Originally Posted by Rob0729
I don't know why people always trash a player when he is trying to get the best deal he can.
I have not seen anyone here trash any player who says he wants to get the best contract he can.
Those who are trashed are those that say, "I want to stay in Philly" and then go to the highest bidder even though Philly made a decent offer. Or those who say that they are being disrespected by being offered 20 million dollars and that is why they won't sign the x team, even though they really really want to.
If they want to go to the highest bidder, moer power to them. But when they start this, "I want to play here or there" but all they really want is the most possible dollars, then they get trashed. Rightfully.
I never understood why guys would leave someplace they like to earn $30 million instead of staying when they are happy and only earning $25 million. Doesn't being happy count for anything? Can't youk be satisfied with $25 million in a place that you like as opposed to an extra five mill where youk are less happy? What good is money except to make you happy?
I like Pioli's interview with Reiss:
There was talk that you might be hired for a job with the New York Giants, your dream job. What went into your decision to stay with the Patriots?
It comes down to quality of life and happiness. No disrespect to any other job opportunities that may have been out there or may come in the future, but you know what my dream job is? My dream job is being with people I care about, people that I want to work with, people that I enjoy coming to work with every day, whether it's coaches or ownership or the players. We've built something here that is pretty special. Quality of life has more to do with being happy, coming to work every day, and winning. The other thing that's paramount is we're winning here. It's a great situation, with a lot of great people, and I enjoy being here."