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Personally, I think it's all in good fun . . . I enjoy the back and forth . . . it's sort of like the argument guys on Monty Python . . .
It's beyond back and forth, it's every post he makes. It's like he thrives on conflict. Almost to the point of him posting lies just to get people to disagree. It's one giant troll job. If he really, truely believes 100% the things he posts then he really is an ignorant, tow the company line fan. When someone has to lie in order to try and validate his opinion, and can't admit to being wrong when proven so with factual documentation, and keeps his argument going despite being proven wrong, then there is no hope in getting into a good discussion with him.
I don't think you can take Rusty too seriously. Sometimes he makes valid points, sometimes he's just spouting crappola. But most of the time the substance of what he says isn't really the point . . . it's more like he's arguing just for the sake of arguing. If you're in the mood for that, no harm engaging him. If you're not, just ignore him. It's just like Monty Python . . .
I don't argue just to argue. Go look at the Alan Branch thread "Somethign the Board Overlooked" thread, for example.
Literally, 3 people, 2 of them the typical morons (RKrap and Mt Hurl) on economics and cap management completely ignored the reality of why the market is different in 2011 than what it is now, didn't read or want to understand why.
THey want to believe 2+2 = 5 and I am the problem when I know 2+2 = 4?
It's fine to disagree, but those two (with Pats Lifer pulling the up the rear), either don't get it, don't want to get it and enjoy being ignorant bufoons or are trolls, which we know RKrap and Mt Hurl effectively are. They just come in with "BB is a big meanie, Kraft is cheap, etc". Handwringing, sky is falling type commentary as a way to take the anti-BB media bait and spam the board, effectively ruining it for the fans.
These threads should end when any person comes in a makes a strong post. But, they don't.
It's a way for the person who appears to have not done their homework to deflect and spam their way out of it.
So in a free agency period where everyone has mounds a salary cap space, it's too rich to spend 3 million dollars on a quality defensive lineman? God you crack me up! We are not talking about the difference of paying a guy in 1985, 3 million, and a guy from today three million...we are talking about two years ago us paying 4 million for a washed up, ineffective, do nothing Shaun Ellis for 4 million and Buffalo paying 3 million for a guy in his prime. Sorry, but when the league salary cap space average is 9.9 million four weeks AFTER free agency began, spending 3 million on a quality, young defensive tackle is not too rich. What did they/could they of overpaid in terms of money? Five hundred grand? Nothing? Three million? No one knows, and what the hell does Buffalo care? They have cap space...lots.
Hey, how did the league salary cap average become so high when everyone was supposed to be in salary cap hell?
I am not even saying Ellis wasn't overpaid for what he brought. Go read that entire post of mine that you failed to read.
The reason why you didn't iss becuase it exposes your shortsighted take on this whole thing, meaning you lost.
As for us, in a loaded DT draft, and a bloated DT market currently, yes, 3 million is too much for Branch which is why Jax, NE and Minny let Buffalo take him.
Not hard to understand for those who are educated. In essence, we could afford to take on salary off the lockout due to our 2010 and 2011 GREAT overall draft yield, and because we didn''t overspend on an unknown market past 2010 and 2011. Plus, Ellis wanted a ring. BB overpaying him a bit didn't affect our budget, cap management or playing in the SB waiting for our stars like Brady at 20 million to put a FG on the board in the 4th qtr. lol
Branch took the most money he could get and then tried to sell the public a bag of dung by saying "the lure of playing with the two Williams and Dareus was too enticing".
Please. His QB is now Kolb or Tavaris Jackson Miami is in better position, with the Pats absolutely loaded in upcoming years. PLus, they have a cheap hack college coach who will be completely overwhelmed. They won't even sniff a wild card his whole time there.
By the way, since when did Alan Branch become someone you and RKArp like that much anyway? Very suspicious that you both all of a sudden love his play. Very suspicious. lol
Just like when you say Ellis didn't affect our budget on a two year 8 million dollar deal, Branch won't affect their budget one a one year, 3 million dollar deal.
Im not claiming to be a Branch fan - although his age, size, and quickness intrigues me - it's more about the fact that this is a move that can't hurt Buffalo and may of helped us as well. If we indeed were interested in him (like reports say) and signed him for the same contract, you'd be running around here telling everyone the warnings were out people!! But instead you run around saying how they overpaid. We pay our damn kicker more than that.