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That's a really long contract for a guy without much football experience. It's a gamble but I'd definitely bet on it paying off. Miles Austin is a hell of a player. I don't think he'll get a big head, I don't think he'll get lazy, I don't think he'll demand a trade or to get cut, and I don't think he's done getting better. Good signing. Pending new CBA agreements, they will probably be happy with his salary in 2,3,4 years.
They'll have a lot of money tied up in receivers in a few years..
Not really. Roy Williams will be gone and Dez will still be on his rookie contract for awhile. It's pretty hard to project Dez's next contract before he's played a game. If he's really good, they will still only overlap in years 5 and 6, and that's making a lot of assumptions such as Dez being good, not getting into trouble, not getting traded, etc. and Austin playing all 6 years.
LOL this pretty much seals VJax holding out this year.
Personally I would have wanted to see Miles do it 2 years in a row before giving out that kind of money, but based off of other moves Jerry has given this looks pretty shrewd.
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Originally posted by Job
On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.
So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!
Considering this is the team that basically gave up a draft for Roy Williams, this move looks absolutely genius.
Considering this is the team that acquired both a perennial Pro Bowl QB and a Pro Bowl WR without even using as much as a 7th round pick in the process, I would agree with you. That **** swings both ways.
Originally posted by 21ST
He was protecting his self
Originally posted by tjsunstein
From what? His leg?
Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck
That leg has had it out for him since day 1.
"We're the quiet guys, the guys before the storm. And then we hit you."
See Vincent Jackson. You could have been making this much if you hadn't gotten your 2nd DUI before the Steelers' playoff game, get pulled over and nearly arrested for driving on a suspended license, participated in all the offseason workouts, and signed your tender like Austin.
If he's really good, they will still only overlap in years 5 and 6, and that's making a lot of assumptions such as Dez being good, not getting into trouble, not getting traded, etc. and Austin playing all 6 years.
This of course assumes that he doesn't hold out like nearly every late 1st rookie does nowadays...