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Lions sign Stafford to 6yr deal... $41mil guaranteed!

Seriously? Good thing the current CBA is up after this year because that's fucking ridiculous. The guy has never even taken a snap. Howie Long made the comment last year when his son was drafted that his rookie contract was worth more than Howie made in his ENTIRE Hall of Fame career.

Secondly.... now there's officially no reason to watch the draft. I just catch the rest in the box scores. Way to go NFL.
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ya it's nuts the $ amount teams are paying for unproven rookies.. i will watch the first round though. i want to see who the Niners will take. hopefully a running back or a lineman
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Ugh.... I knew it was coming but I just don't get the Lions.
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Re: Lions sign Stafford to 6yr deal... $41mil guaranteed!

there definitely needs to be a rookie salary cap. Stafford's contract can balloon up to 78m if he plays 35% of snaps this year, 45% rest of the years and makes the probowl.

1st pick max of $15m for 3 years guaranteed plus incentives based contracts or something similar.
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there definitely needs to be a rookie salary cap. Stafford's contract can balloon up to 78m if he plays 35% of snaps this year, 45% rest of the years and makes the probowl.
That's just stupid right there. Making the ProBowl within the first three years or just over the entire 6yr contract? Making the ProBowl within the first three years for a NFL QB is quite rare and would be a great disqualifier for the team to hold onto that extra gravy.

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1st pick max of $15m for 3 years guaranteed plus incentives based contracts or something similar.
That's plenty IMO. I mean $5mil per year isn't exactly being paid like a popper compared to what he would be doing if he wasn't in the draft.
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Re: Lions sign Stafford to 6yr deal... $41mil guaranteed!

They need some kind of rookie salary scale similar to the one in the NBA. Brining in a new player for a HUGE contract is a smack in the face to vets. Play prove your self then collect your check. But at least they got the deal done unlike the Raiders when they drafted J Russell for some ungodly amount of money and he missed the first half of the season in holdout status.
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That's just stupid right there. Making the ProBowl within the first three years or just over the entire 6yr contract? Making the ProBowl within the first three years for a NFL QB is quite rare and would be a great disqualifier for the team to hold onto that extra gravy.
I'm not too sure of the specifics Jer. What I had read on the ESPN ticker.



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That's plenty IMO. I mean $5mil per year isn't exactly being paid like a popper compared to what he would be doing if he wasn't in the draft.
Agreed, half these guys in the league would be flipping burgers were it not for football.
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Re: Lions sign Stafford to 6yr deal... $41mil guaranteed!

Thats just absolutely f'ing ridiculous PERIOD!

Americans are losing their jobs and cant afford to take care of themselves and this mofo gets $41mil guranteed............ WTF
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its ok, he will prove useless just like every other lions player in history other than Roy williams (cowboys fan) and Barry Sanders.








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ya it's nuts the $ amount teams are paying for unproven rookies.. i will watch the first round though. i want to see who the Niners will take. hopefully a running back or a lineman

Not to hijack the thread but what do you feel about the niners taking Crabtree? Im glad we got a good WR but he better flipping perform.

I would have rathered seen the niners trade that pic away to arizona and try to get boldin
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its ok, he will prove useless just like every other lions player in history other than Roy williams (cowboys fan) and Barry Sanders.








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I actually hope he does good but 41million come on, just goes back to my point in the thread i started about #1 overall draft pick. Its all about money now and it sucks
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Him performing is not gonna be an issue, the only issue with Crabtree coming in whether or not he listens to Singletary and actually starts portraying himself as a good human being. If all goes how it should, Crabtree should end up to be a boldin-like reciever. Hes definitely gonna be a good one.
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I actually hope he does good but 41million come on, just goes back to my point in the thread i started about #1 overall draft pick. Its all about money now and it sucks

If you ask me, I could get more talent if I trade away the first pick. Give me a couple good established vetrans for a #1 anyday. Im not the type to gamble, plus I think that now days getting #1 is a penalty for sucking the year before.

In defense of the lions, they HAVE to do something dramatic to turn things around. Do i think that the qb situation is going to fix it, absolutely not.

That being said, Calvin Johnson is my FFB keeper...
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i can't wait until stafford flops. you can't do much as a qb without a line. i don't care how good he was in college, lions don't have a line so he better be good at running.
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If you ask me, I could get more talent if I trade away the first pick. Give me a couple good established vetrans for a #1 anyday. Im not the type to gamble, plus I think that now days getting #1 is a penalty for sucking the year before.

In defense of the lions, they HAVE to do something dramatic to turn things around. Do i think that the qb situation is going to fix it, absolutely not.

That being said, Calvin Johnson is my FFB keeper...
Good choice in keeping Johnson. Im actually looking into starting a Keeper league this yr.

Yeah Crabtree will be good as long as he does exactly what he's supposed to and not try to be a TO, Keyshown, OchoCinco etc etc
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i can't wait until stafford flops. you can't do much as a qb without a line. i don't care how good he was in college, lions don't have a line so he better be good at running.

Yepper i definitely agree about the O-Line
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