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#15 : April 23, 2008, 10:39:16 PM

Both parties are probably being unreasonable. White probably wants too much money, and Allen wants to pay less money than White deserves. Typical NFL contract dispute. I'm sick of it.

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#16 : April 23, 2008, 10:40:57 PM

the bucs should offer this man NOTHING. every scrub player thinks he deserves a big payday after ONE GOOD YEAR. prove you can do it consistently and we will be more then happy to pay you, and pay you well.

people like to talk about what he "deserves". well most normal people, like 99% of the rest of the world, when we sign a contract we honor it. he signed a contract, and he is only a RFA b/c he is basically a rookie. he needs to man up, and play.


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#17 : April 23, 2008, 10:41:09 PM

From what I heard SR say the other day on the Buc Blitz, Greg White will be a exclusive rights restricted free agent again in 2009, a restricted free agent in 2010, and won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2011 when he is almost 32 years old. I'm not a big fan of taking your request to be traded public, but White is definitely a tough spot. I'd like to see the Bucs increase his pay, but since there is nothing forcing them to and he is basically locked in for at least 2, probably 3 more years, it means that White could well have to accept a contract well below market value. He'd probably be better served playing through this year, which I imagine he'll do, and then if nothing happens next offseason (when he'll turn 30) then force the issue.

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#18 : April 23, 2008, 10:51:44 PM

From what I heard SR say the other day on the Buc Blitz, Greg White will be a exclusive rights restricted free agent again in 2009, a restricted free agent in 2010, and won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2011 when he is almost 32 years old. I'm not a big fan of taking your request to be traded public, but White is definitely a tough spot. I'd like to see the Bucs increase his pay, but since there is nothing forcing them to and he is basically locked in for at least 2, probably 3 more years, it means that White could well have to accept a contract well below market value. He'd probably be better served playing through this year, which I imagine he'll do, and then if nothing happens next offseason (when he'll turn 30) then force the issue.

But you know, you're not in the league for4 yrs. You were working security at best buy and playing Arena Football...and the Bucs had to BEG you to give it one more shot. How bout a little gratitude for the opportunity the Bucs gave you? Okay, fine, you made a name for yourself your first season....now prove that you aren't a fluke. Prove that you deserve the big contract you are seeking. Sign your tender, play your butt off and if you can duplicate the performance, the team will compensate you long term.

Or...go back to best buy.


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#19 : April 23, 2008, 10:55:20 PM

Is he a starter?

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#20 : April 23, 2008, 11:03:08 PM

Is he a starter?

I think the term is "situational pass rusher" or "pass rush specialist" which I think is Latin for "not good enough at anything but rushing the passer to be a starter". The starter title I'm sure goes to Adams and Douglas.

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#21 : April 23, 2008, 11:20:52 PM

He will get a raise by signing the tender, let him prove he can have a sustained career before throwing cash at him, by the way he will be in the same boat next off season and the one after that so this will be a battle of wills, which he just wont win if he does something stupid like balking and not signing

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#22 : April 23, 2008, 11:33:22 PM

It wouldn't hurt to give him an incentive based raise, not one bit. It's a win, win.

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#23 : April 23, 2008, 11:36:32 PM

It wouldn't hurt to give him an incentive based raise, not one bit. It's a win, win.

Thank you.....help yourself to a cookie from the sensible jar.


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#24 : April 23, 2008, 11:43:22 PM

It wouldn't hurt to give him an incentive based raise, not one bit. It's a win, win.

Bingo.  I wonder if he was ever a part of the Jared Allen conversation


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#25 : April 24, 2008, 12:11:54 AM

It wouldn't hurt to give him an incentive based raise, not one bit. It's a win, win.

Thank you.....help yourself to a cookie from the sensible jar.
Take two actually.

Jesus, you guys act like White should not get paid.  The guy proved his worth. 


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#26 : April 24, 2008, 12:21:49 AM

Understand why they shouldn't give him money right away.  But honestly the Bucs need to start extending some players with their massive cap space eventually?


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#27 : April 24, 2008, 12:27:52 AM

They need to get him signed somehow.

They will; he really has no other options.  They just do not need to be in a rush to get it done today.


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#28 : April 24, 2008, 12:32:14 AM

I can't blame him, you don't get many chances to make good $$$ in life.  His production last season certainly warrants a hell of a lot more than the Bucs are offering.

Hope they can come to an agreement.

The Bucs offered him what was required to secure their rights.  If they needed to offer him more to secure their rights, they would have done so (as they did with Haye).  The ERFA qualifying tender offer is in no way indicative of what they expect to pay him.  It just delays the need to negotiate with him, allowing them to do so at a time more favorable to them (instead of when they have more pressing needs in Free Agency and the Draft).


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#29 : April 24, 2008, 12:35:07 AM

He's 28 and was out of the league before the Bucs gave him his FOURTH chance in the NFL. Give me a break. What a whiner.

I do not see him whining at all.  I do not even see his agent whining.  The agent is merely playing the only card available to him that he thinks could get the negotiations to happen at a time more favorable to him (while the Bucs front office is distracted with draft preparations).  White has had nothing negative to say, and has been at the facility working out virtually every day.

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