Chad says he can bring Cowboys that ring

Chad says he can bring Cowboys that ring

There are 15 comments on the SportsDay story from Mar 21, 2008, titled Chad says he can bring Cowboys that ring. In it, SportsDay reports that:

“I'm crying about losing. We played Jacksonville, Sunday night, we're 4-0. I'm mad because we're 4-1. I was mad. I was the same way.”

Chad Johnson could've climbed on the coffee table on the middle of the Best Damn Sports Show Period set tonight and yelled at the top of his lungs "Trade me to to Dallas!!!" And he really wouldn't have been ... via SportsDay

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shaun moles

Warren, OH

#1 Mar 22, 2008
if chad was to go to dallas, him and TO would be fighting in the middle of the field over the ball. They would probley have an 0- 16 record
cowboyfansince75

Stafford, TX

#2 Mar 22, 2008
No question in my mind that they could co-exist, but what could not co-exist is Chad Johnson in Dallas and the salary cap. This is going nowhere.
Jopa-n

Albrightsville, PA

#3 Mar 22, 2008
cowboyfansince75 wrote:
No question in my mind that they could co-exist, but what could not co-exist is Chad Johnson in Dallas and the salary cap. This is going nowhere.
So do it up like Moss did with Pats. 1 year incentive laden contract with promise not to franchise in next year. If Jones let's him be him, he may do as Moss did and sign for less to be happy OCHO
cowboyfansince75

Stafford, TX

#4 Mar 22, 2008
Jopa-n wrote:
<quoted text>So do it up like Moss did with Pats. 1 year incentive laden contract with promise not to franchise in next year. If Jones let's him be him, he may do as Moss did and sign for less to be happy OCHO
Once again, with what cap room? They are only $3.9 million under the cap and still in need of signing their draft picks and extending the contracts of Barber and Canty. Chad is unhappy with the money he's getting in Cincy, so do you think he will play for the veteran minimum just to be in Dallas? And with little or no guaranteed signing bonus? Not likely. Even if Glenn retires or is released, he will cost more against the cap than if he plays. Ayodele is the only player with a significant cap figure who is likely to be moved for cap relief, but it will still be insufficient to sign Johnson. Not to mention, Cincy is still unwilling to trade him, and it would not make any financial sense for them to do so with 4 years remaining on his current deal. Like I said, this is going nowhere. Chad, and anyone who buys this nonsense, is dreaming. Nice dream? Absolutely, but so far outside of reality it is ridiculous. This is not the early 90's, nor are we playing fantasy football with no salary cap.
Jopa-n

Albrightsville, PA

#5 Mar 22, 2008
cowboyfansince75 wrote:
<quoted text>Once again, with what cap room? They are only $3.9 million under the cap and still in need of signing their draft picks and extending the contracts of Barber and Canty. Chad is unhappy with the money he's getting in Cincy, so do you think he will play for the veteran minimum just to be in Dallas? And with little or no guaranteed signing bonus? Not likely. Even if Glenn retires or is released, he will cost more against the cap than if he plays. Ayodele is the only player with a significant cap figure who is likely to be moved for cap relief, but it will still be insufficient to sign Johnson. Not to mention, Cincy is still unwilling to trade him, and it would not make any financial sense for them to do so with 4 years remaining on his current deal. Like I said, this is going nowhere. Chad, and anyone who buys this nonsense, is dreaming. Nice dream? Absolutely, but so far outside of reality it is ridiculous. This is not the early 90's, nor are we playing fantasy football with no salary cap.
You can always create cap space. Players are not against renog. contracts because it means more guarenteed bonus money. If all the players said go fish your right. Most won't when they can get an extra couple million up front and a brand new deal. Jerry certainly can play monopoly with the cap, he did it with Sanders back when part of the contract was the backdoor deal with pepsi to give him some extra bucks with them. Draft money, by the way, is already figured into cap space ahead of time and one less #1 pick is money for Ocho.
cowboyfansince75

Stafford, TX

#6 Mar 22, 2008
Jopa-n wrote:
<quoted text>You can always create cap space. Players are not against renog. contracts because it means more guarenteed bonus money. If all the players said go fish your right. Most won't when they can get an extra couple million up front and a brand new deal. Jerry certainly can play monopoly with the cap, he did it with Sanders back when part of the contract was the backdoor deal with pepsi to give him some extra bucks with them. Draft money, by the way, is already figured into cap space ahead of time and one less #1 pick is money for Ocho.
Jerry did play monoploy with the cap on Sanders' deal, and the organization paid dearly for it long after he was gone. Stephen Jones has made it clear that they will never do such a thing again, as they are not only concerned with this year's cap, but 2009, 2010, and 2011 as well.

You would trade a #1 pick for a 9 year veteran receiver? Not me. No, thank you. That is insane. he isn't worth even a 2nd rounder at that age and salary. If Jerry were to agree to such a thing, well, forget it because he wouldn't...He knows better. In this day and age, Championship teams are built through the draft, and 1st Round picks are not traded for WR's in their 30's---not for Owens, not for Moss,

Whose contract would you suggest restructuring? Are you going to backload them (there goes the cap for the next few years)?

We still have to ink Barber, Canty, and Newman to new contracts. We're also on the hook for unecessary millions due to a bad deal on Roy Williams. This scenario (the Chad thing) is as unrealistic as the rumors about signing Randy Moss or trading for DeAngelo Hall. Chad Johnson isn't going anywhere, especially when the Bengals would have to eat so much of his cap charge (remaining signing bonus) if they were to release or trade him. He is dreaming. This guy has 4 years left on that deal (and don't forget, he wants a BIGGER one). It is incredibly difficult to imagine Chad signing a cap-friendly deal in Dallas when he has seen the likes of Javon Walker and Bernard Berrian get what they did in this year's free agent market. This isn't going to happen, nor should it.
dagr8nate

Winthrop, MA

#7 Mar 22, 2008
i would love 2 see 85 nd 81 teaming up that will be the next undeafted team it will work out cause they both want a ring they both changin thier attidude around but i gave it a 10% dat he will coming 2 dallas because of da cap room
newanarchy

Dallas, TX

#8 Mar 22, 2008
Another locker room cancer, bring him on.
Cowboy Fan 1

AOL

#9 Apr 6, 2008
You know what I have said it once and I'll say it again T.O is like the devil and no team is winning a championship under his lead and as for Chad ans as for T.O attitude comes back to haunt you and the same for Moss who plays when he wants to it got him back at the super bowl.
Sparkman

United States

#10 Apr 7, 2008
I believe I read that next year is a non-cap year.So lets sign him this year. Next year the price of free agents will only escalate. Promise 85 that if he is a positive force on the team to help win the superbowl the sky is the limit next year!(or the depth of Jerrys pockets)Why do you think everybody wants to be a cowboy. JERRYS POCKETS
cowboyfansince75

Stafford, TX

#11 Apr 8, 2008
Sparkman wrote:
I believe I read that next year is a non-cap year.So lets sign him this year. Next year the price of free agents will only escalate. Promise 85 that if he is a positive force on the team to help win the superbowl the sky is the limit next year!(or the depth of Jerrys pockets)Why do you think everybody wants to be a cowboy. JERRYS POCKETS
That is the year after next, and only if the CBA is not renewed or a new agreement is not made. Not to mention the Bengals would have to agree to trade a Pro Bowl player with 4 years remaining on his deal, eating the remainder of his bonus money as a cap charge this season. What you are proposing is hinged upon too many "if's", and if you were Chad Johnson, you'd be foolish to gamble your financial future on those, and the Bengals would be equally foolish to handicap their salary cap structure. Chad can wish all he wants, but it won't happen.
KMA

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Apr 8, 2008
BS
cowboyfansince75

Stafford, TX

#13 Apr 8, 2008
KMA wrote:
BS
Well, that was insightful...
newanarchy

United States

#14 Apr 8, 2008
cowboyfansince75 wrote:
<quoted text>That is the year after next, and only if the CBA is not renewed or a new agreement is not made. Not to mention the Bengals would have to agree to trade a Pro Bowl player with 4 years remaining on his deal, eating the remainder of his bonus money as a cap charge this season. What you are proposing is hinged upon too many "if's", and if you were Chad Johnson, you'd be foolish to gamble your financial future on those, and the Bengals would be equally foolish to handicap their salary cap structure. Chad can wish all he wants, but it won't happen.
Agreed, I hope the Bengals make him retire like he threatens and hold his rights forever. The league would be better off without him.

Since: Dec 07

San Diego

#15 Apr 10, 2008
we dont need him but it would be nice

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