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millenium falcon

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  1. HA! this guy comes in here a member of the pipe fitters union and voices a biased opinion? atleast he knows something about all that stuff. i kinda feel like as an outsider looking in, i have no idea what the real issues are, and i dont care. i just want to see this thing resolved.
  2. yeah, ultimately they need to settle this, and start the F/A period and the draft and be able to sign UDFA's and bring everybody to rookie mini camp the second week of may like usual. none of our rookies will have a fighting chance if we dont get back on the regular off season schedule soon. the undrafted can forget about 2011. they need to keep the fans in mind above all and reach a resolution quickly. i dont want to reach the draft with this BS still draging on. if so the season is in jeopardy. an espn article said they were only 185 mil apart, not a billion.
  3. we said we wanted to try him on both sides and they put him at SLB. based on his ability to cover TE's and RB's that is where i hoped he would land. WLB's are easier to find. that is like RF in baseball terms.
  4. i had reservations about moore coming out, but our staff was on the money thank goodness. as for jerry, i have been saying he will break out in his 3rd year with a healthy 16 games.
  5. anybody dumping on spoon last year doesn't know what they are talking about. he was clearly the best option we had at SLB as a rookie with his head swimming. i cant wait to see what he does knowing what to expect.
  6. i'm already excited about weatherspoon at SLB and lofton at MLB. they are the LB i targeted for us that year and that rd in the draft. its WLB i'm worried about and i have targeted mason foster at #59 for that need in this years draft.
  7. i'm on the owners side as well. players salaries have doubled in the last decade and with it ticket prices have doubled as well. i'm glad the owners are finally addressing the fact that these guys are over compensated instead of perpetuating the problem by continually raising ticket prices in alignment with rising salaries. ticket prices cant or shouldn't go any higher. i hope they stick to their guns, and i dont care how long it takes. i dont see the players being able to out last the billionaire owners when bills start piling up. not every player is a multi millionaire, and the lower end players will fold WAY before the league. owners wont lose that much money if they are telling the truth, and besides that they will make something off replacement players as somebody is going to watch. the owners are finally thinking of the consumer instead of just raising prices to compensate for higher cost. i'm on their side, because they are on our side. the players are thinking of nobody but themselves. they aren't even thinking of other players. if they were all players would only be able to top out at 10 mil a year max. we are currently headed towards one player making 35% of the salary cap, team sport my a**.
  8. in the past when players refuse to play, they are replaced with replacement players. if they refuse the deal offered which according to our home page looks completely fair to me, they can sit at home. 2011 will suck with AFL talent, but the NFL will continue, and they will draft from the college ranks. the current players can pull a barry sanders and sit their way out of the small window they have in their prime of life to play football for millions of dollars, or they can meet the owners requests regardless of whether or not they open their books and play ball. if they dont want to play football for millions of dollars, somebody else will, what is so crazy about that? what makes no sense is getting hung up over roughly 1/10th of revenue. a crazy idea would be to suggest that the team owners with their stadiums, coaching staffs, and personnel departmensts are the replaceable ones, and that the players should show them and start a league of their own. its like so many have said already, the players are employees, and when they are gone, someone else will take their place. that cannot be said for the institution that is the NFL.
  9. with no draft or NFL football, i would easily cancel my cable and internet. save me lots of money. i may do it anyway.
  10. at 9 billion, they have increased the pie as far as it needs to go. they need to appreciate what they have and stop ticket inflation right where its at. if they cant live on what they have, they can try living on my salary.
  11. i dont care about the lock out. i'm glad the owners are taking a stand. they need to get ticket prices under control which means they needs to get salary increases under control. i fully expect there to be 16 games and 4 pre season games in 2011. i just want to see us win one for a change and i'm glad the owners are finally taking steps to make that happen. if they finally leveled out player wage increases and STILL increased ticket prices to line their own pockets, then yes, i would be done with NFL football. they have said the right thing in recent years claiming to be aware of the economy and marketing the sport to fans enduring tougher times. now its time to DO the right thing. they need to be very careful, because even if they are successful in their bout with the PA, they will subject themselves to the most detrimental consequences with increased ticket pricing in 2011.
  12. i love falcons football and it is the ONLY sport i watch with all the obscene salary increases in all sports. i already dont watch baseball or basketball anymore in large part because of their 20 and 25 million dollar contracts annually. also they are boring. still, football is not crack so if they think we are so addicted we will steal to watch and therefore pay them the rediculous amount of money they demand, they are in for a rude awakening.
  13. it would be pretty easy to network through facebook to set up a gentlemens agreement with fans across america to protest the ever increasing ticket prices instigated by the ever increasing player salaries. i would be more excited to see everyone keep their pimp hand strong and follow through than i would be to see the first game of the year which for us would be week two.
  14. make a poll thread asking this very question. i wonder how many would be willing to wait 7 more days to see the frist game? the best part would be nobody buying season tickets until week two. when i think about the first game of the 2010 season when EVERY player showed their ***** with their arrogant exhibition of "unity" to the owners before game one, i have no problem not going to or watching the first game of the year with EVERY SINGLE FAN WORLD WIDE, in our own exhibition to say, WE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EITHER ONE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the contracts need to be capped annually for EVERY player regardless of position at 10 mil, and the ticket prices need to plateau for quite a while league wide. that is OUR terms of agreement PERIOD.
  15. i keep seeing how EVERYBODY is making money. they ALL make money off of us. WE are not millionaires yet collectively we pay the salary of many millionaires. even the ones of us that tune in on sunday help pay their salaries. they make a lot of money off televised games on top of season tickets and merchandise. should wal-mart split their profit 50/50 with its employees? why should NFL owners who carry all of the burden of losing everything have to share so much of their profit with the players? if the players contracts were capped annually at 10 mil max and the owners paid their players close to the league salary cap, they could raise, lower, or hold ticket prices for the consumers according to the economy. i dont understand how ALL of these greedy idiots expect wage increases amid high unemployment rates, with more jobs being lost everyday, after all the homes that have been foreclosed on in the last few years for one of the toughest times americans have had in 20 years. these jerks have demanded their contracts hit the 5 mil mark in the 90's, the 10 mil mark in recent years and there is no sign of any of them coming back to earth with the realization that they will one day price themselves out of a job, and for me that time is now. i hope i never see the owners give these guys more than 10 million dollars a friggin year, that figure is rediculous enough as it is. they need to stop the bleeding now because many of us already cant afford to go watch these stupid ****ers play. they need to get a grip with reality and get a handle on the ever increasing annual salaries. that is the ONLY way the ticket prices will ever level out so that people can STILL afford to see the games from one year to the next. if my auto insurance increased $150.00 a year, i'd cancel it and take my business elsewhere. college players play for FREE!
  16. they need to stop contracts from exceeding 10 mil annually with a 10 mil a year max on ALL NFL contracts PERIOD!
  17. i know exactly how to split up that 9.3 billion in a way that can solve everything. neither one of them gets it, they need to lower ticket prices by 1 billion league wide for 2011 season.
  18. if i were the owners i would scrap the old league and the current players with it and start a new league the way they want it with this years draft class. if the players want their current contracts honored all they have to do is play. only future contracts are affected. todays star players will be replaced and forgotten in two years. we just want to see professional football. it should be affordable, in this economy particularly, to do so.
  19. hunter is ok but i prefer leshoure, williams, vereen, or powell in the first 4 rds. hunter seems to go down by 1st tackle too much and runs east and west too much.
  20. i like brooks reed, but only if he makes it to rd 4.
  21. i like owens, i hope 2011 is his breakout year. i still want to get a guy like buster skrine or marcus gilchrist in rd 4 to keep the cupboard stocked though. i guess we will see what franks can do in year two also. i'm afraid skrine is at worst a 3rd rder come draft day and maybe even rd 2. devin mccourty shot up into rd 1 last year and was perhaps the best CB in the draft.
  22. hopefully meier will prove to be a guy that finds soft spots in zones and consistantly catches the ball. he would be our #3 like GB has in jordy nelson. HD could be our #4 like james jones. white is better than their #1 jennings, but their #2 donald driver is better than jenkins in every way. the problem with jenkins is that he is not consistant catching the ball, he is not shifty to get open quickly, he does not get open deep, and he is not tough or physical in the middle. instead we have a straight linish WR, with no ability to get open underneath or deep, and no toughness or physicallity to work the middle that drops too many passes. in a nut shell, that is why we need a true #2 WR that can take turns with roddy terrorizing defenses and keeping them guessing. HD and meier are nice complementary WR's as a 3rd wide out depending on the situation. jenkins is good enough for now, but if we ever get an elite #2 WR jenkins needs to be traded or cut, not demoted.
  23. i think grimes is good for man coverage. our pass rush is the biggest reason we must play zone coverage. our front four is young at LDE and RDT so if they continue to progress, maybe we will have a formidable pass rush that allows for some man coverage in certain spots. i trust the coverage to hold up with robinson and grimes if we can get to the QB faster with our front 4 in 2011.
  24. what i like about cobb is his ability to catch a hot read and take it a long way like GB's greg jennings. he has more strength and balance than HD, and could improve our intermediate passing game which is what i think we need to take the next step.
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