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I wasn't gonna do it but... If TO get 6.5mil then what would LT get???

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about another LT thread but


    WTF!!!!


    6.5 million for one year!!!!



    To a 36 year old head case???
     
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  2. maestro876

    maestro876 BoltTalker

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    LT would get significantly less. The general wisdom is that running back production noticeably decreases after age 30. Plus LT has been injured the last two years and no one knows how well he will do next year. He's not going to get more anywhere else than he would signing a reduced contract here.
     
  3. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Don't apologize. F**k em' if they can't handle the truth!!! :yes: :tup:
     
  4. BoltzRule

    BoltzRule Well-Known Member

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    He's get less because RBs get less than WRs.

    Lets put it this way the franchise tag for a RB is barely more than what TO got, no way LT gets anywhere near that.

    IMO $4 mil is the most he could get on a 1 year deal, maybe $7 mil in a 2 year deal.
     
  5. TBF

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    My guess is that (like above)... LT was probably offered about 8 mill for two years... Descent offer IMO. I hear people questiong AJ and his aligence to LT... LT needs to remember that the organization has made him a rich man just the same...
     
  6. timepiece33

    timepiece33 BoltTalker

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    I hate generalizations like this.

    Take a look at top all purpose RB's at age 30 for players that retired after 1987

    Walter Payton - 1684 yards, 11 TD's
    Barry Sanders - 1491 yards, 4 TDs
    Warrick Dunn - 1416 yards, 3 TDs
    Emmit Smith - 1397 yards, 11 TDs
    Curtis Martin - 1308 yards, 2 TD's (followed up by 1697 yards at 31)
    Thurman Thomas - 1033 yards, 8 TDs
    Eddie George - 1031 yards, 5 TDs
    Marshall Faulk - 818 yards, 10 TDs
    Marcus Allen - 682 yards 12 TDs
    Edgerrin James - 514 yards, 3TDs

    How about WRs using the same distinction for top 15 WR's at age 36 for those that retired after 1987

    Jerry Rice - 1157 yards, 9 TDs
    Jimmy Smith - 1023 yards, 6 TDs
    Tim Brown - 930 yards, 2 TDs
    Chris Carter - 871 yards, 6 TDs
    Ike Bruce - 835 yards, 7 TDs
    Marvin Harrison - 636 yards, 5 TDs
    Irving Fryar - 556 yards, 2 TDs
    Rod Smith - 512 yards, 3 TDs
    Keenan McCardell - 437 yards, 0 TDs
    Art Monk - 398 yards, 2 TDs
    Andre Reed - 103 yards, 1 TDs

    Like it or not, he probably gets a 2 year, $12MM type deal with atleast $6MM guaranteed if he hits the open market.
     
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  7. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Good post, interesting numbers.
     
  8. Boltergeist

    Boltergeist BoltTalker

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    Great post. I've often used the Payton comparison with LT as they have had very similar careers through 8 years....and Payton appeared to be "done" at age 28 when he had an injury plaged year with 596 yards....and a year earlier averaged just 3.6 YPC behind a rebuilding line.....came back at age 29 and proceeded to tear the league a new one from ages 29-32....an all pro in each of those years.....Payton also absorbed more contact that LT over his career.

    The key with some great backs like LT, Payton, Emmitt is that while they played through some injuries...they never had the devastating knee reconstructions, etc. that shortened other backs' careers. All of them were highly conditioned and the wey they take care of themselves, they have just as much of a chance of coming back and having a monster year at age 30 as they do having an injury filled year. I would take that chance with LT....and even if he does have some injuries...you know he's going to give you decent starting production anyway....at least compared to most of the rest of the league.
     
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  9. maestro876

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    I'm not saying that I agree with that, I'm saying that's the general wisdom in the league.
     
  10. Boltergeist

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    Of course, it should be factored in that LT is not your "average" 30 year old back....He should be looked at like Payton, Emmitt, Curtis Martin, Tiki Barber, Barry Sanders....backs who continued to produce like stars at age 30.......and not backs like Shawn Alexander who was a product of his line more than anything else.
     
  11. fan4ever

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    Couldn't have said it better other than LT will prove to be better than the rest. (Oh and Minn. Peaderson just a flash in the pan)
     

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