I keep reading story after story on the dire cap situation the Saints are in and that it may get worse. No, in fact, it will get worse over the next 2 years. Graham and Jordan contract will be up and they'll both in the $6 to $8 mill range.
Read a John Clayton story last night and it focused on why teams aren't paying big bucks this FA period (except for Mike Williams). Clayton's theory is you can only have about 6 players in the $6 mill area on any team due to the $123 mill cap (which may not go up too much until 2016).
Isn't that a kick in the balls! That means we'll be in a crunch long enough that Brees will be on the extreme short end of his career. I'm not saying Brees won't still have some gas in the tank, but that's an "iffy" situation...at best.
We need some luck. We need Rob Ryan to hit the ground running and be what we hope he can be: a master motivator and top shelf X and Os guy; we need the staff to do a better job of drafting defensive players; we need to hit on a few UDFAs on defense; lastly, we need better production from the vets. If these things don't happen, it's going to be rough going.
Yea, yea I know there's no enlightening message here, but time is running out and there better be a great sense of urgency here...Brees can't play forever.
This post was edited on 3/19 at 1:37 pm