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Re: Moss to Re-Sign with Pats

Postby eaglesfan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:41 pm

Here's one article
Reid: Eagles offered Moss more money
David Weinberg
Published: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The Philadelphia Eagles tried to hook the biggest fish in the free-agent waters over the weekend.
Before wide receiver Randy Moss re-signed with New England on Monday, he had a detailed, two-hour conversation with Eagles coach Andy Reid about possibly coming to Philadelphia.

"I think Randy was always going to go back to New England," Reid said Tuesday in an interview with Philadelphia's Sports Radio 950. "But I was intrigued enough to take a run at him."

Reid also said in a TV interview on WPVI-Channel 6 that the Eagles actually offered Moss more money than the three-year, $27 million deal he got from the Patriots.

He would have been the third player to sign with the Eagles since free agency began last Friday, following former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel and Oakland defensive end Chris Clemons.


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How close was Moss to becoming an Eagle?
“You get into something like that and you know you’re taking a long shot. Your attitude just has to be, ‘You know what, if we don’t try … ’ So you may have a little egg on your face, a little disappointment, but what are you going to do – be afraid of failing so you don’t even try? So we went into it knowing that the Patriots would be aggressive. We knew that he was very happy there.

"We knew the odds were small. We made an offer. They came back and said 'That’s not good enough, would you do this?' We said 'Yes.' They said, 'OK, he’s got a tough decision to make.' Then we kind of waited. There were moments where there was communication that made us very optimistic. There were moments that made us feel very pessimistic. In the end, unfortunately, we got the pessimistic answer.”

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Re: Moss to Re-Sign with Pats

Postby Humpback » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:18 pm

eaglesfan wrote:Here's one article
Reid: Eagles offered Moss more money
David Weinberg
Published: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The Philadelphia Eagles tried to hook the biggest fish in the free-agent waters over the weekend.
Before wide receiver Randy Moss re-signed with New England on Monday, he had a detailed, two-hour conversation with Eagles coach Andy Reid about possibly coming to Philadelphia.

"I think Randy was always going to go back to New England," Reid said Tuesday in an interview with Philadelphia's Sports Radio 950. "But I was intrigued enough to take a run at him."

Reid also said in a TV interview on WPVI-Channel 6 that the Eagles actually offered Moss more money than the three-year, $27 million deal he got from the Patriots.

He would have been the third player to sign with the Eagles since free agency began last Friday, following former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel and Oakland defensive end Chris Clemons.


Also Q&A with Joe Banner
How close was Moss to becoming an Eagle?
“You get into something like that and you know you’re taking a long shot. Your attitude just has to be, ‘You know what, if we don’t try … ’ So you may have a little egg on your face, a little disappointment, but what are you going to do – be afraid of failing so you don’t even try? So we went into it knowing that the Patriots would be aggressive. We knew that he was very happy there.

"We knew the odds were small. We made an offer. They came back and said 'That’s not good enough, would you do this?' We said 'Yes.' They said, 'OK, he’s got a tough decision to make.' Then we kind of waited. There were moments where there was communication that made us very optimistic. There were moments that made us feel very pessimistic. In the end, unfortunately, we got the pessimistic answer.”

http://philadelphia.comcastsportsnet.co ... p?ID=63175


That's all well and good, but again, it doesn't say anything about guaranteed money. "More money" could've been 4 years for $30MM with $12MM guraranteed for all we know, which is still more than the $27MM that he signed for, but it would've been a worse deal for him to take.

If Moss or his agent comes out and says the Eagles offered him 3 yrs. for $35MM with $18MM guaranteed or something like that, then we would know that he took a significantly lower offer to stay in NE (which doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things anyway).
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Re: Moss to Re-Sign with Pats

Postby PMoneyTKE » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:22 pm

Humpback wrote:
eaglesfan wrote:Here's one article
Reid: Eagles offered Moss more money
David Weinberg
Published: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The Philadelphia Eagles tried to hook the biggest fish in the free-agent waters over the weekend.
Before wide receiver Randy Moss re-signed with New England on Monday, he had a detailed, two-hour conversation with Eagles coach Andy Reid about possibly coming to Philadelphia.

"I think Randy was always going to go back to New England," Reid said Tuesday in an interview with Philadelphia's Sports Radio 950. "But I was intrigued enough to take a run at him."

Reid also said in a TV interview on WPVI-Channel 6 that the Eagles actually offered Moss more money than the three-year, $27 million deal he got from the Patriots.

He would have been the third player to sign with the Eagles since free agency began last Friday, following former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel and Oakland defensive end Chris Clemons.


Also Q&A with Joe Banner
How close was Moss to becoming an Eagle?
“You get into something like that and you know you’re taking a long shot. Your attitude just has to be, ‘You know what, if we don’t try … ’ So you may have a little egg on your face, a little disappointment, but what are you going to do – be afraid of failing so you don’t even try? So we went into it knowing that the Patriots would be aggressive. We knew that he was very happy there.

"We knew the odds were small. We made an offer. They came back and said 'That’s not good enough, would you do this?' We said 'Yes.' They said, 'OK, he’s got a tough decision to make.' Then we kind of waited. There were moments where there was communication that made us very optimistic. There were moments that made us feel very pessimistic. In the end, unfortunately, we got the pessimistic answer.”

http://philadelphia.comcastsportsnet.co ... p?ID=63175


That's all well and good, but again, it doesn't say anything about guaranteed money. "More money" could've been 4 years for $30MM with $12MM guraranteed for all we know, which is still more than the $27MM that he signed for, but it would've been a worse deal for him to take.

If Moss or his agent comes out and says the Eagles offered him 3 yrs. for $35MM with $18MM guaranteed or something like that, then we would know that he took a significantly lower offer to stay in NE (which doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things anyway).


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