Originally Posted by 19ward86
this is insane, arent the steelers known for their low pay for players. how can we only have 1 million left but the bungles that signed carson to a 116mil contract arent in this bad of shape.we do pay our lineman very well but bens contract is like todays 1st round rookie. and ward isnt getting top dollar either. all the numbers really confuse me. im glad i seen the payout to know why we are this close to losing porter. i just dont understand how one team can pay out huge contracts to 10-15 guys yet not be over but we can. this always bugged me.
A lot of those teams that you're talking about do a lot of finagling with the contracts and are usually back end loaded. Meaning by the time the back end of the contract comes around that player is going to get cut and the team will pay the difference or they can be traded away, but good luck finding someone to take over the ridiculous contract.
A prime example of this is the 49ers, they are now paying the price though because the outrageous contracts can't last forever and you usually end up suffering in the long run. Next to follow suit will be the Redskins.
What these teams try and do is build a winning ball club, get the ring, and fall back to mediocre.