Friday, July 13, 2007

Knowing what you're talking about...

is nice in life.

Why the Star article didn't even speculate on this angle to the Simon story, I'm not sure. I admit that there isn't any mention of the Simon thing in this article, but my guess this morning was the two stories are connected; I said as much then, and I'm sticking too it.

Freeney's contract was the right thing to do for the team both on and off the field. Freeney handled himself like a gentleman and a true pro during the entire process. You have to reward guys who handle negotiations right. If you don't, you can't complain when guys act the fool and negotiate in the press, skip functions, and hold out.

Nice job, Mrrs. Polian and Irsay. Congrats Mr. Freeney. Now let's win this damn thing again.

UPDATE: For cap ramifications and the the Simon connection, check out John Clayton:

UPDATE 2: Apparently I'm not really smart at all. Just lucky for no real reason. The Star had it wrong (at least I'm in good company). Simon has not been activated, and there is no change in his status. Crap. I was feeling good about myself too.


coltsfanawalt said...

Now I'm reading that Simon was NOT activated from the PUP list. What in Gehenna IS going on? How long will this situation plague our team?

Great news about Freeney! We made a great investment into our defensive future. Go Colts!

Deshawn Zombie said...

It was a normal clerical move by the NFL. They inadvertantly listed it as news on their site, and others picked it up. That caused the confusion that entangled even the brilliant minds behind I think this will go on until the grievence is heard. Simon is stuck on the roster until said time. Even possibly beyond it. I think he'll count as some degree of dead money next year too. Ugh.

Deshawn Zombie said...

By the way, nice use of Gehenna. I also appriciate Sheol because it phonetically sounds like one profanity while denotatively impling a different one. At any rate, we always appriciate references to ancient near-eastern abodes of judgement. Who doesn't?