Re: Mankins, $14 million, a deep draft at guard, and justice
posted at 5/13/2011 2:56 PM EDT
Wow i'm not going to spend the whole day arguing with some weirdo on a message board so this is the last schooling you'll get.
First of all you are exactly like mel kiper, a self proclaimed genius. When you really look and think about what you say people realize you're absolutely clueless with no facts to back up anything you say. You can't just make a false statement, think its true and proclaim youself smart. Also the name calling doesn't help.
Your key points of idiocy are saying the pats were a run first team last year, saying they won the ravens game last year because of their run attack when it was branch's catches, and saying there is no way of predicting the cap figure for 2011. You are the typical loser over poster that makes 200+ posts a day and thinks you somehow know what you're talking about just like... mel kiper....
here's your last schooling
the cap for 2009 was 128 mill, so if there is a cap in 2011 it probably will be higher, as it would be hard for team to all of a sudden deal with a lwer cap figure. SOO right there we can make a fairly accurate estimation of the cap.
Now read this:http://www.nesn.com/2010/07/new-england-patriots-cap-figure-burdened-by-dead-money-but-near-2009-status-quo.html
it says they have 11 mill coming off for moss and 4 mill coming off for adalius thomas. that frees up a lot of space.
next look at this:http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/37327/looking-at-2011-salary-cap-figures
it says the pats have appromiately 102 mill comitted next year. it doesn't show a complete breakdown, but shows they are in great shape. this doesn't inlcude mankins or the rookies, but either way they are great, where as the jets are in big trouble with 128 mill comitted and a lot of key FAs.
right here this was simple and easy to show that the pats are in great shape,as they always are, with the cap. they can definitely afford a mankins contract and still be in great shape.
It gets worse for you though king "mel Kiper" you have absolutely no clue the difference between the cap and total payroll. you need to look this up, i know its confusing, but maybe somebody can help you with it. You need to understand that with careful book working teams can exceed their cap, or teams an have a different payroll number from cap figure. here's an example:http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/football/nfl/salaries/team
how can the giants have a 138 mill payroll in a 128 mill cap...
Finally you should know that the pats always have plenty of cap space and one of the lower payrolls in the entire league. To say that paying mankins his contract will cripple the team financially is ludicrous.
Lastly the only argument people can make to not signing mankins is that "i don't like his attitude in these contract negotiations" pretty freakin bad reason to make your team weaker. hey lets field a weaker team next year because i don't like our best OL's attitude... pretty freakin stupid. winning is the #1 priority not the mind game between a player and owner that doesn't affect us financially in anyway. Put the best team possible on the field and win the SB. we don't need future 2nd round picks now we need a mankins at gaurd.
Well that was pretty devasting to you, but the big thing king is you can't just make false statements and think they're true because you have no life and post on here 200x a day. you have to have facts to back up your statements. the "run first" statement really exposed you as someone who just types like crazy the first thing that pops into your head without real knowlegde of whats going on. Also saying you can't predict the salary figures for 2011, it was pretty simple. That is why you're identical to mel kiper, you need to get more background knowledge of the topics and not just say "i'm so smart" blahblah blah...
Have a good weekend pal :)
one last time just for you OWNED!!! ha