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It's always the money

Posted on: July 27, 2011 8:42 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Before the open of free agency, I got asked a lot what I thought would drive player decisions.

The city? The team? The organization? The coach?

Money, I said.

Don't doubt it.

Sidney Rice, you are Exhibit A.

Why would Rice choose to play with the Seattle Seahawks, with quarterbacks named Charlie Whitehurst and Tarvaris Jackson, rather than in Minnesota with Donovan McNabb and Christian Ponder?

It had to be money.

Or the prospect of catching passes in future years from Andrew Luck.

Rice agreed to a deal with the Seahawks Wednesday night that will pay him a reported $41 million with $18 million guaranteed.

Money had to be the reason.

Seattle is not a good situation right now. It won't be until the get a franchise passer. 

The Vikings were a better option.

So whenever anybody asks why players sign with teams. The answer isn't the coach, the team or the city.

It's always about money.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:45 am
 

It's always the money

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Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:29 am
 

It's always the money

So whenever anybody asks why players sign with teams. The answer isn't the coach, the team or the city.

It's always about money.


If that were always the case please explain to me why a professoinal athlete would give up millions to go to war?
i.e. Patrick Tillman who re-enlisted into the Army after 9/11 to be deployed to Afghanistan.
How much money do they pay in the military?.....You see my point it's not always about the money!!Now is it?     



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:21 pm
 

It's always the money

I believe that Seattle actually upgraded their QB situation. I mean we sucked last year and still won a weak division with a poor O line, no running game and a QB who was aged and who had no mobility. We drafted 2 O-line men brought over Robert Gallery from the Raiders. Many are forgetting that one of our best O line men didn't play a down last year. Max Unger was a stud his rookie year and was hurt all year. Okung played hurt all year and the rest of the line was weak. I like Matt Hasselbeck but age has slowed him down, with Jackson we now have a QB who can move. We traded for Marshawn Lynch mid season so he now has a training camp to learn the Offense. When thinking about the 7 regular season games Seattle won Whitehurst was QB against the Rams and Leon Washington beat San Diego with 2 kick off returns. That leaves 5 game in which Hasselbeck was the starting QB and we won. So Sidney Rice welcome to Seattle.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:38 pm
 

It's always the money

"Why would Rice choose to play with the Seattle , with quarterbacks named  and , rather than in Minnesota with  and ?"

Well for one it's a choice between a team where your first QB is washed up and the second one is a rookie. On the other hand in Seattle, Rice has a QB that he already has some familiarity with or a QB who is somewhat of an unknown quantity, but has never had the chance to throw to someone like Sidney Rice. The QB comparison here isn't as clear cut as Prisco thinks. The $40+ million contract is just gravy.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:43 pm
 

It's always the money

I dunno about you but I go to work because I get paid.



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:57 am
 

It's always the money

Please paste your last  2 lines when Asomuga signs with the Jets.  Does not apply with them


Pretty sure it isn't going to happen!  



Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:05 am
 

It's always the money

All Rice has to do is take the QB to dinner, purchase a few gifts, get the ball thrown his way, then he'll show how valuable he is. 


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