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Twitter: NFL Salary Cap to rise to $133mil - Post #67

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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  2. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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  3. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    $7m increase is humongous.
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  4. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Getting rid of ware, hatcher, austin, spencer and restructuring romo and carr still probably wont put us under the cap. Lol
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    For most teams at the edge or slightly above the cap, it is a big deal. For Dallas, not so much.
  6. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    They can restructure everyone and still get under the cap. By how much and at what price for the future years is the real problem.
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  7. DavidS

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  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I think it's pretty much irrelevant. All teams get the same increase. So the Cowboys cap position doesn't change.
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  9. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    It means the same for every team. It means we have to do less restructures to get under the cap and can do more if we have a target in FA we want to go after.

    All we have to do is restructure Romo, Witten, and Lee to get under the cap now. You don't have to tie yourself further to Carr and Ware by guaranteeing more money. You can cut Austin June 1 and use that for the rookies and do nothing else if you want. It's humongous.
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  10. daveferr33

    daveferr33 Well-Known Member

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    True enough. But the Jones Boys need all the help they can get.
  11. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    That's insane, 5% is pretty significant; great news for a handful of teams.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    The reason they cannot fix the cap until later in the league year is that they do not know what expenses there are. Revenue is known since the great majority of it is TV money; about the only variables are the merchandizing.

    But expenses- insurance keeps going up; medical expenses keep going up; and other expenses like pensions keep going up. Until they have a grip for that year on expenses they cannot fix the cap. Remember last year how late they were with a final cap figure? Its going to be like that every year.

    Those thinking that there are going to be 20 million plus cap jumps are doomed to disapointment. Not sure where the money to settle the lawsuits like the concussion one comes from either.
  13. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you, I don't think that $20 million in a year is even possible. 5% is a ridiculous increase when the cap is already at $123 million.
  14. DoctorChicken

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    Good. We'll still be broke, though. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10487942/nfl-projected-raise-salary-cap-130-million
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    If we could average 5% a year that would be a big help but we cannot COUNT on that which is a real problem when looking at the big contracts like Romo's and the ones like Dez and Tyron coming up.
  16. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    The first four years of the CBA are price controlled. Its the reason why the NFLPA demanded the floor for the time frame. We have been seeing modest increases but it bears to reason that with the controls being lifted and a new TV contract signed that the cap will increase at a greater rate than the controlled rate.

    Expenses are not factored into the cap amount. It's based on revenues.
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  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    But not all teams are in the same cap circumstances. If you're hog-tied, 5% means a lot more than it does to somebody who's already got a bunch of slack.

    I say that while making it clear that I think you're mostly right about the team letting themselves get hogtied in the first place.
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  18. Nirvana

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  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    wrong. They clearly said last year that the reason the cap is not going up as much as thought is because of those expenses which are taken OFF the top of the revenue.

    If it is as you claim then they would have a much more clear idea of what the cap would be since they probably can ID at least 90-95% if the revenue each year.
  20. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    But their position to spend doesn't change because every team gets the same increase. They are just as cap poor relative to the rest of the league.
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