Smelly McUgly wrote:Seattle also made sure to re-do Clemons's contract when he briefly held out a couple years ago, but Seattle's FO tries their best to reward players who perform.
Like how they never even bothered offering Tate a deal so that they could pay Percy two million per catch last year? Or like how they cut Robinson too late for him to catch on anywhere else last year, or like how they cut one of their team captains one year after extending him to avoid giving him his roster bonus because they decided they liked a rental FA better?
And I'm not even remotely bagging on the Hawks at all. EVERY fan of every team is living in a glass house when throwing those stones.
They did offer Tate a deal, just not as much as he wanted, nor as much as Detroit was willing to offer him. I think he was smart to take the money and move on.
Robinson came down with an illness in training camp last year and was not able to play football for ANY team, so your point is rather moot. Considering his organs almost completely shut down and he lost 30lbs, playing a position that is not highly sought after (FB), the timing of his cut had little to do with his not joining a team early on in the season. Considering we later brought him back makes this even less of a point.
Are you talking about Clemons for the 3rd one? I guess I can see what you're saying, but he was a 32 y/o on year 3 of his 3 year extension and would have counted for $9.5m against the cap... pretty much everyone saw that cut coming. Not sure any team would have kept him at that price. Jags signed him for a much more reasonable 4 year/ $17.5 mil.
I mean, I get your point that all teams make business decisions, but your specific choices were all logical moves and not really out of line.