Re: Denver Salary Cap Hell
posted at 2/8/2014 10:57 AM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
OK, so call it Salary Cap Hades, or Salary Cap Purgatory, or Salary Cap Limbo (is that where unbaptized babies go?). It exists. I don't believe it's fatal in many cases (although they say it can cause skin lesions and premature baldness).
Take a look at Dallas, and tell me what they're going to do. Sure, they can cut DeMarcus Ware and Miles Austin and four or five other guys and they're no longer in Salary Cap [insert name here], but is that a good thing? I would call that Salary Cap [insert name here].
I like Purgatory, because it's hellish but not permanent.
Pretty much this. On rare cases (such as Dal or the Jets) it does exist. But it exists because of poor drafting and poor FA pickups not because of signing big contracts. Take Chi for instance after they signed Peppers, all I heard was they were going to be in cap trouble and yet they chugged along like nothing happened. Bills with Williams? They are in better cap shape then us. I keep hearing that Sea and Den are in trouble and yet both seem like they are in good shape to me and certainly better shape then us currently. But, wait what happens when they have to resign their players..... That is the worst argument I've ever heard. What would you rather have players that out performed there contract and deserve more or players that underperform to sign them cheaper? The end truth of the matter is the Pats are in worse shape then a fair number of teams this offseason because of dead money. They can get out of some of it but certainly the myth that the Pats way of doing things with low end contracts every year to manage cap space has just been shown to be false and it's more about the quality of player then the contract itself. If you want a player you can find a way to make it work. And if those playersdon't work out you can find ways to get out from under it with only short term pain (maybe a year or 2) but there is no such thing as selling the farm (future) unless you stink at drafting and continue to make mistakes over and over again in FA. SO, for all those who say I don't want to sell the future, I guess that means they have zero faith in BB drafting or picking FA's.
Sadly, this is and has been the problem, for years.
The Pats haven't had any major big contract signings reeking havoc over the years, unless you want to count Brady whose constant restructures/extensions have actually masked cap problems, that would have surfaced long ago. (Saving 7.5M of cap in 3 out of the past 4 yrs). There are some cap heavy problems this year but we all know those guys will be restructured or released.
Every terminated contract has ramifications, though, and the Pats seem to always have a high share.
Way too many bad contract causing way too much dead money with those bad signings having to be replaced, again and again, IS their issue.
You can't reduce your cap spending by $16 & $23M in DM, as they have in the past 2 years and NOT expect issues in signing and re-signing talent. It's a problem.
When they actually only spent $102M in a $123 cap year because of DM, last year,
IT'S A PROBLEM.!!!!