Clark has written the checks. Pioli has given them to the wrong people.
120 million in contracts to Tyson Jackson (57 million) and Matt Cassel (63 million)
Scott Pioli let Carr and Orton walk in the same offseason he restructured Tyson Jacksons contract in a way that he will make 22 million this year and next.
4/21/2012: Signed a two-year, $21.97 million contract. The deal contains $4 million guaranteed, including a $2.5 million option bonus. Another $500,000 is available through playing-time incentives.
How is that even possible?
That RIGHT THERE is PROOF that Clark has given Scott Pioli a ****ing blank check to run this team and Pioli is clueless as to how to go about building a winner.
The guy makes a terrible pick taking the guy and then, doubles down on the fail by restructuring him for more money. All while letting a superior player (Shaun Smith) walk for PEANUTS.
The guy makes a failed trade for Matt Cassel and doubles down on the fail by not even
attempting to sign or draft an upgrade to the pos. While letting a superior player walk for QB peanuts.
I posted this in another thread, but thought it deserved a place in the Pioli fail thread for the media to see. Pioli tried to slip this re-structure by during the draft because he knows he is the only GM that would sign a turd like Tyson Jackson to that kind of extension.