So tell me how the hell you would do it?
Originally Posted by kevoncox
1) we are at the top of the salary cap right now which means we cant just give him more money.
2) If we reno his contract and give him an up front bonus then that bonus is prorated over the term of the new deal and it takes money away from the team they need to spend on other players. You are concerned about having no DT's signed and their contracts are up but guess what- if we give Allen a bonus that gets levied against additional years that is going to reduce the money we have to sign those players in those years.
I don't have to be a contract expert to tell that the FO dropped the ball here. It's simple... really simple...
Funny- You always say it is simple-real simple. But when I ask you to lay out how you would do it you claim you can do it.Well, maybe because it really isn't that simple and that part is going over your head. If it were that simple everyone in the league including the Vikings would do it flawlessly. It's not.
The reason why we are in bad shape(if we are) is because we gave him a big contract that pushed the bulk of the contract to the later years of the deal. The same exact thing you are proposing the Vikings should do with him again and with other players. IMHO that is not a smart way to go.
We are stuck in a really bad position with the face of our defense.
One that is affecting the young players on our team in 1 of 2 ways. 1) Why should they feel they would be rewarded for their play when we won't take care of the team captain, who gives his all.
And that only happens because of JA? Seriously? Well, AP is taken care of, Greenway is taken care of, Jennings was just taken care of. It seems to me there are plenty of guys who are being taken care of.
2) They may hit FA and hear get woo'ed by other teams, especially if they have a big season this year.
But yeah, if the team signs a few old vets to back loaded reno's you can bet we will not have the cap room to sign some of them and they will leave.
Good for who? The players or the team?
Because of this we do not have a lot of our core players in good contracts.
Yeah, that never happens to other teams.
If we were to win the Super Bowl this season...the vultures will try to pick us clean.
Well, this is 2013 if i am not mistaken and last time i looked we had a DL. Did you see something happen the rest of the world didn't?
Right now in 2013 we don't have a DL and that's scary.
If you mean 2014, isn't that the year you want to have the signing bonuses of all of these players kicking in? if so where will the money come to pay them?