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    What the seahawks moves teach us

    With the hawks signing earl thomas to 10 mil a year and sherman to a soon to be 10-12 mil a year and RW3 to soon to be (at least) 18 mil a year thats $40 mil to 3 plays. Many of fans assume that's a huge problem. However, the seahawks realize that the salary cap is likely to break $150 mil in 2 years. resulting in an additional 17 million to sign their depth players. I think teams like the giants should look to lock up some young players now, so when the cap expands we'll have the young guys locked up at a below market rate which will allow us to sign other players. Had the hawks waited to do these extensions till all the contracts expired and the cap was at $150 they'd be paying earl thomas 12-14 mil a year, sherman 15 mil a year and RW3 23 mil year (at least). Point is the cap is going to create an additional 17 mil in space over 2 years...time to lock guys up so we can use that cash on oter players

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    Which young players are worth extending? Even JPP is a question mark at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip Empty View Post
    Which young players are worth extending? Even JPP is a question mark at this point.
    We're probably going to get tarred and feathered but I agree. When JPP is 100% healthy he is almost unstoppable but when he is injured he is just good. Figuring out a contract for JPP is going to be a nightmare and if he has a similar year in 2014 like he had in 2013, I could see him walking.

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    Hasnt taught anything new. Teams have to draft really well to have a small window to go for the ring with a squad of young hungry players but after that you have to decide who your core is and pay them. Then you hope to round out the depth and stay competitive for a few years

    The hawks knocked their recent drafts out of the park. Very difficult to do but if you can get one or two great drafts to form your core then you are up and running for a few years

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    Just wanted to chime in that Earl Thomas was my guy when he came out. Debated a ton on these boards about him.. I liked JPP to, but Earl Thomas was the guy I wanted most..

    There really isn't anyone we need to jump on and sign this yr. We hold a 5th yr option on Amukumura if we'd like to except it, which would have Prince in Blue till after the 2015 season. I just see no rush to sign extensions to anyone on the Giants off the top of my head? I'm sure Pugh will get one eventually but no rush..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsportzfan View Post
    Just wanted to chime in that Earl Thomas was my guy when he came out. Debated a ton on these boards about him.. I liked JPP to, but Earl Thomas was the guy I wanted most..

    There really isn't anyone we need to jump on and sign this yr. We hold a 5th yr option on Amukumura if we'd like to except it, which would have Prince in Blue till after the 2015 season. I just see no rush to sign extensions to anyone on the Giants off the top of my head? I'm sure Pugh will get one eventually but no rush..
    me too....I liked him more than Eric Berry and one of my buddies still debate who's better till this day

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    The comparison fails. Seahawks acheived greatness. Giants underacheived. More of our players need pay cuts rather than contract extensions.
    Do not feed the trolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercury View Post
    The comparison fails. Seahawks acheived greatness. Giants underacheived. More of our players need pay cuts rather than contract extensions.
    ehhhh... ok, no argument from me on that. You got a point. Maybe "Some" instead of "More"... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercury View Post
    The comparison fails. Seahawks acheived greatness. Giants underacheived. More of our players need pay cuts rather than contract extensions.
    This says it all for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmen43 View Post
    With the hawks signing earl thomas to 10 mil a year and sherman to a soon to be 10-12 mil a year and RW3 to soon to be (at least) 18 mil a year thats $40 mil to 3 plays. Many of fans assume that's a huge problem. However, the seahawks realize that the salary cap is likely to break $150 mil in 2 years. resulting in an additional 17 million to sign their depth players. I think teams like the giants should look to lock up some young players now, so when the cap expands we'll have the young guys locked up at a below market rate which will allow us to sign other players. Had the hawks waited to do these extensions till all the contracts expired and the cap was at $150 they'd be paying earl thomas 12-14 mil a year, sherman 15 mil a year and RW3 23 mil year (at least). Point is the cap is going to create an additional 17 mil in space over 2 years...time to lock guys up so we can use that cash on oter players
    There is nothing to learn here. Two dimensional thinking. No two situations are alike or even close and EVERY plan can get blown up by injuries. The Seahawks are last year's champions, NOT this year's champions. You'd do better to study how they got in SB position last year.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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