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: July 08, 2010, 03:34:10 PM

Penn has shed a lot of weight in the offseason.

Sounds like he might be turning a new leaf.

Sign the guy...get him in camp...even in two or three years, the BUcs will still have plenty of cap space, if not, so what?  No cap means big deal...not your money.

Glazers are cheap, and suck.

Yep. Steve White agrees...

http://passingonthegame.blogspot.com

Think Donald Penn is paying attention to this?

The New York Jets' contract logjam cleared up some Wednesday, when the team reached agreement on a colossal six-year, $60 million contract extension with offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, according to league sources.

Ferguson had two years remaining on his initial contract, so he now will be tied to the Jets for eight years and $73.6 million.

The guaranteed money is $34.8 million, a new record for an offensive lineman, surpassing the $30 million in guaranteed money that the Miami Dolphins gave No. 1 overall pick Jake Long. Ferguson's deal will be signed Thursday and he will be under contract through 2017. The deal also ties Ferguson with Long for the highest average salary for an offensive lineman.


Its important to note that Ferguson made his first Pro Bowl last year so he's only been there once. Its also worth pointing out that with the Jets having drafted a first round quarterback last year who they want to be the face of the franchise much like what we did in Tampa, they saw the importance of locking down the guy who is going to be protecting his backside.

Now I am not sure about this but I have heard that Donald Penn wasn't asking for anywhere near what Ferguson got. But the longer the Bucs keep messing around, the more left tackles break the bank, the higher his asking price will go I'm sure.

Its time to quit hiding behind the lack of a CBA and Penn's weight issues and pay the man. If nothing else it shows the rest of the team you are serious about winning and that you really are committed to your own good players.



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#1 : July 08, 2010, 02:59:47 PM

Amen to that Boid. Glazers suck big time. Penn is pne of the better left tackles in the league, you don't cast off one of your better players when your trying to build a team.

If they were trying to cast him off, they would have given him a much smaller tender.
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#2 : July 07, 2010, 04:45:24 PM

http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/view/7141

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#3 : July 07, 2010, 04:48:13 PM

Is Penn one of the three best left tackles in the game or something?

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#4 : July 07, 2010, 04:54:07 PM

i think some on this board consider him to be, while others consider him to be average.  he's an enigma.

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#5 : July 07, 2010, 04:59:33 PM

Anyways. This deal is irrelevant for Penn. Jason Peters got 6 years $60 million 16 months ago. We knew what elite left tackles get paid before today. D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract doesn't effect Donald Penn anymore than Peyton Manning's contract effected Jeff Garcia.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#6 : July 07, 2010, 05:03:17 PM

Anyways. This deal is irrelevant for Penn. Jason Peters got 6 years $60 million 16 months ago. We knew what elite left tackles get paid before today. D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract doesn't effect Donald Penn anymore than Peyton Manning's contract effected Jeff Garcia.

You're missing the point. It's not about the amount. It's about a team signing a guy to a long term deal without a CBA in place. If the Jets can do it, the Bucs can do it. That's what Penn and his agent will argue.


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#7 : July 07, 2010, 05:06:39 PM

While Penn is thought of highly by many here on the board, he is well respected around the league and it would surprise some of you at how well respected around the league he is.


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#8 : July 07, 2010, 05:15:48 PM

Anyways. This deal is irrelevant for Penn. Jason Peters got 6 years $60 million 16 months ago. We knew what elite left tackles get paid before today. D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract doesn't effect Donald Penn anymore than Peyton Manning's contract effected Jeff Garcia.

You're missing the point. It's not about the amount. It's about a team signing a guy to a long term deal without a CBA in place. If the Jets can do it, the Bucs can do it. That's what Penn and his agent will argue.
It's been a slow off season, but some players have still been getting paid. Patrick Willis and Jahri Evans would be two prominent examples. The way it seems to be working is the players in the top 5 at their positions teams absolutely don't want to take any chances with are getting locked up, and no one else is.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#9 : July 07, 2010, 05:20:40 PM

Anyways. This deal is irrelevant for Penn. Jason Peters got 6 years $60 million 16 months ago. We knew what elite left tackles get paid before today. D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract doesn't effect Donald Penn anymore than Peyton Manning's contract effected Jeff Garcia.


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#10 : July 07, 2010, 05:28:06 PM

Anyways. This deal is irrelevant for Penn. Jason Peters got 6 years $60 million 16 months ago. We knew what elite left tackles get paid before today. D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract doesn't effect Donald Penn anymore than Peyton Manning's contract effected Jeff Garcia.

You're missing the point. It's not about the amount. It's about a team signing a guy to a long term deal without a CBA in place. If the Jets can do it, the Bucs can do it. That's what Penn and his agent will argue.



The Jets are flush with cash right now after selling all those seat licenses to their new stadium. The debt on the stadium will be paid back long-term.

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#11 : July 07, 2010, 05:42:48 PM

Anyways. This deal is irrelevant for Penn. Jason Peters got 6 years $60 million 16 months ago. We knew what elite left tackles get paid before today. D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract doesn't effect Donald Penn anymore than Peyton Manning's contract effected Jeff Garcia.

You're missing the point. It's not about the amount. It's about a team signing a guy to a long term deal without a CBA in place. If the Jets can do it, the Bucs can do it. That's what Penn and his agent will argue.



The Jets are flush with cash right now after selling all those seat licenses to their new stadium. The debt on the stadium will be paid back long-term.

And the Bucs have publicly claimed that money is not an issue.

More than just the top five at their position are being signed. Penn and his agent have a point if that's the argument they make.

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#12 : July 07, 2010, 07:41:36 PM

Penn is very replaceable, I don't blame the Bucs.

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#13 : July 07, 2010, 07:48:10 PM

Penn is very replaceable, I don't blame the Bucs.

Maybe. Who would we get to replace him for this year and not have to pay a ton of money?

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#14 : July 07, 2010, 07:52:04 PM

Penn is very replaceable, I don't blame the Bucs.

Maybe. Who would we get to replace him for this year and not have to pay a ton of money?
Penn isn't leaving $3 million on the table for 2010 when he hasn't even made $4 million in his entire career. He doesn't have to be replaced until 2011.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.
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