Deuce’s Blog: Holdouts, Threats and Punches
Vernon needs to get to camp
Vernon Davis wrote on Monday: “It’s all about getting paid what you deserve.” Davis did not show up to 49ers minicamp on Tuesday.
Davis said that he signed a five-year, $37 million contract extension in 2010 with $23 million guaranteed. Not exactly chump change but he failed to mention that the 49ers also gave him a $10 million signing bonus.
So what does he deserve? He’s not the best tight end in football but he’s definitely a top five guy, right? Well, he’s the third highest-paid TE in football behind Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots, and Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys.
Where’s his leverage? He had an outstanding 2013 (52 rec, 850 yards and 13 TDs) but prior to 2013 he combined for 11 TDs. It’s fair to assume that he’s unlikely to duplicate what he did in 2013 especially considering the 49ers added Stevie Johnson, Bruce Ellington, Brandon Lloyd to go with Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree.
Stop complaining and get to camp.
Something to ponder
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on Tuesday said Davis and Alex Boone’s decision to skip day one of minicamp was not “the 49er way.”
What is the 49er way?
Sharks offseason off to disappointing start
It’s a real bad look for the Sharks when they get rid of long-time fan favorite Drew Remenda and leak to San Jose Mercury News that they need more money for their TV deal or they could leave San Jose.
Fans are more frustrated than ever after the team lost a 3-0 series lead in the first round, and the first headline-grabbing news is not about acquiring more talent, it’s getting rid of Remenda? Oh, and then hours later you follow up that news by negotiating a TV deal through the local newspaper.
It’s simple: firing Remenda and threatening a move out of San Jose is not going to make fans happy.
Pomeranz? More like Brokenhanz!
I’m not apologizing for the lame joke above. A’s pitcher Drew Pomeranz is headed to the disabled list after punching a wooden chair following a bad outing on Monday.
Can we provide a designated punching bag in clubhouses so these players aren’t injuring themselves by hitting a wall or punching a chair?
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