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Michael Brockers to Rams: Pay Aaron Donald

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Michael Brockers has one thing to say to the Rams when it comes to Aaron Donald: Pay the man.

Brockers fully supports his teammate as Donald seeks a raise over the $3.2 million in salary and bonuses the Rams are scheduled to pay him this season. Donald, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, skipped the three weeks of OTAs in his bid for a new deal, and Brockers said Rams players will fully support Donald if the defensive tackle holds out of training camp.

“At the end of the day, that’s our brother,” Brockers told Ross Tucker and Torry Holt on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “We’ll go to war with him and for him. We respect any decision. He deserves it. You look at the record, being the most dominant defensive tackle in the league, and he’s just making all these phenomenal numbers and stuff like that. And, obviously, pay the man. Obviously. He’s put in him some major work for this team and I think he deserves it.”

Donald has 28 career sacks and four forced fumbles in three seasons.

“I don’t think people understand how much of a critic he is of himself,” Brockers said. “He watches so much film of himself, and you hear the greatest players that ever played this game talk about how they watch film more of themselves than they do the opponent and stuff like that. Definitely watching himself, critiquing himself, and wanting to be better at all times in whatever he does.

“I just see these little things that he does every day to make himself a better player and a better pro. I just respect every little aspect of his game.”

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18 Responses to “Michael Brockers to Rams: Pay Aaron Donald”
  1. nsm70 says: Jul 6, 2017 8:33 PM

    No money left for players, wasted on Tayvon Austin and Nick Foles.

  2. beavertonsteve says: Jul 6, 2017 9:26 PM

    Nice try. Nick Foles isn’t on the Rams payroll or cap.

    Austin can be cut pretty easily next year if the Rams want to do so.

  3. hawks1124 says: Jul 6, 2017 9:31 PM

    Yet never better than 7-9 with him, and it will be worse now that Fischer is gone. You can say goodbye to those fluke wins over ARZ and SEA.

  4. motleytrap says: Jul 6, 2017 10:05 PM

    Brockers another of those overpaid Rams.

    Not that he isn’t a good player, but he makes 5 times as much as Donald but played 300 fewer snaps last year.

  5. gbpackfan3 says: Jul 6, 2017 10:30 PM

    Donald may end up being the highest paid defensive player ever when this deal gets done

  6. maverick2560 says: Jul 6, 2017 10:32 PM

    He will get paid …the NFL way …some guarantee but really not enough. That’s just the way it is in the NFL. The union has little or
    no leverage. The owners signed a fair deal in 2006 but opted out which resulted in the 2010 CBA ….that rolled back salaries in a big way. It
    was Roger Goodell’s platform to clinch his lead to be the next commisoner. He accomplished what he promised the owners. The
    2010 CBA was a huge success increasing ownership revenues by almost 30 percent. NFL players will never have the leverage like
    MLB and NBA players.

  7. flipola says: Jul 6, 2017 10:54 PM

    Oh, he’ll get paid. Likely at the expense of Brockers himself.

  8. hugeheavywoman says: Jul 6, 2017 11:47 PM

    Cut him. They cant win with him, he is expensive baggage.

  9. jagsfan1 says: Jul 7, 2017 6:37 AM

    OK he is a really good player no doubt…but using the argument that he sits down and watches alot of his own game film? so what….

  10. RegisHawk says: Jul 7, 2017 6:41 AM

    Foles is a $1M dead cap hit on the Rams in 2017.

  11. phinatic29 says: Jul 7, 2017 7:09 AM

    Aaron Donald is much more valuable than Tom Brady at this point in their respective careers.

  12. jimmyt says: Jul 7, 2017 7:54 AM

    What difference does it make? They are never going to win. Kroenke once said of owning sports franchises “if anyone thinks we’re in this business to win they are crazy”.

  13. redlikethepig says: Jul 7, 2017 8:10 AM

    Players always say this. It’s not their money and they don’t care about or understand the salary cap. Imagine how fun the locker room would be if he said don’t pay him.

  14. abninf says: Jul 7, 2017 8:47 AM

    “We’ll go to war with him and for him.”
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    The recruiting office is open today. Go infantry with the ranger option in your contract. Unless you’re scared.

  15. phinatic29 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:12 AM

    abninf says:
    Jul 7, 2017 8:47 AM

    The recruiting office is open today. Go infantry with the ranger option in your contract. Unless you’re scared.

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    yeah because signing up for the military and fighting wars for the elites proves your manhood Brokers! Kill some people for Sam that will make you feel better.

  16. tylawspick6 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:28 AM

    Cap hell is a real thing.

  17. tylawspick6 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:34 AM

    redlikethepig says:
    Jul 7, 2017 8:10 AM
    Players always say this. It’s not their money and they don’t care about or understand the salary cap. Imagine how fun the locker room would be if he said don’t pay him.

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    A big part of the draft is detecting how selfish a player is.
    Note how the Pats have very little of this going on, and if they do, like sniffing out an ego problem with Chandler Jones or Jamie Collins, you’re gone.

    Enabling prima donna or selfish behavior is a team cancer.

    Donald should have been paid by now, but Les Snead really screwed up after he fleeced the Skins back in 2012.

    My goodness did he screw up. The pretty boy act has gotten old.

  18. grumpysal says: Jul 7, 2017 1:01 PM

    Aaron Donald is much more valuable than Tom Brady at this point in their respective careers.

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    So a guy who’s never helped his team be better than 7-9 is more valuable than a 5x winning SB QB who’s won 2 of the 3 last SBs?

    I think Donald’s a stud but the most valuable player on ANY team should be it’s QB, if you want to win, that is.

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