What should the Titans do about CJ's contract?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by oilerstruck, May 7, 2010.


Who is right?

Poll closed Jun 6, 2010.
  1. CJ has the right to break his legal contract.

    7 vote(s)
  2. Management should never show good faith and start negotiations with a high performing employee.

    3 vote(s)
  3. Both are wrong and need to change what they are doing now

    23 vote(s)
  4. Both are right and should continue to ignore what's best for the team.

    0 vote(s)
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  1. oilerstruck

    oilerstruck Hall of Fame

    So what are we doing about CJ? Are we playing hard ball, refusing to discuss the contract he signed and is committed to? I believe no player has the right to hold out and demand something new. However, that said, when a player does something special as CJ has done, management should offer an extension with a reward package as a sign of good faith. Looks like neither side is doing what is right and that can only hurst the team. CJ needs to shut up and get to camp and management need to move towards initiating a better deal for a player that is the main focus of our team.
  2. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    Good title: "So what are doing about CJ?"

    I love how people always say "we" when referring to the Titans (I admit I do it toooo). But, since when are we apart of the Titans :lol:

    CJ deserves a huge pay increase; Top 3 RB highest paid without a doubt. However, there is some gay 30% increase rule that doesn't allow it. Therefore, CJ will not get a huge contract this year.
  3. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

    The options in that poll are way too biased for me to answer.

    Both are right and should continue to ignore what's best for the team.

    Who's to say that both sides can't be right and also have it be good for the team? You do realize that it's possible for CJ to skip minicamp, show up for training camp and play his butt off in 2010 because the team promised him a new deal for 2011 if he can repeat his 2009 success, right? Maybe not giving him a new deal and letting him sit for a bit is what's best for the team.
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    JCBRAVE 2017 Pick'em Champion Tip Jar Donor

    "We" allow the Titans to stay in business. Without us, who do the Titans sell themselves to? If you have no customer, you aren't in business long. "Fans" are basically a customer with a huge concern for the product they're paying for.

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    C.J. is only going into the 3rd year of his 5 year deal. I'd imagine if he comes anywhere close to last years production then he WILL be taken care of. As everyday passes the media educates us a little more of the situation, and with the new knowledge I see being put out there, I'm not expecting anything to happen until C.J. starts playing ball. If he's getting a new deal it won't be til mid-season or after.
  6. hoheff78

    hoheff78 Camp Fodder

    pay him, pay him now, who the hell honors an nfl contract these days
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  7. 2ToneBlueBlood

    2ToneBlueBlood Starter

    I believe when you sign a contract you should abide by it. That being said, I also believe an employer should pay you what you're worth. If I decided to go back to college and get my Masters Degree or a Doctorate I would expcet my employer to compesate me for that. In a sense that's what CJ's done. He's graduated to the top of the NFL class and should be paid for it.

    He's due to make $550k this year. Kerry Collins will make 10 times CJ's pay to sit on the bench. Donnie Nickey will be paid twice that just to play special teams. There's something wrong when a backup QB and special teams player make more than your best offensive player.
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  8. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    We forgetting the $7 mil signing bonus? He got a five-year contract worth $12 mil. It averages $2.4 mil a season.

    He's underpaid but it's not like he's making Donnie Nickey money.
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  9. MJTitans

    MJTitans Chris Whitley look him up

    I'll tell you what - get all the overpaid-underproducing guys on their rookie contracts to give their money back to the Titans. THEN I'll be first in line for a raise for CJ. He's got every right to ask for more, and he deserves more. But a contract is a contract... you want a big payday? Do it year in, year out and then collect when you hit free agency.
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  10. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    Do nothing.

    Something about if we were to offer him a contract now, due to NFL rules about only raising contract amount by 30% (or something) then a large portion of the contract would be in signing bonus. Basically he would be guaranteed 35 million, while only 15 million would be his base salary spread across several seasons. Not much incentive for him to stay in shape and best RB in the game, it's too risky for the contract.

    That said he deserves to be paid. Unfortunately if we continue to use him like last season we probably won't want to re-sign him in the future since we'll use him up.

    Sorry that wasn't clearer, I looked for the article I read on Yahoo sports awhile back and couldn't find it.
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