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Old 10-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #19
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Default Re: The irony about building a complete football team

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
The trick is to hit the jackpot on a QB in the draft and for that matter draft well to have a complete team

On the Monday night game they showed a graphic that Seattle has 0.6% of its cap space tied up in Russell Wilson and 7 or 8 starters making less than $1 million per year. Rams had to pay Bradford under the old system and he is 10% of their cap space

The ESPN crew said the window closes on Seattle when all that young talent gets paid

Once the franchise QB qualifies for his 9 figure contract you need to draft well to have surrounding players or eventually enter cap hell by having older players restructure

Which is why you will never see a 70s Steelers or 80s 49ers team again that wins a bunch of rings with the same core - Steelers being competitive from 2004-2010 is impressive in this era, but not having to pay Ben initially helped a lot

But you cannot win in the playoffs without a QB so that is who gets paid
As I've said plenty of times: the Seahawks, 49ers, & Bengals had better win now, because they are going to have to deal with the salary cap in about two seasons.

(Note: Cincy won't have to pay Dalton nearly as much, but they will indeed have to pay Green, Atkins, Burfict... and about four others.)
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