Nfl players should not take pay cuts – the ways to make money from home draw play

Martellus bennett, patriots tight end and noted ebony horse with a pointy ways to make money from home spike on its head, had an interesting tweet storm this past day in which ways to make money from home he ripped fans talking about him and his current pending ways to make money from home free agency, presuming to know his thoughts and everything going on. But the really interesting part is that first tweet I ways to make money from home linked, where he rips people talking about him taking a pay ways to make money from home cut to stay in new england. He’s right, he shouldn’t take a pay cut. NFL players shouldn’t really take pay cuts if they have other options.

I think fans see the NFL differently than the players ways to make money from home and kind of forget it’s a business, that it’s a job. Fans are inherently loyal creatures. We follow these teams that really have very little if ways to make money from home anything to do with us except take our money, which we gladly pay. Projecting that loyalty onto our franchises and by extension the ways to make money from home players is something all fanbases are guilty of. It’s why we get mad if a player goes to ways to make money from home a division rival. Or happy, if we hate that player, and want them to tank the rival COUGH COUGH RUEBEN ways to make money from home RANDLE.

I just think it’s strange to get mad at a player for wanting ways to make money from home to get paid what he’s worth for the “sake of the team”. When players leave in free agency, or hold out, or whatever, so many fans take the side of the team and ways to make money from home I often wonder why. Like with joey bosa. So many chargers fans, furious he held out because he’s being greedy or whatever, not being a team player. You know, not being a team player for the team that straight ways to make money from home up took a steaming dump all over its san diego ways to make money from home fanbase. I see things like “we got you success and you repay us by ditching? Where’s the sense of loyalty, huh?” during free agency sometimes (saw it a lot with revis). In a twisted way that’s an interesting point because the player has far more ways to make money from home reason to be loyal to a team than any fan ways to make money from home does. The player actually got paid and was given opportunity by ways to make money from home that team. Fans, if anything, pay teams. Why are we so loyal to these businesses that just ways to make money from home take our money and in many ways don’t repay it with true meaningful value that we start ways to make money from home to hate employees of that business for wanting the ability ways to make money from home to make a better life? Are we just mad that we stay loyal despite getting ways to make money from home nothing much out of it outside some emotional fulfillments so ways to make money from home if we can be loyal why can’t these millionaires actually playing for them? Fandom is a strange, confusing beast. But this is getting a little too philosophical so here’s a fart joke. Martellus bennett? More like fartellus bennett.

I think the main reason that people call athletes leaving ways to make money from home for money greedy is because of just how big the ways to make money from home numbers look. For joe schmoe, the difference between a job paying $60k a year and $70k a year is huge. Having an extra ten grand a year could be the ways to make money from home difference between a tiny apartment in a crappy part of ways to make money from home town and a nice apartment in a safe area, or the difference between a beat-up used gas-guzzler and a lightly-used or even new car that’s comfortable, fuel-efficient, and has plenty of life left. When the difference in-question is, say, $21m vs. $24m, a casual observer making less than $50k has a hard time wrapping their head around someone ways to make money from home choosing to work for a less successful organization when they’re already being paid tens of millions of dollars to ways to make money from home do what they do in a place where they’re already comfortable enough in to be having significant success. After all, what can $24m do for you that $21m can’t?

Not saying that means players should take less money than ways to make money from home they’re worth or that it’s a flawless argument, just trying to play devil’s advocate, because I think there’s more to it than “if you wouldn’t take a pay cut, why should they?” it’s a lot harder to put the bottom line aside ways to make money from home and not be a mercenary when your job pays you ways to make money from home five figures a year, compared to seven to eight figures a year, plus putting you on a huge national platform that allows ways to make money from home you to make millions more in endorsements and advertising deals. Again, that doesn’t mean it’s right or anything – all of us have no idea what it’s like to pay the taxes they do, have the injuries and medical expenses, both now and later, that they do, the agent and PR expenses that they have, the constant public scrutiny about every stupid detail of their ways to make money from home life, etc., etc. – but I feel like it’s kind of misleading comparing john doe leaving his generic ways to make money from home dayjob that pays a generic dayjob salary for another generic ways to make money from home dayjob that pays what’s still a pretty pedestrian salary to athlete mcsuperfreak leaving ways to make money from home successful team offering him millions for unsuccessful team paying him ways to make money from home maybe a million or two more at-most.

I never have a problem with a player leaving a ways to make money from home team. I *DO* think that if you go from a team like, say, the patriots to the jags, you’re showing that it’s all about the money, but, y’know fine. Your body, your bad knees, your choice. As a fan, it’s not that I want *loyalty* (although it’s great when it happens), it’s that I want *competitiveness*. Once a player has a ring, though, it’s whatever– they competed, they accomplished that dream of winning the super bowl. I mean, if it’s me, I stay with a winner, but I’m freakishly competitive and winning matters more to me than ways to make money from home money.

But I will *NEVER* support a hold-out. EVER. Not even a franchise tag hold out. You agreed to it, you can suck it up. Bosa-style-rookie-hold-out I’m kinda-sorta on the fence… you shouldn’t just take whatever’s offered no matter how awful, but as rookies, I just don’t have much sympathy. But once you sign a contract, you freaking play through that contract. You might be worth more, but odds are, in the NFL, you’re going to have years where you’re worth less. Either way, you be a freaking man, and you hold true to YOUR word. You can try to persuade the GM that you deserve ways to make money from home more, but you still show up, and do your damn job like you said you would. I understand that windows are short, and that folks could miss it if they just happened ways to make money from home to have the year of their career in a non-contract season, but… integrity matters more than any dollar amount.

Also: players should take pay cuts, if their play merits one. And, sometimes, if you really buy into the camaraderie, then yeah, you take a cut to help the team meet the ways to make money from home salary cap. But as a broncos fan, while I was sad to see travethon and others go, I harbored them no ill will: they accomplished one of the loftiest dreams any kid can ways to make money from home have, and now they’re going to be able to live a life of ways to make money from home ease (minus the knee pain and CTE).

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