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Thread: Franchising Long?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQuinn17 View Post
    Got a bad feeling about Martin going against Aldon Smith tomorrow.
    I feel no worse about it than Jake Long going against him.





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    i really think Longs days in Miami are over.the only way i see him back is if he takes a major major cut in pay.something like 3 mill a year is a good deal for the fins.but Long will get plenty of teams that want to show him the money.i think he can still have a good life with 3 mill a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jMaL305 View Post
    Although I don't want Long back at the franchise # or a long term deal like Joe Thomas, we can't just let him walk. There is a line of teams 20 deep that would kill to get him (bears, cards, etc). I think we need to franchise him and then trade him to a team who will sign him to a long term deal.

    Are there prohibitve cap implications if we do that (assuming we trade him--I understand if we are stuck with him at the franshise # what that means for our cap). Dolphanmark do you know (or anyone else)?

    Bottom line is we can get a high pick for Long, at worst, and letting him go for nothing would be totally dumb. I can't think of a case where a top, young LT was just allowed to walk (where he is still "top" is debatable, but what matters is a bunch of teams really would want him). Although nothing would suprise me with this FO
    Agree with we Tag him as soon as the clock strikes midnight, but completely against trading him. You tag him in order to hold him for at "least" one more year (even if you start him at RT in the scenario that Martin rocks at LT). But you can negociate with him during the tagging period for a decent contract for 4 more years. Long goes nowhere in any scenario. That's pure ludicrous to suggest creating such an unneeded hole when we're this close to respectability. Trading or letting him go eliminates a draft pick we can use on filling a hole we currently have. Stop it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jMaL305 View Post
    Although I don't want Long back at the franchise # or a long term deal like Joe Thomas, we can't just let him walk. There is a line of teams 20 deep that would kill to get him (bears, cards, etc). I think we need to franchise him and then trade him to a team who will sign him to a long term deal.

    Are there prohibitve cap implications if we do that (assuming we trade him--I understand if we are stuck with him at the franshise # what that means for our cap). Dolphanmark do you know (or anyone else)?

    Bottom line is we can get a high pick for Long, at worst, and letting him go for nothing would be totally dumb. I can't think of a case where a top, young LT was just allowed to walk (where he is still "top" is debatable, but what matters is a bunch of teams really would want him). Although nothing would suprise me with this FO
    That's all nice and dandy if you want to believe that nonsense, but he is far from a "top" young LT.

    Far from it. He''s bottom half, and the numbers over the last 2 seasons combined fully support it.

    He's damaged goods like Tony Boselli
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