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  1. I posted this a couple of places: There is no "salary cap floor" but a CASH spending floor of 89% cumulative per team over two four year periods, not per year; "For each of the following four-League Year periods, 2013-2016 and 2017-2020, there shall be a guaranteed Minimum Team Cash Spending of 89% of the Salary Caps for such periods (e.g., if the Salary Caps for the 2013-16 and 2017-2020 are $100, $120, $130, and $150 million, respectively, each Club shall have a Minimum Team Cash Spending for that period of $445 million (89% of $500 million)." CBA The league wide spending must be 95% of CASH for the periods (2013-16, 2017-2020). For example, Joe Flacco was paid approximately $30 million in cash in 2013 but cost $7 million on the salary cap. For "Salary Floor" purposes the entire $30 million counts towards the 89% team spending necessary over 2013-16, not $7 million, this is why there is no cap floor. The bottom line is no team makes roster decisions based on meeting their salary floor.
  2. There is no "salary cap floor" but a CASH spending floor of 89% per team over two four year periods: "For each of the following four-League Year periods, 2013-2016 and 2017-2020, there shall be a guaranteed Minimum Team Cash Spending of 89% of the Salary Caps for such periods (e.g., if the Salary Caps for the 2013-16 and 2017-2020 are $100, $120, $130, and $150 million, respectively, each Club shall have a Minimum Team Cash Spending for that period of $445 million (89% of $500 million)." CBA The league wide spending must be 95% of CASH for the periods (2013-16, 2017-2020). For example, Joe Flacco was paid approximately $30 million in cash in 2013 but cost $7 million on the salary cap. For "Salary Floor" purposes the entire $30 million counts towards the 89% team spending necessary over 2013-16, not $7 million, this is why there is no cap floor. The bottom line is no team makes roster decisions based on meeting their salary floor.
  3. Could you please explain why this is so "painful" I'd appreciate it.
  4. The actual salary cap number is quite meaningless given the fact that it is the same for every team. Example: The cap goes from $90 million to $100 million. Team A has $1 million in carry over they can has an adjusted cap of $101 million, the rest of the league probable has at least $100 million, unless they had a negative carryover due to earned incentives not counted on the last years cap. Team B has $20 million in carry over they can spend $120 million. Team B has more flexibility to cut players and take on their dead money clearing out space moving forward, the money they prorated in the first place lowering that players year one cap hit and can offer more in free agency. If you front load or pay as you go say $10 million guaranteed in year one of a five year deal, it's a $10 million cap hit. $10 million prorated over five years is $2 million each year of the five years (Yes you'd need a minimum season salary but making it easy). If you cut player 1 ($10 mil) after year one no dead money, cut player 2 after year one $8 mil. dead money but you carried over $8 million so it equals out. Also when you prorate the yearly cap hit goes up, the above proration causes a two million dollar cap hit increase over the pay as you go for the last four years, so that eventually evens out. Teams like the Buccaneers used almost no proration in their deals. Guaranteed money was paid over two years season salaries but they restructured year two of Carl Nicks & Vincent Jackson's deal paying them almost all of their second year guaranteed salary in guaranteed roster bonus at the end of year one of their contract. Since the roster bonus was fully guaranteed it got prorated like signing bonus over five years, so most teams use proration at some time. When the actual cap goes up it does give teams more resources but drives the price of free agents up as well so those with higher adjusted cap numbers have an advantage. Last year saw a stagnant free agency period due to the slow growth in the cap but this year will be more competitive causing higher salaries which will still not allow certain teams to be competitive in FA even with the actual 2014 cap increase.
  5. Sperm, I definitely hear what you are saying and a pay-as-you go contract could work here but look at the Philadelphia Eagles just signed Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper all with DeSean Jackson having a $12.75 million 2014 cap hit, the highest cap hit of his five year deal which takes place in year three just like the mock contract for Sanders. Also the Eagles are rumored to be in play for Jairus Byrd. They were able to do this by carrying over and that is what John Idzik wants to do. Similar to what Jeff Ireland did with the Dolphins last year, although I doubt Idzik is that aggressive. Mike Wallace 2013 cap hit was $3.25 million while Brian Hartline was $2.115 million. This year Wallace jumps to $17.25 million and Hartline $6.21 million yet the Dolphins have about $30 million in cap space due to the carry over. I've heard that the Dolphins could prorate $12 million of Wallace's $15 million guaranteed base salary, saving $9 million but bumping his 2015-17 cap hit up $3 million more. Even is his short, limited signings, Idzik has used a combination of proration and pay-as-you-go. The money saved in year one would be offset if the Jets had to cut him after year two. No one wants $4 million in dead money but the Jets are into Cromartie for $5.5 million this year no matter what and somehow they have space. You know all contracts especially sort after free agents, look Dennis Pitta got 5-year, $32 million $16 million guaranteed, (2013 - 20 receptions for 169 yards, 29 in June), always carry risk if you front load the money you save later if you cut the player with no dead money after a few years, prorate and possible pay later or at least increase the players cap hit moving forward but you saved in that first year. Idzik's goal is to have flexibility to in his adjusted cap in 2015 and 16, while who knows the market for Sanders the contract laid out is in line with what a #2 free agent receiver could make. There is no reason why the Jets couldn't give Sanders this contract and acquire Marshall in 2015, the money saved in year one can be used for him and Idzik prorates another bonus keeping Marshalls cap hit down in 2015. If they did sign Marshall and kept Sanders contract the same the team should still be able to be financially stable in 2016 then can get away from Sanders for $2.8 million in 2017 or just cut Sanders in 2016 and save $6.45 million. The question as to whether one believes talent wise Sanders isn't worth a $6.5-$7.75 million per year is very debatable but you know some team will give him this type of money but I feel that no matter who the Jets sign a multi-year deal with they will look for the proration savings early and leave enough flexibility to move on later. This isn't an inescapable contract like Calvin Johnson's $20.55 million 2015 cap hit and $24 million 2016 cap hit. Guess we'll see how much of this year's money Idzik will want to front load or could he choose to front load more deals moving forward in future years depending upon his cap space, it will be interesting to see.
  6. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jetnation/2014/03/05/ny-jets-free-agency-analysis-with-guest-joel-corry.mp3 Latest episode of JetNation Radio: Know that there has been vigorous debate about which free agents the Jets should attempt to sign. Former sports agent National Football Post columnist and CBSsports.com contributor Joel Corry lays out what players will command on the open market: Byrd, Ward, Ware, Howard, Sanders, Pace, McCown and Vick. He also provides up to date cap figures as well.
  7. The team and Folk have until July 15 to work out a long term deal. This Tag just prevents him from hitting the open market and gives the Jets some leverage in negotiations.
  8. We're back on every Tuesday at 8pm. This show was mostly about the draft with the combine ending. We'll be doing free agency for a few weeks than back to the draft, so please call in I'll keep you guys posted on when we refocus on the draft.
  9. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jetnation/2014/02/26/ny-jets-draft--nfl-combine-review.mp3
  10. No, Revis needs to be on the Bucs roster on March 13th for the Jets to obtain their third round pick (#69) if he is cut or traded before that date the Jets get the Bucs fourth.
  11. Good job but you forgot to throw in the four or five extra picks the Jets will have with "rumored" trades, which will never happen, along with the third, fourth, fifth & sixth round comp picks everyone thinks the Jets will get.
  12. A.J. Jenkins was taken 30th overall in 2012 draft by the 49ers traded to the Chiefs in exchange for Jonathan Baldwin before 2013 season: 2012 - 0 receptions for 0 yards. 2013 - 8 receptions for 130 yards. Brian Quick was taken 33rd in 2012 draft by the Rams: 2012 - 18 receptions for 302 yards. 2013 - 11 receptions for 156 yards. Stephen Hill taken 43rd 2012 draft: 2012 - 24 receptions for 342 yards. 2013 - 21 receptions for 252 yards. Not that he's been good (has had some moments) or will even remain with the team this season but others have had worse swings and misses on higher picked receivers that year.
  13. I checked the I tunes store and found the last two episodes done. You can search Jetnation.com or Jetnation Radio I've found it both ways but please keep me informed if you do have a problem.
  14. There was a change in the blog talk system which prevented the show from hitting I-Tunes. Think it's been corrected but I'll be checking and if there are any problems please let us know. Thanks Here's the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jetnation/2014/02/12/ny-jets-set-sights-on-glendale-and-super-bowl-xlix.mp3
  15. The difference between Vick and Hernandez is the Patriots released Hernandez out of his contract soon after his arrest but before he was incarcerated. The Falcons kept Vick under contract even through his incarceration allowing them to utilize the forfeitable salary provisions within the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The NFL already provided the Patriots salary cap relief by allowing Hernandez's guaranteed 2013-14 season salary (about $2.5 million) to be voided under "conduct detrimental to the league" although the Patriots did not release him under the conduct portion of his contract which they could have. The Patriots failed to put in the proper language which would have voided the above mentioned money but the league stepped in and did it for them. The NFLPA has filed a grievance to try and retain this money. Your example is apples to oranges, if the Patriots had the proper contract language and kept Hernandez under contract even for a month or so they could have used the CBA to recoup forfeitable funds. They may have wanted to wash their hands of Hernandez, understandable, but the Falcons held Vick and the Giants held Plaxico Burress under contract for protection under the CBA releasing them after the process played out. Think the Patriots could have explained why they were keeping Hernandez under contract and people would understand but by releasing him the Patriots gave away their rights and gave Hernandez the ability to potentially recoup all guaranteed money owed. http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2011/08/31/falcons-will-benefit-from-michael-vicks-new-contract/ "Vick’s new reported six-year, $100 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles means he should be able to clear all of the creditors listed in his original bankruptcy, which totaled about $20 million. Not surprisingly, the biggest creditor was the Falcons. They are owed $7.5 million from his signing bonus after he defaulted on his contract." Hernandez never defaulted on his contract he was released from it.
  16. Under the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement they raised the daily fines from around $16,000 per day to $30,000 per day for a holdout and if a player doesn't report to camp at least 30 days before the regular season they cannot accrue a season (this however was not new in the 2011 CBA), which allows for a pay increase and adds a year towards earning unrestricted free agency.
  17. Probably March 17, but not definite yet.
  18. No because it is cash, not cap, and bonuses can be spread out over five years and the cash spent, not the cap charge, is what matters. You can give a $25 signing bonus then next year a $20 million guaranteed roster bonus which gets prorated saving cap space but it is still $45 million in cash towards the salary floor. It is the cash spent by teams not their cap space or lack thereof. Example: Assume four caps each 100 million so, $400 million over 4 years, using easy numbers. Year one team a spends $80 million, cap and cash equal, all cap/cash is equal here, carries over $20 million. Year two adjusted cap of $120 million spends $95 million cap/cash Year three adjusted cap of $125 million spends $93 million cap/cash Year four adjusted cap $132 million spends $88 million cap/cash The team spent $20 million under the cap in year one but spent $356 million in cash (89%) of $400 million meeting the salary floor.
  19. I believe the salary floor is the most misunderstood aspect of the CBA. There is no "salary cap floor" but a CASH spending floor of 89% per team over two four year periods: "For each of the following four-League Year periods, 2013-2016 and 2017-2020, there shall be a guaranteed Minimum Team Cash Spending of 89% of the Salary Caps for such periods (e.g., if the Salary Caps for the 2013-16 and 2017-2020 are$100, 120, 130, and 150 million, respectively, each Club shall have a Minimum Team Cash Spending for that period of $445 million (89% of $500 million))." CBA The league wide spending must be 95% of CASH for the periods (2013-16, 2017-2020). For example Joe Flacco was paid approximately $30 million in cash in 2013 but cost $7 million on the salary cap. For "Salary Floor" purposes the entire $30 million counts towards the 89% team spending necessary over 2013-16, not $7 million, this is why there is no cap floor. The bottom line is no team makes roster decisions based on meeting their salary floor.
  20. The non-exclusive franchise tag, cost another team two number one drafts picks to sign the player, for tight ends was $6.066 million last year. Teams are allowed one franchise or transition tag, although the transition is almost obsolete. Teams must designate the tag between February 17-March 3. The salary goes right on the teams salary cap but they do not need to be under their adjusted cap number, includes carryover about $625,000 in the Saints case, until March 11. The team can lower the tag number if they can agree to a long term deal with the franchised player by June 15 otherwise the player/team is stuck under the franchise one year salary. The team does have to carry the full amount, about $6 million, on their salary cap and be under the cap March 11 onwards unless they are able to lower it via a long term deal. This does effect the team's ability to sign free agents since the free agency period also starts March 11. Only the top 51 salaried players and any dead money count on a team's cap as of March 11 instead of 53 and no practice squad salary counts as well, this saves about $1.8 million during the offseason. There is no way Graham hits free agency the Saints will try and lock him up long term before using the tag, if not they are definitely using it on him, they will find the space. As far as any other Saints free agents only a kicker/punter would be less to franchise then a tight end so it would limit the Saints resources more even if the tag were open for use on another position if Graham was already locked up.
  21. Thanks much appreciated. I often check out the forums for article ideas and what you guys are thinking on the team. Frankly most of the contributors hit on the important points when they aren't breaking balls, .
  22. I like everyone but the slave driver Maxman has me running ragged doing things on the front page.
  23. http://blogtalk.vo.llnwd.net/o23/show/5/865/show_5865295.mp3
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