Re: Kraft Cost Us Mankins.
posted at 9/12/2010 11:01 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Kraft Cost Us Mankins.
[QUOTE]I'm going to say this one last time for those that don't get it.......... Mankins is under contract to play football this season. He didn't keep up his end of the contract by not showing up for camp. He violated the terms of his contract. Mankins was going to get his money......all he had to do was follow his end of the deal.....he didn't, and now that is Kraft's fault? How do you think contracts in all sports, especially football, get out of control? Partly due to these morons who sit out while they are under contract. You think if the NFL penalized you for 2 years with a suspension if you sat out on a contract this would happen? No, players would play per the terms on their contract. Brady came to camp. Brady worked hard. Brady got a new deal. If you are that good of a player like Brady, which Mankins is at his position, you will get your money. Be a spoiled, whinny, cry baby like Mankins isn't the way to do it. Blaming Bob Kraft is wrong. Mankins needs to grow up and be a man, especially when he was offered a mega deal.
Posted by 4Adam13[/QUOTE]
MANKINS IS NOT UNDER CONTRACT.
He did not sign his tender. For him to execute his FA status in 2011, he must sign it by week 10. But, right now, he is not under contract, so he doesn't get fined for holding out.
I agree that Kraft is not at fault here because Mankins was not lied to and Kraft did not take the situation public. Mankins did.
This is why he absolutely has to apologize in public or just issue a statement vis his agent.
This is one of the strangest individuals I have ever seen come through the NFL. He really is.
He acts like he was in need of a deal to blow past Jahri Evans, so he explosed and claimes he was lied to, and then we learn he was offered 7 mil per over 5 seasons, which is a great deal.
The 20% less aspect is apparently what made him mad.
But, wait! It was the fact NE waited even though Brady was not signed yet.
And now, finally, he smartens up and apologizes to Kraft, and then is offended for being asked to publicly clear the air so he can professionally retract his slander towards Kraft????
This guy is one of the weirdest people in the NFL right now. Just a total bizarre individual.
His agent is horrendous.