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TheDeathValley
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2010
8010 posts

Does it bother you when players leave early?
For people like LF7, I am all for them declaring. Any player who will actually get drafted in the first few rounds, and leave as a junior, I do not mind. I get a little frustrated with the guys who leave expecting big money and either make a practice squad or nothing at all.

It's hard to turn down the money when you are young and in the position, but some of these guys would certainly benefit after their career with a degree...


Manchac Man
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2014
1197 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
Anytime I get frustrated with it, I just look at baseball and basketball. At that moment I realize how well football has it.


GeneratedAttitude
LSU Fan
Columbus, Ga
Member since Aug 2014
34 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
As a fan when there's a player who I think shouldn't have I get a little irked because I feel like they could help our team win, but when you actually think about it we really don't know these guys financial situation. Us as fans tend to forget that even the bench warmers in the NFL make great money, some may not be millionaires but still really great money.


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Will Munny
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2007
2609 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
Not one bit. I think fans that begrudge a young man trying to earn a paycheck are pretty selfish when they think their entertainment is more important than these kids doing what they want.
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The Mick
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
35905 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
Bothered me a couple years ago when it seemed guys were just jumping ship. But generally, no - Im happy for them and hope they have great careers.

PS - LF7 is staying 4 years. Book it.


LSU1018
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2007
6603 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
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Anytime I get frustrated with it, I just look at baseball and basketball. At that moment I realize how well football has it.


The way baseball does it is really good.


PhillyTiger90
Villanova Fan
Member since Dec 2015
2633 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
I get a little upset with guys who seem to not be ready but then I see stats like this and immediately understand

"If a player remains on the practice squad for an entire regular season, he would earn $102,000. A player with less than one accrued season on the active roster would earn a minimum salary of $405,000."


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papz
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
No it just makes you selfish.


jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
Bothers me if they are not first rounders or at least high second rounders.


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thelawnwranglers
LSU Fan
Oakland, NJ
Member since Sep 2007
21355 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
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It's hard to turn down the money when you are young and in the position, but some of these guys would certainly benefit after their career with a degree...


which they can go back and get

At this point college is a business, and if a kid can go make a practice squad and that is his goal God bless.

I hate to see a kid get bad advice though.


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Lou the Jew from LSU
LSU Fan
Meridian MS
Member since Oct 2006
1710 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
Goddamn right it does


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lsufan1971
LSU Fan
Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
6907 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
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PS - LF7 is staying 4 years. Book it.


He should check himself into a mental facility if he doesn't declare after 2016.


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Manchac Man
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2014
1197 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
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Anytime I get frustrated with it, I just look at baseball and basketball. At that moment I realize how well football has it.


[quote]The way baseball does it is really good.


Some people may say that.....I don't think so. I feel that a kid should go through the college ranks of some sort. Drafted right out of high school a kid is getting thrown to the wolves a little too fast. However, the trade off is a payday that may otherwise never come. Lots of different scenerios that are specific to each kid I understand, so in the end it's more freedom of choice.

Football has the best route IMO.


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DC4LSU
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baton rouge
Member since Aug 2011
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re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
It only bothers me when a kid either obviously get bad information from people around them or ignore the good information they get from the draft committee and enter against that advice....thing is though everyone has a right to make their own decisions. ...all their personal situations are different ....it's not my or anyone else's on this boards decision


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Makinbacon
Louisiana Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2015
2791 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
Yes.
I care more about LSU than I do the NFL.


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
79198 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
No


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geauxtigers33
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2014
3233 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
Anybody that is bothered by a young man, most of whom come from nothing, deciding to go make a living doing something they love to take care of their family has issues. The only reason people care is because it would entertain them and some could care less what happens to them when they leave the university. The they should get a degree excuse is their way if coping with the selfishness. They can go back to college anytime they want but only have a finite number of years to make money playing sports.


Jonathan Ikon
Member since Aug 2014
537 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
It bothers me for those who aren't sure fire picks. Sure I want them to play for LSU as a fan. But I also hate seeing players be impatient. The NFL is a business. Teams view players as investments. They are far more likely to groom, be patient with and promote players who they drafted high. Every coach and GM views UDFAs and late rounders as pure commodities. Camp bodies. They have to turn heads dramatically just to make the 53. And while $400k is a lot of coin for a 22 year old, most last one season, two tops.

They are far better off playing another year in college, improving their draft stock and building memories that last a lifetime than jumping to the nasty NFL business.


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NotRight37
LSU Fan
Nashville, TN
Member since Jul 2014
5826 posts

re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
No


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atltiger6487
Member since May 2011
8118 posts
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re: Does it bother you when players leave early?
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Not one bit. I think fans that begrudge a young man trying to earn a paycheck are pretty selfish when they think their entertainment is more important than these kids doing what they want.


This.

We don't own these guys. They're free to do what's best for them and their families.

Do they sometimes make the wrong decision? Of course, but that's their call.

Besides, if you're upset with early departures, blame the professional leagues. They're the ones that make the rules.


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