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How much will it cost to keep 'Beast Mode'?
Marshawn Lynch bulled his way to more than a thousand yards, and set Seahawks touchdown rushing records in 2011. Because of that, the guy nicknamed "beast mode" is due for a big pay day.
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  • igotanopinion wrote...
    3 yr 15 mill
    If I was Carroll and Co that's what I'd do. Either sign him or draft Richardson in the first round.
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  • Nervoso wrote...
    lol @ "draft Richardson in the first round"
    good grief.
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  • igotanopinion wrote...
    Neverso?
    Problem with the statement? If your not going to sign Beastmode you better get a good back, and it better be a dam good back. Sign Lynch, sign Matt Flynn, and draft a beast of a pass rusher in the first.
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  • otmilkr wrote...
    I am with you igota
    I don't see any of those big name RBs who got huge money ever having done much there after... the incentive is gone. Let the Redskins offer him a 120 million dollar with 55 million guaranteed contract and a year later he will be out of football. Sure the guy is a good running back , today.... There are other needs.
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  • NWGUY wrote...
    2yrs Max
    12 million
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  • The_foundation wrote...
    Tough one
    I am not sure what to do here. The last time we gave money to RB it didn't turn out well. But the situation is different. Lynch is not 29. He is not soft. He is kind of the antithisis of Alexander. Alexander named his kid "Angel". I could easily see Lunch naming his kid something like "Pronk" or "Beast Mode". He is just a bad man. And I think we all have to appriciate how hard this guy runs. I would be willing to give the guy big money 6-7 million a year but I don't want to be paying him that beyond 3 years. If he can play like this or close to it for three years I'd be happy with it. Look at what the other top back make in the league. I think that would be a bargin at that price. I also wouldn't mind drafting a running back this year late in the draft to replace Forsett and help keep Lynch around 20 carries a game.
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  • dadof3 wrote...
    I'm glad we subsidise these player's salaries...
    By taxing ourselves to build their stadiums. I would hate to see them and the owners making a little less every year becuase they had to make mortgage payments on their place of business. Next I propose we start building office buildings for Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks too, so that they can become even richer from our hard work. Thanks politicians, you suck.
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  • kiddenme wrote...
    Dadof3... I agree
    so your're telling me, if these guys didnt get e million a year, they just wouldnt play? its crazy, salaries are stagnant, yet pro athletes salaries continue to rise. Why? Because they can. Why? Because we are the suckers who subsidize the work they do. Enough.
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  • *logos* wrote...
    I agree as well...
    But it's incorrect to say that their salaries rise because WE pay them. They rise because the NFL is an obscenely lucrative product. Don't blame the players for getting what they can get out of billionaire owners making enormous profits off their hard work. Yes, we subsidize the stadiums, but again—that is not the players' fault. The owners are the ones spending your money. To that end, why would you care how much it costs them to pay for the product that we love? Y'all got it backwards. The point is winning—you get what you pay for. Let Paul Allen shell out his millions; the stadium issue is already decided. Plus, to all of you who are complaining about possibly giving Lynch a long-term deal, the point is moot. As with the Alexander deal the real figure with these contracts is the signing bonus. Football contracts are not guaranteed. Lynch might make 5-6 million a year, but if he's on the roster chances are he'll be earning it. He might receive 15 million in a bonus if he's lucky, which for a player like Lynch basically amounts to his nest egg. Let him have it; it counts little towards the salary cap.
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  • kiddenme wrote...
    Dadof3... I agree
    so your're telling me, if these guys didnt get e million a year, they just wouldnt play? its crazy, salaries are stagnant, yet pro athletes salaries continue to rise. Why? Because they can. Why? Because we are the suckers who subsidize the work they do. Enough.
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  • artimus wrote...
    You have to retain Lynch
    ...especially if TJack is the starting QB.
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  • otmilkr wrote...
    Offer the beast a 3 year deal
    with a reasonable, but not outrageous payday, and if he walks, he walks. RBs are a dime a dozen. My thoughts on teh Hawks... Try for Flynn or Hoyer in free agency , do NOT mortgage the draft for a rookie QB....if we have to limp along with T-jack, so be it...add another O-lineman utilty guy like Max Unger , add a pass rushing DE and after that go with the best availible in the draft to try to keep building for the future. Also, next preseason, I want to see more of Portis, maybe he could be the Clipboard Jesus replacement.
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  • Saltchucker wrote...
    Franchise him.
    1 year contract paying the average of the top 5 backs. Incentive for him to EARN his next contract and not a long term payout for the Hawks if Carrols vision of the O-line doesn't come together next year.
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  • Hawkman wrote...
    Saltchucker wrote...
    I am with you here. See if he's able to continue at his pace in continued success then revisit the discussion next year. We get a QB and the team succeeds then the Beast won't go any where. I think he is the type of guy that will be loyal to the team that gave him a chance and would want to be part of the continued success.
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  • igotanopinion wrote...
    Franchise?
    That may be a good idea, but you will have to sign Red Bryant then. I believe that Red is FAR more important than Beastmode. @otmilker...."rbs are a dime a dozen"? Really W T F games are you watching? How well did the hawks do with Julius Jones, Forsett, Edgerin James? Yah... dime a dozen....How well did KC do when Jamal Charles went down? Beastmode is just that, a special back.
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  • otmilkr wrote...
    RBs are a dime a dozen
    Sure they are, the O-line is where it is at. Maybe one back is good for 2-300 yards less than another, not worth blowing a hole in the salary cap to get one of the best when many will do in my opinion. The backs you mention.. J. Jones was in the tail end of his prime and the Hawks had a bad line, Forsett is not much bigger than Sproles and Edge James was past his prime when he went to Arizona. I totally agree with you on #79 though.
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  • Newton wrote...
    I say Six Million a Year.
    With some incentives. Interviews 1000 yard bonus. 55 gallon barrel of Skittles. Film-commercial deal. Parking spot that say's beast mode at the Vmac.
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  • dc1420 wrote...
    @Newton
    Hahahaha, love it
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  • seahawker253 wrote...
    wont get richardson
    draft richardson C'MON SON he wont be there at 11 cleveland is going to draft him id give lynch 4 years 32 mil with 17 mil guaranteed.
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