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I don't know what is going to happen with the upcoming owners meetings and NFL players CBA I've been reading that if it is rejected the players union will refuse to go back to a salary cap system. Also an uncapped season in 2010 and possibly a lockout after that year. this scares me. As a fan we sometimes think these guys are overpaid and don't need to be making as much money as they should but I wanna know what the other side of that is why do the players feel like they need more money and incentives that the current CBA can't provide, I mean weve gone through a golden age of football where every year the title is up for grabs every team is a contender and every week is exciting. My say is dissolving the salary cap will turn the NFL into Baseball where you have teams acting like the yankees and buying all star teams and sucking every player up with money and the promise of a championship every year. I haven't seen this posted too often on the boards so I decided I would bring it up:shrug:
 

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I don't know what is going to happen with the upcoming owners meetings and NFL players CBA I've been reading that if it is rejected the players union will refuse to go back to a salary cap system. Also an uncapped season in 2010 and possibly a lockout after that year. this scares me. As a fan we sometimes think these guys are overpaid and don't need to be making as much money as they should but I wanna know what the other side of that is why do the players feel like they need more money and incentives that the current CBA can't provide, I mean weve gone through a golden age of football where every year the title is up for grabs every team is a contender and every week is exciting. My say is dissolving the salary cap will turn the NFL into Baseball where you have teams acting like the yankees and buying all star teams and sucking every player up with money and the promise of a championship every year. I haven't seen this posted too often on the boards so I decided I would bring it up:shrug:
I've said it before, greed for money is destroying almost everything in this country. I pray to God it doesn't take down America's #1 sport, too.
 

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Hey i dont post very much but i am regularly on the board and have been a saints fan for awhile and this question plagued me as well.
I actually was thinking about how all this worked and was really interested in trying to find jobs in the front office of a team so i did an research project for school on this topic and how the CBA affected teams in various markets based on socio-economical teams and ranked them using a formula i used for potential income on unshared income. The NFL actually has a floating salary cap not the fixed that many believe, it can actually be manipulated using ' likely to receive bonuses' that can be left un met so a team can in turn shift there salary cap space one year say a rebuilding year into another year and bring their number over the capped number.
Another problem is with owners and stadiums where as people in Washington can use huge signing bonuses to get players by using money from unshared money that comes from luxury boxes where teams like buffalo have less at their disposal and might be more strapped to work or manipulate the cap and structure contracts or attract top tier ones. THE OWNERS like Kraft who finance their own stadiums and in turn are so called losing money for now and have future profits want to be able to keep more money from this to pay debts and also feel that they should be able to keep more money and in trun increase the ever widening gap.
Baseball had the same problem and called together a team of peeple togather the information and they actually determined that there was a problem. I actually outlined a bunch of the weaknesses and many charts on here, and i would be willing to talk about posting it depending on guidelines and such, so if anyone is interested let me know and i will try and contact the appropriate people to do so.
Sorry for the long read but i am long winded on this subject since it is something i spent the better half of 4 or 5 months analysing. Well let me know and i will post if there is enough response for it.
If there are any grey areas or questions i can answer feel free to ask as well.
 

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I would definitely be interested in reading your study Matty.

As for the CBA, there is a lot of chest bumping currently on both sides, but ultimately it will get worked out. Neither side will like the resulting agreement, but that is not a bad thing. It simply means both sides had to compromise.
 

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