Will Big Al be wearing two-tone next year?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by titan_fan_4ever, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Resign, before this season is over (pay him what he wants)

    11 vote(s)
  2. Resign, after this season

    25 vote(s)
  3. Let go, some lucky team..

    10 vote(s)
  4. No idea.....n trippin

    2 vote(s)
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  1. fitantitans

    fitantitans This space For Rent

    We can't afford Albert, that's why he didn't sign last year. I'm thinking back on his first two years when he was showing up out of shape and with poor work ethic. His work ethic improved when someone got through to him as to what his future would hold money wise, if his ethics changed. Kinda like bucking for a promotion. Once you land the promotion, the butt-kissing stops. I truely believe that once he signs long term, his production and injuries will become a problem.
    What would I do in his shoes? I would take whatever offer the Titans made, within reason, and sign! Why? Because some team out there with no defensive line what-so-ever is going to pay embarrassingly for him to be their entire D-Line. He will get pounded week after week, game after game, trying to hold up that D-Line.......... with his past work ethics no less. Here in Tennessee, he is with a group considered the best 4 D-Linemen in football and he's taking a beating. What's going to happen to him without KVB, the Freak and Brown standing next to him. Take the contract. You'll stay in the league longer and you'll be healthier when you leave it.
  2. moose4now

    moose4now Starter

    I agree.

    But, you won't hear anything until after the Super Bowl. :brow:
  3. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro


    He will never take that. The way things are going it will take at least what tommie harris got but there are rumors going around that he was offered a similar deal and turned it down.

    The harris deal.. 4 years $40M..$16.5M in guarantees and a $6.5M SB.

    To keep this guy we will likely need to make him the highest paid DT in the league. That means more than that.

    Dicking around with a small salary larger incentive won't work he can demand almost anything he wants.
  4. vslyke

    vslyke In Dinger We Trust

    Well, I say we make the first year fully guaranteed, unless in case of suspension. He'd like a guaranteed salary of $12 mil staring him in the face.
  5. HornedToad10

    HornedToad10 Camp Fodder

    I wouldn't be surprised if someone offered him ~50-55+ mil for 4 years if he continues to be dominate through the season. With something like 18-20mil guaranteed.
  6. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

    60-70 Million, 5-6 years. At least 30 million in SB.
  7. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    I knew Al would be on a diff team the moment we franchised him. I think we all know MR by now.
  8. Hoffa

    Hoffa Freak you you freakin' freak

    If, and how and who, we win the SB this year determines who we re-sign...
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  9. titansfan4eva24

    titansfan4eva24 VY 4 Life

    If we come close this year I can see Al re-signing here if we offer him a decent contract.
  10. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    And which superstar have we let go that we should have kept?
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