Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) walks off the field after losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

SS Vol III: Tom Brady and His Contract Extension


It’s been about three weeks since we last talked, but there have been some things around the league lately that just couldn’t go by without running the slant. So, without further adieu:

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TOM BRADY “TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM”

This week, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was canonized the ultimate hero, taking one for the team with his new contract extension. He took a smaller salary per year, to leave his team more room against the salary cap. What a hero he is, everyone was saying this week. And I say….NO WAY!

Folks, let’s not make it sound like this man left money on the table. HE DIDN’T. He is still getting $57 million guaranteed over the lifetime of the contract! $57 MILLION. All this great “hero” did was take his money and move it around so it would fall under a different category. Between himself and Giselle, he has more money than God, so I am supposed to kiss this guy’s feet because he took a large signing bonus?

Heck, no. Talk to me when he actually gives money back, rather than just moving it around.

DARRELLE REVIS DOES HIS TOM CRUISE IMPRESSION

Darrelle has been back in the media lately, partially because the NFL Network is doing a documentary on Revis’s rehab, “The Revis Project”. Andrea Kremer had a sit down with Darrelle Revis, and they talked about his trade rumors. Darrelle is not happy, as he has not been consulted about the fact that he might be traded. He actually threw his owner under the bus, saying it might have to do with Woody Johnson not wanting to pay him, and that he wants “answers”.

What is this, “A Few Good Men”? He wants the truth? Is that coming next?

Darrelle Revis does not need to have answers. He is a football player, employed by the New York Jets. All he “needs” to be told, is when to go out on the football field to cover somebody. If the Jets WANT to give Revis some clarity, more power to them. But they don’t OWE Revis a damn thing. The Jets have made Darrelle Revis a rich man. Earth to Darrelle: “SHUT UP”.

Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame defensive lineman Manti Teo speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

MANTI TE’O CONTINUES TO RECEIVE GRIEF

Manti Te’o made his appearance at the NFL Combine last weekend. He held his press conference, and of course, he was questioned, and questioned, and questioned, about the Lennay Kukua situation. He handled it like a champion, but it had to affect him. He clearly wasn’t himself and the workouts, running a 4.8 forty yard dash.

It’s time to stop this madness with Manti Te’o. It’s time to leave him alone.

Whether you believe he was duped, that he was part of it, or just dumb, the story is old. Personally, I found it funny when it came out, that he garnered all of that sympathy with a fake girlfriend. But the story happened a while ago now. Now, this guy is a young kid trying to make a living. All he wants is to live his dream in the NFL. Leave him alone.

JOE FLACCO TAKES IT TO THE BANK

Joe Flacco had one of the greatest runs you could have in a post season.  11 TDs and 0 INTs is as good as it gets.  You have to give a lot of credit to Joe Flacco for not signing a deal last year, and pushing it through 2012.  He took a huge gamble, and proved himself to be absolutely right, and he got paid for it.

But how much?  Joe Flacco’s contract makes him the highest player in the history of the game.  Does he deserve that?  Is he better than Peyton Manning?  How about Tom Brady?  Flacco had a great year, no doubt.  But that doesn’t mean that he is the best player ever.

Touchdown!  See you next time.

 

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