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What does an "Uncapped Year" mean, and what does this mean for the Fins?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by The Conch Shell Guy, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. The Conch Shell Guy

    The Conch Shell Guy Wildcat Expert

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    I have been hearing about next year being an uncapped year in the nfl?

    What does this mean and how will it affect our fins?

    If it is what I think it is then we are in for a year where the teams with the deepest pockets can afford the best players and free agents.

    Can one of you experts please enlighten me?

    GO FINS!! BEAT THE JETS!!:hang:
     
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  2. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    First of all Welcome!:up:

    Here you go:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d808736ba&template=with-video&confirm=true


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    AS you can see not much to it, really. Who wants to spend good money on scrubs?
     
  3. firedan

    firedan Well-Known Member

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    What it could mean to fans is a possible strike in 2 years if it goes unresolved.
     
  4. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    There will not be a strike. There will possibly be a lockout. The effect of both is a work-stoppage, but the owners have yet to offer a new CBA.
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  5. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    It means that Ronnie wont be a FA
     
  6. NorFlaFin

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    I had believed the uncapped year would allow teams to dump under performing players with larger cap numbers.

    A team like the Raiders could dump J. Russel without cap hit.
     
  7. SCPhinFan

    SCPhinFan Junior Member

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    I look at it like NorFlaFin in regards to being able to dump under performing players that would not be able to just flat out cut them due to the cap hit they would take. Without a salary cap, I see this being a big thing.

    Further, I think this would be a good chance for teams to lock-up young budding stars to long term deals and take a much bigger yearly salary in 2010 rather than give a huge bonus that gets prorated over the length of the contract. This will allow teams with big money llike Washington to do this. It would not work for teams with financial issues. It would also have to be players teams trust because as we all know, many of these players seem to take plays off once they have been paid.
     
  8. felly smarts

    felly smarts New Member

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    With out a salary cap, I see the owners locking the doors. And for good reasons. These rookies and their agents have ruined the game. Unproven rookies getting 54 million with 22 guaranteed is outrageous. That kind of money should go to guys that have proven themselves season after season. Jokeland is sitting on a 52 million dollar bust. Jamarcus Russell is the worst QB in the league.
     
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  9. The Conch Shell Guy

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    So you guys feel that this is a good thing?
     
  10. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    Well for one, i know Ronnie stays a Dolphins for at least one more season, without an extension.
     
  11. The Conch Shell Guy

    The Conch Shell Guy Wildcat Expert

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    Is that because no cap means ronnie is worth less?
     
  12. TheMageGandalf

    TheMageGandalf Senior Member

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    Not much if you want to maintain team chemistry.

    Going crazy will only make us the Redskins or even our team of 1995.

    So...it sounds great at first but in reality it isnt that big a deal unless there's a great WR out there or really any player that the Trifecta really likes that we can nab for X amount of dollars and our owner approves it.
     
  13. TheMageGandalf

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    I would imagine more since he can ask for whatever he wants.
     
  14. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    There is a clause in his contract that states if the agreement won't be reached, the cotnract automatically extends for one more season for the same base pay.
    Something like that.
    Basically, no agreement = Ronnie staying in MIA for 2010.
     

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