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#1 FluffHead

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

I guess he isn't really "bout dat action, boss"

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

Lynch got himself run out of Buffalo and was out of shape. I rooted for him and lost a ton of respect for him after a few of instances.

That said, he should hold out & get every penny. It's probably his last chance at big money. The NFL treats players like crap, especially rbs.  Seattle probably can't afford to pay him with their other contract situations. Very tough situation for them.  This is why it will be very hard for them to ever build a dynasty.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

I liked the guy as a player and hope he gets what he deserves. He is a brutal force. But I think he won't get what he's asking for. The demand of RB is too low these days. Maybe if he hits the open market, he could. Wonder if there is any room for a sign and trade?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:19 PM

What, did he turn down a plea deal too?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

He needs all the money he can get. He strikes me as the kind of guy that will go completely broke a year after retirement

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 24 July 2014 - 06:32 PM, said:

Lynch got himself run out of Buffalo and was out of shape. I rooted for him and lost a ton of respect for him after a few of instances.

That said, he should hold out & get every penny. It's probably his last chance at big money. The NFL treats players like crap, especially rbs.  Seattle probably can't afford to pay him with their other contract situations. Very tough situation for them.  This is why it will be very hard for them to ever build a dynasty.

He's 2 years into a 4 year 30m contract. I'll often say more power to the guy for getting his money but this one strikes me as out of line.

He's not underpaid. His ability hasn't changed since he signed the deal. He's only halfway through the deal.

Dude is entertaining to watch run but he strikes me as a lot of trouble pretty consistently. This just being the latest unneeded drama.

Edited by NoSaint, 24 July 2014 - 07:29 PM.


#7 KikoSeeBallKikoGetBall

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

I doubt he'll be a Seahawk after Russell becomes the highest paid QB in football in a couple years.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

View Postkdiggz, on 24 July 2014 - 07:24 PM, said:

He needs all the money he can get. He strikes me as the kind of guy that will go completely broke a year after retirement

I hate to say it but it wouldn't surprise me if this was an "I need cash now" issue. On that front, who knows though. He could be great with his money.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:37 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 24 July 2014 - 07:28 PM, said:



He's 2 years into a 4 year 30m contract. I'll often say more power to the guy for getting his money but this one strikes me as out of line.

He's not underpaid. His ability hasn't changed since he signed the deal. He's only halfway through the deal.

Dude is entertaining to watch run but he strikes me as a lot of trouble pretty consistently. This just being the latest unneeded drama.

I pretty much agree with everything you said. I don't know if I was a Seattle fan, I'd want the front office to pay him.

But I'm sure he knows they are in a tough spot & his NFL career is ticking down fast.

It's crazy how much it sucks to be a running back these days.  You have little value and are used like an old pornstar and then tossed away.

View PostNoSaint, on 24 July 2014 - 07:31 PM, said:



I hate to say it but it wouldn't surprise me if this was an "I need cash now" issue. On that front, who knows though. He could be great with his money.

Great point. I think the Bills did that once with Travis Henry. I saw Lynch just bought a new Lambo so I can't imagine him being great with money. Despite his Berkeley education. :)

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

I'm surprised more NFL players don't do this.  The second a player isn't worth what he's getting paid, he gets cut.  Lynch is worth a hell of a lot more to that team this year than $5m.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

View PostBuffaloRebound, on 24 July 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

I'm surprised more NFL players don't do this.  The second a player isn't worth what he's getting paid, he gets cut.  Lynch is worth a hell of a lot more to that team this year than $5m.

Yup and it's funny how many fans get on a player for getting every penny out of billionaires.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:47 PM

View Postkdiggz, on 24 July 2014 - 07:24 PM, said:

He needs all the money he can get. He strikes me as the kind of guy that will go completely broke a year after retirement

I read somewhere that he is relatively frugal.

Edited by THE KIKO MONSTER, 24 July 2014 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

View PostTHE KIKO MONSTER, on 24 July 2014 - 07:47 PM, said:



I read somewhere that he is relatively frugal.

Is this about bringing his henny to the bar? Because that was pre contract. He did like candy, and not skittles, when he was here.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:51 PM

What ever happened to him wanting to retire?  Guess that was code for "hold-out".

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

View PostBuffaloRebound, on 24 July 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

I'm surprised more NFL players don't do this.  The second a player isn't worth what he's getting paid, he gets cut.  Lynch is worth a hell of a lot more to that team this year than $5m.

Is he worth a lot more than the 7.5m of his contracts average? It's a single down year in a4 year deal that pays him well. He wasn't complaining when he took home a 6m signing bonus and 4m salary just two years ago.

It's a 4 year deal- he's two years into. He's essentially tied with forte for the 4th largest RB contract in the league behind Peterson, McCoy and foster. Come on.

Edited by NoSaint, 24 July 2014 - 07:59 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:59 PM

maybe i am wrong but i seem to remember that he was actually pretty frugal and not a big spender.

inb4 he took other peoples money at applebees.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:01 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 24 July 2014 - 07:54 PM, said:



Is he worth a lot more than the 7.5m of his contracts average? It's a single down year in a4 year deal that pays him well. He wasn't complaining when he took home a 6m signing bonus and 4m salary just two years ago.

It's a 4 year deal- he's two years into. He's essentially tied with forte for the 4th largest RB contract in the league behind Peterson, McCoy and foster. Come on.

Exactly, you don't like your deal don't sign it.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 24 July 2014 - 07:59 PM, said:

maybe i am wrong but i seem to remember that he was actually pretty frugal and not a big spender.

inb4 he took other peoples money at applebees.

I've heard that before.

But I've also heard about drugs, a decent sized group of friends/family following him to buffalo that i think he supported, cars, grills, legal fees etc....

I won't claim to know one way or the other. I just mentioned it as a "who knows" as it seems like a strange place for him to be holding out.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 24 July 2014 - 08:01 PM, said:

Exactly, you don't like your deal don't sign it.

Once the guaranteed money is paid, it essentially isn't a contract anymore.  Seattle can walk away from it, but Lynch can't.  Surprised players union hasn't pushed NFL to change this.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 24 July 2014 - 06:32 PM, said:

Lynch got himself run out of Buffalo and was out of shape. I rooted for him and lost a ton of respect for him after a few of instances.

That said, he should hold out & get every penny. It's probably his last chance at big money. The NFL treats players like crap, especially rbs.  Seattle probably can't afford to pay him with their other contract situations. Very tough situation for them.  This is why it will be very hard for them to ever build a dynasty.
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