Re: It's Official
posted at 2/14/2011 10:34 AM EST
In Response to Re: It's Official
" target="_parent" /> mthurl Posts: 1332 First: 1/31/2010 Last: 2/12/2011 In Response to Re: It's Official : i seriously don't know how he can say these things with the number of his top players being FA's and the little cap room he has and few draft picks. Posted by natesubs Easy; restructure, cut, extend, trade....repeat. It takes an owner that wants the Trophy very very badly. There really is no place called salary cap hell, it's make believe, but it takes a lot of money (much of it wasted) to play. There is however a draft hell, it's when you mess up year after year and devoid your team of talent and then free agents don't want to come play with you no matter how much you'll pay. The Jets could end up there, but they draft pretty well:( -------------------------------------------------------- I totally disagree. I've read that the Jets GM has identified Revis, Mangold, Harris, & Ferguson as their so called core four players. That said, they already gave huge extensions to both Revis and Mangold, meaning that Harris and Ferguson should also expect huge paydays as well. In addition, they also have to make a decision regarding their two WR's (Holmes & Edwards) both of whom will command big money; and then there's Cromartie who's also a FA. My point is that guys like Revis, you remember the guy that wanted to void his rookie deal after his 2nd season so that he could become the highest paid at his position, "that guy" and I'm sure others like him, don't exactly strike me as the type of players that will restructure their contracts. They're a team of me first type of players. Nevertheless, they will basically have to perform salary cap magic just in hopes of keeping the players they currently have (maintaining the status quo). However, this is also a team full of aging players such a Tomlinson, Ellis, Taylor, Woody etc... who were all starters for them and will thus need to be replaced soon. My whole thing is that the status quo hasn't been good enough to get them over the hump, so how can putting all of your eggs in one basket in order to pay every one top dollar gonna help them field a more competitive team from here on out? Back to your original point, if these guys that I mentioned above just signed their huge mega deal contracts, then right off the bat you can rule out contract restructuring as a means of creating cap flexability. Extensions as I pointed out is only going to eat up more, not less cap space, so I can't see how that helps them when guys are going to look to break the bank after coming off of the rookie deals. Lastly, there's the trade route. It's rare to see teams make player for player type of trades these days (not that it can't happen, it's just not the norm), meaning that this is an unlikely solution as well. Therefore, how can you expect to pay Revis $12mil, Mangold $9mil, Ferguson $9mil, Harris $8mil, Holmes $8-9 mil, Edwards $8-9mil, and in a few years Sanchez at ~ $14mil? By my count thats 7 players making on avg $10 mil/yr or eating up $70 mil worth of cap space. The 2009 cap was at $130 mil, so those 7 guys eat up more than 50% of their cap space. There's a 53 man roster, so do you atleast see how this could be a problem?
Posted by angel3781[/QUOTE]
They have Ferguson locked up as well, so that's three of the four that you called core, so only Harris is left to sign of those core guys and Harris will command some money, even if they Franchise him, making there issues even larger.
They have seventeen free agents to sign, two of those are Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes. Cromartie is also a Free Agent, along with cry baby Tomlinson. Now that's a lot of work to get done with very limited money. Probably the best thing that could happen to the YETS would be a non-season this year, so they get a lot of time to ponder how they could make anything good happen from this prescription for a roster disaster.