Chad Pennington headed to Dolphins?

Chad Pennington headed to Dolphins?

There are 206 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Chad Pennington headed to Dolphins?. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Brett Favre trade to the Jets may have more repercussions to the Dolphins than having to face him twice a year in division games, including the season opener on Sept 7. With Favre joining the Jets, it ...

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Since: Sep 07

Woodland, CA

#217 Aug 16, 2008
Fins look good in dominating a good J-ville team 19=14 in a game that was not that close.
We will surprise some people this year. No worse than 7=9
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#218 Aug 19, 2008
Greg wrote:
Yep Absolutely. i felt that way all along and was very surprised that he ended up with the jets.
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Fair enough, I was just checking. I just know it's pretty easy for fans to suddenly change opinions when a player signs w/ their favorite team.

As for Favre, I have stated unreservedly that I felt he screwed the Packers with his on-again-off-again-on-again behavior. And I believe Thompson did what was in the long-term best interests of the team, as unpopular as it was in Green Bay. Any player has the right to play and to change his mind, but there are working deadlines w/ the draft and so forth and indecisiveness can heavily impact a team's draft strategy. So, I don't think Favre ought to have complained that the organization was intent on going in a different direction. I have never been a fan of players trying to hold teams hostage, in effect, and I never will be, b/c I believe the organization is always larger than the player. What bothers me the most about it is the willingness of the national media (at ESPN, etc.) to turn the entire offseason largely into a 'Favre watch' at the expense of other developments on other teams AND to give him a pass on what came off as very selfish behavior by putting the team and Aaron Rodgers in a very awkward situation. And I repsected Charles Barkley for having the balls to say what most other people couldn't bring themselves to. But I've been a Sixers fans my whole life so Barkley saying the Politically Incoorect truth wasn't surprising at all. I would have blasted Favre's handling of it even if he had gone to Miami. As it is, you benefitted from his classless antics and stupidity in announcing his 'retirement' in the heat of emotional overload.
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#219 Aug 19, 2008
Mike Jones wrote:
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Good post and insight in my opinion. Later guys!
Thanks. I think some people don't understand it. Maybe they are deceived by appearances or something. After all, a 40-yd bomb LOOKS so much more impressive than a 5-yd screen pass w/ 35 RAC even though the net result is the same b/c, in the case of the bomb, all the yardage comes in one big chunk. But I've never quite understood the gripe about RAC. So what if the pass is short, as long as you get the yardage, who really cares how it comes? I sure don't. And I don't think the 49ers did either when they were raising that Lombardi trophy 3 X's w/ Montana.

As I've said before, Gary Hogoboom could throw the ball 70-80 yds in the air ... real strong arm, but do you remember him? I didn't think so!

Since: Jan 07

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#220 Aug 20, 2008
Armchair Analyst wrote:
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Fair enough, I was just checking. I just know it's pretty easy for fans to suddenly change opinions when a player signs w/ their favorite team.
As for Favre, I have stated unreservedly that I felt he screwed the Packers with his on-again-off-again-on-again behavior. And I believe Thompson did what was in the long-term best interests of the team, as unpopular as it was in Green Bay. Any player has the right to play and to change his mind, but there are working deadlines w/ the draft and so forth and indecisiveness can heavily impact a team's draft strategy. So, I don't think Favre ought to have complained that the organization was intent on going in a different direction. I have never been a fan of players trying to hold teams hostage, in effect, and I never will be, b/c I believe the organization is always larger than the player. What bothers me the most about it is the willingness of the national media (at ESPN, etc.) to turn the entire offseason largely into a 'Favre watch' at the expense of other developments on other teams AND to give him a pass on what came off as very selfish behavior by putting the team and Aaron Rodgers in a very awkward situation. And I repsected Charles Barkley for having the balls to say what most other people couldn't bring themselves to. But I've been a Sixers fans my whole life so Barkley saying the Politically Incoorect truth wasn't surprising at all. I would have blasted Favre's handling of it even if he had gone to Miami. As it is, you benefitted from his classless antics and stupidity in announcing his 'retirement' in the heat of emotional overload.
I felt the same way. Green Bay drafted Rodgers 3 years ago and they need to find out if he is a franchise QB. If they let Favre keep coming back after retiring every year, they will never know how good or bad Rodgers can be. Besides, they are paying him a good amount of money to hold a clipboard.
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#221 Aug 20, 2008
Dubl B wrote:
<quoted text>I felt the same way. Green Bay drafted Rodgers 3 years ago and they need to find out if he is a franchise QB. If they let Favre keep coming back after retiring every year, they will never know how good or bad Rodgers can be. Besides, they are paying him a good amount of money to hold a clipboard.
Exactly, Dubl B. It's kind of like calling in to work sick 5 min. before you're supposed to be there. Perople say "The player has the right to dp what he wants" but the fact is, the organization has to move on whether the player is there or not--the games still need to be played. So, the player has no right to blame the organization for imposing a deadline and expecting a firm decision one way or the other. Of course, the organization has to find out if the projected replacement can play. They don't want to be caught off guard. That's only reasonable for anyone in their shoes. None of the media or former players supporting "the player's right" would be taking that position if they were in the GM's role. It's ridiculous--and the fact that the player happens to be a star doesn't change the necessity one bit.

Since: Jan 07

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#222 Aug 21, 2008
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Exactly, Dubl B. It's kind of like calling in to work sick 5 min. before you're supposed to be there. Perople say "The player has the right to dp what he wants" but the fact is, the organization has to move on whether the player is there or not--the games still need to be played. So, the player has no right to blame the organization for imposing a deadline and expecting a firm decision one way or the other. Of course, the organization has to find out if the projected replacement can play. They don't want to be caught off guard. That's only reasonable for anyone in their shoes. None of the media or former players supporting "the player's right" would be taking that position if they were in the GM's role. It's ridiculous--and the fact that the player happens to be a star doesn't change the necessity one bit.
I think if he is going to retire, then he should just retire. I respect the Packers for the way they handled it. They stuck to their guns and maintained that Rodgers was the starter. As far as the players rights, I am on the fence about that. I mean anytime a player is not living up to his potential a team has the right to trade him or cut him, on the flipside, if a player is outpreforming their salary and they want an extension for more money, I.E. Anquan Boldin, the team can hold their feet to the fire. I run my own business where I use legally binding contracts. In my opinion if there is a binding contract, neither the team or the player should have the right to waiver from it. The player should play without renegotiating, and the team should honoe the contract without cutting or trading the player. I think the solution to that problem is to not sign thes 6 & 7 year deals. Thats just my opinion though.

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