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7 minutes ago, fruity pebbles said:

Sounds like the Jets are bidding against themselves and he doesn’t really want to play there.

I think so too. I also think his twitter yesterday was bull**** 

The reality of punting $15mm to guarantee $20-25mm prob setting in. 

I honestly think his agent will have them negotiate some stupid language in that nobody can understand to try and save face. 

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2 minutes ago, Birdie048 said:

So Green is the only clue?   NYJets are the obvious candidate but are they alone?  

 

Green Bay out of consideration?  They were included in the rumors... 

Tom Silverstein on Twitter

Not sure if the #Packers did more than inquire about RB Le'Veon Bell, but they are not in the running and are not signing him. They would need to mortgage their future with the amount of money they've already spent in free agency. Just thought I'd say that.

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3 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

+1

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Gotta be the Bears

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7 minutes ago, fantasycurse42 said:

I honestly think his agent will have them negotiate some stupid language in that nobody can understand to try and save face. 

My thoughts exactly.

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3 minutes ago, fantasycurse42 said:

I think so too. I also think his twitter yesterday was bull**** 

The reality of punting $15mm to guarantee $20-25mm prob setting in. 

I honestly think his agent will have them negotiate some stupid language in that nobody can understand to try and save face. 

If he gets 25 million and blows his knee out this season he made a good decision. He said himself he knew he was losing money on this situation. He felt disrespected and didn't want to play for the Steelers last year. That's his right. The Steelers missed the playoffs by what? One game? With one of the best RB in the league sitting out.

Now they lost one of the best WR ever this year. Looks like another wasted year for Big Ben.

 

Cheers Steeler fans. You sound bitter. 

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3 minutes ago, Milkman said:

If he gets 25 million and blows his knee out this season he made a good decision. He said himself he knew he was losing money on this situation. He felt disrespected and didn't want to play for the Steelers last year. That's his right. The Steelers missed the playoffs by what? One game? With one of the best RB in the league sitting out.

Now they lost one of the best WR ever this year. Looks like another wasted year for Big Ben.

 

Cheers Steeler fans. You sound bitter. 

I'm a Steelers fan? 

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10 minutes ago, Milkman said:

If he gets 25 million and blows his knee out this season he made a good decision. He said himself he knew he was losing money on this situation. He felt disrespected and didn't want to play for the Steelers last year. That's his right. The Steelers missed the playoffs by what? One game? With one of the best RB in the league sitting out.

Now they lost one of the best WR ever this year. Looks like another wasted year for Big Ben.

 

Cheers Steeler fans. You sound bitter. 

he isn't a Steelers fan LOL

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And these knee injury hypotheticals are so dumb. 

Let's point this out... At the age of 31, Adrian Peterson had season ending knee surgery - the next year, at the age of 32, he signed for 2/$7mm. 

His decision was idiotic at best, and absolutely and utterly reckless to his financial well-being at worst. 

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8 minutes ago, Milkman said:

If he gets 25 million and blows his knee out this season he made a good decision. He said himself he knew he was losing money on this situation. He felt disrespected and didn't want to play for the Steelers last year. That's his right. The Steelers missed the playoffs by what? One game? With one of the best RB in the league sitting out.

Now they lost one of the best WR ever this year. Looks like another wasted year for Big Ben.

 

Cheers Steeler fans. You sound bitter. 

This whole mess falls just as much on Tomlin and the Steelers organization as it does AB and Bell.  Rarely see players speaking out on teammates who are holding out, much less multiple players criticizing their teammates. Something is up in Pittsburgh 

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6 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

This whole mess falls just as much on Tomlin and the Steelers organization as it does AB and Bell.  Rarely see players speaking out on teammates who are holding out, much less multiple players criticizing their teammates. Something is up in Pittsburgh 

Guessing what was up was the tweedle Dee and tweedle dumb show of Bell and Brown.  Mostly that anyway

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4 minutes ago, ghostguy123 said:

Guessing what was up was the tweedle Dee and tweedle dumb show of Bell and Brown.  Mostly that anyway

Why would their two best players be the only problem and not the coach or organization itself? 

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2 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

Why would their two best players be the only problem and not the coach or organization itself? 

I said MOSTLY.

Bell made a stupid decision to sit out and Brown has been acting like an actual clown for a while

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A buddy of mine listening to Chicago sports radio and apparently the Bears moved $11MM from Khalil Mack contract. They’re speculating it’s for Bell. Seems like a lot of possibilities right now 

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20 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

This whole mess falls just as much on Tomlin and the Steelers organization as it does AB and Bell.  Rarely see players speaking out on teammates who are holding out, much less multiple players criticizing their teammates. Something is up in Pittsburgh 

I've stayed out of these threads for the most part, and there has been plenty of back and forth on who is to blame, should there be blame, what is blame, what does it mean for the sport, yadayada. But ~two years ago I read about Big Ben's private hidden locker within his regular locker at home games. He convinced ownership to install a false door, secret compartment in the locker room where Ben could go to get away from everyone. I am not here to defend anyone, or to blame anyone, truth is I don't have the first ####### clue about any of these people and what kind of people they are in private. But Ben gets his own safe space in the locker room, and that screams dysfunction to me. Even if it is fair, even if he has earned it. Something is burning there. Or was. Maybe it is on all sides. IDK, don't necessarily care, but the secret locker is one of the craziest things I've ever heard of in sports.  Some would defend it, some would hate it, but I wonder if a divided locker room is inevitable if a hidden and (not) secret locker is installed for the QB. My ten cents. Now will somebody please tell Bell to sign somewhere? The suspense is killing me.

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

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Just now, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

Oh Dear God please no.  

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3 minutes ago, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

Oh, brother. If this was true he would have signed already.

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2 minutes ago, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

:lmao:

How much do you think they paid this guy to post this to his 20k followers? 

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If someone fully guarantees Lev Bell $60mm, I'll eat my computer. 

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Worst days in Jets history

  1. Belichick leaving before he even coached
  2. If they sign Bell to a contract like that one

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3 minutes ago, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

If true, he gambled and won. Good for him. 

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Just now, fantasycurse42 said:

If someone fully guarantees Lev Bell $60mm, I'll eat my computer. 

The Jets are hopefully smart enough not to do this.  

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1 minute ago, flapgreen said:

This whole mess falls just as much on Tomlin and the Steelers organization as it does AB and Bell.  Rarely see players speaking out on teammates who are holding out, much less multiple players criticizing their teammates. Something is up in Pittsburgh 

Oh and Steeler fans still don't get it. QB's like Big Ben are rare. Wasting the prime years is a big deal. The Steelers had the best WR/RB duo in the NFL and an elite QB together for 4-5 years and didn't win a SB. Big fail. 

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6 minutes ago, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

This guy (Verderame) also had him going to the Raiders per sources forty minutes ago. So let's pump the brakes here...

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When was the last time Matt Verderame steered is wrong? :mellow:

I mean, if you can't trust Matt Verderame, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?

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59 minutes ago, Milkman said:

Cheers Steeler fans. You sound bitter. 

You are the one who has an ax to grind against the Steelers :shrug: 

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6 minutes ago, fantasycurse42 said:

If someone fully guarantees Lev Bell $60mm, I'll eat my computer. 

The fetal position wouldn't even begin to describe the position I'd find myself in.  

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I can't wait for this plane to crash into the mountain. 

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Just now, Steeler said:

You are the one who has an ax to grind against the Steelers :shrug: 

I just think it's laughable when steeler fans defend their team blindly. They have squandered an amazing opportunity mismanaging their players. 

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Just now, Grahamburn said:

I can't wait for this plane to crash into the mountain. 

So much baggage and couldn't make weight.  

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35 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

Why would their two best players be the only problem and not the coach or organization itself? 

I guess we can use 2019 as a referendum on who was the bigger problem in the past - Bell/Brown or the Steelers organization (and the players who remain).

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Just now, Milkman said:

I just think it's laughable when steeler fans defend their team blindly. They have squandered an amazing opportunity mismanaging their players. 

Those two sound really stable.  

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Just now, Steeler said:

I guess we can use 2019 as a referendum on who was the bigger problem in the past - Bell/Brown or the Steelers organization (and the players who remain).

I wouldn't sign up for that if I was you. Those are some awfully good players to lose. I agree with you for the most part, though. What on earth were the Steelers going to do with these guys while fielding a good team?  

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12 minutes ago, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

the "bad business decision" guys heads will explode....

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16 minutes ago, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

This would be such a Jets thing to do. Imagine paying close to 20 million a year for a running back who's never shown any talent separation from an old Deangelo Williams or  James Conner?  This would be purely for star power and to makes themselves newsworthy again.

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16 minutes ago, LawFitz said:

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According to multiple sources, Le'Veon Bell could end up making between $17-20 million annually from the #Jets, should he sign there. It's believed the deal would be at least a four-year deal with as much as $60 million guaranteed.

Multiple sources: Bell's agent, Bell's Mother, Bell's friends, Bell's burner twitter accounts...

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Just now, JuniorNB said:

makes themselves newsworthy again.

Hey Guys! We won the back page of the Daily and Post today!

Yippee!

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3 minutes ago, Milkman said:

I just think it's laughable when steeler fans defend their team blindly. They have squandered an amazing opportunity mismanaging their players. 

Your logic is so very flawed.  They had Bell/Brown and never won a Super Bowl because the defense wasn't good enough.  How did they mismanage this situation?  Had they paid Bell / Brown more money they would have won more Super Bowls?  I don't follow.

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11 minutes ago, rockaction said:

This guy (Verderame) also had him going to the Raiders per sources forty minutes ago. So let's pump the brakes here...

I have no idea if Verderame is credible, but he claims to be an NFL reporter for Fansided, FWIW (perhaps nothing). He details those figures for the Jets offer, but says Bell is closing in on a deal with Oakland. The two concepts aren't mutually exclusive.

Like you with the Jets, I'd be shook if the Raiders paid him that much or anything close. We'll find out soon enough.

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I’m sure the agent will make sure the headline numbers are great, I’d like to see the details though. 

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8 minutes ago, rockaction said:

I wouldn't sign up for that if I was you. Those are some awfully good players to lose. I agree with you for the most part, though. What on earth were the Steelers going to do with these guys while fielding a good team?  

I was speaking more from a locker room / distraction / off the field nonsense POV.

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1 minute ago, LawFitz said:

I have no idea if Verderame is credible, but he claims to be an NFL reporter for Fansided, FWIW (perhaps nothing). He details those figures for the Jets offer, but says Bell is closing in on a deal with Oakland. The two concepts aren't mutually exclusive.

Like you with the Jets, I'd be shook if the Raiders paid him that much or anything close. We'll find out soon enough.

If Bell had $60MM guaranteed on the table we wouldn't be talking about where he MAY sign anymore.

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20 year contract / $400mm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$23.5mm fully guaranteed

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This is comical. So the Ravens were the team and now they’re after Ingram... right, this stuff smells like ####. Only thing I’ve seen credible is the Jets. Everything else feels like a ploy to get someone to enter or the Jets to bid against themselves. We’ll see how smart they are.

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Honestly, at this point Bell’s agent makes Drew Rosenhaus look like an upstanding, articulate and reasonable guy.

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