Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by pats1, Mar 8, 2006.
Now THAT sounds definite. He's reporting directly from the meeting.
Just heard it from the comish's lips... 102 mill this yr...
This is good news also. 105 was too big a jump up this year. 102 will be better. But also, knowing the cap will keep rising for 2 years makes it possible to keep players who would otherwise have left. That favors us, given that we have good players already.
*** Do you suppose Kraft agreed to some revenue sharing knowing that it would help his team ON THE FIELD? If so, he has yet again played at a higher level than the competition.
102 mill is still about 17 mill over last year's cap. Tags said Jonathan Kraft was 1 of about a gang of 9(mid level and high level revenue guys) that really did the work and forged the deal. Funny to hear that the Pats and Jets worked together on a plan of thier own that was mreged with a Ravens/Steelers plan. Division rivals on the field both. Money makes starnge bedfellows.
We should remember for a long time who made this work.
So, instead of giving an extra $3M to the players, Kraft will be forced to give the money to Wilson.
With these announced numbers someone should be finally able to tell us when the Colts are going to go to cap hell
If he and Marvin don't insist on rewinding the givebacks of 72 hours ago, possibly never. But then there may have been language in the new deals to reinstate the old salaries, less of course the any little pump they may have received for being so accommodating. Brad Blank did indicate last week that the league had approved the inclusion of language in recent contracts that would modify them in the event of an extension.
Did you ever figure out what the new deals entailed anyway?
* Ah,, 2045?
My latest guess is at
A guess as good as any I have read on this board
Can't get your links to work but I assume is was the one that had Peyton giving back $23M or so in future salaries.
A few suspicious Colts fans (and even a few are usually tough to muster in Indy) are pondering whether Peyton and Marvin will be indian givers as a result of the new CBA after Schefter reported some of the recent contract restructures were predicated on no new CBA. Polian may just leave them guessing as he prefers to shroud his financial dealings with Peyton in smoke and mirrors where his fan base is concerned, and a restructure of undisclosed terms really spun Peyton as the ultimate team player. And that will make the eventual extension mega-bonus a much easier sell in Indy. He'll probably do it before his own expanded stadium revenue comes into play in 2009 thereby assuring we pay for it.
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Whatever happened to zero inflation? Guess I won't have to worry about whether or not to try to get tickets at ridiculous prices to Patriots games being 3,000 miles away. If they don't resign Vinatieri et al with part of the new cap space, I will be really pissed.
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