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  1. You did enough detailed film breakdowns on JN to show no shortage of open targets, by play design, and the genius QB never saw them because he had such tunnel vision for Marshall, stared down open receivers into covered ones, or just made poor throws that even our talented receivers couldn't overcome. Just an atrocious QB.
  2. Whoa, I have been told you can't sign players early. They never want to do it, except in rare situations, and besides the smart move is to wait until the last possible moment so we can then pay double-triple the amount. Spoiler: we're going to extend Wesley Johnson at $7-8m/year next year, right before he becomes a UFA in 2018. A year later we'll do the same and last-minute extend Enunwa and Carpenter at $12m per apiece. Year after that it'll be Leo at $24m/yr.
  3. A "Healthy Claiborne" is like Bigfoot, the Yeti, or a unicorn. I don't know that it's so clear they should have kept either one (Harris in particular, and even more so given the HC's fetish with putting every rostered veteran on the field). I could make a far better argument for keeping Decker, since he's only 30 and is a full time starter, but there are multiple good reasons to have let him go. Put it this way: Miami could have picked up either Harris or Decker for pretty cheap if they really felt either were upgrades.
  4. It's a de facto admission he has been lashing out because he's too invested in his belief system that if Mike Maccagnan is doing (or not doing) something it is, by definition, the correct thing. Because a stupid NFL team owner hired him as the GM, after a career as a scout, it automatically means said GM is all-wise and knows what he's doing in the handling of veteran players and all affairs of championship team building. Therefore if Maccagnan didn't extend a single player in 3 out of 3 years before the rookie contract is expired, then it means it could have not be done, and he has to make up nonsensical reasons to rationalize these myopic end results. Medieval religious zealots were more open to reason.
  5. MetLife is a gorgeous stadium that looks nothing like a central air conditioning unit.
  6. Holy crap. I counted definitely 3, and maybe 4 players. - They run a more mainstream-looking 4-3 so their DEs are built more like typical edge rushers than our athletic DTs playing end. Sure we've got 3 very talented ones, but would any make Suh 2nd-string? Maybe soon, since he turned 30 earlier this year, but not now. Figure 1 would be on the field as an atypical DE just because, and probably 2 of them would be out there on obvious running downs, but definitely never all 3 of ours. Say Leo plus sometimes one of either Mo or Sheldon. - Then there's James Carpenter over...I guess Steen is penciled in as their LG. No-brainer. - Jamal Adams would start over Nate Allen. That's pretty much it -- holy depressing. Thanks a lot, dick.
  7. So let's see the "proof" that retained WRs are usually extended after the team no longer controls their future. You suggested it was 25%, when it appears it's not even 10%, and even that requires special circumstances that don't exist with Enunwa.
  8. We'd have to primarily focus on players who weren't already established 1st round pick stars (AJ Green, Julio Jones, etc.), as they have obvious leverage that lesser players (like Enunwa) simply don't have. Also, remove players that they let go to FA to sign with with other teams, since it's hard to say which ones the team simply let go for their own reasons. Active WRs extended before they reached free agency: Jordy Nelson (already mentioned earlier; extended with 1.5 yrs left on his rookie contract) Rob Gronkowski (already mentioned earlier; extended with 2 yrs left on his rookie contract) Antonio Brown (already mentioned earlier; extended at first possible eligibility after 3 seasons) Allen Hurns. UDFA in 2014. Was due to become a RFA in 2017; extended in June of 2016. Of note, in his 2nd NFL season Hurns was coming off a 1000-yd, 10-TD season in 14 starts in 2015, so he had more leverage than Enunwa has today. T.Y. Hilton. Drafted in 2012. Due to become a RFA in 2016. Indy renegotiated/extended him in 2015. Had far more leverage than Enunwa. Doug Baldwin drafted in 2011. Was an tagged as an RFA in 2014 (still a year away from becoming a UFA). Three weeks after getting tagged he was signed to a 3-year extension through 2017. Then once again, before playing out his final contract year, Seattle extended him in June of 2016. Adam Thielan. 2nd round RFA tagged in 2017. 11 days later he signed 4 year $20m extension before playing out the year. Julio Jones. About to play under 5th year option (a 1st round pick's equivalent of an RFA tag), and signed a 5 year extension before the season began. Tavon Austin. About to play under 5th year option, and signed a 4 year extension before the season. Larry Fitzgerald. Was a while back, but rookie contract was set to expire in 2009. Signed 4 yr extension in 2008 with 2 years left on his rookie deal. Active WRs franchise tagged before signing extension: (I can't remember anyone surrendering 2 first rounders for a franchise-tagged WR since Joey Galloway). Demaryius Thomas (signed extension while under the tag, before that last season began) Dez Bryant (signed extension while under the tag, before that last season began) DeSean Jackson (signed extension while under the tag, before that last season began) Still up in the air: Mike Evans (currently playing under his 4th year. TB has already exercised his 5th year option for 2018. Has far more leverage than Enunwa). Went the other way, and were retained by their original team after testing the FA waters, or after playing their last game under team control, like we did with Winters: (this list is extremely short) Randall Cobb (but he missed most of his 3rd season, so his value was at its lowest, after a 1263 yd / 15 TD season the prior year. He was also only 1 year away from becoming a UFA where Enunwa is 2 years away. Also his QB was Aaron Rodgers. So, for those 3 reasons, he had far less incentive than Enunwa to sign an extension early. I'm starting to sense a pattern here. Basically name any WR worth a damn and there seems to be more than a 90% chance that the player was either extended while still under team control, or the team outright lost him to free agency for any number of reasons (not the least of which being the team was already significantly invested in one or more other WRs, and didn't need the WR they lost). The only exception I found had a special circumstance (namely, he missed 75% of the prior season and had Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball in a contract year). But we should ignore history that shows teams retaining their drafted WRs typically do so only after outbidding everyone else in free agency, even though it flies in the face of history, because this is how BIG MACC!!! operates.
  9. lol it's amazing if you actually believe this
  10. Don't bother. I gave examples of 3 of the most productive receivers of the past 5+ years taking less money in order to cash in early but it still means nothing. I could provide a dozen more and it'd still mean nothing lol.
  11. Even an NFL agent wouldn't be able to answer, as he'd have to be in on every offer made to every player on every team to quantify to accurately reply to this stupid question. If I see some of the game's elite receivers getting locked up in this fashion it can't be the rarity you suggest. It's more rare to have an elite receiver in the first place than to get one locked up before he's finished his final contract year. But I do remember looking up when we signed Winters late, 2/3 of the veterans at his position (those who stayed with their prior team) were locked up before their contracts expired, or before the final game of their final contract year, like Winters. The way Maccagnan does it - waiting until a player gets his dollars up and has loads of options - is in the minority of cases, and it's freaking stupid because he's in way over his head and as a result is legitimately terrible at this.
  12. My issue is that to keep playing that game, as we have, eventually robs the team of the ability to add 1-2 other starters or risks losing the player altogether. A year from now Enunwa's personal risk will be far less and he'll have a little bit of play money in his pocket.
  13. Left to your devices - and Maccagnan's, for that matter - Pittsburgh would have spent the last 5 years paying Antonio Brown $13m/year instead of $8m. The guy has no money. He's made no money. He's about to make no money. His next paycheck, after a full summer of sweating like a pig on & off the practice field every day, is in September and it'll be for $38,000 before taxes and agent fees are taken out. He had a whopping 850 yards in a breakout season. He has no obvious asset of a QB to help him get his dollars up. Next year he'll make a little taste, but not much, and he'll be on the receiving end of yet another first year QB who'll potentially be running a ball-control, run-first offense as a rookie. But no good player does that, you say. The receivers that do are all nobodies like Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson, and Gronk who clearly didn't have the leverage that Quincy Enunwa possesses.
  14. Yeah, it's not like it doesn't happen all the time (except on the Jets). It's convenient for you to risk Enunwa's lifetime of financial security, with 2 upcoming years of first year QB starters throwing him the ball, when you aren't actually risking anything like he is.
  15. The problem is after he's proven that stats-wise, it's too late, since his price has already risen.