The 5th year option is part of the rookie contract for all 1st round picks. It is a standard clause for all teams. The deadline for picking it up was
Pay Ed Hochuli the money!
What difference does it make at this point?
SD laid down to get it done, the tough talk didn't work:
You know it's not my tongue, Mace!
But I will admit it, I do like metaphors too much.