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Old 01-04-2011, 07:02 AM   #1
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Default Roger Goodell Writes Letter To Fans

http://www.boston.com/sports/footbal...+Football+news


Perhaps more noteworthy than what was in this letter is what was apparently not in it:

Any reference to a salary cap.

Does this mean that the owners might willing to ditch the cap in exchange for the 18-game schedule and rookie cost controls?
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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I personally like that they are getting rid of the ridiculous rookie salaries and spending that money on something much more important. Veteran players and retired players who have dedicated their life to this sport.

GO GO NFL! This just makes me happy.
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Note the carefully-coded phrase"rookie salary cap" - when in reality it works out as a salary cap for the first 3-5 years of a player's career, as the duration of the typical contract is in that range, at least for the top draft picks anyway.

This is a naked attempt by the owners to drive a wedge between the older players and the younger players. It's "divide and conquer" all the way.
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To me it just seems like they are finally doing what I think they should have done years ago. why the hell are we giving rookies 300 million dollar contracts before they have EVER taken a snap. WIN! Than you will get paid. If the rookies want they can take a smaller contract with less years...than get paid when its over.

It makes perfect sense.
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To me it just seems like they are finally doing what I think they should have done years ago. why the hell are we giving rookies 300 million dollar contracts before they have EVER taken a snap. WIN! Than you will get paid. If the rookies want they can take a smaller contract with less years...than get paid when its over.

It makes perfect sense.

Do you watch Perry Mason re-runs on a regular basis - and maybe you're forgetting that they're actually re-runs?

This ain't 1957, dude. With the enormous pressure college players like Cam Newton are under, particularly at this very time of year, an NFL "rookie" in this day and age is for all intents and purposes a fifth-year pro - at least if he attended what is fashionably referred to as an "AQ" school these days.

But back to my original premise: If the owners expect to get both an 18-game regular season and draconian salary restrictions on all younger players from here on, what are they prepared to give the union in exchange? Surely something - else there figures to be a long, ugly work stoppage.

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Really because your fifth years pros often end up as HORRIBLE busts with such a big pay day it doesnt even matter that they SUCKED.

Brady Quinn
Matt Leinart

even guys like Vince Young havent lived up to expectations...

dude why? Whats the point? You should get paid like 1 million dollars as a rookie, earn your paycheck.

The NCAA is NOT equivalent to the NFL, if it was they wouldnt bust so quickly.
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Could you walk into Champs 40 years ago and buy a jersey with a college player's name and number on it?

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