Sounds like BMarsh wants to finish his career a Bear, doesn't want max money

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  1. Jimmors

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    While it sounds nice for now, ill wait until its all said and done before patting Marsh on the back for his humility. Too many times i have seen players say things similar to this, only to reverse course and chase the money when push comes to shove. Actions speak louder than words.
     
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    It is but we both know that most public opinion can be illustrated by a bell curve. On one end Jay has Kristin, his friends and family, plus Brandon Marshall and all those other "Cutler lovers" who will believe he wears a big red S on his chest under his jersey. On the other end we have the "Cutler haters" who, even if he wins a Super Bowl, will claim that the defense did it for him because he threw two picks and they saved his ass. And this would happen even if he passed for 400 yards and 4 tds. :rolleyes:

    In the great middle sits the majority who realize he's no gift from God but rather that he's the best QB this team has seen since the days of Sid Luckman and if there was anyone better either in the NFL today or in the draft it's highly unlikely Uncle Phil would have given him a 7 year deal and effectively guaranteed the first three years of it. Fans who can process information logically and put down their emotional and unsubstantiated beliefs can do this. The people on the high end of the curve are maybe a little too trusting and have a little too much faith in their friends, loved ones, and Jay Cutler as well. But they do that with a lot of people. It's their way.

    But the ones on the low end of that curve, the "haters', are mostly psychotically angry at anyone who doesn't live up to THEIR ideas of what a person should be, including Jay Cutler. They're also so illogical and emotionally unstable that they aren't even able to admit they might be wrong about anything they've developed deep convictions about. I swear that when they die and meet St. Peter at the entrance gate they'll argue with him about whether they're actually dead or not. These people need professional help desperately and I'm not the one to give it to them. I have my own crosses to bear too. So with all due respect, and with more then they've given me, I've simply put them on ignore so I don't have to even read their crap any longer let alone respond to it which I seldom do gracefully. :shoot:


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    I think that's the fair and logical way to look at it. I'm not handing him any awards for it right now. It was good of him to say it but whenever anyone talks about their paycheck there usually a motive for doing. His deal is up the end of this year and it never hurts to grease the skids a little, raise your hand and say, "I'll take a little of that "contract candy" you're passing out too". "Not a whole handful, I'm not gonna be greedy, but enough to last me for a bit would be nice thank you very much".
     
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    Not me. If Cutty struggles this year I'm blaming Conte :-)
     
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    And Mel Tucker!!!
     
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    Forte was to old, Marshal had to many drops and Fendi didn't step up. Never is a problem w/Cutler he's the bestest in the WORLD!
     
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    Maybe and maybe not. Didn't Michael Bennett give the Seahawks a hometown discount right after he said that he wouldn't. I think his words were something to the effect of "this ain't Walmart or Costco". LOL The Bears offered more but he went back to Seattle for less. Wouldn't you call that a hometown discount?

    I don't necessarily disagree with you Benji. There are, I'm sure, far more instances where players have said things like this and then let their agents, or whoever, get in their heads and that all goes out the window. But in this case I'm looking at who said it and it's also a repeat of what he's said before. This contract issue was brought up before and it will be again. Then, and now, his words have been consistent. He's far more interested in winning a championship than being the highest paid WR in the NFL or even the highest paid player on his team. That came up towards the end of last season and his words were similar to these.

    I'm not gonna get into all the whys and wherefores but I've been around the Brandon Marshall thing a lot. Both as a Bronco fan and a Bears fan and I'm telling you honestly that this is a completely different person than the one who played here and the one who, despite being an All Pro WR, was traded to Miami for two draft picks. I don't know much about what happened in Miami but whatever it was it must not have been good because we stole him for two even lesser draft picks and through all of this he's been one of the top WRs in the NFL no matter what.

    He's not gonna play for free but I'll take him at his word for now that when it comes to negotiating a new deal that he won't play hardball. We have nothing to lose by believing it do we. I think when you're trying to make amends for a lot of bad things you've done during your career and you stick your neck out as far as he has with comments like this you risk and even worse backlash if you don't keep your word. He saw Emery take care of Cutler without any big stink in the negotiations and he's also Phil's boy and one of his proudest moments as Bears GM. I think it'll all work out just fine.
     
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    Hate to see what Koepernick and Russell Wilson will get if CAM and Stafford get that much
     
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    Geez Henry, do we have to draw you a picture? He didn't give up anything, nothing, nada, niente, not one red cent! Stop thinking AND saying that he was willing to give up something. He didn't. He gets the same $54 mil guaranteed over three years and the same $22.5 mil this year and the same salaries the rest of his contract calls for as long as he plays and subject whatever deduction he agreed to for missed games or not showing up for the offseason workouts. Nothing changed except the way the single $5 mil conversion of his salary to a signing bonus is accounted for as part of the 2014-2018 cap.

    He still gets $22.5 mil in pay this year but we save $4 mil in cap space which I assume was used for Allen. Then his pay stays the same for the next 6 years but his cap hit is $1 mil higher in 2015-2018. Nothing changed except the cap accounting. The only thing correct here is that he'll have $2 mil of that amortize bonus left after the 2016 season so if we were to trade or release him then we'd have $2 mil of dead cap space. Big whoop. The cap is projected to be around $160 mil or more by then so I think we can handle $2 mil.

    Whether he sees all $126.7 mil has no bearing on this. That's all future dollars. This had everything to do with now and nothing to do with later. It's the same $$$ in cash, it's just a different cap accounting. That's all it is.
     
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    Guess you will be talking about Donald when you get there
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