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Agree to a point.

July 14, 2018 05:05AM
Sure, you could structure a deal that makes it look like a 5 year $110 mil deal, but in reality it's a 4 year $79 mil deal or something like that. However I seriously doubt he wants a deal longer than 3 years. He wants two more bites at the apple, not one. And that is probably at least one of the big sticking points because if you are the Rams you control this guy for 3 more seasons anyway. So why replace it with a deal for way more money? Just to see Donald smile? No chance.

I also seriously doubt that AD is in it for the PR and window dressing.

If he truly insists on a salary such as you and others are suggesting ($22-23 mil per year), the Rams will NOT sign him long term, but they will Franchise Tag him twice. It's all about the numbers. But fans get all subjective and emotional and think that "making the player happy" plays a big role. No way. This isn't about allowing a player's posse into the locker room; this is about big boy hardball and even bigger boy money. And what the Rams do with Donald definitely affects what they can do for other players and what they'll demand when it's their turn. Salaries and even contract structure are always relative to what other players get.

If I was forced to bet, I'd bet 2-1 against the Rams ever signing AD long term. I'm planning on AD for the 18, 19, and 20 seasons, and then he's gone.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  2 pieces on Donald

zn826July 12, 2018 03:57AM

  plus some tweets

zn266July 12, 2018 04:45AM

  Re: DL has elite ranking in game and we lost

merlin147July 12, 2018 07:00AM

  false dichotomy

zn105July 12, 2018 08:13AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Steve48July 13, 2018 05:06AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn44July 13, 2018 05:18AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Rampage2K-51July 13, 2018 09:48AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn46July 13, 2018 10:24AM

  Re: false dichotomy

dzrams36July 13, 2018 08:37AM

  more tweets

zn82July 12, 2018 07:51PM

  and even more stuff

zn43July 16, 2018 05:37PM

  and still even more stuff

zn28July 20, 2018 07:29PM

  I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

jemach101July 12, 2018 04:56AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

zn83July 12, 2018 05:15AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

LMU9371July 12, 2018 05:40AM

  I Agree on guaranteed money...

jemach29July 13, 2018 03:45AM

  Re: IF AD is not worth the money.........

oldschoolramfan33July 14, 2018 05:48AM

  i posted well in advance of that poll...

jemach30July 13, 2018 03:47AM

  Re

zn32July 13, 2018 04:06AM

  I tend to be an early adopter...

jemach28July 16, 2018 01:19PM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

Ramsdude57July 12, 2018 06:31AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

dzrams42July 12, 2018 10:08AM

  So you compare this team to last years team?

jemach26July 13, 2018 03:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-105July 12, 2018 08:27AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams69July 12, 2018 10:17AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

zn58July 12, 2018 10:34AM

  Re: We don't know the numbers but...

dzrams46July 12, 2018 10:45AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-40July 12, 2018 10:39AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams38July 12, 2018 11:42AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-38July 12, 2018 12:44PM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams35July 12, 2018 01:23PM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-31July 12, 2018 01:39PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram54July 12, 2018 10:35AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-40July 12, 2018 10:44AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams43July 12, 2018 11:46AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-34July 12, 2018 12:54PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams36July 12, 2018 01:06PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-35July 12, 2018 01:47PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn41July 12, 2018 02:13PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-34July 12, 2018 02:40PM

  no that's not the case

zn35July 12, 2018 02:52PM

  kind of like Watkins imo

Atlantic Ram34July 12, 2018 03:07PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams33July 12, 2018 05:09PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn34July 12, 2018 05:22PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram36July 12, 2018 07:57PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams37July 12, 2018 08:02PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram30July 12, 2018 10:17PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn27July 13, 2018 08:08AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram29July 13, 2018 08:30AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams31July 13, 2018 08:48AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram32July 13, 2018 09:24AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Ramsdude42July 13, 2018 02:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn45July 13, 2018 04:26AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams33July 12, 2018 05:27PM

  I would be surprised if less than $23M

Atlantic Ram44July 12, 2018 03:11PM

  +1 (NM)

zn24July 13, 2018 09:05AM

  Agree to a point.

RockRam51July 14, 2018 05:05AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

zn44July 14, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

VANRAM40July 16, 2018 01:27AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

Rams4332July 16, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams33July 16, 2018 07:31AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4329July 16, 2018 07:49AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams31July 16, 2018 08:27AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4330July 16, 2018 09:38AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Ramsdude24July 16, 2018 10:04AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams26July 16, 2018 11:16AM

  4th reason

AlbaNY_Ram24July 17, 2018 05:55AM

  but at tag prices

zn32July 16, 2018 10:27AM

  Re: but at tag prices

Ken27July 16, 2018 12:12PM

  Not play under the tag? Of course he will.

RockRam30July 17, 2018 02:49AM

  nope

zn28July 17, 2018 04:29AM

  He IS signed! That's the point.

RockRam44July 17, 2018 02:40AM

  you're not following the conversation

zn38July 17, 2018 04:31AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Rams4342July 17, 2018 05:43AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Ken28July 17, 2018 08:41AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

AlbaNY_Ram30July 17, 2018 03:15PM

  that's what they were going to do with Tru

zn29July 17, 2018 05:57PM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

dzrams27July 17, 2018 09:20AM

  as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

zn37July 17, 2018 09:29AM

  Re: as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

Ramsdude33July 17, 2018 12:58PM

  So you're saying that $1.5 to $3.0 on a $20+ million contract...

jemach48July 16, 2018 01:29PM

  Re: So you're saying that $1.5 to $3.0 on a $20+ million contract...

zn47July 16, 2018 04:31PM

  At some time...this has to wear on a player psychologically...

jemach40July 17, 2018 09:07AM

  Re: At some time...this has to wear on a player psychologically...

Ramsdude35July 17, 2018 12:34PM

  I would say I feel better...

jemach28July 18, 2018 03:44AM

  Re: +++1

dzrams27July 18, 2018 06:44AM

  Re: +++1

Rams4332July 18, 2018 07:18AM

  Take the QBs out of it...

max36July 18, 2018 03:58AM