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#31 klumme

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:52 PM

It will simply prevent poorly run teams from paying more for bad decisions at the top of the draft, a problem which is completely overblown to begin with.


Bingo... In fact we will see more Russells because those poorly run teams will now take even more risks and making even more bad decisions.

#32 Fiz

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:58 PM

Bingo... In fact we will see more Russells because those poorly run teams will now take even more risks and making even more bad decisions.


Guys, nothing will stop or encourage future busts like Russell from entering the league.

This cap will have nothing to do with the talent in scouting departments and team philosophy.

All this does is take money from draftees.

#33 MickSmiley

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:09 PM

Needs rookies now.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

Apparently this deal is going very fast now

mortreport Chris Mortensen
RT @Curry_Brandon93: @mortreport how much longer til at least a agreement in principle. >> At this pace, could be within 24-48 hrs.


also thought this was interesting:

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John Clayton reports salary cap will be $120 million for 2011, plus $21 million in benefits per club


w\What say you numbers guys on how much room that gives us for resigning our own guys and other FAs given the reports on the rookie scale?

#35 Dollar Store Dave

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:20 PM

Apparently this deal is going very fast now



also thought this was interesting:


w\What say you numbers guys on how much room that gives us for resigning our own guys and other FAs given the reports on the rookie scale?


Wouldn't it be roughly $70m? Isn't our salary cap somewhere around the $55-65m range? (Not including Cam's contract.)

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:54 AM

Guys, nothing will stop or encourage future busts like Russell from entering the league.

This cap will have nothing to do with the talent in scouting departments and team philosophy.

All this does is take money from draftees.


i think we get it!

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:37 AM

If the team opts for the 5th year of the deal, then Cam would get a contract worth about 50 million. Probably look about like 4 years for 28 - 34 million, then the last year would be top 10 salary guaranteed.


Pretty good for the team that he isn't the highest paid player in the league, which he would have been if the Rookie System didn't get put into place.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:47 AM

Necessary? Care to explain?


You want me to explain why the rookie wage scale is necessary? Isn't this well documented around the league?

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:52 AM

Guys, nothing will stop or encourage future busts like Russell from entering the league.

This cap will have nothing to do with the talent in scouting departments and team philosophy.

All this does is take money from draftees.


Unproven rookie's do not deserve the type of money they receive toward the top of the draft. The vetern NFL players agree with this statement. It is necessary to fix this issue.

In return, the rookie's get a shorter contract so that they will be able to hit free agency sooner, and get their big payday quicker than before. The 'busts' will get less up front money, and will leave the league quicker. It helps the NFL teams recover from their bad decisions/draft picks, and reallocate that money to the players that deserve it. It's a win/win for both the players and the teams.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:24 AM

A rookie cap is in place for several reasons that are beneficial not only to the NFL but the sport of Football on the whole. From the contamination of the youth as early as PEE WEE level (who did not see that Bob Ley piece) to the runners in college and even HS who are all trying to establish a facade "relationship" that will lead to the big payday, to the lack of support and guidance that is expected from a manager/agent once that first big contract is inked, the benefits are too obvious to ignore.

This will not solve it, but its a step in the right direction.

If you don't see it, you're ignorance and lack of imagination is failing you again.