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Things we know about 2013

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We owe the giants an ass kicking.

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Brutimus maximus schedule. Not worried about the cap, it's always like that.

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Home Games and opponents 2012 record

Falcons(13-3)

Bucs(7-9)

Saints(7-9)

Rams(7-8-1)

Seahawks(11-5)

Jets(6-10)

Patriots(12-4)

Giants(9-7)

Away Games and opponents 2012 record

Falcons(13-3)

Bucs(7-9)

Saints(7-9)

Cardinals(5-11)

49ers(11-4-1)

Bills(6-10)

Dolphins(7-9)

Vikings(10-6)

Initial thoughts:Only 3 of our opponents next year lost more games than us this year. Of the 4 non divisional opponents we have faced once before under Rivera he is currently 0-4 against those teams(Cardinals,Giants, Seahawks and Vikings).

Top 3 Draft Picks

14

44

111(assuming 1 team gets a 3rd round compensatory pick)

Initial Thoughts:I see 2 maybe 3 starters coming out of this draft for us. Hopefully the new GM can find some good depth and players we can develop into future starters in rounds 4-6(no 3rd or 7th rounder this year).

2013 Free agents

Derek Anderson

Captain Munnerlyn

Louis Murphy

Jordan Senn

Sherrod Martin

Ben Harstock

Antwan Applewhite

Gary Barnidge

Mike Pollack

Nate Ness(Restricted)

Andre Neblett(Restricted)

Initial thoughts: According to the latest reports we will likely be 12-13 million under the cap once we carry over the 3.5 unused this year. I don't think we would terribly miss any of these players if we can't afford to retain them. Of the bunch I'd like to keep Derek Anderson the most. Munnerlyn,Murphy and Senn would be players I'd welcome back for depth purposes.

Bad news is that our cap situation is not good. Good news is that we don't have any FA's we need to worry about losing. All these guys are replaceable.

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People freak out about the Salary Cap EVERY YEAR, it's dumber and dumber the longer it goes.

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People freak out about the Salary Cap EVERY YEAR, it's dumber and dumber the longer it goes.

And every year we hardly sign any worthwhile free agents. The franchise manages to get under because it does so little to improve the team.

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And every year we hardly sign any worthwhile free agents. The franchise manages to get under because it does so little to improve the team.

Philosophical differences.

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And every year we hardly sign any worthwhile free agents. The franchise manages to get under because it does so little to improve the team.

Just wait till this offseason and free agency.... Panthers gonna go cray cray I think

But yeah I agree with you on the horrible free agents that Hurney Magic Brought over.

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Philosophical differences.

Yeah, the difference being some teams care more about winning than others.

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The reality is that if you are over 15 and we get the 3.5 from this year we are now at 11.5. Gross' cap hit in 2013 is 11.7 million. If we cut him as a June 1st cut we save 9.7 million since the 4 million left in guaranteed money will be paid out in 2 years. So honestly we cut one player and we are less than 2 million from erasing the cap deficit. And at training camp next year he will turn 33. He is not what he used to be. The cap is not the huge problem people think it is. Plus the money for the drafted players isn't included in the 120 million cap number but is set aside in a separate fund, IIRC.

Exactly. Do something with Gamble and now we're at -$6 million (and we really didn't miss him this year). Throw in DWill as a June 1 cut, and now we're at nearly -$10 million. And there are other things we could do as well.

Granted, we would have to go LT in the draft to move Gross, but the point is, we will find a way to get under the cap and have a little to play with.

As to the rookie pool, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Each team is assigned a number they can use to sign their rookies. All that rookie pool does is put a limit on how much you can spend on their contracts. Until they sign their contracts, they are counted at the rookie minimum. However, when all is said and done, they are just like every other player and must fit into the same cap.

Picking as late as we are and with no 3rd, it's not going to consume much of our cap to sign draft picks.

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oh good the 49ers game is @ SF

Might go with my girlfriend if I can get tickets and I'm in Cali then

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Nortman did OK for a rook. People that bash him seriously don't know football.

why do you think he got benched then?

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why do you think he got benched then?

He's talking about Brad Nortman, the punter, not Josh Norman, the corner.

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