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In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
Steelers will not make the playoffs for the second season in a row and this will be one move why.
I'm loving it.
I dont understand this reply? Whats to love? Why thank BB? Missed on Lloyd, and paid him decent money. Havent drafted well/developed well enough WR's over the years. Made Sanders a "we kind of want you" offer...
IMO that is 3 mistakes made by Pats management...this situation should have been fixed LAST year when they had cap money.
"Missed on LLoyd"? How so?
They have plenty of cap money and many options. Amendola replaces Lloyd if they want, Hernandez into the slot, Edelman a back up across the roster, camp invites for two veterans in Jones and Jenkins, and BB is not done.
Pitt, meanwhile, just got the screws put to them because they couldn;t resign Wallace ahead of market and then they just overpaid on their budget by 1.3 million in 2013, to rent Sanders.
Yes, I like my GM to have leverage, not the other way around.
Wasn't it 700k, not 1.3M? Is this another exaggeration to prove your agenda?
Who says they are renting Sanders? They have the same option to extend him that BB would have and at least Big Ben isn't COMPLETELY starting over like TB. Isn't that what they wanted to prevent?
How do you know that Sanders wasn't using BB to stay with Pits at more money?
Don't see the leverage. Now they either have to draft a WR (scary thought) or settle for more dung heap. AWESOME!
Me stating facts and understanding situations is my "having an 'agenda'"? My "agenda" is to accruately analyze situations and be a fan.
YOURS is to have horrendous reading comprehension in a pair of Brady panties and/or be dumb.
Pitt is in a cap hell, which means with a flat cap through 2014, it's going to be very difficult for them to extend Sanders before he hits FA next year.
Sanders has the leverage. If Colbert had the leverage, you'd be correct. But, as usual, you're wrong.
He'll be 27 after 2013, entering his prime and you just saw what Mike Wallace and Jennings got in a thin WR market. They each were overpaid.
This means Sanders can play 1 year in Pitt and CHOOSE to become a FA, never signing any unattractive offer from Pitt to play past 2013 there.
So, yes, it's very likely they will be renting him for 1 year. His agent will tell him to have a strong 2013 and for them to test FA. Pitt's extension will not be better than the one BB had drawn up for Sanders.
Please learn the game, basic economics and markets before mouthing off.
Doesn't mean he won't sign with Pits or he would extend with the Pats. He obviously likes money and some team will over pay him if he's good. Pretty sure Pits can clear more cap next year. Can the Pats? Don't they have 24 FA's to replace or resign next year?