Okay, so just saw an article with Tomlin saying he's not worried about TJ and that it's good for the others to get those reps (I'm paraphrasing, hard). That's fine. I've no problem with that. He also said TJ is working with the trainers and his conditioning isn't going to be an issue. Again, no issue there. Then he said something to the effect of "...as long as it gets done by the first game." Okay, I have an issue with that for a couple reasons. I don't care how much you are conditioning, there is a difference between conditioning and getting your body used to the pounding. There is a physical toll you take playing this game, especially at this level. I remember hearing it be referred to as being in a car accident. That can't be simulated on the sideline. I don't like the cavalier attitude that Tomlin has regarding TJ showing up on September 12th with wet ink on a contract. And that brings me to my other issue. Why does this take so long? I mean, there is a number. Get to it. He doesn't even have to be there. His agent can show up and they sit in the room until an agreement is reached. What decisions can't be made today, that can only be made later? I know this is a process, but we're not talking about just any veteran. This deal HAS TO get done. Okay, it doesn't actually have to get done. Both sides can dig their heels in and TJ will show up on September 12th and play without his extension. Or will he? What kind of message does it send if we don't pay the man? And is he thinking about this at all during the season? I'd like to think that he can, but if he is thinking about this all pre-season, and there's no resolution, does he just flip the switch? I don't see how he can. Get this deal done. Stop farting around.