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Postby cooleyhigh » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:38 am

I think the Steelers will do the right thing. My guess is they wanted all the rookies signed etc... to see where they stand with cash.

Dude deserves a raise, especially if promised as mentioned above.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:49 am

Pay heem. Pay that man his money.

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Postby maddog60 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:51 am

Sixxgunn wrote:
TheDiplomats wrote:Hey, Maybe everyone will get off of Javons case..37th is better paid then 2132412nd (Javon)


Ummm...let's see....Ward plays for 7 years and three pro bowls and earns his contract, and never complains....Javon has a good year and becomes a b*tch. Who's in the right here?


First off, how does leading your team in receiving for 2 years out of the 3 you've been in the league qualify as 1 good year?

Secondly, Ward while underpaid is still being paid starting WR money. Walker isn't even being paid backup fullback money. That's just absurd.
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Postby defianthart » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:05 am

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Pay heem. Pay that man his money.

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Postby Santacruzer » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:32 pm

I have always admired this guy for not being a "me first" kind of guy, but consistently going out there and getting the job done.

Ward, 29, does not necessarily want to be the highest-paid receiver in the game but wants to be among them, according to a source close to him. Ward will earn a salary of $1,668,750 this season -- the same as '04


Although, I hate the other "whiney" WRs that threaten holdouts, etc. I am on Wards side on this. I don't want him to miss any time, but he has been waiting for more money for a while, and the ownership wont listen to him otherwise.

The NFL needs more of these guys who are not in-your-face, cocky, me-first guys.
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Postby awwchrist » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:37 pm

YES! Javon Walker holdout reference thread part THREE.
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Postby Shader » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:41 pm

There is nothing wrong with holding out.

Fans need to get over it. It's not their business. It's a business decision.

Until a holdout drags on into the regular season, it shouldn't be looked at so horribly.

The only holdout that seems ridiculous to me is Terrell Owens. He should have at least waited one more year.

Walker, and especially Hines Ward, have every right to try to get a pay increase. If simply asking for one doesn't work, than you have to hold out. I'm all for it.
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Postby koffeeboy » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:45 pm

Sixxgunn wrote:
TheDiplomats wrote:Hey, Maybe everyone will get off of Javons case..37th is better paid then 2132412nd (Javon)


Ummm...let's see....Ward plays for 7 years and three pro bowls and earns his contract, and never complains....Javon has a good year and becomes a b*tch. Who's in the right here?


My thoughts exactly.

I hadn't heard about this yet, but unlike Owens/Walker... Ward should have a new deal. He has earned it and it their top offensive threat. He needs to be a top 10 paid WR.
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Postby Santacruzer » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:48 pm

I've been trying to avoid this becoming a Walker thread, but I thought I would put this up anyway.

Walker is scheduled to make a base salary of $515,000 next year.

Both Walker and Ward deserve more money, that is for sure. The difference seems to be, Ward just wants "around" the same amount of money top WRs get, while it seems Walker wants "the most" money top WRs make.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:49 pm

Ward needs to shut his mouth and go to camp.

This guy is a giant hot dog...remember when he did the TO wing flap? It made no sense...he's a Steeler...not an Eagle. He just wanted to show off like usual.
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