty from the front office gets you no hometown discount. they did the same with willie kept Andrews over him and he was gone in a year.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Stryker57 View Post
                  and the rams offered him a fairer deal for 2 + years to a player still holding up as a top LT . if you remember as his last contract was coming to the last year they didnt even want to talk extending him or a new contract. if Ced wouldnt have had such a poor year they wouldnt of offered him anything this year. not much loyalty from the front office gets you no hometown discount. they did the same with willie kept Andrews over him and he was gone in a year.

                  that really wasn't the point though, I simply responded to an opinion that the Bengals don't put value on the OL when clearly that's not the case since they consistently try to get these guys locked up before they hit FA....just because they didn't offer up the exact same deal LA did, doesn't in any way mean that they didn't value him.

                  and honestly, I'm not sure Whit would have taken the deal even if the Bengals did match....it really seems to me that he was just ready to see what else is out there.
                  potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
                  QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
                  OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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                  • #69
                    I can't believe anyone pays money to watch these clowns.
                    "The History of the National Football League proves that most games are won in the last two minutes of the first half or the second half." -- Vince Lombardi.

                    "You're either incredibly prepared, or incredibly physically talented."

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by BlazerBenner View Post
                      I can't believe anyone pays money to watch these clowns.
                      but they do.....consistently.

                      that is exactly the reason we have our MB.

                      lol
                      potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
                      QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
                      OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by spicoli View Post
                        but they do.....consistently.

                        that is exactly the reason we have our MB.

                        lol
                        Mikey rides the coattails of the other owners. They do all the heavy lifting. He just cashes in. And the fans suffer years and decades of malaise.
                        Marvin Lewis - the Clapping Clown.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by I_C_DeadPeople View Post
                          Mikey rides the coattails of the other owners. They do all the heavy lifting. He just cashes in. And the fans suffer years and decades of malaise.
                          Not sure I agree with this. I am no MB lover, but, have to give credit where credit do. He lead the way in the new Players's Union Contract.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by NCStripes View Post
                            Not sure I agree with this. I am no MB lover, but, have to give credit where credit do. He lead the way in the new Players's Union Contract.
                            He led the way that made him more money. The cap rollover provisions were brilliant - money in his pocket year after year. He is useful to the owners in those negotiations because never see the long term ramifications. But he does nothing from a franchise standpoint to add value to the league.
                            Marvin Lewis - the Clapping Clown.

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                            • #74
                              Bengals keep T.J. Johnson with two-year deal

                              http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...two-year-deal/

                              potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
                              QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
                              OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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                              • #75
                                That's a relief, really thought we were going to lose that guy..lol. Totally changed the Free Agency scorecard...
                                Marvin Lewis - the Clapping Clown.

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