Re: Salary Cap Space
posted at 11/21/2011 7:05 AM EST
In Response to Re: Salary Cap Space
[QUOTE]The thing that I don't get is this was supposed to be the reason we didn't sign Peppers or resign Seymore...because after the uncertain future of the NFL and lockout we'd be stupid to. Yet here we are 8 million and change under the cap? Add in the fact that if we hadn't paid Ellis 4 million and Ocho 6 we'd be 18 million under the cap....I'm saying that money could of been spent elsewhere or if they hadn't spent it at all there would of been more left over for a marquee guy or two. I'm sorry but I think we dropped the ball on this fiscal responsibility stuff. If you add a guy like Peppers or Seymore to this team right now, do you like our chances? Would the Jets of beaten us last year?
Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]
If we didn't want to draft Clay Matthews and keep Seymour before the 2009 season then that season should have been the one where we saved money and positioned ourselves for the switch to a 4-3 and to be big spenders and draft accordingly in 2010.
Signed Peppers at that point.
Everyone should have known Moss wasn't going to behave on a 1 year deal. If he turned down an extension before the 2010 draft we could have basically swapped him for Boldin by sending him to Minnesota for a 2nd rd pick and trading a 2nd rd pick. If he was worth a 3rd 4 games into the year being a crybaby he was worth a 2nd the spring before that to reuinite him with Favre.
Maybe added a guy like Jared Odrick or another DT in the draft for our 4-3 instead of trading into the future.
Even with Peppers and Boldin we'd have had the money this year... w/o guys like Haynesworth, Ocho, Ellis and Wright... to have fixed the secondary at least.
Going back just one year we could have had Roth and Goldson as already said. Jenkins over Haynesworth/Ellis. Akeem Ayers in the draft. Traded up for JJ. Watt instead of getting Solder, the Saints future #1 and Vareen.
There is your 3-4:
Roth - Mayo - Spikes - Cunningham
and your 4-3:
Carter - Jenkins/Watt/Brace - Wilfork - Roth/Anderson
Ayers - Spikes/Mayo/Guyton - Nink/Mayo
They would probably have had the cash to either sign Goldon (3.5), Roth (3.5) and Jenkins (5) or Asomugha (13.5), Page (1) and Gerard Warren (1.5).