Giving up a 1 & a 4 for the guy, paying him $16 mil, going 4-12, then giving him away for nothing is a bad deal .....and no amount of perfume will mask that stench.
I think the bold is the point both MC and SR are trying to make (rightly or wrongly). It was not Dom who decided to give Revis away for nothing. .
Jay your sentence is right in part, but wrong in part, like this "It was not Dom who decided to give Revis awayfor nothing" The Red is Licht and Lovie, the Blue is 100% Dom . . . and that is the flaw in the contract. There was no way to get rid of Revis EXCEPT "for nothing." It most certainly was Dom's decision that if the Bucs were going to "give Revis away" it would be "for nothing."
Revis was signed to a $12 mln contract within 3 hours of his release and supposedly had another 25 teams interested in him. You claim the contract is untradeable, but in reality, letting it known that we would release Revis by a certain date if not traded was what made him untradeable. it had nothing to do with the contract at that point - why trade ANYTHING for a player you know is about to hit the open market?We got Revis, in part, because his former GM was willing to eat bonus money ($3 million worth) and play his hand, keep leverage so that we DID trade for him. Had they made it known he was definitely going to be released, maybe Dom still trades for him, but I doubt it's for the compensation we gave.I'm just saying, the releasing Revis in the fashion they did, with absolutely no return, was not something that was Dom's doing. The contract? Fine. Even the draft picks, also fine. But in actuality there was absolutely no reason to release Revis when they did, and given the demand, I would've love to have seen what bidding war would be going on right now as FA dried up and teams got desperate.
Jay, I think you are seeing the end of the process and thinking it was the beginning. By the time the release was discussed (likely a leak from the Revis camp) thh Bucs had probably been trying to trade and/or renegotiate for weeks, if not months
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