Started by gobombersgo, December 14, 2021, 05:09:58 PM
Quote from: 3rdand1.5 on December 14, 2021, 05:17:20 PMLike always that's al-lot of guys not signed yet.I really do believe that one of the biggest problems with the CFL is the 1 yr contract....for me personally the last jerseys I bought were Dunnigan retro and Stegall now-retro...Its not that I don't like any of the new guys but I have been burnt too many times with a jersey purchase only to have the player leave.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 06:45:07 PMAll-star LB Adam Bighill takes $145,000 pay cut to stay in WinnipegJanuary 15, 2021That's a 56% pay cut, he deserves to be compensated after the season he had, but is there enough money in the bank to do so? I think he deserves a bump from $115k to $150k but I wouldn't go higher, Walters should never have promised him $260,000 for his 3rd season.
Quote from: GCn19 on December 14, 2021, 06:55:05 PMDayna Spiring says don't worry about it.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 07:20:32 PMThat's the kind of thing the CFL has to crack down on, Wpg. will be one of the teams subsidizing the league, every team needs to play by the salary rules, no exceptions.
Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on December 14, 2021, 07:24:14 PMPretty tough to do in practice. The team isn't giving money to his employer to give to him. As I understand it, they just assisted him in finding a job in his field. There are rules in place to prevent team money going to a third party to pay a player.
Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on December 14, 2021, 05:47:25 PMThere is an easy fix but some won't like it. Start offering guaranteed (or partly guaranteed) contracts. Players will suddenly have incentive to lock in for longer, particularly after a strong year. Why would players sign a contract that can be unilaterally voided by the club at anytime?The alternative is bargaining for a mandatory two year contract under some circumstances or a NFL style franchise tag but the crux of the problem is it makes very little economic sense for players to commit for longer than one year.
Quote from: Jesse on December 14, 2021, 08:27:27 PMThey can talk to death about solutions, but this is the only real answer.Fully guaranteed contracts will never happen. But a large enough guarantee that will ensure job security would help so much.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 08:37:39 PMMake teams set rosters after T.C. and stick with them, end the practice of endless shopping and upgrading the roster unless for injury replacements.