Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Mar 15, 2014.
I don't see that.
We can operate by cutting players at positions of need and restructuring every contract on the books every year just to get under the cap. Then Sometimes getting between 2-8 million to try and fix the team. Which the GM inevitably wastes signing Jags or some overpriced Cb.
I don't think there was much confusion on Romo contract. The problem lies with his high risk for re-injury. The cap numbers are enormous for 2014 & 2015. If he was 28 years old and coming off super bowl or run deep into playoffs you have no problem with it. But when you look at his age 34 and coming off of two back surgery and only one playoff win in his career it becomes eye popping. But Dallas has become more of a marketing brand than NFL team competing for playoff success. So I would say from marketing perspective it makes sense but from football perspective its ridiculous.
Would have rather paid him 10M than sign him longterm. And he was a top player at his position coming into last year. 10M wasn't exorbitant pay. If only he'd stay healthy.
It has nothing to do with other contracts given then I assume
Oh, I don't like Romo that much... He hasn't done squat playoff wise. I know his contract, for his position isn't the problem though
It was the GMs handling of contracts as a whole and addressing the comment does it affect how the team operates.
Spencer was worth an extension, but it should have come after the 2011 season. By waiting and tagging him 2 years in a row, they tied up a lot of cap space(20m) that could have used better or rolled over. No one could have predicted his injury. Players complain about the tag, but Spencer made more than he would have on a five year deal with a 10-12m signing bonus.
People can't be afraid to sign FAs like Melton and Carr. One or two of them can make up for a bad draft choice. Extending your own draft picks isn't much cheaper, so who cares if you have to buy a young player or two. The money is there for a couple pricey FAs and is there to extend guys like Dez and TSmith. No one builds a team just on draft picks and trades, all options must be explored.