Originally Posted by Aceking
The Bengals have big dollar contracts, they are just from people they've drafted.
Yes. And I contend that building EXCLUSIVELY through the draft will get you close... but NEVER... over the top.
And if an owner/GM never even begins to approach the salary cap year-after-year-after-year, even now in the Lewis era... that says more about his interest in managing the family business than it does about his interest in managing a SB quality football team.
Meaningless to you I'm sure and no flame intended, but to my mind, some of you are just seeing what you WANT to see.
The Bengals will be against the cap this season if they bring back Rudi, TJ, sign draft picks, and a free agent d-lineman
Okay... so there's every indication that they're NOT going to resign TJ if you've been following the grapevine nationally... no indication they're going after one of the top-dog D-linemen...
"Against the cap???"
Don't count on it. History says differently. Same old Mike.