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The lockout really hurts a guy like Cofield

Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:35 pm
 
B. Cofield wants to get paid (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Giants DT Barry Cofield has worked hard to get where he is. He was drafted by New York in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, and since then, he’s accumulated 10 ½ career sacks and 210 tackles while making about $4 million in the interim.

So obviously, Cofield isn’t the guy who’s making tens of millions dollars per year* (the old billionaires vs. millionaires argument), and when he reads the Twitter stylings of Reggie Bush ($26 million guaranteed in his first contract) – who, as you’ll recall, tweeted that he’s been enjoying his lockout offseason just fine, thanks very much – it upsets him.

*Yes, I realize $4 million in a five-year span is a good chunk of change.

Especially since Cofield is going to have an uphill fight to keep his job, now that the Giants have drafted defensive tackles in the second rounds of the last two drafts.

“It really pisses me off," Cofield told the Newark Star Ledger. “My career and some other guys, it’s the definition of irreparable harm. I’m not going to get last year back (when he made $1.7 million as a restricted free agent). That’s a year off my career, a year of pounding on my body. And this offseason I’m not going to get back. Doing the draft before free agency, that hurts a lot of guys. It definitely hurt me.”

And you can see why Cofield feels like he deserves to get paid a ton of money – he did, after all, have a career-high four sacks and a career-best 54 tackles last year.

“I just want my fair chance,” he said, “They gave me my fair chance last year. I went on the field and proved it. And now I want my fair chance to go out there and secure my future.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:30 pm
 

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Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 8:22 pm
 

The lockout really hurts a guy like Cofield

Jack,

Reread the article.  If he isn't whining, then they need to redefine whine.  If he wanted to say something other than the politically correct garbage, how about how lucky he is to have been paid that much money???

I don't need a gravy train buddy.  I like working hard for my money.  And I won't be broke like most of these thugs/jokes two years after retiring.

You look like a player sympathiser.  Perhaps you can tell these players you love to buy their own teams.  Then they can pay each other what they want.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:54 pm
 

The lockout really hurts a guy like Cofield

My last was in response to Boxer3jim, not the column.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:53 pm
 

The lockout really hurts a guy like Cofield

He's not whining, nor is he asking you for your sympathy or behaving as if he deserved anyone's. He's telling you how it looks from where he sits, probably in response to someone else's question. What did you expect him to do, utter some insipid nothing out of the NFL F/O P.R. Handbook? Be satisfied with Brady and Peyton for that.

As for YOU, you had your chance to get in on that particular gravy train. Too bad, so sad; you didn't measure up. Now eighty-six the envy and get on with your life.

P.S. Why is it that so many people who share this guy's opinion also believe that the vastly greater wealth of the billionaires lies somewhere beyond reproach, theirs to steal and maintain until our sons and daughters deaths in the desert purchase them their fill? 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:11 pm
 

The lockout really hurts a guy like Cofield

Totally, agree. Cry me an effin' river. I hope he's cut just for whining.



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:54 pm
 

The lockout really hurts a guy like Cofield

Again,

How is this guy going to survive????  4 million dollars in five years is chump change.  Perhaps you can forward him my email address so I can help him locate the food pantry and soup kitchen.  Stupid article and pathetic attempt to find sympathy for players.

Translated to the rest of us.  We would need to earn $100,000 a year for FORTY years to match this.  Perhaps the author of this blog can take up a collection from us who earn close to that so this guy can get by without the help of welfare.......


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