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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Good for him if he is going to go do what he wants to. Sometimes its not all about the money.



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    Good for him if he is going to go do what he wants to. Sometimes its not all about the money.
    I just found it interesting that nobody with the 49ers had any clue what was going on. None of his fellow players, the coaches, front office people had any idea just how strong his religious beliefs and sense of purpose was? Did they spend any time at all with the kid? WTF?



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    I just found it interesting that nobody with the 49ers had any clue what was going on. None of his fellow players, the coaches, front office people had any idea just how strong his religious beliefs and sense of purpose was? Did they spend any time at all with the kid? WTF?
    maybe he just realized football isnt something he wanted to do anymore? i mean, u dont know if he really wasnt close to anyone on the team, to him it was probably just business



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    That's what I would do. Make some big money, then quit and enjoy the rest of your life. If I was Sam Bradford, this would be my last season of football ever.



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    thats whats stupid about "guaranteed money"

    bradford- or whoever- doesn't have to be worth a ****, or even play a down, but they get paid.

    See: jamarcus



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    thats whats stupid about "guaranteed money"

    bradford- or whoever- doesn't have to be worth a ****, or even play a down, but they get paid.

    See: jamarcus


    they spent their entire lives and a lot of dedication to get that, if people had that much passion on doing something they would be making millions as well



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    i think you misunderstood. i totally agree with athletes making big bucks. It just shouldn't be guaranteed. It should be based on salary. Sign a contract worth 8 million per year for 10 years. If they play- they get that money.

    Give them incentives too, like yards, TDs and super bowls

    (better example: ricky williams)



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    i think you misunderstood. i totally agree with athletes making big bucks. It just shouldn't be guaranteed. It should be based on salary. Sign a contract worth 8 million per year for 10 years. If they play- they get that money.

    Give them incentives too, like yards, TDs and super bowls

    (better example: ricky williams)
    Hey, it's all what the market will bear. Don't accost the guy making the money, accost the guy offering it. Plus, who's to say in year 3 a player blows out a knee taking him out of the game he's worked his entire life to perfect? I say he deserves the guaranteed money.



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    I don't mind what Coffee is doing. His heart isn't in it anymore and that's fine. I hope he does well in whatever he goes into.

    As for the 49er's depth at RB, I'm definitely concerned. Frank Gore has a long string of injuries and I think it's only a matter of time before he starts to break down. Plus, he's nearing the age of death for an RB (30), so not having a strong #2 is going to hurt, especially since Singletary wants to play smashmouth, ball possession offense.


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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    I don't mind what Coffee is doing. His heart isn't in it anymore and that's fine. I hope he does well in whatever he goes into.

    As for the 49er's depth at RB, I'm definitely concerned. Frank Gore has a long string of injuries and I think it's only a matter of time before he starts to break down. Plus, he's nearing the age of death for an RB (30), so not having a strong #2 is going to hurt, especially since Singletary wants to play smashmouth, ball possession offense.
    If I were a niners fan, I'd be disappointed, but also excited about the prospect of Anthony Dixon getting more playing time. The guy is a beast. I think he's almost 240lbs, and will fit in very nicely in a smashmouth system.


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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Guaranteed money needs to go away. Its killing the NFL. You get guys like this one and Jamarcus who get their huge payday and then mail it in. The NFL teams are only doing these huge signing bonuses and guaranteed money because they have to so they can compete with each other. They can't all collude and say they're not going to do any of that anymore, the Player's Association wouldn't stand for it.

    NFL teams are paying these players for what they're going to do for THEIR TEAMS. Not for what they have done leading up to that point.



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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Guaranteed money needs to go away. Its killing the NFL. You get guys like this one and Jamarcus who get their huge payday and then mail it in. The NFL teams are only doing these huge signing bonuses and guaranteed money because they have to so they can compete with each other. They can't all collude and say they're not going to do any of that anymore, the Player's Association wouldn't stand for it.

    NFL teams are paying these players for what they're going to do for THEIR TEAMS. Not for what they have done leading up to that point.
    The guaranteed money in Glen Coffee's contract was less than a million dollars. he was a 3rd round pick. The guaranteed money argument is valid in some cases, but not in this one. He didn't get some huge payday and then mail it in.


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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    If I were a niners fan, I'd be disappointed, but also excited about the prospect of Anthony Dixon getting more playing time. The guy is a beast. I think he's almost 240lbs, and will fit in very nicely in a smashmouth system.
    Yeah, I like what type of potential Dixon has, but I liked what I saw from Coffee last year and I was fully expecting him to work into a bigger role this year and spell Gore even more so.

    The Niners drafted two offensive lineman in the first round, and both could start. Based on everything I'm reading, the OL has improved and is nasty and physical in the run game.

    I did a fantasy draft the other day and I was telling guys that Coffee would be a nice guy to draft and put on your bench as insurance strictly because I thought he would have a nice year and the improved OL.


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    Re: 23 yr old 2nd year NFL player retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    Yeah, I like what type of potential Dixon has, but I liked what I saw from Coffee last year and I was fully expecting him to work into a bigger role this year and spell Gore even more so.

    The Niners drafted two offensive lineman in the first round, and both could start. Based on everything I'm reading, the OL has improved and is nasty and physical in the run game.

    I did a fantasy draft the other day and I was telling guys that Coffee would be a nice guy to draft and put on your bench as insurance strictly because I thought he would have a nice year and the improved OL.
    IMO, the niners had a heck of a draft. That OL is going to be very good by the end of the year. Coffee certainly added some depth at the running back position, but the cupboard is definitely not bare.


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