- Apr 30, 2003
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in a couple years there won't be a salary cap? I think I heard Shefter commenting about it.
outlawd2u said:I been saying for a while, that there should be player, or position salary caps, but not team salary caps. That way a team could sign or keep all the players they needed and without having to pay one player 20 million dollars in one season
That seems like a better idea then having team caps.outlawd2u said:I been saying for a while, that there should be player, or position salary caps, but not team salary caps. That way a team could sign or keep all the players they needed and without having to pay one player 20 million dollars in one season
T tes said:That seems like a better idea then having team caps.
PhinsPhan said:There is plenty wrong with that idea. Nice in theory but think of this. The whole purpose of a Salary Cap is so teams have a legitimate chance every year to win. It also prevents small market teams from getting flushed out of the league. I am Canadian and I like NFL 10x as much as NHL. I grew up watching Hockey but it has turned into a poor league that isnt even in operation.
Even look at baseball, why is it that the yankees are perennial favorites and they tend to win the majority of the time. They have an unlimited budget. If you gave football teams the power of an unlimited budget I garuntee the league would suffer.
Caping a position salary is worse than capping a teams salary. All this does is allow a team to go out and get the best players available at that position provided they have the funds. You think it is hard for a team to keep its stars now. Just wait until every team that needs to fullfill a position (lets say QB) has the ability to do so because they can pay the max to that position. Then you run into the NFL dictating what position is the most important and so on. Is a kicker less important than a RB? Statistically a Kicker provides more offense than a running back. So who determines this. Essentially you could have team caps of 520 million. Do you think that WR believe they are not the most valuable commodity on the field.
Nice idea, but you need a hard cap. It is basically the only thing that works.
Also the league would be run by a select group of teams. Most likely the Redskins, Bears, Giants, Jets, and all other large market teams.