View Full Version : With no salary floor, Bucs, Chiefs, Jags keep millions

09-18-2010, 12:01 PM

As the first season without a salary cap since 1993 enters its second week, a trio of teams have taken full advantage of the disappearance of a salary floor.

Per a league source, the Buccaneers, Chiefs, and Jaguars each have committed less than $90 million to player compensation in 2010.

Last year, the spending minimum exceeded $110 million per team. Some believe that a salary cap for 2010 would have approached $135 million. If so, the spending minimum would have been in the neighborhood of $120 million.

At the lowest are the Bucs, with only $80.8 million committed as of Friday, per a league source. The Chiefs have spent $84.5 million. The Jaguars are at $89.5 million.

The development translates to millions in savings -- and thus additional profit -- for these teams. The bigger question is whether it's hurting them on the field.

Each of these three mattress-stuffing teams won in Week One.

09-18-2010, 12:03 PM
I have no problem with this.

The ******* stupid salary cap floor is the reason we signed Jerry Porter and Drayton Florence to stupid ******* contracts.

09-18-2010, 12:07 PM
I don't really have a problem with it either you just don't hear about the cap floor as much, all you ever hear about is people trying to stay under the cap.

It's kinda funny that in this no cap year everyone thought teams like Cowboys,Skins ect would go nuts and no one really did, it's easy to forget there is no cap.

09-18-2010, 12:28 PM
No one went crazy because no one is stupid enough to believe the cap is gone forever, and I recall reading early in the offseason that the NFL sent a memo to each team telling them that there would be no grace period to get back under if (when) the salary cap should return in the future.

And YFS, this is why we need a salary floor. A few more years without and these teams would become the Pirates, Royals and Marlins of the NFL. Perennially spending as little as possible and becoming running jokes on the field. If you don't want to spend the money stupidly, then reinvest in your own team. And if your own team sucks, then bring in a new staff who will build a better team worth investing in.

09-18-2010, 12:29 PM
That's why I don't think the cap/floor is necessary. Football rosters are so much larger than baseball ones, it'd be impossible for a team to completely outspend all the others like the Yankees do in baseball.

Plus, the cap floor hurts small market teams more than it helps them.

The intent of the salary cap wasn't to level the playing field, it was to curb player salaries from rising astronomically. And it failed in that purpose, since salaries rose to ridiculous levels anyways.

It's not necessary, and football can live on without it. Parity in the league exists due to how good your QB is, and the rotating strength of schedules, not how much money you spend/don't spend.

King Carls 5 Year Plan
09-18-2010, 01:54 PM
I have no problem with this.

The ******* stupid salary cap floor is the reason we signed Jerry Porter and Drayton Florence to stupid ******* contracts.

It's also the reason the Chiefs signed Matt Cassel to an extension and not a complete new contract. We needed his Franchise Tag deal on the books to keep us above the minimum.

09-18-2010, 02:18 PM
Salary floor is ********. Get rid of that garbage.