Originally Posted by flyer85
If Smith wants to sit out, get fatter and blow millions in the process the Bangals need to tell him to have at it. These negotiations are not about the player, they are about the agent. The agent doesn't want to "look bad" by having their player agree to a lesser contract than a later pick. For the agent it is about the ability to market themselves to the next player rather than doing what is in the best interest of their current player.
That is probably my biggest problem with camp holdouts. Its never about the player and getting a fair contract. It is about the agent's ability to get $1 than expected. Its about being able to go to prospective clients and say "I got this guy this, when he only expected to get this."