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  2. He'd just leave and go to a team that welcomes him with open arms and love.
  3. G-Dawg: First off, I will say this. This is the 1,000 foot picture Florio is presenting and he seems to be unaware of the Julio/Arthur plane instagram video and how it is very close to being done - the new contract. So Florio doesn't seem to clued in on the actual negotiation as I believe most here already know this new contract is imminent. I do believe Florio's analysis of the merit of Julio's new deal has legs. Falcons have gotten the best of Julio and these next four years won't be as productive as the last 4. Maybe the next two years will be as productive but certainly not the next 4 yrs - and Julio already is under contract for the next two years. Let's say Julio has 1,400yds and 8TDs the next two years - which we would all agree is a very good year and "Julio-esque". If those years are followed up with 800-1,000yd seasons and 4-6TDs - then paying an average of 20mm/yr for those four years would be a gross overpay - don't think anyone would disagree. Granted, we haven't seen the drop-off yet but it will come - and it is much more likely than not that it will come in the next 4 years. I believe all parties know this - maybe Julio ain't there yet nor would you want him to be - but his agent certainly does. This next contract will be about more than just getting Julio to the top because of his level of play - the next contract will be a "You have been a great Falcon and we won't to celebrate you and we are OK with potentially overpaying you in a few years so you will be a lifetime Falcon." No one really cares too much NOW about giving Julio more money - however, in a few years, it could be more of a sore subject. There is nothing really in it for the Falcons to renegotiate Julio's deal. It is all about appeasing our stud franchise player. Will Falcons, Julio Jones do a deal? Posted by Mike Florio on July 18, 2019, 4:33 PM EDT Getty Images Grady Jarrett? Check. Deion Jones? Check. Other guy named Jones who is slightly more important to the team? No check yet. The Falcons have taken care of significant business this week, signing two key defensive players, but still no business has been done between the Falcons and one of their most significant players, receiver Julio Jones. He has been jostling for a big-money deal for more than a year, but he still hasn’t gotten one. In 2018, a holdout was avoided by an eleventh-hour Band-Aid along with a presumption that, come 2019, the situation would be addressed with a new, long-term contract. Training camp opens in three days, and Jones previously has said he won’t hold out. But he based that vow on the vow that was made to him by owner Arthur Blank. “Mr. Blank gave us his word. . . . That’s golden,” Jones said earlier this month. “[Blank’s] word is that it’s going to get done. . . . There’s no stress on my end. I’m not thinking about it.” He may be thinking about it plenty if the deal ultimately offered by the Falcons is less golden than Jones expects it to be. Indeed, it’s one thing to intend to sign a player to a contract; it’s another to commit to giving the player what we wants. And it remains unclear what Jones wants, other than: More. Jones seems to be sensitive to the fact that fans resent players who play hardball to get paid, even though players have no equity, experience limited careers, and endure all of the physical risks. Fans never get mad at teams for squeezing players, but fans hate it when players squeeze teams. Upside-down as that concept may be, Jones seems to be keenly aware of it, while nevertheless attempting to get what he deserves: More. For the Falcons, the challenge becomes paying Jones more but not so much more that they’re paying for more than what he currently can do. Teams don’t pay for past performance, but in this case that’s precisely what Jones may want — a correction to what has been a below-market deal in recent years, even if that means the Falcons will within the next year or two (or sooner) conclude that they’re paying more than they should be paying for a guy whose best days as a player may be behind him. For now, a holdout may end up being in front of him, if the Falcons don’t literally put in front of him the kind of more that will get Jones sign his name and move forward.
  4. Tyreek Hill Sammy Watkins Mecole Hardman Travis Kelce THATS a load at receiver. If any team can compare with the Falcons at receiver now its the Chiefs...
  5. No worries. We are all boneheads sometimes.
  6. Ok. Have a great day!
  7. And Rand rode on Stewart's coattails because he needed to show he's still a spending hawk after supporting a tax cut that ballooned the deficit. This is purely a show and it's at the expense of 9/11 first responders. It's not going to play well.
  8. So he didn't vote for it? My bad. I apologize for being wrong.
  9. Weigel could be a showcase too.....
  10. My glass is 3/4 full
  11. Rand Paul tries to control spending on every bill. The difference is that Jon Stewart doesnt go to congress and cry over every bill that Rand Paul tries to have spend money responsibly.
  12. Rand Paul is for lower taxes AND lower spending. Read Flip Flop's post about the tax cut.
  13. Played half of the @TB game at LG last year. Got whipped pretty bad by Vita and McCoy.
  14. If that were the case, then he wouldn't have supported a tax cut that has ballooned the deficit. All that's going on here is Rand Paul virtue signaling with a high profile bill saying, "Hey look, I still really care about spending, see?" But has no problem going along with other expansions of the deficit. It's hypocrisy of the worst kind.
  15. They could break his arm and get him back pretty early in the year.
  16. He's like the only guy in congress fighting to get the deficit under control.
  17. He forced the tax cut bill to include a provision that it be paid for in the budge. Republicans later passed a different amendment that removed the provision. Rand Paul is not the one who supports deficits. He may be the single biggest advocate for controlling deficits.
  18. That money is going to conservative causes, so it's okay.
  19. I'm opposed to most new spending. Stop thinking of the government as charity and you'll start to understand. Charity is charity, it's not the government's business.
  20. Rand Paul? No...wrong... He is opposed to deficits. Again you are lumping all Republicans together which is not correct.
  21. lol You dont kow much about Rand Paul do you?
  22. I think the criticism has more to do with him voting for massive tax cuts that ballooned the defecit. He didn't care then. If he thought tax cuts would increase revenue, he was wrong. If he was wrong he should be reevaluating his position instead of doubling down.
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