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Cap may not crash

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    I’ve been a little skeptical that the owners would let this happen and allowing their teams to be decimated by FA losses. Steelers aren’t the only ones in cap hell.

    On the other hand, if the worst case scenario does happen and lots of mid range FA’s are available because of it, the Steelers may be able to pick up some good talent and not be solely dependent on the draft.

    Either way, I don’t think the Steelers are in as dire a situation as people have been fearing.

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  2. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    I thought by adding another game would soften the blow cap wise.
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  3. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    That game is nest year. The added p/o game was supposed to add revenue as well, that may lesson the blow somewhat.
  4. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    Probably not a good year to be a free agent. Not like free agency wins any SBs anyway. :shrug:
    Marsha is a goat this year...:wave:
  5. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    I have felt all along that they might do a deal to smooth over the issue.

    That said, it’s only really a big issue for a small number of teams. The rest are under the proposed cap or could easily get under it with a few roster moves. For that reason a lot of the owners will be a bit indifferent to the issue, and dare I say it, may welcome a drop and the potential to pick up a few bargains.
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  6. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    Owners took a hit this year in revenue. The decrease in cap benefits the owners. Some teams will manage the cap better than others, as they always do. I dont see why the owners would cut a deal. It's a level playing field, and most owners will probably opt for a decrease in player salary, to help mitigate 2020 losses.
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  7. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    I agree. I don’t think enough owners will support something like this unless they get a concession or two from the players that puts even more money into their own pockets. Something like if $20 million per team is borrowed for the 2021 cap, the future year caps are reduced by a total of $25 million.

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