benjapage wrote:pollack actually left cincinnati yesterday, thereby signifying the chasm between his agency and the bengals' agency. it's all about the signing bonus, which i understand--because if he somehow gets shredded and his career ends on the field, he'd have something to show for it.
i still wish he'd get the fk on with it and start practicing. it does not help our defensive cohesion when such an important centerpiece is playing the new madden on the loveseat in his den.
I want him in there badly, but a part of me is thinking/wondering that the Bengals are being tight-assed about this negotiation. After seeing how the Thurman contract worked out, I'd bet that they are trying to lowball Pollack too. It's apparently over a couple of hundred thousand in signing bonus. In relative terms, that shouldn't be all that much to come to agreement on. One other thing to consider is the Erasmus James contract holdout, who was drafted directly after Pollack. I predicted it would be done by today and it's looking like that won't be the case.