Last edited by redskinss; January-16th-2013 at 09:59 AM.
Every time I read an article I get hopeful. But the reality is that short of a miracle I think we have to bend over and take it from Mara another year. Hopefully in the mean time we can build around the franchise and be relevant for years to come.
Anyway someone could give an overview of the article, or better yet post it, for those of us who can't access it? Thanks.
Just makes one even angrier. Honestly, it's the Redskins fans who lose the most here.We all know why the Redskins were penalized, but the most important element of Halsell’s article was that Bruce Allen essentially executed the same exact maneuver in Tampa with offensive lineman, Jeff Faine.
Halsell at the writing of the article, mentioned the dubbed “I-4 Off-Ramp,” as the ‘same device’ as used in the Haynesworth and Hall contracts. Just for clarification, to make sure nothing had changed in Halsell’s understanding of the situation, he confirmed to ESPN 980 on Tuesday that the restructured deals in both Washington and Tampa were “exactly the same.”
The greater point is this. We know that the NFL and the contract division of the league office approved the restructured contracts of both Haynesworth and Hall, as they did with Faine while Allen in charge in Tampa Bay. If they approved all three restructured deals, along with the Cowboys contracts – how is it that ONLY the Redskins and Cowboys were penalized?
Tampa performed such a move while under a salary cap, which has to be the answer from the league – however it was beyond clear that the Bucs were trying to take advantage of the extra room they had under their cap, while also clearing out a ton of space moving forward, in 2009 and in the uncapped year of 2010.
The strategy worked to a large degree, as they had a pirate ship full of money to spend in 2011 and 2012, after performing extremely well with a young, cheap and pared down roster in 2010.
Of course, it would be nice if the league took the time to explain all of this maneuvering, but maybe they don’t – because they always seem to have something to hide.
The person with knowledge said this in parting “It’s really disgusting what the league did to (the Redskins).”
While it may be disgusting, it seems awfully hard to fathom how the Redskins will get some much needed relief.
Last edited by thesubmittedone; January-16th-2013 at 11:16 AM.
Originally Posted by Mike Shanahan
This makes it more apparent why Tampa Bay abstained for voting for the CBA amendment...which happened after it was approved as a farce.
It really disgusts me how blatantly wrong and backhanded this whole situation is. The injustice of it is pathetic. I will hold out hope that somehow, someway, things will be righted in the end. And, oh yeah, **** the Giants and **** Mara!!!
I ranted on the complexities of this situation and the injustice to my wife. She succinctly said, "Well the Redskins made the playoff and the Giants didn't." And that gave me some perspective. We just have one more season to navigate this mess and then this won't even matter.
Just giving half full thoughts. I was/still plenty pissed about this.
The situation is righted in the end.
WE WON THE DIVISION.
Not just rubbing it in and saying ha ha, we won. We were able to achieve a relatively out-of-reach goal on reduced cap. Thus, players who may not of gotten oppurtunities now have playoff run under their belt. I'm over cap hit, develop more young players and brace for 2014...
Start sizing ring fingers people
Stop the Violence
RIP Sean Taylor, may your passing serve as a message to others.
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