Did you or did you and several others not jump at my comments when I said he would be signing a deal in that range?
No, I jumped at your comments that YOU would resign him for that much.
He is not worth that much, we know it. No one disputed he may sign for that much elsewhere. Teams are always willing to overpay.
That being said, no one has signed him for that much yet, it is simply what he is purportedly asking for, so what are you pounding your chest about?
I have no problem giving Sean Smith a contract that can earn him between $6-$7M a season, so long as he doesn't get a lot of guaranteed money and the majority of the contract is incentive based. Incentives that would require him to significantly raise his level of play to meet. I see nothing wrong with rewarding good play. I never said I'd just hand over a huge contract with a lot of guaranteed money.
Also, I speculated that the going rate for a cornerback like him would be about that range. While the contract negotiations are ongoing, I think he'll wind up somewhere in that ballpark. No chest pounding necessary. I'm simply pointing out that my guestimate probably isn't going to be far off.
No need to get chippy Rich. Despite what you may think we probably see Smith about the same.