Re: BB puts his team in great position.
posted at 3/31/2012 1:06 PM EDT
In Response to BB puts his team in great position.
[QUOTE]" ProFootballTalk.com and Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network detail the salary cap status of each team, and the Patriots have $9.9 million as of Friday morning. LaCanfora points out that the Patriots carried over $6.9 million from last season, and are operating with an adjusted cap of $128.9 million. ProFootballTalk.com notes that the Patriots rank 12th in terms of space. What does it all mean? Mainly that the Patriots have flexibility to sign their draft picks and make other moves without feeling major restrictions. The team also isn't feeling the crunch from absorbing Wes Welker's $9.5 million franchise tag." You're telling me a team that reached the superbowl is in the top half of remaining salary cap space? Wow..... Please get a pass-rusher somehow someway. That's all us Pats fans want BB!
Posted by Getzo[/QUOTE]
This is why the SB "loser" tradition of the loser fading off for years doesn't apply to the Pats. The main reason why the SB "loser" loses and then fades is because they weren't built correctly to begin with, which clearly isn't the case here.
Since the cap started, look at the SB losers and then look at how they were built or the timing of their contracts, age of team and who there players in development were.
2001 - Rams
2002 - Raiders
2003 - Panthers
2004 - Eagles (exception, as I noted a lot with how well the Eagles are run)
2005 - Seattle
2006 - Chicago (slight exception, but they've never really ascended either)
2007 - Pats (exception for obvious reasons)
2008 - Cardinals
2009 - Colts
2010 - Steelers (exception, but teetering now, very similar to 2002 Raiders potential)
2011 - Pats (exception for obvious reasons)
Barring a wrath of injuries or injuries to key players, NE will win thedivision and make another SB run.