What's our pitch to Andy Levitre?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by PRAY IV M3RCY, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. TorontoTitanFan

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    Free agents go where the money is almost every single time. If the Titans offer the most money, he'll be a Titan. It's no more complicated than that. The free agent who takes less money to play for a contender is very rare. It's a story the media likes to play up, but it's usually false.
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  2. The Hammer

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    The other teams have a handicap against the Titans. New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and California all have high state income tax. Tennessee has no state income tax. If all teams offer him the exact same contract the Tennessee automatically wins as he will net more in Tennessee.
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  3. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE All-Pro Tip Jar Donor

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    Well in Michigan non-residents pay half the rate of residents, so it's not that high
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  4. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    • HOF Guard Head Coach
    • HOF Guard Offensive Line Coach
    • Historically one of the best offensive lines by team
    • No income tax
    • Young team
    • We can offer alot of $$$
    • Nashville, decent weather/city (vs Buffalo, LOL)
    All of those points should be sold HARD to Levitre
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  5. Upright7

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    Just show him an episode of Nashville and tell him that this is real life here. Then show him the pic of Kerry Collins playing guitar and singing. Ha, give him a publishing deal
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  6. JCBRAVE

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    Lets look at this tax thing in more depth.

    Say we offer him a 3 year $21M deal (including signing bonus) (that makes him a top 5 Guard salary-wise)

    And he pays 12% state income tax. Thats $2.5M he loses over 3 years. Is a $2.5M savings worth playing in TN?

    What if the Cardinals offer him 3 years $24M? Then whats our angle?
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  7. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion Tip Jar Donor

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    yeah cause showing a total lack of confidence in one's own abilities and overall direction of the franchise is really the way to sell a player on coming to TN.
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  8. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan Pro Bowler Tip Jar Donor

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    Where did you get that from?

    I'm just saying there's a big difference between showing confidence in the direction of the franchise and acting like one of the worst teams from 2012 is going to multiple Super Bowls in the next decade. I mean, I guess it doesn't hurt to say it. But if the Titans can say that then so can pretty much every other team in the league. It means absolutely nothing.
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  9. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    That's a small fortune to any man
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  10. The Hammer

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    Is that still true of the top income bracket? Either way I could see that changing given Michigan's declining tax base.
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