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(PennLive)   Le'Veon Bell: "Hey Pittsburgh Steelers, I am serious here. I will retire if you franchise tag me again"   ( pennlive.com) divider line
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2018-02-03 09:28:04 AM  
Agrees to disagree.

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2018-02-03 09:43:59 AM  
I'm sick of this guy and his crappy point guard son.
 
2018-02-03 10:01:41 AM  
He's bluffing.
 
2018-02-03 10:33:41 AM  
It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.
 
2018-02-03 10:48:06 AM  

JerseyTim: I'm sick of this guy and his crappy point guard son.


Damn you. Shakes tiny fist.
 
2018-02-03 10:56:22 AM  

ChrisDe: He's bluffing.


And if he is not? Bye, Felicia.

The Steelers locker room has turned into AW central, which is a shame since with so much talent they should have at least 1 - 2 more Super Bowls to their name.
 
2018-02-03 11:00:21 AM  
Here's your retirement gift.


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2018-02-03 11:15:55 AM  
He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.
 
2018-02-03 11:21:51 AM  

lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.


It isn't like there is any considerations as to who you will work for other than money.

The guy is in a dispute with the ownership, a perfectly good reason to want to GTFO and not work for them.
 
2018-02-03 11:40:20 AM  

dywed88: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

It isn't like there is any considerations as to who you will work for other than money.

The guy is in a dispute with the ownership, a perfectly good reason to want to GTFO and not work for them.


He's in contract negotiations. That's not uncommon...
 
2018-02-03 12:09:57 PM  
"Would consider"

I'm considering retirement right now. Nope. Not happening.
 
2018-02-03 12:27:28 PM  
I don't think they should franchise him either. Get him to a multiyear deal at a lesser cap hit. Too many holes to plug to be eating up that space. If you can't agree then let him go.
 
2018-02-03 12:36:23 PM  

lindalouwho: dywed88: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

It isn't like there is any considerations as to who you will work for other than money.

The guy is in a dispute with the ownership, a perfectly good reason to want to GTFO and not work for them.

He's in contract negotiations. That's not uncommon...


Whether he is just negotiating or if he means it, the post I was responding to was being an asshole. If he has issues with the ownership he should be able to walk off and accept the consequences.
 
2018-02-03 12:37:27 PM  
I think the Steelers should use his hip-hop records as leverage against him.
 
2018-02-03 01:05:55 PM  

dywed88: lindalouwho: dywed88: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

It isn't like there is any considerations as to who you will work for other than money.

The guy is in a dispute with the ownership, a perfectly good reason to want to GTFO and not work for them.

He's in contract negotiations. That's not uncommon...

Whether he is just negotiating or if he means it, the post I was responding to was being an asshole. If he has issues with the ownership he should be able to walk off and accept the consequences.


. . .

A different opinion does not an asshole make. And, it's not like Bell expressed any other considerations, going by what he said isn't a crime.
Just sayin.
 
2018-02-03 02:16:09 PM  

lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.


The flip side, of course, is that he wants more than a one year deal because he's well aware his career could end on any given play.
 
2018-02-03 02:17:12 PM  

lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.


He could just choose to fumble every time he touches the ball, too
 
2018-02-03 02:35:17 PM  
I don't much like this kind of negotiating but I'll allow the guy is incredible. He's had to injuries that used to be career enders. His recovery powers are amazing. Still not a fan of breaking the bank for a rb though. Truth be told I think I'd franchise him and make one more run with rberger and brown.
 
2018-02-03 02:36:01 PM  

dywed88: lindalouwho: dywed88: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

It isn't like there is any considerations as to who you will work for other than money.

The guy is in a dispute with the ownership, a perfectly good reason to want to GTFO and not work for them.

He's in contract negotiations. That's not uncommon...

Whether he is just negotiating or if he means it, the post I was responding to was being an asshole. If he has issues with the ownership he should be able to walk off and accept the consequences.


Where in my post did you gather I felt he should be prohibited from leaving his employer and therefore forced to work?

Was it nowhere?  I bet that was it wasn't it.
 
2018-02-03 02:38:34 PM  

Slow To Return: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

The flip side, of course, is that he wants more than a one year deal because he's well aware his career could end on any given play.


The flip flip side of course is the Steelers may not want to be on the hook for many many years if his career can end in just one play.

Look I'm just saying there are worse predicaments in life than "risking it" for a year of $14 million salary. He already said he has enough to retire. That's just icing on the cake now.
 
2018-02-03 02:47:44 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I don't much like this kind of negotiating but I'll allow the guy is incredible. He's had to injuries that used to be career enders. His recovery powers are amazing. Still not a fan of breaking the bank for a rb though. Truth be told I think I'd franchise him and make one more run with rberger and brown.


This article exists because if they franchise him again, he just won't play for anyone. Franchising doesn't seem to be an option.
 
2018-02-03 04:41:40 PM  

End_Of_Line: ChrisDe: He's bluffing.

And if he is not? Bye, Felicia.

The Steelers locker room has turned into AW central, which is a shame since with so much talent they should have at least 1 - 2 more Super Bowls to their name.


Enough about the 1970s.
 
2018-02-03 04:42:03 PM  

lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.


I agree, but what the f*** is his problem?
 
2018-02-03 04:52:25 PM  

Slow To Return: lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.

He could just choose to fumble every time he touches the ball, too


With the stats he already has and that ego? Not likely.
 
2018-02-03 04:55:25 PM  

stir22: lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.

I agree, but what the f*** is his problem?


Young and dumb, frustrated (with himself, really) that that "time out" from smoking weed threw a wrench in his golden boy rise, ego.
And money. Money changes everything.
 
2018-02-03 04:57:19 PM  

stir22: lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.

I agree, but what the f*** is his problem?


He wants to be the highest-paid RB in the NFL for the next 5 years, and the Rooney family is disinclined to oblige him.
 
2018-02-03 05:09:39 PM  

lindalouwho: stir22: lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.

I agree, but what the f*** is his problem?

Young and dumb, frustrated (with himself, really) that that "time out" from smoking weed threw a wrench in his golden boy rise, ego.
And money. Money changes everything.


Thank you, Linda Lou Who... I knew you would have the goods and that they would be reliable, so... Who did you deciding to  root for tomorrow!?
 
2018-02-03 05:18:55 PM  

stir22: lindalouwho: stir22: lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.

I agree, but what the f*** is his problem?

Young and dumb, frustrated (with himself, really) that that "time out" from smoking weed threw a wrench in his golden boy rise, ego.
And money. Money changes everything.

Thank you, Linda Lou Who... I knew you would have the goods and that they would be reliable, so... Who did you deciding to  root for tomorrow!?


trepidation
Noun
- a feeling of agitation about something that may (will, my addiction) happen.

hate hate hate the Eagles.
If the Pats win they will tie the Steelers in Super Bowl wins.

I can't even.
 
2018-02-03 05:20:19 PM  
Omg autocorrect, addition is a word. Are you trying to tell me something, do you need rehabbed?
 
2018-02-03 05:55:30 PM  

ClavellBCMI: stir22: lindalouwho: He'll still be a Steeler this upcoming season. Book it, done.

I agree, but what the f*** is his problem?

He wants to be the highest-paid RB in the NFL for the next 5 years, and the Rooney family is disinclined to oblige him.


I see creative contract structuring on the horizon.
 
2018-02-03 08:46:47 PM  

Slow To Return: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

The flip side, of course, is that he wants more than a one year deal because he's well aware his career could end on any given play.


NFL contacts aren't guaranteed. Say he signs a four year, $40 million contract - which is very high for a running back - if he gets hurt in his first year, he's only seeing his signing bonus and first year, like $17 million. The franchise tag will guarantee him $14 million next year plus, it he DOESN'T get hurt, at least a 40% bump over that in the following year.
 
2018-02-03 08:48:18 PM  

you need help: JohnBigBootay: I don't much like this kind of negotiating but I'll allow the guy is incredible. He's had to injuries that used to be career enders. His recovery powers are amazing. Still not a fan of breaking the bank for a rb though. Truth be told I think I'd franchise him and make one more run with rberger and brown.

This article exists because if they franchise him again, he just won't play for anyone. Franchising doesn't seem to be an option.


That sounds like a win-win for the Steelers. Either they get him at a price they're willing to play our no one gets him.
 
2018-02-03 08:58:36 PM  
Saints will soon face similar problems with Alvin Kamara.
 
2018-02-03 09:29:28 PM  

you need help: JohnBigBootay: I don't much like this kind of negotiating but I'll allow the guy is incredible. He's had to injuries that used to be career enders. His recovery powers are amazing. Still not a fan of breaking the bank for a rb though. Truth be told I think I'd franchise him and make one more run with rberger and brown.

This article exists because if they franchise him again, he just won't play for anyone. Franchising doesn't seem to be an option.


Sure it does. I just don't believe him. They have him over a barrel and his only real leverage is to quit. If he does they sign another could backs with his money at a much lower number.
 
2018-02-03 11:13:13 PM  

meanmutton: Slow To Return: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

The flip side, of course, is that he wants more than a one year deal because he's well aware his career could end on any given play.

NFL contacts aren't guaranteed. Say he signs a four year, $40 million contract - which is very high for a running back - if he gets hurt in his first year, he's only seeing his signing bonus and first year, like $17 million. The franchise tag will guarantee him $14 million next year plus, it he DOESN'T get hurt, at least a 40% bump over that in the following year.


it is a shame he was forced into this career and never offered some other means of bettering himself and providing more options for employment...
 
2018-02-03 11:29:45 PM  

Hyjamon: meanmutton: Slow To Return: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

The flip side, of course, is that he wants more than a one year deal because he's well aware his career could end on any given play.

NFL contacts aren't guaranteed. Say he signs a four year, $40 million contract - which is very high for a running back - if he gets hurt in his first year, he's only seeing his signing bonus and first year, like $17 million. The franchise tag will guarantee him $14 million next year plus, it he DOESN'T get hurt, at least a 40% bump over that in the following year.

it is a shame he was forced into this career and never offered some other means of bettering himself and providing more options for employment...


It's really dumb that you could be the absolute best at your job, yet not recive the highest salary because of some sort of industry collusion.
 
2018-02-03 11:30:12 PM  
Nor even be allowed to shop your services to other companies.
 
2018-02-03 11:53:10 PM  

MNguy: Nor even be allowed to shop your services to other companies.


You mean willingly sign a contract that doesn't allow that.
 
2018-02-04 12:04:31 AM  

lindalouwho: MNguy: Nor even be allowed to shop your services to other companies.

You mean willingly sign a contract that doesn't allow that.


NFLPA =/ someone's individual contract.  I mean, you could argue that he knew what he what getting into, but it's fundamentally unfair.
 
2018-02-04 12:08:00 AM  

MNguy: lindalouwho: MNguy: Nor even be allowed to shop your services to other companies.

You mean willingly sign a contract that doesn't allow that.

NFLPA =/ someone's individual contract.  I mean, you could argue that he knew what he what getting into, but it's fundamentally unfair.


[repeat my comment here]
 
2018-02-04 12:21:12 AM  

lindalouwho: MNguy: lindalouwho: MNguy: Nor even be allowed to shop your services to other companies.

You mean willingly sign a contract that doesn't allow that.

NFLPA =/ someone's individual contract.  I mean, you could argue that he knew what he what getting into, but it's fundamentally unfair.

[repeat my comment here]


ok then.  say goodbye to Bell *shrug*
 
2018-02-04 01:06:37 AM  

MNguy: lindalouwho: MNguy: lindalouwho: MNguy: Nor even be allowed to shop your services to other companies.

You mean willingly sign a contract that doesn't allow that.

NFLPA =/ someone's individual contract.  I mean, you could argue that he knew what he what getting into, but it's fundamentally unfair.

[repeat my comment here]

ok then.  say goodbye to Bell *shrug*


Like I said before, he's not going anywhere.
If he winds up ever signing with another team, it'll be the same rules.
I don't begrudge him getting what he's worth, but also not enough time has passed for many in the NFL to trust that he won't screw up again. With that other unfair rule iykwimaittyd.
 
2018-02-04 02:07:29 AM  

MNguy: Hyjamon: meanmutton: Slow To Return: lennavan: It would be tragic if they only paid him the most in the NFL for RB's.  I'd probably retire if my employer only offered me that.

Poor guy.

The flip side, of course, is that he wants more than a one year deal because he's well aware his career could end on any given play.

NFL contacts aren't guaranteed. Say he signs a four year, $40 million contract - which is very high for a running back - if he gets hurt in his first year, he's only seeing his signing bonus and first year, like $17 million. The franchise tag will guarantee him $14 million next year plus, it he DOESN'T get hurt, at least a 40% bump over that in the following year.

it is a shame he was forced into this career and never offered some other means of bettering himself and providing more options for employment...

It's really dumb that you could be the absolute best at your job, yet not recive the highest salary because of some sort of industry collusion.


He would get the highest salary. For one year. Franchise tag was collectively bargained. There's nothing shady about it. We can biatch and moan about the relative unfairness of the system but I have a hard time getting too excited  when the person being 'penalized' is looking at an eight figure payday. Today's several lifetimes with of money for regular folk. He's way down my list of injustices that need correcting
 
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