Contract Negotiations for McNair Continue

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  1. goTitans.com

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    SUMMARY: Titans GM Floyd Reese and agent Bus Cook, agent for Steve McNair, spoke again yesterday and may be closer to a contract agreement. "We are getting to the point where we are trying to put numbers in slots and see what it looks like," Reese said. "We'll start throwing around numbers now." Contracts for a number of other Titans hinge on McNair's deal, which for now includes a $50 million option. "He has a gigantic (salary cap) number, and the sooner you can get that number cleared away you have a much better sense of the dollars and cents you are going to have," Reese said. "He wants to be here and we want him. So you would like to think you could get it done."

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  2. Ewker

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    pay Mcnair as little as possible, he isn't worth getting the extra dead money that the Titans are finally getting rid of
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  3. GLinks

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    McNair is sensible. I'm not worried about him at all.
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  4. The Mrs

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    I told Bus to play hard ball. Right now, Steve is sitting on a 50 mil:greedy: bubble. The little Mauck project down in Miami basically helped Steve out. They need him. He shouldn't take less than 15 mil and some extras for coaching up Young Tex.

    A quarterback like Steve would flourish in a place with offensive weapons. He has never really had any quality receivers with the exception of Derrick Mason.
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  5. GoTitans3801

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    He might flourish somewhere else, but he sure as hell isn't leaving at this stage in his career/life. He'd finish his career with a much better reputation if he didn't play hardball in order to help his team. Steve sure as hell doesn't need the money... I might give him 15 million over 2 years, small extras, but that's pushing it.
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  6. Ewker

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    15 million over two yrs is way to much for him
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    From reading news on the web the last month or so one would think that McNair feels as if he can pack it up and take his roadshow to another team like the Jets or Dolphins. I have such a hard time buying into that. Not that he could but that he would. I just can't imagine that Steve would do that. I really don't think McNair is all that concerned about the money. I'd like to see McNair take a NOD type role for years to come. That may be just a good as way as any to get that elusive SB ring.

    Has anyone ever seen Flutie in action for NE?
    That's how I'd like to see McNair live on.

    They love Flutie in NE with Boston College and all that.
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  8. The Mrs

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    FLUTIE!? I could beat up Flutie and I'm a little ol' Elf!:chuck:
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    Have you even seen Flutie take a snap for NE?
    I think he's going to hang it up but the point is he is still a capable vet backup. All I'm saying is that I'd like to see McNair hang around another four or five years...starter or not.
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  10. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    Steve knows Eddie eff'd up by not taking less and retiring a Titan. Eddie lost alot of intanglible income by leaving his fan base.

    If Steve stays for less, he would have Nashville support in business spin-offs (restaurants, sporting goods, camps, ?local color analyst, local endorsements, etc) for years after he could play no more. I believe Bus Cook is a more genuine agent than "Big Dummy" LaMont and will advise Steve to take the cut because it will pay more in long term intangibles to retire a Titan.

    What would he have if he went somewhere else?
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