Thanks for backing up my point that it is a team sport. Suggs' return did help Kruger by affecting the success of how the defense scheme attacked opposing teams up front. The proof is in both game results and Kruger's production. But of course Kruger had to be a beast to get it done.
And yes..Joe had tough times along with the rest of the offense, again proving that Joe is as good as the team that surrounds him. Even Suggs acknowledged that much of his success of a year ago had to do with Ngata on the line.
I would have no problem with the amount to pay Joe if the money was available but it isn't. So, My concerns is how much of the team may need to be dissolved to pay one person.
Imagine the fix the FO would be in if Carey Williams had signed his deal. Not a concern for the agent but it is a concern for the front office.
While the Agent only represents Joe in these negotiations the F/O must represent the entire team. Can you think of another reason no agreement has been agreed upon at this time?
how is the money not available? if that were the case he'd already be gone, there would be no negotiation.
no, your point has nothing to do with a team dynamic, youre trying to apply a double standard and say Joe doesnt deserve to get paid for his performance despite the fact that over the past 5 years he's been doing the most with the least. you dont get to color your evaluation of Kruger with the presence of other players and then turn around and act like Joe's rough patches are ALL on him and had nothing to do with the underpowered shaky receiver corps he inherited when he got drafted or the conservative play calling of his OC. The problem with attempting to link everybody's performance together is that the theory doesnt hold up when you replace Joe with say Blaine Gabbert, or Jamarcus Russell. Joe is as good as Joe is period. the fact that he needs capable WRs to finish the plays he makes doesnt make him any less talented a QB. In reality, many of Joe's more negative stats (not all) are more reflective on the receiver than him. Everytime a WR drops a ball that counts as an incomplete pass for Joe. Every time a receiver screws up a route and the defender doesnt, that counts as a pick against Joe. you cant dock Joe's pay because the receiver play is bad. Do you go to your boss at the end of the performance year and tell him to pay you less because all your peers werent performing as well as you? no. why not? because that doesnt make any sense.
see your problem is youre missing the entire point of the salary cap.
its DESIGNED to force talent-loaded teams to share the wealth; let go of talent to balance the competition. You're gonna have to get over it, we cant keep everybody, we never will...not if we continue to be consistently successful. That's why we pay a bunch of dudes in the Front Office to be REALLY REALLY good at finding new talent...because we'll always constantly need it.
the only teams that can afford to keep their entire roster intact year in and year out are the ones who dont even know how to spell playoffs.
Edited by riseNConquer81, 01 March 2013 - 05:59 PM.
Statute of limitations on all convos is one day. and its never personal, always football.