Re: I know every team has a salary cap...but...
posted at 12/10/2009 11:13 AM EST
In Response to Re: I know every team has a salary cap...but...
[QUOTE]Here some payroll numbers I found for 2008. Holy Cow! :// www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/nfl-salaries.php?from=search_webresults<1>&from=search_webresults<1>
NFL Teams Total Payroll NFL Oakland Raiders $152,389,371 NFL Dallas Cowboys $146,401,600 NFL Minnesota Vikings $133,354,045 NFL Cleveland Browns $131,916,300 NFL New Orleans Saints $131,531,820 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers $128,815,061 NFL Tennessee Titans $126,017,443 NFL Arizona Cardinals $122,110,110 NFL Jacksonville Jaguars $122,109,207 NFL Chicago Bears $120,065,819 NFL San Francisco 49ers $118,766,239 NFL New York Jets $116,910,097 NFL St. Louis Rams $116,677,660 NFL New York Giants $115,816,180 NFL Miami Dolphins $114,649,660 NFL Buffalo Bills $113,364,927 NFL Carolina Panthers $112,114,711 NFL Washington Redskins $111,963,684 NFL San Diego Chargers $111,813,340 NFL Cincinnati Bengals $109,727,880 NFL Philadelphia Eagles $109,557,398 NFL Houston Texans $108,445,418 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers $104,329,311 NFL Seattle Seahawks $102,985,710 NFL Atlanta Falcons $96,391,525 NFL Detroit Lions $95,827,117 NFL Denver Broncos $95,599,778 NFL Green Bay Packers $94,018,300 NFL Indianapolis Colts $93,373,915 NFL New England Patriots $92,734,120 NFL Baltimore Ravens $90,713,965 NFL Kansas City Chiefs $83,623,776 I know the cap number for this year is 127 million but have read that there are teams over it as well as teams that are below the minimum. Didn't someone post something about the "Big Market" Patriots out spending Indy. Are the Pats really thirtieth in payroll? BTW, these numbers are before getting rid of Seymore whose 6.5 million was second only to Brady.
Posted by bostatewarrior[/QUOTE]
I don't know about those numbers, I think they need some context. What is payroll because it is not salary cap about ten teams are over in those numbers. Payroll could mean everything and anything, all the coaches, groundskeepers, window washers etc. I didn't see any explanation in that link.
One point about cap numbers is that until the team has started the season and the roster is set those numbers are not accurate. A team could clear 20million in space in anticipation of signing players, and the snap shot of that moment would just show them way under cap.
I think Kraft probably tells BB he can spend the entire cap as he sees fit.
As far as coaching, if BB told Kraft "Mcdaniels is leaving and we need him because nobody under him is qualified to replace" him than Kraft would probably respect Bill's call and give him a raise. BB probably thought O'brien had what it takes to replace him, and didn't want to hold Mcdaniels back.