4055Negotiations and Options
- Mar 1, 2004Everyone please relax ... This is negoatiations and
sometimes during negotiations players feelings get
Here is how I see it ...
The Patriots came in with a rediculous contract
proposal because they new that the Poston Bros and Ty
Law's demands were just as perposterous.
There is a middle ground here where both the team amd
the player / agents will benefit.
1. Ty Law is 30, in a few years he will not be as
good as he is today. He very well may play at this
high level for a few more years, but his skills will
drop off with age.
2. Allow his agents to try and work out a deal for
law before the draft. If we were to try and trade Law
to any of the "15 teams that are interested", I don't
feel we would get a 1st round pick in return, because
of his age.
3. The Poston Bros. stand to gain financially as soon
as Law signs a new deal (like they did with Milloy).
If Law and his agents truly want to be traded /
released, then have the agent pay the price of his
release, since they are the ones that will gain
financially, not necessarily the player.
4. We can have Law for one more year under his
current contract, which Ty says he is happy with. The
following year is a different story.
I find it curious that Law gave his story to the
Boston Globe and shut out everyone else when he
clammed up and wouldn't speak afterwards to any other
media outlets. Is Michael Smith now a mouthpiece for
the Poston Bros, or at the very least being used by
the agents? I think it shows no class when Law
negotiates in the media.
Law will not lose any money over the next two years
whether he is playing for the Patriots or not. The
question is whether he really wants to be here or does
he just want the respect of being the highest paid
player at his position.
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