Yup. My mistake. I typed faster than I thought. My mental point (the point I made in my head but not on this board) was “Khari Jones has been the league MVP, and Crandell won the Grey Cup, and that doesn’t keep any of them from being back-ups now”. The exact same fate could be Printers’ or Ray’s. So I definately think none of them should get the money they want right now.
And ChrisW, your argument proves EXACTLY why general managers should never give in crazy demands from players.
You say “If Burris gets 300K$, Ray should get more.” WRONG! I do admit Ray is better than Burris, but you don’t correct a mistake by making a new one. If everybody thinks like that, the salaries will rise like crazy everytime someone will get a good season.
Would I be a GM, I’d tell my players “Yup. That Burris guy got himself way more than he’s worth. Good for him. But that doesn’t change my perspective on what can and can’t be given to players in the CFL with the means at hand. You are better than Burris, but I still can’t give you what he got. He’s the one with the wrong salary. Not you.”
I guess my guys would all go shopping around then, but I’d keep most of them unless other GMs got crazy.