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Thread: Jake Long not interested in giving Fins a discount..

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    nice knowing you Jake oh well another Parcells pick of the team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrolyte View Post
    I will gladly take 20 mil and die at 55 instead of 75.
    I'M 55 RIGHT NOW SO i'D HAVE TO PASS ON THAT DEAL
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrolyte View Post
    I will gladly take 20 mil and die at 55 instead of 75.
    20 million to miss your kids turn into adults
    20 million to miss your grandkids grow up
    20 million to miss the world change
    20 million to miss 20 years of the only life you have
    20 million and the list goes on.

    Probably find a lot more people on this planet willing to give most everything they have (financially) for those 20 years than you will find willing to sell them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madmic21 View Post
    20 million to miss your kids turn into adults
    20 million to miss your grandkids grow up
    20 million to miss the world change
    20 million to miss 20 years of the only life you have
    20 million and the list goes on.

    Probably find a lot more people on this planet willing to give most everything they have (financially) for those 20 years than you will find willing to sell them.
    To some people money is more important then anything else and that is really sad.
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    How much of that difference in life expectancy has to do with things like drugs, reckless driving, and weight struggles AFTER football? It's the lifestyle, not the game.


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    wow this thread has turned to an interesting place. you do realize safety measures and such have vastly improved over the last 10-15 years right? these 55 year old former NFL players played 30 years ago or so. Times are a lot different then they are now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper1016 View Post
    To some people money is more important then anything else and that is really sad.
    Very true! If people cared a little less about having everything this place would be a lot better. Its a combination of people not doing their part and people being greedy. If it leaned more towards a middle ground this world would be a lot better. Not saying that there aren't a lot of people doing their part, but the few as always, really spoil it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRojas4 View Post
    Can't blame him. NFL is a business.

    Dude only has a few years left to make money off of football. In addition now with all the concusion talks and shorter life spans players are basically putting a price tag on his health.

    Who on this board would take say $20 mill knowing they will only live to be say....65?

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    Correction average NFL player life expectancy is 55 years.

    Average male life expectacy in the United States today is 75 years.

    Who here would take $20 million dollars to lose 20 years of life.
    One has nothing to do with the other. You cite those statistics as if to suggest that playing professional football shortens life expectancy. The reality is that those NFL statistics are composed of a sampling of very large men, many of whom are morbidly obese (O-lineman, D-lineman). Many have sleep apnea (Reggie White). As they age, their body fat increases, which aggravates hypertension and which causes insulin resistance (leading to diabetes). Many of these deaths are due to complications from diabetes and hypertension i.e cardiac disease, stroke etc.
    Take a good look at Vince Wilfork or even a young player like Chance Warmack. They are muscular, but also very fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby View Post
    Because the decision in 2008 was Ryan or Long, Not Long or Tom and not Long or Rogers. I will not get over it because it was one of the biggest decisions that set back our franchise.

    I am happy we have Tanny now, but the truth is the truth. Matt Ryan was the right pick and Long wasnt. End of conversation.
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    Some of you guys act as if Ryan was a consensus can't miss prospect (like Andrew Luck or even RG III). The Phins had the 1st pick in that draft and I don't recall any teams throwing offers at BP to get into position to draft Ryan (like the Redskins did with RG III). That draft was a lot like this one. KC can't trade out of the number 1 spot because there is no consensus number 1 pick . Joeckel (like Jake Long) is considered by many to be the top player in the draft. How was Ryan (coming out of BC after having thrown a lot of int's) a better prospect than Smith or Barkley?
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