Originally Posted by infantrycak
Nitro, it goes by league years. He was here for the 2006 and 2007 league years so the 2008 league year is the final year of his contract. The league year ends in between the Super Bowl and the draft. The fact that he arrived part way into the 2006 league year will not extend his contract into the 2009 league year--it isn't literal years.
I appreciate the explaination, InfantryCak.
I knew it was that way for the players but didn't think so for the front office outside of the coaches. I say this because I'd think if anything, the GM would be at their busiest during the offseason building the team. Seems logical for me to think that way about their contracts being held to 'literal years.'
Hey, I'm for resigning Rick Smith. I just didn't think it would hurt much to wait a couple months. Sorry if that came across as blasphemy to some of you guys.