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    Minnesota tips the cap in its favor

    [size=15pt]Minnesota tips the cap in its favor[/size]

    Don't blame Rob Brzezinski if the Minnesota Vikings don't win in 2008.

    You might not be able to pronounce his name -- the first "z" is silent -- and spelling it is even harder. But when each offseason rolls around and the Vikings are annually in position to pursue the pick of the free agent litter, you can thank the team's vice president of football operations


    http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/21542.html

    Interesting read on Brzezinski
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    Re: Minnesota tips the cap in its favor

    Good find, Anglo.

    This is harsh, but true:
    He's been doing his part; it's time for some of the other team members to do theirs.
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    Re: Minnesota tips the cap in its favor

    ...As the 2007 season ended, the Vikings were in the middle of the pack when it came to their salary-cap number, but by the time free agency began, the team had jumped into the top five in the league with more than $37 million to spend. That's because Minnesota's cap number was adjusted upward by more than $18 million.

    Why? Because Brzezinski has mastered the art of building incentives into contracts that will likely never be met and, when they're not, that money -- which counts against the team's cap the year the incentives are written -- is credited to the team's cap the next year.

    Brzezinski isn't the only NFL executive who knows how to do this -- three-quarters of the teams in the NFL had their cap numbers adjusted upward -- but he's one of the most proficient at the technique...
    Love having this guy at Winter Park.
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    Re: Minnesota tips the cap in its favor

    I think teams are finally coming round to the fact that Cap management is a huge aspect of the team's running each year. My only concern in the future is the potential for an uncapped season if labour relations between the owners and players sour. If it does then all his good work will be undone and those teams who suck at cap management will be back on an equal footing. >
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    Re: Minnesota tips the cap in its favor

    "Prophet" wrote:
    ...As the 2007 season ended, the Vikings were in the middle of the pack when it came to their salary-cap number, but by the time free agency began, the team had jumped into the top five in the league with more than $37 million to spend. That's because Minnesota's cap number was adjusted upward by more than $18 million.

    Why? Because Brzezinski has mastered the art of building incentives into contracts that will likely never be met and, when they're not, that money -- which counts against the team's cap the year the incentives are written -- is credited to the team's cap the next year.

    Brzezinski isn't the only NFL executive who knows how to do this -- three-quarters of the teams in the NFL had their cap numbers adjusted upward -- but he's one of the most proficient at the technique...
    Love having this guy at Winter Park.
    Yeah, i'm glad zygi didnt get rid of him when he started cleaning house once he bought the team... one of the best in the business.... Glad we have him!

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    Re: Minnesota tips the cap in its favor

    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    ...As the 2007 season ended, the Vikings were in the middle of the pack when it came to their salary-cap number, but by the time free agency began, the team had jumped into the top five in the league with more than $37 million to spend. That's because Minnesota's cap number was adjusted upward by more than $18 million.

    Why? Because Brzezinski has mastered the art of building incentives into contracts that will likely never be met and, when they're not, that money -- which counts against the team's cap the year the incentives are written -- is credited to the team's cap the next year.

    Brzezinski isn't the only NFL executive who knows how to do this -- three-quarters of the teams in the NFL had their cap numbers adjusted upward -- but he's one of the most proficient at the technique...
    Love having this guy at Winter Park.
    Yeah, i'm glad zygi didnt get rid of him when he started cleaning house once he bought the team... one of the best in the business.... Glad we have him!
    one of the best indeed Robby for Vikings MVP!


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    Re: Minnesota tips the cap in its favor

    I like some of the moves he does but I would like to see him continue to manage the cap this well, when the quality of FA we bring in go up.


    Till then B+ fo ryou my good man.

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