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Landry Jones

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by 58stillers, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, we are really in the darkness of the off-season when we are discussing why Landry Jones went into the construction business.
     
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  2. blake duerden

    blake duerden Well-Known Member

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    those with more money tend to spend faster ..just a possibility.
     
  3. Roonatic

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    Maybe he could get AB a job, let him develop some self worth again. :shrug:
     
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  4. strummerfan

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    Did I say 30 million dollars a year? We are talking about contracts and top tier players. Y’all have morphed it into this ifs and buts bs scenario.
     
  5. dobbler-33

    dobbler-33 Well-Known Member

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    If nothing else it would lead to some pretty good lunch box sessions and a construction zone is the best environment I can think of to get the burning question answered... Is AB actually dumber than a bag of hammers?
     
  6. SteelersFanIrl

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    A developmental league is not the worst idea ever to be fair. I think a platform to give a second or third chance to guys who get injured/ cut etc would be great.

    For it to work properly I think it would need to be supported by the NFL though, possibly using an extension of the current practice squad. Instead of ten players per team make it 53 and give them their own league, if somebody blows the doors off let them move up to the next level seamlessly.
     
  7. MeanJoeBlue

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    It sure sounded like you did: "30,000,000 or 250,000."
    250K is a one-year salary for XFL.
    30M is (in round numbers) the price tag per year for the top QBs.

    If you meant $30M over the course of an entire contract, it wouldn't make sense to compare it to a 1-year number.
     
  8. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    Alright I read the article and saw that he made $2.5M his last year with the steelers alone but didn't see anything about what happened to his money. I may have have missed that part because it was a little long. How about you enlighten us instead of being a dick?

    Either way, I dont have any sympathy for someone who got a free college education and made at least several million dollars playing a game, who now has to find a grown up job. Gimme a friggin break.
     
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  9. strummerfan

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    Wow reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. You’re not supposed to have sympathy for him. It’s not the intent of the article. He’s 29 and needed a new career and wanted to learn construction. So he started at the bottom. He doesn’t want to sit around on his ass for the next 40-50 years. Oh the horror
     
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  10. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

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    Mmm. Well I guess they did not take AB in. Wonder if they even asked?
     
  11. strummerfan

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    They made it very clear they weren’t interested in AB via statement.
     
  12. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    My reading comprehension is just fine, but thanks anyways. Go take your :bscow: to one of your homies.
     
  13. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    sure thing tough guy
     
  14. The Glory Days

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    I know this is supposed to be about LJ, but the XFL is doomed for one reason...TMF. Too Much Football.

    When the NFL season ends, we take a deep breath and about 10 seconds later start thinking about next season. We get excited as each milestone approaches...combine, franchise/transition tag deadline, free agency, draft, minicamp.

    We yearn for the sound of pads cracking, big hits, running backs hitting the second level, free rushes at the qb. (Or in Pittsburgh, ball security, Renegade, and receivers who can catch)

    The thing is, with football nearly year round, there is no "Christmas morning" feeling of anticipation and excitement. We need to feel what it feels like without it to appreciate it.

    We say, "It's a long season." But damned if it doesn't feel like it is over in the blink of an eye. That's a good thing. It keeps us wanting more.
     
  15. strummerfan

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    The xfl is doomed because it’s an inferior product.
     
  16. The Glory Days

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    So are the Steelers. :shrug:
     
  17. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    What about the other 31 teams
     
  18. Stone

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    After paying his agent and everyone else players have to pay, and then taxes, he probably made the equivalent of a $350K job.

    He may have used his money wisely and some people just like to "work".

    And some people just don't want to work for a corrupt, immoral, company.

    If it's true, I commend him.
     
  19. Stone

    Stone Well-Known Member

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    But the Steelers are already in our blood!
     
  20. mac daddyo

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    I actually watched it. There are guys all the time that fall through cracks. I saw Sammie Coates playing. What did we see in him to draft him as high as we did? As far as lj, many ex players have a life after football. :cool:
     
  21. The Glory Days

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    Well, that was your point about the XFL and why it wouldn't last. Not disagreeing with that, but your logic would indicate that the NFL is doomed as well.
     
  22. The Glory Days

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    Probably what started the coronovirus.
     
  23. Diamond

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    Eli Rogers had a good game, 6 targets for 6 catches for 73 yards, I want to see landry jones play on ESPN at 5 eastern time tonight if his knee is ok if not he wont play I guess.....
     
  24. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Eli was a good player for us. He did what he did and was good at it, then we tried to expand his strengths into a deep threat too and that didn't work well. Ben had some trust in Eli as a first down over the middle player. We have certain guys that do one thing well right now. Eli fit that mold too. What we don't have is an all around do it all guy or two that makes the rest of them effective. :cool:
     
  25. Stone

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    They won't steal any talent form the NFL because these guys are still prima-donnas and they are not going to work for 20% of what they could make in the NFL. But........if the XFL presents a cleaner product they might just capitalize on the current image of the NFL and bring about some much needed change.
     

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