Found August 27, 2012 on
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As players like Maurice Jones-Drew learn, unfortunately your contract is not just about you.
Since the Jags and Maurice Jones-Drew entered their standoff I’ve been reminded of a few things that people don’t seem to understand about contract negotiations and I wanted to quickly address them here.
1. Owners don’t want to be told how to conduct business
2. It’s not just about how ”great” a player is but whether his presence on the team makes “enough” of a difference with all things considered
3. The value of a player can go up or down with a contract already in place prompting either side to request a restructure.
When negotiations and hold outs happen too often people are focused on the fact that the player was given a FAIR deal in the beginning and whether or not the player is “worth” more money based on play alone. But these other factors I’ve mentioned matter just as much and more in many cases.
[To finish reading about why these other factors matter in negotiations click Read Mor
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— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) August 27, 2012
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