awwchrist wrote:YES! Javon Walker holdout reference thread part THREE.
Drew Rosenhaus is killing the sport.....
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
I hate these threads and the typical fan's response.
Boo Walker - Yeah Ward
The only people who should be booed are the owners who have created this environment.
Huge diffence here CM, Ward is in the last year of a contract that he signed prior
to being named to 4 Probowls. He's either the 32 or 37th highest paid WR in the game, I don't remember because I can't hear so well. At any rate, this guy has a legit beef as opposed to Walker who made his first Probowl last season and has no other body of work to back it up.
not really. which team can cancel their players contracts on a whim? Both. This has nothing to do with players or how much they are worth to their team or if they are nice guys or if they are well liked by the fans. It has everything to do with the fact that the owners hold all the power. This has forced an environment for players to holdout and try and get bigger signing bonuses - since thats the only guaranteed money (unless they quit of course - then they have to pay it back - just like the owners right? What do you mean the owners dont have to pay the full contract they agreed to when a player gets cut? They dont? Well is that fair?)
Ward is an upstanding player - well liked.
Walker is a punk looking for top dollar.
Which one will have a contract next yr if he loses his leg?
Neither - the owners will simply "cut bait". Is that really a contract?
My point regarding holdouts has very little to do with who the person is or how much they are worth - it has everything to do with indentured servitude.