To be fair, it does sound like he may have learned from his mistakes.
When I think about Hurney, I feel like the college, the players, and the fans that got left holding the bag when the coach who broke the rules quits and leaves town while the NCAA punishes everyone left behind.
Hurney screwed us over and we're just now starting to get out of the hole while he's getting promoted in his new gig. Fug that guy. That's my opinion, and it ain't changing.
Now THAT is some magic right there. So if he balls out next year and they don't have the cap space to pay for the newly recalculated cap hit then so what? It's not like there is a penalty for being over the cap. You just have to be under it on the day the new year starts. That is some brilliant sh1t right there.
EDIT: And if there is a penalty then why wasn't New Orleans hit with it when they were like $24M over the cap 3 weeks ago?
New cap hadn't started yet. They did release Pierre Thomas and Curtis Lofton before May 10, when the new year began. Also re-did the deals of Colston, Byrd, Galette, and Bunkley before May 10. Graham trade happened minutes before the May 10 4pm start of the new cap, so they got under it by the skin of their teeth.
Each team is allowed a maximum of four compensatory picks, and selections will only be awarded to organizations that signed fewer players than they lost to free agency. That does not include players cut, players released after signing the year before or players making the league minimum.
It's not a reputable source but I read the bolded part and thought about how "technically" they are paying him the vet min. Just a thought.
Yes, Hardy is making a minimum salary, but his bonuses are included in that consideration, so no worry there.
We just have to avoid signing more free agents than we lose, and pay the ones we do sign less money than our former players get. Oh, and hope our formers play at least 10 games, while playing our new ones 5 games or less and cutting them.
Y'all are gonna have 1 p!ssed off woman to deal with when Lola reads who'd trade or even think about trading Luke. Do the rest of us a favor and stand over there in 1 corner of the Huddle together so we don't get caught up in the poostorm you're gonna have to deal with.