SkinsTillIDie Posted February 18, 2006 Share Posted February 18, 2006 Yes, a lack of a CBA is quite worrying. But what if, for whatever reason, there is no new CBA, and we are in the proverbial "salary cap hell." Len Pasquarelli claims that we "might have to play with as many as 15-20 rookies, all earning the minimum salary, to squeeze close to the cap." If that is anywhere near accurate, then why even worry about getting under the cap if it means that we forfeit the entire 2006 season, and essentially the next three plus years as well? Why would we even worry about getting under the cap? The NFL would not disqualify us from competition. In 2000, Pittsburgh were fined $150,000 and were forced to give up a third rounder for salary-cap violations. In 2004, the Broncos were fined almost $1,000,000 and forced to give up a third-rounder for cap circumvention that allowed them to win two Super Bowls. Yes, the penalty would be more severe for us. We may be fined $3,000,000 and a second and third round pick, or god forbid, a first rounder. But these ramifications are significantly less catastrophic then the possibility of having to dissemble our team and rebuild the franchise around a dozen plus rookies. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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