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OT: Darn! There goes my pipe dream! (Colts sign Sanders to extension)

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    Re: OT: Darn! There goes my pipe dream!

    rename your thread so people know what it is... you're about to see 2-3 dupilicates coming
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    Re: OT: Darn! There goes my pipe dream!

    Makes you wonder what they will do with Dallas Clark now that Sanders is locked up
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    Re: OT: Darn! There goes my pipe dream!

    Probably get the ole franchise tag.
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    Re: OT: Darn! There goes my pipe dream!

    very true..... wonder if that takes them out of the feee agency market to bring guys in.
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    That is a big number in guaranteed money. I am sure Polian has the inside scoop on how much the salary cap will go up, so he isnt worried.

    Dallas Clark? Marvin Harrison(done or takes big pay cut.)
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    This is the beginning of the downfall for the Colts.
    Sanders is injury prone, in 4 seasons twice he only played like 5 games each.

    This is a lot of money to give a guy who isn't super durable.
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    the franchise tag on a TE is at least workable, unlike that for other positions.im Dallas will be there next year.
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    Re: OT: Darn! There goes my pipe dream!

    That is a whole lot of dough. Before the season started, Troy Polamalu signed a huge deal and hasn't really done anythying this year. Let's hope the same thing happens to Sanders.
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    The beginning of the end for Indy is when they made Freeney the highest played defensive player in football.

    You do that when a guy is turning 25, not 30. Giving a edge rusher whose whole game is a quick first step that much money when he is getting old enough to lose that step is not smart.

    Giving Sanders all this money could be the second nail in the coffin. As others said, that's a lot of $$$ to give a guy who can't stay consistently healthy.

    My guess is they franchise Clark, though the $$$ TEs are getting nowadays, the top 5 average is still probably pretty high.
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    Freeney is 27.
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    Hey, guess what? For all of his hitting, Sanders still can't cover worth a lick. The Colts can keep him.
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    My bad. I guess because I was at SU with him for a year and I'm 31 I assumed he was right around my age. Still, the fact remains that I think as an edge rusher Freeney has already seen his best days.
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    Now coming off an injury, when many of his moves are predicated on the speed rush is something to watch.

    Many, on here, believe he's a one trick pony, but he's evolved from his early years, imho. We'll see, right now he's on crutches.
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    As much as I would like to agree, I can't. We have been saying this for 3 or 4 years now. The beginning of the downfall will be when Manning's physical talent starts to errode, which unfortunately is likely to be around the same time as Brady's.
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    You guys never learn about Polians signings do you? I wonder if $40 billion will be enough to keep Moss in NE.
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    Do you ever bring anything relevent to the discussion? :confused:

    Or do you get kicks out of talking out of your ass?
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    Yes, he's become an ambi-spinner.
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    Yeah, the nail in the coffin was re-signing 2 of the top 5 defensive players in football. :rolleyes:

    The reason we shutdown your offense for three quarters this year was because of Freeney and Mathis. The Pats could not take the deep drops they do against everyone else. Mathis is also signed up longterm.

    Bob has been the best safety in football this year and deserves to be paid accordingly. Anyone who's watched the NFL this year should know that the safety play is atrocious in this league right now. When you have the best one, it is a no-brainer to re-sign him.

    I love how the Colts make all of these bad moves every year, yet continually win 12-14 games every year. Noone should ever criticize moves that the Colts' or Pats' front office makes. The rest of the NFL is fair game though because the majority of those teams are mediocre at best! :)
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    This is a good move for the Colts. He's worth ever penny. They can afford to do this because they have drafted well and have guys like Bethea and Kaeheueho (sp?) playing fairly well and on the cheap.

    On the other hand, the 70 million deal with Freeney was far more than he is worth IMO so it cancels out the value they get from Sanders and the young guys who will have to get paid at some point.
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