Oakland Raiders cap space

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  1. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    Once Al Davis died the new front office cut all the fat from the roster and this season had 49 mil in dead money. Next year they will have close to 70 mil in cap space. It's time for Dallas to do the same but we still have Al at the helm.
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  2. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    And they'll never every dollar to be a decent team.
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Cap space does not win games.
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Apparently, neither does the lack of it.
  5. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    They brought in Reggie McKenzie from Green Bay as the new GM -- a Ted Thompson disciple.

    He is stripping the club down to nothing and rebuilding almost exclusively through the draft via the Ted Thompson way.
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  6. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. I hate when people compare our cap situation to teams without a franchise quarterback (or teams with a qb on his rookie contract).
  7. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    70 million is a great deal, they will most likely be players this year.
  8. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    To be fair, a lot of the dead money involves other players as well. I hear the Romo argument, we should always remain in contention, but our dead money isn't tied to productive players (maybe outside of Witten and it being too early to cut Carr if need be).
  9. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Not having cap space does hurt you from wining games. Obviously.
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  10. MissionCoach

    MissionCoach Active Member

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    LMAO…this is the 1st time in a long time that I am reading a Cowboy thread and laughed, thanks brother!
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  11. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Washington would know!
  12. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    We have to mortgage our future by clutching to this great 8-8 squad we have assembled.
  13. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    Ugh. I hate when people refer to our quarterback as a franchise quarterback.
  14. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to lump in our 8-8 pet coaching project who is receiving OJT from Jerry Jones himself.
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Well, he is one.
  16. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Sure looked like one to me this year.
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  18. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Oakland might eventually win one day but it isn't likely soon.
    They aren't the model for anything. They've won 4 games two seasons in a row. And they have few quality young players.

    They'll build through the draft because high cost free agents have no shot to win or succeed there.
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  19. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    McKenzi did what had to be done. The difference is he realized that core was never going to get it done, cleared the decks, went through the pain, and now they are ready to move forward. Same thing has to happen here it some point, just putting off the inevitable.
  20. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Football, learn about it.
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