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August 01, 2007

Veterans have message for Beason

  0801beason SPARTANBURG -- The offers haven't been taken yet, but we're hearing several veteran players have told the front office they'd like to have a word with linebacker Jon Beason.

   The message they'd like to express is simple: "End your contract holdout and get to training camp.''

   Beason is in the fifth day of his holdout. In a couple of hours, he'll miss his eighth training camp practice. One veteran said Beason's chances of being a starter this year diminish with each missed practice.

Posted by Observer Sports on August 1, 2007 at 01:28 PM | Permalink

Comments

It's called GREED and screw you.

Posted by: Beason | Aug 1, 2007 1:57:01 PM

Whats the big deal? Sure, it affects the panthers and Beason but its not like it reduces MY commission.

Posted by: Hyugheu | Aug 1, 2007 2:07:15 PM

Hey Pat, if this front office makes another mistake at the LB position like last year, I'll be bringing SIGNS to the game voicing my discontent. Beason is going to help fix what our front office messed up last year. They had their one year "fan loyalty pass" from me for that mistake, I'm not going to pay any more "interest" for our front office negotiating "principle" games especially at the LB position.

Posted by: TickPuke | Aug 1, 2007 2:07:23 PM

I don't blame Beason all that much. I mainly blame his agent. Think about it. If i was a guy that just came out of college and someone was offering me a million/a year contract i would sign immediantly unless someone told me i could be getting more. That person is his agent.

Posted by: WantedSpencer | Aug 1, 2007 2:17:23 PM

Does anyone truly think this guy is the answer for our LB corps anyway? Gimme a break. I'm calling it now, Morgan is out by week 6, Thomas Davis will look lost in space again and James Anderson will be the closest thing we have to a starting LB this season. But hey at least Minter can come down into the box with his walker for run support.

Posted by: Overrated | Aug 1, 2007 2:23:31 PM

Dude morgan might get injured but you dont know that. Davis was in his first year at LB last year so it was basically like he was a rookie and he will have a breakout year this year. Anderson will be good also IMO. And Beason is good but the situation is bad.

Posted by: Brandon | Aug 1, 2007 2:39:39 PM

this is a little dated, but Kirwan on NFL.com discussed need for rookie salary levels and absyrdity of first round hold outs in link below. Can't find follow up by him and Eastebrook on TMQB now on ESPN, used to be on NFL.com
BUt they both pointed out, that long camp holdouts by rookies meant they started less games overall, meaning worth far less than original offer let alone hold out offer, got injured more, made less during the span of their careers, and shouldn't as unproven rookies make as much or more as the premier proven guys at thier positions. period.
http://www.nfl.com/ce/feature/0,3783,5634894,00.html

Posted by: Isaiah | Aug 1, 2007 2:42:44 PM

I have a hard time believing the veterans are saying anything! They also allow their agents to negotiate contracts and should know first hand what this kid is up against. Then again, Beason should have the final say and can end this all by putting the pen to the paper! I hate it but such is football with lawyers...er, agents!

Posted by: Phan for Life | Aug 1, 2007 2:55:46 PM

Right...they allow their agents to negotiate contracts that are completed and signed by the time the season starts. When's the last veteran holdout we've had?

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 1, 2007 3:06:31 PM

Umm... read the stories about the holdout. All Beason wants is a contract similar in nature to the other 1st rounders, which includes the 2nd year player option. The team even offered the option, only to pull it 24 hours later.

The team is at fault here. They're challenging the status quo and using Beason as the test case. Apparently, Marty even said "Jon, it's not you."

If the team wants to challenge the status quo contracts, then fine. But don't blame the player for having a problem with it.

It's not Beason's fault.

Posted by: Mark | Aug 1, 2007 3:52:25 PM

The player(s) who said this need to STFU! All these players should realize that NFL contracts are not gauranteed. Beason could sign for 1 trillion a year blow-out a knee on day one, get cut, and only see a day's worth of pay.

In the NFL you have to get what you can get from the jump because because outside of gauranteed money, your contract is paper thin.

So I don't blame Beason a bit, this is business. The "players" need to let this guy take care of himself and his family. That's what should come first, not the Panthers.

Posted by: JinKazama | Aug 1, 2007 3:57:10 PM

The player(s) who said this need to STFU! All these players should realize that NFL contracts are not gauranteed. Beason could sign for 1 trillion a year blow-out a knee on day one, get cut, and only see a day's worth of pay.

In the NFL you have to get what you can get from the jump because because outside of gauranteed money, your contract is paper thin.

So I don't blame Beason a bit, this is business. The "players" need to let this guy take care of himself and his family. That's what should come first, not the Panthers.

Posted by: JinKazama | Aug 1, 2007 3:58:14 PM

And the team is protecting themselves from having to pay him a huge bonus if he holds out or demands a new contract.

It's not the teams fault. Blame Lelie or the idiot arbitrator who ruled in his favor.

Posted by: Matt | Aug 1, 2007 3:58:18 PM

The Panthers' have shown time and time again that they will compensate a player once they have earned it. They just aren't going to do it on reputation alone. Right now Beason has not played one down of NFL football. Regardless of that second year bonus money, Beason is still losing money every practice he misses. Keep that up long enough and the second year bonus will be a moot point. Not even considering his chances of starting, which in turn if he did well he would get more money in the long term. Bottom line for me is get on the field ASAP and earn your big money. It all happens on the field. And right now he's sitting at home.

And for all the people who think Beason is the answer for the Panthers at the LB spot, what are you basing that on? His college career? If so, that is ridiculous. Every single year there are guys drafted who were incredible in college but turn out to be average players in the NFL. Well only know if this kid is better then that when he steps on the field.

Posted by: David I | Aug 1, 2007 4:05:57 PM

MAYBE HE DOES NOT LIKE THE UNIFORM COLORS.

Posted by: Ned | Aug 1, 2007 4:08:34 PM

The Panthers front office is doing the right thing. I'd like to know who specifically are the veteran players who want to talk to Beason and what exactly they are saying.

College draft picks need to understand that it is a privilege to have an opportunity to play in the NFL and the owners are willing to spend millions of dollars on a potentially good player. No one ever really knows how good or effective a player will be coming out of college.

According to reports, the contract is fair from a total dollar perspective. The sticking point is the structure of the deal. Beason is getting offered a fair amount and he should realize that he is wasting an opportunity to establish himself as a quality player. Right now, no one knows.

Posted by: Bert Miller | Aug 1, 2007 4:28:09 PM

I know that the world typically blames the rookie, but based on published reports I can only find fault with the Panthers front office.

Pony up the 2nd year option like everyone else and be done with it. It's stupid for them to try and take that away from him when everyone else is getting it.

Carolina is ultimately going to screw Beason on the deal, as at the end of the day they can much more afford to not have him than Beason can to go without the money.

Posted by: Ryan | Aug 1, 2007 4:41:18 PM

I've been to every practice and I'm exremely impressed with the size, speed, and instincts of seward. He is the most physical and toughest lb'er so far that I have seen in camp. He makes almost ever tackle on all the plays. He looks good so far but we'll see how the games go.

Posted by: todd harmeyer | Aug 1, 2007 4:43:25 PM

The bottom line is this..YOUR FIRST ROUND PICKS HAVE TO Contribute a great deal for you during their first year or it was a WASTE! (see thomas davis thus far) WE NEED a LB BAD!! It's not like Beason is being Rediculous..and it won't hurt the panthers to include that 2nd year option because...if this team doesn't make the playoffs....Hurney/Fox won't be around to Reward Beason anything because they will be fired! These guys continue! to hang themselves

Posted by: Cheven | Aug 1, 2007 4:46:05 PM

I wish they would give more words of wisdoms to the young guys, like, don't point guns at people's heads.

Oh, wait.

Are these veterans the same ones that did the 'roids? If so, I can see why they aren't dishing out lessons on morality.

PS - I've never heard of this guy, and neither have 99% of football fans. Are the Panthers that hard up that they are begging no-name crap players to pleeeeeeeeease come to camp and help them win more than the six games which they are destined to win?

Posted by: Will | Aug 1, 2007 4:52:09 PM

Beason needs to sign up, shut up and play. Dont blame the agent.. he cant sign a contract for him. The fact is this, Beason can tell his agent to get it done and it gets done...period! Why are we all not sick and tired of paying (remember we pay them by purchasing tickets and other related merchandise) for potential rather than performance. Its very possible that he is 2 years or more from making an impact anyway. I wish I could get paid for potential so I could take care of my family... blah blah blah. Lets face it, football players shouldnt make more money 99% of us. They are simply not that important.

Posted by: Matt | Aug 1, 2007 4:53:38 PM

sign the fucking contract beason and get your fatass to camp. btw...we are so fucked at safety. have a great day!

Posted by: wtf | Aug 1, 2007 5:10:19 PM

I don't believe the other players are saying these things either. They know to mind their own business.

www.catscratchreader.com

Posted by: Jack | Aug 1, 2007 5:26:33 PM

I believe Will to be a gutless Saints fan. Fess up!

Posted by: S.H. | Aug 1, 2007 5:59:20 PM

give beason a big contract but on how he performs this year yeah hes worth a few million with out even getting on the field but his worthyness will tell come playoff time

Posted by: parker | Aug 1, 2007 6:07:05 PM

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