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Old 01-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Can someone tell me how we ended up in this cap hell situation?

And why other teams have a ton of cap room? Who does the blame fall on, Khan?
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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And why other teams have a ton of cap room? Who does the blame fall on, Khan?
It's just the price you pay for being good for such a long time. Mistakes were made, no doubt, but overall it was just paying the good players that made the Steelers winners.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can someone tell me how we ended up in this cap hell situation?

Giving lucrative contracts to Lawrence Timmons, LaMarr Woodley, Ben Roethlisberger, etc.. Restructuring deals for many players to get under the cap in recent years has come back to bite the Steelers now, leaving them in salary cap hell.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: Can someone tell me how we ended up in this cap hell situation?

Not as bad as the Jets. They are like 32mm or 36mm (cannot remember which) over the cap. And they suck!
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Giving lucrative contracts to Lawrence Timmons, LaMarr Woodley, Ben Roethlisberger, etc.. Restructuring deals for many players to get under the cap in recent years has come back to bite the Steelers now, leaving them in salary cap hell.
LaMarr's got some restructuring to do
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Default Re: Can someone tell me how we ended up in this cap hell situation?

Part of the reason is we continually restructure - which defers payment, not reduces payment - of our big contracts. Eventually you will start getting into the years where you backloaded payment. Hence our current cap situation. O and Ramon Fosters ungodly contract.
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Answer? Art junior took over and started giving out big contracts a few years ago. when u do that you are mortgaging your future for success NOW.
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Answer? Art junior took over and started giving out big contracts a few years ago. when u do that you are mortgaging your future for success NOW.
or, we paid guys that were coming off dominating, some even consider legendary performances and we thought they would re-commit even more after getting a nice pay day - instead, injuries and complacency have taken place - no one saw Woodley's decline coming or anticipated Troy being out THIS much
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Restructuring
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Woodley is going to get back into shape and back to football form and we're going to forget about his lucrative contract. We got into this situation because we have elite defensive players on our team and they deserve to be paid as such. That being said, I wouldn't blink twice about getting rid of Harrison, Troy, Keisel and Hampton and clearing cap space that way.

We were very good for a long time and have two DPOY players on our roster. That being said, they also got old very quickly and now their play and contributions aren't adding up with how much they're making.

As soon as these older guys are gone, we're going to be swimming in cap room. Harrison, Keisel, Troy, Hampton, Colon, Foster, Wallace and Mendenhall all gone will ultimately equate to 10's of millions in cap room. We just need Timmons, Woodley and Ben to restructure and we're fine for this year.
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