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Scott Shanle doesn't want the NFL to pay based on potential

We pointed out earlier this afternoon that the recent comments of NFLPA president-in-waiting Domonique Foxworth regarding his opposition to a rookie wage scale suggest that Foxworth is, on this issue, grossly out of touch.

“This is a pay-by-potential league,” Foxworth said.  “I think players should get paid on potential.”

Said Saints linebacker Scott Shanle in response, via his Twitter account.  (It’s unverified, it’s the Twitter page linked through the official Scott Shanle web site.) 

This is stupid,” Shanle said.  “Potential!  In the real world u get
paid for performance.  When will NFL figure it out
.”

Actually, the NFL has figured it out.  The league wants to get rid of the pay-for-potential system, at least as it relates to the players taken at the top of the draft.  Whether the new system will adequately reward the draft picks who become instant stars regardless of the round in which they were selected remains to be seen.
 

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16 Responses to “Scott Shanle doesn't want the NFL to pay based on potential”
  1. prophet of the light says: Jul 25, 2010 2:46 PM

    Pay for performance within reason. When you refuse to pay for potential, you get rookies who outperform their deals and basically get screwed (See running backs).
    The solution is to have contracts tied to expected performance. If you get outside of the expected performance, the team will be required to boost or cut your contract. The player and team should even have the ability to renegotiate instead of following some basic formula.
    I also think all contracts signed after your rookie year should be voidable if you pay back the money you’ve been given. We can’t have all of the power in the owners hands once they sign the deal.

  2. gbditka says: Jul 25, 2010 2:57 PM

    Although I’m not an NBA fan, I do appreciate their rookie salary cap where the pot of money is small and “on the court performance” dictates how much you make after the first 3 year contract expires. Plus the rookies who decide to play in the BA are signed within a month of being drafted.
    Scott Shanle for NFLPA president!

  3. Chiefs2010 says: Jul 25, 2010 3:29 PM

    Shanle’s a neo-nazi
    /Glenn Beck’d

  4. Ilovefoolsball says: Jul 25, 2010 3:41 PM

    In a league where Tom Brady is having trouble getting a new big contract after he won 3 superbowls and yet Sam Bradford is about to become the richest NFL player in history and hasn’t even taken an NFL snap there is something very wrong.

  5. Massappeal says: Jul 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    God, are we going to hear every players opinion, one…at…a…time.
    How about grouping a few together.

  6. ClownBurger says: Jul 25, 2010 4:05 PM

    Remains to be seen?
    If after their initial rookie contracts are up, IF the players are any good, SOMEONE will pay them what they are worth.

  7. SaintB says: Jul 25, 2010 4:43 PM

    Two words:
    Jamarcus Russel.
    Pay for potential is a sham.

  8. planktonDisciple says: Jul 25, 2010 5:07 PM

    Basketball players careers are typically longer than NFL careers which average around 4-5 years. Many properties are bought on potential, the issue here is demand. If a player is in high demand for whatever reason, he will be paid well.
    If teams don’t want to pay 1st round salaries there are plenty of teams that will take the picks off their hands.

  9. planktonDisciple says: Jul 25, 2010 5:14 PM

    Basketball players careers are typically longer than NFL careers which average around 4-5 years. Many properties are bought on potential, the issue here is demand. If a player is in high demand for whatever reason, he will be paid well.
    If teams don’t want to pay 1st round salaries there are plenty of teams that will take the picks off their hands.

  10. stuulman says: Jul 25, 2010 5:50 PM

    so it seems that the theme of today is that foxworth is grossly out of touch on this issue…or maybe I’m grossly out of touch on that. you’d have to be grossly out of touch to be grossly out of touch on that one, and if you were then you’d definitely be grossly out of touch……..grossly out of touch

  11. IndyWilson says: Jul 25, 2010 9:07 PM

    planktonDisciple, Wake up dude. There are not plenty of teams that will trade for high draft picks. This is not 1983. It is nearly impossible to trade a top 5 pick these days. No one wants to pay Sam Bradford $100 million, only the desperate Rams, and only because they don’t want him to hold out and waste his rookie year. The issue here is not demand. The issue here is a rookie wage scale that will be completely reworked for the next collective bargaining agreement. That is a fact.

  12. granadafan says: Jul 25, 2010 10:45 PM

    Shanle is absolutely right. Considering the bust rate of the high draft picks, the rookies should NOT be getting such high contracts over proven vets. This should go for all sports, especially baseball.

  13. Ilovefoolsball says: Jul 25, 2010 11:36 PM

    # granadafan says: July 25, 2010 10:45 PM
    Shanle is absolutely right. Considering the bust rate of the high draft picks, the rookies should NOT be getting such high contracts over proven vets. This should go for all sports, especially baseball.
    I understand what you’re saying. The only problem is, baseball sucks, so, who cares?

  14. SCRebels89 says: Jul 26, 2010 7:16 AM

    Domonique Foxworth sounds like a name for a stripper.

  15. poonhok says: Jul 26, 2010 9:39 AM

    Shanle’s a neo-nazi
    /Glenn Beck’d
    =========
    ======================
    Actually the American Left have more in common with nazis, but don’t let truth get in the way of your brainwashing….

  16. Saints#12 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:42 PM

    does’nt matter to me…………………
    according to WWL.com the Saints have signed there 2nd rd pick Charles Brown:-)))))

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