“… From a budgeting and planning standpoint of pre-free agency, you know, we had an allotment of resources set aside, really for Jamaal. Didn’t really even really consider another running back higher than that amount of resources that we set aside for Jamaal. Business happens and, you know, that’s part of this business. It just didn’t work. We tried, but when the market crystallized and it got to a point where David was in play, kind of within the range of resources that we had set aside, that’s when we went ahead and went forward with David, which we’re extremely excited about.”
I can’t imagine Brad is lying.
Which means Jamaal and his agent blew it.
Someone else can do the math on how much money Jamaal lost by sitting on his hands. But I read this as “Montgomery got Jamaal’s bag.”
I think that’s the reality. Williams is trying to save face by saying the Lions offer was insulting. He and his agent assumed the Lions would overvalue and overpay but like the saying goes, ■■■■ around and find out
I hate to say this, but you almost wonder if the agent knew the Lions prior reputation and thought he knew what he could get away with. Being that they wanted him back and how he was a lockerroom guy. Probably figured that they’d overpay.
New sheriff in town though. Maybe that is why they talk about being Villians, who knows.
I didn’t see where they specifically say DM is viewed as an upgrade
He definitely said they really valued JW.
I think they do respect what Williams did and the better can be 6 of 1 , half a dozen of the other … still have to prove it on the field and we can see if anybody can break his record behind this oline.