Re: Potential Cap Casualites Around NFL
posted at 2/8/2014 12:29 PM EST
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
I'm just a bit confused: Either the Pats don't leave enough room under the cap (meaning that they spend too much) or they're afraid to spend money. Perhaps it's me but the two appear to be mutually exclusive. What am I missing?
Interesting list, rkarp. Perhaps for the right price (see my preceding paragraph) some quality talent to be had there.
NMPL, agree with you.
let me post my opinion, as I have been a critic.
The Pats spend money, always have. they have a philosophy on carry over, which I agree with, which shows them not 100% spending to cap, but close enough, and still allowing for in season moves
the cap space that is available for the Pats the past few years has been spent with two philosophies in mind;
1) sign your own, which I agree with
2) sign post prime, can I squeeze another season out of them and can I get them on the low side of the positional salary structure. the list is endless, and includes AWilson, Gregory, Carter, Haynesworth, Ocho, Jenkins, Gonzalez, Gallery, Washington, Kelly and on and on and on.
I believe that point 2 is the area of disatisfaction with the Pats and free agency. I do not believe that 90% of the critics are calling for a absurd Mario Williams or Julius Peppers signings. But these aging 1 years stop gaps are more miss than hit, by anyones standards.
I also believe that these stop gaps are the result of a draft dry spell spanning about 4-5 years (which was prior to the past 3-4 years of league average draft ratio)
Correct. And when you add them all together, you've missed on some good FAs, or let quality homegrown players leave.
Penny wise is pound foolish, as the saying goes.