In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
In response to jri37's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
I seriously just want to see all this young high priced talent that will be dumped by other teams, because of salary cap hell land on our roster - that would make me feel better, because we have gone out of our way to prepare for that to happen. So far it hasn't, all I'm seeing is good players restructuring and old players getting released, saving their teams millions. We have 25 million plus to spend - please tell me we are at least going to spend to the cap this year for the first time in three seasons. I'm tired of watching other teams play rough with us in the playoffs while we roll out Deaderick and Love while their Qb's can eat an ice cream waiting for someone to hit them.
The problem isn't the money spent. If you look at the playoff teams the Pat's spent more than them all last year and were 8th in the entire league.
The problem is the lack of play makers on offense and the D's inability to make a signature play or stop in the playoffs.
You forgot one thing. Tom Brady. Sorry.
Look, you can't come in and out of these threads and act like he's had little to work just because Gronk got hurt. It's high time this offense becomes a chameleon again just like the offense was winning the 3 SBs.
NE was 6-1 without Gronk until the playoff loss to Balt. Gronk not there isn't enough of an excuse.
I'd argue losing Andre Carter or Jones and Talib this year hurt more than losing Gronk in the SB and Gronk this postseason. It does't mean those player are better than Gronk, it means that our offense is more loaded than our D is.
What dummy Hurl doesn't get, is if you "spend to the cap" which is the dumbest thing ever (you spend within 5 mil or so which is "to the cap" for knowledgeable GMs), means you alienate your leverage when getting McCourty and Spikes new deals next year.
If you wait for them to go to FA, which you could, you'll probably be seeing some bloated bids on them. That means you can't just go beserk even in great cap position this year and next.
Mt Hurl struggles to understand these concepts. Not surprising coming from a guy who thinks the cap is some myth and doesn't exist.
What's happening right now with the market being overloaded for quality FAS who aren't just 34 and 35, should be embarrassment enough for him, but he's too daft to get it, so he isn't. LOL
Couple of things...just tell me who these big name players are that will be cut from the mean old salary cap...don't give me these 34 plus, washed up guys either, but guys in their prime. Can you find any?
Second, why can't you spend to the cap? Why when you have an aging hall of fame qb, can't you spend to the cap? Because you have to worry about keeping Spikes and McCourty? You got to be kidding me?! Yeah we are going to go all out to resign a two down linebacker with his own porn video, drug suspension, gay tweats and a knee scope. LMAO!!
And before you talk about "alienating leverage" towards signing our corner (who couldn't play corner) safety....give Patrick Chung some thought...you would of signed that dope to a 10 year contract extension after his rookie season. How about we do this? Spend to the cap, try to win right now and worry about signing our decent young starters after we win something. I imagine by that time we can easily find two or three guys willing to restructure to keep these future hall of fame defenders...and just think, this scary flat cap will be all done by then!! Yippee!!
Hey did you hear your buddy/best friend GM down in Atlanta cut three old washed up players today? Yeah, they cut three guys that you probably thought they over payed for (when in actuality they proved to be very usefull)...and then cut them when they proved to be old and too expensive.