I posted "yawn" a while back......so I am going to expand on that post.....
DB is a good receiver. NO DOUBT.
DB wants a long term contract.
KC would like to lock DB into a long term contract.
Thems is FACTS.
DB wants a long term contract that makes him one of the 5 best paid receivers in the NFL.
He has NOT shown he is worth it.
He makes some AMAZING catches, but he drops far too many comparatively easy balls to be worth top 5 money.
He will work hard this year to prove he is worth the money he wants. And I don't think he is.
Throw him a lot of balls this year and let's see how good he is when the pressure is on. If he is as good as he thinks he is then pay him the big bucks. But if he keeps up with the dropped passes then trade him for whatever we can get. He is not a team player. Starting to remind me of LJ.
The guy has one season with fewer than 995 Yards and 5 TDs, in his five years in The NFL. Not to mention it has all come on a struggling run-first offense.
I don't think there is a team in The NFL that does not want to sign him to a long term deal.
But I believe that Pioli is determined to replace him with his draftee, Baldwin.
Maybe it is as simple as Bowe asking for team ownership and all Chiefs management to become his personal slaves. (Exagerration)
But I can't help but think that a deal would have been reached had Baldwin not been drafted to replace him.
I wasn't even a Chiefs fan the last time they had a WR go for 995 + for four out of five seasons.
And yet Chiefs fans seem so ready to discard the guy?
I really don't get it.
It's as simple as this: Bowe is asking for too much money, or too many years.
He drops too many passes and the Chiefs have no reason to cave in to his demands. They have him locked up, this year.
I'm convinced the Chiefs want to sign him long term at a fair price. If they didn't want to keep him, they would've used the tag on Carr. This is his chance to show he deserves what he is asking for.
The (foot)ball is in his court.
Like Carr he will be paid a price that is far above what is fair for Pioli though. Another team with what's percived as a greater need will work their salary cap to get him. I'd be absolutely shocked if he remains a Chief beyond this season, and I don't think that's best for Cassel.
But I do not let that convince me that he is not the most valuable WR that this team has had since I have been watching.
I am not sure what numbers both sides were looking for in negotiations, but I find it rather disturbing that everybody else has invented numbers from Bowe's end.
I simply said that I think that that is what Pioli might be looking at.
Next, I'd like to know how much Bowe is asking. Could you share that information?
I agree that he now has this season to prove his worth. But I am baffled by your ability to know what happened in the team's negotiations with him.
I have never seen a WR as good as he has been, on this team. And I simply can not go on this "let's get ready to lose him and.move.on.without a solid WR to fill his shoes" mentality that I seem to be seeing.
Now Cassel has too many targets. Think fast, Matt