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Old 02-22-2014, 02:25 PM   #61
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Default Re: NFL Salary Cap to Rise 5% to 130 Million

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Humorous answer: Tony Romo…???
The answer I was really hoping for was "everybody," but Romo might as well get a shoe in the nuts for the team.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:50 PM   #62
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Posted by Mike Florio on February 25, 2014, 1:50 PM EST

Back when the owners were told that the salary cap would climb from $123 million in 2013 to $126.3 million in 2014, a source with knowledge of the cap calculation said it will be higher.

Now that reports have put the salary cap as high as $132 million for 2014, the same source has said, once again, it will be higher.

Per the source, the cap could be a “few million” higher than $132 million. If this means $3 million more than reported, the cap could be as high as $135 million. That would amount to an 9.75 percent increase over last year, the biggest spike by far since the 2011 labor deal was negotiated.

It’s unknown whether the increase in the cap, which is based on revenues but inevitably is negotiated by the NFL and the NFLPA, will result from efforts to borrow against future cap increases. In past years, the quid pro quo for an increase in the cap has included an agreement by the NFLPA to permit cap penalties to be imposed on the Cowboys and Redskins for treating the uncapped year of 2010 too literally.

A cynic may wonder whether the spike in the cap for 2014 is aimed at helping NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith fend off a 2015 challenge from Sean Gilbert or, possibly, Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks.

Regardless, the cap could be increasing by similar amounts in the future. Per the source, the 2014 bump is expected to become the trend in future years.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...n-132-million/
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:44 PM   #63
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Default Re: NFL Salary Cap to Rise 5% to 130 Million

^^^ And now you know why everyone submitted to Roger Crapdell. This increase alone means 288 million more dollars to spread around.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:14 PM   #64
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Even if the cap goes up 'significantly', be it this year or in subsequent years, the Steelers need to finish trimming the fat from their roster.

They also need to avoid as many Woodley-like contracts as possible.

If that means letting Pouncey go... well, so be it.

This team was at its best when it was most frugal and fiscally efficient.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:23 PM   #65
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Even if the cap goes up 'significantly', be it this year or in subsequent years, the Steelers need to finish trimming the fat from their roster.

They also need to avoid as many Woodley-like contracts as possible.

If that means letting Pouncey go... well, so be it.

This team was at its best when it was most frugal and fiscally efficient.
I'm still holding out hope for a Pouncey trade, as long as we can get Velasco back. He'd garner a ridiculously high pick from someone.
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I highly doubt Pouncey goes anywhere the FO speak highly of him and he is the reason why we going to the zone blocking scheme. He's here to stay, and top it off he's about to turn 25 this summer he's still very young
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I highly doubt Pouncey goes anywhere the FO speak highly of him and he is the reason why we going to the zone blocking scheme. He's here to stay, and top it off he's about to turn 25 this summer he's still very young
The only reason why he could go out the door is that despite his youth and undeniable talent he has had at least two, if not three, major injuries thus far in his career.

As far as 'red flags' go, that qualifies.

A four or five year deal (or four year with option for fifth) at a 'market level' [or preferably slightly below] price is beyond reasonable.

It's still not certain that it's reasonable for this team though. The type of money he will command might not be in the Steelers best interests (at least not as the team is currently constructed).

Maybe things will become clearer after the last of the dead weight is cut and off the books, the vets restructure and the cap goes up (that is, this time next year).
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Okay, so this is the MOST HYPOTHETICAL of all HYPOTHETICALS, but...if there's any truth to this whatsoever, which I highly doubt there is any, at all...would you trade our first round pick and cut Troy/Woodley/whoever would be necessary to make room for Darrelle Revis?

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Okay, so this is the MOST HYPOTHETICAL of all HYPOTHETICALS, but...if there's any truth to this whatsoever, which I highly doubt there is any, at all...would you trade our first round pick and cut Troy/Woodley/whoever would be necessary to make room for Darrelle Revis?

https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/s...18033988874240
Absolutely not. Why should we give up jack shit for Darelle MEvis? maybe he should give up half of his salary to play with the contender like the Steelers.
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I highly doubt Pouncey goes anywhere the FO speak highly of him and he is the reason why we going to the zone blocking scheme. He's here to stay, and top it off he's about to turn 25 this summer he's still very young
I'd have to agree with you on that one. I think the Steelers FO sees Pouncey as a the player to build an O-line around. And like you say, he's still only 25.
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