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WMR
10-29-2007, 06:21 PM
Wow. Kid got paid.

Reported as the richest contract in Cowboy franchise history.

Joseph
10-29-2007, 07:56 PM
He's dating Sophia Bush too.

I wouldn't kick her outta bed for eating crackers.

WMR
10-30-2007, 03:54 AM
He's dating Sophia Bush too.

I wouldn't kick her outta bed for eating crackers.

Google pictures is your friend. :laugh:

She was married to Chad Michael Murray for 5 months... that means she is crazy. Excellent g/f material. Just keep the locksmith on speed dial in preparation for the inevitable.

camisadelgolf
10-30-2007, 04:44 AM
I'll take this as further proof that the Carson Palmer deal is the biggest steal in the NFL. The T.J. Houshmandzadeh contract is a big steal, too.

HumnHilghtFreel
10-30-2007, 06:04 AM
Imagine the money they would have saved had they extended him in the off-season... or even earlier on this year instead of waiting so long. I like him though, he should be good enough not to make it look like a bad move.

Degenerate39
10-30-2007, 06:38 AM
Imagine the money they would have saved had they extended him in the off-season... or even earlier on this year instead of waiting so long. I like him though, he should be good enough not to make it look like a bad move.

Unless he throws 5 interceptions in a game a few more times.

HumnHilghtFreel
10-30-2007, 08:37 AM
Unless he throws 5 interceptions in a game a few more times.

To me, the fact that he stayed in the game and led them to the winning drive says a lot more about him than the turnovers.

NJReds
10-30-2007, 09:12 AM
Imagine the money they would have saved had they extended him in the off-season... or even earlier on this year instead of waiting so long. I like him though, he should be good enough not to make it look like a bad move.

Once the Texas gave an unproven QB (Schaub) a huge deal ($8M/yr), the Cowboys were going to have to pay up at some point. Jerry just waited a few games to see what the kid could do before paying up.

Here's how the QB contracts rate:
Peyton Manning, IND: 7 years, $99.2 Million (AAV: $14.17 Million; Signed in 2004)
Carson Palmer, CIN: 9 years, $118.75 Million (AAV: $13.19 Million; Signed in 2005)
Tony Romo, DAL: 6 years, $67.5 Million (AAV: $11.25 Million; Signed in 2007)
Marc Bulger, STL: 6 years, $65 Million (AAV: $10.83 Million; Signed in 2007)
JaMarcus Russell, OAK: 6 years, $61 Million (AAV: $10.17 Million; Signed in 2007)
Tom Brady, NE: 6 years, $60 Million (AAV: $10 Million;Signed in 2005)
Drew Brees, NO: 6 years, $60 Million (AAV: $10 Million; Signed in 2006)
Brett Favre, GB: 10 years, $100 Million (AAV: $10 Million; Signed in 2001)
Vince Young, TEN: 6 years, $58 Million (AAV: $9.67 Million; Signed in 2006)
Donovan McNabb, PHI: 12 years, $115 Million (AAV: $9.58 Million; Signed in 2002)
Chad Pennington, NYJ: 7 years, $64.2 Million (AAV: $9.17 Million; Signed in 2004)
Eli Manning, NYG: 6 years, $54 Million; (AAV: $9 Million; Signed in 2004)
Matt Leinart, ARI: 6 years, $50.8 Million (AAV: $8.47 Million; Signed in 2006)
Philip Rivers, SD: 6 years, $50.5 Million (AAV: $8.42 Million; Signed in 2004)
Alex Smith, SF: 6 years, $49.5 Million (AAV: $8.25 Million; Signed in 2005)
Matt Hasselbeck, SEA: 6 years, $49.4 Million (AAV: $8.23 Million; Signed in 2005)
Matt Schaub, HOU: 6 years, $48 Million (AAV: $8 Million; Signed in 2007)

Highlifeman21
10-30-2007, 04:19 PM
Chad Pennington, NYJ: 7 years, $64.2 Million (AAV: $9.17 Million; Signed in 2004)
Eli Manning, NYG: 6 years, $54 Million; (AAV: $9 Million; Signed in 2004)

Burned piles o cash, IMO.

No wonder it stinks at the Meadowlands.

Matt700wlw
10-30-2007, 04:22 PM
You'd think Tom Brady would be higher on that list...

NJReds
10-30-2007, 04:25 PM
No wonder it stinks at the Meadowlands.

Eli's growing on the Giants fans. The team is 6-2, and most of the 'experts' say that they're the best team in the NFC now (even though they lost to the Packers and Cowboys).

Pennington is a tough guy, but he's got no arm strength anymore ... and he didn't have much to begin with.

dabvu2498
10-30-2007, 04:29 PM
Burned piles o cash, IMO.

No wonder it stinks at the Meadowlands.

The Giants are 6-2. I mean, I know Eli's not his brother... but who is?

WMR
10-30-2007, 04:34 PM
Eli's growing on the Giants fans. The team is 6-2, and most of the 'experts' say that they're the best team in the NFC now (even though they lost to the Packers and Cowboys).

Pennington is a tough guy, but he's got no arm strength anymore ... and he didn't have much to begin with.

Still one of my all-time favorite television "moments" is when Cris Carter said he was going to do a "Chad Pennington impression," and proceeded to pull out a squirt gun and squirt Marino. :laugh:

CTA513
10-30-2007, 04:39 PM
You'd think Tom Brady would be higher on that list...

:thumbup:



Its amazing that JaMarcus Russell is higher up on that list than Brady.

TC81190
10-30-2007, 06:53 PM
Burned piles o cash, IMO.

No wonder it stinks at the Meadowlands.

What's wrong with Eli?

rotnoid
10-30-2007, 07:06 PM
:thumbup:



Its amazing that JaMarcus Russell is higher up on that list than Brady.

Says a lot about the New England organization and what Brady thinks of it though. He restructured his deal this past offseason, IIRC, in order for them to add guys like Moss and Adalius Thomas. Just shows that for him/them winning is more important than money. I still don't like him or the Pats, but it shows what it takes to build a consistent winner.

GoReds33
10-30-2007, 07:12 PM
Imagine the money they would have saved had they extended him in the off-season... or even earlier on this year instead of waiting so long. I like him though, he should be good enough not to make it look like a bad move.Yep. The Cowboy's patience really came back to bite them this time. Still, they didn't get ripped off. He is a terrific quarterback, and he is still getting paid below what he would on the open market. None the less, he isn't cheap.:)

Highlifeman21
10-30-2007, 08:21 PM
What's wrong with Eli?

Eli Manning isn't very good, IMO.

He doesn't have the arm he thinks he does, and makes bad decisions with the football.

In the right system, he could be very serviceable, but I just don't think he has that much natural talent.

WMR
10-30-2007, 11:07 PM
Eli Manning isn't very good, IMO.

He doesn't have the arm he thinks he does, and makes bad decisions with the football.

In the right system, he could be very serviceable, but I just don't think he has that much natural talent.

Sounds a lot like Ben Roethlisberger. ;) :evil:

George Foster
10-31-2007, 12:07 AM
The QB with the most natural talent in the NFL hands down is Palmer. Manning and Brady have far superior O-lines. Their coaches and management get it, Bengals don't or either don't want to spend for it. I feel Palmer is wasting away the most productive years of his career with a crappy defensive and C+ offensive line.

When was the last time you saw Manning get creamed in the pocket?

Don't get me wrong. Manning and Brady are A+ QB's. However I wound take Palmer with the Colts or Pats over Manning and Brady.
Palmer has never had the O-lines that good to see his true ability year in and year out. Manning or Brady with the current Bengals team would be 2-5 as well.

camisadelgolf
10-31-2007, 05:30 AM
I'm with you, George Foster, but I'd argue that on talent alone, Peyton Manning is better than Carson Palmer when you include acting abilities.