Potomac Dynasty

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Will you accept this invitation to join the BOD for The Washington Redskins?

Yes
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No
0
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I'll have to run the numbers, and check with my legal team
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40%
 
Total votes: 10

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WillProsper
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Re: Moral Argument

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:30 am

It is done. I will sleep better tonight knowing that we have done our very best to take care of our guys, no matter the cost.

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Contract Negotiations

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:43 am

Granted that a "hold out" this early in the process isn't necessarily a disruption, but I still don't like it.

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This is not a "Star" player, although he did have solid performance last year. Still, he was getting a decent salary, and had 2 years left. My initial reaction was to leave him adrift, and get him on the trading block right away (The latter is still a possibility). However, when I met with his agent to feel out what he was asking for, it seemed to be more about long term security than actual dollars. In fact, by re-negotiating now, he would actually lose money next year.

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I don't like calling names, so I won't, but this agent doesn't seem to have the players best interest in mind. I wonder if he gets paid based on the total re-negotiated package..? I'm going to sit down with Mel, Marv, and Monte to get a better feel of the dynamic. If I get the slightest sense that Mel is going to be a distraction to this team, I will make an example of him right away. However, if he's just been riled up by an over-ambitious agent, then I'll leave it up to him.
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Re: Potomac Dynasty

Postby RevanFan » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:04 am

You really like those 7-year contracts, don't you? That might cause some issues when those seven years are up and every player hits free agency at once.
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Re: Potomac Dynasty

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:08 am

It's mostly about ecconomy. We can always re-negotiate and/or trade as they mature.
Also, I would expect a good deal of turnover in 7 years, right?
Or, do you think it's unethical to spread contracts long only to re-negotiate/trade a few years later?
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Re: Potomac Dynasty

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:57 pm

Do you think it lowers team moral if players are traded shortly after signing new contracts?
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Contract Negotiations

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:13 pm

I don't know what to make of Mel Kaufman. His moral is great, but he feels as though he is underpaid. He's still got two years left on his contract, and is scheduled to make nearly $6m combined. His agent is prepared to make a deal where Mel goes back to around $1m per year on the front of a 7 year stretch. But, the reality is that if he doesn't improve greatly, we would need to trade him before he reached any significant payoff. I am really surprised that he doesn't just enjoy the back end of his former contract for another year, and then look to renegotiate when he is in a stronger position...

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What are your thoughts?
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Contract Negotiations

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:23 pm

Eric Yarber was solid as a kick & punt returner. He has good speed and quickness, and holds the ball well for a receiver. He doesn't have the kind of hands yet we need on offense, and he seems to understand that. He seems happy enough to ride with only one year left.

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Contract Negotiations

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:28 pm

While he has a great name for a linebacker, and is a decent backup, Jeff doesn't have the kind of speed or pass coverage ability that Kiffin has described as his priority. There is not a big savings to restructuring the contract , so we'll probably let Jeff ride it out, and/or look to trade.

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Contract Negotiations

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:37 pm

We are glad to extend a long term offer to our starting QB, Jay Schroeder

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Contract Negotiations

Postby WillProsper » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:19 pm

Johnnie Poe was an excellent slot corner last year, and we are happy he has agreed to a long term contract.

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