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Seattle Seahawks agree to 4-year/$57.4M extension with Richard Sherman

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    "I'm the highest paid damned corner in the game !!"
     
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    Well, so much for the Seahawks's cap flexibility. They entered the week with $12.9 million in cap room and Sherman took it all. He was on the books for $1.5 million in 2014 and absorbed all of what Seattle had to work with. Cuts are coming. Percy Harvin looks like he'll never make it to camp with his cap number.

    Over the Cap - Seattle Seahawks 2014 Salary Cap and Contracts

    I love it when these teams have big seasons and instantaneously go nuts with money and strap themselves in for take-off to Camp Cap Hell. The Ravens gave Joe Flacco absurd money and diminished their whole team.

    The Patriots drive many people around these parts nuts by playing hard-ball with their veterans and letting guys go in free agency for much bigger pay days. But somehow they always have enough money to put a really good, really deep team on the field.
     
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    The Seahawks ensured their defense won't crumble any time soon like ours did. They have the best secondary in the NFL for the next four years.
     
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    40M guaranted? Drew Brees got the same amount.

    In all honesty, i think the seahawks are being carried away by themselves. 10M for a Safety was already too much, too.

    How much are they offering Ken Chancellor? Russel Wilson? Even the amount of cap that will arise won't be enough, IMO
     
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    The real star in the secondary is Earl Thomas. I'm suprised they gave him that much guaranteed.
     
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    Kam Chancellor is signed through the 2017 season.
     
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    Other than Peyton Manning and anyone on the Jet's, Richard Sherman is my most hated player in the NFL.
     
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    How do you know what Richard Sherman's 2014 cap number is now?
     
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    I would have no problem giving Revis a contract in the same range. We saw the difference Talib made. Revis is a much better corner than Talib and he is a much less injury prone player too. I don't want to go back to where we our defense
     
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    I can't say they are making the same mistake the Ravens did, but it's a lot of money.
     
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    I wouldn't be too sure about that. A highly paid secondary can only diminish how much you have to spend elsewhere. Sherman ($14M), Thomas ($7.7M), and Chancellor ($5.7M) eat up $26.4 million of the 2014 salary cap or nearly 50% of the defensive cap room. That leave $28M to $30 for roughly 22 other players to divide up. The bad news is Cliff Averill, Brandon Mebane and Michael Bennett count $20M against the cap this year. Pete Carroll ain't gonna be so pumped and jacked when he finds out 15 players on his vaunted defense are getting minimum deals.
     
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    Yeah, I'd like to know this too. That contract will probably have the highest cap hits in the back end of it. But Sherman has earned it. He made the play to send them to the Super Bowl and is the second best CB in the game today.
     
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    Just guessing that a 4-year $57 deal with $40 million guaranteed comes in somewhere in the $14M range. The Seattle Times posted this story about an hour ago speculating $14.25M per year, although the payout #s are not there: Seahawks, Richard Sherman agree on new deal | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times

    Whatever the situation year-over-year, Chancellor, Sherman and Earl Thomas all got extended over the same four years (Chancellor got a 5th year) at top money for their positions. They earned it, but it creates an imbalance in their salary cap.

    However they slice it, they're going to have six guys on defense pulling down $40 to $45 million of their salary cap with little left over for the other 18 guys on defense.
     
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    Well, if you're going to pay people, it makes sense to pay the positions that (a) are the most important on the defense (pass defense) and that (b) never come off the field.

    If you've got that part locked down you can throw draft picks at the situational people in the front seven.
     
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    I agree.

    If Pats can't spare an extra $2.5-$3m more a season on what they are paying Revis this year it will be pretty head scratching.
     
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    until that 14 mil per year goes down with an ACL injury and all of a sudden a good chunk of their salary cap isn't even on the field.

    don't get me wrong. obviously you have to pay your players. But seattle won't have that same wiggle room that they had when they were paying sherman and earl thomas peanuts.

    and they already had to let a bunch of players walk in anticipation of this deal (red bryant, golden tate, chris clemons, etc)

    This is what happens when teams win Superbowls.... Players walk, coordinators leave for HC jobs, and the players that do stay demand huge money.

    It happened with the Patriots too (Crennel, Weis, Deion Branch, Givens, etc).
     
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    When you consider their QB is on a rookie contract for a third rounder that team is not in a good cap position.
     
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    The problem is that they will likely start to have more deficiencies in other areas. They have to hope that money doesn't go to any of their heads and no significant injuries because in a year or two they may be asking for the secondary to carry the team. Russell Wilson is due a new deal too.

    I wouldn't bet on them having the best secondary for each of the next four years. Elite players many times only have a short run of being truly elite. Look at Brandon Flowers in KC. Two years ago, he was one of the top CBs in the league. Right now he is rumored to be trade bait for a second or third round pick if the Chiefs are lucky.
     

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