Re: salary cap for Jets not so dire
posted at 2/21/2013 10:03 AM EST
In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
What's the difference between the jest having to cut a number of players to get under the cap and the Pats situation. There is a good chance none of the Pats high dollar free agents will not be cut, but not re-signed because of limited cap space. Same difference?
Those players will ALSO have to be replaced if not re-signed, with a cheaper and probably not as good option.
That money does not even come off the books as they are FA's. They will have to spend $$.
The Pats may have to replace or restructure some key players, too, as 18m to replace ~20 guys, with several of them being starters, is not great.
So, who do the Pats trade or cut, in addition to losing some key FA's?
1, 10M guy or 3, 3m guys to create more cap?
Who do they restructure to put the cap hit in 2014 or beyond?
Something has to happen. Right?
No it is not the same difference.
The Pats players they liked were able to play out their contract at a "vlaue" the organization placed on them for their position. Whether or not they can reach a new deal with a player they wish to continue to keep at a "value" that still fits what they feel that player has to them is in question.
The jets "cutting" a player means they had to cut a player they originally felt was of the value they signed them for as well as possibly still wanting to keep but had to make hard decisions because of salary cap reasons.
Those are very different things.
Well, that's something that is completely different, besides Talib would not fall into that catagory being a half year rental that cost a pick.
I'm talking about the $$$ it would take to re-sign or replace a lot of 1st and 2nd tier players.
As it stands right now, the Pats don't have the $$$ to resign Talib, Welker and Vollmer, nevermind the Woody's and Edelmans and Ghost's in addition to that..
They are going to have to let some, if not most of these guys go and replace them because they do not have the $$$ to resign all of them.
That's no difference, except we are talking about not re-signing some as apposed to cutting them to have enough cap to re-sign some and replace others.
If the Pats need to clear up and addition 10M to resign the ones they want to keep, they really have no choice but let others go, unless they can do it by restructuring.
18M is not enough to replace 3 top tier guys and re-sign and, or replace 15 others.
The jest got rid of some dead weight to produce cap. Who do the Pats get rid of with significant savings, knowing they will also have to be replaced?
Also, don't forget dead money. The Pats are still paying for such" value" players as Ocho and several other "value" players that were cut.
The truth is, both teams are going to have to let players go due to $$$$.
What would you rather do, lose players you want to keep or dump some dead weight?
I'd prefer not to lose the valuable, harder to replace, FA's, but that's just me.