This isn't exactly true. JR doesn't want to go hog wild on a spending spree but that doesn't mean he wants to spend less than in previous years. What the owners are asking for is that the % of what players make is between 45% and 50% of the total revenue. Right now that % is at 62%. However, the league has shown an increase in revenue of well over 400% since the creation of the salary cap. By 2011, the projected salary cap at 45% would be the same amount of cash as it was in 2009.
It really has nothing to do with paying players less money.
It has a lot to do with players making less money, an average of close to a million a season per player will get cut off with the drop down. Team's average 30 million in profits on the books in 2008. (the highest revenue ever in NFL history.) Went down in the 2009 season by a lot.... Revenue was down quite a bit in 2009 for NFL teams compared to the 2008 season.
If you don't think the CBA squabble is about owners wanting players to make less and owners to make more.....Then I don't know what to tell you....
The owners are the one who opted out of the CBA for this uncapped year and the majority of teams are going to cut cap... That's the point of it all. Strong arm players into agreeing with the deal.
This is all about allowing teams that are in serious debt problems to get back on their feet. ( I mean the dolphins are 400 million in debt right now, and there not the only team that's losing money or having financial problems.) Couple of seasons ago there were 3 teams that lost money on the season, in 2008 that was down to 1, ( two teams with profits under 3 million dollars) 2009 is expected to be worse then 2007 and definitely 2008.
This CBA deal is about players making less money/.
If the salary cap could go down, it would actually go down in 2011...
2008 was the best year in NFL history, profit wise. (this is why the Cap was jumped in the off season) 2009 is expected to be one of the worse of the last few years...Lots of teams not selling all the tickets and a host of other problems....
Mean if it was possible the cap would have lowered in 2010 and then in 2011, but that isn't possible. so that number 45 percent of less then 6 billion = 62 percent of 6 billion doesn't make sense.
Edited by carpanfan96, 05 March 2010 - 03:16 AM.