Monday, June 16, 2008

Making a case for Bobby

by: Mike Parker

I've been giving a lot of thought to the Bobby Engram situation as of late, and interestingly enough, a guy named Aaron Fentress at the Oregonian makes a few good points on the very same subject with this story.

In yet another off season where multi-millionaire cry babies like Chad Johnson and Cedric Benson grab headlines, someone like Engram truly deserves to be rewarded for showing the character, work ethic and unselfish production teams covet.

I definitely think there's some merit to what the guy is saying, but I also think Bobby should show up to training camp. Being a writer, I understand the frustration that comes with the feeling of not being paid enough for your talents, and it's never any fun to feel like you're getting the shaft.

But by the same token, Bobby already makes almost $2 million a year. How many more Hummers can you really buy?

It's an interesting dichotomy, and I hope there's an agreement reached sometime in the next six weeks. For now, we'll just have to wait and see.