Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Hoodie, Dec 3, 2010.
Nice to hear from him. Sounds like he's trying to get back in the game.
he's real good.
Yep. been listening since 2! some good stuff today with him being there. He talks very highly of branch, said that he's never seen a guy Revis's size really able to jam him because of his quickness.
he also said that he'd love to see Cromartie line up against Welker cause he'd have a field day in man to man.
Hes talking now about his time with the Titans. Has a lawsuit pending with them. Really talking pretty harshly about them, says he doesnt respect them as an organization
I was a major Givens fan. A real move the chains guy always getting that 1st down. As a late draft pick without a multi-million dollar initial contract, I couldn't fault the guy opting for lifetime financial security.
He's tremendously bitter about what happened to him in Tennessee, and that really shone through when they were discussing it. I'm not sure he'd hit the brakes if someone from the Titans front office stepped out in front of his car.
security he sadly didn't get. But he sounds like a smart guy and Glen mentioned some business he has so hopefully he'll do well. I sure hope so.
2 year olds should never listen to WEEI. Where were your parents when you were young????
(j/k - - I know you meant 2pm )
An ice cream shop IIRC
Givens was the ****. He had a long climb back after that drop against the Jets in the 4th quarter of the 2002 night game we lost. Put together three really solid seasons for us after that. Was sad to see him go, although I was more upset to lose Deion. I'll always remember his touchdown against the Eagles and the play later where he fought to get to the end zone and shed a couple tackles. Came up short, but it was a sick individual effort.
Hope David can make it work
I seem to recall that Givens was a pretty good artist as well. Think I got that from a Patriots All Access show.
He received and $8m signing bonus and a good salary in year 1. He did fine.
He also said Branch set a combine record for one of the drills that test quickness and hes never seen a big corner gets their hands on Deion since hes so quick and has such good technique.
really enjoy listening to him as well as Troy, they bring a different perspective to the mediots...
I dont remember any details at all really but I vaguely recall something about him haveing to give some of the signing bonus back or maybe it was one of those tiered signing bonus so he never collected the secod tier.
Either way the guy lost out on a ton of money and while he still likely collected a nice start to his adult life I am not sure he ever got the kind of money that sets you and your family up for life.
That doesn't even factor in spending habits and lifestyle if you just signed a 8 mil signing bonus and figured you were likely still going to see millions upon millions more you would spend differently then if you knew it was 8 mil and nothing else after.
Anyone a couple years over 21 with any sense and sober should understand that NOTHING, not even the next day is a lock.
I love the player but what he took home after tax in his second contract for million$ is more than 99% of this forum will take home in their entire lives. AND he had years of making several hundred thousand per year as a Patriot previous to that contract. I save my sympathy for working families in the private sector exposed to pay cuts and layoffs.
The average person starts off making a relative pittance, and sees wages increase over the course of his/her lifetime. He/she learns to live somewhat within his/her means out of necessity. The average professional athlete gets his first introduction to the workforce by making hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more). They aren't prepared for it, and they have no background to handle it. The same thing happens with lottery winners.
It's not about sympathy, but it is about understanding.
D-Giv is a smart man and NE reportedly has a strong program to educate their players in fiscal management. He's clearly worked hard to make a new career for himself in the media, I noted a month or so back that in a clip I saw online he no longer had the deer in the headlights look and was getting more comfortable in front of the camera, now he's filling in on the radio - if I understand this thread's premise correctly. I applaud him and him and hope he continues to progress in his new vocation, hopefully his financial blessings were managed and invested wisely, though apparently safe investments then have caused people to rethink their choices, such is our crazy, upside down world.
Just google-ing for articles states that hes suing b/c they didn't properly diagnose a bone defect which led to additional injuries and were hush-hush about it to DG and he played. Not sure about the bonus being held back. I'm looking though...
All depends on how smart he was with the coin. The Titans paid him $6m in 06 and a $2m roster bonus and another $1.3m in salary both years. He may not be able to buy Bill Gates house (est $55m) but buy a nice house in Shrewsbury, MA and live off the interest and use the rest for kids college, weddings and a condo in Boca.
No question. DG started a franchise of smoothie stores I think so I don't think he destitute. As you say, those guys burn though a lot of dough.
He's apparently got a smoothie store. He was talking about it at the end of the show, but I was busy doing a couple of different things at the time and couldn't concentrate on it.
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