Started by Lincoln Locomotive, January 11, 2024, 08:14:10 AM
Quote from: GOLDMEMBER on January 11, 2024, 01:41:10 PMBrady needs to wake up and smell the roses and decide if he wants to stay with his hometown club or not.
Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on January 11, 2024, 03:06:16 PMOliveria needs to make his money right now. This contract. He's never going to have more leverage. He'll be 27 in August. He's coming off a career year. He's a running back. He's paid his dues. Whether or not he gets paid here or not is a bigger question. But he deserves it somewhere and he's going to get it. Good for him, wherever it is.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on January 11, 2024, 03:12:34 PMAgreed. If maximizing money is his top priority, this is the time do it. How that plays out for him remains to be seen (see Kenny Lawler in 2022 FA) but all indications are he's banking on a significant raise.The same argument could be made for Schoen.The next month or so is going to be very interesting.
Quote from: blue_or_die on January 11, 2024, 06:51:16 PMI think the problem some fans are having is with the bold. Most definitely he should be paid for his full value, bar none, but there's some disappointment that he's publicly implying that it's really just about the money for him. I want to think the Bombers are willing to pay the 'correct' price and have made that offer - and if we've lowballed him, he deserves more elsewhere - but if we have and he's waiting for a Chris Jones to make a ridiculous, out-of-market insanity offer to play for any team stupid enough to do that, that's a disappointing character moment. Even if that's what he thinks deep down, posting a money bag emoji on SM if kinda gross. A little like Evander Kane with the brick of money phone pic.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on January 11, 2024, 07:15:58 PMIt's no different than any other CFL player who is a top FA and wants to get paid as much as possible in a business such as this. Fans are certainly entitled to feel how they want about Oliveira's words, actions, posts on social media, etc., but that reflects more on them that it does Oliveira, IMO. We aren't owed anything by a pending free agent. He's a professional athlete in a league that isn't renowned for its contracts, either in terms of remuneration or terms (no guaranteed money), so making the most of what's typically a small window is just putting his interests first. And that's okay.His social media activity related to his pending FA isn't a good look, much in the same vein as his expressing NFL aspirations a while back. Not sure I'd question his character because of either thing, though. He's demonstrated his character time and again in real life, so include me among those willing to give him a pass for a questionable repost on social media with a moneybag emoji.I can't even begin to understand the comparison to Evander Kane, BTW. It's completely baseless to me.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on January 11, 2024, 07:15:58 PM Fans are certainly entitled to feel how they want about Oliveira's words, actions, posts on social media, etc., but that reflects more on them that it does Oliveira, IMO.
Quote from: blue_or_die on January 11, 2024, 07:26:20 PMThey're both tasteless moves based around a stack of money.No one is debating "what he owes us" or "what we owe him". It's purely about conduct and character.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on January 11, 2024, 07:30:14 PMExcept one's an emoji and the other was an actual stack of money being used as a phone.A pending FA trying to get his payday just isn't in the same galaxy as a player under contract who requested a trade every year he was here and had ego and character problems from the get go.
Quote from: TBURGESS on January 11, 2024, 07:57:50 PMMy dog you guys will get your panties in a twist over weird things. A top FA want the big bucks? Of course he does.