- Aug 23, 2007
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I see NFL teams shying away from 100 million dollar corner-backs. As a result I also see the union crying about collusion.
Clements had a good year. Teams just didn't throw on him much because most teams got an early lead on the 9ers and went to the run. I followed 49ers closely this year, Clements wasn't called on to do a lot but he did i. The stigma of our blowout against them doesn't represent his whole season.How did it work out for the 49ers?
Clements made a huge impact on the 49ers. Clements effectively allowed the 49ers to reshape their defense. It allowed the 49ers to sign Mark Lewis, who had a good year, because they've got two corners who can either play on an island, effectively, or play a zone, effectively.Exactly. It'll be interesting to see if people shell out the money for Samuel and a few other CBs available. Clement didn't make that big of an impact. Patrick Willis made more of an impact really.
But here's the thing: every year there will be a "one of the biggest contracts ever for a corner." That's why I said you have to judge Clements' deal compared to the big money corner this year and how the two perform. You can't compare Clements' deal to corners signed before him because the cap is always inflating.Yes, but "not having a poor season" doesn't equate to getting one of the biggest contracts ever for a cornerback. I expect the whiners wanted a great season out of him for that kind of money, not a mediocre one. Same with any club, and seeing that the whiners got a decent, but not noteworthy return on their high investment, one would think other owners would be quite hesitant to pull a similar big money deal after observing that.
Its not ridiculous. The NFL is a business. These guys are the people who bring in the billions of dollars to these teams. They deserve a large slice of the pie.Is there no end in sight, to these ridiculous numbers these players are getting? Crazy.