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(Pro Football Talk)   DeSean Jackson doesn't like the public backlash on his contract extension wishes, does what any other athlete or politician would do....blame the media   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 17
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2014-01-07 08:17:08 PM
The Philly media and fan base are pretty much a-holes.
 
2014-01-07 09:49:10 PM
Well...at least it's not cowboys overkill
 
2014-01-07 09:52:30 PM

bronyaur1: The Philly media and fan base are pretty much a-holes.


No. This man pouted and shiatcanned it the year he tried to hold out and the owner and GM didn't budge. He then signed a deal that gave him a significant raise. While he is a great player and a homerun deep threat on every play, and had a great year, I'd be paying Shady a raise before someone who has already acknowledged he phone it in when he didn't get what he wanted.

He signed a damn deal. Honor it.

I guarantee you if the roles were reversed and the team wanted to lower his pay he would be screaming to high heaven that they signed a deal and that they should honor it.
 
2014-01-07 09:59:01 PM

Dougie AXP: I guarantee you if the roles were reversed and the team wanted to lower his pay he would be screaming to high heaven that they signed a deal and that they should honor it.


There are no guaranteed contracts in the NFL.
 
2014-01-07 09:59:16 PM
The reporter asked a dumbassed question of Desean, relying upon Desean's well-established penchant for saying the dumbest things at the wrong time.  The reporter's tactics paid off.
 
2014-01-07 10:05:30 PM

Dougie AXP: I guarantee you if the roles were reversed and the team wanted to lower his pay he would be screaming to high heaven that they signed a deal and that they should honor it.


If the roles were reversed and he refused, they can cut him. Or trade him. It's not like players have any power whatsoever in the NFL.
 
2014-01-07 10:52:41 PM

Prey4reign: The reporter asked a dumbassed question of Desean, relying upon Desean's well-established penchant for saying the dumbest things at the wrong time.  The reporter's tactics paid off.


Yup. And he wasn't even really saying he wanted more money necessarily - he may just be happy with more of the current contract guaranteed in the near term. Which the Eagles might also be fine with - restructure the contract to lessen the upcoming cap hit by moving money around into a signing bonus, or reducing the 2014 number but making all of it and part of 2015 guaranteed. Howie Roseman so far seems to be less of a hard-line "take-it-or-leave-it" guy than Joe Banner was.
 
2014-01-07 11:09:00 PM
Well, we always hear about player contract disputes. But we rarely hear about the shady things the owners do for money. So yes, DeSean has a point, even if it doesn't help his cause at all.
 
2014-01-07 11:47:15 PM

UNC_Samurai: Well, we always hear about player contract disputes. But we rarely hear about the shady things the owners do for money. So yes, DeSean has a point, even if it doesn't help his cause at all.


That may indeed be true.

But, the article linked and the discussion at hand aren't about Lurie and his spending habits, are they? They're about Jackson whining about his contract money even AFTER the extension and raise and being being pissy about getting called to task for it.
 
2014-01-07 11:51:25 PM

xaks: But, the article linked and the discussion at hand aren't about Lurie and his spending habits, are they? They're about Jackson whining about his contract money even AFTER the extension and raise and being being pissy about getting called to task for it.


Is there a person alive who doesn't want more money? No? Then we could do without painting certain people as greedy when they say they'd like more.
 
2014-01-08 12:03:39 AM

Dougie AXP: No. This man pouted and shiatcanned it the year he tried to hold out and the owner and GM didn't budge. He then signed a deal that gave him a significant raise. While he is a great player and a homerun deep threat on every play, and had a great year, I'd be paying Shady a raise before someone who has already acknowledged he phone it in when he didn't get what he wanted.


Damn straight he took it easy that year, he didn't have a contract for next season, so why would he risk a long term injury for a team that didn't owe him a single dime in the future?
 
2014-01-08 12:33:46 AM

Komplex: Dougie AXP: No. This man pouted and shiatcanned it the year he tried to hold out and the owner and GM didn't budge. He then signed a deal that gave him a significant raise. While he is a great player and a homerun deep threat on every play, and had a great year, I'd be paying Shady a raise before someone who has already acknowledged he phone it in when he didn't get what he wanted.

Damn straight he took it easy that year, he didn't have a contract for next season, so why would he risk a long term injury for a team that didn't owe him a single dime in the future?


Cause he saw J.R. Smith blow $20M in a week of jackassery and didn't want to replicate it?
 
2014-01-08 12:42:42 AM
"holy shiat some guy wants more money but my life sucks so he shouldn't get more money!"

- The Argument
 
2014-01-08 01:16:36 AM
The NFLPA is a great Union, for the owner's interests.
 
2014-01-08 07:04:53 AM

falcon176: "holy shiat some guy wants more money but my life sucks so he shouldn't get more money!"

- The Argument


That wouldn't have been my argument. My argument is: you signed the contract. You and your agent hammered out details that you liked at the time and the organization accepted. If you wanted more gauranteed money, you should have fought for it before signing it. Granted, it's not likely in the NFL, but he may have found a team that would give him more money up front.

As was said earlier, he's a one trick pony. He's a fast, little dude who is only really a deep threat. He's not going to muscle anyone for position. He will never go over the middle. He won't out jump someone. I just think he should be quiet, play football, and blow his money on his entourage and rap career like Allen Iverson incarnate.
 
2014-01-08 08:49:04 AM

bronyaur1: The Philly media and fan base are pretty much a-holes.


Parrotting the national media like a champ.
 
2014-01-08 06:31:51 PM

Komplex: Dougie AXP: No. This man pouted and shiatcanned it the year he tried to hold out and the owner and GM didn't budge. He then signed a deal that gave him a significant raise. While he is a great player and a homerun deep threat on every play, and had a great year, I'd be paying Shady a raise before someone who has already acknowledged he phone it in when he didn't get what he wanted.

Damn straight he took it easy that year, he didn't have a contract for next season, so why would he risk a long term injury for a team that didn't owe him a single dime in the future?


Because he signed a god damn contract and despite that hissy fit the Eagles up and paid him but ONLY after he completed his contract. The Eagles owner doesn't renegotiate contracts. I can't remember many contract renegotiations under Lurie except for McNabb. And DJax is no McNabb
 
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