Colts Have Yet to Sign a Draft Pick

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  1. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I thought this was kinda odd when I read it. They haven't signed one of their 9 draft picks, but they are still optimistic they'll be under contract when camp starts. Nine players in a few days? I suppose it's possible.....but doubtful. I reckon Polian's comments are meant to get the player's attention.

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    Good for him!!!! I like Polians attitude. These young rookies get paid WAY to much for having never played a down in an NFL uniform. JMO! Bout time someone had the balls to do something (or nothing) about it.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I agree with the overall feeling about rooks being over paid, but it also depends what numbers Polian's offering. I don't think he's got a choice at this point but to at least offer something around what the hypothetical pay scale says.
     
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    Agree with both of you on Polian's attitude.. Wish more would stand up against the players union and agents when signing these unproven rooks.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Yeah, but until it's changed team's really don't have a choice but to continue rewarding rooks for nothing. Otherwise it'll just hurt the team. It sucks and I think Upshaw's a dick. IMO, he's really the only one standing in the way of improving this matter.
     
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    I always saw Upshaw as more of a puppet for the agents who are really pulling the strings. Who knows though, either way you're right about it suckign until its changed.
     
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    I don't see how much negotiating you can do when everything kinda slots itself out naturally.
     
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    the biggest sticking point is usually the length of the contract and how much of that money is guaranteed.
     


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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Other than what Vinny stated above, this is my point. Until a change is made there's not really much a team can do about it.
     
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    QFT! - It's a whole lot easier to take his stance when you're a perennial playoff team. If this is what it takes to start getting it fixed for everybody, I'm all for it!
     

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