Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Deus Irae, Aug 24, 2009.
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Wilfork does have a point, other teams are making major moves why cant the patriots do the same. Its looking more and more like the team just does not want to extend vincey. Or maybe they do but his demands are just too high, who knows.
Here's why the Pats are moving slow with Wilfork, it's good business:
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QBs always get done first, you can't compare a QB to a NT.
Franchise QB's are in a league of their own. Nose tackles just don't stack up. Also SD is a cash poor team that has always relied on it's cap money to cover these deals. They may want to get as much of River's deal in under the cap this year (and with revenue sharing before that goes away if a CBA can't get hammered out) as they can. Let the TV networks essentially pay for it.
^^^ How is Mankins not on that top 20 list? (directed at BPF's post)
As far as Wilfork goes, is there something I am missing here? The Patriots do not have cap room how are they supposed to give him a raise right now. Kazsur's extension I'm willing to bet has minimal effect on his # for '09 if it hasn't reduced his #. Unless Vince is trying to negotiate a whole new contract altogether once this one runs out as opposed to an extension?
Because players would need 6 years to an UFA which would make Mankins an RFA next year barring a CBA extension
six-year, $92 million contract, with $38-39 million guaranteed.
You know that if everyone signs these big deals and the new CBA slows the cap growth significantly, we may have what we had in the late 90s with guys like Haynesworth, Eli, and Rivers becoming cap casulties. Not because their skills have declined, but because their caps have become too cumbersome. Sorta like the Pats lost Milloy and Law with something still left in the tanks.
I think short term the Pats may be shooting themselves in the foot, but long term (next 3-4 years) they may be making the best move. I think a lot of teams are banking on either no more cap or a new CBA with the cap still growing at a significant rate.
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