Originally Posted by KoryMac5
I think about 25 teams shouldn't even show up to draft in April considering they can't sign their picks...
It's laughable what Mike does and gets away with from fans. He is using the 89% salary cap floor that rolls on a four year average and he is pocketing a ton of money. He's a genius and we are the fools like always.
Good teams cut dead weight like Jason Allen and Jamal Anderson and supplement their team with a decent KR, LB, or a safety. I don't want or need Mike Wallace.
And I remember this same extension junk from 05. It never quite happens so smoothly as Hobson tries to spin.
I can't stand when folks debate like this as I don't think it adds anything to the discussion but bluster which leads to issues. Again the numbers did not come from Hobson they came from CincyJungle.com which I find pretty balanced in their coverage. Plus many of the experts out there declared the Bengals winner in FA for not spending crazy ala the Dolphins. They must be Schills for Mikey as well.
As far as the rookie pool it is set by the NFL and is included into the cap number. Most teams depending on draft picks will spend 7-10 million to get their picks into the fold. If you want further education on this a quick google search can end your confusion. If a team ends up going over (as of right now 4 teams are over) the team will have to make some tough decisions on who they want to keep or cut.
What most folks have trouble wrapping there minds around is all that money and what to do with it, and if others can sign all these guys why can't we. Like Reedy says, You have 31 teams in the league that do business and then you have this one. It's definitely a different approach and one that most likely is pretty misguided. The Bengals now look at it this way, in that they know their own guys and would rather sign them, then to take chances on others who may end up burning them like Bryant and Coles did.
Sorry if you don't like the plan but that's the way the Bengals are going to be doing business in the forseeable future.[/QUOTE]
There is a reason the Bengals are ALWAYS in the top three of having the most cap space available. And it's not because they have some master plan.
People are very naive about Mike Brown. It's not like I'm being doom and gloom without a major track record.