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The Real Marty

Member Since 24 Aug 2003
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In Topic: How much cap room do you want left after FA?

Today, 11:18 AM

we have about 68 million. So its safe to say 8 million for the rookie pool. That leaves us with approx. 60 million. I would release Lewis and clear up about 7 million so we could sign a top TE or maybe top tight end and one average TE. That being said we now have about 67 million. I would then want us to at least spend 40 million leaving us with 27 million to carry to the next season. 40 million would include TE, OL, Suh, and McCourty. I don't think thats too bad. 

 

Just as long as you know there are 31 other teams out there also bidding on these guys.   It's not like we go to the grocery store and get a Suh off the Suh shelf and a McCourty off the McCourty shelf.  


In Topic: Orakpo?

Today, 10:51 AM

These are all just rumors floated by agents in an attempt to start the bidding on their player.  


In Topic: ESPN's John Clayton on the Jaguars & Raiders in FA

Today, 10:45 AM

"The biggest spenders in free agency usually don't succeed. Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent more than $143 million on unrestricted free-agent contracts and ended up at the top of the draft after a 2-14 season."

 

The statement, "The biggest spenders in free agency usually don't succeed." is pointless.   Here's why.  

 

The reason they usually don't succeed is because the biggest spenders in free agency are the teams with the most cap space, and the number one reason teams have a lot of cap space is bad drafting (they don't have players that deserve big extensions).   Therefore, the teams that spend the most on free agency are the worst teams.    Great teams, the ones that succeed year after year, don't wind up with much cap space to use on outside free agents.

 

So to me, this says, spending big in free agency is not what causes a lack of success, it's the other way around.   Lack of success causes big spending in free agency.  

 

So the bottom line is, spend big if you have the money.   You may or may not have success the following season, but spending big in free agency is not what will cause the lack of success.  


In Topic: How much cap room do you want left after FA?

Today, 09:25 AM

If we don't spend enough to meet the minimum, the deficit has to be paid out to the players on the roster. 

 

That's not bad. Thanks.

 

I would consider it very bad, because basically, we would have blown our unused cap space on nothing.   Great for the players on the roster, they would receive an across the board bonus, but in terms of roster and cap management, we would have spent a bunch of money for absolutely nothing. 


In Topic: How much cap room do you want left after FA?

Today, 08:58 AM

What happens if we don't spend enough to meet the minimum? Probably just a small fine if I had to guess

 

If we don't spend enough to meet the minimum, the deficit has to be paid out to the players on the roster.