Usually when players play this hold out game in the off season they have a bad regular season. They are not focused with playing football. Also, there is greater chance of injury because they are not training properly. The FO should stand their ground.
I just hope whatever they do, they dont give him more than 8 or 9 mil. If they could get it done cheaper all for it, but if he wants more it's time to think about letting him get it elsewhere. 10 mil or more would be ridiculous. I'm suprised there isnt a legit number floating around about what he's asking for, because usually there is by now this has been a huge hush hush leave us in the dark kind of situation .
My sliding mock: (mid round pick)
1-Cyril Richardson G Baylor / CJ Mosely LB Bama
2-Shane Skov LB Stanford / Travis Swanson C Ark
3-Louchiez Purifoy CB Florida / Brandon Coleman WR Rutgers
4-Bryan Stork C Florida St / Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska
5-DeVonte Parker WR Louisville / Chris Watt G ND
6-Kareem Martin DE UNC / Jerome Smith RB Syracuse
People here talk like 1,000 yard receivers are a dime a dozen. Cruz may not have gotten 1,500 yards again but still manage 1,092 with 10 TDs. You wanna know how many receivers got 1,000 and 10 TDs? 8...
Around 10 or so. How many of those WR's played on good teams with good Qb's(all of them). Look i like cruz as much as the next guy but you can't break the bank on a WR. paying 10 mill for a slot guy isn't going to get it done. Especially with Jpp and Nick's contracts coming up. You have to be sure to lock those guys up. Nicks has made multiple WR's money and is more effective against #1 corners.
Honorable mentions. Crabtree, Mike Williams, and Jimmy Graham were all in that 950 yard mark and at least 8 Td's i didn't count them though.
Last edited by Giant303; 04-30-2013 at 07:35 PM.
thing is, say Cruz signs the contract at 8 million a season, how would they justify given Nicks next season any less than that? which creates further problems with the Cap situation and their free agents next year