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DeathValley85
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:

quite long / read it all

Great write up. We should be able to make a few good moves, but nothing huge. I like our chances with Loomis.


WicKed WayZ
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
I think we should draft Dion Jordan, dude is an Aldon Smith Clone.


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afatgreekcat
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
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ETA: Pray Graham doesn't hold out.



I don't think he will. Players have to at least somewhat understand the cap.. we do not have the money to give him a big contract now. He'd be better off just living with it until next season.

Just curious, how is our cap space (currently) looking for NEXT offseason? Does it look like we might have the money to pay Graham?


blueslover
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
good job as usual Thrill, thanks for the effort. We get endless suggestions of signing free agent X or Y but no one ever addresses the cap implications or how can you make such an idea work (if at all).

If there is one thing Loomis is good at is cap management. He regularly surprises us with what rabbits he can pull out of the cap hat. Last year might have been his best for what was accomplished with what cap space was available. Definitely a step up in challenge this year. I might expect one moderate starter/impact type player signed somehow. Beyond that I expect no more than fillers.

That said, there could be some short term fillers for not bank breaking money (like Reed mentioned). Richard Seymour and Shaun Phillips are two of the best looking targets to me. Guys that still have some game left that are looking for one last ride with a championship contending team.


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THRILLHO
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
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Just curious, how is our cap space (currently) looking for NEXT offseason? Does it look like we might have the money to pay Graham?



I'm not even going to try to figure out where we're at for next season. But the franchise tag for TE's is only $6m this year, and may drop a little by next year with Gonzo's retirement. We'll be able to keep him, but I don't know how happy he'll be with the handling of it.


adono
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
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This staff is more known for finding gems in the mid to late rounds and from the UDFA pool. Their first round assessment has been very underwhelming.


That's a fact!!!

I'd be OK with them trading the 1st rounder for a few mid round picks. With Brees eating up so much cap space, this team will have to so young and/or old just to get under the cap.


blueslover
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
Hope to see more threads like this have some life

There's a lotta guys with a lotta football knowledge around here. Unfortunately it is a small percentage that have more than a cursory understanding or idea of the cap and how it stands with our team. I'd say a Madden mentality is more common. Overall and continued team success is as dependent on good cap management as on the field performance.

I use this standard... How does the player's performance match to his cap number? Is he earning his pay? Is he overpaid or is he a value?

Maybe another good thread idea...

Grade each player in a ratio of performance to salary cap hit.

Example: (skill players are easier to quantify)

Colston 83 catches, 1154yds, 10TDS
@ $3.3million (and doubles to $6.6 in '13)

Graham 85 catches, 982yds, 9 TDs
@ $706,286

Almost identical production but measured against their cap numbers would be-

Colston $39759 per catch (almost $80K per catch next year)

Graham $8310 per catch

Those kinda players are what amke championships


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goatmilker
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
Nice read Thrill



High C
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
I'm with the trade out of the first for more picks group. Unless the staff sees what they perceive to be a game-changer at 15, I think it only makes sense.


blueslover
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re: Where we are with the cap and how we can free up space to make a few moves:
A game changer CAN be had at #15

It's a matter of who is there and which one you pick. They possibly could have to choose between Dion Jordan, Sam Montgomery, Ansah, Mingo, and or several big NTs.

Some #14-16s the past few years-

Earl Thomas
Darelle Revis
Tommy Harris
Shockey
Eddie George
Bruce Irvin
Mike Pouncey
Jason Pierre-Paul
Brian Cushing
Branden Albert
Lawrence Timmons
Albert Haynesworth
Ryan Kerrigan
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Troy Polamalu
Jevon Kearse


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