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NFL Penalizing Salary Cap for Cowboys and Redskins

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ajk23az, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    I'm intrigued about this idea that there are comparable actions taken by other teams that were not punished. That kind of arbitrary decision makes it all the more likely to violate the rule of reason and make this an illegal restraint of trade.
  2. AmishGangsta

    AmishGangsta Member

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    Think about this, they took one draft pick away from the Patriots for cheating.
  3. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    other teams dumped a lot of contracts last season too,why are only 2 teams singled out here?
  4. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Dude, anyway you want to look at it, losing 36M in cap space will be felt
  5. SkinsFan82

    SkinsFan82 Member

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    Sellers and Atogwe were going to be cut either way from what I can tell. Sellers had lost his starting job to Young and Atogwe looked bad and was hurt most of the year.
  6. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    They're basically accusing us of bending the rules just shy of cheating
  7. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    What about the teams that just flat out dumped high priced veterans during the uncapped year? I guess that was perfectly fair? Total crock of BS
  8. WVSkinsfan

    WVSkinsfan Member

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    Did'nt almost every team do that that year in 09 im guessing.Why do the boys and Skins the only ones that get screwed.:confused:
  9. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    Three reasons:

    1. We've got FAs we want now. This is not always the case but indications are the FO wants to spend some money in FA.
    2. We can afford the hit more next year given the money coming off the cap.
    3. This will give the team one full year to raise a stink and see if the ruling sticks. This seems really fishy.
  10. SkinsFan82

    SkinsFan82 Member

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    Oh yeah, I agree...didnt mean it to come off as "36 million? Pfft....pocket change!"

    I was just saying it doesn't make the Redskins up against the cap instantly, they can still be active. They can't go out and sign VJax, Nicks, Carr and 4-5 other top guys, but they can still make a run at VJax and some other more value based players to get line depth and work on some secondary help.
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Who knows how accurate it really is, but the Sportscenter claim on this on the local ESPN radio is that the league did this because "The other owners felt it was unfair."

    You gotta be kidding me.
  12. bigE79

    bigE79 Active Member

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    Well this is the biggest pile of **** to hit the fan in a long time and I really hope JJ sues the **** out of the league and its little ***** of a commissioner
  13. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Just so it's known, this "verdict" by the league did not take Jerry and Dan off guard. Neither has been sitting on their thumbs about it and I can assure you they have had their people doing what they do. This is not as cut and dry or a story over scenario by any means.
  14. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    There won't be any appeals or law suits.

    Looks like this was part of a settlement with the NFLPA involved
  15. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    To a degree.....this is not the last you have heard of this.
  16. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    No appeal, this was settled already with the NFLPA and the owners agreed to it, incuding Jerry and Snyder it sounds like.

    Nothing to be done. :banghead:
  17. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Again, more details will come out about it but it's not as cut and dry as it sounds right now and no, I don't know what the details are.
  18. Turf Toe

    Turf Toe Active Member

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    ****ing hate goodell!!!
  19. Gator88

    Gator88 Member

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    I think 30 Yard Slant said this earlier, why wasn't Chicago punished for Peppers? It was just as bad as Miles' contract.
  20. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    I certainly hope not. 36 million over 2 years is brutal, in light of the trade Friday

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