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  • #16
    Originally posted by broncolee View Post
    Flacco is a different case since he’s a quarterback and they tend to be more diplomatic.

    Was Gordon answering questions or did he volunteer his comments? If he was answering questions, it’s a bit unfair to criticize him for giving the answers. He doesn’t really owe the Chargers anything now that he’s gone from that organization.
    What difference does it make?
    Gordon's responses were his alone.

    You're right; he doesn't owe the Chargers anything,
    and when he leaves Denver, he will not owe the Broncos anything either.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by mozzerpete View Post
      I find it classy and humble when any player thanks his former team and fans on his way out
      and allows his play going forward to speak for itself.

      Did Raiders' RB Devontae Booker criticize Denver's scheme, OL, or lack of touches on his way out?

      Gordon refused 10M, sat out three games, replaced then criticized his former team on his way out.
      He might need to be "managed" if things don't go "his" way in Denver.

      Tangent note: Flacco is now a Jet (@1.5M), and I'm curious what he'll say about Denver and Elway.
      ( I was wrong about Flacco and glad he's gone. )
      He’s human too, he’s definitely seeing all the articles about him being a bad signing due to the money so of course he’s going to feel some type of way about it. He’s on a 2 year contract, there won’t be any attitude problems here nor were there with the Chargers until he held out (which would’ve been the new norm for productive RBs before the new CBA). Even then he was still on good terms with the players (in his own words), but maybe not with all the other coaches.

      If anything this is really just showing that he’s motivated and hungry to prove people wrong which is a great thing for us because he is an extremely talented RB.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by mozzerpete View Post
        What difference does it make?
        Gordon's responses were his alone.

        You're right; he doesn't owe the Chargers anything,
        and when he leaves Denver, he will not owe the Broncos anything either.
        Some people might actually feel an obligation to be honest rather than diplomatic when asked questions they agreed to answer.

        So again, was he answering questions or was he volunteering comments?
        You Mad Bro?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by beastlyskronk View Post
          He’s human too, he’s definitely seeing all the articles about him being a bad signing due to the money so of course he’s going to feel some type of way about it. He’s on a 2 year contract, there won’t be any attitude problems here nor were there with the Chargers until he held out (which would’ve been the new norm for productive RBs before the new CBA). Even then he was still on good terms with the players (in his own words), but maybe not with all the other coaches.

          If anything this is really just showing that he’s motivated and hungry to prove people wrong which is a great thing for us because he is an extremely talented RB.
          Looking back, Gordon's contract was pretty good given RB FA.
          An average of 8M with 13.5M guaranteed is pretty good.
          Devonta Freeman may holdout after declining a 4M SEA offer.

          Holding out for three games was not only bad for the team but for the fans too.
          Imagine Lindsay sitting out for three games? I would be bummed.

          Plus, you cannot definitively state, "there won’t be any attitude problems here,"
          because that's a prediction. A prediction I hope turns out true.

          Originally posted by broncolee View Post
          Some people might actually feel an obligation to be honest rather than diplomatic when asked questions they agreed to answer.

          So again, was he answering questions or was he volunteering comments?
          I haven't researched your question, sorry.
          In the NFL as in life, perception is everything.

          Would you rather have rapist Roethlisberger (allegedly) or dog-fighting Vick as QB?
          I'd go with Vick.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by mozzerpete View Post
            Looking back, Gordon's contract was pretty good given RB FA.
            An average of 8M with 13.5M guaranteed is pretty good.
            Devonta Freeman may holdout after declining a 4M SEA offer.

            Holding out for three games was not only bad for the team but for the fans too.
            Imagine Lindsay sitting out for three games? I would be bummed.

            Plus, you cannot definitively state, "there won’t be any attitude problems here,"
            because that's a prediction. A prediction I hope turns out true.



            I haven't researched your question, sorry.
            In the NFL as in life, perception is everything.

            Would you rather have rapist Roethlisberger (allegedly) or dog-fighting Vick as QB?
            I'd go with Vick.
            I meant bad as in we overpaid given the market, it’s a great deal for him. And while saying his attitude won’t be a problem here may be a prediction, I think it’ll end up being true. He never had an attitude with the Chargers, while he was there he never complained about the scheme or about his touches, he spoke very highly of Ekeler even throughout his holdout. He isn’t going to hold out again, not after how it ended for him last season, plus the CBA doesn’t really allow it anyway. He’s already said he if he could go back he wouldn’t hold out because of how it changes his legacy and how hard it was for him to get up to speed.

            I don’t see his holdout as an attitude issue, he saw how the market has been unfolding and tried to use what little leverage he had. Of course Ekeler eliminated that leverage but he was trying to maximize his value with the team that would have valued him the most. I realize he turned down a deal rumored to be 10 mil but we have no idea how the contract was structured and with the Chargers having some of their big name talent due for new contracts soon maybe he the contract wasn’t as good for his long term outlook with the team. I just don’t view his holdout as an attitude issue because by and large he hasn’t had any attitude issues prior to the holdout.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by beastlyskronk View Post
              I meant bad as in we overpaid given the market, it’s a great deal for him. And while saying his attitude won’t be a problem here may be a prediction, I think it’ll end up being true. He never had an attitude with the Chargers, while he was there he never complained about the scheme or about his touches, he spoke very highly of Ekeler even throughout his holdout. He isn’t going to hold out again, not after how it ended for him last season, plus the CBA doesn’t really allow it anyway. He’s already said he if he could go back he wouldn’t hold out because of how it changes his legacy and how hard it was for him to get up to speed.

              I don’t see his holdout as an attitude issue, he saw how the market has been unfolding and tried to use what little leverage he had. Of course Ekeler eliminated that leverage but he was trying to maximize his value with the team that would have valued him the most. I realize he turned down a deal rumored to be 10 mil but we have no idea how the contract was structured and with the Chargers having some of their big name talent due for new contracts soon maybe he the contract wasn’t as good for his long term outlook with the team. I just don’t view his holdout as an attitude issue because by and large he hasn’t had any attitude issues prior to the holdout.
              So Gordon defended his Broncos salary by attacking the Chargers scheme?
              That makes no sense.

              One could argue his holdout represented his attitude towards the Chargers.
              Holdouts are always an issue. We'd rightfully get fired from our job if we held out.

              Whatever the reason for his holdout, that perception is there.
              He needs to prove his worth, and I hope he becomes a FA steal.

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