But the last CBA put in new rules for rookie contracts to specifically avoid this kind of BS. There are very few negotiable items, and the Chargers have decided that they want all of those items in their favor. With any other NFL franchise, Bosa would have been signed weeks ago. But Spanos, et al. instead are probably going to lose their #3 pick and Bosa's going to miss out on a year of playing.
Correct. He has until Wk 10 to sign if he wants to see the field this season. But if he doesn't sign by week 10, I put the odds of him ever signing with SD at 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1 (approximately).
And one wonders why the Chargers haven't been to the conference championship in ten years. Treating your biggest investments poorly usually isn't that successful in any line of business....
What was the big mistake Bosa made, allowing himself to be drafted by the Chargers?? Because unless he pulled an Eli Manning, I don't think there was much he could do to avoid it if the Chargers wanted him (though now we see they wanted him, but only on their below-market terms).
I haven't looked recently, nor did I do exhaustive research, but I checked out the Chargers page at SBNation a few weeks ago and it appeared to me that the fans were predominantly on Joey's side. The Chargers' narrative aside, most people who see the facts surrounding the Chargers' offer vs. those of the other teams who signed top-3 picks over the past few years acknowledge that the team are screwing with Bosa.
Although he was wrapped up by the USC Trojan defense....
I'll admit -- several weeks ago, before I read about why he hadn't signed yet, I too blamed Joey for not signing. But it's quite clear after reading up on it that Joey is getting screwed with by the Chargers front office. I'd hate to see him have to go back into the draft because I doubt he'd go #3 again, but SD is a shit organization.
So, if Joey had to be redrafted, where does everyone think he'd go? I'd be surprised if he were a top 5 pick again (just b/c no one will have seen him on the field for over a year, even if he does well at the combine).
Using Shazier is utter bullshit, there's no other way to put it. But I have another question -- when did they change their handle to "UMjumpmanFB"? How sad is it that they have to include "jumpman" in their Twitter handle? I guess their 'brand' doesn't have the cachet it may have had a few decades ago.
Tears for Fears FTW
HOOKER INVESTMENT PAYS OFF. One of the recruiting strategies...
After reading these 9 words, I had a far different expectation for what was to follow than what actually followed. I was expecting a story about Ole Miss or Craig James.
Thank you for answering my question before I asked it. I'm speechless -- I'm without speech.
Obviously, Harbaugh's the one in the ball cap....
Powell provided swarming kick-off coverage, almost decapitated a man with a block on a punt return, and registered the first interception of his NFL career—among other things.
I love what Tyvis is doing, but I don't think pre-season picks count as career interceptions.
I'm not sure obvious innuendo really is observing the commenting policy....
That was a genuinely euphoric reaction. I loved it!
'What, the match is over? Wait, I won?? I WON!!!!"
7/10, while I agree Baylor had (likely still has) wide-ranging, systemic problems that were highlighted by the recent scandals, Briles was right there in it and, at best, he did nothing -- and at worst, was part of the cover-up and victim intimidation. I myself am ready and wiling to burn Briles to the ground (metaphorically, of course). Not only was he part of the problem, but he has shown no remorse for his part. He acts like nothing happened, that he did nothing wrong.
Shhhh, math is hard. He'll get it eventually. Maybe.
Hove, you forgot "and you're gonna need it!"
I saw that tweet. I thought the OSU-Wisc B1G CCG scoreboard would have been more accurate, but this worked.
That brings us to J.T. Barrett, who we recently ranked as the second-best running quarterback in college football behind only Houston’s Greg Ward.
Hmmm ... I wonder what those two QBs might have in common -- it might take a genius to figure it out....
Damn, that would be an effective way to get your kid to buckle up. I'll have to remember that for when my kids are older.