“@ZacBoyer: ESPN's Adam Schefter just said on SportsCenter the #Redskins found out about the salary cap ramifications this afternoon.”
Either the FO is incompetent (would not mesh with everything else I have seen), or the league has at best terrible timing or at worst intentionally chose the most damaging time possible.
Ex post facto laws and collusion: banned in the US, but legal in the Democratic People’s Republic of Goodell.
"When you don't have the talent, you have to win with the pen and the pencil, and they are not doing it." -- SmootAnd since the bye, it seems like they are doing better with the pencil...
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HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!!
Wait i don't recall us ever having 40+ million + in cap space. Numbers are just being thrown around, we had 31 million in november. How did we get an extra 17 million added??
So according to CSN Washington (link), this was due to the contracts of Haynesworth and Hall. If true, this just makes those two signings even bigger of a joke than they already were. It also means that it was a Vinny/Snyder move and not Bruce Allen.
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The union agreed to the resolution reluctantly, the person said. Union officials believe that neither team did anything wrong or attempted to circumvent the salary cap. But the union acquiesced to the decision because the league would have lowered the salary cap for all 32 teams if it did not.
Doesn't seem right.
Last edited by The Evil Genius; March-12th-2012 at 05:31 PM.
Birds are flying out of water
Underneath the sky
I run up to the rainbow girl
just to pass her by
I'll never have a change of heart
My swan will never sing
I have no heart the swan is gone
And now I wear the wings
You're right but it smells really bad none the less. This has nothing to do with competitive balance moving forward, it is all about penalizing us for spending like only vinny/danny boy could in years past.This sounds more like a large group of angered owners sending a message. I doubt Goodell was behind this.
It just seems petty to a fan like me that the NFL forced owners/unions to choose between a lower cap for everyone or a penalty for 2 teams because they took advantage of a loophole everyone could and should have.
So let's say there's nothing that can be done and we lose this 36M. Let's furthermore say that we split it 18M and 18M per year, and for the ease of number crunching that the cap in 2013 does not increase from this year.
I'm no cap pro so I'm asking here: would we essentially be signing all of our players/new FA acquisitions on a 102M budget for this year and the following? Assuming this is the case, doesn't that sort of "force" us into some "fiscal responsibility" for now, and then in 2014 we all of the sudden have another 18M to play with, because our entire team was operating on a 102M budget? I am of course oversimplying things and not taking into account contracts ending and other things.
But in theory, on its most simplistic level, is this the case? Just some silver lining, I hope?
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