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49ersfan_87
02-25-2007, 12:44 AM
http://rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL&filter_teams=IND

NFL Network's Adam Shefter reports that Dwight Freeney is looking for a $30 million signing bonus and $9 million a year in salary.

That's only $3 million less than Peyton Manning got as a signing bonus. As ridiculous as the request is, Freeney might have an outside shot for it on the open market. It's not going to happen with the Colts though.

WMD
02-25-2007, 01:31 AM
Good god.

Windy
02-25-2007, 01:33 AM
wow.

yourfavestoner
02-25-2007, 01:35 AM
:shock: :shock: :shock:

Shiver
02-25-2007, 01:38 AM
If he made an impact in away games, as well as against the run, I wonder how much he would ask for?

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Dam8610
02-25-2007, 01:49 AM
If he made an impact in away games, as well as against the run, I wonder how much he would ask for?

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You mean like he did in the postseason when the scheme called for far more stunts and bull rushes from him? As intelligent as you usually are, I'm surprised how you seem to be unable to pick up on the fact that the scheme takes Freeney out of the play a lot of the time.

As far as what Freeney is asking for, he'll probably end up with something similar to what Richard Seymour got.

Shiver
02-25-2007, 02:16 AM
If he made an impact in away games, as well as against the run, I wonder how much he would ask for?

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You mean like he did in the postseason when the scheme called for far more stunts and bull rushes from him? As intelligent as you usually are, I'm surprised how you seem to be unable to pick up on the fact that the scheme takes Freeney out of the play a lot of the time.

As far as what Freeney is asking for, he'll probably end up with something similar to what Richard Seymour got.

He isn't an impact run defender, as he is no where near elite against the run. That is what I meant. He isn't horrible at it, per say. I wouldn't want to pay a player, who is predominantly a pass rusher, who doesn't make impact plays in away games. Only 7.5 of his sacks in the past three years, have come away from the RCA dome. Of those, several were indoors, on turf at that.

Dam8610
02-25-2007, 02:22 AM
He isn't an impact run defender, as he is no where near elite against the run.

That may be true, but that's because more often than not, he's running a loop route in the E gap. When his assignment actually calls for him to play an area in which he can be useful against the run, he's a pretty effective run defender.

PACKmanN
02-25-2007, 02:49 AM
good god and i thought KGB was the most overpayed pass rushing DE in the NFL.

Geo
02-25-2007, 03:58 AM
I like Freeney, but he can sooner sprout wings and fly than be paid 30 SB and 9 per. He and his agent should slap each other repeatedly until common sense prevails.

I'm all in favor of the Colts drafting a DE with their 1st round pick* in favor of dealing with this asininity.

Addict
02-25-2007, 07:57 AM
Jesus Christ that's a lot of money. I mean the guys good, but 9 million dollars a year?! They'd be better off putting franchise tags on the guy every year. My god.

NIN1984
02-25-2007, 08:33 AM
Wow, How can the Colts even give him all that money?

jetsfan3
02-25-2007, 09:14 AM
Wow, How can the Colts even give him all that money?

They wont.

EdReedUnstoppable
02-25-2007, 09:31 AM
The Colts should just keep franchising him!!

BigDawg819
02-25-2007, 09:41 AM
My impression of Bill Polian with his response:


"What are you ******* kidding me!!!!????!!!??? You do realize you're not Peyton right? Ok just checking, now sign the contract for 7 million per with a 20 million signing bonus and let me prepare for the draft."


That is all.............

princefielder28
02-25-2007, 09:42 AM
That's so much money!!! :shock:

Nitschke-Hawk
02-25-2007, 10:09 AM
I would pay him $900,000 for that display he had last season. This guy's acting like he's the best in the game. He's good but really a glorified Tampa 2 D End. It would be a mistake by him and a team that signed him because he has to live up the expectations of the contract. It would be similar to the A-Rod situation. He better have 20 plus sacks every year.

21ST
02-25-2007, 10:16 AM
I honestly dont see that happening from any team in the NFL

Turbeauxdog
02-25-2007, 10:59 AM
It's called negotiation. You ask for 30 m hoping to get 22 m.

Stash
02-25-2007, 06:46 PM
That is an insane amount of money for a DE

Shiver
02-25-2007, 06:49 PM
That is an insane amount of money for a DE

The only one I think is worth that is Julius Peppers. Maybe Mario Williams down the line, if he develops more consistency.

RaiderNation
02-25-2007, 06:51 PM
do u think he might be released now?

Geo
02-25-2007, 06:56 PM
Why would he be released? The Colts have franchise tagged him for 2007, they are willing to pay him the estimated amount for the upcoming season.

I wouldn't be surprised if they franchise tagged him again in 08 for a possible trade, ala the Jets and John Abraham, if both sides can't come to terms on an extension.

indyfan1985
02-25-2007, 10:07 PM
It's called negotiation. You ask for 30 m hoping to get 22 m.

He wont even get over 20 mil as a signing bonus. Polian will only go as high as maybe 6 or 7 mil per year with a 15 mil signing bonus. If he doesnt want that, we will gladly trade him for either a 1st or 2nd round pick.

indyfan1985
02-25-2007, 10:10 PM
Why would he be released? The Colts have franchise tagged him for 2007, they are willing to pay him the estimated amount for the upcoming season.

I wouldn't be surprised if they franchise tagged him again in 08 for a possible trade, ala the Jets and John Abraham, if both sides can't come to terms on an extension.

My thoughts exactly. I would be exstatic if they could keep him one more year and then trade him for a mid 1st rounder.

B-Dawk
02-25-2007, 10:21 PM
I don't know how much value he would get through a trade next year, considering this draft class' depth at de and next year's possible top end talent, not to mention that he will be asking for all that money.

Dam8610
02-25-2007, 10:42 PM
Jesus Christ that's a lot of money. I mean the guys good, but 9 million dollars a year?! They'd be better off putting franchise tags on the guy every year. My god.

No they wouldn't. Next year, Sanders and Clark are both up, so it'd be nice to be able to protect one of those two, plus Freeney would end up making more than Peyton Manning in 3 years if he was franchised every year. They'd be better off if they can get him to agree to a longer version of something similar to Richard Seymour's deal.

TCU
02-25-2007, 10:57 PM
he wont get that im sorry people are starting to figure freeney out, he has the tag right now but i dont see Indy giving him that, he will head for open waters but he wont get that type of money

Dam8610
02-25-2007, 11:06 PM
he wont get that im sorry people are starting to figure freeney out, he has the tag right now but i dont see Indy giving him that, he will head for open waters but he wont get that type of money

Or perhaps being the only player that needed to be accounted for on defense for most of the regular season and the fact that the Colts had 121 more running plays run against them in 2006 as opposed to 2005 combined to make his numbers fall off a bit.

Addict
02-26-2007, 04:01 AM
Or perhaps being the only player that needed to be accounted for on defense for most of the regular season and the fact that the Colts had 121 more running plays run against them in 2006 as opposed to 2005 combined to make his numbers fall off a bit.

Well, I don't agree with you completely, you're right about Freeney being one of the few bright spots in the Colts' defense, but there is also Bob Sanders, Cato June (although he's outta indy now) and Robert Mathis, all players who are dangerous. I'm not saying Freeney doesn't get a lot of attention, but I don't agree he's the only guy they need to take into account.

And yes, the Colts got a lot more run plays called against them, but you'd think that even then, a guy who's asking for 9 million bucks a year would at least get double-digit sacks every year, even when gameplanned against and even when there aren't a huge amount of pass plays called against his team.

Dam8610
02-26-2007, 04:31 AM
Well, I don't agree with you completely, you're right about Freeney being one of the few bright spots in the Colts' defense, but there is also Bob Sanders, Cato June (although he's outta indy now) and Robert Mathis, all players who are dangerous. I'm not saying Freeney doesn't get a lot of attention, but I don't agree he's the only guy they need to take into account.

And yes, the Colts got a lot more run plays called against them, but you'd think that even then, a guy who's asking for 9 million bucks a year would at least get double-digit sacks every year, even when gameplanned against and even when there aren't a huge amount of pass plays called against his team.

I'll give you Mathis, but Bob Sanders was "injured" and didn't play for most of the regular season, and Cato June played poorly for most of 06, especially against the run. Freeney was doubled and at times tripled on any play that wasn't a draw to his spot, and he had FAR less oppurtunities to get sacks as a result of having to defend 121 more (or approximately 2 games worth more) run plays. Even with his poor statistical performance last year, he still has the most sacks in the NFL since he entered the league.

Shiver
02-27-2007, 02:30 AM
Chris Kelsay made 13$ million in signing bonus. So maybe Freeney's demands aren't so absurd after all!

49ersfan_87
02-27-2007, 02:35 AM
Chris Kelsay made 13$ million in signing bonus. So maybe Freeney's demands aren't so absurd after all!


Dear god. Adalius is going to cost a fortune..

Shiver
02-27-2007, 02:41 AM
Dear god. Adalius is going to cost a fortune..

You guys have PLENTY to spare.

niel89
02-27-2007, 02:48 AM
Dear god. Adalius is going to cost a fortune..

at least you can get him

<~~~ sad ravens fan

Fooath
02-28-2007, 12:22 AM
There must be a premium on defensive ends who can consistently run themselves out of plays.