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SeanTaylorRIP
03-02-2007, 08:43 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2786149

Wow I am in shock. Dock was good and a borderline pro bowler last year but wow. He is still the most penalized lineman in the NFL and can't pull, but happy for him and his agent to pull that out. Just glad for once it isn't the skins throwing money like this although we are beggining. (sigh)

Contract 7 years 49 million. 23 million the first 3 years.18.5 million in guarantee's

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Thats more than the Browns paid for Eric Steinbach lol. What a joke.


Well actually it was acouple thousand dollars cheaper.

Smokey Joe
03-02-2007, 08:50 PM
wtf is going on!?!?!?!?!?!?

Number 10
03-02-2007, 08:51 PM
Holy crap re-signing Snee is going to blow.

Canadian_draft_fan
03-02-2007, 08:56 PM
I hope non-skins fans out there realize that not paying Dockery that type of money is just good sense. I figured he would get overpaid but $49M - sheer stupidity. Based on some of the signings today it is now apparent that the Skins aren't the only team that makes stupid FA overpayments.

myinnerself
03-02-2007, 09:04 PM
I guess the Chargers pretty much have no shot at re-signing Dielman considering what these guards are getting. Absurd dollar amounts, the NFL is all messed up right now with this larger salary cap.

Geo
03-02-2007, 09:08 PM
Hmm. The Washington Post previously reported that to be 23 mil over the first 5 years. (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2007/03/dock_hit_a_grand_slam.html)

3 years probably sounds more likely, although I'm not quite sure who to believe here: on one hand, there's some schlub from the Washington Post; on the other, there's an ass-kissing weasel who couldn't hold Jay Glazer's jock. Just have to wait for another source, I suppose.

etk
03-02-2007, 09:09 PM
Are you kidding me? This league is turning into the MLB. Jesus.

PACKmanN
03-02-2007, 09:44 PM
they might be moving him to OT.

SeanTaylorRIP
03-02-2007, 09:45 PM
they might be moving him to OT.

Even Worse LOL, good luck at RT, heard the same happening to Steinbach.

princefielder28
03-02-2007, 09:45 PM
This reminds me of baseball and the lack of free agent talent so teams panic and overpay, but he's still a quality player

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 09:45 PM
How did he get for the most part the same money Steinbach did?

DWhitner20
03-02-2007, 09:57 PM
they might be moving him to OT.

umm, no? where did you come up with that?

Vikes99ej
03-02-2007, 10:13 PM
Why did the Bills pay Dockery the same amount that we paided Steve Hutchinson? This confuses me. Is Dockery as good as Steve Hutchinson?

Staubach12
03-02-2007, 10:24 PM
wtf is going on!?!?!?!?!?!?

This is... wow.

Number 10
03-02-2007, 10:38 PM
Why did the Bills pay Dockery the same amount that we paided Steve Hutchinson? This confuses me. Is Dockery as good as Steve Hutchinson?


The cap went up.

myinnerself
03-02-2007, 10:48 PM
The cap went up.


Not enough for him to be signed to that contract. The million dollar question is why they paid him Hutch money, unbelievable.

swagger
03-02-2007, 11:55 PM
Steve Hutchinson, the best OG in football, is looking pretty good at 7 years $49 million. Just a year ago people were ripping the Vikes regarding how badly they overpaid.

Leon Sandcastle
03-03-2007, 12:09 AM
So there are reports that the contract is essentially 5 years for 23 Million.

rocco31fb
03-03-2007, 04:56 AM
EVery year teams will over pay at a position. Bills have a lot of room and have to pay guys that much. Why else would you play in Buffalo? The Bills money isn't worth the same as the Broncos or Chargers money (as examples). Once the Bills start winning, they can lower their price because the player will want to play for a contender.

21ST
03-03-2007, 08:56 AM
Damn, they paid an average guard that much damn money.....wow

omecool20
03-03-2007, 09:25 AM
He is way overrated for the kind of blings2 he is getting. The Skins were not going to offer that kind of money. I would say that his agent got him the money.

flave1969
03-03-2007, 11:48 AM
So there are reports that the contract is essentially 5 years for 23 Million.

No he has 18 million in guarantees spread over 7 years, they are not going to pay him just $5 million dollars in salary. It means that they will take a hit against the cap of around $23 million in essence they will have paid him something close to $30 plus million.

He just isnt that good. A good deal would have been 5 years 25 million with say 10.5 guaranteed that is his worth.

Dock is a decent straight ahead blocker, but he cannot pull to save his life. Also if you delay the blitz on him look out it is a sack.

I give him a B grade as a player, but if you compare him to say Randy Thomas our other guard he just doesn't stand the comparison.

BuffaloDraftGeek
03-03-2007, 01:12 PM
Not as bad as you guys make it sound. Bills have A LOT of cap room now, so they're frontloading the contract. He makes 23 of that 49 over the first 3 years. That means he makes only 26 million over the last four. Did they overpay? Yes, but so has everyone else. The cap went up, and so did price tags.

The Legend
03-03-2007, 01:13 PM
way way way to much

Ward
03-03-2007, 02:51 PM
Kudos to Derrick and his family, he's doing Garland and LCHS proud. Would have been nice if he came to Dallas, but it looks like Buffalo made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

RickNJ83
03-05-2007, 02:18 PM
Dockery got more money then Steinbach because Dockery is better. Steinbach can't run block but is excellent in pass blocking.

Dockery is a flat out mauler and is solid in pass protection. Seemed to be a consencious around the league that Dockery was a much better fit for most teams then Steinbach including Cleveland who signed Steinbach.

Buffalo now has arguably the best offensive line talent in the league. Putting it together is going to be the difficult part.

Man_Of_Steel
03-05-2007, 02:25 PM
worst deal they could have made with Dock. Just horrible.

art vandelay
03-05-2007, 08:11 PM
worst deal they could have made with Dock. Just horrible.

Haha, right...try to explain Leonard Davis' 49 million to me?

I'd like to hear why this is such a horrible deal.

rocco31fb
03-05-2007, 08:14 PM
WHo cares how much they paid him. They improved their team and still have money to spend. The cap keeps going up every year. Teams have the room to pay large contracts. At the end of the day, the Bills made their Oline a stronger unit.

SanFran
03-05-2007, 10:33 PM
Dockery mite be a okay signing but that Langston Walker signing,come'on now Buffalo ddint u guys see how bad that oakland O-Line was with him in there,he played soo bad and now he gets this big of a contract....well may he soldify bills darring need

wogitalia
03-06-2007, 08:25 AM
Im just trying to picture the agent for him.

He goes into discussions, throws a number that even he knows is unrealistic in the equation and the Bills just jump at it, sign it and fax it through. I dont know if I could have kept a straight face if I was the agent involved...