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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

zn884July 12, 2018 03:57AM

  plus some tweets

zn290July 12, 2018 04:45AM

  Re: DL has elite ranking in game and we lost

merlin179July 12, 2018 07:00AM

  false dichotomy

zn123July 12, 2018 08:13AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Steve67July 13, 2018 05:06AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn64July 13, 2018 05:18AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Rampage2K-69July 13, 2018 09:48AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn60July 13, 2018 10:24AM

  Re: false dichotomy

dzrams53July 13, 2018 08:37AM

  more tweets

zn109July 12, 2018 07:51PM

  and even more stuff

zn58July 16, 2018 05:37PM

  and still even more stuff

zn34July 20, 2018 07:29PM

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

jemach120July 12, 2018 04:56AM

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

zn99July 12, 2018 05:15AM

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

LMU9388July 12, 2018 05:40AM

  I Agree on guaranteed money...

jemach34July 13, 2018 03:45AM

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

oldschoolramfan39July 14, 2018 05:48AM

  i posted well in advance of that poll...

jemach37July 13, 2018 03:47AM

  Re

zn38July 13, 2018 04:06AM

  I tend to be an early adopter...

jemach36July 16, 2018 01:19PM

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

Ramsdude84July 12, 2018 06:31AM

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

dzrams60July 12, 2018 10:08AM

  So you compare this team to last years team?

jemach33July 13, 2018 03:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-134July 12, 2018 08:27AM

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

dzrams93July 12, 2018 10:17AM

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

zn85July 12, 2018 10:34AM

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

dzrams78July 12, 2018 10:45AM

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

Rampage2K-60July 12, 2018 10:39AM

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

dzrams46July 12, 2018 11:42AM

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

Rampage2K-61July 12, 2018 12:44PM

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

dzrams43July 12, 2018 01:23PM

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

Rampage2K-38July 12, 2018 01:39PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram80July 12, 2018 10:35AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-57July 12, 2018 10:44AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams67July 12, 2018 11:46AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-42July 12, 2018 12:54PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams55July 12, 2018 01:06PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-43July 12, 2018 01:47PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn48July 12, 2018 02:13PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-41July 12, 2018 02:40PM

  no that's not the case

zn43July 12, 2018 02:52PM

  kind of like Watkins imo

Atlantic Ram42July 12, 2018 03:07PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams41July 12, 2018 05:09PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn42July 12, 2018 05:22PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram57July 12, 2018 07:57PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams45July 12, 2018 08:02PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram37July 12, 2018 10:17PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn34July 13, 2018 08:08AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram37July 13, 2018 08:30AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams40July 13, 2018 08:48AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram52July 13, 2018 09:24AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Ramsdude70July 13, 2018 02:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn74July 13, 2018 04:26AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams41July 12, 2018 05:27PM

  I would be surprised if less than $23M

Atlantic Ram60July 12, 2018 03:11PM

  +1 (NM)

zn33July 13, 2018 09:05AM

  Agree to a point.

RockRam69July 14, 2018 05:05AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

zn53July 14, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

VANRAM64July 16, 2018 01:27AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

Rams4338July 16, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams40July 16, 2018 07:31AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4337July 16, 2018 07:49AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams38July 16, 2018 08:27AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4335July 16, 2018 09:38AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Ramsdude33July 16, 2018 10:04AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams32July 16, 2018 11:16AM

  4th reason

AlbaNY_Ram31July 17, 2018 05:55AM

  but at tag prices

zn38July 16, 2018 10:27AM

  Re: but at tag prices

Ken32July 16, 2018 12:12PM

  Not play under the tag? Of course he will.

RockRam37July 17, 2018 02:49AM

  nope

zn36July 17, 2018 04:29AM

  He IS signed! That's the point.

RockRam59July 17, 2018 02:40AM

  you're not following the conversation

zn56July 17, 2018 04:31AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Rams4360July 17, 2018 05:43AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Ken40July 17, 2018 08:41AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

AlbaNY_Ram42July 17, 2018 03:15PM

  that's what they were going to do with Tru

zn48July 17, 2018 05:57PM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

dzrams33July 17, 2018 09:20AM

  as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

zn43July 17, 2018 09:29AM

  Re: as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

Ramsdude51July 17, 2018 12:58PM

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

jemach66July 16, 2018 01:29PM

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

zn54July 16, 2018 04:31PM

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

jemach54July 17, 2018 09:07AM

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

Ramsdude56July 17, 2018 12:34PM

  I would say I feel better...

jemach38July 18, 2018 03:44AM

  Re: +++1

dzrams46July 18, 2018 06:44AM

  Re: +++1

Rams4349July 18, 2018 07:18AM

  Take the QBs out of it...

max47July 18, 2018 03:58AM